Fanview Lite: August 11, 2010

Trying to figure out the Jack Del Rio League has driven me to madness!

T-Minus-29 Days until “The Mid Valley Classic”

Good afternoon!

Congrats to the El Monte American Juniors…as they qualified last night for the Little League Juniors World Series in Michigan…(We got a story coming)… I believe, thinking back to my District 18 coverage days, this may be the first time a team from District 18 has qualified for a Little League World Series….(Welcome the correction)…Congrats to longtime EMA President Terry Farfan and long time E-Board member the Immortal Bob Butler.

Oh, didn’t you know? I’ve always been a Jay Gibbons fan.

A grey shirt at a local junior college is hardly news, but when it comes from somebody who had some nice moments locally you smile at the news…

Former Temple City wide receiver Kenny Werner, who caught 23 passes, averaged 18-yards a catch, and scored six touchdowns in 2008, is currently grey shirting at Mt. Sac.

That’s pretty cool…And then Werner said former TC quarterback Morgan Hatch was in line to serve as the Mounties back up (second string) this season. That’s a huge deal.

Mentioned this to Peterson at the office last night and he smiled; “That’s cool, maybe those dudes can pull something…

(Help me)

Note from Whittier Christian Faithful: “Joel Rhone is gonna start at RB for us, Grant Escobar will get some carries too.”

So essentially my lobbying for Rudy Robles to get 10 to 15 carries a game went for naught…

My bad…gotta remember I write about sports…I don’t coach or play sports… I’m still letting that offer to coach freshman quarterbacks at Glenn in 1985 go to my head.

Former Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks, who I thought retired two years ago, actually retired today…Not necessarily a huge fan, but he was a great player…

Note to Villathedevil: (Mr. Bengal Fan)… Larry Kinnebrew played for your team from 1983 to 1990, he scored 47 touchdowns, and rushed 3,133-yards…No, he didn’t play linebacker… You saying he played linebacker, would be like me saying Mike Guman played quarterback for the Rams.

Love the “bubble” discussion we had last night…(Except for that part around the 16 minute mark) it really gets interesting…Especially if you think how the pool could shrink if two teams were taken out of the Valle Vista…The wild card of the wild cards, I’m convinced is Blair. I’m not predicting a deep playoff run…but because they literally have a shot at beating; La Canada, South Pasadena, San Marino, and Temple City this season…not saying they will…just saying they could…

Still dancing with LC for second in the Rio Hondo.

Outside of players, I’m just about done predicting, prognosticating, debating or even guessing about the Jack Del Rio League…It spins my head right round…right round…

For the record…I went to my first Dodger game in August of 1975…Willie Crawford homered…I went to my most recent Dodger game last season and saw Eric Stults pitch a complete game shutout…35 seasons, a ton of games…and I have never, not once, not even come close, to getting a sniff of a foul ball or a homerun ball…Neither has anyone sitting next to me.

So with that said…my wife, or date, or friend, or anybody else ever had to or has to worry about me punking out with a ball heading our direction. It’s just not going to happen.

Speaking of Temple City…Carlos Mota was great last night…I pushed and pushed to get him to say he was a harder hitter than longtime friend and current Rosemead Panther Andrew Gibson…and he wouldn’t bite…Mota is a perfect fit for HC Mike McFarland.

Check out Matt Fregoso’s highlight video, the Mead tailback puts on a nice now…

Note to Athletes: The Mid has no problem linking your highlight videos to our site…We would just like the lyrics of the background music to be clean…

Note to NewRam: Great line about the DNA buried in the grass at North Field…Classic.

“Football Rush Week” is coming…August 23-27.

Stay thirsty my friends…

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5 Comments to "Fanview Lite: August 11, 2010"

  1. New Ram's Gravatar New Ram
    August 13, 2010 - 11:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks much for the update on Hatch…he is only a twisted ankle away from showing Mt Sac fans what he can do! Josh O can tell you just how much the TC O-line loved to protect and block for Morgan, a class act if there ever was one. I remember when he forearm shivered and ran over the Arroyo DB on the sideline – the huddle and sideline went nuts! A determined, hard working kid.
    His talent improvement from junior to senior season was incredible. Hatch’s passing stats would have been stellar were it not for TC pounding 3000 yds on the ground.
    Morgan really is a great representative of what the combined TC academic and football program can produce, or at least could produce. The loss to Monrovia was probably Hatch’s worst memory…the 2pt conversion against LC one of the better.

    Jt-thx for the compliment. A combination of Soumak-Reasoner DNA would do the trick.

  2. August 12, 2010 - 2:50 am | Permalink

    Little known fact, boss, I used to cover Jay Gibbons when he used to patrol the outfield at Reeder Field at Cal State LA. I should make a call and see if I can get an interview with him

  3. SAMMY SPARTAN's Gravatar SAMMY SPARTAN
    August 11, 2010 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    sean kennedy , freddy diaz , angel lopez , ray ramirez , george bocanegra , bingo longoria , oscar lopez , joel sanchez , danny bobadilla , iggy lopez , eric perez , mike ramos , andy mata , —- geez the list could go on forever of great baseball players at pioneer park !! and this is the team that finally makes it to the series !! WOW

  4. jtorosian's Gravatar jtorosian
    August 11, 2010 - 5:38 pm | Permalink

    I saw that game too…Guman did it against the Bengals…I knew you were cool!
    I’m still a Rams fan…tried to shake them, but never could…I went from heaven to hell when they won the Super Bowl…first when Mike Jones made the tackle, then when Georgia went and stuck it in our eye by saying “I knew we made the right move when we came to St. Louis!”…

    I have to be a little honest…Somebody else told me he (Locklear) was gone as well…that’s why I prefaced the question the way I did…another poster to our site said he thought the same thing… I tip my hat in apologies to the Dons…

  5. Johnny B. Good's Gravatar Johnny B. Good
    August 11, 2010 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

    I remember seeing Guman recover an onside kick and glide in for a TD back in the day. The Rams died to me when they won the superbowl. I cheered hard for that win. The next year they come out in the “new” unis. There was no looking back. Now, I’m in NFL Bliss. I get to jump on whatever bandwagon I like. I must admit, I like the Cowboys a bit. Ironically, I hated the Cowboys as a kid…
    Last add: Cool pic….
    Really last add: Go easy on my man Villathe….LOL. I’m a Sierra Vista Don Alum…. Go SV Dons!

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