Malametenios beat all odds and became the first rookie picker
to be crowned Balck's Pigskin Pickem Champion (not including the
inaugural season). After building a large lead with three weeks
to go, Phil held off many challengers and finished with a six
point margin of victory. The Macker, a nickname given to him by
slobber faced girls, was a rookie to Balck's Pigskin Pickem but
has competed in a number of other football pools and has been
an athlete his whole life. Besides playing soccer occasionally,
Phil competes on the men's National Synchronized Swimming team
and can be seen weekly at his ballroom dancing classes.
When The Macker, from Grass Valley, CA, was informed of his victory
he had the following to say "So the rookie manages to take
down all the veteran pigskin pickers. Pretty pathetic and actually
rather embarrassing. Maybe next year they will offer a pee wee pick'em
for all the people who could not even beat Johnnie Dipstick, at
least it might be fair and offer a chance to those who are truly
clueless when it comes to the NFL. All you can ask for is an equal
playing field because you are obviously outclassed in this league.
Where is my check?" Once again a Balck's Pigskin Pickem Champion
steps up to his throne cocky, self assured and ready to talk smack
about all of the other pickers.
of past years, where did previous champions end up in this years
pool? Pigskin Pickem II Champion Andy Creager made an incredible
charge at the end of the year and finished tied for 3rd place.
Pigskin Pickem I Champion, The King Picker (Chris Balck) also
made a late season rally and finished tied for 7th place.
The final touchdown pass by the 49ers on Monday Night Football
shook up the final Top Ten seedings. With spots 2-9 separated
by four picks, JJ Stokes last minute grab changed the final outcome
and put money in some people's pockets while taking it out of
other's pockets. Jim Young made another strong showing in 99 even
though he moved away from his mommy and finished tied with Kid
Creager for 3rd place. Andy's incredibly late season charge included
three weeks of double digit picks in the final five weeks. Mike
Pardi and the Hutton Boys tied for 5th place, just barely sneaking
into the Top Five. Jason 'The Jersey Jackoff' DeFrancesco finished
off an impressive season with a 2nd place finish. He gave Phil
a run for his money but his midget hips and sausage fingers became
swollen and slowed him down in the final weeks.
to all Top Five finishers!! Thank you to everyone for playing,
I hope you enjoyed this season. I am looking forward to seeing
you all back next season!