Weekly Gridiron Picks Sponsored By Riverside Lunch: Week 11

We figured that Hootie was so dizzy from all his recent travels to Louisville, Chapel Hill and South Bend, that it would be impossible for him to have a good week in picking football games. Maybe he did it in his sleep en route to a 19-1 record, which gives him a little breathing room at the top of the panel.

Our sponsors are all hanging tight, poised for a late-season run to claim the pick ‘em crown. Mark Mincer (obviously of Mincer’s) is right on Hootie’s heels after a 16-4 week and is in second place, three games back, and sandwiched in between the Ratcliffe Gang. Maybe Riverside Lunch’s Lee Shifflett could put together a Ratcliffe sandwich … or would that be a Mincer sandwich? Whatever the case, add more bacon.

Shifflett had the second-best week at 17-3, but is lingering in sixth place, two games ahead of Chris Graham of Augusta Free Press. Scott German, also of AFP, is tied with our bank president, Gary Shook of Blue Ridge Bank in fourth place. Both had solid 16-4 records.

It’s getting down to the nitty gritty with four weeks remaining in the regular season. Who’s going to wear the Pigskin Crown?


JerryRatcliffe.Com Weekly Gridiron Picks

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Weekly Panel:

Jerry Ratcliffe — JerryRatcliffe.Com 148-52 (19-1 last week)

Mark Mincer — Mincer’s UVA Sportswear 145-55 (16-4)

Scott Ratcliffe — JerryRatcliffe.Com 145-55 (15-5)

Scott German — Augusta Free Press 142-58 (16-4)

Gary Shook — Blue Ridge Bank 142-58 (16-4)

Lee Shifflett — Riverside Lunch 140-60 (17-3)

Chris Graham — Augusta Free Press 138-62 (13-7)

How to Play:

We’ll pick every ACC game all season long, plus the best of the rest from around college football (20 total games per week).

Fans can submit their own picks (sent to weeklygridironpicks@gmail.com, with “WEEK 11 PICKS” in the subject line) no later than 11:59 a.m. ET Saturday. Since we were late getting the picks up this week, we have extended the deadline.


Predict the score of the UVA game (or another designated big game if the ‘Hoos are on a bye week):

Fans will predict the final score (i.e. Virginia 35, Opponent 21 … that fan’s total score for the tiebreaker would be 56). The fan whose total score is closest to the actual total score will be declared the winner. If somehow two or more fans have the same total score (or are the same distance from the total score), the fan who is closer to UVA’s score will win (“Team A” if UVA is not playing that week).

IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST include a tiebreaker with your entry, or it will not be eligible to win.


The weekly winner will receive a gift certificate from Riverside Lunch and will automatically qualify to compete for the grand prize (TBA soon) during bowl season.

If a fan is named the weekly winner, he/she may still compete in the remaining weekly contests, but will not be eligible again for the weekly prize.

Week 11 Picks:

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Once a weekly fan winner is determined, we will contact them via the email address they used to submit their picks to redeem their prize!

Weekly Winners:

Congratulations to Justin Aimonetti, our Week 10 winner! For the second week in a row, no tiebreaker was necessary, as Justin (16 correct picks) edged out Betty Crutchfield and Darren McCauley, who both predicted 15 winners correctly. Our Week 7 winner, Patrick Hicks, was ineligible to win another weekly prize, but would have claimed the top spot if not with 17 correct picks.

Justin wins a gift certificate to Riverside Lunch and is automatically entered into the Grand Prize bowl pick’em contest, which is just over a month away! We’re down to just four more spots to compete for the whole enchilada (which every Wahoo fan will enjoy, stay tuned), so get your picks in today!

Week 1 (Aug. 26-Sept. 2) — ADAM HAWES (18-2)

Week 2 (Sept. 3-9) — MICAH MORRIS (17-3)

Week 3 (Sept. 10-16) — LANCE SPEIDELL (15-5)

Week 4 (Sept. 17-23) — JAKE TUZZO (16-4)

Week 5 (Sept. 24-30) — MIKE McCOMBS (18-2)

Week 6 (Oct. 1-7) — E.T. PRICE (11-9)

Week 7 (Oct. 8-14) — PATRICK HICKS (18-2)

Week 8 (Oct. 15-21) — RAY BURGER (15-5)

Week 9 (Oct. 22-28) — TODD MOUNCE (15-5)

Week 10 (Oct. 29-Nov. 4) — JUSTIN AIMONETTI (16-4)

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