January and February are some of the best months for sports. After all, nothing really beats the drama of the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl! The Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill is going to take a crack at guessing the outcomes of all the major sports and college sports championship outcomes in 2017. Since our owner, Scott, is from Wisconsin, you might notice a pattern begin to emerge here. See if you can figure out what it is...
Let’s start with the biggest game of the year on Sunday, February 5, in Houston, Texas. Since Aaron Rodgers is playing like an MVP candidate and he has big-time receivers like Randall Cobb and Davante Adams as weapons, Scott is taking a big leap and picking the Packers to win the Super Bowl this season. It would be the Packers’ first Super Bowl since 2011. Go Pack Go!
Scott is also optimistic about the young Milwaukee Bucks being able to dethrone LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers as NBA champions. The Bucks are led by young superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and are off to a great start to the season. The playoffs seem like a real possibility this season, so maybe Scott’s on to something?
As for the Major League Baseball season, Scott is ready to see the Milwaukee Brewers win their first ever championship. The Brewers haven’t been to a World Series since 1982, but this could be their year.
If any team is going to get to the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four, Scott knows it’s his Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers are one of the early favorites to win the Big Ten title this season, so this pick seems pretty legit. Who needs Frank Kaminsky?
Even though Wisconsin doesn’t have an NHL team, Scott is petitioning that the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals get a chance to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring. It’s a long shot, but anything’s possible!
Scott is also partial to athletes from Wisconsin. That’s why he thinks Andy North will win the U.S. Open, Steve Stricker will win The Masters and Dick Trickle will win the Daytona 500. (Scott should know that Dick Trickle passed away in 2013 and that Andy North does more ESPN commentary than golfing these days.)
But if you’re a professional athlete from Wisconsin, the Badger State always believes you can do it!
We look forward to it being a great year in sports!