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Bad Badger NASCAR Pick 3: Week 8 Results!

Monday, Apr, 29 2013

Beat one and win a $10 Bad Badger Gift Card.  That is exactly what Chris did this week.

Each week, one WSCO listern picks 3-drivers for the race.  We add up the finishing position of all-3 drivers and put the total up against the picks of MRN Radio's Alex Hayden, my Dad, and myself.  A bonus of (-10) is given if you pick the winning driver in your trio.  Remember, points are BAD!  It is like Golf.  The more "experts" you beat, the more you win!

Here are the Week 8 results:

1st Place - Me
Jimmie Johnson = 12
Matt Kenseth = 7
Dale Jr. = 10
Total Points:  29

2nd Place - My Dad
Dale Jr. = 10
Kasey Kahne = 21
Carl Edwards = 6
Total Points: 37

3rd Place - Chris in Appleton (listener)
Clint Bowyer = 2
Tony Stewart = 18
Kyle Busch = 24
Total Points: 44

4th Place - Alex Hayden
Clint Bowyer = 2
Kyle Busch = 24
Marcos Ambbrose = 42
Total Points:  68

Season Standings
1st Place = Me (275 points)
T-2nd Place = My Dad (307 points)
T-2nd Place = Alex Hayden (338 points)
4th Place = The Listeners (359 points)

Total correct race winners:
Me (3)
My Dad (3)
Alex (2)
Listeners (2)

Other notes:
Best Week:  Ken the listener in week 5 (-1)
Best Week by a listener:  Ken the listener in week 5 (-1)
Worse Week: Listener Dan in Oshkosh week 1 (120)

Listen Friday around 3:40 during the Home Stretch for your chance to play NASCAR Pick 3 on 95.3 FM WSCO. 

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NFL Prospect Preview: Florida International Safety Jonathan Cyprien

Thursday, Apr, 25 2013

Jonathan Cyprien surprised a lot of people when he was invited to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.  He was thought of as a late round guy so the invite didn't make sense.  Once he got on the practice field, he turned heads.  Cyprien has a chance to be a good one in the NFL.  He sounds like a hybrid of the other safeties in the first two rounds which could either be a good thing or a bad thing.

Here is my conversation with David Neal of the Miami Herald on Cyrpien

When talking about Cyrpien and Green Bay, his school stands out.  Florida International.  With Darren Sharper (William & Mary) and Nick Collins (Bethune Cookman) two of the more successful Packer safeties of late, one has to think another small school guy can do it, right?  I could see him getting picked at #26.

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NFL Prospect Preview: Florida Safety Matt Elam

Thursday, Apr, 25 2013

Elam is a guy that if you have seen him play you absolutely loves what he brings.  He plays like a guy that you would want on your side if you ever got into a fight.  Elam's 4-picks and 5-passes broken up in 2012 put some numbers on his resume to go with the tape that shows his play.  His downsize is his size.  At under 5' 10", can he match up to the height he will see in the NFL?

Here is my coversation with Cody Jones of FightinGators.com on Elam

I would be SHOCKED if the Packers picked Elam.  As much praise as he has gotten, and deservingly so, if there is a GM in Football that takes guys off his board for being undersized it is Ted Thompson.  With guys like Eric Reid and Jonathan Cyprien fitting the physical mold, Elam shouldn't have to worry if Green Bay isn't an ideal destination for him.

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NFL Prospect Preview: Ohio State DT Jonathan Hankins

Thursday, Apr, 25 2013

Hankins is a big dude.  Hands down.  His size and stature screams NT in a 3-4 defense.  Hankins has the ability to be a run stopper and space eater for one of the many 3-4 teams in the league.  On top of that, he does have play making ability which is always a bonus.  On the flip side, defensive lineman have been some of the big busts that show up in the NFL, always something to keep in mind. 

Here is my conversation with Ben Axelrod of BuckeyeGrove.com on Hankins

YES!  I believe he is going to be the guy the Packers pull the trigger on in the first round.  With Ryan Pickett getting up there in years and B.J Raji entering the final year of his contract, defensive line, specifically nose tackle, is going to be a big need.  Hankins is an anchor.  I think they go in this direction.

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NFL Prospect Preview: LSU Safety Eric Reid

Thursday, Apr, 25 2013

Eric Reid is one of the three safeties in the "not Kenny Vaccaro" group.  His size is optimal for a safety in today's NFL that is being put up against  the big, athletic TEs that are taking over the league.  His interception numbers weren't overly impressive at just 6 in 39-games, but he as a nose for the football.  91-tackles last season and 7-passes defended definitely shine for Reid.

Here is my conversation with Ben Love of Tiger Post on Reid

If the Packers pulled the trigger on Reid in the first round, I don't think it would be over picking cause I believe that he would not make it to them in round 2.  For a while, some felt they could trade back and get him but when he, Matt Elam or Jonathan Cyprien gets picked, I think we will see a run.  Reid couldn't help the Packers from day one.

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