Jim Singiser on “Tangent Dreams”

Arroyo HC Jim Singiser and the Knights will host the annual SGV Shootout Saturday July 12

Arroyo HC Jim Singiser

(Arroyo head football coach Jim Singiser read Joe Torosian’s high school football novel, “Tangent Dreams” and provides this review.)

By Jim Singiser

I always have felt that the truly gifted teachers were also great storytellers. Similarly, I have always felt that the best books are those that bring the reader into the story.

What Joe has captured is that beautiful mesh between being a teacher and an impassioned teller of our story. I have been a football coach in the SGV for the past 23 years and have often said that if someone could “mic” us up during a game they could make a ton of money.

Half of us would be fired, but it would be entertaining as hell to get a true glimpse of what our world truly involves. Of course, it had to take someone who has spent countless hours on the sidelines to capture a literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season.

To do what we do on a yearly basis you have to love coaching and love football. To be able to represent it the way “Tangent Dreams” has is evidence that Joe has the same passion and love for the game as those of us on the sidelines or on the field.

It was an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.

Tangent Dreams is available through Amazon.com

"This book has been such a breath of fresh air. Reminding me why I sit on bleachers and what a community is all about. Most importantly what high school football is all about. I read the book 3 times." "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)

“This book has been such a breath of fresh air. Reminding me why I sit on bleachers and what a community is all about. Most importantly what high school football is all about. I read the book 3 times.”
“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)

5 Comments to "Jim Singiser on “Tangent Dreams”"

  1. Haha's Gravatar Haha
    August 24, 2016 - 5:50 am | Permalink

    One of the best coaches ever haha yea right with all that talent he gets every year he has been to the semi’s once and does not dominat the way he should. He recruits and has all the coaches he needs every year. That place should be a football factory but he doesn’t care about the players he and his staff are selfish and feel entitled. When you have talent you have to coach your ass off and the arroyo staff doesn’t do that. Rosemead does more with less every year.

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 23, 2016 - 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Honestly one of the best coaches ever, all that needs to be said.

  3. Lover's Gravatar Lover
    August 23, 2016 - 10:13 am | Permalink

    Blah blah blah whatever stop kissing butt

  4. Bp's Gravatar Bp
    August 23, 2016 - 7:17 am | Permalink

    Just don’t let this guy write anything about how to act like a head coach at a passing league game!

  5. Joe Pulitzer's Gravatar Joe Pulitzer
    August 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    “A story that will truly transcend time.” Wow!! Just like the Bible. But not quite. You can get a Bible for free from the Gideons.

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