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Coming this fall…(well really later this summer)

June 29, 2008

Football fiends, you are in for a TREAT! My brother, Stephen Lamare, will be writing a weekly column on Fantasy Football for Gridiron Goddess that will appear on Thursdays every week starting soon. We’re working out his details and the title of his column, but let me tell you, Your Gridiron Goddess’s love and knowledge of the game doesn’t come from nowhere.

  • As previously mentioned my High School is the #8 overall best high school athletic program in the entire United States.
  • I went to USC. That needs no explaining as anyone who went to a big Division I powerhouse school knows. A sold out 92,000 seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on College Game Day is the closest thing to heaven on earth in my world.
  • The ’85 Bears helped turn me into the football fan I am today.
  • And finally, but most significantly, my Dad and Stephen taught me well.

Stephen has won more Fantasy Football leagues in more sports than just about anyone on the planet. He doesn’t even like hockey and he’s considering joining a Fantasy Hockey League just for the challenge. Yes, we are cut from the same cloth, my brother and I.

Look for an introductory post from Stephen soon. CBS Sportsline, AOL Sports, Yahoo Sports, etc– there’s a new kid on the block and you should snap him up while you can!!

As Pete Carroll is so fond of saying and which Stephen and I have decided is our 2008 Season motto: “Do it better than it’s ever been done before”and “It’s all about the ball.”

Yeah, those two statements sum up how I feel about Gridiron very accurately. Remember, this is just the first step in my quest for total media domination. (hee hee)

-Your Gridiron Goddess


NFL Picks! Get your Week 16 NFL picks here!

December 20, 2007


Hey football fiends!

Can you BELIEVE it is week 16 already? Where did the season go?

Pittsburgh over St. Louis 41-24

Dallas over Carolina

Jacksonville over Oakland

Minnesota over Redskins

Patriots over Dolphins

Lions over Chiefs

Browns over Bengals

Packers over Bears

Giants over Bills

Indy over Houston

Arizona over Atlanta

Seattle over Baltimore

Eagles over Saints

Titans over Jets

Tampa over San Francisco

San Diego over Denver

-Your Gridiron Goddess


My KROQ NFL Picks…and all the rest of the NFL picks too!

October 26, 2007

Hello Fellow Football Fiends!

I just finished my spot with Kevin & Bean and because I was a good little football obsessed Gridiron Goddess last night, here are ALL my NFL picks for the weekend.

I was 5-1 four weeks in a row if you go with my original Suicide pick of Pats over Dolphins last week. My alternate suicide pick of Steelers over Broncos makes me 4-2 last weekend. 🙂 10-4 overall NFL, 12-4 overall college I think. Will do a season do date average for both this weekend.

KROQ picks:

1. Patriots over Redskins 52-7

2. Giants over Dolphins 13-10

3. Chargers over Texans 35-10

4. Titans over Raiders 13-9

5. Bucs over Jaguars 24-23

Suicide: Colts over Panthers 31-7

The Rest of the Games:

Bears over Lions 16-7

Steelers over Bengals 24-13

Browns over Rams 27-20

Eagles over Vikings 23-16

Bills over Jets 13-3

Saints over 49ers 31-10

Packers over Broncos 19-13

-Your Gridiron Goddess


A Gridiron Goddess Administrative Note: Your Gridiron Goddess takes over the radio

September 27, 2007

Hey Fellow football fiends!

Tomorrow morning at 635am I will be on KROQ 106.7fm here in Los Angeles discussing the origins of my football fanaticism,  Rex Grossman and my NFL picks on the Kevin and Bean morning show.

EXCITING, right?

And we all know I have PLENTY to say on the subject of the Bears’ erstwhile starting QB The Sex Cannon. HAHHAHA

-Your Gridiron Goddess


Sunday NFL wrap up#1: Broken Bears & Happy Birthday Marty Schottenheimer…

September 23, 2007

Oh fellow football fiends, this was an ugly, ugly football day here in the House of the Gridiron Goddess. Not only did I go only 10 for 15 in my picks, but my Bears, my poor poor Bears, they are all banged up and…


As I was saying tonight to new Gridiron Goddess Contributor Mammy (of the soon to debut Mammy’s Playbook) Grossman is to Florida what Rob Johnson is to Southern California. (hmm Mammy, isn’t it sorta now You and Me vs. Sports Brethren and Cap’n Pappy? Lol)

Wikipedia says of Johnson “Rob Johnson holds the NFL record for most sacks per passing attempt, earning the nickname “Robo-sack” due to his reluctance to throw the ball away.”


OK I will stop yelling now. But for real, what did he have tonight? Three Interceptions? I can assure you that Your Gridiron Goddess was calling the chant of “Grieise Griese” right alongside the football fans at Soldier Field tonight.

And yet, I also don’t think Griese is the answer.

I don’t know, I just know it should not be this difficult to solve the QB situation in Chicago. But I am not Lovie Smith, I am not GM Jerry Angelo, I am not owner Virginia Halas McCaskey, I am Amy, Your Gridiron Goddess and lifelong Bears fan. And Sexy Rexy (who is so not sexy it isn’t even funny) makes my heart hurt on Sundays, you know?

Speaking of hurting–it was bad enough that Da Bears lost Safety Mike Brown and starting Defensive Tackle Dusty Dvoracek to season ending knee injuries against the Chargers in the season opener. But no, that apparently was not enough for whatever gods the Bears have angered. Tonight linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Nathan Vasher – he of the spectacular 108 yard return last season –went down with groin injuries and offensive lineman Ruben Brown went down with an ankle injury.

Look whomever is in charge up there — isn’t it bad enough that Chicago has endured the Curse of the Billy Goat for nearly 100 years? Can we please not have our Bears fall apart in such a spectacularly Chicago-like fashion? Please?

I am so fired up about all the Grossman crap and injuries I didn’t even mention the Bears LOST to the hated (in my house) Dallas Cowboys.

OK, I am taking a deep breath, people. Am not stepping off my soap box yet, because next up on my list of wrath is the San Diego Chargers management and owners.

Hello, first of all HAPPY 64th BIRTHDAY to Marty Schottenheimer.

You guys in the Chargers front office must be, pardon the expression, shitting bricks about now. Your San Diego Chargers were 14-2 last season. What are they now GM A.J. Smith and owner Alex Spanos? Oh that’s right, the Chargers are 1-2, their only win coming against the beleagured Bears in the season opener.

Look, you clearly need some help up there in the front office. You cooled your heels for so damn long at the end of last season on the Schottenheimer issue, that you did not have many options. But please explain to me how you all made the fateful decision to fire Schottenheimer and hire Norv Turner.

I do not mean any personal disrespect to Turner. He is after all, a former member of the USC coaching staff. However, Turner’s record from 1994-2000 with the Redskins and 2004-05 with the Raiders was 58-82-1

Marty Schottenheimer’s head coaching record is 200-126-1 dating back to 1984. With the Chargers Schottenheimer turned in five seasons. He was 8-8 in 2002, 4-12 in 2003, 12-4 in 2004, 9-7 in 2005 and 14-2 in 2006.

Firing a coach on an upswing like that, do you guys down there in San Diego now understand why the nation’s sportscasters, sports writers, sports bloggers, and sports fans think you are all a little loco in the brain?

Meanwhile, I hope Schottenheimer is grinning like the Cheshire Cat right now. Marty, WE know you were GREAT for the Chargers, even if your bosses didn’t.

-Your Gridiron Goddess, who is feeling much better now having let all that out.