The TEN: 2/9/2018

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

1. The Lakers traded Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a protected first round pick in 2018.

2. The Cavaliers also traded Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat and acquired Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-way deal with Utah and Sacramento. Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose were sent to Utah and Sacramento wound up with Joe Johnson.

3. Former West Covina HC Mike Maggiore has returned to coaching for the Bulldogs …for the freshman team.

4. San Francisco 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo agrees to a five-year, $137.5 million deal.

5. The Kansas City Chiefs cut cornerback Darrelle Revis.

6. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is considering retiring to pursue a career in acting.

7. The Winter Olympics open in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

8. The high school football season will start as early as August 10th this year for some teams.

9. Georgia ended up with the number one ranked football recruiting class in the nation. Ohio State, Texas, USC and Penn State rounded out the top five.

10. AP College Basketball rankings: 1. Villanova 2. Virginia 3. Purdue 4. Michigan State 5. Xavier.

9 Comments to "The TEN: 2/9/2018"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    February 11, 2018 - 12:55 pm | Permalink

    @ Eleven: Or on grotesque-looking wigs.

  2. Eleven's Gravatar Eleven
    February 10, 2018 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

    An interesting way to view this football ban is to observe that government is on the verge of losing all the revenue flowing from pot busts, so they’re lining-up a replacement crime: juvenile football. At the very least, it will create opportunities to demand under-the-table payoffs from parents, to avoid more serious penalties. I doubt if Trump would get involved, because he’d only get motivated if this were a ban on hairspray.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    February 10, 2018 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    @ Anonymous: You’re absolutely right about soccer-related concussions, but I doubt that soccer organizations will ever require players to wear any type of head pads or helmets.

    As for the World Cup television broadcasts, I don’t think Andres Cantor is going to curb his enthusiasm any time soon. I guess he has to make each goal into such a big deal because so few are scored in many of the games.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 9, 2018 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Was there anything posted on this “10” that stated anything about the legislature banning youth football? No. So, my my response to such BS is; If they decide to stop youth football, then they will have to stop youth soccer. Statistically speaking, there are more concussion in soccer than football. Its bad enough I have to hear GGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL! every 4 years for the world cup. Maybe it will stop all together. lol.

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    February 9, 2018 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Here are some issues the California Legislature could appropriately act on: water and land use policy, environmental cleanups, the housing crisis, homelessness, workplace discrimination, transportation, consumer protections, tax reform, and balancing the massive state budget.

    In my opinion, youth football programs have had a positive impact on many thousands of young people, and it appears that their benefits have far outweighed the risk of injury.
    Legislative involvement in this matter would be an example of government overreach where it is least needed.

  6. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    February 9, 2018 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Since Pete Carroll left, USC has done less with their recruiting classes than any top 25 programs. They seemingly get a top 5 recruiting class every year but few have developed into the type of players that Alabama, Ohio State, etc. seems capable of doing.

  7. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    February 9, 2018 - 10:43 am | Permalink

    Once again our legislature overstepping their bounds and trying to legislate away our freedom of choice. There aren’t more pressing issues they could be dealing with?

  8. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    February 9, 2018 - 10:18 am | Permalink

    I saw the story yesterday. Look for a mass exodus to Texas.

  9. Eleven's Gravatar Eleven
    February 9, 2018 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    A bill pending before the California legislature would ban youths from playing tackle football before high school. Where California leads, the rest of this nation usually follows.

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