Fanview: May 15, 2017

Joe T. has always been a fan of Temple City football...and the Mets.

Joe T. in the face of recent struggles…still is a Mets fan!

By Joe Torosian

“Jerry, just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.”—George Costanza

Kick it!

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…


Job 7:19

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3 Comments to "Fanview: May 15, 2017"

  1. May 16, 2017 - 10:05 am | Permalink

    Mooney isn’t the Offensive Coordinator? Shocked! Who does call plays for the Eagles?

  2. H3avyH1tter's Gravatar H3avyH1tter
    May 16, 2017 - 8:30 am | Permalink

    The key to SEM improving from last year and having a shot a beating Arroyo is ……..IF Mooney takes over as the Offensive Coordinator!!!

  3. May 15, 2017 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Do you think SEM has enough coming back to challenge the Knights? They lost a ton of kids to graduation. Last years game was awesome. I think both programs were elevated after that game. But this year kinda feels like SEM has to take a step backwards, an I wrong? #defendtheberg

    From Joe T.: Anybody going against Arroyo is going to have their hands full…But what I like about the Southmen is that there has been no shake-up…no drama…The second year with the same staff is going forward…That creates energy…By mid-season there will be palpable energy at El Monte…but it will be really tough to unseat the Knights…All I know is when there is energy, Mission Valley League games are through the roof.

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