Local Celebrity Football Picks: Mike Klan

Todd Rogers

Mike Klan


Washington Redskins (3-5) at Minnesota Vikings (1-7)
Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-3)
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8) at Tennessee Titans (4-4)
Buffalo Bills (3-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
Seattle Seahawks (8-1) at Atlanta Falcons (2-6)
Oakland Raiders (3-4) at New York Giants (2-6)
St. Louis Rams (3-6) at Indianapolis Colts (6-2)
Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (3-5)
Carolina Panthers (5-3) at San Francisco 49ers (6-2)
Detroit Lions (5-3) at Chicago Bears (5-3)
Denver Broncos (7-1) at San Diego Chargers (4-4)
Dallas Cowboys (5-4) at New Orleans Saints (6-2)
Miami Dolphins (4-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8)
Winning Prediction in Bold

KEYT Sports Anchor Mike Klan, host of the Emmy-winning Friday Football Focus, still roots for the Philadelphia Eagles having grown up near Valley Forge in Pennsylvania.

That didn’t keep him from taking the Green Bay Packers to beat his beloved Eagles this week in a promotion with PresidioSports.com and Santa Barbara Brewing Company?that is raising money for local Junior Lifeguard scholarships.

“I have never been accused of being a homer and I don’t see the Packers even without Aaron Rodgers losing two straight at Lambeau Field,” Klan explained.

Another bold pick is winless Tampa Bay defeating Miami. Klan reasoned it was as good a time as any for the slight underdog to earn its first win against a team dealing with locker room distractions.

Every week, Presidio Sports is collecting predictions from a local celebrity on the winners of NFL football games. Each correct pick will trigger a donation that will accumulate throughout the season. The promotion will provide at least two scholarships for the seven-week summer camp that promotes fitness and an active lifestyle. For over 40 years, the Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguard program has helped develop youth with strenuous daily workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, marine education and competition.

So far, Olympic beach volleyball champion Todd Rogers was nearly perfect. Rogers nailed 12-of-13 winners to really set the bar high. Then professional surfer Lakey Peterson took her turn predicting the winners from the NFL?s Week 9 slate of games. Lakey herself went through the Junior Guards program as a Santa Barbara youngster.

The “Local Celebrity Football Picks” will be posted online each week and will also appear in the print weekly Santa Barbara Sentinel.

While at it, Klan couldn’t help but include his predictions for this week’s high school games.

“As a bonus I like DP over Buena, Bishop Diego over Mission Prep, Cate and Laguna Blanca to win their 8-man first round games,” Klan said. “But I told you I am not a homer so I will go with Ventura over Santa Barbara and Oak Park over Carpinteria.”

Friday Football Focus will air this Friday at 11:15 p.m. on Channel 3 for its last regular season show. There will be two playoff episodes on November 15 and 22.

Santa Barbara Brewing Company

The Santa Barbara Brewing Company, located at 501 State Street since 1995, shows all NFL games and hosts Happy Hour M-F from 3 pm to 6 pm.