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Merry Christmas to one and all!

December 24, 2009

Hey Football Fiends!

I’ve been enjoying a little extended Holiday Break here on Gridiron Goddess. Licking my wounds, so to speak and hoping for better things for my beloved USC Trojans next year!

Tomorrow, I’ll be watching my San Diego Chargers kick Vince Young and the Titans asses. What a good Christmas present that will be. I always enjoy seeing Young go down. Call it a four-year hangover from the 2006 Rose Bowl, whatever.

I’ll also be watching USC’s men’s basketball team take on my hometown UNLV Runnin’ Rebels in the Championship Game of the tournament going on in Hawaii this week.

Then of course on Saturday, USC vs Boston College in the Emerald Bowl. Friends, I don’t even want to hazard to make a guess on the final outcome there. I watched Oregon State implode vs BYU live at the LV Bowl on Tuesday. Cal’s performance against Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday left a lot to be desired. For it being such an up year for the Pac-10 with one of the most exciting conference races in the country, we’re sure not showing our strength so far in Bowl games.

I’m not even going to get into the Joe McKnight crap right now. Or the three Trojans declared academically ineligible for the Emerald Bowl. It makes my head hurt to think about it. Have we not suffered enough this season?

Perhaps Santa can bring my Trojans a much needed season ending victory on Saturday? Maybe if I leave Santa and extra special treat tonight?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Football Fiends!

-Your Gridiron Goddess


College Football Picks – Week 5: USC will win but take Wazzou and the points

September 24, 2009

Week 4 Final:11-5

Week 3 Final: 14-2

Week 2 Final: 11 – 4

Week 1 Final: 10 – 4

Hey Football Fiends-

It’s that time of the week again and this Trojan alum finds herself in a familiar place. Unsure of which USC football team is going to show up to play Saturday night in the Coliseum. USC is a 46.5 favorite over Washington State and as past years have shown – this isn’t a great place to be in. That said, Matt Barkely is starting and USC will win the game. I just don’t think our offense has gelled enough to beat that point spread.

USC over Washington State

Mizzou over Nevada

Ohio State over Illinois

Wisconsin over Michigan State

LSU over Mississippi State

Alabama over Arkansas

Florida over Kentucky

UGA over ASU  (I think the Sundevils have a real shot here and I hope they do win! I just, hmmm, am not sure.)

Cal over Oregon

Florida State over South Florida

GA Tech over UNC

U of Miami over VA Tech

Notre Dame over Purdue

Penn State over Iowa

Oregon State over Arizona

Utah over Louisville

-Your Gridiron Goddess



Thursday Night Special: Week 1 picks, Thurs only!

September 3, 2009

Hey Football Fiends!

It’s here! Week one of the NCAA football season.  I’m just posting Thursday picks today, I’ll be back with the rest of the weekend on Friday.

NC State over South Carolina

Utah over Utah State

Upset Special:

Boise State over Oregon (I Know I Know, I’ve gone back and forth on this one and had a hard time deciding)

-Your Gridiron Goddess



4-1 In my BCS Bowl Picks -just pointing out my own genius

January 9, 2009

And of course I WISH I’d picked Utah. I believed they could do it. I just… wimped out. Sorry Utes!

ROSE BOWL USC over Penn State

ORANGE BOWLVA Tech over Cincinnati

SUGAR BOWL Bama over Utah

FIESTA BOWL Texas over Ohio State

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAMEFlorida over Oklahoma

-Your Gridiron Goddess



Congratulations Florida!

January 9, 2009

Congratulations to the Florida Gators on their BCS Championship.

Now do I think USC and Utah could beat both Florida and Oklahoma? ABSOLUTELY.

Have my Brother (of Your Fantasy Football Reality Check fame) and I worked out a complicated scenario whereby UTAH is the One True National Champion? Oh yes, we sure have. It goes something like this:

Utah beat Oregon State who beat USC who beat Ohio State who beat Texas…

I will reconstruct the full wine fueled madness and post it in a few days.


And pollsters and sportswriters? Maybe next year you won’t underrate the Pac-10 so badly. 5-0 in Bowl Games and 3 teams in the top 25 at season’s end.

And USC @ #3. That’s what?  SEVEN years in a row with a top 4 finish? God, I love Pete Carroll.

-Your Gridiron Goddess, who will now mourn College Football season until next August.



My take on the BCS… Before this week’s rankings

November 9, 2008

Look, USC won, sure. But they did nothing to show that they are worthy of jumping ahead of the other 1 loss teams of Florida, Texas and Oklahoma. Style points were MISSING in a big way from that win against Cal.

Here’s how I’d rank the BCS this week:

1. Alabama

2. Texas Tech

3. Utah

4. Florida

5. Texas

6. Oklahoma

7. USC

8. Penn State

9. Ohio State

10. Boise State

Utah is undefeated, has faced more ranked opponents than USC and still has BYU on their schedule. They SHOULD jump the 1 loss teams.

But will they?

Stay Tuned.

-Your Gridiron Goddess



CFB Picks Week 10: One Unbeaten BCS Team Will Fall

November 7, 2008

Hey Football Fiends!

Mark my words: One of the Unbeaten BCS teams will go down this weekend. It’s not Utah, they’ve already won. Will it be Texas Tech in a hangover from last week’s last minute victory over Texas? Will it be the Crimson Tide when they go on down to Baton Rouge? Or will Penn State’s Nittany Lions get surprised by that team from Iowa?

To tell you the truth–I am not sure. I think Texas Tech will lose either this week or next week against Oklahoma. Bama and LSU–damn. I’m not impressed with LSU this season in the same way that many are not impressed with USC. Yes LSU is a good team. But they just aren’t firing on all the cylinders they need to be to win the SEC.  The two games the Tigers have lost (Georgia and Florida) they’ve lost big. And Bama has already beat the Bulldogs.

But who am I underestimating? The Red Raiders? The Cowboys? The Tigers? The Crimson Tide? Or is it the Nittany Lions who will finally prove fallible?

God I love College Football!

Any Given Saturday. That’s what I keep telling myself. So without further editorializing, my CFB Picks for Week 10.

UTAH over TCU 13-10

USC over CAL

Wisconsin over Indiana

Ohio State over Northwestern 45-10

Florida over Vanderbilt 42-14

Georgia over Kentucky 42-38

Oregon State over UCLA

Arizona over WA State

Texas over Baylor 45-21

Minnesota over Michigan

Nebraska over  Kansas

Mizzou over K State 41-24

Michigan State over Purdue 21-7

And the 3 Unbeaten Teams left:

Oklahoma State over Texas Tech

Bama over LSU

Penn State over Iowa 24-23

-Your Gridiron Goddess