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Hull Yes or Hull No? The hit on Randall Cobb being labled

Monday, Oct, 14 2013

When Ravens Safety Matt Elam went low on Packers WR Randall Cobb, the "twitterverse" blew up with outraged fans calling the hit dirty.  Apparently, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was also in that same thought process which eventually led to a T.J Lang personal foul.

My initial reaction...this is a product of NFL's emphasis on head injuries.  Defensive players are being forced to go low and because of this, hits like this are going to become more common.  Ravens Safety James Ihedigbo explained just that talking with Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson.

Here is a still frame of the hit...

So the question is...was this a dirty play?  Hull Yes or Hull No?

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Niko's Gyros NASCAR Pick 3: Week 30 Results!

Tuesday, Oct, 8 2013

Each week, one WSCO listener 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.  Beat 2 our of 3 and win a $10 gift certificate to Niko's Gyros!  Beat us all and win two!

Here are the Week 30 results:

1st Place – Dad
Kevin Harvick = -10
Matt Kenseth = 11
Jeff Gordon = 3
Total Points: 4

2nd Place – Listener
Jimmie Johnson = 6
Matt Kenseth = 11
Jeff Gordon = 3
Total Points: 20

3rd Place – Alex Hayden
Martin Truex Jr. = 19
Matt Kenseth = 11
Jeff Gordon = 3
Total Points: 33

4th Place – Hull
Jimmie Johnson = 6
Kyle Busch = 34
Dale Jr. = 8
Total Points: 48

Season Standings
1st Place = Me (1188 points)
2nd Place = Alex Hayden (1197points)
3rd Place = My Dad (1228points)
4th Place = The Listeners (1308 points)

Total correct race winners:
Me (9)
Listeners (7)
Alex (5)
My Dad (5)

Other notes:
Best Week:  Bill the listener in week 10 (-3)
Best Week by a listener: Bill the listener in week 10 (-3)
Worse Week: Listener Dan in Oshkosh week 1 (120)

Listen each week to the Home Stretch for your chance to play NASCAR Pick 3 on 95.3 FM WSCO.

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Beat Baker - Bad Badger Picks (Week 6 Results)

Tuesday, Oct, 8 2013

Every Thursday, one WSCO Listener will have the chance to pick 5 games against the spread on the weekend slate.  Thier record will be put up against Baker's from Bad Badger Sports Bar for a chance to win a Gift Card from Bad Badger Sports Bar.

If you beat Baker, you win a $25 Gift Card.  If you tie Baker, you win a $10 Gift Card.

Week 6 Results, a second straight Baker loss!!!

Baker of Bad Badger Picks: (2-3)
Michigan State @ Iowa (Pick em): Pick was Iowa - WRONG
Georgia State @ Alabama (-54.5):  Pick was Alabama - WRONG
Illinois @ Nebraska (-9.5): Pick was Nebraska - RIGHT
Philadelphia @ New York Giants (-2.5): Pick wasNY Giants - WRONG
Houston @ San Francisco (-6.5):  Pick was San Fran - RIGHT

Listener Scott. (3-2)
Ohio State (-7.5) @ Northwestern: Pick was Ohio State - RIGHT
Arkansas @ Florida (-11.5): Pick was Florida - RIGHT
Minnesota @ Michigan (-20.5): Pick was Minnesota - WRONG
New Orleans @ Chicago (Pick em): Pick was New Orleans - RIGHT
Detroit @ Green Bay (-6.5): Pick was Detroit - WRONG

Yearly Standings:
Baker 1-2-3
Listener 2-1-3

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

October NFL Power Rankings

Wednesday, Oct, 2 2013

In the past I have done weekly Power Rankings...what's the point?  The NFL changes so much week-to-week it's hard to keep tabs on whom is better than whom at a given point of the season.

Packers' Head Coach Mike McCarthy likes to break down the season in quarters.  I like that approach.  Monthly Power Rankings is what you are getting from me.  Here we go!

1.) Denver Broncos (4-0) - Really?  I need to write an explanation?
2.) New Orleans Saints (4-0) - I picked them to win the 2013 NFC in November of 2012
3.) Seattle Seahawks (4-0) - After the Seahawks, its a lot of teams that are pretty equal down to about 27

4.) New England Patriots (4-0) - Have played B- to C+ football and are unbeaten #lurking
5.) Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) - Still under the radar in a division with Denver.  Waiting fro Nov 17th @ Broncos
6.) Detroit Lions (3-1) - Reggie Bush should be in the MVP mix IF the Lions are for real
7.) Miami Dolphins (3-1) - Their two road wins in the first two weeks means more to me than Monday
8.) Indianapolis Colts (3-1) - 2010 Packers went from 1st round loss to Super Bowl...#justsayin

9.) San Francisco 49ers (2-2) - As Kaepernick goes, so will the 49ers
10.) Chicago Bears (3-1) - As Cutler goes, so will the Bears
11.) Tennessee Titans (3-1) - Never thought I would say this but Jake Locker injury could hurt them
12.) Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) - Just when you think you know...you don't
13.) Baltimore Ravens (2-2) - SEE ABOVE
14.) Green Bay Packers (1-2) - Aaron Rodgers keeps them in conversation, not much else right now

15.) Atlanta Falcons (1-3) - Jets, Tampa, Arizona & Carolina are the next 4...they'll be back in it soon enough

16.) Houston Texans (2-2) - Some say they could be 3-1, they could easily(er) be 0-4
17.) San Diego Chargers (2-2) - Could be 4-0...but they are the Chargers
18.) Dallas Cowboy (2-2) - 1-point loss to Chiefs away from being about 7-spots higher
19.) Carolina Panthers (1-2) - Could be 3-0...at least 2-1, right?
20.) Minnesota Vikings (1-3) - If Matt Cassel started all 4-games, 3-1 could have happened.

21.) Arizona Cardinals (2-2) - No one was higher on Carson Palmer than me...keyword: HIGH!
22.) New York Jets (2-2) - As my beautiful wife stated "The Jets QB is name Geno? He has to suck."
23.) Buffalo Bills (2-2) - Don't know where I stand.  At all.
24.) Cleveland Browns (2-2) - probably lower than they should be...but seriously, Hoyer and McGehee???
25.) Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) - Week 1 Kool Aid was sooooo good, it had to be Purplesaurus Rex!

26.) St. Louis Rams (1-3) - I expected sooooo much more.  Sam Bradford, meet Christian Ponder.
27.) Washington Redskins (1-3) - Is Bobby 3-Sticks hurt or over ratted?

28.) Pittsburgh Steelers (0-4) - You know they are better than 0-4...maybe not a lot but they are
29.) New York Giants (0-4) - Notorious SST...Slow Starting Team.  Hole to big, but 6-7 wins is possible
30.) Oakland Raiders (1-3) - I think Terrelle Pryor can win a couple games...#PalmerHigh

31.) Tampa Bay Bucs (0-4) - Wow...just wow.

32.) Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4) - They are not worth my

I will check in the first Wednesday of November with the 2nd edition of my 2013 NFL Power Rankings.

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

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