Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wild Card Wackiness


Don't ask me to figure out the magic numbers for various wild card races. I just cheer for favorites and watch the fun.

  1. Astros at Rangers
  2. Marlins at Rockies
  3. Mariners at Athletics
  4. Giants at Diamondbacks
  5. Orioles at Pirates - two of my favorite outfields on opposite teams, Andrew won last night, so now it's Adam's turn.
  6. Rays at NY Yankees
  7. Nationals at Phillies
  8. Cubs at Cardinals
  9. Braves at Mets
  10. Twins at Indians
  11. Blue Jays at Red Sox
  12. Reds at Brewers
  13. Angels at White Sox
  14. Tigers at Royals
  15. Padres at Dodgers

Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mild-Mannered Monday? Meh!

Monday's Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.289
  1. Twins vs. Yankees
  2. Red Sox vs. Orioles
  3. Dodgers vs. Phillies
  4. Brewers vs. Pirates
  5. Athletics vs. Tigers
  6. Mets vs. Marlins
  7. Diamondbacks vs. Padres
Tuesday's Line-Up
  1. Minnesota vs. NY Yankees
  2. Boston vs. Baltimore
  3. LA Dodgers vs. Philadelphia
  4. Milwaukee vs. Pittsburgh
  5. Kansas City vs. Toronto
  6. Oakland vs. Detroit
  7. St. Louis vs. Cincinnati
  8. NY Mets vs. Miami
  9. ChiCubs vs. Tampa Bay
  10. Washington vs. Atlanta
  11. ChiSox vs. Houston
  12. Cleveland vs. LA Angels
  13. Texas vs. Seattle
  14. Arizona vs. San Diego
  15. Colorado vs. San Francisco

Grade: 68.75 percent - I updated my previous post with my picks and had my grade at the time. Meh.

Detroit at NY Giants (MNF)

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

NFL and Some MLB


Week 2
I am showing my picks from my Pigskin Pick 'Em entry on ESPN. Feel free to verify that I am consistent. I am Lady_Gridiron 1. The other entry is shared with my son. That does not count.

Grade: Through Thursday, I was at 100 percent. I will update tomorrow before the Lions-Giants kickoff. Now the overall grade so far is a 75 percent.

  1. Houston at Cincinnati
  2. Cleveland at Baltimore
  3. Buffalo at Carolina
  4. Arizona at Indianapolis
  5. Tennessee at Jacksonville
  6. Philadelphia at Kansas City
  7. New England at New Orleans
  8. Minnesota at Pittsburgh
  9. Chicago at Tampa Bay
  10. Miami at LA Chargers
  11. NY Jets at Oakland
  12. Dallas at Denver
  13. Washington at LA Rams
  14. San Francisco at Seattle
  15. Green Bay at Atlanta  

Saturday Wrap-Up
Batting Average 0.400
  1. Mariners vs. Astros
  2. Dodgers vs. Nationals
  3. Orioles vs. Yankees
  4. Cardinals vs. Cubs
  5. Royals vs. Indians
  6. Pirates vs. Reds
  7. White Sox vs. Tigers
  8. Red Sox vs. Rays
  9. Athletics vs. Phillies
  10. Blue Jays vs. Twins
  11. Mets vs. Braves
  12. Brewers vs. Marlins
  13. Padres vs. Rockies
  14. Diamondbacks vs. Giants
  15. Rangers vs. Angels

High School Football
  1. Plano East vs. Arlington - 😢
  2. San Benito vs. McAllen Memorial  😢
  3. Lincoln vs. Madison (Saturday) - Mama's high school 😁
  4. Manual Arts vs. North Hollywood 😢

NCAA Football
Grade: 64.3 percent correct. Ugh!
  1. UL-Lafayette at Texas A&M
  2. Oklahoma State at Pitt
  3. Baylor at Duke
  4. Tennessee at Florida
  5. SMU at TCU
  6. Wisconsin at BYU
  7. LSU at Miss. State
  8. Oregon at Wyoming
  9. Kentucky at So. Carolina
  10. Kansas State at Vanderbilt
  11. Arizona State at Texas Tech
  12. Clemson at Louisville
  13. Texas at USC
  14. Ole Miss at Cal
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Super Duper Sporting Saturday!


Friday's Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.333
  1. St. Louis at ChiCubs
  2. Baltimore at NY Yankees
  3. LA Dodgers at Washington
  4. Oakland at Philadelphia
  5. Kansas City at Cleveland-the Streak has ended. Now they are ready for the playoffs.
  6. ChiSox at Detroit
  7. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
  8. Boston at Tampa Bay
  9. NY Mets at Atlanta
  10. Toronto at Minnesota
  11. Seattle at Houston
  12. Milwaukee at Miami
  13. San Diego at Colorado
  14. Texas at LA Angels
  15. Arizona at San Francisco
Saturday's Games
  1. Mariners vs. Astros
  2. Dodgers vs. Nationals
  3. Orioles vs. Yankees
  4. Cardinals vs. Cubs
  5. Royals vs. Indians
  6. Pirates vs. Reds
  7. White Sox vs. Tigers
  8. Red Sox vs. Rays
  9. Athletics vs. Phillies
  10. Blue Jays vs. Twins
  11. Mets vs. Braves
  12. Brewers vs. Marlins
  13. Padres vs. Rockies
  14. Diamondbacks vs. Giants
  15. Rangers vs. Angels

High School Football
  1. Plano East vs. Arlington - 😢
  2. San Benito vs. McAllen Memorial  😢
  3. Lincoln vs. Madison (Saturday) - Mama's high school
  4. Manual Arts vs. North Hollywood 😢

NCAA Football
  1. UL-Lafayette at Texas A&M
  2. Oklahoma State at Pitt
  3. Baylor at Duke
  4. Tennessee at Florida
  5. SMU at TCU
  6. Wisconsin at BYU
  7. LSU at Miss. State
  8. Oregon at Wyoming
  9. Kentucky at So. Carolina
  10. Kansas State at Vanderbilt
  11. Arizona State at Texas Tech
  12. Clemson at Louisville
  13. Texas at USC
  14. Ole Miss at Cal

I want my Canelo to win tonight's match. I don't make predictions about round number or punches landed, but I like my pelirrojo!

Lady Grid out.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Some MLB and High School Football Action

Life continues at a steady breakneck pace for this little school teacher four weeks into her year. I saw former students playing 7th grade football on Tuesday evening. Although my boys ran out of time in the game, they played with heart in their first official game of the season. I will try to see them again this season.

  1. St. Louis at ChiCubs
  2. Baltimore at NY Yankees
  3. LA Dodgers at Washington
  4. Oakland at Philadelphia
  5. Kansas City at Cleveland
  6. ChiSox at Detroit
  7. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
  8. Boston at Tampa Bay
  9. NY Mets at Atlanta
  10. Toronto at Minnesota
  11. Seattle at Houston
  12. Milwaukee at Miami
  13. San Diego at Colorado
  14. Texas at LA Angels
  15. Arizona at San Francisco

High School Football

  1. Plano East vs. Arlington - Come on, Panthers!
  2. San Benito vs. McAllen Memorial - my husband's high school team
  3. Lincoln vs. Madison (Saturday) - Mama's high school
  4. Manual Arts vs. North Hollywood - Daddy's high school

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Enough Sports to Choke On!

Ms. Sloane Stephens won her first U.S. Open yesterday. Congratulations, young lady! I am proud of your determination and hard work to succeed. Enjoy the sweetness of your victory!

Saturday Wrap-Up
Batting Average:0.272 (This is the most ABYSMAL BA for me this year!)
  1. Philadelphia at Washington
  2. Tampa Bay at Boston
  3. San Francisco at ChiSox
  4. Miami at Atlanta
  5. Cincinnati at NY Mets
  6. Minnesota at Kansas City
  7. Pittsburgh at St. Louis
  8. Houston at Oakland (game two)
  9. San Diego at Arizona
  10. LA Angels at Seattle
  11. Colorado at LA Dodgers
Sunday's Games
  1. Tigers vs. Blue Jays
  2. Reds vs. Mets
  3. Rays vs. Red Sox
  4. Marlins vs. Braves
  5. Phillies vs. Nationals
  6. Giants vs.White Sox
  7. Twins vs.Royals
  8. Pirates vs. Cardinals
  9. Brewers vs. Cubs
  10. Yankees vs. Rangers
  11. Astros vs. Athletics
  12. Angels vs. Mariners
  13. Rockies vs. Dodgers
  14. Padres vs. Diamondbacks
  15. Orioles vs. Indians - the streak stops at 17!

NCAA Football Results
Week's Grade: 83.3 percent - an above average grade. Woot!
  1. Pittsburgh vs. Penn State
  2. TCU at Arkansas
  3. Louisville at UNC
  4. San Jose State at Texas
  5. Auburn at Clemson
  6. Oklahoma at Ohio State 
  7. Nicholls at Texas A&M University
  8. Georgia at Notre Dame - I forgot to bold it but will stay true to my College Pick 'Em choice.
  9. Stanford at USC
  10. Utah at BYU
  11. Boise State at Washington State
  12. Houston at Arizona
NFL Sunday

Boy, howdy, I will miss RedZone again this year. Boo! Hiss! Enough whining. I have my ESPN and NFL Mobile apps to keep me posted.
  1. Atlanta vs. Chicago
  2. Philadelphia vs. Washington
  3. NY Jets vs. Buffalo
  4. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati
  5. Oakland vs. Tennessee
  6. Arizona vs. Detroit
  7. Jacksonville vs. Houston
  8. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
  9. Indianapolis vs. LA Rams
  10. Carolina vs. San Francisco
  11. Seattle vs. Green Bay
  12. New Orleans vs. Minnesota
  13. LA Chargers (sacrilege!) vs. Denver
  14. NY Giants vs. Dallas - we solve the G-Men's riddle!
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

More MLB in September!

My Rangers suffered defeat from the visiting NY Yankees. Boo. Want to keep your sanity and know what's up with the pennant race, especially the wildcard madness?  Check this site: Pennant Race - Wild Card

Saturday's Remaining Games
  1. Philadelphia at Washington
  2. Tampa Bay at Boston
  3. San Francisco at ChiSox
  4. Miami at Atlanta
  5. Cincinnati at NY Mets
  6. Minnesota at Kansas City
  7. Pittsburgh at St. Louis
  8. Houston at Oakland (game two)
  9. San Diego at Arizona
  10. LA Angels at Seattle
  11. Colorado at LA Dodgers

Lady Grid out.

Second Saturday of September! (College Football Only in This Post)

NCAA Football
  1. Pittsburgh vs. Penn State
  2. TCU at Arkansas
  3. Louisville at UNC
  4. San Jose State at Texas
  5. Auburn at Clemson
  6. Oklahoma at Ohio State 
  7. Nicholls at Texas A&M University
  8. Georgia at Notre Dame
  9. Stanford at USC
  10. Utah at BYU
  11. Boise State at Washington State
  12. Houston at Arizona

Lady Grid out.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Push and a Postponement - Pshaw!

Wednesday's Wrap-Up
Batting Average:0.333
  1. Brewers vs. Reds
  2. Twins vs. Rays
  3. Rangers vs. Braves - game one
  4. Angels vs. Athletics - push on accident. Ugh!
  5. Yankees vs. Orioles - postponed
  6. Cubs vs. Pirates
  7. Blue Jays vs. Red Sox
  8. Royals vs. Tigers
  9. Phillies vs. Mets
  10. Nationals vs. Marlins
  11. Rangers vs. Braves - game two
  12. Indians vs. White Sox
  13. Giants vs. Rockies
  14. Astros vs. Mariners
  15. Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers
  16. Cardinals vs. Padres
Thursday's Slate of Games
  1. Philadelphia at Washington
  2. ChiCubs at Pittsburgh
  3. Cincinnati at NY Mets
  4. Miami at Atlanta
  5. Cleveland at ChiSox
  6. Minnesota at Kansas City
  7. St. Louis at San Diego
  8. Colorado at LA Dodgers
Ah, the sport of autumn tailgate parties, chilly afternoons, and pigskin is here. I am ready for some football and will be tuned in on Monday night to see and hear Hank Williams, Jr. sing me a song.

Kansas City at New England - all too easy, just like Darth Vader said

Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I Thought It'd Never End


Hanley Ramirez should have slept like a brick after finally ending the 19 inning game against the Toronto Blue Jays last night. I tuned in around the 15th inning but had to get ready to go to bed. When I last checked my phone before turning out the lamp, it was the 19th inning. I figured it would hit 20. Thank goodness it didn't!

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

Lady Grid out.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ups and Downs for Sports (Ags Blew It!)


Sunday Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.600
  1. Indians vs. Tigers
  2. Phillies vs. Marlins
  3. Blue Jays vs. Orioles
  4. Reds vs. Pirates
  5. Rays vs. White Sox
  6. Nationals vs. Brewers
  7. Royals vs. Twins
  8. Mets vs. Astros
  9. Braves vs. Cubs
  10. Angels vs. Rangers
  11. Diamondbacks vs. Rockies
  12. Cardinals vs. Giants
  13. Athletics vs. Mariners
  14. Dodgers vs. Padres
  15. Red Sox vs. Yankees
Monday's Lineup
  1. Milwaukee at Cincinnati
  2. Kansas City at Detroit
  3. Philadelphia at NY Mets
  4. NY Yankees at Baltimore
  5. Cleveland at ChiSox
  6. San Francisco at Colorado
  7. ChiCubs at Pittsburgh
  8. LA Angels at Oakland
  9. St. Louis at San Diego
  10. Houston at Seattle
  11. Toronto at Boston
  12. Washington at Miami -Number 53 for Big G!
  13. Minnesota at Tampa Bay
  14. Texas at Atlanta - I want @ThaFreeze to win if he runs tonight!
  15. Arizona at LA Dodgers

NCAA Football
Yep, they blew a 34 point lead. A tale of two halves once again. I still am hoping for my Aggies, but this season opener was not one to inspire Aggie Nation. C'mon, boys! Finish what you start! I am scratching my head over this one. Sigh.

At least Virginia Tech won. Now I am at 50 percent for the night and at 66.7 percent for my NCAA picks. Tonight the Tennessee Volunteers led by Smokey faces the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. I'll be singing "Rocky Top" at the top of my lungs.

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Barely Passing Grade (NCAA Football)

NCAA Football
Saturday's grade: 70%
  1. Maryland vs. Texas
  2. VMI vs. Air Force
  3. Michigan vs. Florida
  4. Eastern Washington vs. Texas Tech
  5. UMass vs. Coastal Carolina
  6. James Madison vs. East Carolina
  7. Lamar vs. UNT
  8. Louisville vs. Purdue
  9. Florida State vs. Alabama 
  10. BYU vs. LSU

Sunday's Games

  1. Texas A&M vs. UCLA - I have not cheered for the Bruins since ever. I mean never ever ever. Completely leading with my heart and hoping for my Aggies to shut down that other college (not my USC Trojans!) in Los Angeles. 
  2. WVU vs. VT 

Batting Average: 0.438
  1. Boston at NY Yankees
  2. NY Mets at Houston - game one
  3. Atlanta at ChiCubs
  4. LA Dodgers at San Diego - game one
  5. St. Louis at San Francisco
  6. Cleveland at Detroit
  7. Toronto at Baltimore
  8. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
  9. Tampa Bay at ChiSox
  10. Washington at Milwaukee
  11. Kansas City at Minnesota
  12. Philadelphia at Miami
  13. LA Angels at Texas
  14. Arizona at Colorado
  15. NY Mets at Houston - game two
  16. Oakland at Seattle
  17. LA Dodgers at San Diego - game two
Sunday's Games
  1. Indians vs. Tigers
  2. Phillies vs. Marlins
  3. Blue Jays vs. Orioles
  4. Reds vs. Pirates
  5. Rays vs. White Sox
  6. Nationals vs. Brewers
  7. Royals vs. Twins
  8. Mets vs. Astros
  9. Braves vs. Cubs
  10. Angels vs. Rangers
  11. Diamondbacks vs. Rockies
  12. Cardinals vs. Giants
  13. Athletics vs. Mariners
  14. Dodgers vs. Padres
  15. Red Sox vs. Yankees
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Let the Feast Begin!

NCAA Football is here for the next three to four months taking up my time on Saturdays as I watch as many games as possible on my television and smartphone. I also receive updates about scores, so now I am in sports heaven, so to speak. The NFL begins on Thursday, MLB games have higher stakes, Friday Night Lights have turned on high schools all over the Lone Star state, and here I sit ready, willing, and able. It's feast time for the Lady Gridiron.

High School Football
My Plano East Panthers suffered a season-opening loss to Duncanville, 42-24. Next week, boys!
Mama's Lincoln High Tigers blanked North Dallas 38-0.
Daddy's Manual Arts Toilers were edged by the Verbum Dei Eagles, 28-20.
My husband's McAllen Memorial Mustangs defeated the Pioneer Diamondbacks, 41-24.

NCAA Football
  1. Maryland vs. Texas
  2. VMI vs. Air Force
  3. Michigan vs. Florida
  4. Eastern Washington vs. Texas Tech
  5. UMass vs. Coastal Carolina
  6. James Madison vs. East Carolina
  7. Lamar vs. UNT
  8. Louisville vs. Purdue
  9. Florida State vs. Alabama - I may be dreaming, but I am dreaming big.
  10. BYU vs. LSU

  1. Boston at NY Yankees
  2. NY Mets at Houston - game one
  3. Atlanta at ChiCubs
  4. LA Dodgers at San Diego - game one
  5. St. Louis at San Francisco
  6. Cleveland at Detroit
  7. Toronto at Baltimore
  8. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
  9. Tampa Bay at ChiSox
  10. Washington at Milwaukee
  11. Kansas City at Minnesota
  12. Philadelphia at Miami
  13. LA Angels at Texas
  14. Arizona at Colorado
  15. NY Mets at Houston - game two
  16. Oakland at Seattle
  17. LA Dodgers at San Diego - game two
Lady Grid out.