Oakland Raiders Diary #3: “I Got This.”

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Well, well, well. Look who got their first win of the season over the hated Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s right, my Oakland Raiders. Welcome to entry three of my Oakland Raiders Diary. Continue reading

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Geeks Of Gridiron – Week 4: Upsets?! Who Cares About Stinkin’ Upsets?!

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Week 3 Recap

So it seems The Buzz-Saw isn’t invincible! After a 7-3 week, he’s now slipped into a tie with Kelen for first, after a brilliant 8-2 week by The Hyphen. RGIII and the Redskins cost him a valuable win but we’re still early in the season. Tom bounced back with a 7-3 week of his own that brought him into a tie for second with Triple S, after Sellers’ week worst 6-4 record. So despite the referees trying to ruin everything (and Kelen counting his blessings that he didn’t put the Seattle/Green Bay debacle into play), it’s still anyone’s ballgame! Who will take home the first ever Minister Of The Tricycle Title? Maybe the picture will become clearer after this week.

Week 3 Winners

NY Giants 36 Carolina 7
Buffalo 24 Cleveland 14
NY Jets 23 Miami 20 OT
Cincinnati 38 Washington 31
Detroit 41 Tennessee 44
Tampa Bay 10 Dallas 16
Atlanta 27 San Diego 3
Philadelphia 6 Arizona 27
Houston 31 Denver 25
New England 30 Baltimore 31

Leaderboard

Asti 20-10 (Last week 7-3)
Conley 20-10 (Last week 8-2)
Deja 18-12 (Last week 7-3)
Sellers 18-12(Last week 6-4)

The Games

Cleveland @ Baltimore
San Francisco @ NY Jets
Seattle @ St. Louis
Carolina @ Atlanta
Minnesota @ Detroit
New England @ Buffalo
Oakland @ Denver
New Orleans @ Green Bay
NY Giants @ Philadelphia
Chicago @ Dallas

Asti

Baltimore
San Francisco
Seattle
Atlanta
Detroit
New England
Denver
Green Bay
New York Giants
Dallas (Cutler implodes under the bright lights)

Conley

Baltimore
San Francisco
Seattle
Atlanta
Detroit
New England
Oakland
New Orleans
NY Giants
Chicago

Deja (See all of Tom’s picks in the latest Moves Like Curtis.)

Baltimore
San Francisco
Seattle
Atlanta
Minnesota
The Sucking Black Hole of Loserness
Denver
Green Bay
NY Giants
Dallas

Sellers

Baltimore
San Francisco
Seattle
ATL
Detroit
New England (hurts to say)
Denver
Green Bay
NY Giants
Dallas

Trike House Party – Week Five: Blame It On The Sooners

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Week Four Recap

Through the first four weeks, Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti has been the life of the party. Leading from the onset, the Buzz-Saw had yet another champion-like week, going 9-1. Kansas State causing his only blemish in an otherwise flawless week. George “The Howitzer” Gerbo stayed two games back of Asti, also recording a 9-1 record, while Anthony “Triple S” Sellers gained ground on B Hyphen, he lost ground on the HBS team by going 8-2. Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley was the worst this week going 7-3, thanks in part to him trusting old WV ties by (wrongly) picking the Wolverines to win despite Notre Dame having “the luck of the Irish”.[1. I picked Michigan because I hate Notre Dame! - Kelen] The Clemson Tigers also let Hyphen down, as they became prey for the Seminoles of Florida St.

Week 4 Winners

BYU 6 @ #24 Boise St 7
Maryland 21 @ (8)WVU 31
Virginia 7 @ (17)TCU 27
Missouri 10 @ (7)South Carolina 31
California 9 @ (13)USC 27
(2)LSU 12 @ Auburn 10
(18)Michigan 6 @ (11)Notre Dame 13
(15)Kansas St. 24 @ (6)Oklahoma 19
(10)Clemson 37 @ (4)Florida St. 49
(22)Arizona 0 @ (3)Oregon 49

Leaderboard

Asti 29-10 (Last week: 9-1)
Gerbo 27-12 (Last week: 9-1)
Conley 25-14 (Last week: 7-3)
Sellers 25-14 (Last week: 8-2)

The Games

#8 Stanford at Washington
#25 Baylor @ #9 WVU
Minnesota @ Iowa
NC State @ Miami (FL)
Duke @ Wake Forest
Marshall @ Purdue
#14 Ohio St. @ #20 Michigan St.
Texas Tech @ Iowa St.
#12 Texas @ Oklahoma St.
Wisconsin @ #22 Nebraska

Asti

Stanford
WVU
Iowa
Miami (FL)
Wake Forest
Purdue
Michigan State
Texas Tech
Texas
Nebraska

Gerbo

Stanford
WVU
Iowa
Miami
Wake Forest
Purdue
Ohio State
Texas Tech
Texas
Nebraska

Conley

Stanford
WVU
Iowa
NC State
Wake Forest
Purdue
Ohio St.
Texas Tech
Texas
Nebraska

Sellers

Stanford
WVU (never gonna go against them)
Iowa
NC State
Wake Forest
Purdue (never gonna go with Marshall)
Buckeye Nation
Texas Tech
Texas
Nebraska (Though I could see Wisconsin winning)

Moves Like Curtis: Does Greg Schiano Have To Choke A Ref? (Week 4)

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Well, how about them replacement refs? Continue reading

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Blundering Blunders!

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Asinine. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo’s favorite term is perhaps the most fitting way to describe the recent ending to Monday Night Football. As the sports world continues to go bonkers over the replacement referees and how atrocious this game, as well, as the entire NFL season of officiating has been, the integrity of the most popular organization in America is being questioned. How many more referee blundering blunders can the National Football League withstand? This epidemic will be dissected, while solutions of many lingering issues will be answered. Was upstanding the referees incorrect call the right decision by the league? Will this trigger a rush to settle the dispute with the actual, qualified, regular refs? Has the replacement ref scandal actually been a positive for the NFL and created even more of a buzz and a “water cooler” effect then ever before? Where does this blunder rank in the lexicon of game changing historical calls across the history of all sports? With a resident Packer fan on the panel, Mike may be forced into a rare and uncharacteristic job of controlling the action.

After dealing with all the asininity that was MNF, a preview of NFL’s week four and the HBS Pick’em Challenge rolls on. College football joins the docket, with a discussion of the current National Championship and Heisman watch landscape.

Hey NFL, need an official? Mike and George are willing to hear offers. The NFL replacement referees conquer NOTHING, while the Howitzer and Buzz-saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Blundering Blunders!

Better In The Dark – Episode #137.5: Aisha, Katniss, and Dillion Face the Stranger – Geek Racism

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It’s time for what may be the most controversial Point Five episode to date! Tom and Derrick use the recent outrage over BITD-Approved Geek Goddess Aisha Tyler hosting a video game launch and the casting in The Hunger Games to explore racism in geek culture, a subject one of The Boys Outta Brooklyn has intimate experience with thanks to Dillon, his New Pulp hero. It’s a heated half hour of frank talk, so get to clicking!

Better In The Dark – Episode #137.5: Aisha, Katniss, and Dillion Face the Stranger – Geek Racism

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Keep On Hustlin’

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Another week, another dollar. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo keep on hustlin’ the sports media circuit. Now through two weeks of the NFL season, some dominance, some breakout performances, some upsets, some disappointments, and of course, some asininity has already erupted all across the gridiron. Are the Patriots purposely sabotaging Wes Welker, now in the midst of the dreaded one year franchise tag season? Is Peyton Manning’s lack of arm strength a true concern for the Broncos? And who’s side are you on in the Greg Schiano – Tom Coughlin battle of morals vs winning? These are just some of the hot topics that will get the guys heated, as the NFL moves towards week three.

While football is just getting started, baseball is about to boil over. The MLB pennant races are in full swing and the playoff match-ups are almost set. Not only should fans keep an eye on the standings, but there’s a bit of history on the line too. Miguel Cabrera is trying to accomplish baseball’s first Triple Crown in 45 years. Can the Tigers slugger be the first to lead the league in homers, RBI, and batting average since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967? Is it possible a player can win the Triple Crown and not be named MVP?!

Say what? Say who? Say, the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show conquering sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Keep On Hustlin’

Geeks Of Gridiron – Week 3: Cam Newton Hates Us All

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Week 2 Recap

So maybe we all believe in the Saints too much? After Cam Newton dashed our hopes, Michael Vick decided to put the team on his back and propel the Eagles to 2-0. And of course, The Buzz-Saw steps out from the pack with a 7-3 week. But his lead is only a slim game, and with The Hyphen, Triple S, and Mr. Moves Like Curtis himself breathing down his neck, he’s in for a dogfight. But really, aren’t we just waiting to see if the Browns or Raiders will win a game first?

Week 2 Winners

Chicago 10 Green Bay 23
Tampa Bay 34 NY Giants 41
Cleveland 27 Cincinnati 34
Oakland 13 Miami 35
Baltimore 23 Philadelphia 24
New Orleans 27 Carolina 35
Washington 28 St. Louis 31
NY Jets 10 Pittsburgh 27
Detroit 19 San Francisco 27
Denver 21 Atlanta 27

Leaderboard

Asti 13-7 (Last week 7-3)
Conley 12-8 (Last week 6-4)
Sellers 12-8 (Last week 6-4)
Deja 11-9 (Last week 5-5)

The Games

NY Giants @ Carolina
Buffalo @ Cleveland
NY Jets @ Miami
Cincinnati @ Washington
Detroit @ Tennessee
Tampa Bay @ Dallas
Atlanta @ San Diego
Philadelphia @ Arizona
Houston @ Denver
New England @ Baltimore

Sellers

NYG
Cle
NYJ
RG3 (Wash.)
DET
Dal
ATL (yeahhhh in Lil’ Jon voice)
Philly
Houston
B-Whore

Asti

New York Giants
Buffalo
New York Jets
Washington
Detroit
Dallas
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Houston
Baltimore

Deja

NY Giants
Buffalo
NY Jets
Cincinnati
Detroit
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Houston
Baltimore

Conley

NY Giants
Buffalo
NY Jets
Cincinnati
Detroit
Dallas
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Houston
Baltimore

Trike House Party – Week Four: Where Stanford Sunk All Of Our Battleships

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Week Three Recap

Eff you Stanford. As much as I’ve hated USC since they paid for their BCS Title, I didn’t need an Andrew Luck-less Cardinal to pull off this upset. None of us needed Pitt to beat the Hokies. And 2 identical scores?! Do I sense an impending National Championship throwdown between Alabama and Florida St.? While Kelen is the only person to correctly call the Rutgers win last Thursday, The Buzz-Saw still leads the way as Triple S falls to last place. But it’s still early in the season and this is college football! Anything can happen!

Week Three Winners

Rutgers 23 South Florida 13
Wake Forest 0 #5 Florida St. 52
#13 Virginia Tech 17 Pittsburgh 35
#1 Alabama 52 Arkansas 0
JMU 12 #9 WVU 42
#18 Florida 37 #23 Tennessee 20
#2 USC 14 #21 Stanford 21
#20 Notre Dame 20 #10 Michigan St. 3
#14 Texas 66 Mississippi 31
North Carolina 34 #19 Louisville 39

Leaderboard

Asti 20-9 (Last week: 6-4)
Gerbo 18-11 (Last week: 6-4)
Conley 18-11 (Last week: 6-4)
Sellers 17-12 (Last week: 5-5)

The Games

BYU @ (24)Boise St.
Maryland @ (8)WVU
Virginia @ (17)TCU
Missouri @ (7)South Carolina
California @ (13)USC
(2)LSU @ Auburn
(18)Michigan @ (11)Notre Dame
(15)Kansas St. @ (6)Oklahoma
(10)Clemson @ (4)Florida St.
(22)Arizona @ (3)Oregon

Asti

Boise State
WVU
TCU
South Carolina
USC
LSU (Oh baby will Auburn get smacked around!)
Notre Dame (As I warned, ND will make noise this year)
Oklahoma
Florida State
Oregon (Rod and Casteel will NOT make noise)

Gerbo

Boise State
WVU
TCU
South Carolina
USC
LSU
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Florida State
Oregon (But don’t be surprised if old Rod and Casteel make this thing interesting )

Sellers

Boise St.
Gold n Blue
TCU
S. Car.
USC
LSU
ND
Sooners
Clemson
“Quack Quack” Oregon

Conley

Boise State
WVU
TCU
South Carolina
USC
LSU
Michigan
Oklahoma
Clemson
Oregon

Moves Like Curtis: You Lost To A Team From The NFC West That Isn’t The 49ers! (Week 3)

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So here we are at Week Three.  I’ve always felt that a team doesn’t start to tell you who they are until Week Four, but the signs are slowly coming into focus.  Right now, we’re still getting false vibes, and I’m sure even those of us who are hopeful that certain teams have finally revealed themselves to be the losers they really are (Hello, Foxboro!)…we shouldn’t jump to pointing and laughing just yet. Continue reading