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Join Us For Our Final Walk Through The Granite Run Mall On April 11th

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photo credit Christina Wagner Photography

 

Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Time: Meet at 4pm

Place: Granite Run Mall (meet at entrance next to Sears, Baltimore Pike side, pictured below)

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** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** The former manager of The Wall, the long haired, shorter guy who worked there every day, every hour, for what seemed like forever, contacted me via email to tell me he’d attend. He’s also going to bring a stack of those little blue stickers that make your CD guaranteed for life. If you know me, you’d know I’ve been talking about this guy for 15 years, and to get an email from him is like getting an email from Bigfoot. It’s amazing. I’m thrilled. It makes it all worth it.

DELCO, this one’s for you.

These recent photos of the Granite Run Mall (from Christina Wagner, who will be walking with us!) alerted me that my long threatened final walk through, and podcast from the mall needs to happen soon. So it is!

So I confirmed it with Delco legend Fantasource, and we’re going to take one final walk through the Granite Run Mall, and we want you to come along. I’ll bring along some stuff to record, and maybe get everyone’s memories of the mall as we walk, and then podcast the entire thing. My wife said she’d come too, indicating she either really loves the mall, or I’ve totally broken her will.

The mall was a huge part of my teenage years (AS I OUTLINED HERE), so this is important to me, in some perverse way.

So, what are we going to do? We will.

* Walk through the mall.

* Talk about the different stores that were there.

* Pour out a 40 in the parking lot for the mall.

* Finally, go to Riddle Ale House for the final meal.

That’s it. Pretty stupid, I know.

Here’s all the info:

Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Time: Meet at 4pm

Place: Granite Run Mall

*this is in no way supported, endorsed, or associated with the Granite Run Mall or its owners. but we’re not going to cause any trouble.*

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The Degenerate Podcast: Super Bowl Picks And Prop Bets

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It’s a sad time, but it’s a time for celebration.

It’s sad, because this is the end of the NFL season.

It’s a time for celebration, because there is the biggest week prop bets of the year, and a Super Bowl to pick.

We give you some props, and make the final Degenerate of the season count.

*ALL OF FANTASOURCE’S PROP PICKS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST*

Follow Fantasource (Delco Legend) on Twitter @Fantasource.

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(SEA @ DEN) – Total Completions – Russell Wilson (SEA) Over/Under 16½

OVER

Denver – 22 completions per game this season

Wilson – 15.5 completions per game 2013

16 completions per game career

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Passing Attempts in the game – Russell Wilson (SEA) Over/Under 26½

OVER

Denver D – 37 pass attempts per game this year

Wilson – only 4 games this year under 23 attempts; avg 25 pass attempts for career.

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Rushing Yards – Marshawn Lynch (SEA) Over/Under 90½

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(-105)u

OVER

Denver D gives up 97 ypg rushing (#5 best), but teams play from behind

Lynch averaging 115 yards rushing last 3 games.

(SEA @ DEN) – Longest Rush – Marshawn Lynch (SEA) Over/Under 19½

OVER –

Hunch.

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Tackles & Assists – Richard Sherman (SEA) Over/Under 3½

UNDER –

only 4+ tackles+assists in 5 games this year (out of 18)

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Tackles & Assists – Malcolm Smith (SEA) Over/Under 4½

OVER

averaged 7 total last 6 games.

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Passing Yards – Peyton Manning (DEN) Over/Under 290½

UNDER

Seattle D over 290 yards passing 2x this season (Brees 301, Schaub 325), all others less than 215.

12 of 18 games under 170 yards.

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Completions – Peyton Manning (DEN) Over/Under 26½

UNDER

Seattle gives up 19.3 per game this year

Denver/Manning only avg 28 per game

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Rushing Attempts in the game – Knowshon Moreno (DEN) Over/Under 15½

UNDER

over 15 attepmts in only 4 games this season

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Rushing Attempts in the game – Montee Ball (DEN) Over/Under 8½

OVER

Ball 10/10/12 last 3 games. Moreno was a little hurt last game, could see more carries, especially if the pass game isn’t working.

 

(SEA @ DEN) – Total Receptions – Jacob Tamme (DEN) Over/Under 1½

OVER

averaging 2.5 catches since week 11.

long passes probably won’t work, Tamme could be a good short yardage option

(SEA @ DEN) – Who will have more Rushing Yards in the game?

***Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB -20½ (-115)

Knowshon Moreno (DEN) RB +20½ (-115)

(SEA @ DEN) – Who will have more Rushing Attempts in the game?

***Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB -5½ (-115)

Knowshon Moreno (DEN) RB +5½ (-115)

(SEA @ DEN) – Who will have more Receiving Yards in the game?

Golden Tate (SEA) WR +7½ (-115)

**Julius Thomas (DEN) TE -7½ (-115)

Tate, only 2 big games. 13 & 31 ypg in playoffs. Avg 50 ypg this season.

Thomas: 56 ypg this season. But playoffs: 85 v SD/76 v. NE

Thomas good for like 50, Tate good for 35.

(SEA @ DEN) – Who will catch a pass first in the game?

Golden Tate (SEA) WR +120

**Eric Decker (DEN) WR -150

Tate Hate. Would play any Broncos WR, but this juice is the lowest.

Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance?

Live pictures only, any taped pictures or past video does not count towards wager. Book Manager’s decision is final. Must be clearly shown on TV.

**Yes EVEN

No -140

Which song will Bruno Mars perform first?

Any wager placed after this becomes public knowledge will be graded as No Action. Book Manager’s decision is final. All wagers have action.

Grenade 5/2

Just The Way You Are 6/1

Locked Out Of Heaven 3/1

Marry You 7/1

The Lazy Song 10/1

Treasure 2/1

***Gorilla 10/1

My son said it will be Gorilla, so I will go with Gorilla.

Will Wes Welker drop a pass in the game?

Must Play For Action.

**Yes -120

No -120

Hasn’t been 100% catches all season. And now playing against tough Seattle D.

LOCK. 99 Star PROP OF THE YEAR – What will the TV Rating be for the Super Bowl? Source, Nielsen

Over/Under Nielsen Rating 47½

UNDER – last game OVER 47′ was 1986 Bears/Pats

NFC Championship rating: 31

AFC Championship rating: 29.5

TV Markets: Seattle: 14; Denver 18

Ratings have been trending up in recent years, but last year was a drop to 46.4.

I don’t think it jumps a full point without a huge TV market team.

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The Degenerate Podcast: NFL Playoff Teaser And Playoff Props

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There are only four games, no way Fantasource can come up with a three team teaser, can he?

BULLSHIT. OF COURSE HE CAN.

A playoff NFL teaser and we talk some playoff props.

Follow Fantasource (Delco Legend) on Twitter @Fantasource.

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The Degenerate: The Final NFL Regular Season Three Team Tease

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Oh hey, remember me? Well, we didn’t have time to record a podcast this week so we decided to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) and write it up, like we used to do back in the original days of The Degenerate.

It’s week 17, and just like most week 17’s in the past the league is separated into two camps: those playing for something, and those who were eliminated and just want to get home and eat cheese and sit in their recliners. This week in our three team teaser we went with teams that really have a reason to play, whether it is for a division title, a bye week, or both. I think we have some good picks this week. I ignored any games between two teams that have already been eliminated, but there were still a bunch of games to pick from.

In case you aren’t familiar with a three team teaser, this type of bet allows you to get 10 points and use it in your favor and as you can see from the picks below, we used those points this week to bring our pointspreads from double digits (or close to double digits) down to more manageable lines.

On with the picks…

Pick #1: Patriots +1 over Buffalo Bills (original line Patriots -9)

Playoff scenarios for New England: Win and and clinch at least #2 seed (and bye week). Win and a Broncos loss and NE will get #1 seed in AFC.

This is a game where we just need New England to win the game, and I fully expect them to do it.

Since 2001, when the Patriots are 23-2-0 (92.0%) straight up against the Bills, with an average margin of victory of 15 points.

The Patriots since 2001, in home games in week 6 or later vs. teams with a winning percentage less than .500 they are 29-0 SU and 27-2 on the 10 point teaser line.

Some trends working against the Buffalo Bills:

When betting AGAINST the Bills in a three team teaser:

In 2013: 7-0 on the road, 13-2 overall.

And betting AGAINST the Bills in a three team teaser since 2011, in road games: 28-2-1 (93.3%); in all games: 52-9-2 (85.2%)

The Patriots will have a tough time in the playoffs without Gronkowski, and getting a bye week (and possibly home field advantage) will be huge for them. They will be prepared and should easily knock off the Bills.

Pick #2: Seattle Seahawks -1/2 over St Louis Rams (original line Seattle -10.5)

Playoff scenarios for Seattle: Win and clinch division and #1 seed (head-to-head tie-breaker beats Panthers). Seattle loss and San Fran win and Seattle drops to a wildcard team.

This is another game where we have one team playing for playoff positioning against a division team has already been eliminated. Seattle could end the season anywhere from #1 seed with a bye week next week and home field advantage, all the way down to the #5 seed and playing a road game next week. I think they bounce back from the loss last week and beat up on St Louis.

Seattle lost last week to Arizona, Seahawks coming off of a loss:

Since 2011: 13-1-1 (92.9%) on the 10 point teaser line

Since 2012: 7-0-0 (100.0%) on the 10 point teaser line

Seattle is 14-1 straight up at home since 2012. Yes, their lone loss was last week, but I think they get it done this week against St Louis. I don’t see how the Rams offense will be able to score enough points against the #1 defense in the league to get a win on the road. Could be low scoring (first meeting was 14-9 Seattle) and covering 10 point may be tough but Seattle should win the game and that is all we are asking for here.

Pick #3: Saints -3 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (original line Saints -13)

New Orleans’ playoff scenarios: Win and they are in. Saints win and Panthers lose then Saints win NFC South.

Saints at home this year are 7-0 straight up and on the three team teaser line, with an average margin of victory of 15 points.

And another stat (also fits for Seattle this week): Since 2010, any home favs of 10+ points who are coming off of a loss: 15-4-0 (78.9%) on the three team teaser line.

Since 2006, when the Saints play division games at home they are 19-3-1 (86.4%) on the three team teaser line (7-0-1 in since 2012).

Saints have lost 3 of last 4, and 2 in a row but they are 7-0 at home this year.

Since 2008, Saints: 14-3 ATS regular season home games off of a loss, including 11-1 last 12 games.

Brees had a terrible game last week at Carolina. This is a win and get in situation, the Bucs defense is tough but on the road this season Tampa Bay is 1-6 and gives up 25 ppg in road. Saints will get it done.

The three team teaser for Week 17:

Patriots +1

Seahawks -1/2

Saints -3

Confidence rating: 5 Bazaars (out of 5).

I really like the teaser plays this week. We have good situations, good matchups and motivated teams for our side. Let’s get this one…

Good Luck this week, and have a Happy New Year!!

Follow Fantasource on Twitter @Fantasource.

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The Degenerate Podcast: A Holiday NFL Three Team Tease

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It’s a Christmas version of The Degenerate!

It’s essentially the same as it always is, but with a sweet Kenny Rogers photo with Dolly around the tree.

Giving out an educated three-team tease from Fantasource, an uneducated “gut” tease from Spike, and going over some potential value in Super Bowl odds.

Follow Fantasource (Delco Legend) on Twitter @Fantasource.

Follow Spike on Twitter @SpikeEskin.

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The Degenerate Podcast: NFL Three Team Tease And Late Season Trends

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What’s that? What is that you say?!

It’s a winning streak, baby.

Fantasource looks to go above .500 in three team teasers for the season, and goes over some interesting late season trends. Spike gives his baseless, “gut” three team tease as well.

Follow Fantasource (Delco Legend) on Twitter @Fantasource.

Follow Spike on Twitter @SpikeEskin.

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The Degenerate Podcast: NFL Three-Team Tease And Future Bets

 

kenny_rogers_portraitFantasource IS BACK ON TRACK BABY.

After a win in his three-team teaser last week, the march toward .500 is going full steam ahead.

On this week’s podcast, Fantasource talks about some NFL future bets he has for this year, and we talk about his regrettable NBA future bet. He gives out a three-team teaser, and Spike gives out a three-team ‘gut’ teaser as well.

Follow Fantasource (Delco Legend) on Twitter @Fantasource.

Follow Spike on Twitter @SpikeEskin.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

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The Degenerate Podcast: Thanksgiving NFL Three-Team Tease

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It’s four losses in a row in The Degenerate (3-5 overall), and there are two ways to handle it.

First, we could hang our heads and give up. That’s not what we’re about here.

Instead, we’re going to strap in, buckle up, board up the windows, and move forward and get this thing back on track.

Today’s episode has Fantasource’s well researched three-team tease, and Spike’s “gut” three team tease.

Follow Fantasource (Delco Legend) on Twitter @Fantasource.

Follow Spike on Twitter @SpikeEskin.

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The Degenerate Podcast: NFL Three-Team Tease And Oliver Avatar Explained

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Finally.

We will get the story of Fantasource’s Twitter avatar.

We also get another three-team NFL tease from Fantasource, and I give a trend free, all gut, teaser of my own.

Follow Fantasource (Delco Legend) on Twitter @Fantasource.

Follow Spike on Twitter @SpikeEskin.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here.

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