Will he or will he not play on Sunday? That is the question. Well, not really. Green Bay's God is a good bet to start against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. At least that's how Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer referred to Packers MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who injured his left knee and was carted off the field late in the second quarter of last Sunday's opener against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers returned in the second half to rally the Packers from a 20-0 deficit for a 24-23 victory. In a conference call with Wisconsin media earlier this week, Zimmer said this about Rodgers: “He walks on water, so I’m sure he’s going to play.” Question: Was that a compliment or a wise crack? Rodgers is working with the rehab unit this week, even admitting that his injury progress is a day to day thing. However, with or without Rodgers, the Packers face a stiff challenge and could be 1-1 after Sunday's matchup with the Vikes. Why? Because the Vikings are far superior on defense. Rodgers is far better than the Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, but he certainly won't be 100 percent healthy if he does play. The Packers also have superiority against the Vikings weak offensive line, but it ends there. The Vikings defense reigns supreme. The Packers also revealed on Wednesday that No. 1 receiver Davante Adams sat out practice with a shoulder injury. Adams says he hurt the shoulder on his touchdown catch. He described it as a minor injury and feels good about being ready for Sunday A lot has to happen from now to then with Rodgers, Adams and the rest of the Packers squad.
Brewers' playoff hopes begin with Cubs
Let's get serious for a few minutes. The Milwaukee Brewers are in a precarious position entering their remaining schedule. Let's be real. The Brewers aren't going to win their division. The Cubs are way too good. Second, the Brewers only chance is to get a wild-card playoff spot and that's not a given either, although they are on top of the wild-card standings this morning. Give credit to general manager David Stearns. He appears to have pushed all the right buttons to put the Brewers in a playoff push. But, is it enough? The Brewers face a critical three-game homestand against the Cubs beginning today. They must win at least two games, not one, but at least two! Then it's the Giants at home for another three games before the Brewers go to Chi-town for three games against the Cubbies. Then it's a return to Miller Park for a three-game stand again the Pirates and another three against the Reds. The Brewers then take to the road to Pittsburgh for three games and three more at St. Louis before closing out the season with three games at home against the Tigers. By no imagination, is it an easy task. I've said all year the Brewers "play up" to their competition, but also "play down" to their competition. With 12 of its 24 remaining games against opponents with poor records, it's time for Milwaukee to show it truly belongs in the postseason. The Brewers must continue to win series against the best teams, but also add at least one three-game sweep against the sub-par teams. What do you think?
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Yes, there will be stock car racing on Sunday
WEST SALEM, WI – It sure didn't look like it last weekend, or Thursday morning for that matter. However, don't count out Chuck Deery and his staff, who have been working nonstop to make sure the sixth annual "Frostbuster" is run on Sunday. There have been two separate snow storms in the past four days, including one quick-moving storm late Wednesday. Each storm dumped about 8 inches of the white, fluffy stuff. Officials from the speedway have been focused on the task at hand, making sure that area race fans can come out and enjoy the warm 63-degree sunny Sunday. “Winter has finally snapped, and like turning on a light switch, here comes spring, fortunately just in time for this weekend,” said Deery, the longtime track manager. “With the recent snowfalls, we can bet that no one will be doing any yardwork outside their homes this weekend, so why not come out and catch all the great racing action of the local stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on Sunday. "Last year we struggled to get ideal weather conditions on almost any race day. This is a great way to start out 2018,” Deery added. The “Frostbuster” features five different divisions, including the Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery NASCAR Late Models, Dean’s Satellite & Security Sportsmen – both on the 5/8th mile track. The quarter-mile track features the Auto Value Parts Stores Thunderstox & Street Stocks, plus the popular 4-cylinder division, the ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets. The pit gate opens at 10 a.m., with practice laps at 11:15 a.m. Grandstand gates open at 12:30 p.m., and qualifying starts at 12:45. The first race of the 2018 season takes the green flag at 2 p.m. Saturday is practice/media day. The pit gate opens at 10 a.m., with practice runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call the speedway office at 608-786-1525, or visit LaCrosseSpeedway.com. See you there! Oh, and don’t forget to bring along your sunglasses and suntan lotion!