Sunday Tribbin: League not as important

This is your old pal Fred J sneaking in on Miguel because frankly, it’s a lazy day so I thought I would share our Just Tribbin with you. BTW, what’s happening with basketball in Pasadena? Only two boys teams (RHP, La Salle) left in the second week? No Pasadena? No La Canada? No Renaissance Academy? Muir just average? That’s not how I remember it. Hope you have something left for the all-star game, the Trib could have its best team ever.

A few weeks back I mentioned that CIF’s new basketball playoff structure, merging enrollment with competitive value, waters-down the importance of league play. Eric Sondheimer touched on it today in the L.A. Times, there could be three to four section champions from the same league, making you wonder if they need league’s anymore. You might as well just play a schedule, have more tournaments and do everything by enrollment. The Sierra League is looking the strongest around here with Chino Hills, Glendora, Ayala, and Damien alive in three separate divisions. By some miracle should the Sierra wind up with three CIF champions, how would you feel about it? Damien is a prime example. I’m fine with the fact that a fourth-place team can get an at-large, but to win a championship you should have to go through the teams that beat you in league to do it. Don’t get me wrong, I hope they all with section titles, but the system doesn’t sit right.

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