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December 19, 2013

Long race tightens as finish line nears

We’ve picked more than 200 games since the football season started with high school games.

I think we all might have a problem.

But we still have two more weeks of games to pick.

Next week will be our last week for the season.

It’s been a lot of fun and hopefully a few of you got some enjoyment out of our attempts to accurately prognosticate games.

Photographer Sam Householder picked up a game on me and is now trailing by three games.

Unless something dramatic happens over the next two weeks, one of us will take away the title.

Since this is my first year I have no idea what the prize is for winning.

I”m guessing it’s not a week-long vacation in Hawaii.

That finally tuned sixth sense has me where I’m at today atop the leader board.

Managing Editor Mike Wanbaugh and sports writer Greg Keim are in a tie for third place.

Who will pull it out in the end?

This week we start picking college bowl games.

All of them except the BCS National Championship game are meaningless.

But some can provide for enjoyment.

Some provide a chance to look at NFL prospects who you may have otherwise not seen throughout the year.

That’s definitely the case when Buffalo takes on San Diego St. in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is the nation’s top linebacker after winning the Jack Lambert Award and is projected to a be a top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

And for all those college football fans obsessed with their teams picking four and five-star talent out of high school, Mack was listed as a two-star player coming out of Florida.

In the NFL, it’s time for playoff berths to be solidified.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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