Well, Chucky is starting a new life. No longer tied down to the stress and volatile nature of Michigan football (they’ll finish a brutal 7-5) or the anemic Tigers (who will lose in five games to Boston and continue to bemoan their pathetic offense) Chucky has vowed not to waste his precious time watching the local teams. Instead, he’ll turn his attention to something more important, like raking the leaves and losing ten pounds.
MANCHESTER @ MICHIGAN CENTER: The #3 and #5 teams in this week’s power poll collide. More importantly, we finally learn the answer to that age old question: What is more intimidating: A rickety old ghost ship from beyond? Or a really ticked off cardinal? PICK: MANCHESTER
WESTERN @ NORTHWEST: We’re all Panthers this week after Western lost one of their own over the weekend. “When you are sorrowful, look again into your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahlil Gibran. PICK: WESTERN
HOLT @ JACKSON: The Rams arrive in town early and settle in for a pre-game meal at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, afterwards they buy up the remaining dvd’s from the closing Blockbuster Video store. PICK: HOLT
EATON RAPIDS @ LUMEN CHRISTI: Confused over the game’s location, date and start time, the Titans actually go to Withington Stadium on Saturday morning purely by habit. Upon arrival, they see the 8 and 9 year olds out on the field playing rec league football. Thinking it must be the Greyhounds, the Titans line up and play them. The rec league kids are soundly defeated. PICK: LUMEN CHRISTI
NAPOLEON @ VANDERCOOK LAKE: The Jayhawks struck quickly last week at Grass Lake by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. This time they use their shiny helmet decals to blind the Pirates during key moments in the game. PICK: VANDERCOOK LAKE
COLUMBIA CENTRAL @ IDA: The Eagles head to Ida, where it’s recently been discovered that the town of Ida is actually named after Chucky’s great Aunt Ida, who once made him eat liver covered in green things – most likely bug guts. PICK: COLUMBIA CENTRAL
ADDISON @ EAST JACKSON: Addison fans are angry when told there’s no room for them at the football field to watch the game. In response, they steal the Dome and take it back with them. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail here, because this could get ugly. PICK: ADDISON
GRASS LAKE @ HANOVER-HORTON: The Comets haven’t beaten GL since 2001. This, in Chucky’s terms, is a long time. Too many pre-game salted pretzels has the Warriors a bit sluggish, but they recover in time. PICK: GRASS LAKE
HILLSDALE @ ERIE-MASON: After a rough start, Hillsdale is 4-3 and thinking playoffs. Erie-Mason is… well… rough. PICK: HILLSDALE
SPRINGPORT @ CONCORD: It’s that time of the year again, when the corn stalks start to fall and pumpkins adorn front porches and… the road construction in Concord rolls on. Ho hum… another year, another playoff team for Springport. PICK: SPRINGPORT
JONESVILLE @ ATHENS: Newsflash- there are some really good teams in the Big 8 Conference this year. Five of the eight could get into the playoffs, and three are shoe-ins. Ummmm, Athens isn’t one of them. PICK: JONESVILLE
QUINCY @ HOMER: There are so many things to like about the Homer Trojans: the community, the facilities, the sound system, those cool uniforms. Oh, and the football team is very, very good. PICK: HOMER
LAST WEEK: Awww, who cares?
SEASON: You win some, you lose some.
FAVORITE SONG LYRIC: “For if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don’t know…” – Kansas