All fun and games … for Witherell

So in speaking with my chief statistician Melissa Hartman, it is clear that I should stick to playing tiddlywinks rather than trying my skills (or rather pressing my luck) at trying to predict the outcome of NFL contests.
To put it more accurately, she said, I quote: “It’s like you’re playing Chutes and Ladders – up one week, down the next.”
I can’t argue with that. My perfect Week 7 record of 11-0 is well in the rearview mirror after I went 5-6 last Sunday as are nice starts from teams like the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans after losing quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson, respectively.
The game that several NFL teams are simply playing this season is Survivor. Those fortunate enough to outwit, outplay, and outlast the competition (simply avoiding injury) will likely find themselves representing their conferences in the big game come Super Bowl Sunday.
This past Sunday, more than half the field bested my mark. Six people went 9-2 with Dick Witherell, of Westfield claiming the top prize, a gift certificate to The Tavern Restaurant, with 42 tiebreaker points.
Witherell will join each of the season’s other lucky winners in a chance to take home a flat-screen television just in time for the postseason, courtesy of Manny’s TV & Appliances. – CAP

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