Fanview: April 21, 2016

Joe T.

Joe T.’s trying to figure out why women like Nolan Arenado.

By Joe Torosian

“The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care.”—Peter Gibbons

Kick it!

Right off the Top: I guess Ross StriplingMania is over for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It’s cool, Dodger fans get to see Clayton Kershaw pitch against the Atlanta Braves this morning.

Oh yeah,…that’s right…they won’t.


Goff? The last Goff I saw at quarterback played for San Dimas in the late 1980’s.


Can Chance Bell and the Indians rise up to beat St. Francis?

Chance Bell is a young man with choices.

Burroughs running back Chance Bell, who is heading into this third year as the Indians starting running back, has received offers from Illinois, Iowa St., Northern Arizona, and Eastern Washington.

“He’s only 832 yards away from breaking the school rushing record,” said former Burroughs HC Keith Knoop. “And we have a long list of studs.”

Knoop said he expects more offers to come.

Bell has rushed for 2,502 yards and 32 touchdowns. He trails the two below:
Xander Anding (2010 & 2011): 3,345 yards & 35 touchdowns.
Dominique Barnes (2007 & 2008): 3,078 yards & 41 touchdowns.


I don’t blame ESPN for firing Curt Schilling…I blame Schilling for working for such a ridiculous outfit.

If three college professors and a senator declared the name “Angels” violated the separation of ‘church and sport’ ESPN would reference the team Mike Trout plays for as the Los Angeles American League Franchise.

Which would work out great for Arte Moreno…it’s been a while since the club had a name change.


What is it women see in Nolan Arenado? (Photo by Joe T.)

What is it women see in Nolan Arenado? (Photo by Joe T.)

Is it just me or have the Colorado Rockies become fun to watch? I’ve always held that the best thing about Rockies baseball was Coors Field…but this team is pretty good.

…And I’ve always been a Nolan Arenado fan!


Sorry to hear about the passing of Pearl Washington. I’m old enough to remember hearing about him when he was being recruited and Dick Vitale declaring him a Diaper Dandy after he landed at Syracuse…But I thought, with much less fanfare, Sherman Douglas was a superior point guard. (“General Sherman” also had a hands-down better pro career) It seemed Douglas didn’t need to dominate the ball as much as Washington did, and it was with Douglas the Orangemen reached the NCAA finals in 1987.

Last Add Syracuse Point Guards: Neither could be trusted at the foul line.


"This book brings you onto the field and locker room..." Joe Torosian's high school football novel is available through (Cover by Pat Cherry

“This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room…”
Joe Torosian’s high school football novel is available through
(Cover by Pat Cherry

First Add Alhambra: The Moors haven’t beaten Bell Gardens or Montebello since 2011. They have not bested Schurr since 2012.


What happened on Survivor Wednesday Night:

Cold blooded!

Tai’s move to get rid of former NBA big man Scot Pollard was hardcore and the one move that might save on of the worst season’s of Survivor.

It still might not be enough.


Never take an expensively educated person for a highly educated person. And never take a highly educated person for an expensively educated one.


Next to Last Add Almont: With information about the new football divisions starting to see some light it might be good to go back and refresh ourselves.

Mark Keppel through the first 16 seasons of the 21st century is 0-80 in Almont League play.


Midbits (same as ‘Tidbits’)
Midbits: Former West Covina linebacker Roger Paez turns 23 today. Paez was a member of the Bulldogs 2010 CIF champion team.

Midbits: Milwaukee Brewers first baseman is the second coming of the Bogalusa Bomber.

Midbits: How much money did the Philadelphia Eagles give Chase Daniel?

Midbits: “Even Orwell wasn’t prescient enough to hatch the phrase ‘mandated sensitivity training.’”—Dennis Miller

Midbits: Have you seen Sheehan Ramirez play linebacker for Alhambra? He’s fun to watch.

New York Mets: 12
San Francisco Giants: 4
Los Angeles Dodgers: 2
Los Angeles Angels: 1
Quick Pitch (Watney/Ryan): 14

The Dude abides…


Psalm 114:7

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