The TEN: 6/10/2020

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

1. The CIF Commissioners are planning on meeting Wednesday but a final decision on a sports calendar for the upcoming season isn’t expected until possibly July 1.

2. The MLB players association is now expected to propose an 89-game season with a full prorated share of salary and expanded playoffs.

3. Michael Jordan and his crew reeled in a 442 pound marlin Tuesday at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in North Carolina.

4. Former Miami tight end Michael Irvin Jr., son of NFL Hall of Famer/ former Dallas Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin, announced he is transferring to Florida Atlantic.

5. Former NBA guard and Laker assistant Brian Shaw, has been named the head coach of the new G-League team that will debut in the 2020-’21 season.

6. The 2020-’21 NBA season could be condensed due to the suspension and late resumption of this season according to NBA General managers.

7. On this date in 1984 the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 119-108 to tie the series at 3 games each and force a Game 7 of the NBA Finals in the Boston Garden.

8. Also on this day in 1997 Kevin Brown threw a no hitter in the Florida Marlins 9-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.

9. Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts turns 69 today.

10. “Now that I’m retired I want to say that all defensive linemen are sissies.” – Dan Fouts.

9 Comments to "The TEN: 6/10/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    June 15, 2020 - 8:40 pm | Permalink

    @ SGV: The statement that President Trump made a few months ago regarding his role in the coronavirus testing shortfall also characterizes his entire tenure as President: “I take no responsibility at all.”

  2. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    June 14, 2020 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

    @Rams: I certainly expected feedback from my opine. I respect yours. Let your son play and I hope he has nothing but a wonderful experience. The numbers are rising and I guess I believe China as much as I believe Mr. Trumps ideas and government. I think high school football will wind up like the presidents upcoming Tulsa rally. “Everybody come and don’t wear a stupid mask.” But…..sign this pledge first that if you get sick from Covid and die you can’t sue me or anyone related to me and this rally.” Stand for the kickoff.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    June 14, 2020 - 1:25 pm | Permalink

    @ SGV & RAMS FAN: I, like SGV, favor some caution here.
    Yes, we lose tens of thousands of lives to the seasonal flu every year, regardless of which strain presents itself. But, everyone should be taken aback by the fact that the coronavirus has caused the deaths of more than 115,000 Americans in the LAST FOUR MONTHS.
    We have sustained this toll despite all of the business and school closures and social distancing measures we’ve undertaken. However, these measures have unquestionably saved many lives.
    We’re not even through the “first wave” of the pandemic yet. (It’s starting to look more like a permanent wave, although I hope and pray that isn’t the case.)
    At the very least, we must have widespread coronavirus testing and contact tracing by public health authorities to prevent future spikes of the disease. The development of effective treatments or vaccines would also be extremely helpful.
    If we’re going to err, we have to err on the side of caution. Many lives are still at stake.

  4. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    June 13, 2020 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I will agree with you on one point you made. Getting back to a classroom education is the priority. But that’s the only thing I agree with. The numbers aren’t rising, they are fluctuating based on more public places being opened up and more testing being done. That was totally expected. Now vaccines are under development, but experts say they might be 12-18 months away. Vaccines are not 100% effective. That fact is proven every year when people who got that years version of the flu shot still got the flu. The flu kills 40-60 thousand people every year! But you never hear about that anymore. If your basing a decision on whether or not your son plays football based on reporting from China, that’s not an informed decision. They lie, all the time. You will never know what their real numbers are. Now you also know that 40-60 thousand people die every year in car accidents right? So does your son not ride in cars? How about a school bus with no seat belts? Those affected the worst with this newest strain of virus are elderly and/or those with underlying health problems. Probably not something a young man that has to pass a physical to play any sports would normally worry about. What about his aunts, uncles, grandparents etc . he usually comes into contact with you might ask? I’ve never heard, before now ,where you quarantine and isolate the sick AND the healthy. That’s just absurd. If you think he’s been exposed, you limit his exposure to those compromised people. I think it is extremely unrealistic to have a thresh hold of 50 a day in a state with 40 million residents. Let the boy play Mr.

  5. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    June 12, 2020 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    We are opening up despite rising numbers. Here is the question? How many people are we willing to sacrifice on the altar of high school sports? One or five? What if one of those was your daughter or father? Would that change your mind? Getting back to some form of classroom education first is far more important than getting back on the football field. My kid is not playing until a vaccine or a dramatically lower case rate. I’m talking 50 cases a day in Ca. That is not unrealistic considering China with billions of people has many days with zero cases. I don’t want to take the chance of him infecting someone that can’t recover. That is to big a burden on a young mind. No matter how much he whines he has to wait with his family even if others are playing.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 10, 2020 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Should all transfers be allowed to move without a problem due to covid?

  7. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    June 10, 2020 - 8:24 pm | Permalink

    @ #10: The late Deacon Jones, who played defensive end for the L.A. Rams and was infamous for head-slapping offensive linemen, would not have liked that remark. I’m also sure that former Pittsburgh Steeler “Mean” Joe Greene would take exception as well.

  8. Bottom Line's Gravatar Bottom Line
    June 10, 2020 - 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Instead of dithering endlessly about virus safety issues, let’s just call all sporting events protests, and we’re good to go just like before.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 10, 2020 - 8:27 am | Permalink

    Must be a sturdy lock on the announcer booth door

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