The TEN: 1/29/2018

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

1. Derek Carr hit Delanie Walker on an 18-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 left to play to give the AFC a 24-23 win over the NFC in the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

2. Future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr is placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

3. Tiger Woods completes his first PGA Tour tournament in more than two years as he finished at three under par (tied for 23rd) at Torrey Pines.

4. The Indianapolis Colts are expected to hire New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels as their head coach after the Super Bowl.

5. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Andre Roberson ruptured his left patella tendon in a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday and is out for the year.

6. The Philadelphia Phillies sign Francisco Rodriguez to a minor league deal.

7. Jalen Brunson scored 31 points to lead number one ranked Villanova to an 85-82 win over Marquette Sunday.

8. The Toronto Raptors led by Fred Van Fleet’s 25 points beat the Lakers 125-113 Sunday dropping LA to 19-30.

9. On this date in 1988 the Dodgers signed free agent Kirk Gibson to a three-year $4.5 million deal.

10. Former Dodger second baseman Steve Sax turns 58 today.

44 Comments to "The TEN: 1/29/2018"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 2, 2018 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    @Too the point, they lost 36 seniors the year before. Only had 3 returning starters, which was probably a major reason the old coaching staff left. Opposing coaches predicted they’d be lucky to win 2 games early in the summer. They won 7 and made the playoffs and they’re losses were to Glendora, Charter Oak, Diamond Ranch And Moorpark who made the finals. I think that’s pretty good.

  2. Too the Point's Gravatar Too the Point
    February 2, 2018 - 8:02 am | Permalink

    What did Los Altos do? They had one hell of a passing season in spring and summer and then started out the season on fire! Then when it counted they sputtered into a 1st round loss! Everybody on this blog speaks to highly of Urias and Spathias…WHY???

    February 1, 2018 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    @US fan, you’re 100% right. These judgemental people like justamom need to really look in the mirror. They won’t like what they see. Ridiculous…..

  4. US fan's Gravatar US fan
    February 1, 2018 - 7:05 pm | Permalink

    You need to check yourself into a mental facility. If you had any idea why that woman had on a hoodie and looked like she hadn’t slept in weeks you would eat your words. Keep your judgement to yourself. You have no clue what anyone is dealing with.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 1, 2018 - 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Both Interesting and ironic that Sam Marino was brought up as a school where recruiters would not desire when in fact I seem to remember a couple young men from their ’15 run are currently in the military.

  6. JstaMom's Gravatar JstaMom
    February 1, 2018 - 11:28 am | Permalink

    The program on a while has went downhill the banquet was a joke one of the booster ladies came dressed in a hoodie and jeans no class. Her kid even got an award and he doesnt even go to LA anymore. Shame on the whole program. I’m saddened I have 4 more kids that have to go through this program.

  7. February 1, 2018 - 1:13 am | Permalink

    @i seen it
    You saw Spathias and Urias there talking to Mooney? I guess you heard what said as well right? By all accounts momentum has swung to LA? Lol what a dweeb. Did either of the 3 individuals tell you that he’s leaning toward LA? Oh oh you just saw them there. BTW, how does Frank Gallardo feel about schools making pitches to coaches on SEM grounds? lol “I seen it” classic brown noser

    January 31, 2018 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    @justamom, once again you don’t surprise anyone and show you’re true ignorance. He’s been working with LA kids after school along with Williams n others the past 3 weeks. Since you’re justamom and all knowing You’d know that tho right.
    Btw. If you find out why he wasn’t at the banquet you will feel otherwise, and think twice about bashing someone when you don’t know anything.

  9. JstaMom's Gravatar JstaMom
    January 31, 2018 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    He showed his good coach qualities by not attending the boys banquet. The last time he spoke to any of the boys was at the Moorpark game it’s ridiculous. Spathias and Willams by far have shown the most care and concern for the boys.

  10. I seen it's Gravatar I seen it
    January 31, 2018 - 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Spathias and Urias were at SEM last week to make a pitch to Mooney. The interest is real if Mooney doesn’t land the Monrovia gig. Given his baggage a HC spot is unlikely. Mooney momentum has swung to LA by all accounts. That would be huge.

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 31, 2018 - 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Justamom, you clearly don’t know what your talking about. If you did you’d stay off message board writing non sense. Anyone who knows football knows the guys can flatout coach. Justamom, smh JustaHeadache. These parents are something else, lol.

  12. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    January 31, 2018 - 1:08 pm | Permalink

    The other day I went to my friends house wearing my raiders jersey and he told me to take off my piece of crap raider jersey, did he violate my 1st amendment rights?

  13. JstaMom's Gravatar JstaMom
    January 31, 2018 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    You are correct the guy lives in Las Vegas is NEVER at practice Mon-Thurs comes Friday before the game and changes everything Spathias would practice all week. Terrible Coach. Coach Spathias is still LA along with Williams and a few other Bassett alum. They are trying to build this year is what we see for the most part.

  14. SGV Insider's Gravatar SGV Insider
    January 31, 2018 - 9:49 am | Permalink

    Yes, free speech is protected. Agreed, that we need to teach our kids to ask questions, and even challenge authority respectfully when appropriate. When a teacher tells a student not to wear anything military in his classroom that is a violation of the students first amendment rights to free speech. As a Government teacher Salcido should know that, and he’s definitely getting challenged now.

    Glad to hear Medrano is stepping up for the Veterans, evidently there is hope on that campus! When the time comes post a link on how to donate and I’d be happy to that cause.

  15. January 31, 2018 - 3:30 am | Permalink

    Aram Tolegian posted that Arcadia and Mike Mooney was a done deal. however, Fred Robledo posted Arcadia HC Policky stated there was interest on both sides but nothing was final. Safe to say M.M will have no shortage of job offers. I find it odd that a school like SEM would cut ties with such a talented coach. Then to cite philosophical differences…strange. M.M must be replaced, Good Luck lol. I can tell you that FG has earned the right to run whatever offense he sees fit for his team.

    Yes plenty of kids attend a continuation school and bounce back. However, athletes are a bit different. in order for a kid to moved to such a school means behind credits which means failing classes which points how the hell was this kid eligible to begin with. How was this kid a “captain” for his team? I have a ton of respect for Jim Singiser but it seems to me hes gone soft in his golden years. Been a lot shady behavior from Arroyo football players the last couple of years.

    on the El Rancho topic… Free speech is protected, even if you don’t like the message. Parents need to step up and be the primary instructors in their childrens lives. Teach them what an idiot sounds like and how to deal with such wrong statements. Some of Americas finest students attend West Point or Annapolis. I would hope my son or daughter would counter Salcidos statement with their own opinion. that would make me proud.

  16. Someone as a close reference to someone else's Gravatar Someone as a close reference to someone else
    January 30, 2018 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Rumor may have it Mooney actually is leaving south El monster for arcadia which was an interest he had since leaving San Marino back around 2010-2011ish.

  17. The Ranch's Gravatar The Ranch
    January 30, 2018 - 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Shoutout to Coach Medrano for using this controversy as a way to raise military awareness. According to his twitter, The game against Bell Gardens will be a military charity event.

  18. ERHS's Gravatar ERHS
    January 30, 2018 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Nope he was not. Even though he acted like ER football was his life you’d find him at Dodger stadium on Friday nights and not supporting the ranch.

  19. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    January 30, 2018 - 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Was Salcido on Medrano’s staff? I thought this was a football/sports blog? Yes, I know he wasn’t on the football staff. We need a “sarcasm” font.

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 30, 2018 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    @too the point, you’re right LA was suppose to win CIF this year. They were loaded with talent 🙄…. Ignorance is truly bliss…..

  21. SGV Insider's Gravatar SGV Insider
    January 30, 2018 - 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Zapien’s Salsa Grill
    Chef Marco Zapien
    Stand up guy for taking “The Mayor” off the menu

  22. Get Him Gone's Gravatar Get Him Gone
    January 30, 2018 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I would imagine the only delay in showing the door to Salcido is in figuring what the district stands to lose in attorney fees and/or payoff money that will necessarily go along with the ouster. Shame that there is no mechanism for compensating the other teachers at ER –or the people of Pico Rivera–for the loss of moral credibility this has cost them.

  23. CoachG's Gravatar CoachG
    January 30, 2018 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    The guy is a f’n jxxk off. Hopefully he takes up the Marine on his debate proposal and after he loses someone smacks the sxxt out of him.

  24. January 30, 2018 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

    South El Monte is not a top destination for assistant coaches. Jerry Urias isn’t going to SEM. Lets kill that rumor now. Mike Mooney ended up at SEM only because of his “situation” SEM was lucky to have M.M and they rode that to the best two year run in school history.
    I hear Ibis Aguilar is applying for the Mt. View job. Good hire or bad hire? Hes been 3-7 for 4 straight years since winning a MVL title just 5 years ago.

  25. SGV Insider's Gravatar SGV Insider
    January 30, 2018 - 11:28 am | Permalink

    Not to mention all the foul language he was using. He seemed very comfortable speaking to his students that way. Is that common at El Rancho? As a former service member, with limited intelligence according to Salcido, even I know that’s not right. I agree, he should resign and save the school and community further embarrassment!

  26. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 30, 2018 - 8:14 am | Permalink

    Los Altos people are hilarious

  27. ERHS's Gravatar ERHS
    January 30, 2018 - 1:07 am | Permalink

    My take on the Salcido thing:

    He is a popular teacher amongst current and past students because of his teaching style that engages dialogue and discussion and doesn’t just teach from a book. The fact that he was a former mayor and council member probably made him feel untouchable and is ultimately what is bringing him down.

    His rant was extremely to the left and he simply went about it the completely wrong way and went way too far. If the message was get better grades so you can go to college and not have to resort to the military then ok valid argument as minorities from Pico Rivera are usually highly sought after vs kids from higher income areas such as San Marino. The part about they are the lowest of the low dumb sts was extremely ignorant to say as there are plenty of highly talented and intelligent individuals in the military past and present. What he said not only was ignorant but extremely divisive as many people in Pico Rivera are not at eachothers throats, ER students are constantly being harrassed on Twitter and Instagram and truly we do not deserve this. I’m hopeful that the man resigns and avoids the district having to go to battle with the union and attorneys.

  28. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 29, 2018 - 11:15 pm | Permalink

    @ Colt74: Being positive role models and teaching children how to successfully function in today’s world have to be two of the greatest accomplishments for parents and teachers.
    Your last comment is funny, but there’s some truth to it. There have been some times where I’ve had a beer or two after a day of teaching. Never discount the value of a mild sedative.

  29. January 29, 2018 - 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Ron.
    Hug your kids every day
    Tell them you love them at every opportunity…especially if it will embarrass them.
    Teach them that the first person that should be standing up for them is themselves.
    ASK them about how they feel about issues of the day. And their opinions. It’s the only way you will find out your grade from parenting.
    Mine don’t have to always agree with me, but I try to let them know exactly WHY I may not agree with their train of thought. My kids have changed my way of thinking on more than a couple of occasions…but also just like every other parent there have been times where I told them that their azz sucks buttermilk thru a straw….because…well….it did.
    But if I wanted to raise sheep I would have moved to New Zealand.

    My opinion on teachers is that there are 6 out of 10 good ones and every teacher should get a coupon each day for a free drink at their local bar. And they can save them up to be used after parent teacher conferences.

  30. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 29, 2018 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Jude would never do this! Hire him now please

  31. Too the Point's Gravatar Too the Point
    January 29, 2018 - 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Urias didn’t do anything at Los Altos, why is this a huge pick up if it happens? Last I heard Urias lived out in the boonies and isn’t at practice everyday.

  32. January 29, 2018 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    @ anon
    most of us barely squeaked by HS, elaborate please.
    word is Jerry was at SEM with frank G.

  33. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 29, 2018 - 7:56 pm | Permalink

    @ Colt74: Well said. I agree that parents can and should be the best teachers of all, especially when it comes to imparting values like honesty, integrity, courage, and compassion.
    There are also many good teachers staffing our school classrooms. They teach their subject matter well, and they serve as moral beacons to students who lack good parents, or who have no parents at all.
    The ability to question authority is important, especially in cases where authority is being misused. In my opinion, it’s equally important to do that questioning on grounds that are distinctly legal or moral in nature, as opposed to what is personally expedient.
    It’s always nice to hear from you. Keep up the good work.

  34. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    January 29, 2018 - 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I agree with GG and the stat man on this issue. ER has got to do something with this teacher or the kids will leave the district.

  35. January 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Being ex military I have to support that nut-jobs freedom of speech. It’s a reason we serve.
    As a parent I taught my daughters to not be afraid to speak up, and to not be afraid of confronting authority if it goes against their beliefs.
    If you are leaving most of what your kids learn to the schools you are doing them a disservice. Teach them to challenge authority and to speak up if someone is spewing garbage. I watched the video and most the kids just laughed. Did not hear 1 kid speak up against the azzhat.

  36. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 29, 2018 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    What you heard or saw was the other way around. But it’s didnt involve Frank at all. One man’s loss is another Man’s gain…..

  37. January 29, 2018 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Rumor Alert: Frank Gallardo met with Los Altos Assistant coach Jerry Urias, last week. That would be a huge pick up if he can pull that off.

  38. Get Him Gone's Gravatar Get Him Gone
    January 29, 2018 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Salcido needs to find another outlet in which spew his undigested philosophical vomit, which stems from an unresolved childhood.

  39. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 29, 2018 - 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m generally left-of-center in my politics, but not on every issue. I support policies and actions that I believe benefit both our national interests and those of the greater majority of people in this country.
    As a loyal Democrat, I still respect what rational, moderate conservatives have to offer, whether they’re Republicans, Libertarians, or independents. I’ve also found many liberals or progressives like myself to be fair-minded and considerate people.
    My assessment is that Salcido is an ignorant and bigoted individual; he just happens to come from the leftist side of the political spectrum. In my opinion, Salcido needs to be suspended or fired for promoting hatred and intolerance. His blatantly distorted view of history and current events is also highly problematic for me.
    No political party or ideology has a monopoly on either virtue or demagoguery.
    I join Gordon Gekko in thanking the members of our military services, and veterans, for their service on behalf of all of us. It’s our obligation to look after them; that includes electing presidents who will not send them to war needlessly.

  40. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 29, 2018 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    @Gordon Gekko,

    I agree that this “teacher” should not have included any personal biases nor should he have tried to influence these impressionable young students one way or the other. I do think it is important to acknowledge all perspectives of an issue though (something this Salcido guy obviously knows nothing about) and let the young minds formulate their own opinion.

    Don’t forget that influencing young minds through propaganda and indoctrination is not strictly a leftist technique. Those strategies are used by the extreme Left AND Right. Key word being ‘extreme.’ Hitler hated communism but he also went “after the young, confuse[d] them and then [took] control.”

  41. SGV Insider's Gravatar SGV Insider
    January 29, 2018 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Some of the students he berated and shamed were athletes apparently so there is some context here. Gregory Salcido is an embarrassment to the community, and needs to be called out on any and all forums in my opinion. Indoctrinating our kids is wrong, I hope we can all agree on that!

  42. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    January 29, 2018 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    The name of this website is Mid Valley SPORTS.
    From T. Peterson: Yes it is Mid Valley Sports but that’s ok. This incident needed to be brought to light. We let people air out their opinions. A little diversity from sports is good once in awhile.

  43. Gordon Gekko's Gravatar Gordon Gekko
    January 29, 2018 - 11:55 am | Permalink

    This Salcido guy knows exactly what he’s doing. This guy is not teaching he’s manipulating young people with some facts about WW2 with his opinions about the US Military. He didn’t give an explainstion to the kids about the military policy used Vietnam. He didn’t explain why the Russians beat the US, Brits and Canadians to Berlin. It was already predetermined by the Allies that Russia would take Berlin because the suffering they endured at the begging of the war. Heck, it is a fact the US Gen Patton (he bitterly complained to Gen Ike about this) said I can get the 3rd Army to Berlin before the Russians. But, politics prevented that. Did he tell the kids about Russia’s loss in Afganhistan during the 80s? NO. This is not a smart person but definitely manipulative.
    This so-called teacher is a leftist, commie who wants to brainwash your students with his own interpretation of history. That is so unsophisticated. Wow, this Salicdo actually thinks he’s smart by trying to insult and fool young people. That’s a true leftist – go after the young, confuse them and then take control. He’ll be released from his job and then he’ll sue the school district for wrongful termination. What a shame, what a terrible shame. Parents wake-up! This is how leftist work, infiltration.

    Why is he such basher of the USA?! No country is without it’s skeltons but the USA gives everyone who has drive and the wherewithal to bevome whatever they want to be in life. Always remember freedom is never free. Thank you to all US Veteans for their service.

  44. Mad Dog Mattis's Gravatar Mad Dog Mattis
    January 29, 2018 - 11:10 am | Permalink

    Would love to hear what the El Rancho faithful has to say about Mr. Salcido who has now made national news.

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