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NFL Picks Week 2

September 18, 2009

Week 2 Final: 9-7

Week 1 Final: 12-4

Hey Football Fiends-

Here are my picks for NFL Week 2.  With McNabb and Urlacher and Polamalu out, to name a few–picking was tricky. Especially in the NO-Philly game. And as much as it pains me to pick against my Bears – there is no way Cutler & company can keep up with even a Polamalu-less Steelers D.

Oakland over KC

Tennessee over Houston

New England over Jets

Green Bay over Cincinnati

Minnesota over Detroit

New Orleans over Philly

Atlanta over Carolina

Redskins over Rams

Jax over Arizona

Seattle over SF

Buffalo over Tampa Bay

Denver over Cleveland

San Diego over Baltimore

Pittsburgh over Chicago

Giants over Dallas

Colts over Miami

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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Mid-day NFL musings

September 13, 2009
  • Donovan McNabb, God love him, is a fragile flower. He wnet down with a broken rib suffered in the Eagles’ 38-10 win over Carolina. Let the Kevin Kolb era in Philly begin. Vick cannot play until September 27.
  • Arizona, REALLY? Defending NFC champs go down to SAN FRANCISCO?
  • Best tweet I saw today from @jemelehill: Memo to Matt Leinart: Plz put down the Kurt Warner voodoo doll so I can get points out of Larry Fitzgerald.
  • Denver did not look as sucktastic as I expected. Although, the Bengals are not exactly an elite team.
  • I still miss John Madden.
  • Giants D looked TOUGH
  • Still waiting for evidence that Chicago has an offense.
  • Favre looked…well if not exactly good, certainly not bad… in the Vikes victory. That said, the win is due in large part to the Purple Jesus.
  • Mark Sanchez looked great in the Jets victory over Houston. The rookie out of USC threw for 272 yards, two TDs and one INT.
  • Another good tweet courtesy of @SignalToNoise: you replaced the Sex Cannon and the Neckbeard with the Sulk Cannon, Chicago. #foreverandeveramen
  • I truly didn’t think it was possible that someone could make the Sex Cannon look good, but somehow, Jay Cutler is managing to do just that.

That’s all for now!

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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NFL Picks: Week 1

September 10, 2009

Week 1 Final Results: 12-4 Wow did I ever stink on my picks this week. Sigh.

Hey Football Fiends!

Are you also humming “It’s the most wonderful time of the year?”  The NFL is BACK babies and we’re kicking it off right with Tennessee at Pittsburgh tonight. The reigning Superbowl champs should win this one pretty easily.

Thursday

Pittsburgh over Tennessee

Sunday

Miami over Atlanta

Cincy over Denver

Indy over Jax

New Orleans over Detroit

Minnesota over Cleaveland

Dallas over Tampa Bay

Philly over Carolina

Baltimore over KC

NY Jets over Houston

NY Giants over Washington

Arizona over San Francisco

Seattle over St. Louis

Chicago over Green Bay (bias alert)

Monday

New England over Buffalo

San Diego over Oakland

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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Random Thoughts on the 2009 NFL Season

September 9, 2009

Hey Football Fiends!

That long dry period of no real football games (pre-season so doesn’t count!) is just about over. Before I post my picks, I have some random thoughts on the season, Favre, Vick, certain rookies and the Detroit Lions.

  • Brett Favre. Oh man. Hey I get it, I do – he loves the game, its hard to let go and once he retires for good, life as he knows it will change forever. That said, dude is damaging his legacy, looks ridiculous and is not making any fans in Green Bay by being a part of NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings.
  • Michael Vick. OK. Sure. Everyone deserves a second chance. I will keep my opinion about his reprehensible unforgivable behavior to a minimum. That said, I so don’t buy the manufactured goodwill there supposedly is between Donovan McNabb and Mike Vick. And while most pundits are saying the Eagles will vy for the NFC Championship once again this year – I’m not buying it. One thing the Eagles do well is choke. One thing McNabb does well is get injured. And funny that, one thing Mike Vick does well is choke and get injured.
  • Mark Sanchez has been looking quite impressive behind center for the New York Jets. His poise and calmness belie the fact that he’s a rookie. I’m looking forward to see how he develops this season.
  • Beanie Wells will be fantastic for the Arizona Cardinals offense. Another weapon to add to Warner’s cache. With Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Dominique Byrd, Steve Breaston and now Wells? AZ is getting DEPTH, y’all.
  • Look for the NFC East and the NFC North to be the dominant divisions this year.
  • Detroit Lions. Last season’s “perfect” zero win season was a thing of tragic beauty. New Head Coach Jim Schwartz will bring change — and wins — to Detroit — it just might not be this year. Installing their #1 overall draft pick Matthew Stafford as the starting QB is a start. Word has it Stafford has some strong chemistry with 3rd year WR Calvin Johnson.  The Lions have to use Stafford. I mean, they can’t do any worse than last season so why not take all sorts of chances?
  • Lions Coach Jim Schwartz was last the Defensive Coordinator at Tennessee and has also worked under Bill Belichick when he was at the Browns
  • The Lions are the Chicago Cubs of football at this point. And unfortunately they play in what will be one of the two toughest divisions in the NFL this year.  The best chances the Lions have to rack up one (or more) win this season are:  November 1 vs St. Louis, December 6th against the Bengals, November 22 against the Browns and December 27th against San Francisco. Unfortunately another winless season looks like a very distinct possibility.

I’ll be back on Thursday with my Week 1 NFL picks!

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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NFL Conference Championships Picks: I do not want an all PA Super Bowl.

January 17, 2009

Seriously football fiends. If it is an All Pennsylvania Super Bowl, I just might have to boycott. And it would pain me to miss the last football game of the season. The off season is just too damn long, you know?

I am struggling with the Cards-Eagles game. I’m having a hard time separating what I want from what I think the outcome will be. Plus, the Iggles, you just can’t trust them. McNabb has something to prove. But so does Kurt Warner.

So I’m going with:

Cardinals over Eagles

Steelers over Ravens

-Your Gridiron Goddess, who drank like a college student with an old college friend last night and OW. My Achin’ head today.

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NFL Picks – Divisional Playoff Round

January 9, 2009

Hey There Football Fiends!

This is a tough weekend. The teams I want to win (Arizona, San Diego), I don’t think are necessarily the best picks to win. And you know me, I don’t bet where my heart is involved.

  • Ravens over Titans
  • Carolina over Arizona Am ELATED that I got this one wrong!
  • Eagles over New York Giants      (now I’m dammed if I do and dammed if I don’t on the Eagles, but I really do think they are this year’s Giants–peaking at the right time and all that.)
  • Steelers over San Diego  (ACK. I hate even typing that. But San Diego does not do well in cold weather. It is a fact.)

-Your Gridiron Godddess

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NFL Wild Card Weekend

January 3, 2009

Hey Football Fiends!!

Did ya catch that Sugar Bowl?! WAY TO GO UTAH!!!!!

Anyway, it is ungodly early here on the West Coast and I woke up w a start realizing I had not put my picks up yet!!!

  • Atlanta v Arizona   – I am so torn on this one. Matt Ryan is on fire.  But I am a Cards fan. So…. ARIZONA over ATL
  • San Diego v Indy  – Good Lord. San Diego is the Jekyll and Hyde team of the year. That said the game is in San Diego and the Bolts have got the Colts # at Qualcom.  SAN DIEGO over INDY
  • Miami over Baltimore
  • Vikings over Eagles — Gotta throw some love to Loyal fan of the Gridiron Goddess TJack

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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