Gregg Warden is a banker.
Bankers have rules. And Rule No. 1 for Warden when he picks pro football games is always stick with your first pick.
Always? Yes, always.
He won the 'I Beat Burt' contest in Week 2.
Sundays are family days for the Wardens of Rowley. Gregg does he chores in the morning. Once the games start, he's done.
"I like the action and clever play-calling," said Warden, who with wife Paula have two children, Matt and Alexandra, and two American Bulldogs, Lillian and Penny.
A long-time beer league softball player who played with the same group of guys for nearly three decades, Warden says the 2018 Patriots, while struggling a bit, are "never" to be counted out.
Warden said he plays fantasy football and watches the NFL RedZone to get updated scoring plays.
Burt good again
I'm finding my mojo after a few weeks of flipping the coin. I got 10 winners out of 14 last weekend, which normally is decent. While only three underdogs won in Week 4, there were eight games in which the spread was three points or less. That means a lot of tossups.
Only six entries picked more than 10 winners.
Week 4 winners
Pamela Lutz of Peabody
Ray Flynn of Gloucester
George Prodanas of Peabody
Jim Mailhoit of Rowley
John Morrissey of Merrimac
Tony Moschetto of Woburn