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Scuba's NASCAR Pick 3: Week 27 Picks

Thursday, Sep, 11 2014

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It's time for the chase!  With a strong week 26 performance, Alex re-cushioned his lead.

Updated Standings:
1st –  Alex: 1034
2nd – Brust: 1121
3rd – Justin’s Dad: 1136
4th – Listeners: 1156
5th - Justin: 1184

Now to our picks for the Scuba's Pick 3...

Alex Hayden - Brad Keslowski, Joey Lagano, Matt Kenseth
Me - Matt Kenseth, Brad Keslowski, Jimmie Johnson
Ben Brust - Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson
Justin's Dad - Brad Keslowski, Kevin Harvick, Joey Lagano..

And of couse, our conversation

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And our listener picks come from Jim - Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick

Enjoy Chicago! 

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J-Hull Week 1 Power Rankings

Tuesday, Sep, 9 2014

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If everyone else can do these, why not me?

1.) Seattle (1-0) – yup, hard not to pick them here
2.) Denver (1-0) – Peyton Manning is still Peyton Manning
3.) San Francisco (1-0) – Despite some personnel loses, defense looks good
4.) Cincinnati (1-0) – Defense looks good.  If they start scoring TDs, watch out!
5.) Philadelphia (1-0) – 2nd half team is a top-five team…1st half, bottom five
6.) Detroit (1-0) – Yes, a complete over reaction to Monday…but, justifiable
7.) Carolina (1-0) – Survived one game without Cam, get him back for Detroit
8.) Miami (1-0) – The most impressive upset win of week 1
9.) Atlanta (1-0) – Big win for a team prime for a rebound year
10.) Indianapolis (0-1) – Andrew Luck will be elite, soon…if he isn’t already
11.) Arizona (1-0) – Carson Palmer = Captain Comeback 2014
12.) New Orleans (0-1) – Their week 1 loss will look better come week 9
13.) Green Bay (0-1) – Seattle is that good…Packers should bounce back
14.) Buffalo (1-0) – For a team with no expectations, a great start to 2014
15.) New England Patriots (0-1) – Could this be the year they fall?
16.) Tennessee Titans (1-0) – My watch-out squad of 2014 starts well
17.) Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) – Almost coughed it up in Cleveland…not good
18.) Houston Texans (1-0) – Fitzpatrick = Fitzcapable.  That defense is good
19.) Chicago Bears (0-1) – And 2014 begins how 2013 ended
20.) San Diego Chargers (0-1) – Top ten in 3-quarter games
21.) Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) – Injury dagger in week 1 for the defense
22.) Baltimore Ravens (0-1) – Bigger problems than football right now
23.) Dallas Cowboys (0-1) – How ‘bout them Cowboys?
24.) New York Jets (1-0) – Is beating the Raiders like kissing your sister?
25.) Minnesota Vikings (1-0) - 1st in the standings, 24th in reality
26.) Tampa Bucs (0-1) – Can’t beat Derek Andersen at home…ouch
27.) Washington (0-1) – RG-A for Accuracy…RG-L for losing
28.) Cleveland Browns (0-1) – Was almost Johnny Football time
29.) Oakland Raiders (0-1) – Another long year for future San Antonio fans
30.) New York Giants (0-1) – hard to find anything good from Monday
31.) Jacksonville (0-1) – 1st half team looked top five…2nd half bottom five
32.) St. Louis (0-1) – Starter and backup QBs hurt = not good things

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Scuba's NASCAR Pick 3: Week 26 Results

Tuesday, Sep, 9 2014

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Our NASCAR Pick 3 has reached the Chase of the Championship!  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 26 results:

1st place: Alex Hayden
Kevin Harvick:  5
Dale Jr.: 12
Jamie McMurray: 4
Total: 21

2nd place: Justin
Jimmie Johnson:  8
Clint Bowyer: 3
Kyle Busch: 14
Total: 25

3rd place: Justin's Dad
Kevin Harvick: 5
Joey Lagano: 6
Matt Kentseth: 41
Total: 52

4th place: Listener Ryan ($10 Scuba's winner)
Matt Kenseth: 41
Kyle Busch: 14
Kevin Harvick: 5
Total: 60

5th place: Twitter Contestant Tate
Matt Kenseth: 41
Denny Hamlin: 21
Jeff Gordon: 2
Total: 64

Yearly Rankings (total points):
1st –  Alex: 1034
2nd – Brust: 1121
3rd – Justin’s Dad: 1136
4th – Listeners: 1156
5th - Justin: 1184

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 - 7 (Week 1, 7, 9, 12, 22, 24, & 25)
Listeners - 5 (Week 4, 5, 14, 18, & 20)
Justin - 5 (Week 3, 8, 11, 16, & 19)
Alex - 5 (Week 2, 6,17, 21, & 26)
Ben - 4 (Week 10, 13, 15, & 23)

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J-Hull Media NFL Picks Challenge - Week 1

Thursday, Sep, 4 2014

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I issued the challenge and a few brave souls accepted.  Welcome to the J-Hull NFL Picks Challenge!  I tossed out the challenge to some of my media colleagues and here's a look at who responded.  Who will take the early lead?  Stay tuned...

Justin Hull  WHBY Radio Marques Pfaff WSCO Radio Evan E. WSCO Fantasy Football Justin Felder WLUK-TV Fox 11 Ryan Rodig WFRV-TV Local 5 J.P Cadorin TWC Sports Channel Mike Woods Post Crescent Media Brett Christoph.
Post Crescent Media
Ben Worgull Badger Nation Paul Imig
Fox Sports WI
Dan Koob NBC 26
GB @ SEA
NO @ ATL:
MIN @ STL
CLE @ PIT
CIN @ BAL
JAX @ PHI
OAK @ NYJ
BUF @ CHI
TEN @ KC
WAS @  HOU
NE @ MIA
CAR @ TB
SF @ DAL
IND @ DEN
NYG @ DET
SD @ ARZ

PICKS BREAKDOWN:

Clean Sweep - Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Chicago and Denver 

On an Island - Cadorin (NY Giants & Washington) and Hull (Dallas) each have solo picks

Split Decision - Cincinnati/Baltimore & Carolina/Tampa Bay are each 6 to 5

Winning Dogs - Minnesota (9-2) & Cincinnati (6-5) are the under dogs favored by the expets 

Road Warriors - Just 5 of 16 road teams recieved the majority nod:  San Francisco (10-1), New England (9-2), Minnesota (9-2), Cincinnati (6-5), & Carolina (6-5).

Matching Sheets - Justin Felder and Benjamin Worgull are the only two with identical sheets

Enjoy Week 1!

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Scuba's NASCAR Pick 3: Week 26 Picks

Thursday, Sep, 4 2014

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Things are heating up in the NASCAR picks as Ben Brust continues to track Alex Hayden, who has held the lead since early on.

Updated Standings:
1st –  Alex: 1013
2nd – Brust: 1057
3rd – Justin’s Dad: 1084
4th – Listeners: 1096
5th - Justin: 1159

Wednesday, Ben and Alex joined me for the NASCAR Roundtable...take a listen!

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Now to our picks for the Scuba's Pick 3...

Alex Hayden - Kevin Harvick, Dale Jr, Jamie McMurray
Me - Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson
Ben Brust - Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth
Justin's Dad - Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Joey Lagano..

Now our contest, Ryan.  If Ryan beats 3 of 4 experts, he wins a $25 gift card to Scuba's Pourhouse in Appleton.  If he beats just 1, its a $10 gift card...

And some of the folks who chimed in with some predictions...

Enjoy Richmond! 

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