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Packers 53-man roster - final prediction

Friday, Aug, 29 2014

GB offense huddle at start of game Dec 2013

Thursday, I took a crack at the Packers 53-man roster.  If you didn't see it, here is what it looked liked.

After the Packers beat the Chiefs 34-14 to wrap up the preseason, I honest only have to make one change:

Jayrone Elliot can't be left off the roster.  He replaces my 9th offensive lineman Garth Gerhart.  Nothing against Garth but Elliot needs to be on this team and I think they still keep Carl Bradford.

Great insight, huh?  Like I said...I like my Thursday picks with the one change.

Regular season is 6-days away!

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Who makes the Packers? My pre preseason finale picks

Thursday, Aug, 28 2014

2013 Green Bay Packers Huddle at Game 16

With the preseason ending Thursday night and the Packers (and the rest of the NFL) needing to have their rosters cut down to 53-players by Saturday at 3 pm, I figured why not take a crack at predicting who makes it.

Not only has Ted Thompson squawked at people who have done this, but a lot can change with one last shot to impress under the lights at Lambeau.  Regardless, here it is.

Quarterbacks (3) - I have said from day one they keep three.  I am standing by this REGARDLESS of Thursday night.  Aaron Rodgers, Scott Tolzien, and Matt Flynn stay.  Who is #2?  No comment...

Runningbacks (4) - Before you act surprised, note there is no section for fullback.  Eddie Lacy, James Starks, Dujuan Harris, and John Kuhn (FB) all stick around, easily.

Wide Receivers (5) - The first real question to question.  Before people start yelling about "not letting someone get away," for all the border line pass catchers Ted Thompson has let go, where are those guys now?  Chastin West? Tori Gurley? I'll take Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Davante Adams, and Jeff Janis.  Myles White, Alex Gillet and Kevin Dorsey could be practice squad bound. I go five because the defensive boarder line questions are tougher.

Tight End (4) - Here comes my only real surprise cut, Andrew Quarless.  Richard Rodgers and Brandon Bostick are your two "starters" and Ryan Taylor and Jake Stoneburner give you enough on special teams to stick around.  Qualress could easily stay if the Packers try to stash Stoneburner on the practice squad.

Offensive Line (9) - Josh Sitton, T.J Lang, David Bakhtiari, and Bryan Bulaga are your four mainstays.  Corey Linsley starts off at center...and to be honest, if he plays well, I think he could win the job.  J.C Tretter will be there, too.  Derek Sherrod and Lane Taylor are you two main back-ups.  Because Tretter starts hurt, they keep 9.  I'll say Garth Gerhart.  Their always seems to be one offensive lineman who slides through that is a little bit of a surprise.  I like Aaron Adams for the practice squad another year.  Could help down the road.

Defensive Line (6) - Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, and Latroy Guion are your projected "starers," whatever that means on defense.  Josh Boyd, Mike Pennel, and Khyri Thornton are the next line.  My number may be low here but you have some linebacker types that can step forward.  Also, if the Packers go outside Green Bay to add a player or two, this is the top spot.

Linebackers (9) - Because some guys will move in and out, I lumped them together.  This may be the most difficult spot on the team to decide, especially with the new practice squad rule that allows up to two second year players who were active as rookies.  Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers start on the outside.  Brad Jones and A.J Hawks start on the inside.  Jamari Lattimore and Sam Barrington backup inside while Mike Neal and Nick Perry backup outside.  Last spot (on the 53-man) goes to Carl Bradford...based on his 4th round draft status.  Nate Palmer, Andy Mulumba, and Jayrone Elliot fall through but will they make it to the practice squad?  Elliot (in my opinion) deserves to be on the team, but I think they try to sneak him through.

Defenisvebacks (10) - Micah Hyde and Jarrett Bush play both spots, so they end up all together.  Those two make it.  At corner its Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward, Sam Shields, Davon House and Jumal Rolle who earns his way onto the team.  Then its Morgan Burnett, Haha Clinton-Dix, and Sean Richardson at safety.  Chris Banjo to the practice squad if he isn't claimed. 

Special Teams (3) - This is easy; Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, and Brett Goode all make the squad.

Will this change after the Packers and Chiefs meet? Sure.  And if it does, I will be back Friday with a new list.

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Scuba's NASCAR Pick 3: Week 25 Picks

Thursday, Aug, 28 2014

The NASCAR round table was back this week!  Take a listen

NASCAR Round Table with Ben Brust, Alex Hayden and Justin Hull
Here are the expert picks:
Alex Hayden: Carl Edwards, Brad Keslowski, Matt Kenseth
Ben Brust: Jimmie Johnson, Lagano, Kurt Busch
Justin’s Dad:  Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth
Justin: Jeff Gordon, Joey Lagano, Kevin Harvick
***For some reason I originally entered last weeks drivers; the audio of the coversation is proof!...SORRY!***

Our twitter contestant is Tater!  If he beats 3 out of 4, he wins a $25 gift card to Scuba's in Appleton.  If he beats just one, its a $10 gift card.  Here is his entry:

As for a few others who chimed in for fun You can hear the NASCAR Round Table every Wednesday at 4:30 on 95.3 FM/1570 AM WSCO or stream at

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Scuba's NASCAR Pick 3: Week 24 Results

Monday, Aug, 25 2014

Our NASCAR Pick 3 is going strong!  Scuba’s Bar and Grill in Appleton is on board this season challenging you to beat the experts!

Every week, on WSCO, Alex Hayden of MRN Radio & Ben Brust of the Badgers join Justin Hull to talk NASCAR.  At the end the conversation, one listener will be chosen to call in and pick 3 drivers for the Sprint Cup Race that weekend.  After that, our expert panel of Alex, Ben, Justin and Justin’s Dad will pick their 3 for the race.

It’s golf style scoring so the lower the scorer, the better.  You get points for whatever position each of your drivers finish.  If you pick the winning driver, we subtract 5-points from your total.  If the listener beats 3 of 4 or sweeps the panel, it’s a $25 Gift Card to Scuba’s.  If you beat just one, it’s a $10 Gift Card to Scuba’s.

Here are the week 24 results:

1st place: Justin's Dad
Joey Lagao:  -5 WINNER
Kevin Harvick: 11
Matt Kenseth: 3
Total: 9

2nd place: Listener Kati
Jeff Gordon:  16
Jimmie Johnson: 4
Matt Kenseth: 3
Total: 23

3rd place: Brust
Brad Keslowski: 2
Kevin Harvick: 11
Kyle Larson: 12
Total: 25

4th place:Hull
Clint Bowyer: 17
Dale Jr.: 39
Ryan Newmann 13
Total: 69

5th place: Alex Hayden
Kyle Busch: 36
Marcos Ambrose: 34
Carl Edwards: 7
Total: 77

Yearly Rankings (total points):
1st –  Alex: 963
2nd – Brust: 1026
3rd – Listeners: 1028
4th – Justin’s Dad: 1062
5th - Justin: 1109

Race Winner Picks:
Alex Hayden - 7 (Races 2, 3, 7, 13, 17, 22, & 23)
Justin’s Dad – 5 (Race 1, 7, 9, 12, & 24)
Justin  - 4 (Race 4,11, 16, & 20)
Listeners – 4 (Race 10, 14, 20, & 21)
Ben - 4 (Race 10, 13, 14, & 23)

Weekly Winner honors:
Dad - 6 (Week 1, 7, 9, 12, 22 & 24)
Listeners - 5 (Week 4, 5, 14, 18, & 20)
Justin - 5 (Week 3, 8, 11, 16, & 19)
Alex - 4 (Week 2, 6,17, & 21)
Ben - 4 (Week 10, 13, 15, & 23)

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Scuba's NASCAR Pick 3: Week 24 Picks

Wednesday, Aug, 20 2014

Unfortunately, no NASCAR Roundtable today!  Sorry about that.

However, we are still continuing with our Scuba’s NASCAR Pick Em!  A chance to win a gift card to Scuba’s Pourhouse in Appleton!

Here are the expert picks:
Alex Hayden:  Ambrose, Edwards, Ky. Busch
Ben Brust: Keslowski, Harvick, Larson
Justin’s Dad:  Kenseth, Karvick, Lagano
Justin: Bowyer,  Dale Jr, Newmann

Our twitter contestant is Kari!  Here is her entry

If Kati beats 3 of 4 experts, she gets a $25 Gift Card to Scuba’s.  If she beats just 1, it’s still a $10 gift card.

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 23 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

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