(cover art by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com

(cover art by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com

A high school football novel by Joe Torosian will be available at the end of November through Amazon.

“Joe has captured the essence of the high school football experience. You don’t have to have played or coached to be instantly engaged in the story and identify with the characters. A great read!…Lots of laughs and memories from what high school football is like on the inside.”—Mike Mooney

“A very accurate account of high school football.”—Jon Dimalante

“F-bombing Papa Joe, has written something truly great here…He’s done a great job capturing the moments in the life of a high school football player both big and small from a unique angle.”—Josh Ouellette

(Cover by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com)

16 Comments to "“TANGENT DREAMS”"

  1. Coach GHernandez's Gravatar Coach GHernandez
    November 18, 2015 - 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Commenting on my phone I don’t know why it only let’s me write so much. But Taps took care of it so it’s cool.

  2. Joe Pulitzer's Gravatar Joe Pulitzer
    November 18, 2015 - 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Should not the title reflect something about the book for the shopper just browsing. Like “North Dallas Forty”, “Ball Four”, ‘The Karate Kid”? Tangent Dreams you will find in the Psychiatry section.

    From Joe T.: Cliche…Cliche…Cliche…I make this promise though…if you buy a copy, or ten, I’ll consult you on the title of my next sports book. 🙂

  3. Mid Valley Maven's Gravatar Mid Valley Maven
    November 18, 2015 - 1:01 pm | Permalink

    @Taps: before I move on, I owe you an apology. If your stats concerning PATs is correct, Ceniceros absolutely made the right call on that fateful play. From my perspective, it’s unfortunate that the kick was blocked, and for this we must give credit to the scrappy La Serna defense. I wish you and the Chino contingent the best of luck as you continue your playoff surge.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 18, 2015 - 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Maybe MidValleyMaven is bitter because he just can’t figure out how to stop the Double Wing!!

  5. Taps's Gravatar Taps
    November 18, 2015 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    To MVM:

    Checking up on stats from then (2013-2014 season), Norwalk was 75 for 76 for PATs that year. An astounding 98.6% success rate (but Ceniceros’ special teams are so poorly coached). So since the field goal that would’ve iced the game for Norwalk was from the 4 yard line (pretty much an extra point), anyone who would’ve done anything other than a field goal on 4th down would’ve been out of their minds. Kick was blocked and the rest is history, even though Norwalk battled and regained the lead and LS’s winning throw came on 4th down in 2OT…Coach Ceniceros has moved on, why don’t you move on; Go coach a Jr. All-American team and lie to them & their parents about your great exploits…better yet, move outta your mama’s basement first…

  6. Mid Valley Maven's Gravatar Mid Valley Maven
    November 17, 2015 - 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I thank GHernandez for his multiple comments on this thread, particularly the one which explains that Norwalk lost because Palmer was throwing against a green D-back. I had always assumed the blocked field goal and subsequent runback was the pivotal play in that sequence.

  7. Coach GHernandez's Gravatar Coach GHernandez
    November 16, 2015 - 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Joe dude what’s up shoot me a copy, I better have a spot somewhere in the “the knuckle tattoo sports writer.”

    Love you man you’ve taught me a lot as well.

  8. Coach GHernandez's Gravatar Coach GHernandez
    November 16, 2015 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    So MVM if you’re a fellow coach talking this madness write your name so we could call out your short comings on the field I mean of course and if you’re just a keyboard warrior keep on so we know you’re just a joke wishing you were on the sidelines somewhere.

  9. November 16, 2015 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Donnie Darko

  10. Coach GHernandez's Gravatar Coach GHernandez
    November 16, 2015 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I could only hope one day when I’m ready to try to be a HC be as succesfull as Coach C with not missing the playoffs in 10yrs as an HC and doing it with a frosh and JV team from last year, now in the quarterfinals of the Central Division.

  11. Coach GHernandez's Gravatar Coach GHernandez
    November 16, 2015 - 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I’ve coached under Coach C for two years now not only has he made me a better coach but also person. The hardwork and time he puts in to his team is not matched, I covered football for 6yrs for MVS nobody compares. Norwalk was missing their best DB if he was there that game winning catch doesn’t happen.

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 16, 2015 - 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Mid Valley Maven must be a disgruntled pop warner coach! We we all know who you really are. Very confident behind your moniker, but in real life nothing but a wanna be coach!

  13. Mid Valley Maven's Gravatar Mid Valley Maven
    November 16, 2015 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I was going to publish my own tome on the Norwalk-La Serna game, but then I realized that publishing these days is in sad shape…sort of like the special teams of a Ceniceros-led program. I do, of course, congratulate Torosian for completing his book, and also thank commenter ‘Chino’ for revealing his own birth name on this site.

  14. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    November 16, 2015 - 1:13 pm | Permalink

    You really kept this under wraps. I had no idea you were writing a book. Hopefully SGHS got a mention for their 2011 season. BTW Alex “Crispy” Villalobos was part of the Univ. of La Verne championship team this past weekend.

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 16, 2015 - 11:51 am | Permalink

    cool art work…

  16. Chino's Gravatar Chino
    November 16, 2015 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    Wow! Congratulations Joe on your book. Well deserved! You are a hard working man, who would know a thing or two about writing a book about high school football.

    On a side note: Maybe mid valley maven will be next in the publishing world. He can write a book on the Norwalk La Serna game that so negatively affected him. I wonder if the publishing company would let him publish as mid valley maven or would he have to use his own name?

    Anyways good job Joe.

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