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Unfortunately, it seems, any question I ask about soccer is deemed as a knock on soccer. For the record, I am really trying to learn, so I will ask again: In Sunday’s World Cup final, what was Argentina, and Germany for that matter, doing during the extra time period?

From my point of view it looked like both teams were running out the clock and looking to let it get settled in the penalty kick format, instead of pushing the envelope. So when Germany scored I felt Argentina had nobody to blame but themselves.

The ambiguity of the extra time being kept soley by the lead official on the field and the concept of settling a world championship, of what people call the world’s biggest game, by penalty kicks to me hurts the product.

Would Game Seven of the World Series, if it went longer than 15-innings, be settled by a home run derby?

Not Bad
USA Today lists current UCLA defensive lineman and former Monrovia standout Ellis McCarthy as one of its top ten NFL prospects for the 2015 draft. McCarthy anchored the Wildcats defense from 2009 through 2011 as the team made three CIF Finals appearances and won two CIF titles. Go Big Ellis!

Cleveland Still In The News, between Johnny Manziel and now LeBron James returning home, Cleveland is the hottest trending city in America on social media. Not that anyone outside of LeBron James may want to move there, it has still been a pretty good spring and summer for the city.

I don’t hate the Browns, I don’t care about the Cavaliers, but I love the Cleveland Indians.

Happy Birthday this week to:
7/20: Legendary former Arroyo quarterback Steven Rivera turns 20.
7/20: Former Los Angeles Rams and Arcadia kicker Mike Lansford turns 56.
7/20: Mt. View head football coach Victor Ambruso turns 35.
7/21: Longtime Rosemead Rebel coach Paul Barraza turns 58.
7/22: High School Heisman winner, Rosemead alum, Utah graduate, former Temple City head coach, and current Buena Park head coach Anthony White turns 33.

(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.
Joe T.’s Scoreboard