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Local Newsmakers Weigh In On The Super Bowl

February 3, 2019
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Local Newsmakers Weigh In On The Super Bowl

The Citizens’ Voice asked some local newsmakers who they think will win the big game. Here are their predictions: Joseph Coffay, Wilkes-Barre police chief Who are you rooting for? I am a Steelers fan so I am rooting for a good game. Who will win? Patriots Final score: 24 -17 John Hakim, Luzerne County conflict counsel administrator Who are you rooting for? Patriots Who will win? Patriots Final score: 31-17 Stefanie Salavantis, Luzerne County district attorney Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Rams Final score: 21-17 Richard M. Hughes III, Luzerne County president judge Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Rams Final score: 27-24 Sam Sanguedolce, Luzerne County first assistant district attorney Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Patriots Final score: 31-27 Will Beekman, executive director of the F.M. Kirby Center Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Patriots Final score: 34-24 Lindsay Bezick, vice president, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Who are you rooting for? I think Tom Brady is taking home another ring. Who will win? Patriots, sorry to my Eagles friends and co-workers. Final score: 27-24 Michelle Mikitish, executive vice president of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Who are rooting for? Patriots Who will win? Patriots Final score: 24-20 John Augustine, president and CEO of Penn’s Northeast Who are you rooting for? I’m hoping the Rams win. Who will win? Patriots Final score: 31-27 Jim Cummings, vice president of marketing for Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Patriots Final score: 34-28 Romilda Crocamo, Luzerne County chief solicitor Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Patriots Final score: 36-24 Brian Swetz, Luzerne County director of budget and finance Who are you rooting for? Patriots Who will win? Patriots Final score: 38-35 David Pedri, Luzerne County manager Who are you rooting for? I’m rooting for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Who will win? Patriots Final score: 34-30 Tim McGinley, chairman of Luzerne County council Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Rams Final score: 21-17 Chris Belleman, executive director of Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Who are you rooting for? The team I was rooting for was essentially eliminated in September. Who will win? Patriots Final score: 30-27 Gale Conrad, Plymouth Twp. Board of Supervisors chairwoman Who are you rooting for? The Rams. I have son-in-law who has been rooting for the Rams for years. Now that they’re in the Super Bowl, we’re hoping they win. Who will win? Rams Final score: 24-13 Mike Lombardo, Mayor of Pittston Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Rams Final score: 17-14 Jim Haggerty, Magisterial District Judge in Kingston Who are you rooting for? Having gone to college in Boston and worked there for a few years, I’m a huge Patriots fan. I was at Super Bowl XXXVIII when the Pats beat Carolina 32-29. Who will win? Tom Brady wins his sixth Super Bowl. Final score: 34-24 Harry Haas, Luzerne County councilman Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Patriots Final score: 24-10 Michelle Reilly, Luzerne County Convention Center Authority board member/realtor Who are you rooting for? Patriots Who is going to win? Patriots Final score: 34-27 Nicole Colatosti Mackiewicz, Nanticoke Mayor Who are you rooting me? Rams (since the Steelers aren’t playing) Who is going to win? Rams Final score: 34-27 Barbara Sciandra, Paint Pittston Pink founder Who are you rooting? Not the Patriots Who is going to win? Rams Final score: 37-35 Don Whittaker, Magisterial District Judge, Nanticoke Who are you rooting for? Rams Who is going to win? Rams Final score: 37-24 Tony George, Wilkes-Barre mayor Who are you rooting for? Rooting for Patriots Who will win? Patriots Final score: 24-23 Mike Belusko, Wilkes-Barre council chairman Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Patriots Final score: 28-21 Tyler Ryan, assistant to Wilkes-Barre mayor Who are you rooting for? Patriots (Eagles fan) Who will win? Patriots Final score: 26-20 Rick Gazenski, Wilkes-Barre city administrator Who are you rooting for? I’m rooting for the Rams. Who will win? I predict the Rams will win. Final score: 31-28 Joyce Zaykowski, Wilkes-Barre director of Economic and Community Development Who are you rooting for? I am rooting for the rams. Who will win? I think the Patriots will win. (Don’t see them losing two years in a row.) Final score: 30-27 Vito Deluca, Local attorney and school solicitor Who are you rooting for? Against the Patriots Who is going to win? Rams Final score: 28-24 Dr. Inayat Kathio, Owner of Pittston Animal Hospital Who are you rooting for? Patriots Who is going to win? Patriots Final score: 28-24 Thomas P. Leary, president of Luzerne County Community College Who are you rooting for? Rams Who will win? Patriots Final Score: 33-30 Patrick F. Leahy, president of Wilkes University Who are you rooting for? Patriots “because excellence never gets old.” Who will win? Patriots Final Score: 35-28 The Rev. Shawn Walker, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board member Who are you rooting for? Patriots “I can’t believe I’m saying this as a Dolphins fan but I’m rooting for the Patriots! Hoping Brady adds to his legacy.” Who will win? Patriots Final Score: 27-24 Ned Evans, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board member Who are you rooting for? Rams, “but the Rams are no match for Brady & his experience. I’m a Dolphins fan but realistic.” Who will win? Patriots Final Score: 35-10 Melissa Etzle Patla, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board member Who are you rooting for? Rams (Eagles fan who despises the Patriots) Who will win? Rams Final Score: 21-10

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