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NFL Picks! Get your Week 16 NFL picks here!

December 20, 2007

UPDATE 11-5

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

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Tap those kegs, it’s time for some CFB action

September 28, 2007

Hey there Fellow Football Fiends!! Happy Friday!!! I just got home from my stint on the radio and it was so much fun!! Many many thanks to the gang over at KROQ and The Kevin and Bean show for having me in. And, if you’ve found your way here after listening to me dork out on all things football on 106.7 this morning–WELCOME to my corner of Al Gore’s Internet. I hope you enjoy it!!!

Let’s get down to the business of my college football picks for the weekend.

32 teams. 16 games. 16 winners. 16 losers. Here’s how I think it will all shake down:

Purdue over Notre Dame — The season of atrocity continues for fans of the Irish UPDATE: Pudue wins 33-19

LSU over Tulane – Like taking candy from a baby, this pick is. UPDATE: LSU wins 34-9

Penn State over Illinois – JoePa and his Nittany Lions keep on rollin’ along. UPDATE: Illinois wins 27-20

Michigan over Northwestern – You know, I would not be too surprised if Northwestern pulls off the upset. UPDATE: Michigan wins 28-16

Oklahoma over Colorado – The Sooners look stronger and stronger and Sam Bradford is developing into way more of an offensive leader than former Heisman winning QB Jason White was. UPDATE: Colorado wins 27-24

Rutgers over Maryland – Greg Schiano’s Scarlet Knights are a force to be reckoned with in the Big East. UPDATE: Maryland wins 34-24

Michigan State over Wisconsin – I just have a feeling about this one. UPDATE: Wisconsin wins 37-34

Texas over Kansas State – Bevo’s Boys will rack up another win UPDATE: KSU wins 41-21

Louisville over NC State – Look for the Cardinals to stop their downward spiral and avenge their loss to Syracuse. UPDATE: L’ville wins 29-10

Bama over FSU – some hoopla is being made about Alabama Native Son Bobby Bowden coaching against Bama for the first time in his career. But Saban’s Crimson Tide will be too much for FSU’s broken offense to handle UPDATE: Florida State wins 21-14 and welcomes in the era of QB Xavier Lee.

UCLA over Oregon State – Olson returns to the lineup as QB as Cowan has a partial tear of his MCL. UPDATE: UCLA wins 40-14

UVA over Pitt – Al Groh and the Cavaliers are off to a 3-1 start this season. UPDATE: UVA wins 44-14

USC over Washington – does anyone out there doubt this one? The spread is USC -21. ‘Nuff said. UPDATE: USC wins 27-24 and looks like crap doing it.

Florida over Auburn – Tim Tebow and the Gators will preside in this SEC matchup. UPDATE: Auburn wins 20-17

Ohio State over Minnesota – Buckeyes are too much for the Golden Gophers to handle. UPDATE: Ohio State wins 30-7

Oregon over Cal – I struggled with this one, it could go either way and should be a HELL of a good game. UPDATE: Cal wins 31-24

Special Bonus Friday Night Pick ‘Em:

South Florida over West Virginia – yeah I said it. USF did it last year, and are a stronger team this year so I am throwing my support behind the Bulls of South Florida. UPDATE: USF wins 21-13

Those are my picks, as usual I will update them tomorrow as the day develops. And now my football fiends, I am off to San Diego with Nacho Friendly to see the Dave Matthew Band concert tonight. If there is one thing I love as much or almost as much as football, it is DMB concerts.

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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Sunday NFL wrap up #2: Brett Favre and Fly Eagles Fly

September 24, 2007

So yeah, a HUGE congratulations to Brett Favre on throwing his 420th touchdown pass tying Dan Marino’s TD Pass record. Favre is such a class act, and such a staple of the NFL at this point, it is hard to imagine the game without him. Has anyone ever been a surer future Hall of Fame member? Well besides Joe Montana and Dan Marino and… well, OK but in TODAY’S NFL, which at times resembles more of a league of extraordinary thugs than professional athletes and role models, Favre’s whole MOJO just stands out as exemplary. Way to go Brett!!!

Now, onto the Eagles.

Isn’t it just like the f-ing Eagles to win and win BIG on the week I finally decide they are dead to me? I mean not that I am so narcissistic that I feel I am the sole reason for the in your face style win. But you know the minds and superstitions of a Sports fan. If I were from Philly, or still dating the Philly fan, or had money on the game, one might think I’d posted my anti-Eagles diatribe in order to cause the exact opposite result. Hmmmm. Interesting, no?

And yeah, ALSO I could make a certain assertion on my theory on Ugly Uniforms. Remember my post (linked to right back there a few words ago) on what the Oregon Ducks needed to do to win at Michigan. (After the App State loss but before we all realized how truly rotten the Wolverines are this year?) The Ducks have some U-G-L-Y you ain’t got no alibi yellow Nike unis.

And apparently so do the Birds. The jerseys the Eagles donned on Sunday were throwbacks to 1933 which the team unveiled to celebrate the upcoming 75th year of the franchise. Well, like the Ducks of Oregon, the Eagles jerseys were a blinding yellow assault on the retinas.

So perhaps the formerly unbeaten Lions (I know, that statement is hard to fathom, but ’tis true!) simply could not look directly at the jerseys, less they be turned immediately to stone. Yes, my football fiends, ugly uniforms can be likened to Medusa in their power to distract their opponents.

And with that, I must get a bit of sleep. My new state of unemploy–er, I mean SELF employment had me writing almost all night long, much of it Here, and only a scant few hours of shut eye were had. So while you all work, Your Gridiron Goddess will be taking her morning nap. But look at all I’ve left you to read this morning! I do it all for you of fans of my site and fellow football fanatics. (So when I put ads on the site, please click on them so I can pay my rent, OK? ha ha ha ha But I am not kidding.)

-Your Gridiron Goddess, now tentatively accepting the Eagles back, like a bad boyfriend who sent a big batch of flowers to atone for his behavior. Sigh. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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A Gridiron Goddess Administrative Note: Changing MNF pick and introducing Mammy!

September 24, 2007

Hello Football Fiends! Just a couple of notes here as it is way late for Your Gridiron Goddess to be up. Oh wait, I don’t have to go to the former Day Job in the a.m. THIS SITE is now my job. Well, then… HA HA HA

First, I am officially changing my MNF pick. It is now:

Saints over Titans. UPDATE Titans win 31-14 Note to self, stop second guessing picks.

I just am feeling like Monday night is when Reggie Bush, Drew Brees, Deuce McAllister and co. will break their winless streak. 0-2, the Saints? This does not compute. They will win Monday night.

Second, I AM SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE a new contributor here at Gridiron Goddess. Please give a hearty welcome to Mammy, of Mammy’s Playbook. She grew up a Redskins fan, went to UVA, married a Florida Gator, and now supports the Panthers like her boys. The world needs more female football gurus such as Mammy, and if I do say so myself, ME. hee hee

-Your Gridiron Goddess, very tired but on a writing streak of epic proportions tonight

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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…

REX GROSSMAN IS STILL OUR QB AND WTF IS UP WITH THAT.

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.”

SOUND LIKE A CERTAIN SEX CANNON WE KNOW WHO IS CURRENTLY WEARING THE UNIFORM OF GEORGE “PAPA BEAR” HALAS’ BEARS?

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.

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And of course you know NFL Gameday starts at Gridiron Goddess.net

September 22, 2007

Hey y’all. What a wacky day of CFB, eh? I’ll cover all that in my CFB wrap up post though. Just wanted to give you my NFL picks for Sunday now, so I can do the oh so exciting thing of going to bed early. I am rockin’ my freedom from day job, eh?

So here they are and I’ll be checking in all day Sunday as usual to update scores. And CFB wrap up will be complete in the a.m if I don’t do it tonight.

32 teams. 16 games. 16 winners. 16 losers. My predictions are:

Chargers over Packers UPDATE: Packers win 31-24 Favre ties Marino’s TD record, way to go Brett you old man! (lol he and I are same age)

Chiefs over Vikings UPDATE: Chiefs win 13-10

Patriots over Bills UPDATE: Pats win 38-7

Jets over Dolphins UPDATE: Jets win 31-28

Lions over Eagles – yep that’s right, for years of wishing I could quit you Eagles, I HAVE. Philly, you are dead to me. (Except for where my cousins live there. And Pat’s cheesesteaks, I’d never quit you oh pizza-steak of deliciousness) UPDATE: Eagles win 56-21. Oh, so that’s how it’s gonna be, is it McNabb?

Steelers over 49ers UPDATE: Steelers win 37-16

Rams over Bucs — Oh Greatest Game on Turf guys? You are on notice. Win this one or I will QUIT you as well. UPDATE: Bucs win 24-3. Rams, you are dead to me.

Ravens over Cardinals – It pains me to not go with Leinart, you all know that right? UPDATE: Ravens win 26-23

Colts over Texans UPDATE: Colts win 30-24

Broncos over Jaguars UPDATE: Jaguars win 23-14

Raiders over Browns UPDATE: Raiders win 26-24

Seahawks over Bengals UPDATE: Seahawks win 24-21

Panthers over Falcons UPDATE: Panthers win 27-20

Redskins over Elisha Manning and the Giants UPDATE: Giants win 24-17

Cowboys over Bears -it pains me to type that. It really does. I hate the Cowboys. I love DA Bears. But not The Sex Cannon. I do not love him. (#7 on the Cards, him I love. LOL) UPDATE: Cowboys winย  34-10

Titans over Saints — I am reserving the right to change my mind before noon on Monday on this one folks.

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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CFB Wrap up: Booty has a great Tight End

September 22, 2007

I miss Keith Jackson. I do. He IS the voice of College Football.

WOW My Trojans looked good tonight – especially the John David Booty to Tight End Fred Davis combo. ๐Ÿ™‚ And way to go Trojan D for not letting Wazzou tack on any garbage TDs at end of game and keeping the score 47-14. Backup QB Mark Sanchez, with exception of the pick he threw, had some scary GREAT looking passes. What an arm on him. BUT my boy JDB made a strong case for why HE IS THE 2007 HEISMAN FAVORITE. Way to go!

All around kind of a wacky day though. Penn State loses to Michigan. Appalachian State loses to Wofford. Syracuse upsets #18 Louisville.

College football fanatic of the week award goes to Harem Member Marcus who tailgated down at USC then high tailed it out to the Rose Bowl for the UCLA game. God I love people who are as college football obsessed as I am!

I went 12/16 on today’s picks.

-Your Gridiron Goddess, pictured below at the age of 3.