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 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 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 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