Tribskin Pick’em, your predictions and ours

This year’s Tribskin Pick’em will match Aram and I going head-to-head picking games throughout the season, with the loser owing the winner dinner in December. I went head-to-head with Ramirez the previous four years, going 3-1 against him. Aram’s the next victim, and the first weekend is here. If you think you can do better, keep your own running total and compare against ours.

This week: Aram, in kind of a shocker, took Covina over West Covina in Saturday’s standing-room only game at the District. I think it will be closer than I first thought, but I still give the edge to West Covina. We also disagree on the Smudge, Aram taking Bonita while I’m going with San Dimas. We both agree that Charter Oak will take care of Glendora.

Football Schedule
Thursday’s games
Bonita vs. San Dimas at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (San Dimas); Tolegian (Bonita).
Colony vs. South Hills at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Shills), Tolegian (South Hills).
Montclair at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Montclair), Tolegian (Ganesha).
Friday’s games
Glendora at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Charter Oak), Tolegian (Charter Oak)
Garfield at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Amat), Tolegian (Amat)
Diamond Bar at Ayala, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Diamond Bar), Tolegian (Diamond Bar)
El Monte at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Baldwin Park, Tolegian (Baldwin Park)
Franklin vs. Northview at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Franklin); Tolegian (Franklin)
Bosco Tech at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Wilson); Tolegian (Wilson)
El Rancho at Los Altos, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho), Tolegian (El Rancho)
Keppel at Bassett, 7 p.m. Robledo (Keppel), Tolegian (Bassett)
Nogales at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rowland), Tolegian (Rowland)
Mountain View vs. Alhambra at Moor, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Alhambra), Tolegian (Alhambra)
Bear Creek at Chino Hills, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino Hills), Toleigan (Chino HIlls)
Garey vs. Pomona at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona), Tolegian (Pomona)
Kennedy at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Claremont), Tolegian (Kennedy)
Diamond Ranch at Chino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch), Tolegian (Chino)
Don Lugo at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Don Lugo); Tolegian (Don Lugo)
Ontario vs. Arroyo at Montclair, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo), Tolegian (Arroyo)
Sierra Vista at Salesian, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Salesian), Tolegian (Salesian)
Marshall at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte),Tolegian (Duarte)
Saturday’s games
West Covina vs. Covina at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (West Covina), Aram (Covina)

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  • Amat Bully

    Bonita
    Shills
    Co
    amat
    DBar
    Baldwin park
    Franklin
    Wilson
    EL Rancho
    Bassett
    Rowland
    Alhambra
    CH
    Pomona
    Kennedy
    Dranch
    Walnut
    Arroyo
    Salestian
    Duarte
    COVINA

  • the shadow

    too bad you can’t set something up (poll wise) that would pit you and aram against the field. it would be interesting to see how you guys do vs the general public over the course of the year.

    bo
    sh
    glend
    amat
    db
    bp
    frank
    wil
    la
    kep
    nog
    alh
    ch
    gary
    ken
    chino
    dlugo
    ont
    sal
    duarte
    wc

  • 12th man

    Did i miss something??? Keppel over Bassett?? “REALLY’??

  • SGV Athlete

    Bonita vs. San Dimas-Bonita
    Colony vs. South Hills-South Hills
    Montclair at Ganesha-Ganesha
    Glendora at Charter Oak-Charter Oak
    Garfield at Bishop Amat-AMAT
    Diamond Bar at Ayala-Diamond Bar
    El Monte at Baldwin Park-Baldwin Park
    Franklin vs. Northview-Franklin?
    Bosco Tech at Wilson-Bosco
    El Rancho at Los Altos-El Rancho
    Keppel at Bassett-Bassett
    Nogales at Rowland-Rowland
    Mountain View vs. Alhambra-Alhambra
    Bear Creek at Chino Hills-Chino Hills
    Garey vs. Pomona-Pomona
    Kennedy at Claremont-Claremont
    Diamond Ranch at Chino-Diamond Ranch
    Don Lugo at Walnut-Walnut
    Ontario vs. Arroyo-Arroyo
    Sierra Vista at Salesian-Salesian
    Marshall at Duarte-Duarte

    GOTW-West Covina vs. Covina-West Covina

  • reality

    Agree with most of Aram’s takes. In a close game you look at special teams. Bonita has been exceptional there in the last several years and then there is their kicking game!!!! Because of that edge to BoHi.

  • Relentless D

    Football season kicks off this week, let the games begin. I actually agree with Fred’s picks.

  • Colt insider

    Call to all Covina fans for Saturday we are bringing out our new uniforms for this battle and the attire for the night is to wear something black. Support Covina!!!!

  • Uni color
  • bigdog

    Fred,
    My upset of the week is Ayala over Diamond Bar. After this game your going to see how over rated DB has been all summer. The BIGDOG knows. Follow the BIGDOG

  • Joe Amat

    That uniform rule is a CITY Section rule…not a SOUTHERN Section rule – so they could wear pink if they wanted to (as Cathedral did vs Amat last year)

  • Colt74

    28-21

  • DB v Ayala

    @bigdog
    agreed. Diamond Bar will show their true colors – losing

  • NotSince1995

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    Yo Opino…!
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    Bonita vs. San Dimas: Bonita
    Colony vs. South Hills: South Hills don’t let me down…!
    Ganesha
    .
    Friday’s games
    Glendora at Charter Oak: Charter Oak
    .
    The CUPCAKE GAME OF THE WEEK (don’t forget your Blue Cups all you tailgaters!):
    Garfield at the BishopNation: Garfield to gain 200 yards rushing, keeps the ball away from the Lanceritos offense and upsets the Lanceritos by 7. I predict 28 – 21 Garfield HS Bulldogs. If I’m wrong, I still win cus its a CUPCAKE game…!
    .
    The Friday rest:
    Diamond Bar
    Baldwin Park
    Franklin
    Wilson
    Los Altos
    Bassett
    Rowland
    Mountain View
    Bear Creek
    Pomona
    Kennedy
    Diamond Ranch
    Don Lugo
    Arroyo
    Sierra Vista
    Duarte
    .
    The a$$ handing Game of the Week:
    West Covina over the Colts of Covina – I predict 35 – 14. The Colts are gonna get the Wesco Special with icing and a cherry on top…! WesCo don’t step off the gas until you here that last second horn…!
    .
    Lanceritos, don’t dehydrate chasing the Bulldogs around on that thing you call a football field…
    .

  • Amat

    Wait! realstenchsince1995 picked Amat to lose? What a shocker! What insight this guy has? This is truly a guy who knows his stuff! You are the pundit of the century “real stench since1995″! We can always count on you for fresh, new and insightful postings!!!

  • patrick

    Poor, poor Ayala fans!!! Cant stand to see anybody look down on your mutts!! What we ALL problably want to know is” Whats gonna be your excuse or smacktalk when Ayala does lose”? Cause i know several of the people on this board who are VERY credible bloggers who have actually SEEN Diamond Bar !

  • NotSince1995

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    Amnot
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    You’re playing a CUPCAKE…! What else do you want people to say…?
    .
    The Bulldogs (all 17 of them from El Este) may lose but they will smack you in the mouth and make you remember them for the rest of the year…
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    Lanceritos, don’t dehydrate chasing the Bulldogs around on that thing you call a football field…
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    Not In 2011 AmNot
    .

  • WTF?

    Bonita
    Colony
    Ganesha
    Charter Oak
    Amat
    Ayala
    El Monte
    Franklin
    Wilson
    El Rancho
    Bassett
    Rowland
    Alhambra
    Bear Creek
    Pomona
    Kennedy
    Diamond Ranch
    Lugo
    Arroyo
    Salesian
    Duarte
    Covina

  • LNCR BKR

    BlahBlahBlahsince1995-I feel like I just read your very first post, probably because they are all the same! You truly are the class clown.
    “don’t dehydrate yourself…..” What are you talking about???? What does this have to do with anything?

    SAME OLD JOKE.
    SAME OLD PUNCHLINE.
    STILL NOT FUNNY!!!!

  • No Sense Smackdown – Again!

    Cupcake? Garfield was Eastern League champions and undefeated at 6-0. Orange Lutheran didn’t think they were cupcakes when they found themselves in a 10-3 battle at halftime. The same Orange Lutheran team that beat CIF Champs La Habra the week before. Kennedy got smacked 42-14 by that cupcake in the City Playoffs and Kennedy’s no cupcake – they were on the mighty Servite Friars schedule, and we know they play no cupcakes after their 25 year wait for a championship – right? I know Carson didn’t think Garfield was a cupcake when they found themselves down in the next round before winning 29-13, not exactly a blowout by the mighty Carson Colts, who also beat Mater Dei and Taft. For sure Time Warner doesn’t think they are cupcakes – after all they chose to televise one of their games.
    No, teams like Gardena, University, and Pioneer now they are cupcakes , LA Times said so, when talking about one of our favorite Fish Bowl Tournament “champions” pre-league schedule. LOL!

  • Colt74

    msnbc.com news services
    updated 53 minutes ago

    A local San Gabriel Valley Man is in intensive care this afternoon after what doctors called a freak accident during a normal corrective surgery.
    The man only identified as NOTSINCE1995 had gone into the Ronald McDonald School Of Drive Thru Surgery for treatment of excessive hemorrhoids when the accident occurred. The doctors are still trying to piece together what exactly happened but from statements given it appears that during the hemorrhoid removal he was given a labotomy. The stunned lead surgeon was quoted as saying ” In the history of medicine he has to be the only one with his brain in there ! ”
    More information will be reported as it becomes available…

  • NotSince1995

    .
    No Smackdown Sense – Again
    .
    If you really believe what you typed, then you better bring your grandmothers rosary to that thing you call a football field in La Puente…Lou Holtz just called – he wants to know if you can spell “HYPE MACHINE”…
    .
    .
    YEGUA74
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    You’re going to get your donkey a$$ handed to you by the WesCo Bulldogs on Saturday and I will be there to celebrate with them. I predict a big 35 – 14 victory for the Bulldogs.
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    he-hah…he-hah…he-hah…! That’s Colts speak for “Not Since 1995″…
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    Not In 2011 Either, Yegua74!
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    .
    LNCR BKR said:
    SAME OLD JOKE.
    SAME OLD PUNCHLINE.
    STILL NOT FUNNY!!!!
    .
    BUT YOUR IN THE SAME LANCHA AS THE COLTS…no cif championship in 2011 either…LOL!
    .
    Yankees Style, Sweetheart!
    .

  • LNCR BKR

    notsince…skip
    notsince…skip
    notsince…skip
    notsince…skip
    notsince…skip
    notsince…skip
    notsince…skip
    ……………HEY THE RECORDS SKIPPING!!!!
    notsince…skip
    notsince…skizzzrrrrtttt!!!

    ………in 2011 either!!!!!

    WAIT, Stop me if you’ve heard this one before (LOL)- SAME OLD,SAME OLD. Get a new schtick Brother, we heard it already. Time to move on.

  • No Sense Smackdown – Again!

    what about any of that was not true? Those were facts – not some senseless repetitive opinion

  • NotSince1995

    Obi Wan The HUT
    .
    Where did your 2010 Defensive Player of the Year go to school this fall…? Wasn’t even good enough for Cal Poly, was he? A State school…!
    .
    Where did any of your 2010 Pac 5 “participating” players go to play ball at after they finished at Amat…?…Where…?

    C’mon…You know where…! Tell everyone else where they’re at! What…? Louder, Obi Wan…! Spell it out: Name and School. Lets see that proud Amat list…
    .
    I’ll hold my breath, big boy!
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    Harvard my a$$…
    .
    .
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    LNCR BKR said:
    Howbout you little man, Why don’t you the answer my questions above…?
    .
    NO Smackdown Sense:
    You wanna give it a try…?
    .
    What about you Old Mrs Archie Bunker 73…?
    .
    Lets see the FUNNY list…
    .

  • anon y. mous

    Notsince1995 – Which ever SCHOOL they went on to it’s apparently farther than you ever got. Are you really on a Blog belittleing student athletes because they didn’t go on to play major college football like 85-90% of all student athlete football players? You’re a real piece of work Mr. nonsense. What a JERK!

  • No Sense Backdown From Smackdown

    Gutless NoSense never learned you don’t answer a question with a question. C’mon coward – address the comments directed to you. What? You can’t?

  • righteouslj

    bonita
    south hills
    Montclair
    Friday’s games
    charter oak
    amat
    diamond bar
    Baldwin Park
    Franklin
    Wilson
    El Rancho
    Keppel
    Rowland
    Alhambra
    Chino Hills
    Pomona
    Claremont
    Diamond Ranch
    Walnut
    Arroyo
    Salesian
    Marshall
    Saturday’s games
    West Covina

  • NotSince1995

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    anon y. mous
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    When an idiot like Obi Wan writes this, then he’s gonna get called out and challenged:
    “That’s right. Stay in your little valley and pretend your “winning”. Play on the short rims instead of the court with the big guys so you look “good”. Take easy classes to improve your GPA. Ask that band girl to the Prom – she’ll say yes -you wouldn’t want to risk talking to the Homecoming Queen. Go to Cal Poly – not Harvard – you wouldn’t want to challenge yourself. And pick an easy major -We all know employers would rather hire someone that got good grades at a State school than anyone that got B’s at an Ivy League school.”
    .
    .
    By the way anon y. mous, Obi Wan hasn’t had the pair to respond, so I’ll do it for him:
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    Mount San Antonio Community College…!
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    .
    That’s not even close to Cal Poly and certainly not in the same breath as Harvard. Is it…anon y. mous?
    .
    .
    Garfield Bulldogs #1
    .

  • anon y. mous

    Notsince1995, for a guy who professes to work in facts, you don’t follow along too well…regardless of what the other blogger wrote, you took that as an opportunity to belittle and mock the continuing educational goals of student athletes. You’re a jerk. If you want to play cat and mouse with other grown men and women on the blog by all means do so, but don’t do it at the expense of High School Athletes who play for fun and play to hopefully further their education (no matter at what level). Be a MAN and ACT LIKE ONE!

  • Joe Amat

    NonSense,

    Apparently the “analogy” of the short rims and avoiding competition was lost on you so I won’t help explain. Seems you not only played on the short rims at school – but took the short bus to get there.

    Teams are built with 3, sometimes four classes. Some years you have a lot of seniors and some years you don’t. Sometimes your players are multiple sport guys who go on to play at the next level in another sport – and sometimes they sign a major league contract like Wallace Gonzales.

    What I will do, is challenge you to match this list of players who played at the next level last season with the numbers of players from any other school in the SGV. In fact, I’d bet you could take any 4 year period over the last 40+ years and compare the number of players playing at the next level with any school in the area

    BIshop Amat Players Currently Playing College Football
    Jonathan Cornell 2005 University Of Mississippi
    Cody Neely 2005 University Of New Mexico
    Carlton Fletcher 2007 West Point – Army
    Dominique Austin 2008 University Of Arizona
    Marcus Wagner 2008 Mt. Sac
    Jared Arnold 2009 Citrus
    Isaiah Bowens 2009 Ucla
    Gabriel Flores 2009 Citrus
    Deshawn Gaisie 2009 Mt. Sac
    Jr Maffie 2009 University Of Oregon
    Sheldon Price 2009 Ucla
    Jesse Prieto 2009 Citrus
    Brent Seals 2009 Stanford
    Anthony Avila 2010 Occidental College
    Davis Cazares 2010 New Mexico State University
    Darien Johnson 2010 New Mexico State University
    Matthew Johnson 2010 New Mexico State University
    Daniel Kane 2010 University Of Redlands
    Anthony Lee 2010 University Of La Verne
    Alex Ragsdale 2010 Colorado State University
    Josh Tierney 2010 University Of Redlands

    While You’re At It – Compare This

    Former Bishop Amat Players Who Have Played Professional Football
    Adrian Young 1963 Philadelphia
    Pat Haden 1971 Los Angeles Rams
    John Mckay, Jr. 1971 Tampa Bay
    John Sciarra 1972 Philadelphia
    Brian Kelly 1974 Canadian Football League
    Paul Mcdonald 1976 Dallas
    Arnold Fields 1981 Pittsburgh
    Ron Brown 1982 Los Angeles Raiders
    Randy Tanner 1983 New York Jets
    Dereck Taylor 1983 Canadian Football League
    John Jackson 1984 St. Louis Rams
    Eric Bieniemy 1986 Philadelphia Eagles
    Troy Auzenne 1986 Indianapolis Colts
    Charles Fraley 1986 Seattle Seahawks
    Mazio Royster 1987 Jacksonville Jaguars
    Scott Fields 1991 Seattle Seahawks
    Mike Smith 1992 World League
    Daylon Mccutcheon 1994 Cleveland Browns
    Kory Minor 1994 Carolina Panthers
    Ralph Brown 1995 Arizona Cardinals
    Brian Russel 1995 Seattle Seahawks
    Joey Getherall 1996 Miami Dolphins
    Jason Leach 2000 San Diego Chargers
    Ryan Smith 2002 Tennessee Titans
    William Robinson 2003 Washington Redskins (Active)