Friday, October 28, 2011

Wack pack's NFL picks: week eight

Seneca St. Scammer

The Seneca Street Scammer took some time out of his busy schedule to make some predictions this week. He is going with Carolina(-3), Houston (-10), Baltimore (-13) San Diego (-4), and Pittsburgh (+3), (Although he tried to scam me and say +4)

Buddy "the Book" from Amherst

Buddy the Book had another positive week going 3-2-0. He says his arch rival,the Ninja, couldn't "catch a cold" with his picks. He respects the Rooster's knowledge of the game but says Ninja should stick to playing roulette and Quick Draw. He feels like he is separating himself from the pack and says he has the endzone in his sights. This week, he likes Seattle, Cleveland, his beloved Patriots, Arizona, and the Houston football Texans.

Timon's opportunistic defense will need three turnovers tomorrow, but will beat a powerful St. Joe's team, according to Buddy. Remember, Buddy accurately predicted the Tiger's great victory over hated Canisius last week. Or as the elitists like to say, "Can-ish-ous." And you better listen to him. He's Pre-Med.

Last week 3-2-0
overall record 15-14-2

The Rooster (with help from MacGavis)...

With some divine intervention, the City Hall Rooster's nun was 3-1 last week. This week, he will stick with the "Christian" at quarterback and take the Vikings (+3) over Carolina. Some big spreads this week have the Rooster going with Baltimore (-12.5), Houston (-9.5), and St. Louis (+14). Maybe the city of Buffalo should change it's name to that of a saint to bring us some luck. MacGavis loves the Bills(-6) at "home" in Toronto. Man, people in this town don't like saying that.

On a serious note, the Rooster lost a friend this week, whom he described as a "fighter." Christy McKenna lost her battle with MS at the young age of 34. He says most people wouldn't know her because she wasn't a great athlete or extremely popular. Christy had been in a wheelchair since the age of 9, but never complained about it, according to the Rooster. She graduated from South Park HS in 1995 and obtained a degree in Education from Canisius College, held a job, and lived independently at the Timon Towers. She would travel in her wheelchair down Exchange Street and all the way to the Valley to visit her family. (I took that route this summer on my bike and it was no picnic. I can't imagine what it must have felt like for her).

He says Christy worked very hard her whole life and never wanted to be known to as "the girl in the wheelchair", but simply as a girl. The Rooster, who always tells it like it is, says Christy was an inspiration to everyone that knew her. Rest in Peace, Christy McKenna (1977-2011).


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