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3 Reasons the Packers Can Win Sunday

Thursday, Jan, 2 2014

Please make sure you read the headline; “3 Reasons the Packers Can Win Sunday.” CAN!  Not will, CAN!  Which, yes, I am predicting them beat the 49ers but there are a lot of pessimistic Packer fans thinking it’s a sure W…that is what I am combating. 

I think it comes down to these three big factors.  If they happen, they win.  If not, they could lose by 27.
Take a look and let me know what you think.

#1.) Turnovers: 

In the first 10-games this year, the Packers defense forced just 9-turnovers.  In the final 6-games, they forced 13.  CB Davon House told me numerous times throughout the year on "In the Huddle" that turnovers are contagious.  He was right.  Turnovers are game changing plays and Aaron Rodgers is one of the best at cashing in on another team’s miscues.  If the Packers can win the turnover battle Sunday, it will be a big step towards the Divisional Round.

#2.) Run Game: 

The 49ers have boasted one of the best run games in the league over the last few years.  This year, the Packers have caught up.  Last year, and even the season opener, the Packers run game was light years behind where it is today.  With the emergence of Eddie Lacy and James Starks throughout the season, Green Bay can put up a fight in a ground-and-pound style of football.  Plus, with the weather, this could be a big difference with the Packers fighting the elements against Atlanta and Pittsburgh in December while San Francisco’s worse conditions were a 40-degree day in Washington in late November.

#3.) Aaron Rodgers:

This one is simple.  Aaron Rodgers > Colin Kaepernick.    The emotional boost that the Packers received from Rodgers return could be HUGE for Green Bay.  The Packers QB showed signs of rust last week against Chicago but once the 4th quarter came, everyone was reminded why he is one of the best.  As long as #12 is playing, the Packers have a shot at beating ANYONE.

I’ll take the Packers 27-23 in this one.  The Packers must win the turnover battle, Eddie Lacy/James Starks need to produce AND Aaron Rodgers has to be Aaron Rodgers.  If those three things happen, the Packers win.  I think they do.

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 7 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Beat Baker - Bad Badger Picks (Week 15 Results)

Tuesday, Dec, 10 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 15 Results and another $25 going to the listeners!

Baker of Bad Badger Picks: (2-3)
#7 Stanford @ #11 Arizona State (-2.5): Pick was ASU - WRONG
#3 Auburn vs #5 Missouri (pick em):  Pick was Auburn - RIGHT
Atlanta @ Green Bay (pickem): Pick was Atlanta - WRONG
Cleveland @ New England (-11.5): Pick was NE - WRONG
Minnesota @ Baltimore (-6.5):  Pick was Minny - RIGHT

Listener Bill in Neenah (4-1)

#2 Ohio State (-5.5) vs #10 Michigan State: Pick was MSU- RIGHT
#20 Duke vs #1 Florida State (-29.5).: Pick was Duke - WRONG
Seattle @ San Francisco (-2.5): Pick was SEA - RIGHT
Dallas @ Chicago (PICK): Pick was Chicago - RIGHT
Tennessee @ Denver (12.5): Pick was Denver - RIGHT

Yearly Standings:
Baker 2-8-5
Listener 8-2-5

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 8 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Beat Baker - Bad Badger Picks (Week 14 Results)

Tuesday, Dec, 3 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 13 Results, Baker chalks up another loss...

Baker of Bad Badger Picks: (1-4)

Arkansas (-24.5) @LSU: Pick was LSU - WRONG
Ohio State (-14.5) @ Michigan:  Pick was Michigan - RIGHT
Green Bay @ Detroit (-4.5): Pick was GBP - WRONG
Oakland @ Dallas (-9.5): Pick was DAL - WRONG
New England (-7.5) @ Houston:  Pick was NE - WRONG

Listener Billy in Kaukauna (5-0)

Penn State @ Wisconsin (-24.5): Pick was PSU - RIGHT
Alabama (-10.5) @ Auburn.: Pick was Auburn - RIGHT
Tampa Bay @ Carolina (-8.5): Pick was CAR - RIGHT
Chicago @ Minnesota (PICK): Pick was Minnesota- RIGHT
Denver (-4.5) @ Kansas City: Pick was Denver - RIGHT

Yearly Standings:
Baker 2-7-5
Listener 7-2-5

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 8 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Beat Baker - Bad Badger Picks (Week 13 Results)

Tuesday, Nov, 26 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 13 Results, Baker chalks up another loss...

Baker of Bad Badger Picks: (2-3)

Wisconsin (-16.5) @ Minnesota: Pick was UW - WRONG
Texas A&M @ LSU (-4.5):  Pick was A&M - WRONG
Tampa Bay @ Detroit (-8.5): Pick was TB - RIGHT
Denver (-2.5) @ Pittsburgh: Pick was NE - RIGHT
Dallas @ New York Giants (-2.5):  Pick was NYG - WRONG

Listener Jeff in Appleton (3-2)

Nebraska @ Penn State (-1.5): Pick was PSU - WRONG
Baylor (-9.5) @ OK St.: Pick was OK State - RIGHT
New Orleans (-8.5) @ Atlanta: Pick was ATL - RIGHT
Minny @ Green Bay (-5.5): Pick was GBP - WRONG
Chicago @ STL (-1.5): Pick was STL - RIGHT

Yearly Standings:
Baker 2-6-5
Listener 6-2-5

posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 8 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Niko's Gyros NASCAR Pick 3: Week 36 Results!

Wednesday, Nov, 20 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 36 results & Congratulations to Alex Hayden on Season Championship!

1st Place –  Dad
Dale Jr. = 3
Matt Kenseth = 2
Carl Edwards = 12
Total Points: 17

2nd Place – Alex Hayden
Jeff Gordon = 11
Dale Jr. = 3
Brad Keslowski = 6
Total Points: 20

3rd Place – Listener - Karl
Kevin Harvick = 10
Carl Edwards = 12
Matt Kenseth = 2
Total Points: 24

4th Place – Justin
Greg Biffle = 24
Dale Jr. = 3
Clint Bowyer = 5
Total Points: 32

Season Standings
1st Place = Alex Hayden (1313 points)
2nd Place = My Dad (1344 points)
3rd Place = Me (1373 points)
4th Place = The Listeners (1470 points)

Total correct race winners:
Me (10)
Listeners (7)
My Dad (7)
Alex (6)

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 9 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


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