The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


November 15, 2013

LEVINE: Dust off those old board games


After she defeated me in Hungry, Hungry Hippo, she danced around me, saying “I’m the best. I beat you Daddy. I win.”

She said that over and over again. I’m not going to point any fingers, but I have a feeling where she received her sportsmanship. I’m pretty sure my wife danced around me the last time she beat me at a board game. Obviously I need to practice my skills, or else that victory dance could continue for years to come.

Weekly picks

Last week I went 17-8, which is pretty awful considering I was only picking winners. I was hampered by my teams not finishing, like Iowa State, which is having a forgetful year.

The Clones better gear up for this week’s contest, too, considering the Sooners are out for blood after being demolished by Baylor. There’s no bowl in the Cyclones future this year, but a solid finish can help build momentum for next year.

Like always, feel free to go toe-to-toe with me, and log on to and click on the College Football Sweepstakes. If you do well, you will be in a drawing for a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate.

Akron vs. Massachusetts; FIU vs. UTEP; Indiana vs. Wisconsin; Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt; Oklahoma State vs. Texas; Iowa State vs. Oklahoma; Michigan vs. Northwestern; Alabama vs. Mississippi State; TCU vs. Kansas State; Ohio State vs. Illinois; Texas Tech vs. Baylor; Georgia vs. Auburn; Maryland vs. Virginia Tech; North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh; Purdue vs. Penn State; Syracuse vs. Florida State; NC State vs. Boston College; Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Georgia State; South Alabama vs. Navy; Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan; Stanford vs. USC; Utah vs. Oregon; Troy vs. Ole Miss; Connecticut vs. SMU; Michigan State vs. Nebraska.

Scott Levine is the Associate Editor of the Clinton Herald. He can be reached at



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