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This publication, The Grinnin' Grisham's Gridiron Grit, was first issued in 1965, as a xeroxed newsletter with a mailing circulation of 22 and posted on the employee bulletin board at Ford Glass Plant in Nashville, where the editor was a factory worker. In 1967, after college graduation, the editor's mail circulation increased to 75 and the ratings page was posted on a dozen bulletin boards on Capitol Hill in Nashville. Mail circulation reached its maximum of 202 in 1980 and another 400 copies could be picked up for free at the editor's office. Unlimited circulation was achieved by going online in mid-season, 1997. The G.G.G.Grit published a unique set of ratings, inasmuch as great care was given to attempting to assure that a team would be ranked ahead of a team it had defeated and below a team which had defeated it. To the best of our knowledge, this publication was the first ever to explain how the ratings system worked, to reveal the intricacies of home-field-advantages and rivalry considerations in rankings, and to show specifically how point spreads could be determined. Until Danny Sheridan appeared on the scene with his fantastic percentages against the odds, this publication was the only college football newspaper or telephone service which consistently picked more that 55% against the line, which is required to break even, after the juice.

From 1965 through 1978, the G.G.G.Grit's Final Top Ten was always pure in its ratings, inasmuch as the concept of "a team ahead of a team it had defeated" was adhered to strictly. Any team which had an unjustified blemish, considering home field advantage and disregarding statistical ties, could not be ranked in the Top Ten. With The Advent of Parity, when the number of college scholarships was regulated, it became more difficult to keep the purity of the ratings, but still, with two exceptions, the Top Ten was pure at the end of the year. Last year, the 2007 college football season, was the first truly impossible season, so far as purity of ratings goes, so we did our best to fabricate rankings which at least have some slight semblance of sense.

This year, 2008, marked a return to normalcy with purity of rankings assured throughout, and past, the top ten teams.

Southeastern Conference top teams ..... September 8, 2014 ....... 1. Alabama ....... 2. Auburn ........ 3. Texas A&M ........ 4. LSU ........ 5. Missouri ........ 6. Ole Miss ........ 7. South Carolina ........ 8. Mississippi State ....... 9. Florida ........ and, bringing up the rear, in alphabetical order, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt ......... GO, S.E.C.!!!



Dateline: December 1, 2013

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Dateline: October 27, 2007



If you gambled your money away, you have nothing. Gambling does not equate to wise investing. I used to tell my son, "Son, if you want to gamble, don't worry about contacting a bookie. Make it easy on yourself. Take ten one-dollar bills to the bathroom. Raise the commode lid. Hold the dollar bills, one at a time, at arm's length and at eye-level. Let them go, one at a time. Some of them will fall into the commode. Some will float away and land on the floor. After you have dropped all ten, flush the commode. You may pick up the bills on the floor and keep them. You'll wind up with more money than if you had gambled with the ten dollars."

We here at the Grinnin' Grisham's Gridiron Grit enjoy boasting about our incredible ability to pick the outcomes of college football games, against the spread. But we sincerely urge readers: DO NOT GAMBLE! We mean it. Sure, you might make a little money from time to time if you do your research and don't get too greedy, but consider the following: $2,444.00 - If you had bet this amount, beginning in January of 2007, on each of the three LOCKS advertised by the G.G.G.Grit, and after each win had re-invested your winnings in the next lock, you could have tallied your pot into $17,554 by mid-October, 2007. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? But if you had continued with your scheme and bet the entire amount on the third Saturday in October selection (Tennessee +3.5 vs. Alabama), you would have lost everything.

Not wise investing.

Don't gamble.


If we had an uncloudy crystal ball, we'd have all bought gold in 2006; now, most of us are shaking our heads and saying,
"I wish..."

We'd like for you to send us all your spare money in exchange for our giving you our opinion about the future outcome of college football games. But we must give you our best advice. Here it is:

With your disposable income, after expenses, give 10% to charity, put 10% in short-term savings, put 10% in long-term savings, increase your emergency fund by 10%, invest 10% in funds of your choice, and send us half.
Then we'll all be happy.

Don't gamble.


Soon after giving my 8-year-old son the advice against gambling, I was surprised to see him actually standing before an open commode, dropping bills, just as I had advised him. Catching myself before I blurted out, "Don't do that!", I simply walked away. A couple of minutes later, he came into the den, and I asked, "How did the gambling go, son?" He responded, "I have a question."

"O.K. What's the question?"

"Well, I know I get to keep the four that landed on the floor, but what about the two that stuck on the rim?"

Next piece of advice: Keep the commode clean.



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