By Stacey Pressman
Special to Page 3

Look out!

Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick was on his game in Week 8, serving up a 10-4 record.
After weeks of battling for last place, Steve Harris and Andy Roddick took their games to another level in Week 8. The perennial bottom dwellers each went 10-4 and tied for first place for the week. Their strong performances did little to change the overall standings, but they are slowly moving on up.

It's no surprise that both Mama McNabb and James Blake made solid picks and head into Week 9 in a tie for first place. But they may soon have company at the top, as Heather Mitts and Jermaine Dye continue to rise.

Meanwhile, after a disastrous week, singer Pat McGee is turning his attention to his favorite football team. "The Redskins once again got robbed!" McGee said. "Gibbs is just getting it all worked out and ready for next year. These things take time. I'll be patient."

So the big question this coming week is: Will Mama McNabb choose her son's beloved Eagles as her lock-of-the-week pick as they play the state-rival Roethlis-burg Steelers?

Stay tuned for Week 9.

The rules:

  • Games are picked straight up
  • Poolers pick one lock-of-the-week, indicated by an asterisk*
  • Every other game is worth +1 if won and 0 points if lost
  • Lock is worth +2 points if won and -2 points if lost
  • Five points added to overall score for a perfect week
  • In the event of a tie, pool will extend to postseason

    WEEK 8 CELEBRITY PICKS/RESULTS
     
    MATCHUP Nick Lachey
    Performer
    Drew Lachey
    Performer
    Holly Robinson Peete - Actor Andy Roddick
    Tennis player
    Giants-Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings
    Ravens-Eagles Ravens Eagles Eagles Eagles
    Packers-Redskins Packers Packers Redskins Packers
    Jaguars-Texans Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Texans
    Cardinals-Bills Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Bills
    Lions-Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
    Bengals-Titans Bengals Bengals Titans Titans
    Colts-Chiefs Colts Colts Colts Colts
    Falcons-Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
    Panthers-Seahawks Seahawks* Seahawks Panthers Seahawks
    Patriots-Steelers Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
    Raiders-Chargers Chargers Chargers Raiders Chargers
    Niners-Bears Niners Niners Niners Bears
    Dolphins-Jets Jets Jets* Jets*font> Jets*
    WEEK 8/POINTS 5-9 (6) 6-8 (7) 4-10 (5) 10-4 (11)
    OVERALL/POINTS 62-54 (64) 65-51 (70) 66-50 (65) 71-45 (65)

     
    MATCHUP Heather Mitts
    US Olympian
    Steve Harris
    Actor
    Jermaine Dye
    MLB outfielder
    Pat McGee
    Singer
    Giants-Vikings Vikings Giants Vikings Vikings
    Ravens-Eagles Eagles Ravens Eagles* Eagles
    Packers-Redskins Packers Packers Redskins Redskins
    Jaguars-Texans Jaguars Texans Jaguars Jaguars*
    Cardinals-Bills Bills Bills Bills Bills
    Lions-Cowboys Lions Cowboys Lions Lions
    Bengals-Titans Titans Bengals Bengals Bengals
    Colts-Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Colts*
    Falcons-Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
    Panthers-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
    Patriots-Steelers Patriots Steelers Patriots Patriots
    Raiders-Chargers Chargers* Chargers* Raiders Chargers
    Niners-Bears Niners Bears Bears Niners
    Dolphins-Jets Jets Dolphins Jets Jets
    WEEK 8/POINTS 8-6 (9) 10-4 (11) 6-8 (7) 5-9 (3)
    OVERALL/POINTS 66-50 (74) 67-49 (66) 69-47 (77) 68-48 (70)

     
    MATCHUP James Blake
    Tennis player
    Bow Wow
    Performer
    Luke Walton
    Lakers forward
    Wilma McNabb
    Donovan's Mom
    Giants-Vikings Giants Vikings Vikings Vikings
    Ravens-Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles*
    Packers-Redskins Packers Redskins Redskins Packers
    Jaguars-Texans Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars
    Cardinals-Bills Cardinals Bills Bills Cardinals
    Lions-Cowboys Lions Lions Cowboys Lions
    Bengals-Titans Titans Bengals Bengals Titans
    Colts-Chiefs Colts Colts Colts Colts
    Falcons-Broncos Broncos Falcons Broncos Broncos
    Panthers-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks* Seahawks
    Patriots-Steelers Steelers Patriots* Patriots Steelers
    Raiders-Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers
    Niners-Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears
    Dolphins-Jets Jets* Jets Jets Jets
    WEEK 8/POINTS 9-5 (10) 7-7 (5) 6-8 (7) 8-6 (9)
    OVERALL/POINTS 79-37 (84) 74-42 (73) 71-45 (73) 76-40 (84)

    Stacey Pressman is a freelance producer for ESPN as well as contributing writer to ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine's "The Jump" She can be reached at StaceyPressman@aol.com.