Our final football contest has barely begun and everyone is 2-0 already.
The first games in the contest were on Wednesday involving Virginia teams playing in baseball stadiums. Virginia Tech was scheduled to play Maryland in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium and Virginia and SMU were chosen to play in the Fenway Bowl at Boston’s Fenway Park. Well, the Fenway Bowl was called out on strikes due to COVID so everyone will get that right.
Glenvar grad Josh Clifford is one who was especially upset by the cancellation. The UVA wide receiver was scheduled to get some playing time in what was going to be his last game in a Wahoo uniform, and now that last game will be a loss to Virginia Tech. At press time, the Hokies were still on.
The next games on the contest are Friday, and one of them was the Sun Bowl with Miami against Washington State. The Hurricanes blew out of that one due to COVID and were replaced by Central Michigan, so everyone gets that one right as well. Here’s hoping the rest of the games are played.
We have some catching up to do, as the Philadelphia-Washington game was pushed back to Tuesday last week so I wasn’t able to announce a winner. The winner of that contest is Mike Cassell, who missed just two games on a tough week. He gets the $50 gift certificate from Mac & Bob’s as well as the Blizzard from Dairy Queen.
We have two oil changes to give away. In the previous week there was a three way tie for the “One for the Road” contest and Don Fant came out on top by being the closest to the actual score of the Philadelphia Eagles game against Brookville last Tuesday. So, he gets the first oil change from Valvoline of Salem.
The actual score of the game was 27-17 Eagles, and among all contestants the closest to that score was Dickie Jennings, who picked Philadelphia to beat the Bees, or rather Redskins, or should I say “Washington Football Team,” 27-18. So, Dickie also gets a free oil change from Valvoline.
The final contest won’t be decided until after the Super Bowl, so we’ll announce the winner whenever that will be. Hopefully it won’t be a bunch of guys up from the practice squad wearing masks, but you never know these days.
Happy New Year to all. –Brian Hoffman