Monday, December 30, 2013

2013-14 NCAA Bowl Game Predictions (12/31-1/1)


  • AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Arizona over Boston College 30-17
  • Sun Bowl: UCLA over Virginia Tech 28-20
  • Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State over Rice 24-19
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl: Texas A&M over Duke 45-24
  • Heart of Texas Bowl: North Texas over UNLV 23-20
  • Gator Bowl: Georgia over Nebraska 38-17
  • Outback Bowl: Iowa over LSU 29-24
  • Capitol One Bowl: Wisconsin over South Carolina 34-31
  • Rose Bowl: Stanford over Michigan State 34-24
  • Fiesta Bowl: Baylor over UCF 52-38

Sports Talk 920's 10 Greatest Packers Games (4-1)

4. 2013 Packers vs. Bears (33-28): Some may say this game is on here way too soon, and maybe it is. In a winner take all as far as the NFC North was concerned this game did not disappoint. In a back and forth battle all game long, the Packers trailed 28-27 late in the 4th. On their final drive they converted three 4th down conversions including a TD bomb on 4th and 8 with under 40 seconds remaining to give the Packers their 3rd straight NFC North Title.



3. 2010 NFC Champ Packers vs. Bears (21-14): Right now yesterday's victory over the Bears feels pretty sweet. That doesn't even hold a candlestick to the 2010 NFC Championship game. This was only the 2nd time the longtime rivals played in the postseason, and the most important ever. It was a true team effort with the game winning TD came from BJ Raji.


2. 2010 Super Bowl XLV Packers vs. Steelers (31-25): 2010 was a year riddled with injures. After week 15 the Packers had a record of 8-6 with a shot at missing the postseason, some even wrote them off. However the Packers got to the big game and looked like they would cruise taking a 21-3 lead, however more injuries to Driver and Woodson and a surge from the Steelers let the game get close at 21-17. The Packers got 10 4th quarter points and went on to win their 4th Super Bowl.



1. 1996 Super Bowl XXXI Packers vs. Patriots (35-21): This was the Packers first Super Bowl victory in 30 years, and holds a special spot in almost every Packer fans heart who was around to witness it. After cruising to get to the Super Bowl, the Packers were locked in a back and battle until eventual Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard ran back a kick off return 99 yards for a TD. It was their 3rd of 4 Lombardi trophies the Packers accumulated to date.


Games that just missed the cut:

  • 1980 Packers vs. Bears (12-6): Marcol turns blocked kick into game winning touchdown
  • 1994 Packers vs. Falcons (21-17): Favre runs for winning TD in final seconds
  • 1995 Packers vs. Steelers (24-19): Thigpen drops a sure TD pass to give the Pack the win.
  • 1996 Packers vs. 49ers (23-20 OT): Jacke kicks 53 yd FG in OT to win it
  • 1999 Packers vs. Raiders (28-24): Favre throws game winning TD pass with 10 secs left
  • 2000 Packers vs. Vikings (26-20 OT): "He did what!?!"
  • 2003 Packers vs. Seahawks (33-27 OT): "We want the ball and we are going to score"
  • 2009 Packers vs. Bears (21-15): Rodgers vs. Cutler first matchup
  • 2010 Packers vs. Vikings (28-24): Brett Favre's final game at Lambeau
  • 2010 Packers vs. Bears (10-3): Packers had to win to get in the postseason.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sports Talk 920's 10 Greatest Packer Games (10-5)

Back in 2008 NFL Films came out with a 10 DVD set of the Green Bay Packers 10 greatest games as voted on by Packer fans.  I always thought that it was pretty much just Brett Farve's greatest games compilation rather than one of the entire team. I know they were limited on games they could select due to the fact they didn't have complete game broadcasts for some games. (ie: the Ice Bowl) I still think that there are some more significant games that they could of put in that 10 game DVD set. Since that time I always wanted to make a list of my own....well here it is.

10. 2013 Packers vs. Cowboys (37-36): The Packers were in desperate need of a win to keep in the hunt for the NFC North. At first it didn't look like that was going to happen when they trailed at halftime 26-3.  However in the 2nd half QB Matt Flynn lead the Packers to 5 TD drives and came back to win the game 37-36 in one of the greatest comebacks in Packers history.



9. 1989 Packers vs. Bears (14-13): To Packer fans this game is simply known as the "Instant Replay Game." As time expired and the Packers trailing 7-13, Don Majkowski threw a last second TD pass to Sterling Sharpe. At first it was ruled invalid because the refs thought Majkowski threw the ball past the line of scrimmage, but after further review the TD was good and it was the first time the Packers defeated the Bears since 1984.


8. 1983 Packers vs. Redskins (48-47): In this game the Packers faced off in a Monday Night matchup vs. the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Washington Redskins. The game featured a high scoring offensive battle, with 1,025 total yards between both teams. The Packers held off a late charge from the Redskins and went on to win what was the highest scoring Monday Night Football game until 2010.


7. 1995 NFC Div Packers vs. 49ers (27-17): Back in the early 90's the 49ers and Cowboys were the kings of the NFL. In this playoff matchup, it was a changing of the guards. The Packers jumped to a 21-0 lead and never let go, winning the game 27-17. They did go on to lost the NFC Championship game the next week but they showed in this game that they were a Super Bowl caliber team, making their deepest postseason run since 1967.



6. 1993 NFC WC Packers vs. Lions (28-24): The Pack was back in the playoffs for the first time in 11 years and won this one in style. The Packers trailed 17-7 in the third quarter and came back to win the game on a 40 yard TD strike from Favre to Sharpe with just 55 seconds to go in the game.


5. 1992 Packers vs. Bengals (24-23): The game the brought us Brett Favre. He came into the game for an injured Don Majkowski and never looked back. Favre struggled much of this game but despite being down 17-3 going in to the 3rd quarter, Favre connected with Kitrick Taylor for at 35 yd TD with second remaining to give the Packers 24-23. After this game things started to look up for Packers fans.

(To Be Continued)

2013-14 NCAA Bowl Game Predictions (12/28-12/30)


  • Pinstripe Bowl: Notre Dame over Rutgers 38-17
  • Belk Bowl: Cincinnati over North Carolina 30-24
  • Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville over Miami 41-30
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Kansas State over Michigan 27-21
  • Armed Forces Bowl: Navy over Middle Tennessee 28-24
  • Music City Bowl: Mississippi over Georgia Tech 34-20
  • Alamo Bowl: Oregon over Texas 38-30
  • Holiday Bowl: Arizona State over Texas Tech 45-27

Monday, December 23, 2013

2013-14 NCAA Bowl Game Predictions (12/23-12/26)


  • Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: East Carolina over Ohio 41-28
  • Hawai'i Bowl: Oregon State over Boise State 29-24
  • Little Caesers Pizza Bowl: Bowling Green over Pittsburgh 31-14
  • Poinsettia Bowl: Northern Illinois over Utah State 34-20 

Friday, December 20, 2013

2013-14 NCAA Bowl Game Predictions (12/21)


  • New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State over Washington State 27-24
  • Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State over USC 37-31
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo over San Diego State 26-23
  • New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette over Tulane 34-28

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dallas Cowboys: Playing the Blame Game

The Dallas Cowboys seemed to have total control going into halftime of Sunday's game vs. the Green Bay Packers, leading 26-3.  However in the 2nd half it was a totally different ballgame when the Cowboys got outscored 10-34 and ended up losing the game by 1 point, 36-37 and still remain a game behind the Philadelphia Eagles for the lead of the NFC East.  After such a heart breaking loss many Cowboys fans will look to place the blame on their last rated defense and others on the QB who always seems to get himself in these types of situations, Tony Romo.  I am here to say that they both deserve the blame equally.

In the first half the Dallas Cowboys defense played like a top rated defense rather than the worst, allowing a field goal and 159 yards.  The Packers seemed to have looked lost after the first 2 quarters, and all hope was lost.  Then in the 2nd half it looked like both the Packers offence and Cowboys defense flipped a switch, when the Cowboys D allowed the Packers to score touchdowns on all 5 of their 2nd half drives.  This is one of the worst defensive collapses that I have witnessed in all my years watching football, however the game should not of come down to the defense either, and that's why there still is one other person to blame....

Of course that is Tony Romo.  It seems to me it happens to ofter, Romo gets in these types of situations where all the Cowboys need to do is run the clock out and Romo ends up making the game losing mistake.  Just as often it seems like some Cowboys fans or TV Networks need to pass the buck away from Romo.  The fact is even with the defensive collapse, this offense was playing well enough to put this game out of reach for Green Bay.  However they failed to do so, abandoning the run almost totally running the ball 3 times in the 2nd half. When they had a the ball up 36-31 with 4:17 to go in the game, they decided to run the ball only once and when they had a run play called Romo checked out of it and passed the ball which ended up being the costly turnover that allowed the Packers to score the game winning touchdown.  Why would the Cowboys totally abandon the run like that? They were facing a defense that couldn't stop the run, a defense that let DeMarco Murray to 18 carries and 134 yards. That's 7.4 yards a carry! But instead Romo wanted the ball in his hands and once again threw a costly pick. I don't get why you would trust the guy who has the most interceptions (7) in the 4th quarter when either tied or leading that ended up resulting in a loss.

In the end, the Cowboys will remain to be a mediocre team if they can't accept their weaknesses and adjust their game plan to their strengths.  Romo has to learn to avoid these mistakes, that seem to only happen to him year in and year out.  Their is a reason some label him as a choker and as he proved this past Sunday.  Some times he does deserve it....no matter how bad the defense plays.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Goody's Week 15 NFL Primetime Picks


  • New England Patriots over Miami Dolphins 27-20
  • Dallas Cowboys over Green Bay Packers 31-20
  • Cincinnati Bengals over Pittsburgh Steelers 38-24
  • Baltimore Ravens over Detroit Lions 28-24
Goody's prediction record to date: 39-20

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Goody's Week 14 Prime Time Picks


  • Houston Texans over Jacksonville Jaguars 27-19
  • Seattle Seahawks over San Francisco 49ers 31-21
  • Carolina Panthers over New Orleans Saints 28-24
  • Dallas Cowboys over Chicago Bears 34-20
Goody's Prediction Record to date: 39-16 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Goody's Week 13 Primetime Picks


  • Detroit Lions over Green Bay Packers 27-24
  • Dallas Cowboys over Oakland Raiders 31-21
  • Pittsburgh Steelers over Baltimore Ravens 24-17
  • Denver Broncos over Kansas City Chiefs 30-24
  • Washington Redskins over New York Giants 24-19
  • Seattle Seahawks over New Orleans Saints 28-21
-Goody's Prediction Record to Date: 35-14

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 12 Panthers @ Dolphins


Dolphins 27
Panthers 6

QTR 1:
MIA: Thomas 5 yd TD run (7-0)

QTR 2:
CAR: Gano 29 yd FG (7-3)
MIA: Sturgis 17 yd FG (10-3)

QTR 3:
MIA: Grimes 44 yd INT return TD (17-3)
CAR: Gano 31 yd FG (17-6)

QTR 4:
MIA: Sturgis 29 yd FG (20-6)
MIA: Thomas 6 yd TD run (27-6)

Goody's Week 12 Primetime Picks


  • New Orleans Saints over Atlanta Falcons 31-24
  • Dallas Cowboys over New York Giants 34-20
  • Denver Broncos over New England Patriots 31-28
  • San Francisco 49ers over Washington Redskins 21-13
-Goody's Prediction Record to date: 32-13

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups and Standings after Homestead

Matchups:

Goody- #24 Jeff Gordon (#5,#18,#20,#22,#34,#48,#55,#88,#99)
Lucas- #78 Kurt Busch (#2,#5,#15,#20,#22,#24,#29,#88#99)
Big Al- #22 Joey Logano (#5,#15,#16,#18,#20,#24,#29,#48,#88)
Ms Rudy- #15 Clint Bowyer (#5,#11,#18,#20,#24,#29,#48,#88,#99)
Jimmie- #40 Tony Raines (#2,#16,#20,#24,#36,#48,#78,#87,#99)
Flora- #10 Danica Patrick (#1,#18,#29,#31,#39,#48,#78,#88,#99)
Goodsie- #11 Denny Hamlin (#2,#5,#7,#15,#16,#18,#24,#29,#39)
Monson- #87 Joe Nemecheck (#5,#11,#14,#15,#18,#20,#48,#55,#78)
Goody Sr.- #48 Jimmie Johnson (#2,#11,#16,#18,#20,#22,#24,#48,#88)
Fan Pick- #56 Martin Truex Jr. (#2,#15,#20,#27,#35,#42,#48,#78,#99)
Rudy- #18 Kyle Busch (#1,#20,#24,#27,#33,#48,#55,#78,#99)

Standings:

1. Goody- 1223pts 2 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens 
2. Ms Rudy- 1185pts 9 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top tens -34pts
3. Lucas- 1181pts 4 wins, 12 top fives, 21 top tens -38pts
4. Big Al- 1153pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 18 top tens -70pts  
5. Flora- 1126pts 2 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top tens -97pts
6. Goodsie- 1103.5pts 2 wins, 9 top fives, 13 top tens -119.5pts
7. Monson- 1061.5pts 0 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top tens -161.5pts
8. Goody Sr.- 1050pts 2 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top tens -173pts
9. Jimmie- 1048pts 3 wins, 12 top fives, 18 top tens -175pts
10. Fan Pick- 1035pts 1 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top tens -188pts
11. Rudy- 945pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top tens -282pts

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 11 Cardinals @ Jaguars


Jaguars 14
Cardinals 9

QTR 1:
ARI: Feely 41 yd FG (0-3)
ARI: Feely 31 yd FG (0-6)

QTR 2:
JAX: Jones-Drew 4 yd TD run (7-6)
ARI: Feely 22 yd FG (7-9)

QTR 3:
No Scoring

QTR 4:
JAX: Shorts III 29 yd TD pass from Henne (14-9)

Goody's Week 11 Primetime Picks


  • New Orleans Saints over San Francisco 49ers 30-21
  • Denver Broncos over Kansas City Chiefs 28-17
  • New England Patriots over Carolina Panthers 21-13
-Goody's Prediction Record to date: 30-12

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups and Standings for the AdvoCare 500K

Matchups:

Goody- #99 Carl Edwards (#5,#18,#20,#22,#34,#48,#55,#88)
Lucas- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#2,#5,#15,#20,#22,#24,#29,#99)
Big Al- #15 Clint Bowyer (#5,#16,#18,#20,#24,#29,#48,#88)
Ms Rudy- #29 Kevin Harvick (#5,#11,#18,#20,#24,#48,#88,#99)
Jimmie- #87 Joe Nemecheck (#2,#16,#20,#24,#36,#48,#78,#99)
Flora- #48 Jimmie Johnson (#1,#18,#29,#31,#39,#78,#88,#99)
Goodsie- #7 Dave Blaney (#2,#5,#15,#16,#18,#24,#29,#39)
Monson- #5 Kasey Kahne (#11,#14,#15,#18,#20,#48,#55,#78)
Goody Sr.- #24 Jeff Gordon (#2,#11,#16,#18,#20,#22,#48,#88)
Fan Pick- #20 Matt Kenseth (#2,#15,#27,#35,#42,#48,#78,#99)
Rudy- #33 Tony Raines (#1,#20,#24,#27,#48,#55,#78,#99)

Standings:

1. Goody- 1190pts 2 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens 
2. Lucas- 1157pts 4 wins, 12 top fives, 21 top tens -33pts
3. Ms Rudy- 1146pts 9 wins, 14 top fives, 17 top tens -44pts 
4. Big Al- 1117pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 17 top tens -73pts  
5. Flora- 1102pts 2 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top tens -88pts
6. Monson- 1052.5pts 0 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top tens -137.5pts
7. Jimmie- 1046pts 3 wins, 12 top fives, 18 top tens -144pts
8. Goodsie- 1033pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 12 top tens -157pts
9. Goody Sr.- 1021pts 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top tens -169pts
10. Fan Pick- 995pts 1 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -195pts
11. Rudy- 908pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 15 top tens -282pts

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 10 Cowboys @ Saints


Cowboys 38
Saints 35

QTR 1:
NO: Graham 3 yd TD pass from Brees (0-7)
DAL: Webb 65 yd INT TD (7-7)

QTR 2:
NO: Thomas 9 yd TD pass from Brees (7-14)
DAL: Austin 35 yd TD pass from Romo (14-14)

QTR 3:
DAL: Bryant 34 yd TD pass from Romo (21-14)
NO: Graham 5 yd TD pass from Brees (21-21)

QTR 4:
DAL: Bryant 4 yd TD pass from Romo (28-21)
NO: Moore 73 yd TD pass from Brees (28-28)
DAL: Randle 3 yd TD run (35-28)
NO: Colston 48 yd TD pass from Brees (35-35)
DAL: Bailey 47 yd FG (38-35)

Goody's Week 10 Primetime Picks


  • Washington Redskins over Minnesota Vikings 24-20
  • Denver Broncos over San Diego Chargers 31-20
  • New Orleans Saints over Dallas Cowboys 37-27
  • Miami Dolphins over Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10
Goody's Prediction Record to date: 28-10

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups and Standings after the AAA 500

Matchups:

Goody- #48 Jimmie Johnson. (#5,#18,#20,#22,#34,#55,#88)
Lucas- #2 Brad Keselowski (#5,#15,#20,#22,#24,#29,#99)
Big Al- #18 Kyle Busch (#5,#16,#20,#24,#29,#48,#88)
Ms Rudy- #20 Matt Kenseth (#5,#11,#18,#24,#48,#88,#99)
Jimmie- #36 JJ Yeley (#2,#16,#20,#24,#48,#78,#99)
Flora- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#1,#18,#29,#31,#39,#78,#99)
Goodsie- #15 Clint Bowyer (#2,#5,#16,#18,#24,#29,#39)
Monson- #11 Denny Hamlin (#14,#15,#18,#20,#48,#55,#78)
Goody Sr.- #16 Greg Biffle (#2,#11,#18,#20,#22,#48,#88)
Fan Pick- #27 Paul Menard (#2,#15,#35,#42,#48,#78,#99)
Rudy- #99 Carl Edwards (#1,#20,#27,#48,#55,#78,#99)

Standings:

1. Goody- 1166pts 2 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens 
2. Lucas- 1116pts 4 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens -50pts
3. Ms Rudy- 1098pts 8 wins, 13 top fives, 16 top tens -68pts 
4. Big Al- 1093pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 17 top tens -73pts  
5. Flora- 1060pts 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top tens -106pts
6. Jimmie- 1040pts 3 wins, 12 top fives, 18 top tens -126pts
7. Goodsie- 1019pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 12 top tens -147pts
8. Monson- 1009.5pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens -156.5pts
9. Goody Sr.- 990pts 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top tens -176pts
10. Fan Pick- 974pts 1 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -192pts
11. Rudy- 907pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 15 top tens -259pts

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 9 Bears @ Packers



Packers 49
Bears 17
 QTR 1:
CHI: Bennett 11 yd TD pass from Palmer* (0-7)
GB: Lacy 45 yd TD run (7-7)

QTR 2:
GB: Lacy 5 yd TD run (14-7)
GB: Nelson 8 yd TD pass from Rodgers (21-7)

QTR 3:
GB: Quarless 19 yd TD pass from Rodgers (28-7)
GB: Lacy 13 yd TD run (35-7)
CHI: Hester 98 yd kickoff return TD (35-14)

QTR 4:
GB: White 3 yd TD pass from Rodgers (42-14)
CHI: Gould 18 yd FG (42-17)
GB: Lacy 5 yd TD run (49-17)

*- McCown was knocked out early in the first quarter, Jordan Palmer filled in the remainder of the game




Thursday, October 31, 2013

Goody's Week 9 Primetime Picks


  • Miami Dolphins over Cincinnati Bengals 20-17
  • New England Patriots over Pittsburgh Steelers 30-19
  • Indianapolis Colts over Houston Texans 34-20
  • Green Bay Packers over Chicago Bears 34-16
Goody's Prediction Record to date: 25-9

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick Em Matchups and Standings for the Goody's 500

Matchups:

Goody- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#5,#18,#20,#22,#34,#55)
Lucas- #99 Carl Edwards (#5,#15,#20,#22,#24,#29)
Big Al- #20 Matt Kenseth (#5,#16,#24,#29,#48,#88)
Ms Rudy- #11 Denny Hamlin (#5,#18,#24,#48,#88,#99)
Jimmie- #48 Jimmie Johnson (#2,#16,#20,#24,#78,#99)
Flora- #31 Jeff Burton (#1,#18,#29,#39,#78,#99)
Goodsie- #18 Kyle Busch (#2,#5,#16,#24,#29,#39)
Monson- #14 Mark Martin (#15,#18,#20,#48,#55,#78)
Goody Sr.- #22 Joey Logano (#2,#11,#18#20,#48,#88)
Fan Pick- #15 Clint Bowyer (#2,#35,#42,#48,#78,#99)
Rudy- #24 Jeff Gordon (#1,#20,#27,#48,#55,#78)

Standings:

1. Goody- 1118pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 19 top tens 
2. Lucas- 1077pts 4 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens -41pts
3. Big Al- 1061pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 17 top tens -57pts
4. Ms Rudy- 1057pts 8 wins, 12 top fives, 15 top tens -61pts  
5. Jimmie- 1026pts 3 wins, 12 top fives, 18 top tens -92pts
6. Flora- 1018pts 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top tens -100pts
7. Goodsie- 985pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top tens -133pts
8. Goody Sr.- 957pts 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top tens -161pts
9. Monson- 954pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens -164pts
10. Fan Pick- 945pts 1 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -173pts
11. Rudy- 899pts 1 win, 7 top fives, 15 top tens -219pts

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sports Talk 920's 2013-14 NBA Predictions: Western Conference


  1. Los Angeles Clippers: (59-23) There is a new sheriff in LA and that is the Clippers. They have locked in CP3 for 5 years, keeping him with fellow star Blake Griffin. Adding Doc Rivers as their new head coach will give them one of the most respected coaches in the NBA.
  2. San Antonio Spurs: (57-25) After coming so close to getting their 5th championship last season, Tim Duncan and Greg Popovich look to make that happen this year. If they have problems with their veterans running out of gas, look to young guns Leonard, Green and Splitter to step up and keep this team running smoothly.
  3. Oklahoma City Thunder (56-24) With Westbrook out for the first 4-6 weeks of the season and the loss of Kevin Martin, they must hope Lamb and Jackson can fill the roles offensively. Kevin Durant must also spread the love.
  4. Houston Rockets: (56-24) Even though Howard played most of last season less than 100% for the Lakers last year, he was still pretty solid. Now healthy and with Harden scoring points this team could be very scary on both sides of the ball.
  5. Golden State Warriors: (51-31) Stephan Curry leads this team offensively and is a very good shooter. However the problem with the Warriors is its defense, the addition of Iguodala should help, but if Bogut can stay healthy would be the best thing for this team.
  6. Memphis Grizzlies: (48-34) The big question for the Grizzlies this year is, can they score points? They will have to hope for this team to gel together as they did last year when they made it all the was to the Western Conference Finals.
  7. Denver Nuggets: (45-37) The Nuggets have the talent on this roster to win some basketball games. The real challenge is to see if Bobby Shaw can lead this team with a new system than what he is familiar with.
  8. Minnesota Timberwolves: (43-39) Injuries plagued this team last season, along with terrible shooting. The Twolves still have Kevin Love, as well as new additions Corey Brewer and Kevin Martin will help them make a playoff appearance this season. 
  9. Dallas Mavericks (41-41)
  10. Portland Trail Blazers (38-44)
  11. New Orleans Pelicans (37-45)
  12. Los Angeles Lakers (35-47)
  13. Utah Jazz (32-50)
  14. Sacramento Kings (29-53)
  15. Phoenix Suns (24-58)


Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 8 Jets @ Bengals


Bengals 41
Jets 10

QTR 1: 
CIN: Green 3 yd TD pass from Dalton (7-0)
CIN: Bernard 6 yd TD run (14-0)
CIN: Green-Ellis 3 yd TD run (21-0)

QTR 2: 
NYJ: Folk 26 yd FG (21-3)
CIN: Green 14 yd TD pass from Dalton (28-3)
CIN: Nugent 18 yd FG (31-3)

QTR 3: 
NYJ: Kerley 28 yd pass from Smith (31-10)
CIN: Gresham 15 yd TD pass from Dalton (38-10)

QTR 4: 
CIN: Nugents 48 yd FG (41-10)

Sports Talk 920's 2013-14 NBA Predictions: Eastern Conference



  1. Miami Heat: (60-22) Heat are still the most talented teams in the league despite the team collectively getting towards the old side. Spoelstra will probably need to rest some of his key players at some points of the season so they don't run out of gas towards the end of the season and to get them ready for the post season.
  2. Indiana Pacers: (53-29) The Pacers are going to look to stop the reign of the Heat's dominance. With a solid defense that they displayed last year, they hope to improve their offensive play with the return of Danny Granger, who missed most of last season due to injury.
  3. Chicago Bulls: (52-30) Derrick Rose is finally back! This will add some offensive fire power to a team that is pretty sound defensively. Mike Dunleavy Jr will also add some punch for the Bulls in the 3 point range. 
  4. New York Knicks: (51-31) Carmelo Anthony is coming off of his best season last year and will look to emulate to prove that the Knicks were not a fluke last season.  The downfall of this team is the attitude of Anthony and how he gets along with his new teammates.
  5. Brooklyn Nets: (51-31) The Nets mortgaged their future to win right now by trading future picks to the Celtics for Garnett, Peirce, and Terry. This also made them the oldest lineup in the NBA, so I would think this team would have a more amplified problem of running out of gas towards the end of the season. Plus I question if they can go deep in the post season with Jason Kidd as head coach. 
  6. Atlanta Hawks: (43-39) Losing Josh Smith will hurt this team that is for sure, but bringing in Paul Millsap will keep this team still plugging along. 
  7. Detroit Pistons: (41-41) Adding Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings make this team a lot more interesting going into this season, just hope they can gel right in with Monroe and Drummond. 
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers: (40-42) Kyrie Irving leads this team that has a lot of young talent, the offseason signing of Bynum should help this young team improve defensively.
  9. Toronto Raptors (36-46)
  10. Washington Wizards (34-48)
  11. Milwaukee Bucks (33-49)
  12. Boston Celtics (33-49)
  13. Charlotte Bobcats (29-53)
  14. Orlando Magic (25-57)
  15. Philadelphia 76ers (22-60)


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Goody's Week 8 NFL Primetime Picks


  • Carolina Panthers over Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-18
  • Denver Broncos over Washington Redskins 35-26
  • Green Bay Packers over Minnesota Vikings 31-21
  • Seattle Seahawks over St. Louis Rams 30-9
Goody's Prediction Record to date 21-9

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups and Standings for the Camping World RV Sales 500

Matchups:

Goody- #34 David Ragan (#5,#18,#20,#22,#55)
Lucas- #20 Matt Kenseth (#5,#15,#22,#24,#29)
Big Al- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#5,#16,#24,#29,#48)
Ms Rudy- #99 Carl Edwards (#5,#18,#24,#48,#88)
Jimmie- #78 Kurt Busch (#2,#16,#20,#24,#99)
Flora- #29 Kevin Harvick (#1,#18,#39,#78,#99)
Goodsie- #16 Greg Biffle (#2,#5,#24,#29,#39)
Monson- #48 Jimmie Johnson (#15,#18,#20,#55,#78)
Goody Sr.- #2 Brad Keselowski (#11,#18#20,#48,#88)
Fan Pick- #35 Josh Wise (#2,#42,#48,#78,#99)
Rudy- #55 Michael Waltrip (#1,#20,#27,#48,#78)

Standings:

1. Goody- 1082pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 18 top tens 
2. Lucas- 1045pts 4 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens -37pts
3. Big Al- 1017pts 1 win, 9 top fives, 16 top tens -65pts
4. Ms Rudy- 1000pts 8 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top tens -82pts  
5. Jimmie- 986pts 3 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top tens -96pts
6. Flora- 984pts 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top tens -98pts
7. Goodsie- 955pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top tens -127pts
8. Monson- 946pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens -136pts
9. Goody Sr.- 927pts 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top tens -155pts
10. Fan Pick- 903pts 1 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens -179pts
11. Rudy- 852pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top tens -230pts

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 7 Vikings @ Giants


Vikings 28
Giants 26

QTR 1:
MIN: Peterson 2yd TD run (7-0)

QTR 2:
NYG: Wilson 1yd TD run (7-7)
MIN: Gerhart 28yd TD run (14-7)
NYG: Wilson 1yd TD run (14-14)
NYG: Brown 50yd FG (14-17)

QTR 3:
NYG: Brown 44 yd FG (14-20)

QTR 4:
MIN: Peterson 6yd TD run (21-20)
MIN: Gerhart 1yd TD run (28-20)
NYG: Nicks 4yd TD pass from Manning, two point failed (28-26)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Goody's Week 7 NFL Primetime Picks


  • Seattle Seahawks over Arizona Cardinals 27-17
  • New England Patriots over New York Jets 31-20
  • Denver Broncos over Indianapolis Colts 35-23
  • New York Giants over Minnesota Vikings 28-19
Goody's Prediction Record to date: 19-7

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after the Bank of America 500

1. Goody- 1023.5pts 1 win, 10 top fives, 17 top tens 
2. Lucas- 1020pts 4 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens -3.5pts
3. Big Al- 974pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 15 top tens -49.5pts
4. Ms Rudy- 972pts 8 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top tens -51.5pts  
5. Jimmie- 959pts 3 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top tens -64.5pts
6. Flora- 952pts 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top tens -71.5pts
7. Goodsie- 921pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top tens -102.5pts
8. Monson- 913pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens -110.5pts
9. Goody Sr.- 912pts 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top tens -111.5pts
10. Fan Pick- 889pts 1 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens -134.5pts
11. Rudy- 840pts 0 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top tens -183.5pts

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups for the Bank of America 500

Lucas- #15 Clint Bowyer (#5,#22,#24,#29)
Goody- #5 Kasey Kahne (#18,#20,#22,#55)
Ms Rudy- #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#5,#18,#24,#48)
Big Al- #24 Jeff Gordon (#5,#16,#29,#48)
Flora- #1 Jamie McMurray (#18,#39,#78,#99)
Jimmie- #99 Carl Edwards (#2,#16,#20,#24)
Goodsie- #2 Brad Keselwoski (#5,#24,#29,#39)
Goody Sr.- #18 Kyle Busch (#11,#20,#48,#88)
Monson- #20 Matt Kenseth (#15,#18,#55,#78)
Fan Pick- #78 Kurt Busch (#2,#42,#48,#99)
Rudy- #48 Jimmie Johnson (#1,#20,#27,#78)


Friday, October 11, 2013

Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 6 Lions @ Browns


Browns 20
Lions 10

QTR 1:
No Scoring

QTR 2:
CLE: Benjamin 16 yd TD pass from Weeden (7-0)
CLE: Cundiff 50 yd FG (10-0)

QTR 3:
DET: Edwards 8 yd TD pass from Stafford (10-7)
DET: Akers 26 yd FG (10-10)

QTR 4:
CLE: Cundiff 50 yd FG (13-10)
CLE: McGahee 3 yd TD run (20-10)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Goody's Week 6 NFL Primetime Picks


  • Chicago Bears over New York Giants 31-27
  • New Orleans Saints over New England Patriots 28-20
  • Dallas Cowboys over Washington Redskins 25-21
  • Indianapolis Colts over San Diego Chargers 33-24
Goody's Prediction Record to date: 17-5

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after the Hollywood Casino 400

1. Lucas- 986pts 4 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top tens
2. Goody- 979.5pts 1 win, 9 top fives, 16 top tens -6.5pts
3. Ms Rudy- 942pts 8 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top tens -44pts  
4. Big Al- 936pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -50pts  
5. Flora- 927pts 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top tens -59pts
6. Jimmie- 924pts 3 wins, 11 top fives, 16 top tens -62pts
7. Goodsie- 874pts 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top tens -112pts
8. Goody Sr.- 872pts 2 wins, 6 top fives, 15 top tens -114pts
9. Monson- 871pts 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top tens -115pts
10. Fan Pick- 859pts 1 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens -127pts
11. Rudy- 799pts 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top tens -187pts

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Matchups for the Hollywood Casino 400

Goody- #20 Matt Kenseth (#18,#22,#55)
Lucas- #29 Kevin Harvick (#5,#22,#24)
Ms Rudy- #18 Kyle Busch (#5,#24,#48)
Big Al- #16 Greg Biffle (#5,#29,#48)
Flora- #99 Carl Edwards (#18,#39,#78)
Jimmie- #24 Jeff Gordon (#2,#16,#20)
Monson- #55 Brian Vickers (#15,#18,#78)
Goodsie- #5 Kasey Kahne (#24,#29,#39)
Goody Sr.- #48 Jimmie Johnson (#11,#20,#88)
Fan Pick- #2 Brad Keselowski (#42,#48,#99)
Rudy- #27 Paul Menard (#1,#20,#78)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 5 Chargers @ Raiders


Raiders 27
Chargers 9

QTR 1:
No Scoring

QTR 2: 
OAK: Jennings 3 yd TD run (7-0)
SD: Novak 31 yd FG (7-3)

QTR 3:
OAK: Streater 4 yd TD pass from Pryor (14-3)
SD: Gates 15 yd TD pass from Rivers, two point failed (14-9)

QTR 4:
OAK: Janikowski 51 yd FD (17-9)
OAK: Porter 33 yd INT return TD (24-9)
OAK: Janikowski 19 yd FD (27-9)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Goody's Week 5 NFL Primetime Picks

-Cleveland Browns over Buffalo Bills 21-17
-Denver Broncos over Dallas Cowboys 31-24
-San Francisco 49ers over Houston Texans 28-20
-Oakland Raiders over San Diego Chargers 26-20
-Atlanta Falcons over New York Jets 34-14

(13-4)


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sports Talk 920 NASCAR Matchups and Standings for the AAA 400

Matchups:

Goody- #18 Kyle Busch (#22,#55)
Lucas- #22 Joey Logano (#5,#24)
Ms. Rudy- #48 Jimmie Johnson (#5,#24)
Big Al- #5 Kasey Kahne (#29,#48)
Flora- #39 Ryan Newman (#18,#78)
Jimmie- #16 Greg Biffle (#2,#20)
Monson- #78 Kurt Busch (#15,#18)
Fan Pick- #99 Carl Edwards (#42,#48)
Goody Sr.- #11 Denny Hamlin (#20,#88)
Goodsie- #24 Jeff Gordon (#29,#39)
Rudy- #20 Matt Kenseth (#1,#78)

Standings:

1. Goody- 945.5pts 1 win, 9 top fives, 16 top tens
2. Lucas- 938pts 3 wins, 10 top fives, 19 top tens -7.5pts
3. Ms Rudy- 931pts 8 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top tens -14.5pts  
4. Big Al- 905pts 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -40.5pts  
5. Flora- 888pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top tens -57.5pts
6. Jimmie- 883pts 3 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top tens -62.5pts
7. Monson- 859pts 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top tens -86.5pts
8. Goodsie- 845pts 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top tens -100.5pts
9. Goody Sr.- 833pts 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top tens -112.5pts
10. Fan Pick- 831pts 1 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top tens -114.5pts
11. Rudy- 762pts 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top tens -183.5pts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Goody's Week 4 NFL Primetime Picks


  • San Francisco 49ers over St. Louis Rams 21-17
  • Denver Broncos over Philadelphia Eagles 34-19
  • Atlanta Falcons over New England Patriots 27-17
  • New Orleans Saints over Miami Dolphins 30-21

Goody's Prediction Record to date: 10-3


Sports Talk 920 Madden 25 Simulator: Week 4 Patriots @ Falcons


Falcons 41
Patriots 17

QTR 1:
ATL: Rodgers 6 yd TD run (7-0)

QTR 2:
ATL: White 22 yd TD pass from Ryan (14-0)
NE: Gronkowski 6 yd TD pass from Brady (14-7)
NE: Gostkowski 49 yd FG (14-10)

QTR 3:
ATL: Jones 12 TD pass from Ryan (21-10)
ATL: Rodgers 1 yd TD run (28-10)

QTR 4:
ATL: Bryant 52 yd FG (31-10)
NE: Ridley 17 yd TD run (31-17)
ATL: Bryant 50 yd FG (34-17)
ATL: Samuel 37 yd interception return TD (41-17)