UPickEm: Keith Thomas wins Week 16, Bob Habeger leads overall
Did you see that Chicago-Green Bay overtime do-or-die Monday Night Football game? Thats what late-season football is all about.That last-second field goal attempt by the Packers. The block of that attempt by the Bears Alex Brown … The Bears needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive this season, and they came through in dramatic fashion.Also coming through for a desperately needed win in the Sierra Suns Pro Football UPickEm contest in this case to justify his unofficial title of Sierra Sun Sports Blogger Extraordinaire was Keith Thomas of Truckee with 10 correct picks. Taking second this week is another Truckee player, Robert Torres. As usual, Keith will have his choice of gift certificates from our sponsors the Blue Coyote Sports Bar andamp; Grill (in Truckee and Squaw) and Pete n Peters Sports Bar in Tahoe City with Robert getting the prize Keith does not select.Looking at the race for the overall UPickEm championship, its tight at the top, with Bob Habeger on top with 158 points, Greg Paulson and Jim Scott right behind with 156, and plenty of other players in the hunt for the ultimate bragging rights.Think you can do better? Then get in the game now at SierraSun.com/ProFootball.Each week you pick the winner for each pro football game up to 15 minutes before it is scheduled to start. And each week the player with the most correct picks (see Web site for tie-breaker rules) wins their choice of a Blue Coyote or Pete N Peters gift certificate, with second place taking the prize not selected by the winner.In addition, we publish the names of the top 10 or so local players every Wednesday, meaning that even if you dont win, at least you can brag if you beat your friends.Theres still plenty of time to win weekly prizes, so get in the game! Log on to http://www.SierraSun.com/ProFootball now and sign up. And dont forget about our College Bowl Game contest going on now at http://www.SierraSun.com/BowlGames.