Daily Bernie: Dec. 28 – Peter Stastny Talks Alumni Game; Are the Packers Serious Contenders?

Anthony Stalter and Mike Young are back in for Bernie Wednesday, and the duo welcomes hockey Hall of Famer and former Blue Peter Stastny to the program to talk this weekend’s Winter Classic alumni game and his son and current Blue, Paul.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 347 yards and 4 touchdowns in a Week 16 win over the Vikings.

And with just one regular season week to go, Anthony and Mike cover the NFL in depth and welcome The Professor, John Clayton to the program.

7AM Hour

Are the Packers Serious NFC Contenders?

It wasn’t long ago people were calling for Mike McCarthy to be fired and Aaron Rodgers to be written off. This may have been slightly premature.

Green Bay is a win away from entering the postseason as NFC North champions. Would this be enough to consider them serious Super Bowl contenders?

How to Beat Alabama

How do you beat Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide? It’s a questions that surfaces every college football year and a hypothetical Bama defeat always comes with special hypothetical circumstances.

Having a good quarterback is a must, as well as being able to run the ball enough to keep the Tide defense honest. What chances does Washington have?

NFL Playoff Rankings: Top-Four Teams With a Chance at the Lombardi Trophy

Anthony and Mike pull a college football playoff committee move, and give their respective top-four NFL teams with a shot at winning it all in February.

The duo give their picks for 3 and 4 rankings this segment.

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8AM Hour

What Would an NFL Be Worth in a Trade?

Reports have surfaced the Saints may be interested in a deal sending Sean Payton to LA for compensation from the Rams. How many draft picks are these guys worth?

The guys look at such past trades and what was exchanged for a particular coach’s services.

Broncos and Panthers Both Left Out of Playoffs

The teams are the first Super Bowl duo to miss the postseason after playing each other in the previous year’s game since 2003. What happened?

Free agent defectors, offensive line woes, and just not being being able to get on track all contributed to both teams’ absences.

NFL MVP Debate

There’s no clear favorite to take this season’s prize, but there’s a deep pool of candidates. Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, and LeVeon Bell could all be argued for.

NFL Playoff Rankings: Top-Four Teams With a Chance at the Lombardi Trophy

Anthony and Mike pull a college football playoff committee move, and give their respective top-four NFL teams with a shot at winning it all in February.

The duo give their picks for 1 and 2 rankings this segment.

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9AM Hour

Interview w/ Hockey Hall of Famer and Former Blues Forward – Peter Stastny

Stastny talks the upcoming Blues-Blackhawks alumni game, watching his son Paul grow into an NHL player with the Blues, and what other players he enjoys watching.

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Interview w/ ESPN.com Senior NFL Writer – John Clayton

The Professor discusses the league coaching carousel, Sean Payton to the Rams, the offseason quarterback market, and coordinators who could become head coaching candidates.

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