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The Peterson Principle

Tim Peterson

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No, Mike MacFarland didn’t leave Temple City because he thought he was going to get fired and better get out while he could. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Of course the fact that he didn’t win three CIF titles in the last four years makes him a horrible coach. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. He doesn’t know how to use time outs. Players didn’t come out for the team because of him. And if you believe all of that then I’m the starting nose tackle for the Green Bay Packers.
All that narrative is courtesy of the comments that were posted on our story of MacFarland resigning. We let most of the comments go through because there are others that defend him. When it comes to the negative and the positive it’s usually about 50-50.
MacFarland left because he took at job at Missouri Science and Technology as the offensive coordinator. He could have taken the job last year but decided to stay. He wasn’t looking to leave Temple City but the offer presented itself. When he was asked again he couldn’t pass it up. MacFarland likes the college atmosphere. He likes the Midwest.
“It was the best move for me and my family. It’s a great place to raise a family,” MacFarland said. Is that okay?
We don’t mind our readers expressing their opinions but when random insults and untruths are thrown out there without any rhyme and reason we have to set the record straight. MacFarland enjoyed his time at Temple City and did a solid job. Now he’s moving on. God bless him and his family.
So who’s the candidate for the Temple City job? The best bet is it comes from inside. But with MacFarland leaving the schoo, l a teaching job should be available as well. One comment said “Bring back Mooney and Backus!” and of course that brought on a whole new firestorm.
Joe Ledesma, the new coach at San Gabriel, didn’t receive much love either. One of the first comments we received read “Hey Peterson. Do you know when SG will get a new coach? This guy can’t coach.” And this was about a guy who has yet to coach a game for the Matadors.
Funny, there wasn’t any hate directed towards new Diamond Bar head coach Marcus Hughes. Nobody knows him. He’s from New York.
La Salle freshman softball player Kinsley Washington has already received an offer from UCLA. I got a chance to see her play shortstop Saturday in a tournament at ELAC. As Stuart Scott would say, she was as smooth as the other side of the pillow.
According to tcchamps there’s not enough baseball vibe going on at Mid Valley Sports. And you know what? I agree with him. I hereby make the motion to school boards and to CIF to have lights installed at every high school in the San Gabriel Valley and all baseball games moved to 7:00 p.m.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at or on Twitter @tspeterson 40.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
The Peterson Principle