Kevin McElhinney has had a good year, at least comparatively speaking, over the two decades he's been playing the "I Beat Burt" Contest.

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Skip Oxford is superstitious when it comes to the New England Patriots, his favorite team (surprise!) whom he picks practically every week.

Doug and Stephanie Subocz and their daughters came to visit his wife Stephanie parents, Peter and Patricia Archibald, in East Hampstead, N.H. a few years ago.

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