Month: December 2012

Geeks Of Gridiron – Final Standings: Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti is Your Champion

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In what turned out to be a huge surprise, Mike Asti takes his second Tricycle Pick ‘Em title of the season. He only managed to win this title by 9 games after a late season surge by Tom Deja. Tricycle co-founders Anthony and Kelen finished third and fourth respectively.

Final Standings
1.
Asti 109-60-1 (Last week 5-5)
2. Deja 100-69-1 (Last week 7-3)
3. Sellers 99-70-1 (Last week 4-6)
4. Conley 97-72-1 (Last week 5-5)

Week 17 Results
NY Jets 9 Buffalo 28
Carolina 44 New Orleans 38
Tampa Bay 22 Atlanta 17
Chicago 26 Detroit 24
Houston 16 Indianapolis 28
Cleveland 10 Pittsburgh 24
Baltimore 17 Cincinnati 23
Green Bay 34 Minnesota 37
St. Louis 13 Seattle 20
Dallas 18 Washington 28

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Geeks Of Gridiron – Week 17: Season Finale

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Leaderboard
Asti 104-55-1 (Last week 5-5)
Sellers 95-64-1 (Last week 7-3)
Deja 93-66-1 (Last week 7-3)
Conley 92-67-1 (Last week 5-5)

Week 16 Results
Minnesota 23 Houston 6
St. Louis 28 Tampa Bay 13
New Orleans 34 Dallas 31
Cincinnati 13 Pittsburgh 10
Buffalo 10 Miami 24
Tennessee 7 Green Bay 55
Cleveland 12 Denver 34
Chicago 28 Arizona 13
NY Giants 14 Baltimore 33
San Francisco 13 Seattle 42

The Games
NY Jets @ Buffalo
Carolina @ New Orleans
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta
Chicago @ Detroit
Houston @ Indianapolis
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
Baltimore @ Cincinnati
Green Bay @ Minnesota
St. Louis @ Seattle
Dallas @ Washington

Asti
New York Jets (a loss would be utterly hilarious though)
New Orleans
Atlanta
Chicago
Houston
Pittsburgh (The Steelers can’t lose twice to the Browns. The Steelers can’t lose twice to the Browns. I’m just going to keep saying this to myself over and over)
Baltimore
Minnesota
Seattle
Washington

Sellers
NY Jets
New Orleans
Atlanta
Chicago
Houston
Pittsburgh (but would laugh my ass off if the Steelers lost twice to the Browns)
Baltimore
Green Bay
Seattle
Washington

Deja (See all of Tom’s picks in the latest Moves Like Curtis.)
Jets
Carolina
Atlanta
Chicago
Houston
Steelers
Bengals
Vikings
Seattle
Washington

Conley
NY Jets
New Orleans
Atlanta
Chicago
Houston
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Minnesota
Seattle
Washington

Moves Like Curtis: Epilepsy Can Ruin Division Titles (Week 17)

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And with this, Rivalry Weekend, the 2012 campaign is over for almost everyone. (more…)

Better In The Dark – Episode #142: BITD Goes Down the Existential Christmas Road!

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In this, the last BITD episode of 2012, The Guys Outta Brooklyn revisit The Summer (now Winter) of Speed to examine a trio of films where the cars are secondary to psychological introspection and angst! Join Tom and Derrick as they express their love of Two-Lane Blacktop! Enjoy Derrick’s reminiscences about seeing Vanishing Point in the theaters! Laugh as Tom tries to cover up how he misremembered Zabriskie Point! And decide for yourself whether “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is a charming seduction or date rape! If you like pina coladas, you best get to clicking!


Better In The Dark – Episode #142: BITD Goes Down the Existential Christmas Road!

Geeks Of Gridiron – Week 16: Throwing A Pick 6 On Your Opponent’s 1 Yard Line

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Leaderboard
Asti 99-50-1 (Last week 8-2)
Sellers 88-61-1 (Last week 6-4)
Conley 87-62-1 (Last week 3-7)
Deja 86-63-1 (Last week 6-4)

Week 15 Results
Indianapolis 17 Houston 29
Denver 34 Baltimore 17
Washington 38 Cleveland 21
Minnesota 36 St. Louis 22
Tampa Bay 0 New Orleans 41
NY Giants 0 Atlanta 34
Green Bay 21 Chicago 13
Pittsburgh 24 Dallas 27
San Francisco 41 New England 34
NY Jets 10 Tennessee 14

The Games
Minnesota @ Houston
St. Louis @ Tampa Bay
New Orleans @ Dallas
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
Buffalo @ Miami
Tennessee @ Green Bay
Cleveland @ Denver
Chicago @ Arizona
NY Giants @ Baltimore
San Francisco @ Seattle

Asti
Houston
St. Louis
Dallas
Pittsburgh
Miami
Green Bay
Denver
Chicago
New York Giants
San Francisco

Sellers
Houston
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
Cincinnati
Miami
Green Bay
Denver
Chicago
Baltimore
San Francisco

Conley
Houston
Tampa Bay
Dallas
Pittsburgh
Miami
Green Bay
Denver
Chicago
NY Giants
Seattle

Deja (See all of Tom’s picks in the latest Moves Like Curtis.)
Texans
St. Louis
New Orleans
Cincinnati
Miami
Green Bay
Denver
Cards
Giants
Seahawks

Moves Like Curtis: You Mad, Bro? (Week 16)

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You’ll notice there’s no Monday Night Game.  That’s because some years ago some church-type people got all bent out of shape because the NFL dared put football games on Christmas Eve…so we’re getting Monday off. (more…)

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Bah, Humbug!

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BAH, HUMBUG! Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo ring in the Christmas season and the new year in style. In their last show of 2012, your favorite sports geniuses go all over the sports gauntlet.

College basketball enters the program for the first time in awhile. Jim Boeheim’s 900th win is put into perspective, along with an update on the season to date. Has Duke already assured themselves a number one seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament? What’s wrong with some other struggling giants?

From the college hardwood to the pros, the HBS brings you the next chapter in “As The Lakers Asininity Turns.” Does Pau Gasol have to be traded unless things turn around soon? Or will the impending return of Steve Nash be enough to mend their wounds?

While the Lakers are always dramatic, their soap opera doesn’t even hold a candle to the NFL’s New York Jets. Rex Ryan officially becomes the Buzz-Saw’s best friend for life with his decision to start Greg McElroy this week. Was this the right decision? Does Mark Sanchez have a future with the Jets? Will this finally send the message to Tebow Maniacs that it just ain’t happening for their hero? We can dream, right?

In addition to these topics, expect some more MLB off-season talk, most notably a reigning Cy Young winner being traded, Mike to continue to destroy George’s unfounded optimism about the NHL Lockout, as well as, the Week 16 edition of the second annual HBS NFL Pick’em Challenge.

Get those cookies and milk ready for Santa, put out the manger, light the menorah, or do whatever you people do. No matter what holiday you celebrate, just realize the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Bah, Humbug!

Better In The Dark – Episode #141.5: Tyler Perry and That Damn Fat Suit

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In this bite-sized Point Five Episode, Tom and Derrick discuss the films of Tyler Perry and his position in the entertainment industry and the black community. Is Perry pandering to his audience? Is his recent turn as Alex Cross a bid to disassociate himself from his fans, or an attempt to expand his horizons? And does he have an obligation to present his fanbase with better quality product? You know that fat suit is getting hot, so get to clicking!


Better In The Dark – Episode #141.5: Tyler Perry and That Damn Fat Suit

Geeks Of Gridiron – Week 15: Can’t Win For Losing

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Leaderboard
Asti 91-48-1 (Last week 6-4)
Conley 84-55-1 (Last week 4-6)
Sellers 82-57-1 (Last week 4-6)
Deja 80-59-1 (Last week 4-6)

Week 14 Results
Dallas 20 Cincinnati 19
St. Louis 15 Buffalo 12
Chicago 14 Minnesota 21
Tennessee 23 Indianapolis 27
San Diego 34 Pittsburgh 24
Arizona 0 Seattle 58
Baltimore 28 Washington 31
New Orleans 27 NY Giants 52
Detroit 20 Green Bay 27
Houston 14 New England 42

The Games
Indianapolis @ Houston
Denver @ Baltimore
Washington @ Cleveland
Minnesota @ St. Louis
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
NY Giants @ Atlanta
Green Bay @ Chicago
Pittsburgh @ Dallas
San Francisco @ New England
NY Jets @ Tennessee

Asti
Houston
Baltimore
Washington
Minnesota (AP all day!)
New Orleans
Atlanta
Green Bay
Dallas (Steelers will win out after this though)
New England
Tennessee

Conley
Houston
Baltimore
Cleveland
St. Louis
New Orleans
NY Giants
Green Bay
Pittsburgh
New England
NY Jets

Sellers
Houston
Denver
Cleveland
Minnesota
New Orleans
Giants
Green Bay
Pittsburgh
San Fran
Jets

Deja (See all of Tom’s picks in the latest Moves Like Curtis.)
Colts
Denver
Cleveland
St. Louis
New Orleans
Falcons
Green Bay
Dallas
49ers
NY Jets

Moves Like Curtis: Junk Games and Playoff Positioning (Week 15)

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No preamble this week…I’m filing this under the wire.  Let’s get to it, then! (more…)