Note the playful tone? That means it’s not really war.
Nonetheless, I came across this tidbit commenting on the Daily Bulletin’s Top 10 prep football rankings in an L.A. Times blog. I thought I’d take this time and space to offer a little more insight into said rankings, and why I wasn’t beating myself over the head after Chino Hills lost to Diamond Ranch in Week 1.
For starters, five reporters vote, not just Comrade Fowler. My vote that week had Norco, Chino Hills and Diamond Ranch 1-2-3, in that order, so I wasn’t shocked to see the Rancheros beat the Hill People. The 42-28 final score, however, took me aback somewhat.
Still, I’m ready to defend the other four voters with the type of logic that circulates in our headspace …
Chino Hills had quite a few key components left over from last year’s playoff team, which had the misfortune of playing Norco, an eventual CIF-SS champion, in the first round. The Huskies also hadn’t played an actual game yet. But we guessed they wouldn’t lose to the Panthers, a team coming off a Week 1 loss and a sub-.500 season in an arguably less prestigious league.
On a completely unrelated note, I feel like posting a photo of an anonymous reporter leaning (!) on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new car. I think NASCAR needs to dock that guy 100 points.