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Three names I like for the Badgers

Friday, Dec, 7 2012

With Bret Bielema bolting Madison for Arkansas, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez has begun searching for Bret's replacement.  I STRONGLY believe this is a HUGE decision to be made at a program that has never been higher on a National spectrum.  The right move would help the program could stay its course and possibly reach the next level.  The wrong hiring...well, lets just say Wisconsin Football fans will chase them out of town and the turnstile will be in business. 

Here are my top 3:

#1 - Boise State Head Coach Chris Petersen
Red turf anyone? Petersen has had MANY opportunities to bolt Boise over the years but he has stayed loyal.  However, with the current state of College Football and Boise moving to the Big East (I think???), maybe it would make sense.  He is 2-0 in BCS games.

#2 - Pittsburgh Head Coach Paul Chryst
I know, Barry said they won't purse Chryst...does that mean Chryst can't purse Wisconsin.  "IF" Wisconsin is his "dream job," Chryst should be doing everything in his power to get it now.  Who knows when it would open again?  Obviously, the Barry/Wisconsin ties are there and yes, it would be tough to get him but the fit is obvious.

#3 - Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco
I know Barry said yesterday he prefers to hire someone with Head Coaching experience but the job he has done with the Notre Dame defense warrants consideration.  Notre Dame is where they are due in large part to Diaco.  At 39-years old, the fear would be he could pull a Bielema but upside could be enormous.

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Broncos-Raiders; Thursday Fantasy Five Pack

Friday, Dec, 7 2012

Here are the results from Thursday's Fantasy Five Pack:

1.) Matt: Knowshon Moreno - 26
2.) Dan Oshkosh: Peyton Manning - 15
3.) Tim: Darren McFadden - 14.2
4.) Jay: Demaryus Thomas - 13.3
5.) Chris in Neenah: Brandon Meyers - 1.7

Hull would have taken Carson Palmer desptie being ridiculed by Evan E...who had 17-points

Matt, email jhull@wcinet.com with your info so he can set you up with your prize!

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If the NFL Playoffs started today...

Tuesday, Dec, 4 2012

Week 13 was unlucky for a few teams, in fact half of the NFC teams in last week's picture lost!  Here is what things look like heading into the final quarter of the season with my picks attached.

NFC Seeds
1.) Atlanta Falcons (11-1)
2.) San Francisco 49ers (8-3-1)
3.) Green Bay Packers (8-4)
4.) New York Giants (7-5)
5.) Chicago Bears (8-4)
6.) Seattle Seahawks (7-5)

NFC Wild Card Round
Packers over Seahawks
Giants over Bears

NFC Divisional Round
Packers over 49ers
Falcons over Giants

NFC Championship Game
Packers over Falcons

AFC Seeds
1.) Houston Texans (11-1)
2.) New England Patriots (9-3)
3.) Balitmore Ravens (9-3)
4.) Denver Broncos (9-3)
5.) Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
6.) Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)

AFC Wild Card Round
Broncos over Colts
Steelers over Ravens

AFC Divisional Round
Texans over Steelers
Patriots over Broncos

AFC Championship Game
Patriots over Texans

Super Bowl
Patriots over Packers

***Big change this week in the NFC!  I think the 49ers don't have enough offense and Green Bay would run wild in Atlanta.  AFC, sticking with the Pats.  Also, I am starting to get on the Steelers bandwagon, especially with Big Ben coming back***

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NFL Week 13 Pick-em Contest

Thursday, Nov, 29 2012

With the success/feedback of our ACC/Big Ten Challenge contest, I have decided to expand it with NFL Picks! 

Here is what you do:
1.) Pick the winning team for each game
2.) Put the winning team next to the number of confidence points you give that team on the confidnce point sheet at the botom of the post (16 highest confidence, 1 lowest)...
3.) Person with the most points win the prize!
4.) Email your picks to jhull@wcinet.com (include your address,phone number & birthday)
5.) Results will be posted on facebook by Wednesday at 2pm and the winner will be contacted by email.
6.) Any questions, email the address in line 4.
7.) Picks are due at 7:00 Thursday night...
8.) Good Luck!

Week 13 Games
New Orelans @ Atlanta (Thursday)
Jacksonville @ Buffalo
Seattle @ Chicago
Indianapolis @ Detroit
Minnesota @ Green Bay
Houston @ Tennessee
Carolina @ Kansas City
San Francisco @ St. Louis
New England @ Miami
Arizona @ NY Jets
Tampa Bay @ Denver
Cleveland @ Oakland
Cincinnati @ San Diego
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
Philadelphia @ Dallas
NY Giants @ Washington

Week 13 Confidence Point Sheet (copy and paste in your email)
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Big Ten/ACC Challenge Pick-em

Tuesday, Nov, 27 2012

With the Big Ten/ACC (yup, in that order cause the Big Ten won last year) begining tonight, take a shot at picking the winner of each game!

Winner(s) will get a Gift Card to Bad Badger Sports Bar, 95.3 WSCO T-Shirt, A Bud Light from Game Day Sports Bar, and tickets to the Green Bay Gamblers!

How to play: go through and pick a winner for each game then email them with your name and phone number to me (jhull@wcinet.com).  Here are the games...

#21 Minnesota @ Florida State
Iowa @ Virginia Tech
#18 NC State @ #3 Michigan
Maryland @ Northwestern
Nebraska @ Wake Forest
#9 North Carolina @ #1 Indiana
Virginia @ Wisconsin
Purdue @ Clemson
#13 Michigan State @ Miami
Georgia Tech @ #22 Illinois
Boston College @ Penn State
#4 Ohio State @ #2 Duke

Good Luck!!!

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