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What did he do with all that money? Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Six years after signing a $58 million contract, with $26 million of it guaranteed, Young says he’s broke. Ouch.

Lesson Learned
As in the case of Vince Young, it is always best to remember that money will not change your life. It may change your circumstances for a time, but it will not change you. If you’re sad, you will still be sad. If you are lazy you will still be lazy, if you are wise, you will still be wise. The money might give you a bump in status, but who you are will always level things out.

Quote of the Weekend
“No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”—Old Chinese saying.

Prep Football
After 20 seasons legendary CFL quarterback, La Puente alum, Anthony Calvillo is retiring. After 455 touchdown passes and 79,816 yards.

Did You Know…?
…Former NBA forward Cliff Robinson an 18-year veteran, who played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets, will be on the next season of “Survivor?” The show begins Wednesday, February 26th on CBS.

For What It’s Worth
The best part of the Pro Bowl on Sunday, always a yawning festival, was hearing Grace Potter sing the national anthem. In the future if you have a chance to see the Pro Bowl or Grace Potter and her band “The Nocturnals,” go see Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

MLB Note:
Los Angeles Dodgers sign long time Los Angeles Angels utility man Chone Figgins to a minor league contract. Figgins, out of baseball last year, spent three seasons (2010-2012) with the Seattle Mariners. He’s 36.

Happy Birthday this week to:
1/30: Pasadena Marshall football HC/Former Rosemead assistant Jim Arellanes.
2/1: El Monte offensive coordinator Brian Tabatabai turns 37
2/1: Former El Monte offensive lineman Rich Whittington turns 50.
2/1: Former San Gabriel quarterback Isaac Valdez turns 22
2/3: Former San Gabriel cornerback Charles Hallinan turns 25
2/4: Former Rosemead tailback Matt Fregoso turns 21.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Joe T.’s Scoreboard