Sunday, September 25, 2011

NFL Picks Week 3: 99 Problems...

Sigh, good morning, everybody...I sigh on behalf of the rest of Chiefs Nation. Last season, our beloved Chiefs surprised not only us, but everybody else, when they won the AFC West and finished the year with a 10-6 record. We thought, "Hey, we are finally turning it around!" I after all, the Chiefs had only won 10 games in the last three years (a dismal 10-38 record). Honestly, last year the Chiefs had a relatively soft schedule, they're wins were against San Diego (we play them twice a year most people thought it was a lucky win because San Diego always starts slow), Cleveland, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Arizona, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, and Tennessee Seriously, they basically played the AFC West, NFC West, and the NFC South. They lost the games they were suppose to Indy, Houston, San Diego, once to Denver, and inexplicably, twice to the Raiders.

Arrowhead Stadium

Saturday, September 17, 2011

NFL Week Two Picks: The "Did that just Happen?" Edition

Welcome to Week 2 of the 2011 NFL Season!! I hope last week was a good week for your teams, because it was a craptastic performance for some of my favorites. Honestly, The Chiefs are my team, but there are some teams that I root for from time to time. Take for example the New Orleans Saints who lost to the Pack on opening night, the Atlanta Falcons who were dismantled by the Bears as I watched, and of course, my Chiefs seemed to forget that they won their division last year as they were spanked heartily at Arrowhead Stadium by the Buffalo Bills. Let me say that again, the Buffalo Bills. *Winks, head nod* What's up, Shawne Merriman?

Matt Cassel - 1

Good news: Tony Gonzalez moved within 5 catches of moving past Terrell "I have no foreseeable job prospects besides my reality show" Owens for 5th place all time in receptions. T.O. currently has 1,078 while T.G. has 1,074. I don't think I need to remind you all that T.G. is a Tight End, right? Good luck, Tony. See you in second place at the end of the year!!! Only on this list. I'm sticking to my pick of the Falcons as Super Bowl Champs.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

NFL Picks: Week One...And They're off...

Week One exploded with a bang with the Packers and Saints shoot out at Lambeau Field. I am so looking forward to the Pomp and Circumstance that come with the first games of the season, especially since they fall on the 10th anniversary of September 11th.

Ten Years Later...

WTC Twin Towers, pre-9/11 NYC

2001 began for me as 2000 had ended-unemployed. I had quit my job as a 7th grade teacher the previous spring and had spent the summer, fall, and winter looking for a job without success. I even spent 4 months in Atlanta looking for work. While there, I got a phone call from my former school district to return to Natchez for an interview. To make a long story short, I didn't get the job. A few days later, I saw an ad in the newspaper for an English teacher. I thought what the heck. A couple of days after the interview, I was hired.

I'm Back!!!

I know, I know, I know.  It was quite rude what I did.  I just disappeared without so much as a toodle-loo.  I've been a rather busy girl!  We started a new school year, and I started grad school.  Yeah, 15 years late, but you know what they say, "Better late than never."  Part of my program encourages the "teacher" to be a writer as well.  So, I'm going to do my very, very best to post at least once a week.  I want to thank all of you who still support Diana Dishes.  Love y'all!!!!!

I'm Ready for Some Football: Predictions without Merit!!!

Finally, football is back!!! The Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints put on a spectacular show Thursday night with the Pack winning 42-30. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees were unbelievable. The Defenses...well...

Usually, around this time, I am getting my fantasy football season into gear. This year, I have decided the not play. No, I haven't completely given up on fantasy. I love playing. I just don't have a lot of free time these days. Now, I'm not a football expert. So, I'm not going to even pretend to be, but here are some of the things I'm looking forward to this NFL season.