With just this weekend and the Superbowl to go, KQNG’s Ron Wiley isn’t giving up just yet, as he turned in a perfect 8-0 performance last weekend, which put him just five games back of first-place picker, Dickie “Da Wizard” Chang.
The TV team still holds a pretty big lead over the radio squad, but this weekend’s games are worth five points each, so anything can happen.
Wiley, who said that he knew nothing about his picks last weekend, is probably one of only a few people in the world, who picked all four winners.
On Sunday though, the face of the panel could change, with lots of different picks across the board.
David “Da Raidas” Bice sits in second-place, only four games behind Chang. However, both picked Seattle and Denver this weekend, so nothing will change on their side.
Shanna Pollard did the unthinkable in week 19 with an 0-8 record, which puts her dead last, in a dogfight for the cellar spot with Shelly Cobb.
Pollard said that this week should be different for her and I hope she’s right because I picked the same winners, in Pittsburgh and Carolina.
Both Pollard and I were the only souls to pick Washington over Seattle, but we all know what happened, as the two of us went down burning in flames.
Oceanic’s Marlene “Mrs. Clean” Matutino is also in the hunt for the top spot, but her picks mirror the two top pickers in Bice and Chang, so she’ll make no move.
Meanwhile, Paul C. Curtis and Bruce Smalling seem to be dropping off the face of the rock, but they both are dangerous down the stretch — just ask Dickie about that one.
So here we go with week 20: Pitt’s got the wit and nothing’s finer than Carolina.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or email@example.com.