Miguel reporting that Arcadia has hired Chris Long as its new head coach …

Lost in the shuffle of the MONUMENTAL vote by the Southern Section Council yesterday was Miggy Melendez reporting that Arcadia has hired Chris Long to replace Jon Dimalante as varsity football head coach.

Aram’s take: Kudos to Arcadia for moving quick on this. They were up against it timing-wise and got somebody in. And kudos to Miggy for the nice scoopage.

  • Scoops Jackson

    If you’re handing out scoop attaboys then give it to the right site. The Mid-Valley had the story up before Miggy.

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

    Huh? Are you one of their six readers? Anyway, I’m sure they got it by reading Miguel first. Just like how they get the rest of their news.

    Funny, I didn’t see any Mid-Valley guys at the Southern Section Council meeting. Guess they’ll have to read the blogs to find out what happened, as usual.

  • Mavis Beacon

    wow aram if someone didn’t know better they’d think you’re having a conversation with yourself.

  • WTF?

    No Aram you are right. you are a bigger reporter than the Mid Valley guys. Especially around the waist.

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

    Don’t get me wrong, I feel for them. Their little schtick would work so much better in any number of areas of SoCal where the preps coverage sucks. But they just so happen to be where the preps coverage is by far the best around, so their act is kinda wasted.

    Oh well …

  • FredJ

    Has ESPN LA., the L.A. Times, O.C. Register, Patch or any credible website or publication ever referenced the Mid-Valley news on a scoop or story? We should only be crediting legitimate sports news outlets. Give the Mid-Valley credit for little recaps on games, that’s it.

  • Scoops Jackson

    And do you think the L.A. Times, O.C. Register or any other credible outlet would re-act like you thin skinned Tribune guys? I get a big charge at seeing how harshly you guys react at a little calling out. Good thing you guys don’t take stands like Simers of the Times, no way you guys could stand the blowback. You guys would be like Peter Finch in Network hanging out the window screaming ” I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANY MORE!! Big babies.

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

    We’re thin-skinned? I congratulate Miguel on his scoopage and you come on here crying that Mid-Valley had it first? Who’s keeping score here? That sounds pretty thin-skinned to me.

    When I say Miguel scooped somebody, I’m not referring to Mid-Valley. I’m referring to me. But if the Mid is so great, why are you even on here? Why do you even care what I say?

    And if you want to talk about thin-skinned, go ask Joe T. about the retarded column he wrote a few years ago when he thought he heard somebody said something about a Mid-Valley writer.

    There’s a reason why half of you USED TO WORK AT THE TRIBUNE/STAR-NEWS and it’s not because you couldn’t handle the lack of space.

  • Aram’s Ego

    So what are you saying….you’re the best of the worst Aram?

  • BraveDad

    @ Scoops Jackson,

    In addition, the Tool vets all comments and if he gets one from someone who has called him out before or proved him wrong, he will not post the comment – real open journalism. Also, the fact that the Tool thinks so highly of himself and his rad blog is hilarious. And if you want to know why I read your blog Tool it’s purely for the entertainment and comedy relief. I go to the OC Register, LA Times, Max Preps, and CAl Hi Preps for my real HS football news. Oh by the way Tool, if you want another “scoop” go to Max preps and you can get all the CIF D1 (PAC 5) schedules and then you can post them and say it was a scoop. And yes biggens, for as big as you are, you have very thin skin.

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

    I don’t vet anything. If the comments breaks the loose rules of the blog, I delete it. I left this one up. I don’t care what you call me or what you think of me. You simply being here just like the Mid-Valley guys tells me all I need to know. Appreciate the business as always.

  • New York

    It looks like Arcadia made a great choice, a coach from within the program AND with significant experience elsewhere.

  • BraveDad

    There you go Tool, now that’s a good response. And yes, you did post my comment this time but in the past you’ve rejected my comments when no rules were broken – you simply did not like my comment.

    That said this is all in good fun. Sometimes there is some relevant news on your blog, and I’m sure to the SGV folks it’s more relevant. I go to the other sources I mentioned because they cover my school, which is now my son’s school, and they give more notice to D1 football programs. Thanks for the entertainment and even greater thanks for not being so thin skinned this time.

  • Scoop Jackson

    To refer to my first post as crying is a bit of a stretch don’t you think plum skin? And I don’t really think you were refering to your pard, or is the same paper into scooping each other? If so very strange. Secondly I was merely presenting a fact as I read the story and tried to point out an inaccuracy. Your response seems to lean in the direction that I’am somehow connected to the Mid which I’am not. I will read a box of corn flakes when put in front of me and I read all the local high school stuff I can get my eyes on, good and bad. I have found alot of your guys reporting as bad, thats why I read it. Your takes are not really takes but observations but when you have one I’ll read it. Just get over protecting your turf which you by no means own and write some stuff that has some bite to it. Sure you might get pooped on but get over it, take the critisizm because it goes with the territory. You might not like it but IMO the Mid guys are as good a read as you guys and often better. But dont you worry you will still get my hits because you and the Mid are still FREE!!!

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


    I have not deleted anything that you posted. The better bet is you simply screwed up while posting.


    You’re spending an awful lot of time HERE, and monitoring the time of when something is posted isn’t a great way to have me believe you’re not a Mid-Valley guy. Nobody else would be doing that. Anyway, I’ve got nothing but numbers on my side. And if you’re looking for writing with bite, you sure as hell won’t find it over there. But good luck to you!

  • Threat

    How could the Trib or Star News have the story first? Miggy is still covering soccer, Aram is to busy covering restaurants, and Freddy is to busy racing horses at Santa Anita. Man I remember when the Trib use to be a good read.

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

    “Threat” Haha.

    All the old Mid-Valley monikers are coming out now. Can’t wait for Tiggers69 or CipaSaint to post. Say, where’s Elias Buckwalter?

    Man, and here I thought you guys retired those things. Now you KNOW this whole thing is butt hurt Mid-Valley guys.

    You guys never cease to amaze.

  • threat

    Thats right Aram had to come back to check you. I used to read you when you used to work for that Temple City paper. Thats when you were humble but now you talk smack and hide behind the fence at football games. What a joke you have become. Soo sad!

  • Keep spewing…

    Ok, say you’re right. Where’s the professional?

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


    You’re not “checking” anyone. You can’t “check” anyone while hiding behind a screen name. Why don’t you tell us all who you are or better yet, your byline?

    PROFESSIONAL? Have any of you Mid-Valley guys EVER seen me come on your blogs and talk crap to you? And you’re asking about professional? It’s real professional to come on my blog and talk crap about me under fake names both past and present. “Threat” really? If Scoops Jackson wasn’t a Mid-Valley guy and was just a reader, then why would he be scoring what time Miguel’s story went up and wanting the Mid-Valley to get credit for having it first? Would somebody who is just a reader even care about that kind of stuff? I don’t think so.

  • Threat

    If I told you name would it matter? Like you are gonna do something? Are you gonna bad mouth me to? Please you are a joke and please stop bashing local papers and remember where you came from fool!

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

    Yeah, it makes a big difference “Threat”. Because you say I “hide behind fences” and then come on here and hide behind a dumb name like “Threat”. No matter, I already know who you are. Just wanted to see if you would say it for everyone else to see. I’m not shocked that you didn’t.

  • threat

    Now that you know who I am should I be afraid? Aram real sports writers stand on side lines not at snack bars!

  • Still spewing…

    The point about being professional is taking these comments with a grain of salt. Like….take the high road. Sure, this is your blog and your thoughts, stories, etc. But dude, you need to put your emotions in check. Take this banter for what its all worth….little.

    As for bashing MVS, who the heck do you think you are? So someone is throwing pennies at you to provide copy….big whoopie. Its not like this is Fox Sports, ESPN or say SI.

    In the end….don’t forget who you are, where you come from, how small of a fish you really are and ultimately don’t EVER FORGET how easily big Migs and Freddy had this valley on lock before you came on. If you left tomorrow, I don’t think anyone would shed a tear.

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

    Yeah OK “Threat”. Given the crew you run with, you’re far from an authority on what real sporstwriters do.

    Do you real sportswriters quote what coaches say to other coaches while they’re walking off the field?

  • Scoop Jackson

    You ask why I keep score of who posts first if I’m not from the Mid is that YOU BROUGHT IT UP. And yes I do have all the time in the world, I get my stamps and welfare check and my Sancha has a good gig at Taco Bell and brings home sacks of greasy leftovers every night so yeah I’m set. You can’t bully me from posting. I ain’t skeeered!!!! When the Mid is inaccurate I will hold their feet to the fire but right now its your size 18 EEE’s that are in it. Squirm all you want plum skin but you know you’ve blown it.

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

    Coach Slayer, I mean Scoops Jackson,

    I didn’t bring it up first, you did. You were the one trying to say the Mid-Valley had it first, which they didn’t. And even if they did, who frickin saw it? And beyond that, if the Mid-Valley reported the sun was going to rise in the morning, I’d still be looking out my window starting at 5 a.m.

    I’m very disappointed in the weak takes from all of you. If you’re gonna come at me, it’s gotta be better than this.

    “Remember where you’re from.” What is this, a PG-13 movie?

    I mean, I appreciate the business, but you’re all SOFT!

  • Not as soft as your belly…

    We’re all soft and you’re the king of exactly what? You couldn’t run an ounce of smack that would have any of us running for the hills. Dude you’re covering preps sports, get over yourself and go choke on a falafel.

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

    Fat jokes for a 400-pound man? Falafel? That’s the best you can do? I’m not surprised.

    That’s what I mean, you guys are WEAK beyond comprehension. You’re lucky I even give you a venue to try and front me. And this is what you come with? Cakes, all of you.

  • Still spewing…

    Well you ain’t spitting out any dynamite gems, so I don’t see where you think you’re so badass. While you laugh at how “weak” we are, the jokes on you. Keep babbling so everyone sees what a real douche bag you really are. The funny thing is, you’re the biggest joke of the Trib crew. Sure we come here and keep you employed because maybe one out of 100 posts you have something relevant to say. Thats okay, I’m so glad us little people make you feel so superior. Yeah, you’re the king of us idiots. Way to set the bar high.

    When you start realizing that you’re not as good or cool as you think you are, then maybe you could get back to being something of a journalist and not just some weak ass wannabe who is nothing more than a two bit hack. Honestly, if you were THAT good, why waste your time here? Don’t even tell me you’re waiting for that dream job to open up or you’re just padding the resume. Reality is…this is about as far as your reach will take you. Thats right….you’re so badass that you’re on your second tour here.

  • Scoops Jackson

    “We are lucky YOU are giving us a venue to post?? Again your overly inflated opinion of yourself is showing, When I click your homepage what do you think I get? Duh the SGV not the Aram syndicate. I will read any clown that writes for the SGV but let one clown leave and that circus has left town. So I guess I should thank you and send you my subcription money? How do you want me to make out the check Murdoch?

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

    If I wanted to still be at FOX, I would be. If I wanted to be at ESPN or anywhere else, I would be. But unfortunately for you, I LOVE covering SGV football. I don’t view it as a steppingstone. I view it as the most important job in the world.

    And it’s quite obvious all you goofs have a man crush on me and/or love my work. Because otherwise, you wouldn’t be here hanging on EVERY WORD I WRITE. It’s OK. You’re not alone.

    Try, try again.

  • MidValleySnooze

    Sure these aren’t Mid posters … Spewing writes … “While you laugh at how “weak” we are, the jokes on you.” Great job Mid guys, you attack Aram for hiding behind a fence but can’t own up to your own comments. That’s hiding. How weak is that? I have zero respect for the Mid guys, it’s obvious where these comments come from, let it go Aram, they’re gutless turds. Andy, Joey, Timmy, out yourself already!

  • ???????????????

    Aram is clearly the man and can blow every sportswriter out of the water with the absolute best high school reporting around. Althoughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I still don’t know where Scoby is going to school and our local sports god still hasn’t secured a direct quote or interview with the best player in his own backyard.

    Seems contradictory. Maybe if Aram didn’t waste his time being paranoid or blowing himself up or patting himself on the back or telling us how FOX and ESPN are his b)tches maybe he’d actually break a story once a month instead of arguing who’s on first, Miggy or the Middies.

    Aram has suddenly become the ‘Dena version of Vanilla Ice, all talk and no real street cred. Yes I know Aram likes to mention how his blog is banging and how he’s head and shoulders over Fred, Steve, Pete, Clay, Miguel and just about every single high school senior Editor in the Fishbowl but in reality he’s about as relevant and well thought of in his profession as Adam Ant is to teh music industry today.

    Say all he wants about ESPN and FOX the truth is he ain’t going any where any time soon, so let’s all get used to his BS. He went from Kirk Kirkorian “wonderboy”status to Wonder Was to WonderWasn’t faster than John Force covers ground. In newspaper circles Aram is a cautionary tale of one of the Seven Deadly Sins, SLOUTH !

    400 pounds and counting!!!, with a sour disposition and a gambling problem, yikes!!! No wonder Aram, who hasn’t seen his junk in 5 years, is all up in every one’s face. Too bad he can’t bang on interns any more or say he’s a double for Ben Affleck any more. At least he’s still THE BEST SPORTSWRITER IN WHATEVER PHONE BOOTH HE CAN FIT IN !!!!

    RACK ‘EM !!!


  • Scoops Jackson

    The nutso thing about this string is that it all started with my innocent teasing of who posted first on a very small story about the Arcadia hire. Aram never denied the fact that the Mid beat them but chose to attack my post as if I was some kind if Mid shill. Truth be told I read and like the SGV a lot more but resent the fact that when caught the SGV boys go on a vendetta rather than just admit they were in error and shut up. But that aint gonna happen. To me it shows he would rather spend his time on a silly non story like this than interviewing people and digging up some relevant stories for us to read. I for one do not find stories about the politics of CIF that interesting but maybe a few do. You can tell that by the few people that post on the subject of CIF and their rulings. I would like to see the local high school schedules, even if incomplete, and some interviews with HC’s and how they view their programs. That’s all I need for now. But when this little silly spat generates the most hits of many stories it shows how desperate we readers are for some real reporting

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

    Frank, I mean FC, I mean Damien Dad, I mean Stanford Dad,

    That was some of your better work, but it further drives home your man crush on me. Interns I’ve dated? My weight? Wonder boy? Gambling problem? You’re reaching the point where you can write my biography. Stop praying to my bylines and resume your medication immediately!

    Scoops Jackson,

    You’re outed, bud. Just accept it. I said “Nice scoopage. Miggy.” And you’re on here within minutes trying to claim the Mid-Valley had it first. Is that what normal readers do? No, normal readers DON’T keep track of who had the story first. Only somebody who felt they had it first (and who might that be?) would come on here saying Miguel didn’t have it first, which he did. Keep trying, you’ve still got a long way to come.

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