Monday, December 9, 2013

New Guy ascends Way We See 'Em charts while the Masked Marvel tumbles in 2013

A newcomer showed The News-Herald Sports staff how it's done.

Assistant Sports Editor Guy Cipriano, who joined The N-H team in February, had the best record in the high school football Way We See 'Em standings this year. Cipriano, who moved to Ohio in February after a stint at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa., was 200-46. He beat copy editor Howard Primer by one game.

Correspondent Jay Kron, also new to the panel, was third. He was followed by 2012 See 'Ems champ Chris Lillstrung, John Kampf, Sports Editor Mark Podolski, Cory Schuett, the Masked Marvel and Theresa Neuhoff Audia.

The Marvel was coming off a rare fourth-place finish in 2012. But his confidence wasn't shaken. Before the 2013 season, the Marvel proclaimed, "The members of The News-Herald sports staff can put their picks sheets right in the recycle bin. This year, they'll all be fighting for second place once again. There is no confusion over who will be No. 1."

There might be some confusion among the Marvel's support staff over what went wrong this year, as he fell four spots in the standings. The News-Herald reached out to the Marvel for an explanation.

From his winter vacation residence in Pacific Palisades, Calif., the Marvel said: "An eighth-place finish is a catastrophic and unacceptable result. Processes will be reviewed. Strategies will be re-evaluated. Make no mistake: The turnaround next season will be swift and dramatic. A championship is not the goal for 2014. It is the expectation. "

2013 Way We See 'Em standings

Guy Cipriano 200-46, Howard Primer -1, Jay Kron -3, Chris Lillstrung -5, John Kampf -6, Mark Podolski -11, Cory Schuett -12, Masked Marvel -13, Theresa Neuhoff Audia -20

Winning percentages of the past five Way We See 'Em champions

2013: Guy Cipriano, 200-46 (.813)
2012: Chris Lillstrung, 195-47 (.805)
2011: Theresa Neuhoff Audia, 205-37 (.847)
2010: Masked Marvel, 204-37 (.846)
2009: Howard Primer, 191-42 (.820)

Previous Way We See 'Em champions

2012: Chris Lillstrung
2011: Theresa Neuhoff Audia
2010: Masked Marvel
2009: Howard Primer
2008: Masked Marvel
2007: John Kampf
2006: Howard Primer
2005: Howard Primer
2004: Howard Primer
2003: Mark Koestner


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