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Brave New World
“I believe the downfall of this generation (insert dramatic music here) will be based on the hypocrisy we are currently being asked to instill in our young people. We do not keep score anymore because we don’t want little Johnny or little Sally to have his/her feelings hurt. So there are no more scoreboards, no more strike outs, no more winners or losers, no more “our team sucks,” therefore there is no more ‘I will work harder to improve.’”—Arroyo head football coach Jim Singiser

The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-39 and 141/2 games out of the last playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference with 23 games remaining. Does coach Mike D’Antoni get to come back next season for encore?

Please Do…
If the San Francisco 49ers are having problems with head coach Jim Harbaugh and his three consecutive NFC title game appearances, including one trip that ended with a Super Bowl date, please, by all means, let him go to the Cleveland Browns.
Harbaugh is 41-14 in three seasons and for some reason folks want to return to the days of Mike Singletary and Mike Nolan. It reminds me when Los Angeles Rams fans were upset with then head coach Chuck Knox because his offense wasn’t exciting enough. In Knox’s first three seasons he went 36-11 with three playoff appearances, three division titles, and two NFC finals appearances.
I tell you, sometimes, people don’t know what they want.

Department of Income
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, one of the top five closers in Major League Baseball, is slated to make $512,000 this season. Dodger pitcher Josh Beckett is scheduled to earn $15,750,000. Nice.

Things to Keep an Eye on:
Early scheduled baseball and softball games were rained out this past weekend. Everything, weather permitting, gets back on track this week.

Happy Birthday this week to:
3/7: Former South El Monte WR Tommy Cogburn turns 24
3/8: Former Monrovia WR Mason Bryant (currently attending Penn) turns 19
3/8: Former Temple City QB Morgan Hatch turns 23
(If you have a sports birthday you’d like acknowledged drop me a line below)

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