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Position: The Green Side of Life

The fallout for Paul Folwell? A Week 4 victory

After sitting the first couple of plays out, Durangoan Paul Folwell entered the Week 4 Gridiron Green fresh as a daisy.He skipped Weeks 1 and 2, went 7-for-16 in Week 3, then sprang for a Week 4...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2012 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Just like Rocky, Gridiron Guru gets his sequel

Week 3 was brutal.I blame the referees. What’s your excuse?I was 4 of 12 last week, which dropped my overall record to a dismal 22-25. Sub .500. Unbelievable. And unacceptable. As evidence of a...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2012 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Lawless land? Not in Durango; we’ve got Laws

I find it ironic that a Durango woman named Laws won the Week 2 Gridiron Green.Consider, one anonymous Rams player described the current state of (replacement) officiating affairs as such: “It’s...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2012 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Greener Side of Life in the Jesse (Fast) Lane

Locally, Jesse Lane found Victory Lane in Week 1 of the Gridiron Green.Nationally, Joe Limpert of Catonsville, Md., dropped the limp and sprinted out the gate for a perfect 16-for-16 effort.Lane, a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2012 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Here comes the NFL 2012, and I’ve got questions

Here’s some questions to ponder before the rest of the National Football League follows the defending Super Bowl champions onto the gridiron: Sunday, Sept. 9 Indianapolis at Chicago, 11 a.m....

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Minus Broncos, Guru is going all shock, no chalk

The ole Gridiron Guru went .500 in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.With 20-20 hindsight: One easily can see how the Texans’ powerful running game could carry Houston past Cincinnati to its...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Smith wins Green, but Dossey is solid Gold

There was a lot to play for the final week of the NFL regular season: Playoff seeds.Playoff spots.Home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.No. 1 picks in the NFL draft.Fantasy championships....

DATE: Jan. 4, 2012 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Turner takes his turn with the Gridiron Green

Jeremy Turner can rest easy knowing he beat the best.Right on his heels for the Week 16 Gridiron Green, Turner scored a two-point victory over the mysteriously anonymous Randall G., our Week 2...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2011 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Walker finds his oasis after a tough Week 15

It was a rough week to be me. It was a rough week to try and be me, too. The undefeated went down, and the defeated went up, and that pretty much created a pair of holes on everybody’s Week 15...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

The Green Side of Life

You got to hand it to ole Dale Valencia in Week 14; the Bayfield resident did everything right EXCEPT heed my advice down south in Jacksonville.I told him to bet on Maurice Jones-Drew and the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2011 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

He’s a Hanscom devil; he looks good in Green, too

Hanscom. Dustin Hanscom. Hanscom picked ’em off one-by-one last week in the Week 13 Gridiron Green.There were no six perfect scores a la Week 12.Nope. Just Hanscom and his 13-2 record for a...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Tucson is perfect, right down to the tiebreaker

Last week, we boasted right here in the lead paragraph of this column that nobody’s perfect. Well, that is unless you’re name was Laurie Bates.Bates followed Lyola Pacheco as the only Gridiron...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2011 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

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