Monday, July 30, 2012

Sports Talk 920 After Hours

Listen to last nights episode of Sports Talk 920 After Hours where Weiss and Monson give you and half an hour of the latest Milwaukee Brewers talk!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after the Brickyard 400

1. Allan- 707pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 12 top tens
2. Goody- 705pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -2pts
3. Fan Pick- 704pts 3 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top tens -3pt
4. Sarah- 684pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top tens -23pts
5. Flo- 680pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -27pts
6. Jimmie- 672pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens -31pts
7. Goody Sr- 629pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top tens -78pts
8. Lucas- 592pts 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top tens -115pts
9. Rudy- 560pts 1 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top tens -147pts

NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups for the Brickyard 400

Allan- #16 Greg Biffle
Fan Pick- #24 Jeff Gordon
Goody- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Flo- #14 Tony Stewart
Sarah- #11 Denny Hamlin
Jimmie- #27 Paul Menard
Goody Sr.- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Lucas- TBD
Rudy- #17 Matt Kenseth

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Packers Training Camp 2012 Preview

Today is the first day of the Packers 2012 Training Camp, I am going to go through each position and tell you what I expect or hope for for the coming season.

QB: I expect another dominating performance from Rodgers, the key question for this position is can Grahm Harrell be a quality back up like his successor Matt Flynn? I believe that with the amount of time Harrell served on the practice squad, he will do just fine in the backup role.

RB: James Starks is going to have to step up and be the main guy with Ryan Grant's departure. I don't see the running game being quite as successful as last season on the ground but with Saine and Green helping out in the backfield, they will be good options for some screen options.

TE: I don't see Jermichael Finley dropping as many balls as he did last year, I think last year might of actually been a humbling experience for him. DJ Williams will get more playing time this season, and maybe put a tad bit of pressure on Finley. Now the question remains, with Quarless, Crabtree, and Taylor, how many tight ends will the Packers keep on their roster this season.

WR: The wide out situation is only improving for the Packers. Starting with Jennings, Nelson, Cobb and Jones still makes one of the best receiver corps in the NFL. With their leading Donald Driver returning it's going to be an interesting funnel for the last spot on the roster for the WR with the much promising Gurley, Borel, and Smithson fighting for it.

OL: Pretty much the same offensive line from last season is returning this season, except for C Jeff Saturday. I'm hoping he can hold up for the duration of the season or Evan Dietrich-Smith will have to step up big time. It looks like Marshall Newhouse will start the season at left tackle and I look for him to play even more solid than he did last season with a full training camp to get ready for the season. Once Derrick Sherrod is 100% he should expect to see some time at the LT position as well.

DL: Packers 2nd round pick Jerel Worthy will be asked to step up big for the team in his rookie season. Putting pressure on the QB was the biggest weak spot on the team last year, with a little bit better DL lining up with Pickett and Raji should certainly spread the focus of opposing offensive linemen, helping cure that for the Pack in 2012.

LB: Last season the Packers kept 10 linebackers on the roster, I don't see that number changing to much this year. 1st round pick Nick Perry will be another guy asked to help shed focus off Pro Bowl LB Clay Matthews to help with the pass rush. It will be a fun preseason to watch Jones, Zombo, Walden, and So'oto make sure that they will remain with the Packers for the 2012 season.

DB: The secondary for the Packers should improve from last season as well as long as the pass rush does as well. With the release of Charlie Peprah today it appears that the Packers are expecting another draft pick, Jerron McMillan, to step up and play opposite of Morgan Burnett. One wish I do have, and I know it's not the Packer's MO to do this, is to take a look at free agent Jim Leonard.

ST: Not much change in the special teams for the Packers this season and that's a good thing. With Crosby kicking and Masthay punting, them having another middle of the road stats as they did last season leaves little to complain about. Cobb returning kicks will be exciting like last year, hopefully he would put us to much on the edge of our seats like last year, wondering if he is going to hang on to the ball when he doesn't fair catch it.

Overall I think the Packers are once again in good shape for the upcoming season. I don't think there will be another 15 win season, but my early prediction would be 12 or 13 wins. Now all we have to do now is sit back and get ready for some Green Bay Packers football!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bigger May Not Always Be Better

Stock car racing is relatively new to the 103 year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR brought the Sprint Cup, their premier division, to the track for the first time in 1994. Now for the first time the NASCAR Nationwide series, their "minor league" division, will be competing in their first race at the 2.5mi track this Saturday July 28th. For the Nationwide Series to compete at the track they had to get ride of one other date on their schedule and that race was taken from their next door neighbors at the Indianapolis Raceway Park, a .6 mile track. Although this is a big deal for the series to be competing at IMS but I have to say, is bigger always better?

I'm sure most of the Nationwide Series competitors are really excited to get the chance to compete at the most historic track in all of motorsports, but as a fan I have to wonder, is the competition going to be worth it? The Nationwide Series races get very spread out when they are racing at tracks over a mile in length, and with the flat 2.5mi surface I predict a very uncompetitive race this Saturday. Even though many of the racers are excited to race at IMS in the Nationwide Series many drivers are really sadened not to be racing at the .6mi short track at IRP. The drivers are going to miss the dieing art of short track racing in NASCAR and the beating and banging that goes with it.  Besides the competition aspect of going there I think having too many races at IMS would lose a little of the prestige of the track. From 1909 to 1994 the track only saw one race a year and since then it's added two more events with the Sprint Cup series and occasionally the Formula One and Le Mans Series as well.  I believe that winning at Indy should be held for the highest series in racing as it currently stood up until this year.

Saturday is going to be a huge moment for the Nationwide Series, but I hope that after a trial run at IMS they will axe the idea and return to IRP very soon!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fantasy Football 2012

Are you ready for some football? Be sure to join the boys from the Square Table in Sports Talk 920's Fantasy Football Leauge! It is a 12 team leauge so act fast! To join please email Goody at

Sunday, July 15, 2012

NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after the Lenox Industrial Tools 301

1. Allan- 665pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 11 top tens
2. Fan Pick- 664pts 3 win, 9 top fives, 11 top tens -1pt
3. Goody- 657pts 0 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens -8pts
4. Flo- 646pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 13 top tens -19pts
5. Sarah- 645pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 11 top tens -20pts
6. Jimmie- 642pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens -23pts
7. Goody Sr- 589pts 2 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top tens -76pts
8. Lucas- 556pts 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top tens -109pts
9. Rudy- 550pts 1 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top tens -115pts

Saturday, July 14, 2012

NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups for the Lenox Tools 301 at Loudon

Allen- #18 Kyle Busch
Goody- #14 Tony Stewart
Fan Pick- #11 Denny Hamlin
Flo- #39 Ryan Newman
Sarah- #15 Clint Bowyer
Jimmie- #24 Jeff Gordon
Goody Sr.- #2 Brad Keslowski
Lucas- #17 Matt Kenseth
Rudy- TBD

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Goody's Mid-Season MLB Predictions

It's the All-Star break for baseball, the unofficial mid way point for the MLB. Here are my predictions for the final standings.

American League

  1. New York Yankees
  2. Tampa Bay Rays
  3. Baltimore Orioles
  4. Toronto Blue Jays
  5. Boston Red Sox
  1. Chicago White Sox
  2. Detoit Tigers
  3. Cleveland Indians
  4. Kansas City Royals
  5. Minnesota Twins
  1. Texas Rangers
  2. Los Angeles Angels
  3. Oakland Athletics
  4. Seattle Mariners
National League

  1. New York Mets
  2. Washington Nationals
  3. Atlanta Braves
  4. Miami Marlins
  5. Philadelpia Phillies
  1. St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Cincinnati Reds
  3. Milwaukee Brewers
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates
  5. Chicago Cubs
  6. Houston Astros
  1. San Francisco Giants
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. Colorado Rockies
  5. San Diego Padres

Sunday, July 8, 2012

NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

1. Allan- 636pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 11 top tens
2. Goody- 625pts 0 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens -11pts
3. Fan Pick- 620pts 3 win, 8 top fives, 10 top tens -16pts
4. Flo- 612pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 12 top tens  -24pts
5. Sarah- 603pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top tens -33pts
6. Jimmie- 603pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens -33pts
7. Goody Sr- 549pts 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top tens -87pts
8. Lucas- 525pts 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top tens -111pts
9. Rudy- 512pts 1 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top tens -124pts

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Goody's Top 5 Pediction for the Coke Zero 400

1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2. Brad Keslowski
3. Matt Kenseth
4. Greg Biffle
5. Kyle Busch

NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchup for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Flo-  #42 Juan Palbo Montoya
Goody- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Allan- #17 Matt Kenseth
Fan Pick- #99 Carl Edwards
Jimmie- #29 Kevin Harvick
Sarah- #14 Tony Stewart
Goody Sr.- #18 Kyle Busch
Lucas- #48 Jimmie Johnson
Rudy- #24 Jeff Gordon

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Fireworks

In honor of Independance Day, here is the finish of the 2009 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona that was held exactly 3 years ago today

Sunday, July 1, 2012

NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

1. Flo- 596pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 12 top tens 
2. Goody- 596pts 0 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens
3. Allan- 593pts 1 win, 4 top fives, 10 top tens -3pts
4. Fan Pick- 582pts 3 win, 8 top fives, 9 top tens -14pts
5. Jimmie- 582pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens -14pts
6. Sarah- 556pts 0 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top tens -40pts
7. Goody Sr- 528pts 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top tens -68pts
8. Lucas- 517pts 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top tens -79pts
9. Rudy- 480pts 1 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top tens -116pts