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Position: The Green Side of Life

Junior's done, Senior returns for final week

Junior's out. Done. Finished. Doneski.I taught. I parented. I preached. I listened. I learned.I'm just not sure he did.It's frustrating, but, alas, it's time to let the kid go. Let him spread his...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Gonzales says: Girls rule, boys drool

You can count champion Crystal Gonzales among the “girls rule, boys drool" subscribers to football philosophy.Gonzales led Keith Mikhail and Sandy Sands across the Week 15 Gridiron Green finish...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Jr. attempts to pull a Sergio in Sr.'s stead

While pinch-hitting usually is reserved for America's summer pastime, the ole Gridiron Guru asked me to make anexception this Dec. 17 for America's winter favorite - the National Football League. ...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Ah ... playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?

The final four weeks of the NFL season begin today, with playoff implications (cue Jim Mora) to virtually every game on the slate and achance at history for Indianapolis.First, though, I have to...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Recession ends for 12-4 Guru in Week 12

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring good news for the holiday season: The recession is finally over.I had my second consecutive strong posting straight up (12-4) and even managed a decent showing against...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Winner misses only two picks; Guru suffers

Tamra O'Toole did her part, guiding the Guru to a 13-3 overall record last week, but the winner of two consecutiveGridiron Greens wasn't asked for her exact score predictions.Alas, I was a woeful...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Guru through thinking for himself in 2009

Free thought is an oxymoron: Thinking for yourself only confines you to your own mental limitations. Nobody is more willing to embrace this truth than the Guru. After another piddling win total in...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Rock vs. Guru: slight win for prognosticator

In the interests of preserving space, time and my own self-worth, the Guru won't mince words describing last week's effort. Absolute poppycock. I showed slightly more foresight than you would...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Winning picker selects games from the heart

The Guru keeps a scroll of new moons that traces back to medieval times. My attic's full of haunted relics, and mylibrary's stocked with memoirs penned by history's great seers. So what gives,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Villarial a vim victor vis-à-vis Green veterans

What kind of numinous substances are they putting in school meals these days? And do they sell them retail? For the second consecutive week, youth was served in the Gridiron Green, as 12-year-old...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

George, Isiah - Mayberry's have all luck

There is such a thing, people.It’s tough. It’s gone rotten. It’s run out.Luck, for which Mesoamerican cultures would perform human sacrifice and Asian cultures still pay great sums, isn’t just for...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Bet on Broncos: If they look nice, of course

Laura Jaramillo has just one rule guiding her Gridiron Green picks: Denver has to win. Her husband, Floyd, pours over the attributes of each team, carefully considering all tangible variables...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

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