Joe T.’s Scoreboard
By Joe Torosian
February 5, 2014 • 281 views
When you lose when you are young, you’re always confident you’ll make it back and get another chance. When you lose and your time, career, age, testify that your window for victory is closing, or has closed, you hurt inside.
A second Super Bowl title for Peyton Manning is looking remote right now, but have you ever seen a player handle himself with so much class after taking such a beating? This guy is a Hall of Famer and an all-time great before you even start looking at his statistics.
Lesson Learned Part II
Never trust the voters. At least when it comes to Hall of Fame ballots. The voters for the NFL HOF chose a defensive end Claude Humphrey, who was good, over a five time Super Bowl champ named Charles Haley. They took a good receiver, Andre Reed, over an all-time great like Tim Brown. And they took a punter, named Ray Guy. A great punter, but he was a punter.
So if Andre Reed, a player defenses never had to prepare for, can get into the Hall of Fame, I guess former St. Louis Rams receivers Isaac Bruce and Tory Holt are locks. I’d have to say so is former Pittsburgh Steelers wide out Hines Ward.
Quote of the Weekend
“The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”—George Eliot
National Signing Day for High School football is Wednesday, February 7th. Keep an eye on Monrovia’s Kurt Scoby. Word is he’s leaning towards Fresno State.
Did You Know…?
The Denver Broncos have lost five of seven Super Bowls.
For What It’s Worth
I don’t mind a Super Bowl blowout when I pick who is going to win. On “The Joe Show” with Ken Ferreira last week we made our Super Bowl predictions (it’s on record folks) I said the Seahawks would hold the Broncos to a touchdown and win the game in a rout. I shouldn’t brag, but this felt pretty good. The kind of thing you dine on for a year.
Happy Birthday this week to:
2/5: Former Arroyo kicker Manny Santizo turns 24.
2/7: Former Temple City trenchman Ben Rush turns 30.
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