Advice to win: Don't change your picks

Gregg Warden, of Rowley, won the "I Beat Burt" Contest in Week 2.

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.

Warden won on Week 2. 

Sundays are family days for the Wardens and their pair of American Bulldogs (Lillian and Penny) of Rowley, Mass.

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, 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 am finding my "mojo" after a few weeks of flipping the coin.

I got 10 winners out of 14, 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 33 entries picked more than 10. Two entries deserve gold stars for picking 13 games correctly. In fact, both will be getting T-shirts.

Week 4 winners

Barry Nangle of Amesbury

Karen Marcello of Salem, N.H.

Brian Karolow of Bradford

Jim Digloria of Lakeland, Fla.

John Dias of North Andover

Daniel DiBella of Methuen

Daniel Lopez of North Andover

Bina Beauregard of Amesbury

Mike Keegan of Haverhill

Carole Hanedanian of Bradford