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

Monday, June 28, 2010

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

<br/><a href="" 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 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

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