The TEN: 8/10/2017


(“The TEN” is not a top ten bit ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Cleveland Indians acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for a minor league pitcher.

2. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork signs a one-day contract with New England and retires as a Patriot. Wilfork played for the Patriots from 2004-2014 winning two Super Bowls.

3. The Atlanta Falcons sign RB Devonta Freeman to a five-year $41.25 million extension.

4. Ruben Velasco, who was a three-year varsity player at West Covina (class of 2016), is one of three Marines missing in a U.S. military aircraft crash off of the coast of Australia. Velasco’s parents have been informed that the search for their son was being called off and was now considered a recovery. “It’s been a tough weekend,” said Former West Covina head coach Mike Maggiore.

5. “Rumor of us being interested in anyone other than the QBs we have is another example of irresponsible, fake news!!” – Denver Broncos GM John Elway via Twitter.

6. A brawl breaks out between the Rams and Chargers at training camp.

7. The LA Galaxy is currently on a seven game winless streak and has just one victory in their last 10 games.

8. Former New York Knick guard John Starks turns 52 today.

9. Garfield at Montebello, Friday night August 25, 7:00 p.m.

10.”Obviously dunking on Horace Grant and Michael (Jordan), in those circumstances, is just an incredible thing to happen. I’m happy I was able to make that play, and I’m fortunate I was in that position where I could make that happen for my team.”- John Starks.

14 Comments to "The TEN: 8/10/2017"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 12, 2017 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    @ Really?:
    Thanks; it’s nice to discuss local high school football with knowledgeable people who don’t (necessarily) “have an ax to grind.”
    I’m looking forward to a season of hard-hitting and smart football. May all participants and spectators live up to the ideals of integrity, fair play, and sportsmanship which are constantly preached. And, may those ideals be upheld both on and off the field.

  2. Poly Polemics's Gravatar Poly Polemics
    August 12, 2017 - 11:09 am | Permalink

    All this drama about the Poly Jackrabbits boils down to one thing: they will soon be firing Antonio Pierce. There is NO WAY a school with that type of enrollment (more than 4000) should ever be scraping the barrel to come up with candidates for ANY type of sport, regardless of the socio-economic situation. It’s reasonable to expect a bigger turnout than the current group even in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, so the true disaster here has to be the coach.

  3. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    August 11, 2017 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Great comments! Especial about the “Center for Irresponsible Football” CIF, as well as “Max-Paycheck_Headroom”. My major concern is the future disappearance of high school football. Long Beach Poly a school with approx. 4500 students is not fielding a JV team! Ready for this, they only have slightly more than 100 football players. I bet, Keppel, San Gabriel and even Rosemead wish they have that many player for all 3-levels. Regardless, the writing is on the wall for many reasons. The one that CIF really has the ability to fix is equity for public and private school. School don’t have pep rally’s like they once did. If the kids at the schools don’t feel their players have a chance they don’t buy ASB cards, attend games and school functions. Its a Domino Effect! I will bet, since Alhambra made the playoffs last year they had more kids out for football this year. Believe me, I remember when (LOL), there were stands filled on both side at Aztec Stadium for every home game and as you know, as well at Moore Field it was standing room only for the Alhambra Vs Keppel game! But maybe this is all part of a master plan by administrations all over to do away with football. Maybe because it will bring death and destruction to America. Oh sorry thats TRUMP!

  4. Del Rio Guru's Gravatar Del Rio Guru
    August 11, 2017 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    The Santa Fe situation is still very active, according to their Head Coach no kids have left and the program is still on the rails…but 9 of the 11 transfers have left.

  5. Oiler Fan's Gravatar Oiler Fan
    August 11, 2017 - 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I am and I know others as well in the Montebello / EAST LA community are excited for this game! Been awhile since Montebello has played an EAST LA team. Last time I think was Roosevelt few years back, Montebello beat them both times. Great local community game that should be played more often. Can’t believe this is the first time in the history of the schools that MHS and Garfield will play each other. Also, happy to see Garfield playing Schurr as well the very next week. Fun times ahead. Hopefully Roosevelt can start getting better and they can play MHS and Schurr as well!! Go Oilers!

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 11, 2017 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    @ Really?:
    O.K.; I’m down with the Eastside/West San Gabriel Valley humor. I did stats for the Bell Eagles for 11 seasons, back when I was a teacher in LAUSD, so I became quite familiar with the schools in the Eastern League.
    You have to give the Garfield Bulldogs credit; they’ve been scheduling some really tough nonleague opponents for quite a while now, although that strategy has sometimes backfired on them. Through the years, they’ve generally done well in league and have been competitive in the City Section playoffs.
    Alhambra High probably hasn’t played Garfield in football since the 1920’s, but the Moors actually have a competitive history with a few of the other Eastside schools.
    We’ve played L.A. Wilson every year, or virtually every year, since at least the early 2000’s, and we’ll be there on the hill in El Sereno again this season. The Moors also lost to Roosevelt in 2009 and ’10, and beat Lincoln High in ’04.
    A victory by Garfield at Montebello in the season opener would be pretty big news. However, a convincing win by the Oilers would probably mean that it’s still business as usual at MHS.
    I’m in total agreement with you concerning how some of the Southern Section playoff divisions are set up. I believe the CIF and MaxPreps are relying on algorithms that are fatally flawed, and I suspect there’s some favoritism involved, too.
    Unfortunately, we’re stuck with this system at the moment. I think that the leagues and divisions in the San Gabriel Valley should be realigned sooner rather than later, if we’re truly interested in restoring some competitive balance between schools.

  7. Another Football Fan's Gravatar Another Football Fan
    August 11, 2017 - 9:27 am | Permalink


    La Serna comes in at 7 and St. Paul at 8. La Serna is reloading this year and is not the same team they have been in the past. St. Paul is now in division 6. With the transfers they have received in the last 6 months and with their returning starters they are poised to make a deep run in their divisional playoffs. Just because you don’t like then don’t underestimate them this year.

  8. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    August 10, 2017 - 10:26 pm | Permalink

    You are correct, I was being facetious. Look, Garfield is a LA City CIF Division I team. We are talking Dorsey and Narbonne in that group. Garfield should beat Montebello. Still, I know you must have your plate full at Alhambra. Do you really care about Garfield ? Maybe what the boys of the MVS should decide who to cover based on the actions of the sports bloggers in the off season, then all the Anonymous jackasses could just blog to each other.

    Think about this, Arroyo has lost to Montebello only once on the field, out of the last 5 times. They got a forfeit win after loosing on the field one year they played each other. Yet, Montebello is in Division 10 and Arroyo, after winning Division 12 and a Regional Bowl game is still in a lower division. That is some B.S.

  9. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 10, 2017 - 5:49 pm | Permalink

    The Garfield-Roosevelt game is better known as the “East L.A. Classic,” which lives up to its name when both schools have good teams. We’ll see how things turn out this year. In any case, they always put on a big show at ELAC’s Weingart Stadium.
    A Garfield victory over Montebello would certainly get everyone’s attention in the Almont League, given the Oilers’ dominance there over the last several years. But, a decisive win by Montebello would probably have about the same impact. The Oilers will be the defending league champions until someone takes the title from them.
    In two weeks, we’ll start getting answers to some of our questions…

  10. SportsDad's Gravatar SportsDad
    August 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Pre-Season Football Countdown down to 7
    10. Arroyo
    9. La Mirada
    8. St. Paul
    7. La Serna
    Poll contributors
    Pasadena Star News
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
    Whittier Daily News

  11. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    August 10, 2017 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Hey Analnymous!
    They are a LA City Team! Who cares? I don’t know why MVS cares about Paraclete and Sierra Canyon; Palmdale and Chatsworth. Are there 3 readers out there? The only game that maters in ELA is the Garfield-Rosevelt Game aka; Taco Bowl.

  12. Oilers's Gravatar Oilers
    August 10, 2017 - 12:38 pm | Permalink

    @anonymous you must be realted to the Polancos. They want all the coverage they can get. Lmfao

  13. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    August 10, 2017 - 11:10 am | Permalink

    Starting a brawl at practice is a good way to get noticed. Coaches love those guys even though they pretend to be mad. High schoolers do it at practice and scrimmage, never in the fourth quarter..

  14. Oiler 88''s Gravatar Oiler 88'
    August 10, 2017 - 9:46 am | Permalink

    Garfield is going to get beat bad by the Oilers. 42-14 will be the final. City section sucks.

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