The TEN: 9/20/2017

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

1. Whittier Christian quarterback Quinn Commans has thrown for 1,331 yards and 11 touchdowns in four games.

2. Bonita quarterback J.P. Andrade has thrown for 1,431 yards and 12 touchdowns in four games.

3. The Miami Dolphins have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely the team announced Tuesday. Timmons went AWOL from the team this past weekend and did not play in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

4. The Dodgers blow a 2-0 lead for the second consecutive game and again lose to the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Tuesday night.

5. The Lakers sign center Andrew Bogut to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

6. College Football AP Top 25: 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Oklahoma 4. Penn St. 5. USC.

7. Mayfair at La Mirada, Friday night, 7:00 p.m.

8. Bishop Amat, La Mirada, West Covina and Monrovia are all 0-4.

9. On this date in 1973 Willie Mays announces he will retire at the end of the season.

10. Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton hits his 55th home run of the year in a 13-1 win over the New York Mets.

15 Comments to "The TEN: 9/20/2017"

  1. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    September 21, 2017 - 3:18 pm | Permalink

    @NWO: If that were true why are men and even women for that matter flocking to MMA gyms, military special forces are turning away tons of qualified applicants. What exactly are you talking about when you say softer?Aztec basketball where the losing team was killed was done away with. But not because they got soft.

  2. Joe Pulitzer's Gravatar Joe Pulitzer
    September 21, 2017 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Checked SGVN sports blog. Just a couple of rankings and a few posts. Almost all commentary linked to Amat or Aram. Not that long ago each article could have up to 300 comments from fans as far away as the east coast.All school teams were argued about. Crazy fans from Upland, Bonita, The Covina’s, St.Paul, Monrovia,Downey, CO, Rosemead on and on. What happened? Can’t blame 50 cent newspapers because it was online stories. The site was littered with ads. I believe they failed to see the value in their blog and would not invest in the possibilities. After Fred and his once proud baby have been shown the door one thing will always be true. Families and relatives and friends love to read stories and see pictures of the exploits of there young athletes.Put a kids name in a story you are guaranteed hits depending on his family size, put a picture and you can multiply hits exponentially.It’s automatic.

  3. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 21, 2017 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    Kids are “softer” now a days. Football is too much work. Local feeder programs are just fading away.

  4. Legend's Gravatar Legend
    September 21, 2017 - 9:39 am | Permalink

    I’m sure that the Mid knows how to cover football. They have been doing it for years and doing it well. Maybe that’s why people go on the website and blog right?

  5. Sportsdad's Gravatar Sportsdad
    September 20, 2017 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Muir athletes from late 80’s to early nineties.
    Chad Brown (Steelers)
    Marcus Robertson (Oilers)
    Darick Holmes (Bills)
    Ricky Ervins (Redskins)
    Jacque Vaughn (NBA)
    Stacey Augmon (NBA)
    Vince Phillips (Yankees)
    Alan Wiggins ( Padres)
    Anthony Miller (Chargers)
    I’m sure I’m forgetting a few but how do you explain a school who had those kind of athletes roaming those hallways around the same time have only a few here and there the next 20 or so years.

  6. Sportsdad's Gravatar Sportsdad
    September 20, 2017 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Let’s be real the landscape is changing in a lot of cities. I remember growing up in Pasadena when Muir would have future NFL players and were winning C.I.F. On a consistent basis. When rent control went away and the crack generation lost thier parents homes many blacks went to cheaper areas like the Antelope Valley and Inland Empire. Another cause and effect is around that same time Eisenhower and Fontana were the kings of the IE. The influx of people and the smaller classs size hype had them open up a bunch of schools in those areas which watered the talent down. Now if you look at Upland High which is for the most part is the only show in that city the talent is still deep. These schools might never be what they once were. Then again you never know if the perfect storm will land on those old powerhouses again.

  7. Tony Gonzalez's Gravatar Tony Gonzalez
    September 20, 2017 - 6:24 pm | Permalink

    @The Ranch
    No disrespect to MTB and BG? Are you kidding? You speak as if they are weak programs. Both have outstanding coaches that are CIG champions and have done a tremendous job coaching and preparing their teams. El Rancho will have to bring their A game but Cypress can be beat. They have played 3 weak teams

  8. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 20, 2017 - 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Maybe they are not getting those transfers any more? A new coach may not have a way to recruit yet? So you think all the talent is the same! That is the dumbest comment ever!

  9. @sgv's Gravatar @sgv
    September 20, 2017 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    ” really?”
    he actually makes a valid point. Kids dont stay home anymore, kids dont play for there home town anymore… rarely. You still need a good coach , regardless of the talent… evident by some teams we see that recruit the crap out of areas and still dont win…. You HAVE to entice kids from out of town to come play… or atleast keep your own kids home , thats a start. lol

    lets be honest, Pete Carol cant win league with pioneer … lol.. he sure will bring in out of town talent and dominate after lol

    good coaching cant do it alone…

  10. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    September 20, 2017 - 12:08 pm | Permalink

    @Really: So its just a coincidence that those once proud programs that lost coaches are faltering? Maybe La Habra doesn’t need an HC, a pre school teach could do the job. I nominate Really’s post for the stupidist of the year.

  11. MVLfan's Gravatar MVLfan
    September 20, 2017 - 11:06 am | Permalink

    Hey idiot maybe they just posted it cause it never happens to “power” teams like that specially at the same time!

  12. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    September 20, 2017 - 10:23 am | Permalink

    So if teams who are winning now are only winning because they schedule cupcake teams then everyone that put Monrovia or West Covina on their schedule did so because they knew 3 years ago that they would be 0-4 this year? BS!. Schedules are sometimes inked 4 years in advance. You have no idea if those team will have a good or an off season when you both line up.
    99.99% of teams out their go thru a roller coaster life cycle…up and then down…up and then down. It’s the circle of life for teams. Raise your hand if you predicted Tesoro to be struggling this season. Sometimes doo doo happens. Real fans ride it out. Fake fans blame the coaches after the first loss or because some other school is recruiting. Every year CIF says it was the biggest year so far for transfers.
    Case in point. The community of charter Oak has 9500 people. Around 400 kids in the 9-12 grade ages. Charter Oak HS has 1600 kids. 3/4 of them are from outside the area. Good programs will get the transfers.
    All anyone can do is play the hand they were dealt. And ride the roller coaster.

  13. Day Tribber's Gravatar Day Tribber
    September 20, 2017 - 9:25 am | Permalink

    It’s a blessing that Amat is in the dumper, because with Robledo running helter-skelter in the office, he doesn’t have time to give those Lancers his undivided attention anymore.

  14. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 20, 2017 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    Very interesting, here are somethings to think about. 3 out of those 4 teams mentioned above are recruiting teams. The one team that is not has been loosing football players and athletes to schools that are recruiting. Most schools are loosing player numbers by their number standards, (I.E. Long Beach Poly). Most smaller schools can’t field a freshman team anymore. Soon football will be JV and Varsity only. You are putting way too much on their success or failure on the head coaches. Look, even really great disciplined teams can’t stay with teams with those that are so much faster, bigger, and stronger. Last year, the De la Salle team got man-handled again, and will be beat again this year, if they are in the open division this year. Has their coaching really changed. No!

    Now, with different divisions in CIF, a player can get in the limelight by being in the semifinals or finals and not be from a school that usually gets seen by colleges. So now, some of those parents are thinking, why go to Amat? My sons are not going to start, they might even be third string, but if that player a QB/RB/WR/L sees it that he might be better off going to a school in lower division that will start as a Frosh/Soph. Rosemead’s QB Nava tried to go to Amat and then he went back to Rosemead. Why? Then look at Pomona after years of not really competing, all of a sudden they win CIF. Maybe they kept their players they were loosing to Diamond Bar/Ranch. So you think its coaching? Its not always about the coaching folks.

    If you are a head coach, with a good staff, a system that players buy into, and you get a few of those exceptional football players, and they stay healthy, you can win a CIF championship. So please, its not always the coaches!

  15. SH's Gravatar SH
    September 20, 2017 - 7:46 am | Permalink

    3 out of 4 teams lost a good head coach and they did not do what it takes to gets a good head coach. They took the easy way out and hire form within, hence 0-4. They just put their program back 5 years. The good players coming in will go to surrounding schools. One of the hardest things to do is build a program with few good players. West Covina was the jewel of the valley, now 0-4 and getting worst.

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