Duga is Tribune's local Power Points winner

All season long, speculation buzzed about whether that famous record set by the Miami Dolphins, an undefeated season in 1973, would be tied by the Green Bay Packers.
Tribune Staff
Jan 6, 2012


It looked inevitable until the lowly Kansas City Chiefs pulled their Week 14 upset of the Packers.

The old Dolphins once again popped their corks and drank to their unprecedented feat.

In the final week of the Power Points Football Contest, it looked as if perfection was possible, but it wasn’t to be. Two contestants tallied all but one of the possible 136 points, but both missed on the 1-point line: Rick Wood, of North Adams, Mass., on the Denver Broncos (who also lost to the Chiefs) and James Whitrock, of Janesville, Wis., on Detroit’s loss to Green Bay.

Onward to Tiebreaker 1, total points scored in the Philadelphia-Washington game. Drum roll, please.

Wood eked out a one-point victory when his guess that 46 points would be scored was only two away from the actual total of 44 — and one better than Whitrock’s guess of 47.

Therefore, the year’s final grand prize of $1,000 goes to Wood, who entered the contest through the Berkshire Eagle newspaper in Pittsfield, Mass.

The Tribune’s winner was Colleen Duga of Grand Haven, who scored 123 points. Her Tiebreaker 1 guess of 46 beat John Petryk, Sr., of Spring Lake, who also finished with 123 points.


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