Gridiron Guru

Position: The Green Side of Life

Archuleta alone at the top of Gridiron Green

It was a week of mediocrity around NFL pick ’em circles. And the Gridiron Guru followed suit with an 8-8 week, which landed him among the Week 2 majority. One man stood above the rest: Aaron...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2014 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Grass is always greener on Guru’s side of the fence

After an extended period of hibernation, the Guru is ready to return to prognostication. Your esteemed Guru compiled a 154-99 record last season. Admirable, but not enough to overcome Mike...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2014 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Guru, Commute compute your XLVIII champion

What a ride it’s been with Mike Phillips. The Gridiron Green regular season-champion also known as “commute29” has picked alongside your venerable Gridiron Guru throughout the postseason and...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2014 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Commuter and the Guru arrive at the same place

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the postseason wind blows. “That’s the problem with picking upsets in the postseason,” said Mike Phillips, our regular-season Gridiron Green champion....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2014 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

WWMPD? Phillips picks ’em ‘from the gut’

WWMPD? What Would Mike Phillips Do? He is our Gridiron Green seer also known as “Commute29.” Phillips would pick a bunch of winners; that’s what he’d do. He did it all regular-season long. He did...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2014 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Green Side of Life

Marion Layman was all alone at the top when the dust settled from the Week 16 Gridiron Green. The Durangoan picked 14-of-16 correctly and scored a one-point victory over a pair of unlucky 13s. The...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Green Side of Life

Ben Stuever is the Gridiron Green Master. Somehow in the utter chaos of Week 15 in the National Football League, the Bayfield resident with the “master” handle as his Gridiron Green alias scored a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Green Side of Life

Fugate was no fugazi on a very busy and unforgiving week in this year’s 14th Gridiron Green. One of seven players to secure a 15-for-16 in Week 14, Jason Fugate of Ignacio won the grand prize with...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Green Side of Life

For your consideration, Heather McKie has produced eight weeks of double-digit Gridiron Green predictions. Commute29, our overall Gridiron Green leader with 130 points, has seven. McKie of...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Mankins finally mans up for a Gridiron Green W

John Mankins has been flirting with victory since Week 1 of this year’s Gridiron Green. Week 11, he finally got one. Mankins, with weeks of 12, 11, 11, 10 and 11, was one of a powerful foursome...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Norton takes a few punches, then delivers his own

Like Ken Norton Sr. and Ken Norton Jr. before him, Gary Norton knows how to take a punch. He can dish it out, too. Like the professional boxer and his professional NFL linebacker of a son, Gary...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Powers that be crown ‘barbarak’ a champion

The Gridiron Green Powers that be wreaked havoc on this year’s champions of new and old. Barbara Powers of Ignacio, aka “barbarak,” stood alone atop the Week 9 heap as the only Greenie with 11...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

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