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Big Sydney: Objects in this mirror aren't any smaller than seen

September 04, 2013|By BIG SYDNEY
  • Herald-Mail football prognosticator Big Sydney
Herald-Mail football prognosticator Big Sydney

I finally have to admit it, things are tight all over.

That’s a tough thing to admit when you are a big & tall — OK just big — guy like me.

Everywhere you look, we are trying to cut corners.

Take an inch here, an ounce there and all of sudden nothing is the same.

Half gallon of ice cream? Now just 56.8 ounces.

That would be Turkey Hill minus 7.2 in Las Vegas.

I lost weight in the offseason, but it’s still tough for me to fit my svelte size 54 frame in those sleek 42-inch waisted coaching shorts.

Now, though, I look like a shiitake instead of a portabello mushroom in them.

It even spills over to our local Washington County football teams.

Boy, Smithsburg looks kind of small in that team picture. They are so little, it only takes five spots to cover those Leopards.

And at Clear Spring and Hancock, the roster looks like they will need to make duplicates on a copy machine to field teams.

Yes, you can say they might be forced to clone around.

I’m not going to say it got bad here at The Herald-Mail. Hey, there is an ad for bridge at the bottom of this sports page.

They haven’t told me straight out, but those guys are hinting that they want me to write more economical columns this year.

There isn’t anything specific, but they have replaced the mayonaise jar I used to submit my column in with a relish bottle.

Few words. Less space. And smaller commentary.

So, as I run out of space, I will go out on the limb and say the best team in the county will be ......

On with the predictions.



HIGH SCHOOLS

South Hagerstown 34, Century 21

Williamsport 24, Liberty 20

Walkersville 37, Boonsboro 17

Northern Garrett 18, Smithsburg 12

New Oxford 27, James Buchanan 6

Washington 41, Spring Mills 12

Martinsburg 44, Sherando 20

Jefferson 35, Mountain Ridge 30

Millbrook 40, Hedgesville 13

Oak Hill 21, Musselman 16

Greencastle 17, Boiling Springs 14

Chambersburg 55, Waynesboro 6

Keyser 49, Berkeley Springs 14

North Hagerstown 24, Milford Mill 13

Saint James 32, Clear Spring 21

Hancock 27, Serra Catholic 22



COLLEGES

Maryland 45, Old Dominion 17

Oklahoma 51, West Virginia 21

Penn State 37, Eastern Michigan 10

Shippensburg 31, Shepherd 28



PROS

Ravens 23, Broncos 21

Steelers 20, Titans 10

Redskins 27, Eagles 17

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