Archive for November, 2008


it’s beginning to smell a lot like ROSES

November 30, 2008

Everywhere this Trojan looks.

Oregon State LOST!

USC won!

Next up: The UCLA BRUINS of Westwood and I don’t anticipate THAT being a problem at all.



CFB picks week Notre Dame vs USC

November 28, 2008

Hey Football Fiends-

LSU over Arkansas

Florida over Florida State

USC over Notre Dame


Oregon over Oregon State (I cannot be trusted on this pick, I just want OSU upset too badly)

Boise State over Fresno State

VA Tech over UVA

Mizzou over Kansas

Oklahoma over Oklahoma State

UGA over GA Tech

Bama over Auburn
That’s it, a limited slate this week. Enjoy all of your turkey day leftovers!

-Your Gridiron Goddess



NFL picks week 13

November 28, 2008

Hey Football Fiends-

A lot on my plate today, and it isn’t turkey leftovers, so here are your NFL picks for week 13:

Jets over Browns

49ers over bills

Bucs over Saints

Panthers over Packers

Giants over Redskins

Dolphins over St. Louis

Bengals over Ravens

Colts over Browns

Chargers over Falcons

Steelers over Pats

Oakland over KC

Bears over Vikings

Texas over Jacksonville

-Your Gridiron Goddess



Happy Thanksgiving from Gridiron Goddess

November 27, 2008

Football Fiends,

I hope this holiday finds you surrounded with friends, family, good food and good times. My pals over at Trojan Wire said it so perfectly that I am going to echo them here:

Happy Thanksgiving from TrojanWire

We’re thankful for many things, from Coach Carroll to the nastiest defense in all the land. But most of all, we’re just thankful to not be UCLA, Notre Dame or Detroit Lions fans.

-Your Gridiron Goddess



A Message from USC President Steven Sample

November 25, 2008


November 25, 2008

Dear USC Community:

During this terrible fire season, I want to make sure that USC is doing all that it can to assist any member of the Trojan Family who has been affected. At this time we know of a few students, faculty, staff and alumni who have lost their homes, and we want to get the word out that, as Trojans, we are here to help if we can.

If you or your family has been displaced by the fires or you know of a fellow Trojan who has lost his or her home, I hope you will contact the USC Alumni Association at (213) 740-2300.

I want to commend our students, faculty, staff and alumni who are contributing to relief efforts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have suffered personal losses.


Steven B. Sample


The Holy War: Utah vs BYU. Live from Salt Lake City

November 22, 2008
GridironGoddess In Salt Lake City watching The Holy War (Utah v BYU) with some Utes, some Cougars, a USD Torrero and Me, the Trojan who is texting a cute Bruin she met last night.

GridironGoddess All tied up in Utah. The BYU fans here going nuts. I continue to think that USC would KILL both of these teams, of course. And am smug about my superiority, also of course.

GridironGoddess Game I care most about is Oregon State – Arizona. Come on Arizona!

GridironGoddess BYU fans are getting cocky. 😉

GridironGoddess Penn State has locked up the Rose Bowl. Who will they face – USC or Oregon State? Stay tuned

GridironGoddess The whole Mountain West is rooting for Utah, except BYU of course. The conference needs the BCS money. UNLV football team can’t afford to fly to their games, they took a bus to their SDSU matchup.
GridironGoddess Halftime. Utah 27 BYU 17

CFB Picks week The Season has flown by too fast

November 21, 2008

Hey Football Fiends!

Did ya hear? is one of the Top 100 College Sports Blogs. Pretty f-in cool, eh?

I’m in Salt Lake City and getting ready to head out to the stadium to check out the set up for the showdown between undefeated Utah and their cross-town rival BYU. These folks out here are SERIOUS about this rivalry. It’s like USC-UCLA, but with colder weather. Holy Mother of God it’s cold here. I will not complain about 80 degree Southern California and Southern Nevada November temperatures again.

USC has the weekend off. And so you know, I am picking Oregon State to lose. And I will until they do. So take that for what it’s worth. Currently Arizona is favored by 2.5.

Utah over BYU

Ohio State over Michigan

Vandy over Tennessee

Ole Miss over LSU

Notre Dame over Syracuse

Washington over Wazzou

Oklahoma over Texas Tech

Penn State over Michigan State

Cal over Stanford

Arizona over Oregon State


Florida State over Maryland

VA Tech over Duke

Purdue over Indiana

-Your Gridiron Goddess, who has lived in warm climates since she was 12 and doesn’t even own socks.