Gridiron Guru

Position: The Green Side of Life

Week 8 Green’s ‘CLARKBAR’ is set at perfection

Clark Hudson set the “CLARKBAR” extremely high in our Week 8 Gridiron Green. High as in perfect. Hudson wasn’t alone, either. Seven people went 13-for-13 in the Week 8 Green, including the Week 7...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

A Rose blooms in our Week 7 Gridiron Green

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. This name goes by Dan Rose, and his Week 7 Gridiron Green was pretty sweet. The DRose from Mancos, not to be confused with the DRose from Chicago...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Pistol Pete shoots and scores in Week 6 Green

Pat Tucson Jr. can handle the rock. And he’s a remarkable shot, good from long range, great from distance. Which is why after six weeks of play, Tucson – aka “pistolpete” – has a one-point handle...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Green Side of Life

Bill Corwin of Durango is excelling in the 98th percentile of the Gridiron Green. He’s scored no less than nine points a week, has three scores in the double digits and has a high of 13. And now,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

From He Hate Me to He Hate Ly, Hately is Smart

If Rob Hately had a little more Rod Smart in him, his Gridiron Green handle might read He Hate Ly instead of Sparky. Hately is not Smart, though; he is, however, plenty smart enough. The Durangoan...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Green Side of Life

Frank Hawkins of Bayfield, who goes by the handle “hawk99” in our weekly Gridiron Green festivities, has an eagle eye when it comes to prognostication. Hawkins won the Week 3 Green with an...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

86’ed as Guru by No. DO86, aka Mr. Daniel Orris

Don’t look at me. Daniel Orris was this week’s Gridiron Guru. DO86 was the only local to score 15 out of 16, and his money pick was Seattle over San Francisco in the Pacific Northwest. I can at...

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

The Green Side of Life

According to New York Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin, his running back David Wilson is “a marked man.” Wilson fumbled twice in a Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at home, then was benched. ...

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

The Green Side of Life

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. I don’t think the temperature matters much, as long as the dish makes it to your table. The 2013 NFL regular season kicks off Thursday night in Denver,...

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

Just one Aker left between a 49ers’ Super Baugh win

Pick against the witch at your peril.Consider me warned.The Gridiron Guru finally got playoff perfect in the conference championship games two weekends ago, in part because I played the fool and...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Deuces still wild for AFC, NFC championships?

Two weeks of two picks correct has left me feeling a little middling.But with the conference championship games ahead, I’m hoping the two-pick trend continues.Two-for-two, here I come.Last weekend,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Broncos find the real Joe Flacco; Matty Ice melts

In a sport of a different stripe, batting .500 is outta this world.So I’ll take what I can get.Your Gridiron Guru went 2-of-4 in last weekend’s wild-card games, as I got blindsided by Bengals and...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2013 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

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