Archive for July, 2007

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time to pay your baby mama

July 30, 2007

 


(Portrait of 3 Trojans- LtoR Your Gridiron Goddess, Matt Leinart, Brynn Cameron)

OK so maybe I just wanted to see my picture next to Matt Leinart’s. Hee hee. He may be a hottie, but he’s been with Paris Hilton and that makes him firmly off limits in my book. Nonetheless, we do look quite nice together, don’t we? HA HA

ANYWAY, TMZ.com and Trojanwire.com report that a pending agreement would have former USC QB/Current Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart agreeing to pay Brynn Cameron, his former girlfriend and mother of his child, $15,000 per month in child support for their 9 month old son Cole Cameron Leinart. Cameron was a star of the women’s basketball team during her years at Troy.

Interesting. 2 months @ $15K would cover Ms. Cameron’s USC tuition for the year. I wonder if taking time off from the Women of Troy rendered her scholarship invalid? (Note: this is pure conjecture on the point of Gridiron Goddess). Prior to the birth of Cole, Brynn had said she would return to SC and the basketball team this coming fall. I hope she does, personally. Seems like she could use something to take her focus off her famous ex beau.

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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R.I.P. Bill Walsh

July 30, 2007

Legendary former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh died today after a long battle with Leukemia. Walsh began his NFL career in 1966 as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders. In his time at the Raiders, Walsh learned fundamentals of the offensive passing game that he would later use to build his own brand of offense known widely as and highly in use today at both the NFL and NCAA levels as the “west coast offense.”

In 1968 he moved to the Cincinnati Bengals as an assistant coach. In 1976 he moved back to his native California to become assistant coach of the San Diego Chargers.

From 1977 to 1979 Walsh served as head coach at Stanford University. In 1979 Walsh became head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, where he won Super Bowl championships in 1981, 1984 and 1988.  During his 10 years with the 49ers Walsh and his staff perfected the West Coast Offense.  Walsh was responsible for drafting such legendary 49ers as Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Jerry Rice.

Walsh was elected into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

-Your Gridiron Goddess (who got out of having her picture in a UCLA jersey posted here by a draw finish in Trivial Pursuit on Saturday. heh. Not this time Nacho Friendly!)

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Friday roundup

July 27, 2007

Hello Football Fans!

Training camp has started and that means, as far as I am concerned, football season is underway. OK, well maybe not just as far as I’m concerned. My good friend and Redskins/Notre Dame fanatic Joe made that statement and I wholeheartedly agree with him.

Some news from around the NFL and NCAA:

Nike suspended Vick’s endoresment contract

Reebock is ceasing sales of Vick’s #7 jersey

SI.com on Campus has a roundup of the top 10 USC Athetes of all time

#1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell was absent from opening day of Raiders training camp today

Darnell Bing was cut by the Raiders and signed by the 49ers, who had shown much interest in him prior to his 2006 draft in which he was a 4th round pick out of USC

Notre Dame and Oklahoma inked a home and home deal to play each other in 2012 and 2013

UCLA assistant coach, WR coach Eric Scott arrested. For fifth time. (image credit: trojanwire.com)

New Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh running his mouth off.  Jim, other coaches and teams have tried this tactic before. It didn’t work. It won’t work now. Find another Jedi Mind Trick buddy. Better yet, focus on your own team and stop worring about us (USC) so much, Mkay?

Big Ten discussing expanding to 12. Again. What will they call the conference if they do? We already have a Big 12.

Pac-10 gets no respect.

Due to some technical difficulties with my internet connection at home I may not be able to post this weekend. If this is the case, I’ll be back on Monday!

Have a fantastic weekend football fans!

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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every turkey gets his day

July 26, 2007

From the bitch ass motherfuckers files:

Michael Vick pled not guilty to federal charges of participation in a dog fighting ring. He expressed regret at not being with his team for the start of Spring Training.

I think Ookie has smoked a few too many doobies. Dude, you play for the NF-Freaking-L, not the MLB. Or has Priscilla been brain washing you while you sleep to get back at you for the abuse and execution of so many of her kind? Would serve you right bitch ass motherfucker.

Vick’s trial is scheduled to begin November 26th.

Say goodbye to your NFL career jackass.

Linkage to full scoop

-Your Gridiron Goddess, who might be more than a little hung over. (those Sigma Chi’s, they do it every time. Margaritas kept appearing in front of me as if by magic. Tequila es el diablo.)

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shake your Booty!

July 24, 2007

It is 38 days, roughly 23 hours and some minutes until USC kicks off their season against Idaho. So let’s talk Heisman trophy, shall we?

Now I know y’all are at least as football obsessed as I am and so talking Heisman in JULY makes perfect sense to you, as well. And by the way TRAINING CAMP IS HERE! TRAINING CAMP IS HERE! And the Pittsburgh Steelers have made my fellow Trojan alumnus Troy Polamalu the richest Steeler in history with a 4 year, $30.9 million contract. WAY TO GO STEELERS! Locking him in before free agency next year is the smartest move by any NFL organization so far this year.

But back to that venerable old trophy, the Heisman.

Oddsmakers both in the blogosphere, offshore online type betting sites and in my hometown of Las Vegas have USC QB John David Booty as the 2007 Heisman trophy winner. I can live with this. hee. Just as I was thrilled to live with the fact that we won in 2002 with Carson Palmer, 2004 with Matt Leinart and 2005 with Reggie Bush. All in all, USC has 7 Heisman trophies–1965’s Mike Garrett (SC’s current Athletic Director), 1968’s OJ Simpson, 1979’s Charles White, and 1981’s Marcus Allen round out the seven. Only one other university has as many as we do — Notre Dame. Together USC and Notre Dame lead the pack. For the record- UCLA has one. Back in the 1960s. hee.

I think Booty has a great shot at winning the Heisman this year. His chances, however, more so than other candidates, ARE tied to USC’s record. Lose a game (or two) and his chances plummet. This is not so much the case for a candidate such as the University of Hawaii’s Colt Brennan. Heisman voters will expect more out of a candidate from USC, that is just a fact. It would be the same for Notre Dame.

Booty has 303 career completions (8th all time at USC). He has 3,764 career passing yards (10th all time at USC). He has 3,690 total yards of offense (14th all time at USC). He has 32 career touchdown passes, has thrown a TD pass in 15 games; including 9 times with at least 2 TD throws and 7 with at least 3 TDs. He has thrown for at least 200 yards in 11 career games. He wears the number 10 and is 6’3.

I’m going to do a little predicting here my friends and fans. My picks for the five players who will be invited to NYC in December for the presentation of the Heisman Trophy are: John David Booty, QB USC; Brian Brohm, QB Univ. of Louisville; Steve Slaton, RB University of West Virginia; Darren McFadden, TB University of Arkansas; and Colt Brennan, QB University of Hawaii.

I think I’ve got a pretty good shot of all five making it. But definitely at least three of my picks will be sitting on the stage at the Downtown Athletic Club in December. And hopefully USC will be adding an 8th Heisman trophy to the display in Heritage Hall.

-Your Gridion Goddess

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separated at birth? #2

July 23, 2007

SI.com’s Peter King:

and The Family Guy’s Peter Griffin:

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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i may be the gridiron goddess, but…

July 21, 2007

I am also a HUGE Harry Potter fan and spending the weekend reading the final book in the series. Two posts to debut after I am done. A funny (I hope!) one. And a “Hmmm what the hell is up with my Bears” one. I also have and have been reviewing the 2007 USC Trojan Football Media guide. Lots of info to take in in that behemoth. hee.

In the meantime, go check out my pal Nacho Friendly and his brother over at Sports Brethren. They are cool ass funny Southern dudes with a wacky and fun take on sports on their site.

I’ll put a new football themed post up by Monday morning oh fans of the Gridiron Goddess!

I hope y’all are having fantastic weekends and remember:

46 days until Opening Night Game!

UPDATE: I’ll put a new post up Monday night my friends and fellow football fans. Just read the nearly 800 page new Harry Potter book in less than 24 hours. My eyes are tired. And my heart is processing. HEH I already said I was a big HP dork! lol

45 days until Opening night now!!!! (is sunday night as I type this update)

-Your Gridiron Goddess