The Peterson Principle: 6/13/2016

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

It’s a different game now. Boston’s Kevin McHale clothes lined the Lakers’ Kurt Rambis in the 1984 NBA Finals and all he received was a personal foul.

Isaiah Thomas of Detroit was hammered to the floor by best friend Magic Johnson in the 1988 Finals and he was called for a foul as well. Not a technical, not a flagrant one or two or whatever other number you want to place on it, just a plain old pedestrian personal foul. Thomas went to the free throw line to shoot two shots.

"Anyone who has a kid trying out for his High School football team needs to read this book. Torosian has taken his 20 some years of reporting on Prep sports, mixed a healthy dose of San Gabriel Valley insider references and created a very readable first effort." "A page turner...I'm sorry it's over! Is a sequel in the works?" "Torosian does for high school football what Hemingway did for the Spanish Civil War...compelling look beyond the scoreboard and into the lives of players..." "A truly great story unfolds in the pages of Joe Torosian's first novel. With high school football at its core, the story of Dale Andrade shows how a young man grows in all aspects of his life thanks to being a part of a team and a football community." “This is a great read for everyone: from those who love high school football to those who have no idea about the game.” "This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room..." Joe Torosian's high school football novel is available through Amazon.com --click pic-- (Cover by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com)

“Anyone who has a kid trying out for his High School football team needs to read this book. Torosian has taken his 20 some years of reporting on Prep sports, mixed a healthy dose of San Gabriel Valley insider references and created a very readable first effort.”
“A page turner…I’m sorry it’s over! Is a sequel in the works?”
“Torosian does for high school football what Hemingway did for the Spanish Civil War…compelling look beyond the scoreboard and into the lives of players…”
“A truly great story unfolds in the pages of Joe Torosian’s first novel. With high school football at its core, the story of Dale Andrade shows how a young man grows in all aspects of his life thanks to being a part of a team and a football community.”
“This is a great read for everyone: from those who love high school football to those who have no idea about the game.”
“This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room…”
Joe Torosian’s high school football novel is available through Amazon.com –click pic–
(Cover by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com)

Now Golden State’s Draymond Green flails away at Cleveland’s LeBron James’ “mid section”…and misses… and he gets suspended for one game and a flagrant foul. I understand the need to protect the players and curb the violence but again Green didn’t even connect. Back in the day this wouldn’t have even been reviewed. It’s just two players being competitive in the NBA Finals.

A couple of other things stand out as well. How was Green suspended for Game 5 when he was allowed to play against Oklahoma City after clearly kicking Steven Adams in the groin? The League is stating that it wasn’t the one act that caused the suspension but the number of flagrants that Green has accumulated. Ok, but it still doesn’t make sense that Green would get a flagrant when he never actually touched James.

Secondly, isn’t it funny that LeBron James, who knocked Green to the ground, then stepped over him in an act of intimidation walks away with only a technical? At this point what penalty is a tech? Just wondering…if the situation was reversed and James was the one in the position where one more flagrant would lead to a suspension and he took a swipe at Green would he be playing Monday night? Just a hunch but I’m guessing yes.

When James is more worried about scrapping with Green or jawing with Stephen Curry you know he doesn’t have much else left.

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When Kenley Jansen starts blowing saves you know the Dodgers are in trouble. For once I couldn’t blame Dave Roberts for going to somebody else in the bullpen after Jansen let it get away Saturday night. The offense can be stagnant at times but it’s clear the Dodgers biggest need before the trade deadline is relief pitching.

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I know high school transfers are criticized, scrutinized and dissected six ways from Sunday but the truth of the matter is that in this day and age it’s standard procedure – another day at the office. I don’t know all the details (have heard a few) but no matter how you slice it, Kevin Thomas is a great pick up for Northview.

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There’s at least three more big passing tournaments on the horizon in the next few weeks. The Bonita Air Assault is at the end of June, and the SGV Shootout at Arroyo is set for the second week of July. And it all begins this Saturday June 18 with the “Rumble at the Ranch” at El Rancho.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at tim@midvalleysports.com or on Twitter @tspeterson40.

21 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 6/13/2016"

  1. BG fan's Gravatar BG fan
    June 15, 2016 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    @93 Don we have that Deed and won’t give it up not with Beltran running the show

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 15, 2016 - 7:05 am | Permalink

    hate Lebron he is not all that, he is good maybe great but he is a arrogant, and not the KING

  3. BG FB fan for life's Gravatar BG FB fan for life
    June 15, 2016 - 6:58 am | Permalink

    @93Dons…..The last time I remember BG Dropped 41 on them @the Ranch it was a heck of a quarterback duel , both quarterbacks combined for 800-plus yards BG you know

  4. 93Don's Gravatar 93Don
    June 14, 2016 - 11:28 pm | Permalink

    ok I’ll play also, last time ER played at BG Joey Sanchez dropped a 52 spot on BG and took that deed.

  5. 93Don's Gravatar 93Don
    June 14, 2016 - 11:24 pm | Permalink

    I myself had a nephew play for Lopez, there was some positives and we are thankful for what he did during his 3 years, but the way in which he lied to everyone and then left the team hanging high and dry caused that 1-9 season, that’s unforgivable. Medrano had the chance to leave Bonta hanging high and dry back in May of 2015 for ER, he said nope I’m not willing to do this to my players, he did the correct thing and waited until the offseason giving Bonita all the time in the world to figure things out. The true ER faithful wish Lopez would have done that, but he was chasing money. Look at his CIF coaches wanted ad, “we’re one of the highest paying districts in California,” need I say more?

  6. Rumble Reconsidered's Gravatar Rumble Reconsidered
    June 14, 2016 - 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Contrary to what some may think, Lopez does have a certain attachment to Pico Rivera. Consider that it was this city which gave him his first head coaching job, and it was at ER that he discovered he needed a defensive coordinator, among other insights that can only come from being the guy in charge. I believe the first-round playoff loss to Burbank was also a learning experience for Vinnie, something he will be on guard to avoid in the future. Did I mention that he left the best logo the school has ever had? Yeah, but I thought I’d say it again.

  7. ?'s Gravatar ?
    June 14, 2016 - 8:54 pm | Permalink

    You mean both you and your wife went to El Rancho and married then stayed in Pico Rivera so all your children could also graduate from El Rancho (sounds like you had at least 4) which would put you and your wife in your what 50’s if your youngest graduated in 2014 coached by Lopez and you never left the bosum of Pico Rivera? Who are you guys because you deserve the pat on the back not Lopez. He only lasted three unremarkable seasons and split from Pico as fast as he could. You guys hung on to the bitter end.

  8. BG fan's Gravatar BG fan
    June 14, 2016 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait for the black and blue game we own the deed to the Ranch.

  9. Pico Resident's Gravatar Pico Resident
    June 14, 2016 - 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I am a long time resident of Pico Rivera. In fact I attended El Rancho as well as my wife and all of our children. My youngest player three seasons for Coach Lopez and I am grateful for all that he did while he was here. I understand that people leave jobs, and last year was no different. Sounds to me like you want to point the finger at everyone but your kid or the staff that was brought in. He did great things for our son’s, our program and our community. I felt a renewed sense of pride when I would wear anything El Rancho. So Coach Lopez thank you for your dedicated years of service and I wish you the best.

  10. Pacifica Tourney's Gravatar Pacifica Tourney
    June 14, 2016 - 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Sadly, the phrase ‘Rumble at the Ranch’ is toast, but that shouldn’t keep Lopez from inventing a clever name for his own event. In keeping with his little Saigon location, I suggest the name ‘Meeting at the Mekong’ as a way to stir interest in his new locale.

  11. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    June 14, 2016 - 3:03 pm | Permalink

    So who will get the early boot tonight from Warriors to extend it to a game 7? Now we’re talkin money.

  12. Semper Titanius's Gravatar Semper Titanius
    June 14, 2016 - 11:42 am | Permalink

    As last night demonstrated, the league suspended Dray for one reason: to help extend the series.
    #NBAisfixed

  13. Rumble Reconsidered's Gravatar Rumble Reconsidered
    June 14, 2016 - 10:18 am | Permalink

    Those who say Lopez “stole” the helmet logo from Santa Ana College should also be steamed at whoever “stole” the shield from its originator back in the day. Come to think of it, we’re all thieves for using the alphabet in our writing, because it was somebody else’s creation.

  14. @?'s Gravatar @?
    June 14, 2016 - 8:27 am | Permalink

    Hahahahaha

  15. ?'s Gravatar ?
    June 14, 2016 - 6:40 am | Permalink

    Quit posting about yourself Lopez. It’s embarrassing. You have been run out of town so leave it at that. Bye,bye now.

  16. Dominguez's Gravatar Dominguez
    June 13, 2016 - 11:24 pm | Permalink

    In 2012 ER should have made the playoffs but blew a 12 point lead in the 4th to Santa Fe. 2013 the team actually did well considering we played for league in week 10 vs la Serna. 2014 should not have ended in a 1st round exit to Burbank, heck that team should not have ended 8-2 and should have gone 10-0 during regular season. 2/3 years should have achieved more. It’s not the rumble at the ranch, it’s just the El Rancho Passing tournament, might I also add that Willie Reyna ran a passing tournament for years going back to about 2004, should we hail the almighty uncle Willie? Lopez ripoff logo is long gone, the old school El Rancho shield is being used, Lopez logo was eradicated last season after he left us high and dry when just hours before he swore up and down passons he was here to stay, the only Pico people that are on Lopez sack are the ones who left to follow him at Pacifica.

  17. @DUmmy's Gravatar @DUmmy
    June 13, 2016 - 10:45 pm | Permalink

    First league championship they got in 17 years. That man is a terrible coach. Won more league games than the four previous coaches did combined. Should’ve fired him. You Pico Homers are clueless. I’m sure you are the reason he left. Probably got tired of the daddies who thought they knew it all but didn’t know jack. Sure hope Medrano can sniff at least two league championships in his first three seasons. Wait. Tell us all again how that team was loaded because of Zepada but yet every single kid on the roster lived in Pico and went to play for the school they were zoned for.

  18. Rumble Reconsidered's Gravatar Rumble Reconsidered
    June 13, 2016 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    A coach worth his salt should be able to (at minimum) finish third in league within three years of being hired. This makes allowance for the fact that some guys are slow builder types. Lopez finished SECOND in league in his second year, and first in league in his third. Anyone who claims this wasn’t good enough is making unreasonable demands, and I invite them to show how they could do better.
    Incidentally, this criteria of finishing in at least third place within three years is also the standard to which the new coach (Medrano) should be held. It’s not so much a case of putting pressure on the head man, rather it’s a situation where the KIDS deserve this kind of result at least once every three years.

  19. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    June 13, 2016 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

    @don’t understand
    You’re right. Only 1 league championship in 3 years. What an underachiever! If he was really any good he should have won league all 3 years right? Regardless of talent, parent involvement or admin support. Your standard for determining success seem a little unrealistic. Do you apply the same standard to your own life?

  20. Don't Understand's Gravatar Don't Understand
    June 13, 2016 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Take a step back Rumble Reconsidered, Lopez ripped that logo off from Santa Ana Community College. I don’t understand why Lopez is loved? He underachieved the 3 years he was there, yes he won a league championship but it can’t just be about that one league championship! A reason for the debacle last year was because he left El Rancho high and dry!

  21. Rumble Reconsidered's Gravatar Rumble Reconsidered
    June 13, 2016 - 12:30 pm | Permalink

    If the ER production is still called ‘Rumble at the Ranch’, score one for Lopez, whose soul apparently still reverberates through the hearts of Pico residents. His helmet logo is still a classic, something that obviously should be made mandatory on all sports apparel, school stationary and unisex restroom doors.

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