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Welcome to the degenerates corner podcast.
Hopes is by myself where it's a little corner of the Internet for the degenerates.
I'm, uh, Iowa guys.
So we talk Iowa Hawkeyes and some gambling.
So last week for anybody listen to the podcast is gonna be the first episode.
So, uh, picks from last week won't be on it.
But I had Ohio State on to cover the spread.
One that and I want Texas.
And the Texas versus Oklahoma State picked that one.
So I was glad to see that and then had Raiders over the Browns.
And that was another went I lost my four legged parley Ohio State and A and M one Iowa ****ing Iowa.
And, uh, l s u both lost, so that was a little rough.
I really thought that partly was golden.
No big money but can't lose.
And then, uh, Matt, Ryan and Teddy Bridgewater did not have a good Thursday night games, so I did not win that.
And then 40 Niners lost and the bears lost.
So, uh, three and three, not the greatest thing.
I lost the parley, so But it fits in with this week.
It's kind of been not really a good week.
Uh, this election has been ****.
I'm not gonna get into politics a whole lot on this. Show it all.
I just had a bunch of money on Trump's, so that one was a little rough.
Not because I really liked him or anything.
I just thought he was gonna win.
So, getting into some Iowa news, we had another **** show of a game Saturday.
I don't know what to tell you, folks.
Quick recap, um, is basically it was a game of two halves except mawr.
Like one quarter verse, three quarters.
Iowa came out, had to punt.
Guy ****s upon Iowa, recovers it inside the red zone.
Old Petrus comes out and just drops the most beautiful pass I have ever seen him throw and nails brand Smith on, you know, at the edge of the end zone gets a foot down.
Northwestern fumbles short field again.
Iowa converts the TV.
Petros came out looking.
I don't even know how to say his name. Petrus.
I believe he came out looking good.
Those first two drives.
He was completely non passes and hitting his receivers when they were open, not missing them by 3.
Which was a problem last week.
And Goodson had a beast of a drive to cap that off.
And, yeah, that's pretty much the end of the good for Iowa outside of Duncan.
Hey, Made two field goals are kickoff specialist.
Barely missed one, which I mean, you could make arguments for about whether or not that cost them the game.
I personally do not think it did, but, uh, takeaways from the game, right? I was not good.
Like that's just **** mhm.
I really thought they'd be the good this year.
I I wrote the height blawg when they dropped the eight game schedule and I didn't I was pretty light on facts, but I e I really thought they had a chance to go seven and 17 and two easily and possibly even sneak a couple upsets in their content for the West.
I just They've looked like **** the first two weeks.
Uh, Petrus, he's just not good.
I mean, the kid's got a freaking cannon on him, but he needs to learn how to aim it.
You know, it doesn't matter how far you can throw the ball.
There's nobody there to catch it.
Um, let's see here.
Why? I got stats wrote down 26 for 50.
So barely over 50% completion rate, Uh, 216 yards a TD and three picks.
Every single one of the pics was a bad throw.
I know there's some people out there watching the game be like, Well, the one went off of this tight ends, hands.
You know, Laporta.
It's like Well, yeah, but if you were thrown it where the ball is supposed to be, it wouldn't have been off his ****ing dance.
He let him too far.
He couldn't get to the ball.
He made a valiant effort.
Great effort by HLA Florida and the guy behind him caught it because he didn't put it where his receiver could catch it.
Other two picks terrible throws us Well, He was missing his target going wide.
Andi, I think the biggest thing with Iowa football for years.
I mean, even even the year we went undefeated in the regular season, 12.
No and then lost to Michigan State in the championship game.
I mean, we'll win games.
It won't be pretty, but we'll win games and you'll have ugly stuff.
You'll have your Q b Miss Receivers.
You'll have your running backs fumble.
But at the end of the day, Iowa wins the game, and kind of that's biggest problem with old Spencer.
There is the entire game, including the three picks could have been forgiven, and it would have been all of Iowa other than the coaches, because, I mean, it's their job to be rough on.
The boys would have straight up for gotten all the bad throws if he could have won the game in the fourth quarter because Iowa is the king of winning ugly but gets the ball in the fourth quarter, starts driving.
They were moving to begin and then he took a dump sac.
They should get rid of the ball on, missed a couple of receivers and on like fourth and eight, missed a wide open guy again and I mean, I think that's probably the most frustrating part.
He doesn't miss guys that are covered.
It's not like he's got coverage on him and he's got to put the ball like, kinda in 50 50 territory to make sure the defender can't get it.
They got, they got plenty of room there open, and if you get to the ball, they're going to catch it.
And even if they get tackled as soon as they catch it, they're getting positive yards.
He just he keeps missing.
I see I got a few people watching.
I'm gonna take a quick break.
Just you guys got any questions or comments? Feel free to throw him on there.
I'll keep an eye on it as I continue with my little Iowa **** rant.
But hey and and getting away from Petraeus, I don't get me wrong.
The kid's got potential.
He could be great.
I really think he could probably one of the better Iowa quarterbacks if you could just figure out how to hit a ****ing receiver, all right? The next big take away I had was the run past ratio.
Um, Iowa has lived and died by the run France when they got away from the run a little bit and started, like going for it on fourth and two point conversions.
The running this is four years back, maybe five.
Now the running joke and the Iowa fan base was that we got the new Kirk Ferentz has changed everything, but really, the all the guy was doing was like going from 75% run to 65% run.
Maybe not even that much.
And then being a little balls here on some of his place, you know, going forward on fourth and one at midfield, going for a two point to win the game or to put them ahead, I don't think I can't remember ever seeing if I don't think you go for a two point to win his time.
You take the point to go to overtime, and I'm okay with that.
But you go for two points in spots to get the lead and then give his defense the opportunity to win the ball and said, just always taking the field goals for the P A T S O.
I mean, that was good to see.
And then you have this game 50 pass plays and 22 runs.
That's ass backwards.
Iowa is the team that runs the **** involved.
It's what they dio.
They they kick out o linemen to the NFL.
I believe they're number one in the country.
I can't remember.
They're one of the top two, for sure.
I can't remember.
It's they were talking about it during a game last weekend.
But I was either number one or number two for old lineman.
So you get these good old lineman.
You teach them how to block you teach them their assignments, and then you give it running back the ball, and he has holes and he runs through him, and you get yards.
See that? That's how football works.
Apparently, old Kirk forgot that.
And, uh, Spencer was taking the snap, dropping back during an incomplete taking the snap, dropping back, throwing the name complete.
Now you're in third and 10th.
You can't win football doing that.
You just You ****ing can't.
You've got running backs.
Goodson looked like a beast.
Hey was kicking out three yards every time he touched the ball.
Sergeant was averaging five.
So in your quarterback can't hit a receiver, but you're gonna give your quarterback 50 chances and you're running backs. 22.
I mean, 77 rushing yards.
That's a disgraced I with football.
Hayden Fry's rolling over in his grave right now.
You can 77 freaking yards total rushing.
Just absolutely ridiculous.
And the other thing, Um, like I said before Spencer as potential and not putting him in situations where he has to carry the offense would probably take some pressure off him.
You know, make it a little, you know, make it so he doesn't feel like he has to complete every pass and because on and run game leads to play action.
Game leads to guys open down field.
I mean, quarterback can't hit him downfield, but at least they're open.
So e Iowa lives and dies by the run.
And when you aren't even trying, Thio, establish the run game or run your game off the run.
You aren't gonna win football games, and we saw that last week when they went down 21 20 two. Northwestern.
It was ugly about the Onley thing.
Oh, yeah, I kind of forgot Kurt friends at the post game press conference.
I asked him what was one of the bad things about the game.
And don't get me wrong.
I love Coach Kirk.
He's been great for Iowa, but he legit, said in the press conference that one of the bad parts of the game was the fact that they called a lot more past place than run place.
He's the coach. I'm pretty sure that's his decision.
It just kind of seemed like like, What are you saying, Kirk, like your game plan was wrong? Or like, Yeah, it just It seems like a really odd thing to say in the press conference.
Next, we have the highlight of the game.
Not like the highlight play.
Just the best part of it was the defense.
They played a solid, solid game.
They look pretty good.
They only gave up 273 yards.
They forced two turnovers, had an interception to go along with the fumble and forced Northwestern 2.
About the only bad thing, the kind of the only mark against them.
They did allow Northwestern to convert twice on fourth down those air big spots for your defense.
You gotta step up and hammer those because I mean that that's make or break right there.
You get those 2/4 downs stops and it's seven less points because I'm pretty sure both of them came on the same drive and end up with resulted in a touchdown for him.
So, um, there's been a little bit of an elephant in the room regarding Iowa football.
And Kirk Ferentz.
I am going to get to that.
We're gonna take a quick look at what we have. Upcoming.
First, we have Michigan State Spartans coming to town.
Um, I'll be honest here.
I was a little disgusted with football.
I did not do as much prepping on Michigan State has.
I probably should have.
I know they got some issues.
Head coach quit at a really weird time so he could have the get a payout and then not coach this year.
So that was interesting.
So new head coach Corona limited offseason all that stuff, but I know they did go into Michigan last week.
Put up 449 total yards, averaging six yards per play, and won the game against Michigan.
Team that is supposed to be good.
I had granted was only 27 24 but they wanted to Michigan's house and beat Michigan, so that makes me a little nervous.
Uh, the one thing their defense did not look the greatest.
Obviously, they put up, uh, the Michigan State offense put up some really good numbers.
Their defense, however, allowed Michigan four 152 yards.
152 on the ground.
Um, that's the number we're gonna have to duplicate if we wanna have any hope of winning this game.
Ricky Lombardy, quarterback for Michigan State.
17 for 32 323 yards and three touchdowns.
You let somebody do that to us.
We ain't got a chance.
You're gonna have to mess those numbers up.
Gonna keep him down.
Uh, and then they also had a four different people, including the quarterback, carry the ball and, yeah, looks like they run a fairly balanced offense.
Mix the run past definitely a little bit heavier on the past, so hopefully we can get some ball hawking going on and take some pics because and I was a mess.
Right now, defense is out there playing their heart out, and the offense is not converting the chances that the defense has given them.
So yeah, yeah, it's gonna be an interesting game.
I was kind of surprised.
Iowa is favored by 6.5 points.
Going into this game, uh, spread is negative.
110 either Which way you want to take it? And Iowa's negative to 65 money lines.
So apparently, these ESPN *******s have people send the odds, have more faith in Iowa than I do because it's been ugly way.
Need to get Spencer to play a whole game.
I mean, the first week he didn't play, he didn't have anything.
Well, I shouldn't say anything.
He had a whole game of bad last week.
He had one quarter of good and then three quarters of bad.
So, you know, maybe this week we could get, like, a half or three quarters of good and only one quarter of bad, and maybe we can win the game.
Be nice if we could win the game.
So, uh, yeah, not fun to be in Iowa fan right now.
I really think you might have to suck it up and accept that it's going to suck this year and possibly going forward because that brings us to the elephant in the room.
Oh, Kirk Ferentz and the off field drama going on.
Um, I'm gonna have to admit I probably got this one wrong.
Um, the way it's starting to look, just wow, the stuff, All the stuff about the racial disparity and things like that started coming out.
We really only got one side of the story from the get go, because it's Iowa and they don't talk to press.
It's been that way for years.
You're gonna get what they want to tell you, and that's about it.
So yeah, but I guess I really looked at it.
And I know there was some stories that really it was about a mix of stuff that really made me cringe and stuff.
I'm just like, well, I can see how that could be taken wrong, but I really don't think it was like meant to be a racial deal.
I think the biggest one that stood out to me is the one guy said he had a face mask on because it was cold out and the one coach looked at and said, Hey, what you gonna do? Go rob a bank? And the guy felt insulted by it, which I'm not going to say you didn't have the right to, because he does.
But I'm also saying here I grew up in Iowa and I heard that exact same joke for the last 37 years of my life, pretty much any time I went anywhere with a face mask on and especially like upto like, you know, once you once you're considered like an actual adult, you know, like 25 30 job all that.
It kind of backs off a little bit, but especially like elementary high school 1920 21 years old.
You get seen with a face mask on because Corona wasn't a thing when I was again, so it was kind of rare.
Even when it's cold out, you'd have your full face ski hat deal and people be like, Oh, what are you gonna do? Go rob a bank There's just something that was set around here.
I don't know if that's local, but I guess my point is, is that I really do not think the coach that said that had any intention of being discriminatory towards him by making the joke, and it just seemed like there was a lot of that going on.
The report came out and it was kind of they were kind of watching the edge walking the knife's edge on it and said that there were behaviors that resulted in players feeling like they were being treated unfairly.
But they did not believe that those things were motivated by race.
So basically, I didn't think it was racism.
But Iowa need had an attitude problem and needed to fix it, which I thought was fair.
And I thought I could do something about it.
Doesn't look like he's doing something about it.
That's kind of the elephant in the room right now.
There was Let me see.
I see if I wrote the guy's name down, so I did not write the guy's name down.
But there's a guy that has been covering Iowa football four years, writes articles for him.
I got the link in my block if you wanna look it up and read the article.
But he seems to think this is Kirk last year, and the one thing that he said that really resonated with me made me think that maybe he's right is winning in college football hides Ah, lot of things.
Nick Saban hands out bags, toe offensive linemen and nobody says anything because they win.
It's kind of the same thing with Iowa.
There could be some problems, some stuff that needs to get worked on, and it's all going to kind of get swept under the rug because the guy wins.
I mean, that's all the guy does.
He just wins, and that will get you a lot of legal way.
I got put my glasses back on so I could read some stuff here that I had wrote down.
But he has been head coach.
This is his 21st season, and so far he has 162 wins, 17 bowl appearances, nine bowl wins for Big 10, Coach of the Year awards for National Coach of the Year awards and a Big 10 championship appearance.
You put together a resume like that at school.
Like Iowa, A lot of stuff is going to get swept under the rug.
And now he's losing.
We lost another couple transfers.
Uh, Mr Smith Mar set has set Kirk up in quite a pickle.
Um, yeah, he, uh if you guys hadn't heard Smith Marce, it got picked up for road up after the loss.
Do you? I o w i for those not familiar with Iowa talk, but he caught a note up.
Apparently blew a 00.
137 which is a lot legal limit, is 0.
8 and has been suspended for the Michigan State game.
Impact on the game.
It will be interesting.
We got Tracy Jr and Brandon Smith have both been doing very well.
Receiver but Smith, M****ille.
It isn't drawing coverage.
Are they going to do is good, who knows? But the back to what I was talking about with Coach Kirk the pickle that this puts coats Kirk in is that one of the biggest things to come out of the report is that he treated play.
His black players held them to a higher standard to discipline them harder than he did the white guys.
Now, whether or not that's true was I mean, I read the whole report.
It was just kind of blase on it, like, didn't really come down on one side or the other.
And now he's in a pickle because he's supposed to be rebuilding the program.
He's made a pledge toe work harder, so nobody feels like they're being punished unfairly.
If this happens last year, Smith Marchetti is done.
I'm not really sure how it works as far as like yanking a scholarship and all that, but he does not step foot on the field the rest of the year.
But now he's on a spotlight.
Got everything under a microscope.
So it will be interesting to see if it's one game or two.
Or I mean, does he play? Is he back week after next? I mean, do they go the put him in classes and let you know, put them in, uh, alcohol abuse classes, make him go to and then he can play.
I mean, who knows? It's just gonna be interesting in that whole the whole, I think the whole attitude Iowa could be shifting.
This could very well be Kurt's last year, and that makes me sad.
So but it's coming up.
I'm talking Iowa Hawkeye football.
So there you go.
That's my take on it.
Now to the degenerate ****.
I call this the degenerates Corner because I'm gonna cuss.
I'm usually drinking beer.
I don't have any e.
I don't have any tonight.
It's been a long week.
I may not have gone to bed the night of the election watching results, so, uh, just kind of holding off a little bit.
But we're gonna talk Iowa hook football, we're gonna cuss, and we're gonna talk gambling.
So for next week, full disclaimer.
Anybody that has followed me on Twitter or watch last week's show, I only put down picks that I will bet on disclaimer for this week.
Is these air what I was going to bet and can't? Because my gambling account is currently locked out.
I'm trying to get that fixed, so they just I bet with points about U. S. A.
And they just dropped an app for the state, and somehow the APP doesn't recognize my passwords.
So Hey, what's up, Muth? Thanks for dropping in, but apparently the points that APP does not, uh, it's, like, wouldn't recognize my password or some ****.
I violated security so I can't place bets right now, but anyway, these other picks we got Indiana vs Michigan.
Uh, Michigan did not look good last week.
They're gonna be a little angry.
I don't think it's gonna matter.
Indiana has beat Penn State, and they put themselves in that position to win that game.
They look good doing it.
They're definitely an up and coming program you can pick them up at.
Next up. Illinois vs Minnesota.
He really hungry.
He might be hungrier than Moose by digress.
So I think this is a good spot for lovely to pick up a win.
Also, given a little bit of love to my guys on Sky is falling pod because there are there Big Illinois boys e.
I definitely think Illinois could win this game.
Minnesota did not look good against Maryland last week.
Well, they're down a couple of their key offensive guy.
So from last year, when they had their big run, it almost made the Big 10 championship.
So I would definitely like Illinois at this one.
You pick them up at plus 2. 15.
I throw money at it.
I'm going to if I could get my apt work.
Then Notre Dame versus Clemson know Trevor Lawrence.
Boston College gave them a scare last week.
And yeah, that bodes well for Notre Dame.
So I like I like, don't generally ever cheer for the Irish.
But we will go with the Irish and then you can pick them up at plus 1 70 and last but and last for college football, we have the let's make some money. Parley.
As I said before, these are last week.
These aren't upsets.
This isn't like Oh, my God, you're making you know you're gonna be able to triple your money on one team.
I can't get the odds for the partly because I can't place bets fairly similar.
Thio what I had last week eso I'm guessing just gonna clock in.
I like plus 3 50 or so, but I got Hawaii, Iowa State and M Florida State all money lines.
Yeah, I didn't mention that earlier Taking money lines on all the college games this week.
So for the parlay, we're gonna do Hawaii I asked you, Iowa State University, go clones, a Texas A and M and Florida State.
I just think those are four games alone because I mean, like, Iowa State's negative 5 40.
So alone, you aren't really gonna make any money.
You swing them together, the, uh, ****e, um, altogether four bets make a parlay out of it, and away you go.
So that way you could make a little bit of money on it.
Generally triple up if you just guessing off what last week was probably do about triple if you put all four of them together on a par life.
And next up, we have the NFL.
Not a lot of games.
I really like this week.
So I kind of an underdog kick for the NFL.
So these air some picks you could make some money on, I would not partly them together.
I mean, if you want to more power to you let me know if it hits.
But I like the 40 Niners tonight at plus 2. 25.
Aaron Rodgers doesn't play good in San Francisco.
I suppose I could real quick here, see what the score of that game is.
He probably can't bet it anymore, but I was going to.
So let's see here, Green Babe.
No, they're currently up 14 threes.
So maybe that wasn't such a good one.
Thank you points about Yusa for locking me out of my account, so I couldn't make that bet responsible.
Gambling right there.
Also like the Bears, plus two 31st Tennessee.
I think the Bears will keep Derrick Henry contained enough.
Our linebacking corps has been doing really well, or defensive line has always been good, and Tennessee realized pretty heavy on the run game.
You keep Derrick Henry like 50 75 yards, and that's definitely a game.
The Bears, CA Nguyen as long as Naked doesn't **** it up by calling Dumb place.
That's a topic for a different show.
And finally, we have bills At 1 35 plus 1 35 play in Seattle.
Seattle is going to Buffalo.
I know home field doesn't matter as much because yeah, no crowds.
So not has big a deal as it has been in the past, but I feel like buffalo pick up a win at home.
Uh, the L A Rams.
What's the ram? No, Arizona. There you go.
Arizona embarrassed Seattle once before.
I really think, Yeah, thanks for the update.
Yeah, like I said, looking like a bad bet, but yeah, so Seattle can be beat.
Arizona kind of showed how to do it.
You focus on the run game, which Buffalo has and your quarterback doesn't make mistake's, which Buffalo also has.
So and they got pretty good d.
So, like that one.
So you pick up the Bills.
So those are the picks for the week.
I'll shout it out on Twitter.
If I get my stuff fixed and then find out I actually get bet any money this weekend and then last but not least, put out on Twitter.
I was going live.
So anybody want Give me a follow on at Garrett from Iowa so and asked for questions.
I'm kind of new at this second episode, so I didn't get a whole lot of questions.
But as far as Iowa goes, uh, my boy Brendan Kennedy shot out Brendan, he wants to know over under on how many games they play this year.
I should reply and asked him if he's talking basketball or football football.
Um, I would say they miss one or less in Iowa.
Um, it's gonna depend on who they're playing, obviously, because right now it looks like they might miss the Wisconsin game if Wisconsin can't get their stuff under control with the coronavirus and everything.
So I would say probably probably set the over under at six.
And if you were betting you bet the over and, uh, if you go basketball thing, we're gonna have a full basketball season.
Um, not to dive too deep into the woods and but into the weeds.
Ongoing political and stuff.
I know nothing about Iowa golf.
Sorry about that, Patrick.
Not to dive too deep into the woods, but because I'm not crazy conspiracy theorist that thinks the coronavirus is all made up or anything.
It's a real thing.
Be safe, wear a mask, all that happy stuff that other people smarter than me or telling you to dio.
But I think the media hype, now that the election's over is really is going to die down.
And a lot of fearmongering is gonna die down because whether or not you think the coronavirus is fear is real or not, the media has definitely been hyping up how scary it is.
E think that's gonna back off.
I think by basketball season, it's not gonna be normal.
But I don't think we're gonna be canceling games.
So that's my take on over unders.
I'm not sure how many games are even scared.
I don't even know if they have an actual, like, full schedule for the season yet for how many games they're going to try to play basketball.
But football wise, I put the over under at six Betty over basketball.
I'd probably put the over under at 80% of whatever they schedule and Betty over.
So that will wrap up the this week's issue of Degenerates Corner going forward.
I was going to try to do a couple shows a week, do one recap and one preview and one gambling and is just too much.
And not to mention the one recap show I did.
I was like, ran our stuff talking about 12 minutes.
So yeah, so we're just gonna do one show a week every Thursday night, eight o'clock and we'll hop on.
Hop on here and we'll have some gambling picks and we'll talk Samayoa football.
And, uh, once the season switches, we'll talk Samayoa basketball to or less than month out on that.
And Garza is gonna go on a tear, boys.
But other than that, thanks for showing up.
We'll see you all next week.