Iowa State Football Bashing Thread

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As a guy like myself who is an expert on everything, this fucking guy is an expert on everything and nothing.

He's a fucking child.
 
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He's done a sports betting one. One with his pastor, I don't recall if it was political or what it was about. I'm sure there's others
 

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Men talking about poker is right up there. I see that in his future at some point.
Yeah, all it will take is him participating in a $10 buy in charity tournament and a few episodes of Poker After Dark and he’ll be acting like he’s Texas Dolly.

“I found this book called Super System, and let me tell you, it’s FASCINATING”.
 

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Looking back on it, because of the time it happened, Jon Miller kinda did something similar. Had the Hawkeye site, got a radio gig, all of the sudden was on Mediacom, hosted shit with Zabel, then drove to Chicago once.

Only difference is Jon didn’t have the luxury of smart phones and podcasts. I guarantee he would have done similar shit at the same age.
 

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Looking back on it, because of the time it happened, Jon Miller kinda did something similar. Had the Hawkeye site, got a radio gig, all of the sudden was on Mediacom, hosted shit with Zabel, then drove to Chicago once.

Only difference is Jon didn’t have the luxury of smart phones and podcasts. I guarantee he would have done similar shit at the same age.
Jon wanted to be the successor to Zabel, not the job specifically but the emotional leader of Hawkeye fandom. You could actually tell that he had some reverence for him when they had the postgame.

Chris apparently wants to be the Joe Rogan sort of Everyman/Renaissance man of Iowa State.

Jon was more successful in sheer numbers (he did make BTN, the WHO slot is pretty big, KXNO rated better than now), Chris is probably more successful within the ISU community.
 

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Jon wanted to be the successor to Zabel, not the job specifically but the emotional leader of Hawkeye fandom. You could actually tell that he had some reverence for him when they had the postgame.

Chris apparently wants to be the Joe Rogan sort of Everyman/Renaissance man of Iowa State.

Jon was more successful in sheer numbers (he did make BTN, the WHO slot is pretty big, KXNO rated better than now), Chris is probably more successful within the ISU community.
in Chris’ defense, is this really a bad idea, given the evolution of how people consume media?
 

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Jon at least stuck to a topic he was familiar with. Hawkeye sports.

Chris has portrayed expertise and fascination/kind of a hobby/does podcasts in parenting, stonks, auto racing, physical fitness, local newspapers, bourbon, “the business of sports”, Coronavirus, craft beer, digital media, fundraising, gambling, WWE, rural Iowa, fireworks, country music, hip hop music, UFC, tailgating, fantasy football, the Liberty Bowl, drinking, European soccer, Iowa State football, Iowa State basketball, Iowa State WBB, smoking meat, mentoring, Major League Baseball, legal matters, popular culture, politics, sports marketing. I’m sure I’m missing a lot.
 
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Jon at least stuck to a topic he was familiar with and knowledgeable of. Hawkeye sports.

Chris has portrayed expertise and fascination/kind of a hobby/does podcasts in parenting, stonks, auto racing, physical fitness, local newspapers, bourbon, “the business of sports”, Coronavirus, craft beer, digital media, fundraising, gambling, WWE, rural Iowa, fireworks, country music, hip hop music, UFC, tailgating, fantasy football, the Liberty Bowl, drinking, European soccer, Iowa State football, Iowa State basketball, Iowa State WBB, smoking meat, mentoring, Major League Baseball, legal matters, popular culture, politics, sports marketing. I’m sure I’m missing a lot.
I would like this except for the part about you saying Jon was knowledgeable about Hawkeye sports.
 

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in Chris’ defense, is this really a bad idea, given the evolution of how people consume media?
If people are willing to listen to him or pay money for ads on his show, it’s a fine idea. If people want politics or life advice from someone you know about because he talks about your favourite sports team, have at it. Same with Rob or Jon.

I’m still going to make fun of it.
 

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It is like 4 things at once.

He has an inflated ego as he is King of the Dorks in the Ames realm because they are mostly small town dipshits types that go crazy when they see the local weather guy at the grocery store as if Brad Pitt was buying produce. He's got a rich guy on the hook to run his shitty little empire of a site complete with office space and even young female staff member that worships him. Desperate dork advertisers that actually want to pay to run ads and give him free stuff. A wife that has a real job/business that unfortunately let him impregnate her multiple times.

You have to hand it to him, he's fooled everyone. He has a staff of people that do the actual work for him. Stanz does what his job was. He pays Rob Gray and a few others some money to write content. He's got that young girl in love with him to do his social media and random other work.

This lets him have a lot of free time to fill. That is why you see 5 different half-assed podcasts that range from gambling to drinking to talking about aliens and whatever comes into his empty skull. Multiple websites on racing. No real plan, just a "new" idea that he thinks he can capitalize on quickly when he gets bored with doing the actual work it takes. Remember a few months ago when he put out the tweet saying he was looking to get into the e-sports thing and asking people if they would pay him money to set up EA Sports NCAA Football games?

It is all pretty simple. He found something that sort of works with Cyclone Fanatic (even though they have to beg for patron money because he has a multiple person staff when a single half motivated person could run it) and has actual advertisers.

Now he is trying to make a racing website. A gambling podcast. A drinking podcast. It is all so he can sell ad space while also acting like he has some super important entertaining stuff to say and also trying to get free shit.

It's sort of funny thought to see how much fatter, balder and uglier he has gotten in a really short amount of time. It seems like yesterday that he was a young and sort of normally fit guy with a full head of hair making predictions in that suit shop with the skinny twink old guy. Now he looks like the fat, paunchy, tired, balding, puffy faced alcoholic he is.
 

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I forgot to add, he has a whole lot of entitled Jon Miller in him.

I laughed a few weeks ago when he posted on twitter that he was choosing not to cover the Texas Tech vs. Iowa State football game because he needed a break and wanted to take his little girl to the game.

The guy has one fucking job, and that is to cover Iowa State football and basketball. Even in a pandemic shortened season where he has gotten more time with his kids than ever while media members all over the country lose their jobs and he begs for patron money, he has the balls to take the day off covering a home game.
 
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