Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wonderful Weekend!

NCAA Football


  1. Georgia at Ole Miss
  2. Florida State at USF - revenge of the 'Noles after being embarrassed on national television last weekend.
  3. Wisconsin at Michigan State
  4. East Carolina at Virginia Tech
  5. Florida at Tennessee
  6. Pitt at UNC
  7. LSU at Auburn
  8. Oklahoma State at Baylor
  9. UNT at Rice
  10. Arkansas at Texas A&M

My son's Texas Tech Red Raiders will play on Thursday evening.

MLB

Let me give a shout out and woohoo to my Texas Rangers for clinching the AL West last night. Now we need home field advantage. #NeverGiveUp

Saturday Games

  1. Royals at Tigers
  2. Cardinals at Cubs
  3. Rangers at Athletics
  4. Yankees at Blue Jays - can they both just lose?
  5. Red Sox at Rays
  6. Diamondbacks at Orioles
  7. Nationals at Pirates
  8. White Sox at Indians
  9. Reds at Brewers
  10. Mariners at Twins
  11. Angels at Astros
  12. Phillies at Mets
  13. Braves at Marlins
  14. Giants at Padres
  15. Rockies at Dodgers

Lady Grid out.

P. S. Shout out of congratulations to my youngest sister who gets married today. He's a nice guy, and I approve. Welcome to the family, Batman!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Successful Selections on Sunday

MLB

Sunday Wrap-Up
Batting average of 0.571 was pretty good given the smaller sample size.
  1. Oakland at Texas
  2. Toronto at LA Angels
  3. St. Louis at San Francisco
  4. Houston at Seattle
  5. San Diego at Colorado
  6. LA Dodgers at Arizona
  7. NY Yankees at Boston
Monday Games
  1. White Sox at Royals
  2. Red Sox at Orioles
  3. Braves at Mets
  4. Nationals at Marlins
  5. Angels at Rangers
  6. Reds at Cubs
  7. Cardinals at Rockies
  8. Astros at Athletics
  9. Blue Jays at Mariners
  10. Giants at Dodgers
  11. Diamondbacks at Padres
NFL
  1. NY Jets at Bills
  2. Bengals at Steelers
  3. Ravens at Browns
  4. Cowboys at Redskins
  5. Titans at Lions
  6. Chiefs at Texans
  7. Dolphins at Patriots
  8. Saints at Giants
  9. 49ers at Panthers
  10. Seahawks at Rams
  11. Buccaneers at Cardinals
  12. Falcons at Raiders
  13. Colts at Broncos
  14. Jaguars at Chargers
  15. Packers at Vikings - In their inaugural home game, I was surprised. 
  16. Eagles at Bears - Jay Cutler will shock me.
Lady Grid out.

Louisville Should Be Number One!

I fell asleep after lunch and realized I did not publish my column on time. Oops! For the MLB games, I will pick the ones that had not started at press time.
  1. Oakland at Texas
  2. Toronto at LA Angels
  3. St. Louis at San Francisco
  4. Houston at Seattle
  5. San Diego at Colorado
  6. LA Dodgers at Arizona
  7. NY Yankees at Boston
Saturday Wrap-Up
Batting Average:0.375 - stink city!
  1. Pirates at Reds - game one
  2. Yankees at Red Sox
  3. Nationals at Braves
  4. Brewers at Cubs
  5. Tigers at Indians
  6. Pirates at Reds - game two
  7. Rays at Orioles
  8. Marlins at Phillies
  9. Twins at Mets
  10. White Sox at Royals
  11. Athletics at Rangers
  12. Padres at Rockies
  13. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  14. Blue Jays at Angels
  15. Cardinals at Giants
  16. Astros at Mariners

NFL

These are the same picks made on Pigskin Pick 'Em, the game I play each year to select my choices for winners in the professional games.
  1. NY Jets at Bills
  2. Bengals at Steelers
  3. Ravens at Browns
  4. Cowboys at Redskins
  5. Titans at Lions
  6. Chiefs at Texans
  7. Dolphins at Patriots
  8. Saints at Giants
  9. 49ers at Panthers
  10. Seahawks at Rams
  11. Buccaneers at Cardinals
  12. Falcons at Raiders
  13. Colts at Broncos
  14. Jaguars at Chargers
  15. Packers at Vikings

College Wrap-Up

AP rankings ought to reflect some changes. I would vote Louisville number one over Alabama simply because they spanked FSU but good while Alabama barely escapes Ole Miss and avoids the three peat. Not impressive to this gridiron girl. Other shockers included Nebraska and the way the Texas-Cal game ended. Wow. Just wow.
  1. Florida State University vs. Louisville
  2. Oregon vs. Nebraska 
  3. Alabama vs. Ole Miss 
  4. Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State University 
  5. East Carolina vs. South Carolina
  6. Mississippi State vs. LSU
  7. Texas A&M vs. Auburn
  8. Louisiana Tech vs. Texas Tech
  9. Ohio State vs. Oklahoma 
  10. Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
  11. USC vs. Stanford
  12. UCLA vs. BYU 
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Another September Saturday!

I now have a darling football themed tray and kitchen towel that I will be using this weekend to watch college and pro ball. Hurray! After creating my title, I have Earth, Wind, and Fire's "September" playing in my head. "Ba dee ya, say do you remember? Ba dee ya, dancing in September?" Now you can play too.

College Action

  1. Florida State University vs. Louisville
  2. Oregon vs. Nebraska - Yawn.
  3. Alabama vs. Ole Miss - three peat?
  4. Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State University - Pistol Pete has something to prove.
  5. East Carolina vs. South Carolina
  6. Mississippi State vs. LSU
  7. Texas A&M vs. Auburn
  8. Louisiana Tech vs. Texas Tech
  9. Ohio State vs. Oklahoma - The Sooners will not have a good day against the perennial powerhouse that hails from Buckeye Nation.
  10. Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
  11. USC vs. Stanford - I want to be wrongity, wrong, wrong, wrong about this one!
  12. UCLA vs. BYU - Bruins beat the Cougars.

High School Recap

  1. Centennial High suffered a crushing loss, 42-7 on Thursday night. They will again take the field September 30 against Liberty High School. 
  2. The Lincoln Tigers will play their next game on September 23.
  3. Manual Arts Toilers were shut out by the Cleveland Cavaliers, 40-0. This is a high school in California, not the NBA team, I promise!
  4. McAllen Memorial edged Los Fresnos, 32-30.
  5. Plano East was inactive on Friday night but will face Wylie on September 23.

MLB

The Cubs have clinched their division. The Rangers' magic number is seven. What will happen next?
  1. Pirates at Reds - game one
  2. Yankees at Red Sox
  3. Nationals at Braves
  4. Brewers at Cubs
  5. Tigers at Indians
  6. Pirates at Reds - game two
  7. Rays at Orioles
  8. Marlins at Phillies
  9. Twins at Mets
  10. White Sox at Royals
  11. Athletics at Rangers
  12. Padres at Rockies
  13. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  14. Blue Jays at Angels
  15. Cardinals at Giants
  16. Astros at Mariners
Lady Grid out.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Posting in Time for London, I Suppose.

MLB

Thursday Games
The madness that is post-season has begun with teams trying to grab wild-card spots and hold on as tightly as they can. Look for some fantastic play in the next few days. I know MLB does not get yellow flags, but Braves pitcher José Ramirez needs one after nearly hitting Marlins pitcher José Fernandez in the head.
  1. Minnesota at Detroit
  2. Cleveland at ChiSox
  3. Tampa Bay at Baltimore
  4. Pittisburgh at Philadelphia
  5. NY Yankees at Boston
  6. Oakland at Kansas City
  7. Milwaukee at ChiCubs
  8. LA Dodgers at Arizona
  9. Toronto at LA Angels
  10. St. Louis at San Francisco

NFL

The NY Jets visit the Buffalo Bills. Yawn. I may or may not tune in using the NFL Mobile App. It's a Bunco night, so I will probably not even check in. Someone has to win this mess. The Yets win and go to .500 on the season. Bills are still winless.

Lady Grid out.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mama's Ready for Some Football!

NFL

Hubby and I stood for the national anthem rendered by the saxophone player in Jacksonville and then the trumpet player in Dallas this afternoon. We are proud Americans. Thank you, first responders who rush in where angels fear to tread.
  1. Green Bay at Jacksonville
  2. Buffalo at Baltimore
  3. Chicago at Houston
  4. Cleveland at Philadelphia
  5. Tampa Bay at Atlanta
  6. Minnesota at Tennessee
  7. Cincinnati at NY Jets
  8. Oakland at New Orleans
  9. San Diego at Kansas City
  10. Miami at Seattle
  11. Detroit at Indianapolis
  12. NY Giants at Dallas
  13. New England at Arizona
Monday Night Double Header (Woot!)
  • Pittsburgh at Washington
  • Los Angeles at San Francisco

MLB

Sunday Games
Batting Average:0.600 success rate
  1. Rays at Yankees
  2. Red Sox at Blue Jays
  3. Orioles at Tigers
  4. Dodgers at Marlins
  5. Mets at Braves
  6. Phillies at Nationals
  7. Reds at Pirates
  8. Royals at White Sox
  9. Indians at Twins
  10. Brewers at Cardinals
  11. Rangers at Angels
  12. Mariners at Athletics
  13. Giants at Diamondbacks
  14. Rockies at Padres
  15. Cubs at Astros
Monday Matchups
  1. LA Dodgers at NY Yankees
  2. NY Mets at Washington
  3. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
  4. Tampa Bay at Toronto
  5. Baltimore at Boston
  6. Minnesota at Detroit
  7. Miami at Atlanta
  8. Milwaukee at Cincinnati
  9. Oakland at Kansas City
  10. Cleveland at ChiSox
  11. Texas at Houston
  12. ChiCubs at St. Louis
  13. Colorado at Arizona
  14. Seattle at LA Angels
  15. San Diego at San Francisco
Lady Grid out.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Day to Remember

Fifteen years ago, I was a stay at home mama who had arisen at the normal time and eaten breakfast with her husband and son. I had no idea that my entire world would change because of the vicious attacks rained down on my country by evil people I would never understand. I will never understand terrorist attacks. Never. Ever. I may disagree with protesters' positions; however, it's a difference of opinion that should NEVER result in a loss of life. Never Forget 9/11.


MLB

Saturday Recap
Batting Average: 0.467
  1. Boston vs. Toronto
  2. ChiCubs vs. Houston
  3. Tampa Bay vs. NY Yankees
  4. Seattle vs. Oakland
  5. Philadelphia vs. Washington
  6. Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
  7. Kansas City vs. ChiSox
  8. Baltimore vs. Detroit
  9. Cleveland vs. Twins
  10. NY Mets vs. Atlanta
  11. LA Dodgers vs. Miami
  12. Milwaukee vs. St. Louis
  13. San Francisco vs. Arizona
  14. Colorado vs. San Diego
  15. Texas vs. LA Angels
Sunday Games
  1. Rays at Yankees
  2. Red Sox at Blue Jays
  3. Orioles at Tigers
  4. Dodgers at Marlins
  5. Mets at Braves
  6. Phillies at Nationals
  7. Reds at Pirates
  8. Royals at White Sox
  9. Indians at Twins
  10. Brewers at Cardinals
  11. Rangers at Angels
  12. Mariners at Athletics
  13. Giants at Diamondbacks
  14. Rockies at Padres
  15. Cubs at Astros

NCAA Football

  1. SMU vs. Baylor
  2. South Carolina vs. Mississippi State
  3. Iowa State vs. Iowa
  4. UNC vs. Illinois
  5. Washington State vs. Boise State
  6. BYU vs. Utah
  7. Arkansas vs. TCU
  8. Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee
  9. Texas Tech vs. Arizona State -
  10. Texas A&M plays Prairie View A&M.
NFL
  1. Green Bay at Jacksonville
  2. Buffalo at Baltimore
  3. Chicago at Houston
  4. Cleveland at Philadelphia
  5. Tampa Bay at Atlanta
  6. Minnesota at Tennessee
  7. Cincinnati at NY Jets
  8. Oakland at New Orleans
  9. San Diego at Kansas City
  10. Miami at Seattle
  11. Detroit at Indianapolis
  12. NY Giants at Dallas
  13. New England at Arizona
Confidential to those who will not stand for the "Star Spangled Banner." I will keep standing despite some things that have happened to me and/or my family members in the past. This is still the best place to live to express our opinions freely.

Lady Grid out.

Raising the Flag at Ground Zero
by Thomas E. Franklin