Chuck Lyons' vanity track is going to cost this year's Rosemead High School football team an entire year on the road. It'll also cost them ticket and concessions revenue. But they'll still come out ahead, because of the $800,000 the city of Rosemead is paying for their new track.

Still, I hope the football players will remember who it was that cost them practice time and home field advantage for the year. After all, this is a team that regularly competes for the CIF divisional championship. It would be a real shame if this year's edition finds itself at a severe disadvantage, all because of Chuck Lyons' vanity.