By Joe Torosian
“Jerry, just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.”—George Costanza
Right off the Top: I was this close to taking the El Monte job…and then Jesse Ceniceros swooped in to steal it from me.
I had a column set and ready to go after the NFL Draft…But I hated the Los Angeles Rams picks so much that I had to decompress for three weeks…But…While I might not have liked the draft if they help get the Rams to the playoffs—or at least beyond 7-9 bolshoi—then Jimmy Crack Corn And I Don’t Care!
Last Add El Monte Gig: I’ve won several “Talking Football” & “Folded-Paper/Table Top League” championships…
What schools would you like to see in a CIF final? Regardless of divisions, what schools would you like to see? Back in the day I always wanted to see San Dimas play West Covina…
I can say this—barring a clerical error or administrative interferences—when South El Monte goes to B.L. Bergstrom on October 6 to play Arroyo it will feel and appear like a CIF final…kinda-sorta, like a “Fate of The World” game…
Really Last Add El Monte: Some school in need of a varsity baseball coach next year ought to give Steve Urena a call…Of course, he’s kind of a one-trick pony…All he does is win…But winning doesn’t seem to be a priority in most places these days.
Lessoned learned the last two weeks—in my on-going war against the Dodgers while supporting the Mets—is that it’s a lot easier to talk trash when your team is winning.
Midbits (same as ‘Tidbits’)
Midbits: Did you know that former San Marino HC, D.R. Moreland is now on John Tuttle’s staff at Mark Keppel…Keppel has two coaches on staff with head coaching experience…San Gabriel still needs one…just one…I’m thinking about submitting my resume to Keith Jones…
Midbits: Do you know who the Los Angeles Angels best hitter was this spring? It was Jefry Marte. Do you know who the Angels optioned to Salt Lake City on Sunday? Jefry Marte.
Midbits: As a Rams fan or as Jared Goff, do you/would you feel comfortable with Greg Robinson starting at right tackle?
Midbits: Have not seen an NBA game this season…No wonder I’ve been in such a good mood.
Midbits: Will Brandon Nguyen be San Gabriel’s quarterback this season?
The Dude abides…
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