In my last pick’em column of the year I bested my son Joey, who is my annual rival, hitting 7-of-10 picks to his 6-of-10. That left me with a 6-7-1-season mark and an overall record over Joey at 17-14-5.
I said I’d quit writing if he ever had a chance to overtake me. Guess that means I’ll write for at least three more years.
This year’s All-County Football Team will meet at the annual banquet next Thursday.
The team will be featured in the December 19th issue along with the 2013 Jackson Award winner, which is named after former Greensboro icon Robert Jackson.
This is the weekend for the conference championship games and the schedule is mixed in with them and some other regular season-ending games.
Here are my predictions:
FLORIDA STATE over DUKE in the ACC game, AUBURN over MISSOURI in the SEC game, MICHIGAN STATE over OHIO STATE in the Big Ten game, NORTHERN ILLINOIS over BOWLING GREEN in the Mid-American game, MARSHALL over RICE in the USA game, STANFORD over ARIZONA STATE in the Pac-12 game, and FRESNO STATE over UTAH STATE in the Mountain West game.