Refine Search

Pigskin Pick'Em: What doesn't make sense does make sense

Week 9 proved to be another humbling experience for the Sultan of Sadness, I mean Sides. A 4-8 tally against the Vegas suits leaves the column at a pedestrian 62-61-6 mark for the season.
Pigskin Pick'Em: What's the big play of the week?

After two weeks of dismal results the column finally returned to black. The positive 8-6 mark against the suits in week seven leaves our season tally at 51-49-4.
Pigskin Pick'Em: Did not see that coming...

Ok, Denver Horse fans, I said I would be a believer if the Horses knocked off the Green Bay Packers last Sunday and they did that and then some.
Pigskin Pick'Em: Say goodbye to the Fabulous 5

I thought week five was bad. A bumbling 3-10-1 effort in week six drops our total to an utterly average 43-43-4. The two-week stretch is easily the worst run in the column's four year history.
Pigskin Pick'Em: Rolling on to week 6

Ouch. After four comfortable weeks of positive results, the column began taking on water. Head shaking moments were easy to find. The Sultan's beloved Seattle Seahawks blew a 24-7 lead in the fourth quarter before falling 27-24 in overtime.
Pigskin Pick'Em: Raiders to beat the Broncos?

The Sultan has reached the quarter pole of the NFL season with a satisfactory 36-24-2 mark against the spread. Despite a couple of head scratching selections (siding with Houston and Tampa Bay) in week 4, the column emerged with a positive 8-5-1 tally.
Pigskin Pick'Em: Things change quickly

Expect the unexpected! That line could definitely be the NFL's marketing slogan. Everybody had the Seahawks, Colts, Ravens, and Eagles starting the year 0-2, right? It's no surprise that the New York Jets are 2-0.
Pigskin Pick'Em: Intoducing the Fabulous 5

The Sultan of Sides found a bit of a rhythm last week posting an 11-5 mark against the spread. The result improves our record to 28-19-1 through three weeks, an aesthetic 59.5% clip.
Pigskin Pick'em: Week 2 begins

The opening week of the NFL season is always a bit of a head scratcher.
Pigskin Pick'em: Back and better than ever!

The Sultan of Sides returns to you, the loyal Clarion faithful, to provide another year of precise pigskin prognostication. Two years ago we posted a stellar 57% mark against the spread.


  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback