By Joe Torosian
“Do I dare disturb the universe? In a minute there is time. For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”—T.S. Eliot
Right off the Top: I always knew about Hall of Fame Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne’s curse after he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Steelers while Ike was still in the White House.
I did not know that current Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford went to the same high school as Layne.
Man, cue the Twilight Zone music.
Reminder to Green Bay Packers Fans: Jared Cook giveth…and Jared Cook taketh away…over and over again.
Who would you rather be…A Raiders fan seeing your team in the playoffs for the first time in 14 years with Connor Cook making his first start…or a Texans fan seeing your team in the playoffs again with Brock Osweiler at quarterback?
Speaking of which…why didn’t the Raiders go vertical?
Do the Dodgers have a second baseman yet?
Remember, way back, what a high school football game looked like when the local cable channel was providing coverage? Shaky, bouncy, and all the action was from field level?
Re-watching the Arroyo CIF title win, which holds up as well as a Seinfeld episode, I was thinking how far the broadcasting has come.
My thought, now, is that Fox should incorporate some overhead drones to give us that angle.
I know there’s a CIF “rule” about drones, but that didn’t seem to stop the ones I saw this season…give the rights to Fox and take the coverage to another level…
I’m waiting for the Facebook link to show up saying:
“20 Things The Producers of “Bishop Amat Football” Hid From Fans”
Followed by the: “20 Things The Producers of “Mid Valley Sports” Hid From Fans”
I have to say; I’m really not interested in the Clemson-Alabama game…the national championship game…Nope…No Sam Darnold…No Joe T. watching…
Besides getting a new offensive line it is imperative that the Rams re-sign Trumaine Johnson and T.J. McDonald…
Note to Rams: Trade Todd Gurley while he still has value.
Midbits (same as ‘Tidbits’)
Midbits: Arroyo alum Bill Hobbs turns 54 today. Hobbs was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the 1981 MLB Draft. He was a left-handed pitcher. In the same draft, the Cubs selected Joe Carter, Vance Loveless, and Darrin Jackson…Hobbs chose to attend Cal State Fullerton.
Midbits: It would have been nice to hear some boos from the fans at the Coliseum last Sunday afternoon as the Rams were in the midst of being hammered, 44-6 by the Arizona Cardinals…While attending my first Rams game at the Coliseum since 1978 all I noticed was an improvement in the food selections and a bunch of fans, wearing jerseys, wanting to appear on Flex-Cam…as far as caring about what was happening the field…It did not seem to be a priority.
Midbits: Finally, the Kansas City Royals traded Jarrod Dyson. That guy’s been on the block in KC since Willie Wilson was playing there.
Midbits: If you’ve ever been around Peterson or Barker in the morning…then you’d know the Legion of Boom has a entirely different meaning.
Midbits: “What’s the last possible day I have to take my Christmas tree down?”—South El Monte alum Annette Storms
The Dude abides…
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Author of “Tangent Dreams: A High School Football Novel” available through amazon.com …and “The Dead Bug Tales” available this fall.
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