To be immersed in verse is a curse

October 18, 2003|by BIG SYD


What curses?

That's all the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox have been dwelling on since the beginning of the post season.

To be honest, after the way the Cubs coughed up the last two games to the Marlins, they should be talking about purses.

Billy the Goat and the Bambino have a long way to go to even come close to the curses that have been thrown my way in all these years in prognosticating.

Years ago, one coach got upset with me because I never picked North Hagerstown to win. Now, every Friday, the wheel covers are mysteriously missing off my lowrider parked in my Dargan complex driveway.


That's the "Cross I must bear" Curse.

Then one week every year, I find myself dressed in an evening gown (looking rather smart if I must say), belting out a Kate Smith medley, at a karaoke0 bar. I get off the stage and people yell for encores.

It's the "Blue Devils with a dress on" Curse.

Then I get the urge to pick Chambersburg week after week even though it has a murderous schedule. Every time I try to go away from the trend, a weird force keeps me going with them.

It's the "Eight Kimple rules to pick the Trojans" Curse.

The one that I love, though, happens everytime I pick Musselman to win a game. I choose the Applemen, and a $20 bill ends up in my pocket.

It is the "Price is Right" Curse.

The one I hate though is when I'm constantly forced to jump to unfounded conclusions. I hurry in my selections for the week and after I pick, try to dance under an ever-lowering pole without touching the ground. Then I find myself with my foot in my mouth for those picks.

You got it. It's called the "Rush Limbo" Curse.

On with the predictions. Last week 23-2 (.920), season 124-34 (.785).


St. John's at Prospect Hall 26, Friends School 6: Vikings' victory proves just what Friends are for.

North Hagerstown 24, Catoctin 19: Cougars are near Cunningham Falls, but fall to Cunningham.

South Hagerstown 33, Williamsport 28: Rebels need to come up with a cause.

Middletown 41, Thomas Johnson 8: Knights have finally found a Pats-y to take out all frustrations.

Frankfort 31, Berkeley Springs 13: Indians sink like a Rock, well maybe not.

Musselman 18, Hedgesville 13: An Appleman today won't keep the doctor away for the Eagles.

Martinsburg 47, Jefferson 12: Bulldogs make it un-Barrett-able for Cougars.

CD East 38, Chambersburg 17: Trojans face the music by failing to turn up the volume on CD.

West Perry 31, Greencastle 20: Mustangs have too much horsepower for Blue Devils.

Boiling Springs 23, James Buchanan 21: Rockets have no mission control.

Northern 45, Waynesboro 14: Northern runs through Indians like tissue paper.


Boonsboro 13, Winters Mill 10: A win for the Warriors could start a Anders-versary party.

Hancock 28, Rockwood 14: The Panthers have had Sterner tests.

Bullis Prep 37, Mercersburg Academy 13: Blue Storm will be lucky to keep their lunch money after crossing a schoolyard Bullis.

Smithsburg 27, Brunswick 20: Leopards chew-chew up the Railroaders.


Virginia Tech 38, West Virginia 17 (Wednesday): Hokies aren't pokey about dancing past the Mountaineers.

Glenville 34, Shepherd 20: Pioneers find a Lynch mob to stop the Rams' ground game.


Eagles 21, Giants 17: Philly not cheesey about staking a victory.

Ravens 30, Bengals 21: Ravens strike on the latest stop on the pro Boller tour.

Redskins 28, Bills 20: 'Skins rake Bills over with Coles.

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