The Ten: 04/30/2018

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

  1. LAFC christened the Banc of California Stadium beating the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in stoppage time on a goal by Laurent Ciman.
  2. The APU Cougar baseball team took 3 of 4 from Biola over the weekend and improved their record to 37-7. The NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball polls have the Cougars 2nd and 4th Division II.
  3. Las Vegas has made the New England Patriots as the odds-on favorite to lead the NFL in wins for the 2018 regular season.
  4. South El Monte junior Nevaeh Castruita is #9 in the CIF Southern Section with 14 wins. In the 14 wins she has amassed 128 strikeouts and an era of 1.17.
  5. Happy birthday to San Gabriel High Alum Jude Oliva. Jude shares his birthday with former Detroit Piston point guard Isiah Thomas.
  6. SMU wide receiver Trey Quinn was selected as the 256th and last player of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins earing this year’s Mr. Irrelevant title.
  7. K.J. Malone, son of NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans as an offensive lineman out of LSU.
  8. On this day in 1985 the Buffalo Bills drafted Bruce Smith. Smith went on to record 200 career sacks for the Bills.
  9. San Dimas’ Zach Jacobs still leads the CIF Southern Section in wins with 10 despite Saturday’s loss to Arcadia.
  10. “If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.” Isiah Thomas

11 Comments to "The Ten: 04/30/2018"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    May 3, 2018 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    @ Rings: I don’t like your use of the word “toys,” even as a metaphor, when it’s used in reference to our high school athletes. I believe it devalues them as people. If you had said they’re talented players, then I would’ve been willing to buy that.
    Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding is that schools exist primarily to provide educational opportunities and instruction to our young people.
    Extracurricular activities, including athletics, are adjuncts to our schools’ educational mission.
    Did I miss something?
    I think it is fundamentally wrong to place the word “athlete” in front of “student” in the context of an educational setting, whether it’s a high school, community college, or university.
    That kind of emphasis speaks volumes about our priorities. So, it’s no wonder that a lot of our young athletes fail to earn a high school diploma or college degree. School’s out for them once they have used up their athletic eligibility.
    The fact that someone is a student should not be considered secondary in importance, even if we’re talking about a star athlete.
    Schools should be in the business of helping their students become intelligent, well-rounded individuals who are capable of successfully functioning in our society.
    What should be made secondary is the status of some schools as sports factories.

  2. Its all about the rings's Gravatar Its all about the rings
    May 3, 2018 - 10:38 am | Permalink


    I say a little bit of both. parents wouldn’t follow if he wasn’t a good coach but makes the job easier when you have the better talent just ask the zen master

  3. Its all about the rings's Gravatar Its all about the rings
    May 3, 2018 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    @ Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man

    Its a figure of speech stating two things are similar. Metaphor.
    If you transfer from a good academic institution for athletic reason. You are a athletic-student, lets put emphasis on athlete, since student comes secondary.

  4. May 3, 2018 - 5:10 am | Permalink

    Are you a great coach when you can only win when you’ve got a stacked team? Or are you stacked because you’re a good coach? Things to make you go hmmmmm

  5. May 2, 2018 - 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Lol……too good

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    May 2, 2018 - 6:42 pm | Permalink

    @ Rings: Whether or not they’re transfers, high school student-athletes are not “toys.” They are human beings, and their all-around development, including academically and character-wise, is of greater importance.
    Our student-athletes will continue to be people long after their playing careers have ended. All of them should have the best possible opportunity to be contributing members of our society.
    While football glory is great, it’s a fleeting thing. There’s a lot more to life.

  7. Its all about the rings's Gravatar Its all about the rings
    May 2, 2018 - 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday coach, rumors going around 11- 15 new transfers enjoy the toys. Bring home the rings.

  8. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    May 1, 2018 - 9:11 pm | Permalink

    @Captain, why don’t you enlighten us? Which school has he left with the cupboard bared?

  9. Captain's Gravatar Captain
    May 1, 2018 - 11:08 am | Permalink

    No respect here for Jude. The guy always goes to teams that are stacked or have a recruiting pipeline set up . Once the cupboard is empty he disappears and reappears at another stacked school. No loyalty! How about the guy actually build something and stick around for once! Don’t believe me, just look at the schools he’s left so far.

  10. Ten's Gravatar Ten
    April 30, 2018 - 11:28 am | Permalink

    Isiah’s sentiment is noble-sounding, but let’s get real here: the world has 7.6 BILLION people, so it’s doubtful that anyone would be able to differentiate this guy from the howling hordes if he didn’t play a decent game of ball.

  11. ?'s Gravatar ?
    April 30, 2018 - 11:04 am | Permalink

    You mean this Jude Oliva coach is a real person? He is talked about like he is the 2nd coming of JC. I thought he was a fairy tale person like the tooth fairy.

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