…The Stang Fan and I will go head-to-head this season, though I guess I don’t see what’s the point anymore….
Melendez: 13-4 last week; total 77-33-1
Stang Fan: 15-2 last week; total 83-27-1
Here’s what Stang Fan proposes our bet should be. What do you guys think?
If I win you’ve gotta replace that picture on the blog for an entire week, and in the new pic you’ve gotta wear USC shirt and a SF Giants hat, OR a silk-screened tee that says Stang Fan>Me.
If I lose, I’ll mail you a gift card to whichever restaurant you choose, for you Freddie J, and Aram.
Take it or leave it?
I was sick to my stomach. No, really. For the first time in almost five years I actually called in sick thanks to a notoriously bad food poisoning that practically sidelined me for the weekend, and then some. Not calling in sick in years is a streak I was very proud of, but if only I had such an impressive streak when it comes to Star Picks. I guess 13-4 ain’t all that bad, but it doesn’t bode well for me when a blogger is beating yours truly. But I guess you’re not all that surprised, anyway. I lost when I picked South Pasadena, Arcadia, Glendale and San Gabriel. Stang’s two wrong picks came when he selected San Gabriel and Crescenta Valley. This week brings us a Mission Valley League showdown when Rosemead visits Arroyo. No doubt the winner of that game is in the driver’s seat for the league title. Freddy and Aram will have a two-minute drill breakdown later today. I’m interested to see how Maranatha bounces back against visiting Cerritos Valley Christian … and will you look at that, two Rio Hondo League unbeatens going at it when La Canada visits Temple City. Huge wins by both teams this past week.
Rosemead at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Arroyo); Stang Fan (Arroyo)
Valley Christian at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Maranatha); Stang Fan (Maranatha)
San Marino at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Monrovia); Stang Fan (Monrovia)
La Canada at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Temple City); Stang Fan (Temple City)
Arcadia vs. Burbank at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Burbank); Stang Fan (Burbank)
Hoover at Muir, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Muir); Stang Fan (Muir)
Pasadena vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Melendez (CV); Stang Fan (CV)
Chaminade at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Chaminade); Stang Fan (Chaminade)
Schurr vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Alhambra); Stang Fan (Schurr)
Keppel at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Melendez (San Gabriel); Stang Fan (Keppel)
Blair at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Melendez (South Pasadena); Stang Fan (South Pas)
El Monte at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Melendez (El Monte); Stang Fan (El Monte)
Azusa at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Azusa); Stang Fan (Azusa)
Kilpatrick vs. Marshall at Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Marshall); Stang Fan (Marshall)
Bishop Montgomery at Bosco Tech, 2 p.m. — Melendez (BM); Stang Fan (BM)
Verbum Dei at La Salle, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Verbum Dei); Stang Fan (Verbum Dei)
Pasadena Poly at Webb, 2 p.m. — Melendez (Poly); Stang Fan (Poly)
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Flintridge Prep at Occidental, 7 p.m. — Melendez (RHP); Stang Fan (RHP)