The TEN: 1/18/2019

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

1. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced that he will transfer to Oklahoma for his senior season.

2. Northview’s Jamier Johnson has received offers from Nevada, Oregon and Utah State this week.

3. Northvew’s Deshon Thompson received his first offer from Utah State this week.

4. Los Altos’ Jared Lucas scored 49 points Wednesday night in an 89-57 win over West Covina. Lucas has now reached the 3,000 point mark in his high school career, only the fourth player to hit that plateau in CIF Southern Section history.

5. Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell, who spent last season as a backup to Dwayne Haskins, has transferred to Miami.

6. Tim Tebow is set to start his third season with the New York Mets as he will report to training camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida in February. He is expected to open the season at the Mets AAA affiliate in Syracuse.

7. The Seattle Seahawks have signed quarterback Paxton Lynch and he will be given the opportunity to compete as Russell Wilson’s backup.

8. On his date in 1976 the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X in the Orange Bowl in Miami. WR Lynn Swann was named MVP.

9. Rams at New Orleans, NFC Championship game Sunday 12:05 p.m. FOX.

10. On this date in 2008 former Rams owner Georgia Frontiere passed away at the age of 82.

7 Comments to "The TEN: 1/18/2019"

  1. Angelus League's Gravatar Angelus League
    January 20, 2019 - 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Former LA Cathedral QB Bryce Young has been offered a Scholarship from UCLA.

  2. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    January 20, 2019 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    I remember that Saturday morning at Mt View for the tie breaker, but it was the 1980 season. That’s when we had good teams in the MVL. Schurr was CIF champs that year and two years later Rosemead was CIF champs, back when a CIF championship meant something. Now we have Marshall and Gab in our league two bye weeks, three when you court Mt View.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 19, 2019 - 12:03 pm | Permalink

    @ Time Gone By: Lynn Swann, the once-great wide receiver for the USC Trojans and the Pittsburgh Steelers, appears to be establishing himself as a first-class bungler of the entire USC athletic department. Just read today’s front-page article in the L.A. Times about how he managed to screw things up for the USC song girls, of all people.
    Swann’s predecessor as the Trojans’ A.D., Pat Haden, didn’t end up doing all that well, either. That scandal-ridden university is in need of a real shakeup. It’s time for some serious soul-searching there.
    Perhaps Mr. Swann can turn things around. He’s been in his job for a relatively short time, and I think it would be premature to dismiss him now. Don’t send him packing just yet.

  4. Knightwatch's Gravatar Knightwatch
    January 19, 2019 - 12:24 am | Permalink

    As I celebrate my 70th birthday on Monday, I look back on 40 years of coaching, watching, announcing sports in the Mission Valley League. So many wonderful memories, so many wonderful players.
    The 3-way California tie-breaker on Saturday morning (1981?) for 2 playoff spots. League rules were changed after that as no one wanted a repeat of that crazy day.
    South Pas fouling the JV call up who happened to be the best free throw shooter in the school. Ten fourth quarter free throws later, EM was on to the CIF finals.
    The freshman football player who said he couldn’t do more than 2 40s because he was going to die. When reminded that the Dr. had said he was physically able , he ran 2 more 40s and told me, ” About that Dr., I think I need a second opinion.”
    The defensive tackle that intercepted a pass and ran through the end zone and across the track and bounced off the fence because he closed his eyes so no one would catch him.
    So many moe memories, so little space

  5. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    January 18, 2019 - 2:04 pm | Permalink

    1) Great decision by Hurst, the Sooners may have a third consecutive Heisman winner.
    4) Great accomplishment! Is he the coach’s son?
    7) The Cowboys luck out not drafting Lynch.

  6. Time Gone By's Gravatar Time Gone By
    January 18, 2019 - 11:57 am | Permalink

    Lynn Swann may have been everybody’s hero way back then, but now he’s establishing himself as a first-class bungler of the football program that helped put him on the map. Better to have stayed retired, or perhaps join Ron Vrooman in a globe-trotting kneel-down tour in support of whatever cause keeps the planet spinning.

  7. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    January 18, 2019 - 11:20 am | Permalink

    Can Kap play baseball?

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