Fanview: September 20, 2016

Joe T.

Joe T….As always been a Carson Wentz fan.

By Joe Torosian

“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t know even where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”—Michael Scott

Kick it!

Right off the Top: I’d like to thank everyone for fighting with Tim Peterson on the comments thread of my Saturday column…Since The Peterson Principle routinely kicks Fanview’s butt, I’m grateful for the boost in my analytics.

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I was curious to see West Covina and Glendora (both teams need a win by the way) meeting this Friday on the same night they met in 2011…The Bulldogs won 20-19…and I think they’re going to take this one…20-10…I don’t have a hunch or a feeling…but I wanted to cover my tracks just in case it turns out like this…But I’ve seen the Tartans up close…and feel really good about this choice.

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First Add Rams: Glad, the team, is finally throwing the ball to Lance Kendricks…Always felt he was more than just a blocking tight end.

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On this date in 1974: Pasadena defeated St. Francis 20-14…San Marino’s Fred Cordova rushed for 149 yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Titans 21-0 win over Arcadia…Dan Hansen scored on a 3-yard run to give El Monte a 7-6 victory over Whittier…Azusa quarterback Richard Nyden rushed for two touchdowns, passed for another, and intercepted Rosemead quarterback Mike Rust in the third quarter to stop a drive in the Aztecs 30-7 victory over the Panthers…Monrovia quarterback Dale Bunn and halfback Obie Graves sparked the Wildcats to a 30-6 victory over La Puente…Temple City put together a 12-play, 77 yard drive and took six minutes off the fourth quarter clock that ended with fullback Mark Wright scoring from 3-yards out to give the Rams a 13-9 victory over San Gabriel.

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Joe T.'s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com “A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football “Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football “I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

Joe T.’s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com
“A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football
“Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football
“I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

I am openly anti-Dodger…I’m rooting against the Dodgers…I’ve reached a stage in my life where I despise the Dodgers…But I am very pro-Yasiel Puig…If the Giants Madison Bumgarner wants to do a mad dog routine, maybe he should save it for his team’s bullpen…maybe he should save it for his team’s front office…

Baseball players…professional baseball players…are the most entitled, self-righteous athletes on the planet…Colin Kaepernick is an easy mark right now, but baseball players don’t like people looking at them…they don’t like people who flip their bats…they don’t like players who have a home run trot that is too slow…or have a flap down when they run…they hate it when someone celebrates too much after a head-first slide into the third…and if you steal a base late in a game, against your hated rivals, your own teammates will turn on you…

Then when you say something about it, the MLB aristocracy and the praetorian guard made up of Bob Costas-George Will types will begin preaching the gospel of playing the game the right way…and everyone backs off…

Kaepernick (who I’m not even close to agreeing with) takes a knee, and everyone has a stroke.

Go Yasiel Puig…Go Clayton Kershaw…Go Vin Scully…Go Chavez Ravine…at least against the Giants…

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St. Francis has started the season 3-0 for the fourth consecutive year…Dorsey has speed…But when the sun comes up on Saturday morning the Golden Knights should be 4-0…

See me later about Buena Park in Week Five.

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Does “Bully Free Week” mean you’re free to bully someone? Does it mean you can bully someone next week but need to pay a fee to do so?

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From Fanview, September 8, 2016
“A feeling…call it a hunch (Ba-dum-chi!)…is saying, don’t write off Sam Bradford.”

Did you see what he did on Sunday night?

I hate to be that guy…then again, I really enjoy being that guy…but I told you so.

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On This Date Update: On this date in 1974, Temple City did beat San Gabriel 13-9…but they also beat SG on this date in 1985, 23-6. Dave Rodoracio carried the ball 23 times for 116 yards and scored on a 48-yard touchdown run to pace the Rams.

Weird…not really…TC played the Matadors again on September 20, 1991, and beat them 38-0.

Then again…it might get a little weird when you discover on September 20, 1996, the Rams beat San Gabriel, 49-7.

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So, do you have any compare-contrast thoughts about Jared Goff versus Carson Wentz…Or would it be better to compare Jared Goff to Brian Hoyer?

Wentz (I know it’s just been two games) looks like an NFL quarterback…Goff looks like he spent the last three years at Cal taking snaps out of the shotgun.

…But I want to believe…Help me with my unbelief…

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Last Add Dorsey: There’s a scoop…Dorsey has speed.

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Favorite Vin Scully Call: All of them…of course, that’s as easy as saying Dorsey as speed…But I think the one that got to me more than any other was R.J. Reynold’s squeeze bunt with Guerrero on third against the Atlanta Braves during a crucial September 11th game in 1983.

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El Monte and Mt. View meet this Friday for the 45th consecutive season…with the Lions leading the all-time series 31-13. This week’s game is the earliest the schools have met during the regular season since 1976 when they met on September 24…The Vikings won that night, 13-2.

With both teams at 2-2 this year…this one has big MVL ramifications.

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Speakes2Midbits (same as ‘Tidbits’)
Midbits: Former Temple City trenchman Tony Forrand turns 35 today.

Midbits: It was interesting to hear on the ESPN broadcast last night that Jay Cutler is the only player remaining on the Bears roster from 2009, 2010, and 2011…If there is anything I dislike about the NFL is the turnover in rosters…I get it and understand there is no putting the genie back in the bottle…My first full season following football was 1973 and by the time the Rams went to the Super Bowl in 1979, eleven players from the 40-man roster of 1973 were still with the club.

How much better would football be if, somehow, a soft-cap could be created to allow teams to retain more of their players? We’re always hearing about rebuilt/reconfigured offensive lines…defensive units…the Rams defense is great now but much better would it be if there was a structure in place that would have allowed them to keep a Janoris Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, or even a Jame Laurinaitis?

Midbits:…And Charlie Whitehurst continues to draw an NFL paycheck.

Midbits: Speaking of La Serna, its success, and its schedule…When was the last time they had a bad quarterback? Working back you’ve got Jonathan Ceballos, Enrique Pacheco, Frankie Palmer, Andrew Buenrostro, and Ben Burke…Few schools have had a sustained run like that.

Midbits: Last Add Dodgers: Thanks for nothing Time Warner/Current Dodgers ownership…Dirtbags…

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MLB GAMES JOE T. HAS WATCHED THIS SEASON (Minimum 5-innings)
New York Mets: 111
Los Angeles Dodgers: 17
San Francisco Giants: 14
Los Angeles Angels: 8
Quick Pitch (Watney/Ryan): 85

The Dude abides…

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Psalm 132

Contact Joe at joe@midvalleysports.com

Author of “Tangent Dreams: A High School Football Novel” available through amazon.com …and “The Dead Bug Tales” available this fall.

Follow Joe on Twitter @joet13b

“Joe T.’s Scoreboard” is found at www.midvalleynews.com every Wednesday & in the hard copy of the Mid Valley News, published every Wednesday.

 

8 Comments to "Fanview: September 20, 2016"

  1. Vikings's Gravatar Vikings
    September 21, 2016 - 5:59 pm | Permalink

    I was (may be exaggerating). TC can take comfort in the fact that Blair had, well, a Blair score against Marshall. Of course, it’s a sad day when TC takes comfort in that.

  2. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 21, 2016 - 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Yes Meow Cat,
    Big implications this week! Here is why:

    There are 33 leagues in Div 13. Arroyo and Rosemead are in Div 12 and 13. Rosemead’s only way into the Div 11 playoff will be to get a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the MVL. At 0-5 start they have no chance for an at-large birth. They can finish in the bottom of the division # 36 lets say, and still get in.
    Arroyo Div 12: Could get in with At-large birth, but more than likely (History repeating itself), Will get a 1st or second place. Now the fun starts!

    There are about 67 Leagues in Souther Section of CIF, of those leagues, only 27 (LOL), have teams that qualify and are in Division 13. Of those 27 leagues; the Arrowhead and Montview have all their teams are in Division 13. So, each will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place bids. If they all qualify above all the other #1, #2, and #3 teams by CIF power rating; not the coaches poll. (i.e. Duarte comes in 1st in Montview and Hamilton comes in 1st in Arrowhead), even if a team like Rancho Christian is ranked in the coaches poll and Maxpreps #1 and is the highest rated team they must earn one of their leagues placed bids, and not come in 4th place or they only could get in with an at-large birth, if they have any to give out.
    My numbers come up this way with the 27 leagues participating, and it is all speculation. So just wait for the last power rankings of the year.

    There will be 13 leagues with “0” (Zero) qualifiers teams of the 27. So 14 will have qualifiers.
    2- 1st Place teams for sure could be more.
    7- 2nd Place teams probably more.
    6- 3rd Place teams for sure, probably more, could be less.
    15- teams, that leaves only 1 At-Large birth. Maybe, could be more, or none.

    So you all understand, the CIF coaches polls mean absolutely nothing now nor at the end of the year, because its the power rankings that will only come into place with qualified teams. Then just maybe, come into place for an at-large birth.

    Good luck
    MVL

  3. September 21, 2016 - 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Lions vs Vikings. Who wins? Can the lions stop that run game? Can the Vikings stop the lion attack
    Rosemead vs Arroyo who wins? Will the Knights be at full strength? Is the drama over? Who starts at Qb for the panthers? Are they real or as bad as they’re record
    Who wins the battle of the beaks Gabrielino or South El Monte? Can Gab stop the SEM run game, can SEM play real defense?
    All games have huge league implications

  4. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    September 21, 2016 - 3:48 pm | Permalink

    @Vikings
    I wish I could argue with you but in reality it’s true. Who would ever have thought TC football would sink to this level? 75-7 against South Hills Really? Did they have a running clock after the opening kick off?

  5. Vikings's Gravatar Vikings
    September 21, 2016 - 3:23 pm | Permalink

    San Gabriel? TC had better start worrying about Blair.

  6. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 21, 2016 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    San Gabriel will beat TC this season.

  7. SoCal Bulldog's Gravatar SoCal Bulldog
    September 21, 2016 - 9:39 am | Permalink

    Is Palmer playing anywhere ?

    From Joe T.: Last I heard was he was just focusing on his studies and doing well.

  8. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 20, 2016 - 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Joe for the plug on La Serna’s QB history. Buenrostro was very intimating with his size and athleticism, but Frankie with his game knowledge, speed and what he did to Norwalk in the CIF championship game was amazing.

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