The Meat Grinder CT HS Football Podcast (S5 E13): The Annual Turkey Wrap & Quarterfinal Pick'ems Show

GameTimeCT · The Meat Grinder (S5 E13): The 2022 Turkey Wrap & Quarterfinal Pick'ems

Welcome to the Annual Turkey Wrap Episode of the Meat Grinder, our look back at all the thrills, chills and spills and clean up after the Thanksgiving Week regular season finale.

Despite the CIAC's new six playoff division getup diluting the field to the point where only 11 of 48 playoff spots were up-for-grabs heading into the week (and a mere seven on Thanksgiving Day), the contenders and rivals still managed to give their fans a show as they vied for final few playoff spots.

Sean and Pete take a look back at some of the madness, beginning with Valley Regional/Old Lyme practically begging for table scraps at 8-1 after getting put outside by Rocky Hill's late-announced forfeit win from Week 1, and ending with Cheshire coach Don Drust pacing across the Maclary Complex praying his team had enough to squeak in over Darien after a tough loss to Southington in the Apple Valley Classic.

There was also an incident where internet star Logan Paul showed up in Milford and somehow got upstaged by Law's John Neider.

PLUS! It's another crossover episode with the Pick'ems Podcast, in which Pete and Sean attempt to pick the winners of Tuesday's 24 state quarterfinal games.

The GameTimeCT Staff Week 13 football picks.

The GameTimeCT Staff Week 13 football picks.

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On the Pick'ems Podcast, though Dan Brechlin won the week, going 14-6 it merely moved him up to No. 7 in the overall rankings. SPB and Mike Fornabaio remained deadlocked at the top after both finished second along with Dave Stewart, going 13-7 in the Thanksgiving Picks. They're both 92-38 heading into the postseason with Dave Stewart behind by a mere game.

So join us, won't you? 

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