Tag Archives: High School football novel

Fanview: October 6, 2016

By Joe Torosian “And, as his strength failed him at length, he wondered upon a sportswriters shadow… “Shadow,” said he, “where it can be this land called Montebello?”—Jack McTaggart Kick it! Right off the Top: Road team…Top of the ninth…three-run homer…It was like living through Jack Clark all over again.

Fanview: October 4, 2016

By Joe Torosian “Tackling is fundamental, but hitting is essential if you’re going to be a great football team. You have to make it so they don’t want anymore.”—West El Monte Poly, DC, Coach Gugliotta Kick it! Right off the Top: Oh, I’ve always thought Fantasy Football was a stupid waste of time…I’ve never really […]

The Peterson Principle: 10/3/2016

By Tim Peterson I’m not one to get emotional – especially when it comes to sports – but it was sad to see an era come to an end on Sunday.

Fanview: October 1, 2016

By Joe Torosian “We’ll see the sun come up on sunday mornin’ And watch it fade the moon away I guess you know I’m givin’ you a warnin’ ‘Cause me and moon are itchin’ to play…”—Starbuck Kick it! Right off the Top: Some people get a zit and they freak out…I get a zit, and […]

Fanview: September 29, 2016

By Joe Torosian “I’m not talking about pleasure boating or day sailing, I’m talking about working for a living…I’m talking about sharking!” — Quint Kick it! Right off the Top: Has Turner Field been around long enough for us to get verklempt over?

Fanview: September 27, 2016

By Joe Torosian “Now she’s off with Spartacus killing people in their beds. And Crassus, no mention of the money, no!”                                —Batiatus Kick it! Right off the Top: I love watching leaves fall in a late afternoon breeze…and if I […]

The Peterson Principle: 9/26/2016

By Tim Peterson “You probably picked Glendora didn’t you,” West Covina head coach Mike Maggiore said to me late in the game Friday night with his Bulldogs up 30-13.

Fanview: September 24, 2016

By Joe Torosian “Well, uh, I love a good polka as much as the next man.”—Frenchy Kick it! Right off the Top: I don’t know…maybe I’m a bad person…but Kevin Costner spoke way too long last night at the Vin Scully tribute…

Fanview: September 22, 2016

By Joe Torosian “I love inside jokes…love to be part of one some day.”                                              —Michael Scott Kick it! Right off the Top: What is the mentality of someone who won’t flush a public […]

Fanview: September 20, 2016

By Joe Torosian “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t know even where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”—Michael Scott Kick it! Right off the Top: I’d like to thank everyone for fighting with Tim Peterson on the comments thread of my Saturday column…Since The Peterson Principle routinely kicks […]