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Brave New World
First time I arranged my schedule to stay home and watch the first day of the NCAA Tournament was in 1988. It started off great but when the last game ended on that Thursday night I puked my guts out.

Lesson learned? Folks, we are not built to watch 14 continuous hours of television. Even when it’s the NCAA Tournament. So go to work, record the games that matter.

The Champ
So who wins this thing? Who will be the next NCAA Champion? I don’t know, but here’s some advice. Don’t fill in your brackets until after the games are played. I’ve done this the last three years, and my brackets have been perfect.

Prep Baseball
In Monrovia’s 2-0 win over Alhambra last Thursday, Wildcats pitcher Brian McConnell was white hot. The junior went all seven innings, walked two, allowed just one hit, and struck out seven.

Prep Softball
South El Monte super soph Alyssa Diaz in five games has eight hits in 16 at bats. She’s driven in four runs with three doubles, and one triple. That is called being; en fuego!

Department of Income Inequality:
Gilbert Arenas is the third highest paid player in the NBA, except he’s not in the NBA. Arenas, currently playing in China, is making over $22,000,000 in the last year of a contract he signed with the Washington Wizards. Since signing a six-year $111,000,000 deal in 2008 he’s been arrested on gun charges, traded, and waived, before finally landing overseas.

Things to Keep an Eye on:
Former Temple City quarterback Riley Saxon, 25, teaches on campus and served the last few years on the Rams coaching staff. He could be Mike McFarland’s replacement and the twelfth head football coach in school history.

Happy Birthday this week to:
3/20: Former Arroyo tailback Anthony Olivas turns 29.
3/20: Former Temple City offensive lineman/center Paul Uhl turns 30
3/22: Mt. View offensive lineman/Mid Valley writer George Hernandez turns 27
3/23: Former Temple City shortstop Greg Johnston turns 28

(If you have a sports birthday you’d like acknowledged drop me a line at the address below)

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
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