Author: McQuade Arnold

McQuade Arnold is a Sports Columnist and Co-Owner of Wisconsin Sports Heroics (WSH), Gridiron Heroics (GH), and Hardwood Heroics (HWH). He is originally from Superior, WI, and is a die-hard Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Milwaukee Bucks fan. McQuade's work for WSH has been featured on Yardbarker, Bleacher Report, NewsBreak, and MSN.

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Amari Rodgers had a less than ideal start to his NFL career.  In all of 2021 he only managed 8 targets, 4 receptions for 45 yards, and two first downs.  The Packers played him at punt returner much of the season, however he only averaged 8.3 yards per return.  He was in for kick returner as well much of the season, however he averaged just over 18 yards per return.  That ranked 33rd in the NFL for return men who had 11 or more attempts (Rodgers had 11). None of this means “it’s over” for Rodgers.  He is focused on…

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The Brewers home opener is on April 14. Today we learned that the team has invited Tucker Sparks, a survivor of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy, to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. Tucker’s brother Jackson was unfortunately killed during the parade when the car sped through the crowd.  He was eight years old.  They both were walking with their youth baseball team at the time. https://twitter.com/Jessob_Reisbeck/status/1511801524644720641?s=20&t=7oEUBHITltNhfVSmRHSEjQ Jerseys for Jackson: You may remember in early December 2021 there was a Jerseys for Jackson movement. The Brewers participated: https://twitter.com/ChristianYelich/status/1466136548659892233?s=20&t=J_0bR2qvyJyKh5Z3-LvlNw Jackson’s Obituary: Jackson A. Sparks of Mukwonago, was tragically taken…

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Green Bay has been doing their homework on arguably their biggest need this off-season.  So far they have met with at least seven wide receivers (that we know of).  These meetings have either come formally at Lambeau Field, Virtually, at the NFL Combine, or at Pro-Days. WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas With the two first round picks, the Packers have a great opportunity to get their hands on one of the best, if not the best yards after catch (YAC) threats in the 2022 NFL Draft.  The Arkansas wide receiver averaged nearly 10 yards after the catch this past season and…

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Very few duos in sports history have dominated a single city like Giannis and Rodgers have dominated Chicago.  The numbers over the years are absolutely ridiculous.  Here is a closer look: Aaron Rodgers vs Bears: Passer Rating: 109.2 6,549 passing yards 61 touchdowns 10 interceptions 23-5 career record .821 winning percentage Three straight season series sweeps (2019-2021) Most wins by a Packers QB vs the Bears all-time with 23 (Favre has 22) Rodgers lost just 4 times during the entire 2010s decade (one of those losses he only played the first drive after getting hurt) Most touchdown passes vs Bears…

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While it was most likely in good fun, Bulls’ mascot Benny the Bull sits directly in the way of Milwaukee announcing their starting line up.  It is easy to understand why the Bulls aren’t a fan of the Bucks.  Milwaukee swept the Bulls this season and has dominated the rivalry over the last few years. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 16 of their last 17 games against the Chicago Bulls. Today that frustration must’ve boiled over for the Bulls’ mascot: Benny the Bull: “Giannis is fake humble” pic.twitter.com/OXXv9Xlq0x — richard (@ifiwasrichard) April 6, 2022 Nothing malicious whatsoever, but the Bucks…

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Mark Murphy, Brian Gutekunst, and Matt Lafleur have been doing their homework this off-season.  They have met with a number of soon to be rookies prior to the 2022 NFL draft.  In total it has been seven wide receivers, three offensive lineman, one running back, two EDGE/Pass Rushers, and one QB. WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas With the two first round picks, the Packers have a great opportunity to get their hands on one of the best, if not the best yards after catch (YAC) threats in the 2022 NFL Draft.  The Arkansas wide receiver averaged nearly 10 yards after the…

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Free-agent guard Luca Vildoza is expected to finalize a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.   This deal is expected to take him through the 2022-23 season, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski.  Vildoza has fully recovered from foot surgery and will be activated for the Bucks in the playoffs. The Knicks signed Vildoza out of the EuroLeague a little over a year ago.  However a foot injury and several months of recovery ahead of him resulted in the Knicks releasing him prior to the 2021-22 season.  Vildoza has also been a member of Argentina’s national team. Former Bucks player Carlos Delfino also was…

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Brandon Jackson, Horn Lake native, returns home to be head football coach at his high school alma mater.  Jackson played for Nebraska in college and won a Super Bowl with Green Bay in 2010.  He’s been defensive coordinator at Olive Branch High School before taking this job.   The Announcement: https://twitter.com/EaglesHLHS/status/1511059481240682499?s=20&t=NJ8lkNhpfjTSHN9eCf8_-Q Horn Lake High School is located in Horn Lake, Mississippi.  They won the 6A State Football Championship in 2018.  Brandon Jackson hopes to win another championship in his career. Jackson led the Packers in rushing during the 2010 season when they won Super Bowl XLV.  He also made plays during that post season…

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Brandin Cooks has been at the center of trade talks all off-season.  The wide receiver has had over 1,000 yards in 6 of his last 7 seasons.  The most recent two with Houston.  As Houston enters a full rebuild after trading away star QB Desean Watson, Cooks is another prime candidate for trade.  The Packers are intensely searching for more depth at wide receiver. https://twitter.com/fishsports/status/1511005988467453954?s=20&t=DhAs6f9pZ8BQZOIbkgJ3_Q According to Texans Daily on FanNation, Houston is seeking a second round draft pick in return for Cooks.  With Green Bay having four picks in the top 60, and two second round picks it would…

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Per The Athletic, teams are monitoring Terry McLaurin’s contract status in case an opening to acquire the star WR emerges.  Terry McLaurin has established himself as one of the best wide receivers in the NFC.  Over the first three years of his NFL career he has accumulated 222 receptions, 3,090 yards, and 16 touchdowns.  He has done so with Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins, Colt McCoy, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Taylor Heinicke at quarterback. https://twitter.com/Barstooldmv/status/1508892433291128835?s=20&t=DhAs6f9pZ8BQZOIbkgJ3_Q Terry McLaurin is entering the final year of his rookie contract.  He could be the next wide receiver to get a huge pay day.  If…

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