I finally got a win last week outpicking Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Gardner 8-2 to 7-3.
It’s still been a dismal season thus far as I bring only a 2-4 record into this week’s slate.
My opponent this time around will be one true Cajun: Harold Ziegler a Louisiana fellow who Gadsden County has managed to let live here 48 years.
Harold was born and raised in New Orleans, having graduated DeLasalle High School in the Crescent City before partying at LSU.
He also spent some time in Gadsden County visiting with kinfolks and here is where he met the ‘love of my life’ Nita Ford.
He and Nita married and had George, Hal, Elizabeth and Jeanie while Harold worked as a rural mail carrier in the county earning the nickname ‘Mr. Zip Code.’
All of Harold and Nita’s children are very successful. George and Hal live in Orlando where George is in construction and Hal is an engineer. Elizabeth is an assistant principal in Tallahassee and Jeanie is an accountant in Atlanta.
Harold and Nita have plenty of reason to visit any of those towns. They have four granddaughters, Ashley, Taylor, Katherine and Sierra, and two grandsons, Ryan and Michael, and now a great grandson, Brett, to spend time with.
People who know Harold know he’s a real fun-loving Cajun that seems to really enjoy life. He also would especially enjoy besting me in this head-to-head battle that Harold sees this way…
LSU over FLORIDA - No doubt, Bengal’s get revenge for last year.
SYRACUSE over N.C. STATE - N.C. State was embarrassed last week.
NAVY over DUKE - Navy whipped the Air Force last week.
GEORGIA over MISSOURI - The Bulldogs are the better team.
SOUTH CAROLINA over ARKANSAS - I’m a Spurrier man.
TEXAS A&M over MISSISSIPPI - Too much 'Johnny Football.'
FAMU over SAVANNAH STATE - I’ve always liked the Rattlers.
OKLAHOMA over TEXAS - I’ve liked the Sooners since I was a boy.
LOUISVILLE over RUTGERS - I have to go with Louisville.
BYU over GEORGIA TECH - Tech doesn’t look that good.
I hope I will look that good with these picks….
LSU over FLORIDA - Just think the Gators will be overmatched though I want to pick them and really enjoy a winning pick over Harold if they lucked out.
N.C. STATE over SYRACUSE - Pack gets up at home.
DUKE over NAVY - Devils had a week off to get ready for the Navy offense.
GEORGIA over MISSOURI - Tigers come into this one unbeaten; Georgia is beat up but they are between the hedges.
SOUTH CAROLINA over ARKANSAS - Spurrier has more SEC experience than Bielema.
TEXAS A&M over MISSISSIPPI - Schedule maker hasn’t helped ‘Ole Miss’ by giving teams a bye week before Rebels have to play them.
SAVANNAH STATE over FAMU - I’m going with county lad Antonio Bostick in this one.
OKLAHOMA over TEXAS - Sooners in what may be a closer game than people think.
LOUISVILLE over RUTGERS - Cardinals being at home will help.
BYU over GEORGIA TECH - High air, time change will hurt Jackets.
And I hope I’m not hurt as Harold and I disagree THREE times.