Gridiron Guru

Position: The Green Side of Life

Hemingway getting wise to Green fun

 Ernest Hemingway once said, “Auto racing, bull fighting and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games.”“Ernie!” I bellowed, dragging him by the cuff of his jacket to an...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Barnes revels in early success against Guru

It can be heart-wrenching to watch early success ruin young men. Neil Barnes went 15-1 and took home the Gridiron Green, so he thinks he doesn't need the Guru anymore. "I don't put much stock in...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Foster edges Guru, everyone else in Week 2 picks with 12-4 mark

No untainted visions this week, but Dave Foster (12 rights, four wrongs) from Bayfield narrowly edged the Guru (11-5, 10-6 against the spread) for the Gridiron Green in an upset-filled Week 2. If...

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

Dover Diviner, Gridiron Guru bow to Romero

You'd think a keen sense of foresight would keep you safe in this world, but it is not always so for prognosticators. The NFL and other professional sports lobbied courts unsuccessfully last month...

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

I'm baaaaaack, unfortunately, so is home team

Jay Cutler and Mike Shanahan are out; Kyle Orton and Josh McDaniels are in.You'd have to have been sleeping under a rock to miss the big news.And that's exactly what happened to the Guru. I was...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Guru meets his match: 'Psychic Nun'

I thought I was all alone in this world ever since my youth, which was sometime after the extinction of the dinosaurs and before the invention of manned flight.So imagine my surprise when, using...

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

Fun's over for 'Zona; Giants survive

Apparently the Guru's psychic powers only translate to Sundays. Saturdays? Not so much.Your gridiron prognosticator underestimated the Cardinals' Jiffy Pop home dome advantage in Arizona, and the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Picky, picky pickers picks ... perfectly

Picky, picky, picky.That Randy Hill of Durango sure is picky.He's obviously much more discriminating than the not-so-picky Guru.Hill, in the final Gridiron Green of the regular season, picked 'em...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

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