The Peterson Principle: 7/18/2016

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

It’s the middle of July. The football fans are getting restless. I get it. But I’m still not sure how a “Chalk Talk” about the “Spot Route” turns into a blog about the pros and cons of Cathedral football. Okay, mostly cons.

I don’t know exactly how all the recruiting works but I do know this. Cathedral is a private school so when kids come there by way of other schools there’s technically nothing illegal about it. You might not like the school suggesting to a kid that they should “come on over” at a passing league or a camp but it’s not against the rules. I mean it’s perfectly legal. Maybe not cool, and definitely frowned upon, but not illegal.

And seriously nobody is placing a gun to the kids heads to enroll at Cathedral. If they don’t want to transfer, then don’t transfer. Yes, I do get sick of hearing a coach tell me “Oh, that kid? Yeah he transferred to Cathedral” when I inquire about a player from the previous season. But the bottom line is it’s ultimately the player’s choice. He could have stayed if he wanted to. Transfers happen every year, more so now than ever, but if you don’t want to transfer then don’t transfer.

"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)

Oh and another thing about “Chalk Talk.” These coaches that write them aren’t claiming that they invented anything or are actually the one that designed the play or scheme. They are simply writing about how they execute it or how and why they use it. Former Rosemead HC Matt Koffler once sent me a “Chalk Talk” on “Double Tights.” Did he invent the formation that has two tight ends? Of course not. But he liked to use it and his team had success running it so he wrote about how it was utilized.

“Chalk Talk” is great. It helps me and hopefully the reader better understand the game and learn how certain plays or schemes are executed. Just enjoy it. Don’t try to read anything into it.

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Anybody else sick of “Deflate Gate” yet? That dead horse hasn’t just been beaten. It’s been tied, beaten, and dragged through the town over and over again for everybody to see. Tom Brady isn’t going to appeal the latest decision so hopefully we’ll never hear about it again.

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I’ve seen Arcadia this summer, I like Arcadia, and although the Apaches can be…for the lack of a better word, salty, they do have the athletes to back it up. Only one problem. I saw the same thing last year prior to the season and they went 5-5 and missed the playoffs. They lost key games to Burbank and Burroughs and lost by a point to Crescenta Valley in the season finale which knocked them out of the post season. The Apaches look like a team that can do it. But I don’t need to hear it. I need to see it.

That’s my principle.

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

16 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 7/18/2016"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 22, 2016 - 11:38 am | Permalink

    @ downtown downey. Their really isn’t nothing left to give an answer or to admit to. The Atomic bomb has been dropped on cathedral fan in this blog. Truth is they can’t give answer because they don’t know how to answer it. But you can’t blame them for not defending what they only see and know. They don’t know what goes on behind closed doors of Coach Pearsons office and what come in and out of his hidden passage way. Can’t answer your questions if they don’t know. The only thing they can say is why you hating, we are big time, we are elite but at the end of the day you can’t fault the kids or the parents for what Pearson makes them believe.

  2. @DowneyCoaches's Gravatar @DowneyCoaches
    July 22, 2016 - 11:07 am | Permalink

    Ditto!

  3. July 22, 2016 - 9:37 am | Permalink

    So I guess there will be no reply to the questions. I figured as much. Typical!

  4. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    July 22, 2016 - 7:08 am | Permalink

    LOL!! Danny works with QB’s he doesn’t These QB’s already have talent and have put in the work. Danny just takes them and has them do some drills, post them on social media and then takes credit.
    Nava was already a stud.
    Maier was already good
    Polanco, well Polanco always works with different coaches.

  5. Really's Gravatar Really
    July 21, 2016 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    @Peterson
    Can you start a blog just for the cathedral people? This is getting ridiculous. They same the same thing in every post, it’s driving people away from the topic…

  6. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    July 21, 2016 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I think the dislike for coach P goes further than one man (coach Will). I think Pearson has made more than just one enemy. I also think that Will should know a bit more about how Cathedral operates considering he was on the CHS staff.

    I speak as a parent. I had my experience with CHS. It wasn’t pleasant. I will not get into specifics but I can tell you that a lot of fabled promises were thrown out there. If I wasn’t gullible enough to believe empty promises, I too would be a bitter parent. I was smart enough to know and had enough knowledge of HS sports to understand how things work.

  7. July 21, 2016 - 11:53 am | Permalink

    Coach Danny is fat? Are we talking about the same guy? Danny isn’t fat!

  8. SGVN's Gravatar SGVN
    July 21, 2016 - 10:27 am | Permalink

    He was coaching a Wolverines team in Pico, all he managed to pull to Cathedral from Pico is his son, no on else took that bait.

  9. Back2Back's Gravatar Back2Back
    July 21, 2016 - 9:24 am | Permalink

    Lol. Wow. Smith park was built for Danny. I didn’t know Danny had it like that. A city and park say we need a field so cathedral can work out of. Build Danny a field. And you are so right the big time elite cathedral was about to go into a D1 program where all the Catholic schools like cathedral, Serra Chaminade, oaks Christian , Alemany where all going to be in the same leauge. Who do you think threw the white flag and protested to get out of the leauge. Please take a wild guess. That’s right Coach Pearson. Why? 0-5 in league is why. Lol. Lol smith park made for Danny you to funny. But they have it harder than everyone else. Remember that.

  10. July 21, 2016 - 7:58 am | Permalink

    Not a big fan of Cathedral. I’ve seen firsthand just how they approach kids. My nephew was told exactly what people are saying. D1 scholarship, we’re gonna play on ESPN yadda yadda yadda. I think it’s pretty sad these guys or one specifically would take advantage of these kids ambitions. I wonder how many Pico Rivera kids took the bait. I wonder how many more will bite the hook as I hear this coach still practices out of Smith Park. Thankfully my nephew has a strong enough and a smart enough family to evaluate his own situation. But that kind of attention is tough to turn down at 13 or 14

  11. ?'s Gravatar ?
    July 21, 2016 - 1:54 am | Permalink

    Joe dude is right. DD posts at 11:04 then DD answers himself at 11:06. Very sad and pathetic. Kind of like that guy in the Psycho movie when he talks to himself through his dead mom. Get help Downtown.

  12. SGVN's Gravatar SGVN
    July 20, 2016 - 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Danny makes all the QB’s in So Cal Right, Smith Park in Pico was built for Danny to train these QBs. He trained Nava from Rosemead, Maier from SP, Polanco from Garfield, Cathedral should be D-1.

  13. July 20, 2016 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    fan of D1, D1 fan. real original. If anyone is the same person it’s those two names!

  14. July 20, 2016 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Lol… All one person. Lol
    There are more than a few people commenting on this blog about cathedral. You’re kidding yourself if you think the word isn’t out on you. I don’t know will, I don’t know anyone at So gate and I don’t post anonymously. I am DowntownDowney.
    P.s I’m still waiting on that response…. Did Pee attack a referee with punches?
    Did he almost attack a referee at this years Air assault?
    Did he steal (recruit) two senior RBs and use neither?
    Did he hold camps at Muir and Monrovia?
    Does Danny train the Monrovia QB?
    Did cathedral steal multiple kids from there?
    Why does Pee schedule such a weak preseason?
    Why did he beg and threaten litigation against playing Alemany and Chaminade?
    Why did he run and hide after the loss to Downey two years ago?
    Why is he promising an Eight grader playing time when he has a legit 3 year starter at QB?
    Why does he hire such bad youth coaches as his assistants?
    Is the dad of your star player really the DC?
    Does this sound big time?

  15. HS football's Gravatar HS football
    July 20, 2016 - 10:41 pm | Permalink

    When you have a university host their football camp on your campus, it doesn’t not give you the right to contact the kids attending the camp. That is what what you POS coaches do at Cathderal along with other BS. No one is bashing kids here it’s you the adults. If you get transfers you get them…..Look at La Mirada

  16. D1 Fan's Gravatar D1 Fan
    July 20, 2016 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Everybody is right. Anonymous & Downtown Will So. gate Coach is the same person. Get a Life.

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