The Peterson Principle: 1/31/2018

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

Something good came out of El Rancho High School Teacher Gregory Salcido’s anti-military rant to his history class recently.

El Rancho head coach Adrian Medrano has decided to turn the Dons August 24 game against Bell Gardens as a charity fundraiser for our veterans and military. “El Rancho Football is partnering with & our Aug 24 game vs will be a charity game where players and fans donate toward one of the highest rated Veterans and Military charities.

Although Salcido can state his opinion on anything he pleases under the right to free speech in our country, (that’s what our military has fought for) spewing that hate and vitriol to a group of impressionable high school kids is completely inappropriate. The bad language didn’t help either. Apparently the El Rancho Unified School District felt the same way. They placed Salcido on administrative leave on Monday as they move forward with an investigation of the incident.

Good for them and great for Medrano and El Rancho football. I may have to bust out a “Marines” shirt for that game.


Great hire for Bonita. It made perfect sense. Steve Bogan lives near the school and made it clear that the real reason that he stepped down at Maranatha was the long commute to and from work everyday. Bogan wasn’t burned out on coaching, he was burned out on Southern California traffic. It was a great fit for everybody. The talent is there as well. Bearcat quarterback J.P. Andrade threw for 2,985 yards and 25 touchdowns last year. Bogan could make a big splash right away.

It will be interesting to see where Maranatha turns. Beautiful campus and great facilities and according to Bogan and previous coaches, the administration couldn’t be better. But with so many options for high school athletes these days, you wonder if Maranatha can attract the players to make the program a power. Losing a name coach like Bogan and the ever increasing price of tuition could be factor as well. The new coach and he administration both have a lot to consider before an agreement is reached.


No news yet out of Mt. View. I’ve heard Ibis Aguilar’s name mentioned but nothing concrete. It would be an interesting hire. He’s familiar with the MVL having spent time at  South El Monte and if nothing else his two years at Bonita provided him with more experience. Stay tuned…


Also Still waiting for Diamond Bar, Whittier Christian, Baldwin Park, Monrovia, Glendora, Pomona and La Salle to announce their new head coaches. If I missed anybody let me know.


It’s been three weeks and I still can’t figure out how the Rams lost to the Atlanta Falcons – especially at home. That being said the Rams are in good hands in the future with Sean McVay at the helm. If you’re a Rams fan I wouldn’t worry about OC Matt LaFleur bolting for Tennessee. McVay is calling all of the plays anyway.


Has Jalen Hurts transferred yet?


So I’m listening to 710AM ESPN sports talk radio today, (I know what was I thinking?) and on the week of the Super Bowl, the Blake Griffin deal, Alex Smith trade, etc. they’re talking about the greatness of Kobe Bryant – is he the best ever?, his 81 point game, his 60 point farewell game etc., etc. This went on for a good 15 minutes and  when the segment ended the host said they would be right back to discuss further. True Story. The sad state of sports talk radio has reached a new low. Where have you gone Hacksaw Hamilton? Southern California turns its lonely eyes to you.


Speaking of the Super Bowl I like the Patriots 28-24. I mean really don’t like the Patriots but I like them in this game. I can’t see Nick Foles beating Bill Belichick when the coach has had two weeks to prepare. MVP? Who else? I’m really going to go out on a limb here…Tom Brady.


Yes it’s still football season regardless of what some hoops fanatics might say, but I did want to throw this out there. The Clippers need to finish what they started. If they’re going to rebuild why go halfway? They need to blow it up…blow it up real good. Trade DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams and fire Doc Rivers. Rivers’ time has passed and he has said he doesn’t want to coach a team in rebuild mode anyway. Give him the boot. Plus it will give the talking heads on radio something to talk about other than Kobe Bryant. Well, maybe.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at or on Twitter @tspeterson40.

29 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 1/31/2018"

  1. Tnt is a JOKE's Gravatar Tnt is a JOKE
    February 2, 2018 - 7:28 am | Permalink

    So TNT you enrolled your son at Arcadia on purpose? Like you meant to do that. Hahahahahahahahaha… All this time I thought you knew what you are doing. And yes how does a kid go to private to public without change of address. Arcadia must of gotten them a mini Mansion JS.

  2. February 1, 2018 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Dale Zoila to Mt View I’m not buying it for a second. But for arguments sake let’s say he did get the gig. Which Zoila would they be getting? The one that led Los Altos to a CIF finals appearance, or the Zoila who couldn’t win a game at Diamond Bar?

  3. Get Him Gone's Gravatar Get Him Gone
    February 1, 2018 - 9:16 pm | Permalink

    At first glance, it would appear that ER is to be avoided at all costs. At second glance, however, consider that the Pico Rivera School is now on red alert to catch rogue instructors, and so ironically, it may now be the safest place to send your kid. Chances are, other area schools have their bad apples too, but they haven’t been caught yet…and they aren’t under the gun to catch them the way ER is.

  4. @Lupe's Gravatar @Lupe
    February 1, 2018 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    yep, lehigh could also be a potential at diamond bar.

  5. @210's Gravatar @210
    February 1, 2018 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Chris Wilson could be potential for other positions like linebacker and tight end/wide receiver, meaning basically, not only will he compete with qb potentials Dylan, CJ, Chal (if he gets brought up to Varsity from JV, even then, Chal may not be primary qb), Mikey (also if he promotes to Varsity from JV), and wide receiver Frankie, he is also able to compete with TE/LB Jake Medders #12/50.

  6. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    February 1, 2018 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Over what 1 person said… you chose elsewhere because you’re afraid of your own shadow.

  7. Good move's Gravatar Good move
    February 1, 2018 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    And Pico Rivera faithful wonder why their “HOME GROWN” kids don’t go to EL RANCHO. Glad we “chose” to take our son elsewhere.

  8. Lupe's Gravatar Lupe
    February 1, 2018 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I agree Leigh would be a great hire @ many schools. Monrovia & Glendora FORSURE . Problem is that the school has to give him his years & the teaching job he wants. If I was a Principal I would be in Superintendent’s office begging to make that happen.

  9. 210's Gravatar 210
    February 1, 2018 - 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Arcadia will for sure have some good competition for the starting QB job next season, 3 very good athletes between the sophmore Guerra who saw playing time on varsity last seasosn, CJ and Chris. Good luck next season Apaches and dont listen to all the haters on these boards.

  10. Asking for a friend's Gravatar Asking for a friend
    February 1, 2018 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Monrovia admin go after Lehigh if possible. Heard some other interesting news from Monrovia. Hope it’s true.

  11. Talent's Gravatar Talent
    February 1, 2018 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    Lehigh would be an Amazing fit at Monrovia

  12. Someone's Gravatar Someone
    February 1, 2018 - 10:38 am | Permalink

    Lehigh could also apply to La Salle and Mountain View. Arcadia as well would be a nice place for him to be assistant coach, or temple city or San Marino, as long as if he could get teaching positions.

  13. Someone's Gravatar Someone
    February 1, 2018 - 10:36 am | Permalink

    I think Coach Roger Lehigh should apply for Diamond Bar and Glendora. (Former La Cañada Head) Coach Ryan Zerbel could also be a capable candidate for Glendora as he is already there along with Brandon Rohrer.

  14. ^'s Gravatar ^
    February 1, 2018 - 10:33 am | Permalink

    count*^, not could

  15. SGV Fan's Gravatar SGV Fan
    February 1, 2018 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    with Montes at arcadia they better win the WHOLE thing or else what does that say about the staff??
    get that ring boys! no apaches down

  16. Coach Clown arcadia's Gravatar Coach Clown arcadia
    February 1, 2018 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    Arc-Fake-Dena is going to sink like the Titanic you heard it here first. CJ’s dad hope you are reading this. You have lost all credibility. You enrolled your son at arcadia! lmao.

  17. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    February 1, 2018 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    Petros and Money are clowns, but good clowns.

  18. Arcadia sports recruits football's Gravatar Arcadia sports recruits football
    February 1, 2018 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Come to Arcadia! We guarantee a Address and a chance at the
    prestigious division 11 title .

  19. Too the Point's Gravatar Too the Point
    February 1, 2018 - 6:57 am | Permalink

    I know for a fact he did! It’s not a football decision, it’s a paycheck decision! He’d get about a $10,000 to $15,000 pay raise a year! That’s not ridiculous.

  20. February 1, 2018 - 6:40 am | Permalink

    Dale Zoila did not and would not put in for the Mountain View job! Ridiculous statement!

  21. Get Him Gone's Gravatar Get Him Gone
    February 1, 2018 - 12:52 am | Permalink

    Salcido does NOT enjoy unfettered rights to free speech while working as an employee of the ER school district. The district has every right to dictate what is–and is not–acceptable behavior on the part of its hires. This man has taken it upon himself to act as if he were owner and operator of his own school, no doubt because his position as city councilman made him feel untouchable.
    Lest we think that the only persons hurt in this matter are the veterans, the students and the parents, also consider that this situation casts a shadow of suspicion upon virtually all other ER teachers, because nobody can be sure which of them is a friend or sympathizer of Salcido. The same type of suspicion might also be leveled against anyone who resides in Pico Rivera, because the public can’t be sure which of them knew about this rogue teacher and remained silent, as a passive enabler.
    Hopefully, Mr. Salcido will be unceremoniously fired, whereupon he can test the market for venom-spewing psychotic teachers.

  22. @jstaMOMMY's Gravatar @jstaMOMMY
    February 1, 2018 - 12:07 am | Permalink

    Didn’t the great Ziola and rest of Los Altos coaches were at Diamond Bar and couldn’t win a game and u call him a great coach? Los Altos had talent when he had two great seasons. Are u president of the Ziola fan club?

  23. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    January 31, 2018 - 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Just like Trump, right message wrong messenger!

  24. JstaMom's Gravatar JstaMom
    January 31, 2018 - 10:26 pm | Permalink

    They will gain a GREAT coach!

  25. @Sportsdad's Gravatar @Sportsdad
    January 31, 2018 - 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Arcadia will be in competition for qb position. With max Davila graduating, his backup dylan Guerra will be competing with Cj and Chris for quarterback. If Mikey hillier and chalchisa chaffe get brought up, we next year on varsity will have 6 capable qbs if you could wide receiver frankie Contreras who was the third quarterback when Dylan got brought up to varsity last season and second qb behind max in 2016.

  26. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 31, 2018 - 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Doesn’t CJ montes live in San Dimas? Wouldn’t a private to public transfer have to be because of a valid change of residence?

  27. HTCS's Gravatar HTCS
    January 31, 2018 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    The Mason and Ireland show is a joke. All Mason talks about is how he loves to smoke weed and get high all the time and how him and his boyfriend Juan enjoy mudbath massages and walking around naked in their backyard. Ireland doesn’t have a thought that doesn’t revolve around Kobe Bryant or Lakers.
    From T. Peterson: I agree it’s terrible. I just happened to come across it and couldn’t believe they were talking about Kobe Bryant. The guy retired two years ago! Sports talk radio in general is horrible now.

  28. Too the Point's Gravatar Too the Point
    January 31, 2018 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Dale Ziola has applied and is the front runner for the Mt. View job.

  29. Sportsdad's Gravatar Sportsdad
    January 31, 2018 - 5:42 pm | Permalink

    CJ Montes enrolled at Arcadia. First La Salles backup quarterback transfers to Arcadia now the starter too? I wonder how Wilson must feel about Montes probably taking his job twice. He might say the right things and be a team first guy but I doubt he could be happy

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