• just sayin’

    lost some respect for the Arroyo coaches and players. Foul language shows ignorance, lack of intelligence to use a better vocabulary, and false bravado. then to follow it up with a moment of silence/prayer is hypocritical. coaches are not doing kids, especially form this area, any favors by allowing that. they are just feeding into continuing the cycle

  • just sayin’

    we should be. shouldn’t we?

  • X’s and O’s

    Anyone who is offended by that language has never been in a football locker room or on a sideline. To be perfectly honest, I thought it was pretty tame.

  • just sayin’

    with all do respect, been in plenty of locker rooms. on sidelines of 100+ games. of some really good teams. have told players they’re intelligent enough to choose a different word. often. during the game. does not have to be that trashy – or tolerated. period.

  • just sayin’

    and just to be clear. not offended. responsible.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    The wussification of our society continues …

    Thanks, Just Sayin!!!

  • jefe

    Was disappointed actually. Thought it would have been much worse.

  • just askin’

    Aram – so it somehow makes you “tougher” and less of a “wuss” if you curse? Like I said, more often than not that’s false bravado and whistlin’ in the dark!

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball/2011/11/video-arroyo-pregame-speech-before-san-gabriel-game.html LA FAN 1

    Not a big deal at all.

    Just sayin get a life.I think I may of heard one coach drop a Fbomb. The rest were kids.Kennedy used it,Patton used it. Some say those guys were O.K. leaders,maybe a lil brave and even smart. Go jump on your soapbox somewhere else.

    This is why phones don’t need to be in the lockeroom. Not to cover anything up, but to keep people away that should have NO opinion on the subject.

    Aram what’s the point of showing this video? It’s clearly not a great motivational speech. Just tryin’ to stir SHIT up I guess?

  • just sayin’

    LA Fan sitting at home – Laading a country or men goin’ to war is a bit different than trying to mold young boys into men and hope to get them the hell outta El Monte

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    The point of the video, which I shot WITH EVERYONE KNOWING I WAS THERE, is to show readers/fans a part of the game/process they do not see. Just like last year when I shot video of Muir’s pregame speech vs. Amat.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball/2011/11/video-arroyo-pregame-speech-before-san-gabriel-game.html LA FAN 1

    So a kid who hears or says cuss words can’t be molded?

    Was Patton falsely brave or whistlin’ in the dark?

    Maybe we might want our future leaders to change our home town instead of “getting the hell out of there.”

    Of course I”M at home where else would I be?

  • just sayin’

    LA Fan – most of the language is not coming form the “leaders” (coaches) it is coming from the “followers” (kids) who “think” that by cursing the most that somehow makes them “tougher” and shows leadership. If we’re trying to train kids to be leaders – THAT is not the way.

  • FredJ

    Just saying, your problem isn’t with Arroyo, it’s with every team where there is cursing, correct? What you heard in that video is no different that what I hear on the sideline every week. I don’t believe I’ve ever covered a football game without a few curse words hurled around. You want to be all righteous, go ahead, but don’t single out Arroyo, you’re beef is with everyone that suits up on Friday.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball/2011/11/video-arroyo-pregame-speech-before-san-gabriel-game.html Paul

    Kids talk worse than this at the Mall, im not saying its right, but it is what it is, i think coaches speech was great, they are in high school, when i hear a 10- 13 yr old kid do this on the field, i tell them to shut it, but some see their coaches say it, so they think its ok

  • steve

    In Div. 1, 3 out of the four football teams are public schools in the semis, what happen to private schools dominance over public? I remember some people inundating these blogs with the notion, only private schools will be competing in major sports very soon, public schools sport are disappearing. Plus those coaches (private) will be receiving high salaries and they will not be teachers at the school but unambiguous of the institution, a lot of hot air, lol.

  • Weak

    That was weak! I have been in a lot of games and this did nothing for me. WEAK!

  • Jefe

    just sayin’….get back in the kithen.

  • Jefe


  • Black Magic

    If you think about it, what is a curse word really? People would not curse if they did not get a reaction out of it. Some people are offended by them and some are not. The Majority of people have said a curse word in their life, probably when they were younger just like these young men. When you stomp your toe, or when your credit card does not work, or some one cuts you off in the parking lot at the football game…These kids learned curse words from you. If your kid curses, they probably heard you or a family member do it first…on the flip side, I don’t like newspaper cameras in the room, they are a distraction…Azusa released a video and lost…Arroyo, let Tribune Camera’s into the locker room, and they lost….I don’t know …West Covina, Covina, San dimas, San Gabriel, and Monrovia…”Don’t let the tribune cameras anywhere near you all…keep it tight lol…don’t let your magic get on tape or you will break the spell.

  • type O negative

    Any one who has a problem with this video has never been in a football locker room. From high school level, college or pros football players get pumped up before games. F-bombs and other choice words are used and it happens every week in locker rooms across the US. Aram you should have bleeped out the explicit language so the righteous would not lose respect or be offended.

    here is a video link of Cal getting pumped for USC
    (explicit language)


  • USMC

    Hey Aram, served in the Marine Infantry, played ball, mainly wrestled and did that at GMU. While I get what you are saying you don’t have to drop F bombs to fire kids up.

    I don’t drop any language and my athletes get plenty strong, intensity, respect, honor – those things work work much better and no law suits.

    You have my email and if you want to have lunch (this is not a threat but sincere reach out) – we can chat, dropping F bombs does not make Wuss’s – a lack of homework, a lack of discipline, kids not working and still playing, our culture in general makes wuss’s….not language.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram


    I think you’re missing my point. I’m not saying you’re a wuss if you DON’T use explicit language in the locker room before a playoff game or even on the sideline. To each their own.

    But what I am saying is that wussification starts when people don’t understand why a team might be using foul language before it heads out to the field for the biggest game of their lives. Or when they get offended by it.

    You are warned in the headline not to watch the video if that kind of stuff is gonna bother you.

  • Pick Up Your Game Aram

    Ask yourself this:

    “Are you being right or are you being righteous?”

    Aram at some point you had to make a decision based on something better than your arbitrary journalistic line you draw out from time to time. First off these are kids and it’s a locker room, unlike the Cal video where all were clearly of age. I would have thought more of your intentions if you hadn’t provoked interest by saying their was foul language being used. Clearly foul language by players is frowned upon but foul language by coaches is walking on thin ice, or could be. I’ll admit to say any one wouldn’t at least look at the video based on the disclaimer is naive at best. I heard the video and thought less of no one, but that’s me. Still I think this video leads into my biggest complaint, a lack of professionalism on your part.Much like your popular prep shows it’s pretty simple to edit things out that need to be. I for one thought it was unprofessional to say you were in a foul mood on camera as I’m sure the coaches you call in are on even thinner ice mentally after putting in 18 hr days for weeks on end. I not trying to come across as critical to you Aram but you must admit, on some level, things could be done a little better. Just think back on all the coaches or players you’ve interviewed over the years who’ve dropped F or S bombs yet their quotes were cleaned up for print. Come on Aram you been doing this awhile and can you honestly say you’re delivering a better product after how many years of being the self proclaimed “best sports reporter covering the SGV high school scene”…by the way who else is doing it?

  • just askin’

    Aram – Pray tell. WHY might a team use “foul language before it heads out to the field for the biggest game of their lives”. Maybe you can provide some insight on why YOU believe this is so? Or necessary. I mean, since “you understand it”

  • keakthesneak

    In the old days, men would only refrain from cursing when ladies where present. Now men are expected to walk on egg shells even when engaged in masculine pursuits? Let them curse. If they offend your feminine sensibilities, then go elsewhere. Didn’t mean to dislodge your maxipad.

  • keakthesneak

    In the old days, men would only refrain from cursing when ladies where present. Now men are expected to walk on egg shells even when engaged in masculine pursuits? Let them curse. If they offend your feminine sensibilities, then go elsewhere. Didn’t mean to dislodge your maxipad.

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