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College Football Picks: Week 3

September 18, 2009

Week 3 Final: 14-2

Week 2 Final: 11 – 4

Week 1 Final: 10 – 4

Hey Football Fiends –

Here are my CFB picks for week 3.  I don’t expect USC to even miss a beat with Aaron Corp in at QB in place of the aaron-corp-pictures-2injured Matt Barkley. Corp is a mobile QB and it will be great to see how our offense operates with him under center.

I’d love to see Florida and Texas lose of course. Texas, especially. (old grudges die hard and all). I just don’t think it’s going to happen. The game I am least confident about is Oregon-Utah. Oregon barely squeaked out a win last week vs Purdue and, of course, lost to Boise State in the season opener. Utah, on the other hand needed until the 4th quarter to pull ahead of San Jose State and win.  I’m going with Oregon because all things considered, they’ve played better teams so far this season and will be more prepared for what Utah will bring than Utah’s competition thus far has prepared them for the Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

Boise State over Fresno State

Mississippi State over Vandy

Oregon over Utah

USC over Washington $^%^*$()*$^#%@%%@ Corp was AWFUL. The D needs Taylor Mays. More thoughts later, MAYBE. I need to go punch something first.

UCLA over Kansas State

VA Tech over Nebraska

Notre Dame over Michigan State

Florida over Tennessee

Cal over Minnesota

UCF over Buffalo

Oklahoma over Tulsa

Kentucky over Lousiville

BYU over FSU

Georgia over Arkansas

Texas over Texas Tech

Stanford over SJSU

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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CFB Picks: Week 1

September 4, 2009

Final Week 1 stats 10-4

Hey Football Fiends!

It’s the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR once again! College football is back!!!!

I’m instituting a new policy this year. If your FBS team is taking on an FCS team to pad their win record, I am NOT picking that game in my weekly lineup. It is time FBS and especially BCS teams step up to the plate and stop playing “directional schools.”  And yes, I am looking at you #1 ranked Florida. Shame on you for scheduling Charleston Southern. And don’t think you escape scrutiny#2 Texas for scheduling Louisiana-Monroe.

Hell, it would be nice if LSU would play a Pac-10 team with a winning record. Scheduling Washington isn’t much better than scheduling a “directional school.”  Why not play Cal? Oregon? Or, hell, even USC. Why not settle this once and for ALL LSU? FTR, LSU’s last loss to a Pac 10 school was to USC. In 1979. They have not played us since.

Oh and Oregon player LeGerrette Blount should be throw off the team and have all scholarships revoked, IMHO.

So, without further ado, I bring you my Week 1 College Football Picks:

Alabama over VA Tech

USC over San Jose State

UCLA over SDSU

Ohio State over Navy

Oklahoma over BYU

Mizzou over Illinois

Stanford over Wazzou

Cal over Maryland

LSU over Washington

Colorado over Colorado State

Rutgers over Cincy

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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R.I.P. Uga VI

June 28, 2008

Sad News College Football Fans.

Uga VI

The University of Georgia’s beloved mascot, Uga VI ,died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Savannah. A true Southern gentleman, the handsome Dawg was 9 years old. He will be buried in a vault at Sanford Stadium with Ugas I-V.

You all know what a devoted Trojan I am, but like when Bevo XIII died in 2006, I am HEARTBROKEN.

I am a big softie for animals and Traveler, Uga and Bevo (and George Tirebiter, of course!) are my favorite mascots. Forget the guys in the big furry costumes with over sized melons, (or Oranges) give me a real live animal mascot with heart and soul and personality any day.

REST IN PEACE Uga VI. Condolences go out to the Bulldog Nation tonight. “Bite On” to all y’all from George Tirebiter and the entire Trojan Nation.

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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CFB Pick ‘Em (Final Update)

November 3, 2007

And another day of college football comes to an end. Here are the final scores. For the record, the Goddess went 10-6.

Consider it a history-making weekend… 43 years ago, a Midshipman named Roger lead Navy over Notre Dame. Tonight, another midshipman makes history. Navy beats Notre Dame (and snaps a NCAA record losing streak)
Ohio State over Wisconsin –> 38-17
Wake Forest over UVA –> 16-17
Florida over Vanderbilt –> 49-22
Kansas over Nebraska –> 76-39
Auburn over Tennessee Tech –>35-3
Michigan over Michigan State –> 28-24
Oklahoma State over Texas –> 35-38 (10 years in a row, Texas has beaten OK State)
LSU over Bama –> 41-34
Maryland over UNC –> 16-13
UCLA over Arizona –> 27-34
South Florida over Cincy –> 33-38
Notre Dame over Navy –> 44-46 (3 overtimes!)

Oregon over ASU –> 35-23
USC over Oregon State –> 24-3 (Game marks the return of J. Booty)
Oklahoma over Texas A&M –> 42-14
BC over Florida State –> 17 – 27 (another victim of the ‘Curse of the #2’)

BTW, the Roger who was the last midshipman to beat Notre Dame? Went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys.. His name was Roger Staubach.

Respectfully submitted,
mG

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A Gridiron Goddess Administrative Note: My high school reunion

November 1, 2007

Hello Football Fiends!

I will be out of commission Friday-Sunday as I will be in Las Vegas attending my (gulp) 20th High School Reunion. EEEEK!

I am leaving Gridiron Goddess in the capable hands of my cyber-pal Michael who will update the scores on my CFB and NFL picks and perhaps post something if he feels like it. He’s a Longhorn, so play nice. 🙂 LOL

I’ll be back in business by Monday!

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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College Game Day Starts on Thursday this week here at Gridiron Goddess.net

October 25, 2007

Hi Football Fiends!  UPDATE 10-8

In honor of the BC @ Va Tech game tonight I am issuing my college picks early. It is too tempting with the curse of the #2 teams this season so far to pass up getting this game on my weekend roster.

I am either going to be GENIUS with these picks or crash and burn in a spectacular fashion as I am going for a number of high profile upsets.

And, I really really really don’t want to pick the USC-Oregon game.

18 games. 36 teams. 18 winners and 18 losers.

Virginia Tech over #2 Boston College 14-10 Is it just me or have there been more last minute nail biting decisions this season than usual? BC scores with :11 left to win it, thus escaping, at least this week, the curse of #2 IMO, Matt Ryan just cemented his Heisman front runner (with Tebow) status. Ryan had something like 350 yards. 🙂

WVU over Rutgers 31-3

Wisconsin over Indiana 33-3

Texas over Nebraska 28-25

USC over Oregon – I feel like it is bad luck to NOT pick this game. lol Obviously, when it comes to USC games, make your own decisions. Oddly, I am not upset. USC stayed in the game and was competitive. It was an uncomfortably great game to watch.

Auburn over Ole Miss 17-3

Maryland over Clemson 30-17

South Florida over UConn 22-15

Mizzou over Iowa State 42-38

Florida over Georgia 42-30

Michigan over Minnesota 34-10

UVA over NCSU 29-24

Wazzou over UCLA 27-7

Tennessee over South Carolina 27-24

Penn State over Ohio State – yes I did. 37-17

ASU over Cal – I have a hard time believing Cal would lose 3 games in a row. But I have an equally hard time believing ASU is not going to capitalize on Cal’s mistakes and keep their undefeated record. 31-20

Kansas over Texas A&M 19-11

Purdue over Northwestern 35-17

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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BCS stands for…

October 14, 2007

HA! You’re all expecting a rant from your die hard Trojan Gridiron Goddess aren’t you football fiends? You expect me to be pissed off that USC is ranked 14th in the first Bullshit College Standings that came out today don’t you?

Well, I’m not.

Shocked?

The BCS rankings for week 1 are:

1. Ohio State

2. South Florida

3. Boston College

4. LSU

5. Oklahoma

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky

8. ASU

9. West Virginia

10. Oregon

11. Virginia Tech

12. California

13. Kansas

14. USC

15. Florida

16. Missouri

17. Auburn

18. Hawaii

19. Virginia

20. Georgia

21. Tennessee

22. Texas

23. Cincinnati

23. Texas Tech

25. Michigan

And while I have issue with some of this list, overall, well… I have pledged not to take it all so damn seriously this year.

But I think my ability to do that is directly related to my frank analysis of this year’s, this moment in time’s Trojan team. We’re new. We’re raw. We’re talented. We’re injured. Or, you know, THEY are since I am not a football player. The Trojans are decimated by injuries and not performing as powerfully on either offense or defense as we are all used to seeing them perform.

And that’s OK. Really, it has to be OK because that is how it is, right?

(It’s called assimilation, fiends.)

Do I think Ohio State is the best team in the country? I don’t know. They are good. Have they played anyone good enough to truly test them? Not yet. Same could be said of BC. Of USC even.

All we can do is let the season unfold, right? Because otherwise, well, Your Gridiron Goddess will need blood pressure meds to prevent stress induced heart attacks from my fits of righteous indignation. lol

-Your Gridiron Goddess