Fred and I will go head-to-head in Tribskin Pick’em throughout the season for our annual dinner bet. I lead the overall series, two years to one.
Last Week: Robledo (16-1); Ramirez (16-1).
Season: Robledo (138-43); Ramirez (132-49).
Last week: Fred and I had a pretty good week, both going 16-1. I got him by going with the runaway train that is West Covina, which beat Bonita. He got me back, with Walnut’s win over Rowland. I was afraid that would bite me, but when you are down, you have to go further out on the limb. Oh well, there’s always this week.
This week:There are some big games this week as we wind down the league season and get ready for the playoff run. Three games — West Covina vs. Diamond Ranch at Ganesha; Covina at San Dimas and Arroyo at El Monte — have league title implications. The big ones are of course West Covina- Diamond Ranch and Covina at San Dimas. As much as I love how Diamond Ranch can turn on the switch in October and November, I just can’t see how they match up well with West Covina, which is basically taking the place of Charter Oak and we all know how Roddy’s Ranchers did against the Chargers the past two seasons. Go with WesCov. I also like the Colts to beat San Dimas and win the Valle Vista League. Sorry coach Z, but there’s just too much speed. I know the last time I picked against Z and the Saints, it bit me, but… I also like Arroyo over El Monte. The Knights just have too much for the Lions, who have made a nice run to set this battle up.
Here’s our picks:
Glendora at Upland, 7:00pm — Robledo (Upland); Ramirez (Upland)
Los Altos at Diamond Bar, 7:00pm — Robledo (DBar); Ramirez (DBar)
Rowland at Bonita, 7:00pm — Robledo (Bonita); Ramirez (Bonita)
West Covina vs. Diamond Ranch at Ganesha, 7:00pm — Robledo (WCov); Ramirez (WCov)
Arroyo at El Monte, 7:00pm — Robledo (Arroyo); Ramirez (Arroyo)
Gabrielino at Mountain View, 7:00pm — Robledo (MntVw); Ramirez (MntVw)
South El Monte at Rosemead, 7:00pm – Robledo (Rsmd); Ramirez (Rsmd)
Duarte vs. Gladstone at Citrus College, 7:00pm — Robledo (Gladstone); Ramirez (Gladstone)
Ganesha at Sierra Vista, 7:00pm — Robledo (SVista); Ramirez (SVista)
La Puente at Bassett, 7:00pm — Robledo (LPuente); Ramirez (LPuente)
Workman vs. Azusa at La Puente, 7:00pm — Robledo (Azusa); Ramirez (Azusa)
Chino Hills at Charter Oak, 7:00pm — Robledo (ChOak); Ramirez (CHills)
Damien at Ayala, 7:00pm — Robledo (Damien); Ramirez (Damien)
South Hills vs. Claremont at Covina District, 7:00pm — Robledo (Claremont); Ramirez (Claremont)
Covina at San Dimas, 7:00pm — Robledo (Covina); Ramirez (Covina)
Nogales at Baldwin Park, 7:00pm — Robledo (BPark); Ramirez (BPark)
Wilson at Pomona, 7:00pm — Robledo (Wilson); Ramirez (Wilson)
Northview at Walnut, 7:00pm — Robledo (Walnut); Ramirez (Walnut)