Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More Bowl Predictions

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Thursday Dec 30.
Army 17 SMU 35

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Thursday Dec 30.
Kansas St. 29 Syracuse 27

Franklin American Mortage Music City Bowl Thursday Dec 30.
UNC 31 Tennesse 20

BridgePoint Education Holiday Bowl Thursday Dec 30.
Nebraska 35 Washington 21

Meinke Car Care Bowl Friday Dec 31.
S. Florida 26 Clemson 23

Hyundai Sun Bowl Friday Dec 31.
Notre Dame 31 Miami 21

Autozone Liberty Bowl Friday Dec 31.
C. Florida 37 Georgia 28

Chick-Fil-a Bowl Friday Dec 31.
S. Carolina 33 Florida St. 24

Ticket City Bowl Friday Dec 31.
N'Western 23 Texas Tech 28

Outback Bowl Saturday Jan 1.
Florida 29 Penn St. 21

Progressive Gator Bowl Saturday Jan 1.
Miss St. 30 Michigan 27

Capital One Bowl Saturday Jan 1.
Alabama 25 Michigan St. 31

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Some early Bowl Predictions

Here as promised are some of the early week Bowl Predictions by Rudy. As promised if anyone wants to challenge myself and if you can beat me then myself and Goody will offer up some type of sports related prize for winning.

Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday Dec 28.
West Virginia-34 NC State- 17

Insight Bowl Tuesday Dec 28.
Missouri-21 Iowa-30

Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman Wednesday Dec 29.
East Carolina-27 Maryland-21

Texas Bowl Wednesday Dec 29.
Illinois-28 Baylor-24

Valero Alamo Bowl Wednesday Dec 29.
Oklahoma State-49 Arizona-24

Be Careful who you cheer for part 2

Last week I misspoke on the show saying that if the Bears lost and the Eagles won that the Philadelphia Eagles would then clinch the number 2 seed in the NFC. That was a mistake on my part and instead if you are a Packer fan you then need the complete opposite to happen. Fortunately the Bears won today and if the Eagles lose on Tuesday then the Chicago Bears will clinch the number 2 seed in the NFC meaning they could virtually have nothing to play for next week vs. the Packers.
I'm not saying that I don't have faith in the Packers to beat the Bears if the Bears indeed do have to play for something all I'm saying is it would be nice especially with how beat up NFL teams get by week 17 to not have to play a team at full strength to win a game, especially one this important. It would also serve as a confidence booster for any team going in the playoffs to win, so maybe the Bears will play their starters regardless if they are playing for anything.
So if you are a Green Bay fan then the best case scenario would be Atlanta beating New Orleans and the Vikings beating the Ealges.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last weeks NFL Pick 3 picks

Rudy (27-15)
-Raiders over Broncos 28-14
-Rams over Chiefs 27-14
-Browns over Bengals 16-13

Goody (26-16)
-Chargers over 49ers 28-20
-Cowboys over Redskins 17-14
-Giants over Eagles

Jason (3-6)

Dusty (2-1)

To Start or not to Start: Not A Question

After thinking about the debate we had last night about Aaron Rodgers and if the Packers should sit him to protect him from long term damage, I felt like I had to post some more comments on the topic.

First off Rudy says that they should sit Rodgers out because the season is a lost cause, that even if they make it in they are going to be a one and done team. This may look to be true, this is the NFL anything can happen on any given Sunday. I am not going to say that the Packers could be Super Bowl bound but if they catch momentum at the right moment that's just right where they could end up, so in my mind to sit Rodgers out due to the fact that the Packers don't look as sharp right now as they may have at the begining of the year, their is still a chance that they could be sharp again and I am sure that Aaron Rodgers would want to lead them if that happens.

That leads me to another thing that got me thinking about Rudy's comments last night. Rudy says that he cares more about Rodgers health rather than two games. The thing I believe he would be singing a different tune if Rodgers suffered his second concussion back when they were 7-3, would you sit him for the year....or maybe a game...ok MAYBE two.

Last thing about Rudy caring about the long term health of Rodgers or any other player. Not saying he is wrong, I mean his heart is in the right place and all but come on man! Have you ever thought that Rodgers knows the risk and is willing pay some sort of price, this is the NFL, they don't have to ask their mothers to sign permission slips. This might be a cold hearted way to look at it but everyone who suits up in the NFL, or ANY other professional sport knows that there are risks to take and that it could effect you when you retire. Rodgers said this week that when he was away from his team that it was a glimpse of his life after football and he missed the game very much....this is a guy that wants to play now.

I know there are different circumstances with different injuries and situiations (ie the 5-9 Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo) but Rodgers wants to play now and get in the playoffs this year, like Rudy said every case is different and I feel that the doctors took a look at this situation and seen that the risk is not that much greater for a repeat concusision, so they cleared him.

So Packers fans lets just hope Rodgers and the rest of the team can stay healthy to make it to the post season, win those two games because hey it's not guarentee that you will be in this spot next year or even if they are playing football at all.....Sometimes you just have to live in the moment.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Be carefull who you cheer for?

As the Chicago Bears go into TCF Field to play the Minnesota Vikings tonight a lot of Green Bay Packers fans will be rooting for the Vikings to keep the Pack's division hopes alive, but there might be another way to look at it. I got a text last night from Sports Talk 920's co-host Rudy saying that he is going to cheer for the Bears tonight so that they lock up the division so when the Packers host the Bears in week 17 the Bears would have little to play for, giving the Packers a good chance to get the final wild card spot. Although this might be unorthodox it might not be a terrible way of looking at things, but if the Bears doesn't have the division locked up, they would likely play a lot harder and take away any chance of the Packers would have of making the post season. On the other hand it might not matter because even if they do have the division locked up they still might have something to play for, because depending on how the Eagles play in the last two weeks they might have to play their tails off to hold on to the #2 seed in the NFC playoff race. No matter who you are cheering for which way you are looking at it, sit back relax and enjoy some Monday Night Football.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Daytona's New Surface

Here is a video of Daytona's new surface and comments from Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

NFL Week 14 Picks

Rudy (25-14)
-Steelers over Bengals 28-20
-Falcons over Panthers 31-17
-Browns over Bills 19-16

Goody (24-15)
-Jaguars over Raiders 24-13
-Patriots over Bears 27-19
-UPSET SPECIAL: Cowboys over Eagles 34-28

Jason (3-6)

Dusty (2-1)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Metrodome in rough shape!

With all the snow that has been dumped on in the Minnesota and Wisconsin region, the Giants vs. Vikings game that was suppose to be played today has been pushed back until Monday night and for good reason as you can see in the picture below:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week 13 NFL Picks

Rudy (23-13) See Picks below

Goody (21-15)
Falcons over Buccaneers 24-13
Packers over 49ers 35-17
UPSET SPECIAL: Raiders over Chargers 23-20

Jason (3-6)

Dusty (2-1)

ARCA racing series to race at Madison in 2011

The ARCA racing series sponsored by Menards is coming back to the Madison International Speedway for the first time in years. August 26th is the date set for that race.

On a Similiar note the ASA Midwest Tour has announced their schedule as well with State Park Speedway getting a June 23rd date. For more info checkout www.asamidwestour.com

I know its only December but its never too early to start gearing up for next summers racing action.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rudy's NFL week 13 Predictions

Green Bay over San Francisco: 35-14
Minnesota over Buffalo 28-23
Upset Special NY Jets over the NE Patriots 31-28

Rudy's BCS Bowl Predictions for Conference Championship Week

BCS National Championship: Oregon vs. Auburn
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU
Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas
Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska vs. West Virgina
Orange Bowl: Virgina Tech vs. Stanford

Other Bowl predictions:
Capital One Bowl: Michigan St. vs. LSU
Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Iowa

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sports Talk 920 NFL Week 12 Picks

Rudy (21-12)
-Patriots over Lions
-Jets over Bengals
-Upset Special: Jaguars over Giants

Goody (19-14)
-Patriots over Lions
-Ravens over Buccaneers
-Upset Special: Packers over Falcons

Jason (3-6)

Dusty (2-1)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Final Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings

2010 Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings Champion!
1.Goody- 222pts 5 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top tens

2.Rudy- 202pts 3 win, 14 top fives, 19 top tens
3.Jason- 132pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens
4.Fan Pick-124pts 2 win, 6 top fives, 14 top tens
5.Jimmie- 110pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top tens

NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 37: Homestead

Goody- #31 Jeff Burton
Rudy- #5 Mark Martin
Jason- NONE
Fan Pick- #00 David Reutimann
Jimmie- #48 Jimmie Johnson

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Studs and Duds week of 11/16/10

1. Brett Favre: His 3 picks and 1 lost fumble in a loss against the Bears gives him now a total of 21 on the season.

2. Dallas Cowboys: Even though they won, it took a simple coaching change to light a fire under their rear ends....now they just showed that they do have some talent but just waisted their season. I mean come on it's on thing when you suck and lose, but its really sad when you are stupid and lose!

3. Denny Hamlin: He didn't even lose his points lead but it did get cut in half, but you couldn't tell that by the way he was composed during his post race interview. This is why Rudy and I think Jimmie Johnson will be holding up the Sprint Cup at by Sunday night.

1. Philadelphia Eagles: Scoring 59 points against the Redskins at their own home had to be embarrising for McNabb, what was worse is that it was 28-0 just after 1 quarter.

2. Wisconsin Badgers: Wisconsin scored a record number of points against a Big Ten opponent. Their 83-20 win over Indiana was impressive but they have to keep it going if they want to play in the Rose Bowl in January

3. Milwaukee Bucks: After starting 2-5 the Bucks went on a winning streak to win 3 in a row and improve to 5-5.

*The Studs and Duds will be revamped next week on Sports Talk 920 tune in next Tuesday 9pm CST on www.blogtalkradio.com/sportstalk920 to find out more!

ST920 NFL Week 11 Picks

Rudy (19-11)
-Cowboys over Lions
-Chargers over Broncos
-UPSET SPECIAL: Raiders over Steelers

Goody (18-12)
-Browns over Jaguars
-Packers over Vikings
-UPSET SPECIAL: Giants over Eagles

Jason (3-6)

Dusty (2-1)

*If you want to make your picks be sure to tune in on Tuesday nights 9pm CST and call 646-381-4553, or email us your picks at sportstalk920@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Week 10 NFL Pick 3 Picks

Rudy (18-9)
-Giants over Cowboys
-Ravens over Falcons
-Upset Special: 49ers over Rams

Goody (15-12)
-Colts over Bengals
-Bills over Lions
-Upset Special: Bears over Vikings

Jason (3-6)

Dusty (2-1)

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 36

Goody- #24 Jeff Gordon
Rudy- #18 Kyle Busch
Jason- #14 Tony Stewart
Jimmie- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Fan Pick- #99 Carl Edwards

1.Goody- 222pts 5 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top tens
2.Rudy- 202pts 3 win, 14 top fives, 19 top tens
3.Jason- 132pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens
4.Fan Pick-124pts 2 win, 6 top fives, 14 top tens
5.Jimmie- 99pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top tens

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Studs and Duds Week of 11/9/10


1. Jeff Burton: Had an interesting run in with Jeff Gordon during a caution destroying both of their race cars, this lead for a not so pleasent met up with Gordon on the track, and ambulance ride too.

2. Dallas Cowboys: They totally gave up in their 7-45 stomping the Green Bay Packers gave to them Sunday night. This led to Head Coach Wade Phillips to get fired after a 1-7 start, now it is time to see what Jason Garrett can do....

3. Kyle Busch: After spinning on the track Kyle had to have a lengthy pit stop under caustion which forced him to speed off of pit road to beat the pace car to stay on the lead lap. NASCAR didn't like that move so they call Mr. Busch back into the pits and gave him a 1 lap penalty. Well Kyle didn't like that so much so he had to give the NASCAR offical the middle finger which caused him another 2 laps on Sunday and $25K on Monday.


1. Ichiro Suzuki: The Seattle Mariners RF won his 10 consecutive Gold Golve. Suzuki is now tied with former Mariner great Ken Griffey Jr. and Al Kaline for most Gold Gloves won by an American League outfielder

2. Wisconsin Badgers: After being outplayed in the first half against Purdue and trailing 6-10, The Badgers picked it up in the 2nd half and defeated Purdue by a final score of 34-13.

3. Denny Hamlin: Wins his 8th race of the season at Texas and overtake Jimmie Johnson for the points lead. He now has a 33pt lead with only two races to go, and this doesn't sit very well with Rudy. Will it stick? Only time will tell


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 34: Texas

Goody-#18 Kyle Busch
Rudy-#24 Jeff Gordon
Jason-#99 Carl Edwards
Fan Pick-#31 Jeff Burton
Jimmie-#48 Jimmie Johnson

1.Goody- 222pts 5 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top tens
2.Rudy- 202pts 3 win, 14 top fives, 19 top tens
3.Jason- 132pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens
4.Fan Pick-103pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 13 top tens
5.Jimmie- 89pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top tens

Week 9 NFL Pick Three Picks

Rudy (16-8)
See Picks Below

Goody (14-10)
-Raiders over Chiefs 30-24
-Patriots over Browns 31-14
-UPSET Specical: Bills over Bears 27-20

Jason (3-6)

Dusty (2-1)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rudy's week 9 NFL picks

Atlanta over Tampa Bay 29-17
Baltimore over Miami 28-20
Upset special Buffalo over Chicago 24-21

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NFL Week 8 Picks (a little late, but made before the week)

Rudy (14-7) see picks below

Goody (13-8)
-Jets over Packers 31-24
-Patriots over Vikings 28-14
-UPSET Special: Steelers over Saints 27-17

Jason (3-6) NONE

Dusty (0-0)
-Jets over Packers
-Saints over Steelers
-UPSET Special: Lions over Redskins

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 33: Talladega

Goody-#29 Kevin Harvick
Rudy-#1 Jamie McMurray
Jason-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Fan Pick-#11 Denny Hamlin

1.Goody- 222pts 5 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top tens
2.Rudy- 202pts 3 win, 14 top fives, 19 top tens
3.Jason- 132pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens
4.Fan Pick-103pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 13 top tens
5.Jimmie- 83pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top tens

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rudys BCS Bowl Projections Week 9

I'm going to start a new blog here on SportsTalk920, every week till the end of the college season I am going to give my predictions for all 5 BCS bowls. This blog I promise I will do every week unlike my Heisman blog.

BCS National Championship: Oregon vs. Boise State
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Alabama
Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. TCU
Orange Bowl: Virgina Tech vs. Auburn
Fiesta Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Nebraska

Rudy's Nascar and NFL picks for Halloween Weekend

not sure if Goody is taking a bye this weekend on his picks but here are my mine
Colts over Texans 34-24
Chiefs over Bills 31-19
Upset Special Panthers over Rams 24-17

Nascar Picks
Depending on who is taken off the board first here are my picks in order of who I want first:
1.Kevin Harvick
2.Jamie McMurray
3.Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after race 32

1.Goody- 211pts 5 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top tens
2.Rudy- 202pts 3 win, 14 top fives, 19 top tens
3.Jason- 127pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens
4.Fan Pick-98pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 12 top tens
5.Jimmie- 83pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top tens

Saturday, October 23, 2010

ST920 NFL Week 7 Picks

Rudy (13-5)
-Saints over Browns 29-16
-Broncos over Raiders 35-20
-UPSET SPECIAL: Redskins over Bears 23-12

Goody (11-7)
-Saints over Browns 28-13
-Packers over Vikings 20-14
-UPSET SPECIAL: Giants over Cowboys 27-24 OT

Jason(3-6) TBD

Goody's Rest of Week 7 Picks (50-40)
-Falcons over Bengals 24-20
-Redskins over Bears 19-16
-Titans over Eagles 30-21
-Chiefs over Jaguars 17-14
-Steelers over Dolphins 27-17
-Buccaneers over Rams 12-10
-Panthers over 49ers 26-24
-Ravens over Bills 37-17
-Seahawks over Cardinals 31-28
-Broncos over Raiders 27-9
-Patriots over Chargers 27-20

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 32: Martinsville

Goody- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Rudy- #11 Denny Hamlin
Jason- #2 Kurt Busch
Fan Pick- #24 Jeff Gordon
Jimmie- #5 Mark Martin

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Missed Studs and Duds of Sports Talk 920: 10/19/10

1. Dallas Cowboys: To quote Jim Rome, Dallas will overwelm you with yards and double that with penalties. The Cowboys managed to fall to 1-4 all thanks to stupid mistakes.

2. Jason Campbell: The Oakland Raider quarterback managed to look like their former first round draft pick JaMarcus Russell. He went 8 for 21 and had a QB Rating of 10.7 in the Raiders 9-17 loss against the 49ers.

3. Green Bay Packers: The Pack lost their second straight overtime game in as many weeks, they also lost 3 out of their last 4 games falling to 3-3.

1. Wisconsin Badgers: The 18th ranked team in the country shocked the #1 ranked team in the country defeating them 31-18.

2. Cliff Lee: He has been pitching lights out thus far this post season for the Rangers, only giving up 2 earned runs in his 4 starts.

3. Jamie McMurray: Clintched his 3rd win of the 2010 season at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the Bank of America 500. He has won at NASCAR's 3 most prestigous tracks this year including Daytona, Indianapolis, and Charolette.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after race 31

1.Goody- 201pts 5 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top tens
2.Rudy- 182pts 2 win, 13 top fives, 18 top tens
3.Jason- 127pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens
4.Fan Pick-98pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 12 top tens
5.Jimmie- 73pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 31:Lowe's Motorspeedway

Goody- #1 Jamie McMurray
Rudy- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Jason- NONE
Fan Pick- #00 David Reutimann
Jimmie- NONE

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bieber Raps Smack about Brady's Hair

I think we can keep sports and all its references to anybody else but Justin Beiber.

Rudy's week 6 picks

NY Giants over Detroit 32-24
Pittsburgh over Cleveland 26-7
Upset Special Tampa Bay over New Orleans 22-21

Goody's Week 6 Picks

Pick 3 Picks (10-5)
-Packers over Dolphins 21-17
-Steelers over Browns 31-10
-UPSET SPECIAL: Raiders over 49ers 29-20

Rest of My Week 6 Picks (44-32)
-Bears over Seahawks 24-17
-Chargers over Rams 27-21
-Patriots over Ravens 26-23 OT
-Giants over Lions 30-24
-Falcons over Eagles 24-13
-Saints over Buccaneers 28-17
-Chiefs over Texans 20-16
-Jets over Broncos 30-21
-Cowboys over Vikings 31-25
-Redskins over Colts 24-20
-Titans over Jaguars 23-13

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brett Favre's Junk Keeps Causing Him Problems

Goody's Studs and Duds of week 10/12/10

1. Brett Favre: Despite having 3 TDs and almost coming back and defeating the Jets, He had 3 big turnovers that put the dagger in the Vikings hope of reaching .500

2. Minnesota Twins: Once again they can't get past those darn Yankees

3. Greg Biffle: A week after having a huge win at Kansas and putting him back in contention for the championship, he has motor issues all but knocking him out of the Chase.

1. Oakland Raiders: Scored 9pts on two blocked punts on their way to defeating the San Diego Chargers for the first time since 2003.

2. South Carolina Gamecocks: Going into the game as the 19th ranked team in the country, they upset #1 Alabama by a final score of 35-21

3. Tony Stewart: Pulls some good moves late in the race to take the checkered at Auto Club Speedway and pulling with in 107pts of Jimmie Johnson (2010 Eventual Champion)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after race 30

1.Goody- 180pts 4 wins, 9 top fives, 16 top tens
2.Rudy- 172pts 2 win, 12 top fives, 17 top tens
3.Jason- 127pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens
4.Fan Pick-93pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 11 top tens
5.Jimmie- 73pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 30: Auto Club Speedway

Goody-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Rudy-#29 Kevin Harvick
Jason-#18 Kyle Busch
Fan Pick-#11 Denny Hamlin
Jimmie-#16 Greg Biffle

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Goody's NFL Week 5 Picks

Goody's Pick 3 (8-4)
-New York Jets over Minnesota Vikings 31-20
-Green Bay Packers over Washington Redskins 27-19
-UPSET SPECIAL: Oakland Raiders over San Diego Chargers 28-24

Rudy (9-3) See Picks Below

Jason (3-3)
-Green Bay Packers over Washington Redskins 27-23
-Minnesota Vikings over New York Jets 31-20
-UPSET SPECIAL: San Francisco 49ers over Philadelphia Eagles 17-16

Goody's Rest of the Picks for Week 5 (37-25)
-Jaguars over Bills 20-13
-Bengals over Buccaneers 31-17
-Falcons over Browns 32-20
-Lions over Rams 27-23
-Colts over Chiefs 34-17
-Panthers over Bears 20-14
-Ravens over Broncos 25-19
-Texans over Giants 27-20
-Saints over Cardinals 35-12
-Cowboys over Titans 17-11
-49ers over Eagles 21-17

Texas Tech Has Onside Kick Go Wrong

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rudy's Nascar and NFL Picks for October 10th

Baltimore over Denver 27-17
Detroit over St. Louis 34-23
Upset Special Carolina over Chicago 19-17

Nascar pick for California - Kevin Harvick

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after race 29

1.Goody- 169pts 4 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top tens
2.Rudy- 167pts 2 win, 12 top fives, 16 top tens
3.Jason- 127pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens
4.Fan Pick-88pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top tens
5.Jimmie- 73pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 29: Kansas

Rudy-#31 Jeff Burton
Goody-#16 Greg Biffle
Jason-#99 Carl Edwards
Fan Pick-#17 Matt Kenseth
Jimmie-#11 Denny Hamlin

NASCAR Video Game Makes a Comeback!

It's been over two years but NASCAR will be having a new video game coming to a home console! Here is the official trailer for the game....looks decent....a lot better than when EA Sports had control of the game

Friday, October 1, 2010

Week 4 NFL Pick Three Picks

Rudy (7-2)
-Green Bay Packers over Detroit Lions 22-12
-Tennesse Titans over Denver Broncos 54-3
-Upset Special: Baltimore Ravens over Pittsburgh Steelers (has to give Pittsburgh 2 1/2)

-Washington Redskins over Philedelphia Ealges 28-25
-Green Bay Packers over Detroit Lions 28-17
-Upset Special: St. Louis Rams over Seattle Seahawks 27-17

Jason (3-0)
-Chicago Bears over New York Giants 21-14
-San Francisco 49ers over Atlanta Falcons
-Upset Special: Oakland Raiders over Houston Texans

The rest of Goody's Week 4 Picks (29-19)
-Falcons over 49ers 20-7
-Jets over Bills 38-19
-Bengals over Browns 24-10
-Titans over Broncos 27-12
-Saints over Panthers 35-26
-Steelers over Ravens 17-13
-Raiders over Texans 29-27
-Colts over Jaguars 30-20
-Chargers over Cardinals 24-18
-Giants over Bears 26-11
-Dolphins over Patriots 28-27

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rudy's Top 5 Heisman Candidates Week 5

1.Terrell Pryor QB Ohio State
2.Kellen Moore QB Boise State
3.Andrew Luck QB Stanford
4.Mark Ingram RB Alabama
5.Patrick Peterson KR/DB LSU

I won't go through stats or detailed explanations this week as I am doing this list a little later than I would like to. Come back next week for my normal Heisman list with stats and explanations.

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after race 28

1.Rudy- 167pts 2 win, 12 top fives, 16 top tens
2.Goody- 148pts 3 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top tens
3.Jason- 122pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 11 top tens
4.Fan Pick-83pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top tens
5.Jimmie- 73pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 28: Dover

Rudy-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Goody-#18 Kyle Busch
Jason-#2 Kurt Busch
Fan Pick-#17 Matt Kenseth
Jimmie-#29 Kevin Harvick

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Iron Man in football is back!

Here is a video of Stanford FB/LB Owen Marecic scoring on both sides of the ball, but perhaps the craziest part of it all is that it all happened in a span of 13 seconds!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Week 3 NFL Pick 3 Picks

Rudys (5-1): pics see below

Goody (4-2): Oakland Raiders over the Arizona Cardinals 21-17
Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears 27-24 OT
UPSET SPECIAL: Dallas Cowboys over Houston Texans 31=27

Jason (0-0): Indianapolis Colts over Denver Broncos 37-24
Dallas Cowboys over Houston Texans 34-14
St. Louis Rams over Washington Redskins

The Rest of Goodys Picks (18-14):
Chiefs over 49ers 19-16
Vikings over Lions 31-20
Patriots over Bills 34-10
Saints over Falcons 27-20
Titans over Giants 21-20
Steelers over Buccaneers 20-9
Bengals over Panthers 23-13
Ravens over Browns 13-10
Redskins over Rams 31-17
Eagles over Jaguars 20-17
Colts over Broncos 29-13
Chargers over Seahawks 30-20
Jets over Dolphins 22-20

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rudy's Week 3 NFL picks

Since I missed giving my picks on this past weeks show here they are now:

New England over Buffalo 35-14

Washington over St. Louis 27-13

Upset Special Atlanta over New Orleans 31-24

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 27

1.Rudy- 146pts 1 win, 11 top fives, 15 top tens
2.Goody- 143pts 3 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens
3.Jason- 112pts 3 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top tens
4.Fan Pick-83pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top tens
5.Jimmie- 73pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens

Rudy's Top 5 Heisman candidates Week 4

Every week for the rest of the college football season I am going to try and post what I think are the top 5 Heisman Candidates and brief description of why I rated that player where he is.

1. Kellen Moore QB Boise State- Passed for 370 yards and 2 TD's against Wyoming in a 51-6 blowout. This will be a big week for Boise State and Kellen Moore if they wish to stay in the national spotlight as they play #24 Oregon State in a nationallly televised game Saturday night.
2.Andrew Luck QB Stanford- Already has 10 TD passes on the season with 674 yards passing and 140 yards rushing on the year. Should put up some more big numbers this week against Notre Dame.
3. Denard Robinson QB Michigan- I refuse to put him any higher on my list until Michigan plays a quality opponent. I'm sorry but Notre Dame, UMass, and UConn aren't exactly staggering defences. We'll see how the qb plays against some of the tougher Big 10 defences.
4. Terrelle Pryor QB Ohio State- Hasn't really put up any staggering numbers yet this year does have 6 TD's but he threw 2 ints against a weak Ohio team this past Saturday. If Ohio State keeps winning he will remain in the top 5.
5 John Clay RB Wisconsin- I am going show a little bias here but John Clay is the main reason why Wisconsin is 3-0 right now. He hasn't had as many carries this year but this is due to the Wisconsin coaching staff wanting to keep him fresh throughout the season. Should have another 100 yard running game this week.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Rest of Goody's Week 2 NFL Picks

Packers over Bills 31-19
Vikings over Dolphins 24-12
Browns over Chiefs 20-17
Cowboys over Bears 17-13
Falcons over Cardinals 24-10
Panthers over Buccaneers 27-17
Eagles over Lions 26-17
Titans over Steelers 31-21
Seahawks over Broncos 20-13
Raiders over Rams 16-9
Chargers over Jaguars 27-24
Colts over Giants 34-28
Saints over 49ers 27-14

2010 record (8-8)

ST920 Pick 3 Picks Week 2

Goody (2-1):
Baltimore Ravens over Cinncinati Bengals 27-21
Houston Texans over Washington Redskins 34-24
UPSET SPECIAL: New York Jets over New England Patriots 20-15

Rudy (2-1):
New Orleans Saints over San Francisco 49ers 38-10
Green Bay Packers over Buffalo Bills 35-17
UPSET SPECIAL: Chicago Bears over Dallas Cowboys 24-12

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 27: New Hampshire

Goody-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Rudy-#24 Jeff Gordon
Jason-#18 Kyle Busch
Jimmie-#2 Kurt Busch
Fan Pick-#29 Kevin Harvick

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ST920 Pick 3 Records after week 1

Rudy 3-0
-picked Titans, Texans, Redskins right
Goody 2-1
-picked Saints, Packers right

Monday, September 13, 2010

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after race 26: Richmond

1.Goody- 143pts 3 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens
2.Rudy- 141pts 1 win, 11 top fives, 14 top tens
3.Jason- 107pts 3 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top tens
4.Jimmie- 73pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens
5.Fan Pick-72pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick' em Race 26: Richmond

Goody-#24 Jeff Gordon
Rudy-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Jason-#2 Kurt Busch
Fan Pick- NONE
Jimmie-#29 Kevin Harvick

AP College Football poll

Last weeks show both Goody and I believed that whoever won the Notre Dame/Michigan game would be ranked although we both agreed they probably wouldn't deserve it just yet. Michigan won the game on a last minute TD 28-24 and low and behold they are ranked 20th in the latest edition of the AP poll. I do not believe when a progam has won a combined 11 games in the past 3 seasons including the first 2 games of this season that they deserved to be ranked so early in the season even if it is Michigan. Take a look at Virgina Tech for example, starting the season at #10 and with Saturday's embarrassing lost to James Madison they fell completely out the of the top 25 and in my opinion should be back in anytime soon.

A few other highlights from the polls, Alabama and Ohio State remain 1 and 2 in the poll and actually pick up more votes and distance themselves from #3 Boise State. Florida fell again to #10 this week after struggling once again this week to South Florida. The ACC which had 5 teams in the Preseason Poll now only have one, Miami which is now ranked #17. Virgina Tech, Georgia Tech, and Florida State all dropped out with losses this weekend.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

FIBA World Championships

One thing I wanted to mention on last nights show was the USA world team and the FIBA World Championships. Today the US beat Russia 89-79 to advance to the Semifinals to play Lithuania. Even though The US has done well in the Olympic games they tend to struggle in this tournament and haven't won since 1994. Looks like this year could end that drought as Coach "K" has revamped how the US world team goes about there business in these Championships.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Rest of Goody's Week 1 NFL Picks

Browns over Buccaneers 28-17
Bills over Dolphins 23-21
Patriots over Bengals 27-21
Colts over Texans 31-24
Jaguars over Broncos 16-12
Steelers over Falcons 17-14
Giants over Panthers 20-19
Bears over Lions 21-13
Cardinals over Rams 20-7
49ers over Seahawks 24-10
Cowboys over Redskins 17-14 (OT)
Jets over Ravens 20-13
Chargers over Chiefs 28-19

2010 Record (0-0)

Missed Studs and Duds of Sports Talk 920: 9/8/10

1. Reggie Bush for reportedly losing his 2005 Heisman Trophy
2. Tebowless Florida Gator offense for struggling against the much weaker Miami (OH) Defense
3. Dale Jr. and the #88 team, after running in the top 10 for most of the night when it came down to crunch time they struggled to barely end up in the top 25.

1. Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Trevor Hoffman for recording career save 600 last night in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals
2. Boise State in their thrilling last minute victory over Virginia Tech.
3. Tony Stewart for recording his first win of the 2010 season and getting those valuable 10 bonus points going into the Chase

ST920 NFL Pick 3 Picks

Goody (0-0):
1. Saints over Vikings 31-21
2. Packers over Eagles 30-27
3. Raiders over Titans 21-17 *UPSET SPECIAL*

Rudy (0-0):
1. Titans over Raiders 24-16
2. Colts over Texans 34-31
3. Redskins over Cowboys 22-20 *UPSET SPECIAL*

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Lesson Should Be Learned

I just got done watching the Boise St. and Virginia Tech battle tonight, and after I caught my breath for some reason I could only think of one thing....The NFL should learn a lesson from NCAA Football. With the season being on the line for both teams, escpecially for Boise State who has National Championship game hopes, it seems realy crazy that it was the first week of college football and not a bowl game. This is what is so great about college football, every teams season is on the line EVERY WEEK! With each team playing 12 regular season games it makes it very easy for college teams to feel pressure if they get even one loss. Which brings me to my main point, with the NFL wanting to go to 18 regular season games will only water down the sport in the long run. I mean come on like Rudy has said in the program before, people are already complaining when they see more of Curtis Painter under center weeks 16 and 17 rather than legendary QB Peyton Manning. I don't want to rant on this point to long but the NFL wants to unsure fans get their dollars worth by seeing starters every week of the regular season but yet want to add two more games which would more than likely make the situation worse. If they want to make the game of NFL football got back to a 14 game schedule. But the best words I heard on this situation was with a conversation with Goody Sr.....his comments are simply put: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

ST920 Pick 'Em Standings after race 25 Atlanta

1.Goody- 143pts 3 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens
2.Rudy- 130pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 13 top tens
3.Jason- 107pts 3 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top tens
4.Fan Pick-72pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens
5.Jimmie- 68pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 25: Hotlanta

Goody-#2 Kurt Busch
Rudy-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Jason-#29 Kevin Harvick
Jimmie-#5 Mark Martin
Fan Pick-#14 Tony Stewart (Goody Sr.)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First post and first upset of the College Football Season!!

Hello everyone this is the BCSpert making his first official post on the blog of ST920.

Utah beats #15 Pittsburgh which is college football's first official upset of the season. After Pittsburgh rallied from 14 points down in the 4th qtr to put the game in overtime Utah freshman Brian Blechen intercepted a pass on the first play from scrimmage in overtime. This set up a field goal which sealed the game for Utah. I do have to say I am a little bit of a Pitt fan due to the fact that I have always been a dave wanstedt fan and hope he can get it going this year in Pitt.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sports Talk 920 new day and time!

That's right folks, to better convenience you with Sports Talk 920 enjoyment we will be on a new day and time! We will be on Tuesdays starting 9/21 and so you guys won't have to stay up so late just to tune in we will be starting at a more convenient 9:00pm CST start time!

Missed Studs and Duds of Sports Talk 920: 8/25/10

Due to the Chris Wimmer interview the guys of Sports Talk 920 did not have time to do the infamous Studs and Duds section of the program. Here are Michael's Studs and Duds for the week of August 25th 2010:

1. Atlanta Braves blow a 10-1 lead over the Colorado Rockies and lose 10-12 on 8/25/10
2. Jarrett Bush of the Green Bay Packers for being bench to pretty much his only duties of Special teams play.
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. not for having the lack of talent for what it takes to run well in NASCAR but rather the total lack of communication skills as reported by Ray Evernham this past week, C'MON Jr. get your head out of your ass!

1. Wisconsin native and former Northwoods League star Jordan Zimmermann will get his first start of the 2010 season 8/26/10 for the Washington Nationals, after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in 2009
2. Kyle Busch for winning in all 3 major NASCAR touring series this past weekend at Bristol (even though we think Wednesday and Friday's night races were way to easy to win)
3. MLB Commisioner Bud Selig was honor Tuesday night at Miller Park before the Brewers game with a statue commerating all that he has done for baseball in Milwaukee and MLB in general.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jay Cutler Parody Song "Dynamite" Chicago Bears 2010

Here is a video some guy sent to me via twitter. Just to warn you the song is horrible but yet I find it funny. Another warning for you guys is that is some language in this video as well:

Monday, August 23, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 24

1.Goody- 138pts 3 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top tens
2.Rudy- 120pts 1 win, 9 top fives, 12 top tens
3.Jason- 107pts 3 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top tens
4.Jimmie- 68pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 51pts 0 wins, 2 top fives, 7 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 24: Bristol

Goody-#2 Kurt Busch
Rudy-#24 Jeff Gordon
Jason-#18 Kyle Busch
Jimmie-#29 Kevin Harvick
Fan Pick-Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Monday, August 16, 2010

AFC Preseason Predictions

Same as the NFC predictions, these are my preseason picks and following the NFL preseason I will revise my predictions and see how they match up!

AFC West
1.San Diego Chargers 10-6 x
2.Oakland Raiders 9-7
3.Denver Broncos 7-9
4.Kansas City Chiefs 5-11

AFC East
1.New York Jets 11-5 x
2.New England Patriots 9-7 y
3.Miami Dolphins 7-9
4.Buffalo Bills 3-13

AFC North
1.Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7 x
2.Cincinnati Bengals 8-8
3.Baltimore Ravens 8-8
4.Cleveland Browns 6-10

AFC South
1.Indianapolis Colts 13-3 x
2.Tennessee Titians 9-7 y
3.Houston Texans 8-8
4.Jacksonville Jaguars 7-9

AFC Wildcard
Titans@Steelers: Titans
Patriots@Chargers: Chargers

AFC Divisonal:
Chargers@Jets: Jets
Titans@Colts: Colts

AFC Championship:
Jets@Colts: Colts

ST920 Pick Em Standings After Week 23

1.Goody- 133pts 3 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top tens
2.Rudy- 120pts 1 win, 9 top fives, 12 top tens
3.Jason- 86pts 2 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top tens
4.Jimmie- 68pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 51pts 0 wins, 2 top fives, 7 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 23: Michigan

Goody-#2 Kurt Busch
Rudy-#24 Jeff Gordon
Jason-#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jimmie-#29 Kevin Harvick
Fan Pick-#11 Denny Hamlin

Thursday, August 12, 2010

NFC Pre Season Predictions

Here are host of Sports Talk 920 Michael Goodman's pre season prediction standings and playoff chart. Another list will be made following the pre season.

NFC West
1.San Francisco 49ers 11-5 x
2.Arizona Cardinals 7-9
3.Seattle Seahawks 6-10
4.St. Louis Rams 2-14

NFC East
1.Dallas Cowboys 11-5 x
2.Washington Redskins 8-8
3.New York Giants 7-9
4.Philadelphia Eagles 5-11

NFC North
1.Green Bay Packers 12-4 x
2.Minnesota Vikings 10-6 y
3.Chicago Bears 8-8
4.Detroit Lions 3-13

NFC South
1.New Orleans Saints 13-3 x
2.Atlanta Falcons 9-7 y
3.Carolina Panthers 8-8
4.Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-12

y=wild card

Wild Card:
Vikings@49ers: Winner Vikings
Falcons@Cowboys: Winner Cowboys

Vikings@Packers: Winner Packers
Cowboys@Saints: Winner Saints

Packers@Saints: Winner Packers

Monday, August 9, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 22

1.Goody- 133pts 3 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top tens
2.Rudy- 120pts 1 win, 9 top fives, 12 top tens
3.Jason- 86pts 2 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens
4.Jimmie- 47pts 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 41pts 0 wins, 1 top fives, 6 top tens

Missed Studs and Duds of Sports Talk 920: 8/4/10

1. Brett Favre for leading the Fans of Minnesota through the same crap he has done with the fans of any other team he has played for
2. Boston Celtics for making their roster older with the signing of Shaq
3. Elliot Sadler, after having a good truck race, spins out on pit road and records the hardest hit in NASCAR history

1. New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez for hitting career home run 600
2. Greg Biffle for giving Ford their first win in the 2010 season
3. Pocono for placing the solar powered garden and powering the whole track with it.

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 22: The Glen

Goody-#47 Marcos Ambros
Rudy-#29 Kevin Harvick
Jason-#5 Mark Martin
Jimmie-#24 Jeff Gordon
Fan Pick-#18 Kyle Busch

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Season 3 of Favre's Indecision gets picked up for another season

Well it's early August football fans know what the means! Training camp, fantasy football drafts, and of course another season of Favre's Indecision 2010 edition. That's right folks it looks like everybody's off season reality show makes it's 2010 debut yesterday when the reports came out that Brett Favre text teammates that he would not be returning for the 2010 NFL season because his recently operated ankle wasn't rehabbing like he had hoped it would.

So what seemed like a sure thing that he was actually done, with all of the sports analyst waiting for the official press release on brettfavre.com, turned into doubt when Viking players denied the report and the fact that Brett Favre did what he does best kept people waiting for the press release. It never came, instead it goes back to what happens every summer, no one knows what the hell this guy is thinking! First you hear that Brett is back in Mississippi throwing balls to high school kids, waiting to see if his ankle is up to the task of another NFL season and the next you hear some people say that he is holding out to get a 3 year contract extension. Those sound like two totally opposite ideas there! Is he nervous to comeback because he's afraid he's healthy enough? Or is he feeling good enough to play another couple of seasons?

I know a lot of people will continue to follow every little thing that comes out of the Favre camp like there might be some truth to it. Some people are just plain sick of all the off season crap and even if they do want to see him play they want him to keep his mouth shut until he actually is going to pull the trigger on a decision. My personal opinion is that Favre is coming back for the 2010 season. He is still just trying to avoid training camp and rehabbing his ankle at his own pace. Favre need just to find a new way to get attention to himself because he "retired" pretty much every other way there is to retire. Favre only feels comfortable when he is making headlines....good or bad.

But I am sick of the Favre crap so I will continue to ignore it and keep watching the Brewers struggle. I am just so happy that the Packers put this problem behind it and I hope all the Viking fans who gave the Packer fans crap about our opinion changes on Favre are now getting nervous. See what it's like when he has your team by the balls? Anyways if you enjoy the Favre Indecision show sit back and enjoy because it will be about 3 weeks of limbo before he lets anyone for whats going on in his head.

Monday, August 2, 2010

ST920 Pick Em Standings After Week 21

1.Goody- 122pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top tens
2.Rudy- 120pts 1 win, 9 top fives, 12 top tens
3.Jason- 86pts 2 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens
4.Jimmie- 42pts 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 36pts 0 wins, 1 top fives, 5 top tens

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 21: Pocono

Goody-#18 Kyle Busch
Rudy-#11 Denny Hamlin
Jason-#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jimmie-#1 Jamie McMurry
Fan Pick-#2 Kurt Busch

Monday, July 26, 2010

Rookie Misunderstood?

Some say that Dez Bryant refusing to carry Roy Williams pads off the field following practice this weekend was a huge thing. They say that it shows disrespect to the veterans on the team and kind of seems like that he is refusing to build chemestry with his teammates.

To me I have to agree with these people to a point, however for the most part I will have to disagree. The only reason this is anything to even right about is because it is one of the biggest named rookie receivers on one of the NFLs biggest teams. If this happened in Buffalo, Jacksonville, hell I bet even New England we would of not even known that it happened, which I am sure it does every single year.

I kind of liked it that he said he is not there to carry pads, and that he was there to concentrate on winning ball games. I know it sounds selfish, but hey he is deticated to winning, and at least he didn't say anything stupid like he wasn't going to carry pads for a guy who he is competing for a starting position over.

It also seems to me by the responses from Roy Williams that Dez Bryant is not refusing to be "hazed" by his verteran teammates but just not by carrying pads, he will make up for that in some other way. I am sure he will be paying for some expensive meals very soon. I don't think that there is a "mess" by refusing to do this other than the media poking their mics and cameras over such a silly issue, if you can even call it that.

So ease up on the kid, he has a lot of pressure being a first round draft pick for a very popular team wearing a sacrid number. There might be a reason he isn't carrying pads. He might be that deticated to over come the hype and actually have a good season as far as expectations are concerned. Thank you media outlets like ESPN to get me fired up about such a wortless topic because like Allen Iverson once said....Practice?....we talking about Practice?

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after Week 20

1.Goody- 122pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top tens
2.Rudy- 109pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top tens
3.Jason- 86pts 2 win, 4 top fives, 8 top tens
4.Jimmie- 42pts 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 36pts 0 wins, 1 top fives, 5 top tens

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Race 20: The Brickyard 400

Goody-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Rudy-#42 Juan Montoya
Jason-#14 Tony Stewart
Jimmie-#24 Jeff Gordon
Fan Pick-#5 Mark Martin

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scott Wimmer on Sports Talk 920!

Tonight on an all new episode of Sports Talk 920 we will be having special guest, NASCAR Driver Scott Wimmer! We will be talking about his career in NASCAR and also his newly purchased State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI. So log on to www.blogtalkradio.com/sportstalk920 10:30pm CST!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Milwaukee Brewers Don't Need Major Rebuilding

Just to start of this article I am letting everyone know I am writting this as the Milwaukee Brewers are 42-51 currently playing the Pirates with a 3-1 lead. Yes it looks like they will win, and yes it is against the lowly Pirates. Anyways I want to discuss my opinions on what moves they Brewers should make, or maybe I would like to put it....lack of moves.

As far as the guys that are who are heavy in the trade rumors; Prince Fielder, Cory Hart, and Rickie Weeks, the only guy who I would trade out of those three if it were up to me is Prince Fielder. Not so much that I would want to but out of pure necessity. There is pretty much no way that the Brewers could resign him and they might as well get something for him while they still can. The only thing that worries me about this trade as far as doing at sometime in this season is that most teams that are in the race for the post season, they don't have any dire need for the first baseman. So if they can't trade him by the end of the season I would like to see Melvin make a move before opening day 2011 or VERY early in the season.

Rickie Weeks is a guy that I would prefer to stay as well but if they do trade him I
would be ok with that as well. There are times when he is playing 2nd that I wonder what he is thinking, and the other times he looks like the best second baseman in the league. However for any lack of confidence I have for him on defense is all made up for with his heavy bat. He will be a good leader for alot of the young guys coming up ,like Escobar, and is a vital part of the hitting order as the leadoff hitter. If Weeks were to be traded my biggest concern is who would be our lead off hitter?

Cory Hart is a guy I am totally against trading. BUT if the Brewers had interest from a team that is willing to give up the farm for him you can't argue that to much. Alot of his trade value is based on his play since May of this year, but I think he has always been a very decent and for the most part dependable play with his time with the Crew. He is also a guy that wants to stay put and there is a very good chance that if they Brewers don't trade him by the end of the season, that he will be willing to resign with the Brewers without breaking the bank.

To me trading these guys and resetting the core of the Brewers would be kind of dumb. For the most part with the pitching staff needs to be groomed with the likes of Braddock, Loe, Axford and Narveson. They would have to cut ties with the veterans that are kind of dead weight like Hoffman and Hawkins. Manny Para I am kind of up in the air about because he seems like a lost cause but you can still see signs of potential. Gallardo and Bush in my eyes are guys that the Brewers need to keep for the pitching staff to move forward.

Anyways as far as the active roster I would just cut the fat rather than resetting it. To me might be the coaching staff, mainly the pitching coach. Ever since the Brewers lost Maddox after the '08 season the Brewers pitching staff has been week. So if I were Doug Melvin I would trade Fielder while I can keep Weeks and Hart, and ride the wave to the offseason and maybe try to improve my coaching staff. Hey who knows even though the Brewers are 9 games under .500 so far this season, who knows, this is baseball.....anything can happen

Sunday, July 18, 2010

NASCAR Cars to be featured in Transformers 3!

Here are a few pictures of the NASCAR cars that are going to be featured in the latest Transfromer movie:

Prove your worth: Justin Harrell

It's pretty obvious that since Justin Harrell came to Green Bay as their 1st round pick (16th overall) he has been a bust. Since 2007 he has played only 13 games started 2 with 28 tackles and has yet to record a sack. His career has been injury filled missing half of the 2007 season with torn biceps that happened back in his days in Tennessee. In 08 Harrel spent training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. On August 25, he was placed on the Reserve/PUP list, forcing him to miss the first 6 weeks of the regular season, until he was activated replacing Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. Finally in 09 he injured his back in training camp forcing him to miss the entire 2009 NFL season.

Now its go time. With the indefinate suspension of Johnny Jolly the Green Bay Packers don't have the depth to wait for Harrell to be heathy. He needs to man up and prove he can still salvage a decent NFL career. Most people know that Harrell has the talent to perform well, now for the Packers and even his own sake they can only hope that his body is not longer like glass. He will also have to get playing time over guys like rookie Mike Neal. One prediction, though, that I will make that if Harrell stays heathy he will be a vital part of the Green Bay Packers defense in 2010 and shadow the years of bust talk.

Classless Carl Once Again

It was no doubt that Brad Keslowski and Carl Edwards were the class of the field in the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series race at Gateway, until Carl Edwards ran out of class. What looked like it was going to be a drag race to the checkard flag turned quickly when Carl intentionally turned into Brad right before the checkered flag causing a 10 car pile up.

Well at least Carl did one thing right this time, he did it for a win. My biggest problem is that Carl lies through his teeth to make himself sound like the good guy, or simply "doing what he had to do." In my mind that is total and pure bullshit. He says that Brad was the aggressor and hit him going into turn and he just reacted to that by turning him on the front stretch. Ok, Carl, you couldn't do the bump and run yourself? He also said that he wants to race Brad clean. Really? Carl it sure does seem like it when you pile drive him in the wall. He also said that Brad has to learn not to but him in bad situations, of course trying to make Brad look like the bad buy. CARL! Look at the situation that you are putting Brad, you competitors, and your teammates that were all collected in the wreck!

I think Carl is the one with aggressor problems that seems to be slowly leaking out through the years, from trying to punch Matt Kenseth in a arguement to picking on Brad Keslwoski, I think it is showing now more that even that there is way more to this roid rage hot heat that meets the eye. Like they always said actions speak louder than words and Carl Edwards actions are starting to speak of his character more than that "sexy" smile.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 19

1.Goody- 122pts 3 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top tens
2.Rudy- 109pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top tens
3.Jason- 75pts 2 win, 3 top fives, 7 top tens
4.Jimmie- 42pts 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 36pts 0 wins, 1 top fives, 5 top tens

Thursday, July 8, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 19: Chicagoland

Goody-#24 Jeff Gordon
Rudy-#48 Jimmie Johnson
Jason-#2 Kurt Busch
Jimmie-#14 Tony Stewart
Fan Pick- TBD (email us at sportstalk920@gmail.com to make the pick!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Fan(s)

If you tuned into last weeks episode of Sports Talk 920, you may or may not have noticed at the end of the show when I brought up the hot streak that the Brewers were on during interleague play, Rudy seemed to be a little disturbed by this. He said that since the Brewers turned it around during the 2007 season that there were a lot of "fair weather" fans out there that came out of the woodwork, and didn't give them the time of day when they were consistantly a 6th place team.

While I will have to agree that the Brewers have gained fans since the 07 season (what team doesn't when they start winning?), I can't fully agree that all of them are "fair weather" fans. There are a lot of different kind of fans out there, some of which I will give examples as follows:

FAIR WEATHER FAN: This type of fan only roots for a team when they are winning, they will root for their particular team like crazy when times are good, but the first sign of trouble they are no where to be found.

WAGON JUMPER: While very close to a "fair weather" fan while the times are good, when the times are bad for one team they don't just go hide....oh no they pack up the wagons and go root for another team that is having better times ahead of them.

THE NEW FAN: Shockingly this fan can come about in many different ways, one of which is when a hometown team is winning in a sport they don't usually root for starts doing well, this fan starts to watch the games and starts getting hooked and becomes a fan of the team and the sport. Another way the new fan comes about is a fan going to their first game after not caring much about the sport before going. After they get into it they have become hooked.

DIE HARD FAN: Not much to say here, except that this fan eats, sleeps, and shits their teams colors.....no matter what.

KNOWLEDGEABLE FAN: A knowledeable fan roots for his or her team, but also the game itself. Their knowledge goes beyond the team that they root for and to the entire league the sport they are rooting for. Usually not one to be messed with during sports trivia.

PESSIMISTIC FAN: While to some it may seem on the surface that this type of fan is a "fair weather" fan it actually goes alot deeper than that. This type of fan usually always follows or watches their team no matter what, however signs of rough outtings during an event will cause this fan to turn the channel or leave the game. During bad seasons they have a very hard time seeing anything good with their team, most likely they will want their team to hit the reset, or in most peoples mind panic, button.

OPTIMISTIC FAN:This fan is the vitual opposite of the "pessimistic fan" They always see the good in the team, they will think their team has a shot at the win until the final gun. They keep their attention on the team pretty much no matter what.

While there are many other types of fans out there I just wanted to hit a few. Maybe you fall under one of these categories or maybe you don't. My only point is, before we call these new Brewers fans "fair weather" fans, know that a lot of these fans might not be going anywhere.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Last time an Earnhardt will pull the #3 in victory lane!

ST920 Pick 'Em Standings Week 18

1.Goody- 111pts 3 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top tens
2.Rudy- 109pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top tens
3.Jason- 75pts 2 win, 3 top fives, 7 top tens
4.Jimmie- 37pts 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 36pts 0 wins, 1 top fives, 5 top tens

The points race is heating up! Only 2pts is the difference between first and second, and Jason in 3 isn't going to be denied. However it's still a long season and Jimmie and you the fan can still make an epic comeback towards the front of the pack! To be the fan pick all you have to do is call in on the show every Wednesday at 10:30-11:30pm, or drop us an email at sportstalk920@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 18: Daytona!

Goody-#2 Kurt Busch
Rudy-#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jason-#29 Kevin Harvick
Jimmie-#17 Matt Kenseth
Fan Pick-TBD (to be a part of the fun, submit you pick for Daytona's Coke Zero 400 to sportstalk920@gmail.com)

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's An Adam Schein Super Bowl Prediciton.....OH YES IT IS!

<br/><a href="http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&brand=foxsports&vid=22ac4a54-58b8-4569-9e7d-431855c38c42" target="_new" title="Schein: Packers SB bound?">Video: Schein: Packers SB bound?</a>

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 16

1.Goody- 106pts 3 wins, 5 top fives, 8 top tens
2.Rudy- 99pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 10 top tens
3.Jason- 54pts 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top tens
4.Jimmie- 37pts 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 26pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens

Danica vs. Morgan, Just as I predicted :P

Although I didn't exactly predict what was going to happen on Saturdays Nascar Nationwide Series race at Loudon, here is a tweet I made after qualifying and before the race:

Morgan vs Danica, @st920 vs @Jeff_gluck so much on the line for todays New England 200! The only missing is the heavyweight posters #NASCAR
11:17 AM Jun 26th (Note the time was before the start of the race)

It all started when NASCAR writer for sbnation.com kept tweeting about how Danica Patrick was running midpack in qualifying while stating Brad Keselowski earned the pole. Me being sick of all the Danica Patrick overhype told him to start talking about other guys who run in the back of the pack like fellow Nationwide driver Morgan Shepard. Jeff did agree that Morgan would finish better than Danica and I understand he talks about her a lot because it's what that's what getting attention right now.

Anyway, I just found it funny that after all that, this is what happened early in the race:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chicago Cubs suspend starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano

The Chicago Cubs suspend Pitcher Carlos Zambrano indefinately after blowing up at 1B Derrick Lee, when a ball went over his head when Lee was playing for the bunt. General manager Jim Hendry is quoted by saying, "He will not be at the ballpark tomorrow. We'll play with 24. We'll play with 24 before we tolerate that kind of behavior."

The only question I have is this is not the first Zambrano has show behavior like this, so why have the Cubs put up with his childish acts before? He has always has been know as a hot head, and he just further displayed it today. And Carlos if for some strange reason you read this, your temper is almost as bad as your play as of late, before you rip on your teammates look at yourself.

Anyways Sports Talk 920 fan incase you missed it here is the video of Carlos acting like a child:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 17: Loudon

Rudy- #24 Jeff Gordon
Goody- #48 Jimmie Johson
Jason- #11 Denny Hamlin
Jimmie- #5 Mark Martin
Fan Pick- TBD (it can be you! send us your pick at sportstalk920@gmail.com)

State Park Speedway is back!

I haven't been going to State Park Speedway for to many years, but I had been going long enought to know that the track was in trouble....serious trouble.

When I first started going to the track about 10 years ago or so, there were about 4 classes with each at least having 10 cars each. That may not sound to bad to most, however when there biggest class was Super Stocks ,which is a 2nd teir class for many of the big tracks around Wisconsin, it doesn't bring in much of a crowd.

With fewer people in the seats meant far less revenue for the track and the condition of the track along with the consession stands and restrooms it clearly showed. The track had grass growing in the cracks, a lot like the abandoned North Wilksboro Speedway. The restrooms man they werew bad, when taking a pee you had to go in a troth which was kinda like a rain gutter that drained your stuff to the middle, which made the bathrooms stink and very unpleasent.

Eventually it got to the point were there were maybe 4 or 5 cars per class, so who pretty much won the heat races in their class was going to end up in victory lane in the feature. While might be good for a betting man, it wasn't very good at all for the racing fan.

Fan attendance along with poor car count pretty much made the track all but close down having about 4 to 5 races the entire season and they even lost their flagship race the Larry Detjens Memorial race to Golden Sands one year and Slinger the next. To boot even when they did have races they still couldn't draw in competitors or fans to show up during their event.

Then last November rolled around, when all seems lost for the speedway, Ron Wimmer and his son, current Nationwide Series driver, Scott Wimmer purchased the track which gave the track and maybe, just maybe a future.

Well it did just that! I just got back from watching the 2010 Flip Merwin Memorial at that track and all I have to say is I am impressed. This 1/4 mile track was always set up for good racing and when you now have 15-20 cars per class make it to events this year it shows. Not to mention that they have expanded the schedule from a4 to 5 races to about every other Thursday. On other big improvement was the bathrooms, new bar area, and the grass on the track is gone! When I went to park at tonights event I had to park about 1/4 mile away from the track because the parking lot and side streats where full of cars of spectators who wittnessed tonights race.

So if you can get to Wausaus on Thursday nights and love to watch some great local track racing be sure to stop by State Park Speedway this 2010 racing season! Oh and by the way the Larry Detjens Memorial is back home to where it all started and will be held there July 29th.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Congrats to Team Buck!

Congratulations to the Silver Dollar Saloon Softball Team (aka Team Buck) on getting their second win of the season! They defeated Team Finish Line 15-9. Wins for the team are hard to come by at this point of the season as it was only their second win of 6 games played so far, but the boys had the bats cracking and for the most part played some solid defense. So if you are in the Eau Claire area on Tuesdays nights stop by Altoona City Park and see host of Sports Talk 920 Michael and Jason fight for another victory for Team Buck! FEAR THE DEER THAT DRINK BEER!

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after race 16

1.Rudy- 89pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 9 top tens
2.Goody- 85pts 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top tens
3.Jason- 54pts 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top tens
4.Jimmie- 37pts 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 26pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens

Friday, June 18, 2010

LA Laker Fans Riot after NBA Finals Victory.

Well here is a video what the "best sports fans" in the world are capable of. This is one of the reasons why the NFL should stay away from this god forbidden city. They win the NBA finals every year and the first reaction is to do this? DUMB!

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 16: Infinion

Rudy-#42 Juan Pablo Montoya
Goody-#14 Tony Stewart
Jason-#5 Mark Martin
Jimmie-#24 Jeff Gordon
Fan Pick-#18 Kyle Busch

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vince Young Strip Club Incident

Well just by looking at Vince Young's actions in the following video, I'm thinking that at least a four game suspension is well in line for him. To me this is by far worse than Big Ben's case, here they have visual evidence of his actions. It was a very foolish thing to do over someone poking fun at his college alumni.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 15

1.Rudy- 84pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 8 top tens
2.Goody- 80pts 2 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top tens
3.Jason- 54pts 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top tens
4.Jimmie- 26pts 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top tens
5.Fan Pick- 26pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens

Brian Butch's Peps Pizza Commercial

Had to throw this on for a number of reason, the main one being that Pep's Pizza is based out of my homestown of Medford, WI (same guy who created Tombstone Pizza)

Remembering Davey Allison

Saturday, June 12, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 15: Michigan

Rudy-#18 Kyle Busch
Goody-#24 Jeff Gordon
Jason-#11 Denny Hamlin
Fan Pick-#29 Kevin Harvick
Jimmie-#2 Kurt Busch

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ST920 Pick 'Em Standings Week 14

Rudy- 84pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 8 top tens
Goody- 70pts 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
Jason- 33pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top tens
Fan Pick- 26pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens
Jimmie- 16pts 0 wins, 1 top fives, 2 top ten

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 14: Pocono

Rudy-#2 Kurt Busch
Michael-#24 Jeff Gordon
Jason- #42 Juan Pablo Montoya
Jimmie-#18 Kyle Busch
Fan Pick-#98 Paul Menard (picked by Channel 18's Bob Bradovich!)

Studs and Duds 6/2/10

Since we didn't get to the Studs and Duds section of the show tonight I figured, hey we have a blog should post them on here! So here are Michael's Studs and Duds for the week of 6/2/10

1. MLB Umpire Jim Joyce for blowing the call to rob a perfect game for Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga
2. Jimmie Johnson spins out by himself and wrecks to finish in the 37th position
3. Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly, things are not looking to good for him in court right now.

1. Phillies Pitcher Roy Holliday for pitching the 20th perfect game in MLB history
2. Chip Ganassi for being the first owner in motorsports history to win the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500 in the same season
3. Ken Griffy Jr. calling it a career after 22 season and 630 hr

Joyce and Galarraga still might make history

Well Detroit Tigers pitcher Galarraga didn't get to be the 21st pitcher to throw a perfect game in history, or the 4th one to do so in less than a years time. It was a blown call by Jim Joyce in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, who called Jason Donald safe even though it looked that Galarraga covered first in time to get the out.

This might not of been the way Galarraga wanted to be remember be he just might be the guy people will remember when MLB finally puts in a replay system. I know this is something we here at Sports Talk 920 have been screaming for since our birth last October, so I will let the video speak for itself

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 13: LMS

Rudy- 79pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top tens
Goody- 70pts 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
Jason- 33pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top tens
Fan Pick- 26pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

-best pick was Goody who picked Denny Hamlin, who finished in the 18th position

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

End of an era

Tonight will be the end an era for Jason and Michael of Sports Talk 920. It will be the last show they will be doing at 920 Water St. Don't worry folks the show is not going anywhere and there will not be any name changes. We don't want to forget were we came from plus the name just flows. So be sure to tune into www.blogtalkradio.com/sportstalk920 tonight 10:30pm CST for the last episode of Sports Talk 920 at 920!

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after All Star Race

Rudy- 79pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top tens
Goody- 69pts 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
Jason- 33pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top tens
Fan Pick- 26pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens*
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

*-Fan pick had the best finishing driver in the All Star Race, she picked Denny Hamlin who finished in the 4th spot.

Friday, May 21, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race: Sprint All Star Showdown

This week, since it's not a points event, we made our picks just like every week. However the only way you will get points is if you picked the top finisher you will get 5pts, and if your driver wins you will be rewarded with 10pts. Here are the picks for this years all star event:

Rudy-#24 Jeff Gordon
Michael-#29 Kevin Harvick
Jason-#18 Kyle Busch
Jimmie-#17 Matt Kenseth
Fan Pick-#11 Denny Hamlin

Monday, May 17, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 12

Rudy- 79pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top tens
Goody- 69pts 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
Jason- 33pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top tens
Fan Pick- 21pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

-no picks finished in the top 10 this week, a one point bonus point was awarded for the best finisher which was Goody, who picked Jeff Gordon.

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 12: Dover

Rudy- #42 Juan Pablo Montoya
Goody- #24 Jeff Gordon
Jason- No Pick
Fan Pick- No Pick
Jimmie- #5 Mark Martin

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 11

Rudy- 79pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top tens
Goody- 68pts 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
Jason- 33pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top tens
Fan Pick- 21pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

Saturday, May 8, 2010

ST920 NASCAR PICK 'EM WEEK 11: Darlington

Goody- #56 Martin Truex Jr.
Rudy- #24 Jeff Gordon
Jason- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Fan Pick- #29 Kevin Harvick
Jimmie- #9 Kasey Kahne

Monday, May 3, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 10

Things are getting tight at the top of the leader board, but there is still alot of time for Jason, Jimmie, and you the fan to catch up. Remember you can call in Wednesday night 10:30pm CST on Sports Talk 920 www.blogtalkradio.com/sportstalk920, email us at sportstalk920@gmail.com, or give us a tweet at www.twitter.com/st920 to make your pick and make you, the fan rise to the top of the leader board.

Goody- 68pts 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top tens
Rudy- 68pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 6 top tens
Jason- 33pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top tens
Fan Pick- 16pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

Thursday, April 29, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 10: Richmond

Rudy- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Michael- #18 Kyle Busch
Jason- #2 Kurt Busch
Fan Pick- TBD
Jimmie- #5 Mark Martin

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 9

Rudy- 63pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 5 top tens
Goody- 47pts 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top tens
Jason- 33pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top tens
Fan Pick- 16pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

Fear The Deer: Bango the Buck

Check this video out of Bango the Bucks mascot doing a backflip off of a 20ft ladder!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Michael's 1st round mock draft

1. Rams- QB Sam Bradford Oklahoma
2. Lions- Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
3. Buccaneers- Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
4. Redskins- Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
5. Chiefs- Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
6. Seahawks- Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
7. Browns- Eric Berry S Tennessee
8. Raiders- Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
9. Bills- Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
10. Jaguars- Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
11. Broncos- Brandon Graham OLB Michigan
12. Dolphins- Dan Williams DT Tennessee
13. 49ers- Joe Haden CB Flordia
14. Seahawks- CJ Spiller RB Clemson
15. Giants- Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida
16. Titans- Jerry Hughes OLB TCU
17. 49ers- Sergio Kindle OLB Texas
18. Steelers- Mike Iupati OG Idaho
19. Falcons- Maurkice Pouncey C Flordia
20. Texans- Ryan Matthews RB Fresno State
21. Bengals- Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
22. Patriots- Daryl Washington OLB TCU
23. Packers- Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
24. Eagles- Earl Thomas S Texas
25. Ravens- Jared Odrick DT Penn State
26. Cardinals- Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri
27. Cowboys- Charles Brown OT USC
28. Chargers- Kyle Wilson CB Boise State
29. Jets- Everson Griffen DE USC
30. Vikings- Devin McCourty CB Rutgers
31. Colts- Rodger Saffold OT Indiana
32. Saitns- Taylor Mays S USC

Great rant from one of our listeners!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sports Radio 1400 Draft Spectacular

Be sure to tune in starting 5pm CST for the Watercooler with Jimmie Kaska followed by a NFL Draft Spectacular with various special guest from the Eau Claire area including hosts from the internet radio show Sports Talk 920. The show will go from 5pm when the Watercooler usually starts until the Packer and Vikings make there first round picks.

To listen tune in to 1400am in the Eau Claire area or listen anywhere on www.sportsradio1400.com

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 9: Talladega

Rudy- #24 Jeff Gordon
Michael- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jason- #18 Kyle Busch
Fan Pick- TBD (has til Sunday before green flag)
Jimmie- #9 Kasey Kahne

Epic Video

Monday, April 19, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 8

Rudy- 63pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 5 top tens
Goody- 47pts 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top tens
Jason- 27pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top tens
Fan Pick- 16pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

Saturday, April 17, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 3: Texas

Rudy- #24 Jeff Gordon
Michael- #17 Matt Kenseth
Jason- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jimmie- #14 Tony Stewart
Fan Pick- #29 Kevin Harvick (Sarah)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cowboys Jerry Jones on Parcells and Tebow

Looks like Jerry Jones had to much to drink and had some choice words for former Coach Bill Parcells and soon to be NFL QB Tim Tebow....

Sunday, April 11, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 7

Rudy- 63pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 5 top tens
Goody- 47pts 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top tens
Jason- 22pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top tens
Fan Pick- 10pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten

Friday, April 9, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 7: PIR

Rudy- #5 Mark Martin
Micahel- #2 Kurt Busch
Jason- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie- #16 Greg Biffle
Fan Pick- #99 Carl Edwards

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Leave Tiger Alone

With the PGA's Masters coming up, it is marking the return of Tiger Woods. It will be the first tournament he played in since his accident the day after Thanksgiving. There is one thing I am going to ask Tiger and that is go out and kick some ass. As a professional golfer thats all I can ask him to do.

With all the reports of who Tiger has slept with popping up left and right, with the latest being his 21 year old neighbor girl, many people say they are disappointed in Tiger because he failed to be a role model....REALLY? Is that what he is expected to do? You know just because you are a professional athlete who excells at your sport doesn't automatically mean you have to be a role model.

My point being is that no one should look up to Tiger squeeky clean or not and want to be exactly like him, be yourself, inspire to play like him instead. Now I am not agreeing with ANYTHING that Tiger did, cheating on your wife is wrong, but not illegal. So media people and fans, let the guy alone, let him work out his private life privately and let the man play golf.

Monday, March 29, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 6

Rudy- 53pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top tens
Michael- 47pts 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top tens
Jason- 11pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten
Fan Pick- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top tens

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 6: Martinsville

Rudy- #24 Jeff Gordon
Michael- #11 Denny Hamlin
Jason- #2 Kurt Busch
Jimmie- #5 Mark Martin
Fan Pick- #48 Jimmie Johnson

Monday, March 22, 2010

2010 NASCAR Saturday Night Special- Larry Pearson's near fatal accident

Larry Pearson, 56, was knocked unconscious and suffered a compound fracture of his left ankle, a fractured pelvis and a fractured right hand. The speedway reported he was in fair condition Monday before being released from Bristol Regional Medical Center late Monday afternoon and transported to Charlotte, where he was to be admitted to Carolinas Medical Center, obviously with a long recovery ahead of him.

Charlie Glotzbach, 71, managed, with help, to walk to an ambulance after the accident. He was gingerly holding his left arm and wearing an oxygen mask. But he was so beat up in the wreck that he remained hospitalized at the Bristol hospital Monday, two days after the accident, though reportedly in good condition.

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Race 5

Rudy- 43pts 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top tens
Michael- 26pts 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top tens
Jason- 11pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top tens
Jimmie- 5pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top ten
Fan Pick- 0pts 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top tens

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Follow Michael's 2010 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Thats right its that time of year again. MARCH MADNESS! Here is Sports Talk 920's Michael Goodman's bracket:


ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 5: Bristol

Rudy: #29 Kevin Harvick
Michael: #18 Kyle Busch
Jason:#99 Carl Edwards
Jimmie: #24 Jeff Gordon
Fan Pick: N/A (have til Saturday to get pick in)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Edwards put the Ball in NASCAR's Court.

Before the start of the 2010 season NASCAR came out and said they were going to let the drivers express their own personalities and let the drivers work out on track issues amoung themselves. The incident between Carl Edwards and Brad Keslowski was not what they had in mind. I know what some of you are thinking, NASCAR set themselves up for this and it's their fault that the car flip and not Edwards. I agree with that to a point but NASCAR took action to prevent the cars from fliping by removing the wing and replacing it with the spoiler. Another thing by putting the "policing" in the drivers hands you would have to think they thought they had drivers that were smarter than Mr. Edwards.

First of all the incident that happend earlier in the race when Carl Edwards came down across Brad Keslowski's front bumper shooting him across the track and into the wall with Joey Lagano was entirely Edwards fault. If you look close at the replay you can see that Edwards failed to hold his own line and Keslowski backed off as much as he could because he didn't want to end up getting run over by Bobby Labonte due to a mistake that Edwards made. Yeah Carl I know its frustrating not winning a race in over a year, but face it both run ins with Keslowski were due to the fact that YOU didn't give HIM enough room, not the other way around.

If the first incident even was Keslowski's fault there are a lot better ways to police it. You can come up and confront him after the race and threaten to kick his ass, you have big enough guns to beat up the scrawny Keslowski. Another way is to drive up to him under a caution hit one of his fenders and wreck Keslowski's shot at running up front, again another chicken way to do things but still better to what was done. Even while running besides him today if Edwards washed up the track forcing Keslowski to hit the was, again ruining his shot at a top ten run. Or my favorite wait when Edwards would actually be racing with Keslowski for position at a short track where they will be going half the speeds and take him out then. At leas then it would seem less obvious and probably prevent Edwards a trip to the NASCAR hauler after the race. To me it just doesn't seem right spining a guy out when you are 150 laps down and do it on the fastest part of the track.

I feel that the only way to teach the drivers to police themselves but not act like apes when they do it is by suspending Carl Edwards for at least one race. I all for NASCAR letting the drivers show there emotion but when that is your reaction after sitting behind the wall for more than an hour after the first incident I think you really need to get your head checked out Mr. Edwards. I know you didn't mean for Keslowski to flip and I'm sure my anger over the situation is due to the severity of the wreck but really what do you think just might happen when you turn a guy going speed around 200 mph. Carl Edwards your reaction warrants you not only being a dud on this weeks show, you also deserve an EPIC FAIL!

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Standings after Week 4

1. Rudy (Mr. Nascar) 43pts 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top tens
2. Michael 21pts 0 win, 1 top five, 3 top tens
3. Jason 5pts 0 win, 0 top fives, 1 top tens
4. Jimmie 5pts 0 win, 0 top fives, 1 top tens
5. Fan Pick 0 win, 0 top fives, 0 top tens

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

McNabb or McFlabb?

As the NFL Free Agent singing period getting closer, there are many rumors going around. One of those rumors say that the Philadelphia Eagles have long time quarterback Donovan McNabb on the trading block. While there are a lot of Eagles fans who think his run is done, there are aslo a lot of people who appricate the accomplishments that McNabb has had with the Eagles and would like him to stick around for a few more years.

Since my team (Green Bay Packers) are just a couple of years removed from a simular situation, my opinion is that it is about time that the Eagles part ways with good ol #5. I do think that he is a good quarterback yet, but I feel Donovan is stuck in what I would call "bad habits in big games" and maybe the best thing for both the Eagles and McNabb is for them to split up.

One main thing that bothers me about McNabbs play as of late is that there are times he doesn't seem to take the game as serious as he should. Take the 2009 NFC Wildcard game against the Dallas Cowboys, when he walke out of the tunnel at Cowboys Stadium doing the air guitar dance and beating on the plexi glass wall. What was that about?! Don't for get about the overtime game against the lowly Bengals when he "forgot" the overtime rules and the fact that 1. he didn't try his hardest and 2. he didn't seem to be bothered or concerned that he didn't know the rules, like he didn't even give a damn.

It also seems that ever since Jason spoke of this on the show it seems that every other pass McNabb throws it fall in the dirt way short of his intended target. And like I said out of the 6 Pro Bowls that he has played in he has only been elected to two of them.

Although this may seem like a rant on how I think McNabb is crappy. Untrue, I think that he has always been and still is a very good quarterback. I just think that if McNabb goes to a teams like the Rams, Vikings (if Favre retires), Bills, or even the Raiders, his habits that he in known for, would be better for those teams than the alternative of not having a quarterback of his calibur, than if he performed the same way with the Eagles. McNabb has reached long past his peak in Philly, but hey you never know, he could be like Favre and with a fresh scenery have one of the better years for his career. Plus the Eagles know that they can still with a still learing Kevin Kolb. That is why I think the Eagles should cut the McFlabb and trade McNabb

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 4: Atlanta

Well it's Thursday, the morning after the all new episode of Sports Talk 920 and the lastest picks are in:

Rudy: #2 Kurt Busch
Michael: #29 Kevin Harvick
Jason: #24 Jeff Gordon
Jimmie: #5 Mark Martin
Fan Pick: #99 Carl Edwards

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Week 3

1. Rudy= 22pts 0 wins, 2 top 5s, 2 top 10s
2. Michael= 16pts 0 wins, 1 top 5, 2 top 10s
3. Jason= 5pts 0 wins, 0 top 5, 1 top 10
4. Jimmie= 5pts 0 wins, 0 top 5, 1 top 10

Points System Reminder
1st place= 20pts
Top 5= 10pts
Top 10= 5pts
Top Finisher Bonus= 1pt

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

30th Annversary of the "Miracle on Ice"

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice and the fact that Sports Talk 920 is catching Olympic Hockey fever, here is a video of the final seconds of that game.

ST920 Nascar Pick 'Em Race 3: Las Vegas

Just to note that Jimmie Kaska, host of the Watercooler on Sports Radio 1400 WBIZ, will be taking over the fan pick in our standings. We will be willing to add the fan pick in the standings again if needed. Anyways here are this weeks picks:

Michael: #31 Jeff Burton
Jason: #2 Kurt Bush
Rudy: #24 Jeff Gordon
Jimmie: #42 Juan Pablo Montoya

Monday, February 22, 2010

NASCAR's Best Average Finishers in the past 20 years

Heres is a list of the best average finishers in NASCAR over the past 20 years. With all the domination Jimmie Johnson has had over the past 4 seasons, many forget that there is one legend that everyone is trying to track down.....Dale Earnhardt.

1. Dale Earnhardt 10.715 average finish
2. Jimmie Johnson 11.740
3. Jeff Gordon 12.283
4. Tony Stewart 12.525
5. Mark Martin 12.583

6. Davey Allison 12.903
7. Carl Edwards 13.851
8. Denny Hamlin 14.046

9. Rusty Wallace 14.608
10. Matt Kenseth 14.975

Other Notable Drivers
12. Kevin Harvick 15.722
14. Dale Jarrett 16.270
16. Kyle Busch 16.287
19. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 16.833
21. Kurt Busch 17.346