(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in The TEN”)
1.) “People keep telling me no way Downey beats Cajon. Thing is they also told me no way Downey beats Capistrano Valley.”—MVS wordsmith, Tim Peterson on Twitter
2.) MLB rumors have Miami Marlins outfielder, Giancarlo Stanton being discussed in a trade to the San Francisco Giants.
3.) San Gabriel alum/LaVerne alum/Professional Football Player, Andres Fernandez turns 24
4.) “True!! I know Coach Pearson personally and he is a great guy! I don’t know where all of this hate for him comes from.”—MVS commenter “Graveyard”
5.) Cathedral alum/Area football aficionado/Former Duarte HC, Tony Ortega turns 67.
6.) “There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you’ve got to work hard to do it.” – Dean Cain
7.) On this date in 1997 Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell put his hands around head coach, P.J. Carlesimo’s neck to choke him at practice.
8.) “OJ Simpson says he will take a stab the Tennessee Job”—Bad Santa Sports, via Twitter
9.) Los Angeles Clippers 8-12, the Los Angeles Lakers, 8-13 are 7 and 7.5 games back, respectively, of the Golden State Warriors.
10.) On this date in 2012, Downey defeated La Serna, 33-25, to win the CIF-SS Division-7 championship. Keying the Vikings win over the Lancers and Frankie Football were sophomore running back Justin Huff, who rushed 224 yards and two touchdowns, and sophomore quarterback Jorge Reyna, who passed for 272 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 77 more and a score.