The TEN: 3/25/2019

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

1. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement.

2. The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night September 5 to kick off the 2019 NFL season.

3. The Oakland Raiders will play at the Oakland Coliseum for the 2019 season as the NFL approved the team’s lease for this year.

4. Number one seeds Duke, Gonzaga, Virginia and North Carolina are all in the Sweet Sixteen.

5. Jason Kidd is the latest name rumored to replace Luke Walton as the next head coach of the Lakers.

6. California has fired head basketball coach Wyking Jones after just two years.

7. The Angels beat the Dodgers 8-4 Sunday to open the Freeway Series.

8. The Golden State Warriors reached 50 wins for the sixth straight year.

9. Muir’s Ely Resendiz leads the Pacific League in hitting with a .593 average.

10. On this day in 1971 the Boston Patriots changed their name to the New England Patriots.

18 Comments to "The TEN: 3/25/2019"

  1. sports man's Gravatar sports man
    April 2, 2019 - 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Look to ‘Long Beach Real Estate’ for home buying opportunities=I never knew one could by a small home there, in pretty nice location (one very close to Shoreline Village) for around 400 thousand. Of course square footage is about 1,000, but it is a start=and not bad for a new married couple or a single, hard working man or woman

  2. RIP George Carlin's Gravatar RIP George Carlin
    March 31, 2019 - 10:27 am | Permalink

    George Carlin said it best when he said that the government we have is comprised of a bunch of people from our own schools, churches and neighborhoods. In other words, this is the best we can do, folks. The ONLY way to change politics is to change what’s being taught in those churches and schools. Trying to change politics without altering the public’s sense of right and wrong is like trying to make a car into a high-performance machine by merely giving it a paint job.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 31, 2019 - 12:27 am | Permalink

    @ MAGA: I like it just fine here in the L.A. area. I worked hard to pay off our mortgage in 18 years; we were aided by the fact that we bought our property in the mid-1980’s, before housing prices became totally outlandish.
    From a sports fan’s perspective, one of the great things about living in Southern California is that we have more than our fair share of competitive teams. Unfortunately, many residents of our region now cannot afford the exorbitant cost of attending a major sporting event.
    I’m thankful that I work at Dodger Stadium and occasionally get to catch a glimpse of the action. It’s also nice to live in an area that’s served by Charter Communications, which enables me to watch a few games on cable when the Dodgers are on the road.
    Life’s been good, for the most part, so I really don’t need to move to Mississippi.

  4. MAGA's Gravatar MAGA
    March 30, 2019 - 5:37 pm | Permalink

    @RV: Move to Mississippi if you can’t afford it in Socal.

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 30, 2019 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    @ sports man: The Trumps and the Clintons are both horribly corrupt, and I’d be the first person to tell you that. Our choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election was arguably the most abysmal one in U.S. history.
    I believe the vast majority of intellectually honest people in this country would have to say that we were forced to choose between “bad” and “worse” in the 2016 election. (From whichever angle you want to look at it.)
    By the way, those labels were used in previous presidential elections, but the 2016 campaign was the one in which they most truthfully applied to both major-party candidates.
    Our legal system has allowed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to slide by despite decades of questionable conduct. Trump and Hillary are both products and noteworthy beneficiaries of a corrupt political and campaign finance system.
    I voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 California presidential primary, partly because of the allegations concerning the Clinton Foundation and a possible “pay-to-play” setup in the Hillary Clinton-run State Department.
    I’m one of the last people who would ever defend Hillary Clinton; the only reason I didn’t mention her before is because Donald Trump is the current President of the United States and she isn’t.
    Trump probably has the most power of anyone in the Western world right now, while Hillary’s defeat in 2016 has pretty much reduced her to irrelevance.
    Both of them should be prosecuted for their alleged crimes, but it hasn’t happened yet. All I want is an honest government that effectively serves the people of this country, which shouldn’t be asking for too much.

    You’re absolutely right about the economics of our region. The cost of living—particularly the cost of housing—has gotten way out of control in the last 40 years. But, the weather is usually good!

    @ MAGA: President Trump can rightfully claim just three great accomplishments to date: He got two Supreme Court appointments (one of which was stolen from President Obama by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican minions) and a “tax-reform” law which heavily favors corporations and the wealthy.
    As for Obamacare, the Republicans’ last big idea was to repeal it and replace it with…..nothing! They’ll have to do a lot better in order to win on the healthcare issue.

  6. sports man's Gravatar sports man
    March 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm | Permalink

    I find it hard to believe that this great site is being used for political feces! criticizing president on this site is very weird=and one of ‘above’ is using S. Arabia and not stating 20 million to Mr and Mrs C from S A

  7. sports man's Gravatar sports man
    March 29, 2019 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Median household income in Kansas is $54,935. REALITY IS THIS REALITY! Kansas Home Prices and Home Values. … The median price of homes currently listed in Kansas is $176,475. Yes homes r affordable across America. Los Angeles County Family average incomes make it difficult to buy a house here bcus average cost is about $650,000.00. SoCal =can anyone name a better place to live? I cannot. BEaches, mtn, deserts, etc and climate. BUT go elsewhere and buy home? Super possible

  8. MAGA!!'s Gravatar MAGA!!
    March 29, 2019 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    We won and keep winning!! Get over it snow flakes. You guys have 60% of the vote but can’t win nothing of importance. Now lets get rid of Obama Care.

  9. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 29, 2019 - 12:36 pm | Permalink

    @ Reality: I agree with some of your comments, but the probability that our president is “owned” by the rulers of Russia and Saudi Arabia should be of grave concern to all of us.
    Those individuals, and the governments they control, are not friends of democracy or personal freedom. Mr. Trump’s proclivity for sucking up to dictators, in addition to his own authoritarian tendencies, is pretty disturbing.
    Maybe we can get back to sports now…

  10. Reality's Gravatar Reality
    March 28, 2019 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    If anybody reading this cares about today’s kids ever being able to buy a house of their own, they should make all the noise they can about our own Federal Reserve ‘buying’ up all the distressed properties in the nation for the last 10 years running. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae don’t exist anymore, so the Fed is creating trillions of artificial money to take-over ownership of virtually all mortgage defaults, leaving us with a severe housing shortage and unrealistically high prices. The high prices also mean that nobody has any money leftover to spend with local businesses, which are closing at an alarming rate.

    The most important thing we can demand of our government is the ending of this stranglehold on real estate. The houses which are taken-back by banks should be put back onto the market for everyone to bid on, not sold in bundles to wealthy insiders.

    I do have to give props to the politicos, however, as they have obviously hood-winked many people into thinking this Russia thing, or the Mexican wall, or which bathrooms are accessible to whom, are the most burning issues around. They have done a marvelous job of distracting us from what really matters.

  11. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 27, 2019 - 1:07 pm | Permalink

    All political candidates at all levels of government—whether they are Democrats, Republicans, or nonpartisan—must be required to release their tax returns to the public.
    In addition, all candidates, candidate committees, and political action committees have to be compelled to fully disclose their sources of funding.
    Otherwise, the same old stuff will continue to happen. Our country needs a thorough rooting out of political corruption, which is long overdue.
    Close to home, the fact that local city council candidates are allowed to take political contributions from developers is a matter of concern to some of us.
    On the sports front, Inglewood mayor James Butts has come under scrutiny for his role in the Clippers’ arena deal. I won’t take sides on that one until more information emerges. However, state and local politicians across the country have frequently given sweet deals to sports franchises at taxpayers’ expense.

  12. Reality's Gravatar Reality
    March 26, 2019 - 9:01 pm | Permalink

    The issue that is staring all Americans in the face these days is that nobody can afford to buy a house anymore. All we see here, however, is the discussion of which zillionaire is winning their legal fight with other zillionaires in Washington. Then we wonder why the country is falling apart.

  13. Tucker's Gravatar Tucker
    March 26, 2019 - 4:37 pm | Permalink

    So typical. Do as you say not as you do.

  14. Rider's Gravatar Rider
    March 26, 2019 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    13. Still your President
    14. Triggered

  15. JON F B's Gravatar JON F B
    March 26, 2019 - 2:17 pm | Permalink


  16. Tin's Gravatar Tin
    March 26, 2019 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    11a. Not exonerated

  17. Reality's Gravatar Reality
    March 25, 2019 - 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Luke Walton is a nice enough guy, but his star was made by the great draft picks of Jerry West during Mr. Clutch’s stay with the Warriors, not by any innate coaching chops. If the goal is to provide someone who will work well with Lebron, hey, Tyrone Lue is available, and he’s a favorite with Los Angeles fans to boot.

  18. Rider's Gravatar Rider
    March 25, 2019 - 10:36 pm | Permalink

    11. No Collusion!

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