The TEN: 9/6/2017


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

1. Arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld the six game suspension for Dallas Cowboys’ running back  Ezekiel Elliott but Elliott will be allowed to play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Giants.

2. AP College Football Poll – Top 5: 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Clemson 4. Penn State 5. Oklahoma.

3. “Schurr is absolutely stacked. Gotta have 16 plus returning starters.” – A local head coach.

4. Azusa Pacific, coming off of a 24-13 road victory over West Texas A&M, will host Humboldt State Saturday night at Citrus College at 6:30 p.m.

5. The Miami Dolphins – Tampa Buccaneers game, scheduled for Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, will be postponed to a later date due to Hurricane Irma.

6. Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton hit his 53rd home run and dented a camera in the process in a 7-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

7. Houston Rockets guard James Harden says he will donate $1 million to the city of Houston to aid in Hurricane Harvey recovery.

8. Glendora at Charter Oak, Friday night, 7:00 p.m.

9. On this day in 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig’s record as he plays in his 2,131st consecutive game.

10. “You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.” – Cal Ripken Jr.

26 Comments to "The TEN: 9/6/2017"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 8, 2017 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    @ Really?:
    You made some good points about Title IX situations at some particular schools, and the issue might be more widespread than I thought.
    But, Alhambra High football hasn’t had to share meals with other teams. (Not yet, anyway.)
    The biggest Title IX issue which has affected AHS athletics lately was the lawsuit that resulted in the construction of two beautiful softball diamonds at Moor Field. It also brought about new diamonds at San Gabriel and improvements to the existing softball fields at Mark Keppel.
    The irony was that the softball coach for Alhambra High back in the early 2000’s was the one who instigated the lawsuit following upgrades to the baseball diamonds at Moor Field.
    The on-campus softball field at AHS was in far better condition at the time than were the fields at San Gabriel and Keppel. At least the field at AHS was smooth; the ones at San Gabriel and Keppel were full of ruts and holes.
    I occasionally subbed for P.E. teachers at the latter two campuses back then, and I can attest to the fact that those fields were somewhat hazardous to play on.
    I’m all for gender equity, as long as the policies that are meant to achieve that ideal are developed and carried out in an equitable manner. I guess that defining what is equitable—or not equitable—will be the cause of debates from now on.

  2. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 8, 2017 - 11:38 am | Permalink

    How about the schools begin to offer GIRLS football?

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 8, 2017 - 7:26 am | Permalink

    @ “Spineless:” I never said that Coach Leonardis or his assistants were narcotics dealers, but providing a nutritional supplement which could produce negative health effects—without the parents’ consent—was unethical and wrong. The supposedly responsible adults in that situation had to be held accountable.
    Would you like it if your football-playing son was given some performance-enhancing drug or other substances without your permission?
    Chuck Leonardis, that stand-up guy, chose loyalty to his assistants over remaining as the head coach. That’s why he got fired.
    Hopefully, he’s learned a hard lesson about exercising “institutional control” over any program he’s placed in charge of in the future.
    And, about the losses piling up like “rotting corpses.” Your use of simile is impressive; you ought to try a career as a novelist or poet.
    But, I’ve never seen anyone die at a high school football game. I pray that never happens. Let’s just try to have some fun with it.

  4. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 8, 2017 - 1:01 am | Permalink

    No disrespect to Alhambra. I was just pointing out what some people don’t realize. The Law suit was real. I am only pointing out because it may not have effected the Moors, it has at Keppel and SG. Plus, If an injury happens, and a lawyer gets hold of this, watch-out. I admire Chuck Leonardis for taking the hit. a stand up man. But to give up 30% of all money and revenue. That is if food is brought in and donated 30% of the value is to be given to the girls athletic programs. (I.E. $10.00 worth of oranges for half time energy given by a parent means $3.33 goes to the girls.) El Monte had the same thing. Softball parents complained that the boys baseball had drinking fountains and the girls did not. So to eliminate the problem and make it fair the district took out the boys drinking fountains… LMAO!

  5. Spineless's Gravatar Spineless
    September 7, 2017 - 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Leonardis is gone, but guys like Vrooman are still at Alhambra….and the losses keep piling-up, like so many rotting corpses. For the record, Chuck was not a narcotics dealer, but he was (and is) a stand-up guy who deserves better than to be disparaged long after that nonsensical incident.

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 7, 2017 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    @ Really?
    A correction: In July, 2013, Chuck Leonardis was fired as Alhambra’s head football coach by new principal Duane Russell because he refused to disavow the creatine-dealing activities of one or more of his assistants.
    Creatine was being provided to some of the players without their parents’ consent. Parents rightfully started complaining, and all hell broke loose.

    My understanding of the Title IX situation is that it occurred primarily over stuff that happened at San Gabriel High, and that it has had minimal, if any, impact on funding for the football program at AHS.
    Football is generally the cash cow for the entire athletic program at most high schools, and I’m not aware of anything that’s going on at AHS besides the usual revenue-sharing. However, I’ll do some research on that, just in case I missed something.

  7. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 7, 2017 - 9:13 am | Permalink

    Arroyo, be on the lookout for “doubles right zip gator” this Friday. You member?

  8. Ugh hum's Gravatar Ugh hum
    September 6, 2017 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    St. Paul isn’t the old St. Paul like they use to be!
    Montebello couldn’t handle Garfield and
    That doesn’t say much about both those teams.
    I think this week will say a lot for the almont league.

  9. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 6, 2017 - 7:11 pm | Permalink

    So what if coach O is getting paid, what’s wrong with that? He’s a current teacher at a public school and a former AUSD employee so it isn’t like he hasn’t past plenty of background check. Personally, I am glad to hear he may be helping out at Schurr. Another reason why Schurr will win this Friday and why they whooped up on Garfield last week.

  10. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 6, 2017 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Your comment was, “What’s the issue with him helping out Elias in the box?” I pointed out that to work with the boys in any capacity you must be cleared by M.U.S.D. That goes for every district. I am sure that there is no problem. I know how they all follow the rules. LOL! Cha-Ching! Just saying, be careful, to give credit to a man who may not be cleared by the district. I just takes one a-hole. Remember Alhambra district football is still paying for Title IX violations and a man on Alhambra’s staff lost his job and the head coach left in his support. The BS about creatine. “Show me the money” !

  11. Spartan Alum's Gravatar Spartan Alum
    September 6, 2017 - 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Coach Elias is our OC, he has been working with the Team since the early Spring. Coach O might visit and assist at times but he is not on staff. Anything wrong with being a volunteer? If he would be getting paid than that would change everything….i really doubt he is on the payroll. Lets stop hating on the lil Spartans…….no one should be worrying about what the Spartans do on the hill….remember all critics say we are small and

  12. King Leonidas's Gravatar King Leonidas
    September 6, 2017 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Elias has been out there with our kids from the first day of spring ball…. 💯 sure that he’s doing all the play calling, so don’t worry about mr oliva falling under any blame!

  13. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 6, 2017 - 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Every game I attend always have ex-coaches on the sideline. That is why they are there because they love the game. At times one might whisper a thought but never do they just show up and start calling plays. No head coach worth a nickle would allow that even if it was Knute Rockne’s ghost.Ridiculous gossip.

  14. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 6, 2017 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    King Leo

    I personally have no problem with extra help in the box. However, this is a very litigious society. So, lets say that one of the best receivers in the SGV is playing at Schurr and Jude is calling some plays for Ramos from the box. And, Said receiver shows his stuff, and lays out for a spectacular catch, but unfortunately he is on the other teams highlight reel and gets sent to the hospital with; well you decide. Months go by, and it is found out that Jude is not officially cleared by the M.U.S.D. You don’t think some shyster is going to get wind of that. Hey, if the district clears him as a volunteer, no problem. I can tell you, if that boys family meets the Law Office of Dewey, Cheatum, and Trump heads will roll! Other than that, no problem. Ups, I just heard a car crash and an ambulance! Ciao, Got to run!!!

  15. Ohgod's Gravatar Ohgod
    September 6, 2017 - 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Let me get this straight, week 1 schurr puts up 21 against perrenial 4th place Cal Hi, but because they beat Garfield big now they are the class of the MVS? I’m no oiler fan at all, but their win over St Paul is far more impressive. Before juicing so hard over Elias let the season play out, Heck at least let the preseason go by before annointing him Noel Mazzone.

  16. King Leonidas's Gravatar King Leonidas
    September 6, 2017 - 4:28 pm | Permalink

    @local guy.

    What’s the issue with him helping out Elias in the box? From what I hear he’s only there Friday nights.

  17. Local Guy's Gravatar Local Guy
    September 6, 2017 - 3:41 pm | Permalink

    My Two Cents,
    Supporting his friend Elias…in the coaching box…with a headset…

  18. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 6, 2017 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    @Local Guy, coach O was there to support his friend, coach Elias.

  19. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 6, 2017 - 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Just think about this. Montebello’s two best players where part of this Schurr class. Garfield QB was suppose to be on this Schurr team. If I’m not mistaken their might be a couple players that I maybe missing. At this point I really feel like Schurr could care less because they are rolling with what they have. Hard working and talented kids from what I can can see. Friday should be a great game

  20. King Leonidas's Gravatar King Leonidas
    September 6, 2017 - 11:49 am | Permalink


    Are you saying they aren’t great coaches! I know a lot of coaches who screw up any chances of championships due to their lack coaching knowledge

  21. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 6, 2017 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    Don’t forget Jude had success at SG & Maranatha with the same system.

  22. Real Tax Deduction's Gravatar Real Tax Deduction
    September 6, 2017 - 11:26 am | Permalink

    That’s not exactly true. For a man in his tax bracket, 39.6% of that million is going to the IRS. He’s still out $604,000.

  23. Ohgod's Gravatar Ohgod
    September 6, 2017 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    It’s easy when you have the recruiting power of Anthony White or walk into a loaded schurr class.

  24. King Leonidas's Gravatar King Leonidas
    September 6, 2017 - 10:38 am | Permalink

    Oliva and Elias… man that sounds like some real offensive knowledge. Good for us! Our boys deserve the best!

  25. Tax Deduction's Gravatar Tax Deduction
    September 6, 2017 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    Harden’s $1 million ‘donation’ is actually just money that would have gone to the government anyway, because in his bracket, the guy is shoveling millions into Uncle Sam’s coffers regardless. This is how zillionaires create the impression that they are also philanthropists. Here’s hoping James will find it in his heart to donate $2 million to the Mid Valley Sports foundation.

  26. Local Guy's Gravatar Local Guy
    September 6, 2017 - 7:38 am | Permalink

    Speaking of Schurr, I believe I saw Jude Oliva in the box for Schurr Friday night against Garfield. Ramos pulling out all the stops. Schurr better win Division 12, if not this season will NOT be a success! League doesn’t matter, I don’t care if they lose to Montebello by 20, if they don’t win a Division 12 CIF Championship he needs to go! Even the LA Times thinks its a joke that we are in Division 12!

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