Happy holidays from Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo. Your favorite sports geniuses say Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever the Hell you people celebrate. However, we here at the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show want to make it clear we do not wish a happy holiday season or send any warm regards to the buffoons. You people just suck too much to wish joy for.
On this holiday buffoon excluding edition of the HBS, we start with news of Kobe Bryant suffering another injury, as he’ll now be missing six weeks. Mike and George discuss how this will impact Kobe and the Lakers as a team. They also venture into rare waters, asking if his contract was hypocritical and selfish from his self professed goals of winning another championship. There is plenty of warranted criticism to place in Kobe’s directon. Sorry, not sorry no one else wants to go there.
There’s a forced west coast bias in the NHL these days. Why? Well the West, most notably California is where most of the quality teams are. The Ducks are for real and the Kings keep sippin’ on that winning gin and juice, while everyone else (except Chicago) toils around them. Are really any other true Stanley Cup caliber squads out West besides Anaheim, Los Angeles, and Chicago?
Over in the Eastern Conference, a former West power, the Detroit Red Wings have been an odd mess. Is it fixable in Hockeytown?
It was another NFL week of drama. And the Buzz-Saw is disgusted with one member of the Dallas Cowboys, not named Tony Romo.
A final bow is put on the holiday season and possibly the year with week 16 in the HBS NFL Pick’em Challenge, as well as an early look at college basketball.
The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw send vibes for a happy holiday season to all except the buffoons, while conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…
Spring is in the air. And the sports world is in the midst of some spring cleaning of its own. College basketball’s madness has now been thrown in the closet, ushering golf and baseball to the main dresser drawer. Bored? Think again.
This weeks Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer’ Gerbo discuss the National Championship Game between Louisville and Michigan, the significance of Rick Pitino’s second National Title to his legacy, the future of the Michigan program, and even how the the Fab Five should be handled with the sanctions officially lifted. There was another college basketball championship game – the women played one too, as Connecticut and head coach Geno Auriemma captured their 8th crown. Where does the accomplishment put Auriemma in comparison to overall great college coaches like Pat Summit and among the men elites like John Wooden, Coach K, and Adolph Rupp etc?
One of the most beautiful parts of Spring: THEEEE MASTERS! Golf’s biggest stage is here and so is the aged old question: Tiger or the field? How much much does Tiger Woods need this major, in his quest to break Jack Nicklaus’ record? Mike will try to remain calm this time (we said try…).
With the New York Knicks streaking and the Pittsburgh Penguins slumping, these two prominent franchises are the focus. How good are the Knicks? Should the Pens panic, dealing with another Crosby injury?
A recap of the first week of the 2013 Major League Baseball will conclude this edition of the HBS. The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw throw on their green jackets, while conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…
Smell the grass. Hear the crack of the bat. The countdown is over. Baseball season is now underway! This is their wheelhouse, as Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo go league to league, division to division, breaking down all that is the 2013 Major League Baseball season.
Can Posey and the Giants pitching lead San Francisco to a third World Series title in four years? Is it possible for Miguel Cabrera to follow a historic Triple Crown? How will the injury riddled Yankees fair? Will Bryce Harper emerge to even another level in his sophomore campaign? A better Mike “WAR” Trout? Did the Blue Jays Marlins pilfering splash filled off-season make them the AL East favorite? All these questions and much more will be answered. Oh yeah, and is this FINALLY the year the Pittsburgh Pirates end their sub-500 record long losing streak?! Eh… Not so fast.
Baseball may be back, but the rest of the sports world is not yet taking a backseat. Atlanta is primed to host college basketball’s Final Four weekend. Louisville, hoping to win for hometown kid, Kevin Ware, who will be there recovering from his gruesome broken leg, squares off against cinderella Wichita State. And Syracuse dances with Michigan, making this the Wolverines’ first trip since the Fab Five days. Who will cut down the nets and which team will stand tall as national champion? George even rejoices a rare victory in a competition over Mike. Hey, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile. We also can’t forget about a buffoon head coach being fired!
NHL’s Trade Deadline came and went without much fanfare. Despite a lacking of excitement, some big moves were made. Who were the winners and more importantly, and asininely, who were the losers?
Baseball brings the magic. Magic creates conquering. The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw are magicians, by conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…
In a sports world that is always humorous and rarely makes any sense, some of the news of the past week actually provided some shock, asinine shock, but shock none the less. Who better to discuss asinine sports news than Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo?
Look no further than the madness…in a tournament always dominated by madness, the 2013 NCAA Tournament has become perhaps the most maddening in history. Some 12 over 5′s – sure. A 14 over a 3 – alright. A 15 over a 2 – damn. Almost a couple 16′s over 1′s – wow. And that was just the first weekend. There’s still some usual suspects around, but they’re joined by La Salle, Wichita State, and FLORIDA GULF COAST?! A program not even in existence a decade ago is in the Sweet 16! March Madness is alive and well.
While the on-court action is exciting, the off-court college basketball stories are equally as entertaining. Eliminated UCLA and Minnesota (ironically the team that ousted the Bruins) fired their prominent stellar head coaches. Which one of these moves was more nonsensical and ridiculous? Where do these programs go from here?
Tiger Tiger Woods, ya’ll! The man, the myth, the legend has finally reclaim his throne at top of the golf mountain. Does Tiger Woods spot as golf’s number one player in the world mean he’s back? Mike angrily explains how this entire notion is unreasonable at this point in Tiger’s career.
A hockey team is in the midst of a historic streak AGAIN and the NHL trade season has officially begun. The Pittsburgh Penguins and the rumor mill conclude with a hockey legend another gold star show.
Nonsensical reality may be abundant, but the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer regardless, by conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…
Madness. One word says it all. For some boring fools, March just means spring and warmer weather (or so they say). For the rest of us, it means the most madness filled sports month of the year. Professional athletes take a backseat to college kids. It’s the NCAA Tournament. It’s the place dreams come true, eternal memories are formed, hearts are broken, a nation unifies, and Davids and Goliaths are on an equal stage.
Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo do what the rest of the country is doing, they fill out their brackets. Your favorite sports genius’ go through the entire field and give their picks. Based on Mike’s high winning percentage in competitions against George, can the Howitzer pull off a sports pick’em equivalent to a 16 over a 1 seed? On second thought, we’ll be nice, 15 over a 2… At least that’s been accomplished before.
What’s their Final Four look like? Do elite programs like Louisville and Indiana have enough to go the distance? Will a year of improbable upsets continue? Can Gonzaga, now with expectations, finally get the job done and make a deep run? Is Duke vulnerable by carrying several disappointing losses? Is Miami (FL.) poised to prove themselves? Does the Michigan bandwagon have any room left? Which low seeded teams have that dark horse potential?
George always knows he’s risking unbearable bragging and bravado any time he enters into a competitive venue against the Buzz-Saw.
We now all prepare for that one shining moment. You know what? Screw the corny stuff. Let the games begin!
The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer madness and sports radio, one day, at a time…
Like a puff of white smoke, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo have arrived to send shockwaves. If white smoke can precede the introduction of a pope, why can’t it present sports media’s most dominating duo?
While Catholics are celebrating a shakeup, some NFL fans are mourning the chaos that has been the recent player movement. Baltimore’s chances to repeat as Super Bowl champions has gone from difficult to next to impossible, after losing several key components, such as Anquan Boldin and the man groomed to replace Ray Lewis, Dannell Ellerbe. The Ravens haven’t been alone in experiencing an exodus. Pittsburgh saw Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall depart for greener pastures. Percy Harvin is now a Seahawk and Wes Welker jumped from Tom Brady and Patriots to Peyton Manning and the Broncos. What does all this activity mean for the new landscape of power in the NFL? Can perennial powers contend without their star player? Are these players enough to push teams over the hump?
Despite March Madness, a time for basketball craziness, being surrounded by football news, the hardwood insanity is not to be denied. How will be the conference tournaments impact the NCAA Tournament selections? What squads can surprise and leapfrog off of the bubble? There will even be a retrospective tribute paid to the Big East, as the last true Big East Tournament continues. Mike will try to contain George’s tears.
Finally, the beast Lakers Dwight Howard is here. What will his pounding of the franchise he scorned do for LA’s playoff quest? Turn away Magic fans (if there are still any), Mike will be mean to you.
Team USA is soaring in the World Baseball Classic. What would a United States WBC Title mean? All others go up in smoke, while the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…
When thinking of perfect mediators for dealing with ruthless dictators, of course characteristics such as well respected and well versed are both necessary, but don’t forget about insane and unpredictable… Who fits the bill? If you said Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti, you are correct. Say the Buzz-Saw isn’t available, who else would be next in line? That’s another easy one. George “the Howitzer” Gerbo….? No way! He’s too normal, right? Dennis Rodman is the answer! Jokes aside, one of those guys actually traveled to meet and spent time with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean Dictator. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the sports genius. What will result in Rodman’s friendship with an enemy of the United States? Should athletes be used in international negotiations?
Once the calendar shifts to March, the madness begins. College basketball has already got pretty mad, as Gonzaga has earned the programs first ever number one ranking. What does this say about the landscape of the country and what are Gonzaga’s chances to cut down the nets with another program first, an NCAA title?
It’s lonely on an island. Not if you’re Darrelle Revis. The NFL’s most asinine off-season story (and that’s saying something) is discussed.
Another gold quality show concludes by settling a recent debate. Which streak is more impressive, the NBA’s Miami Heat’s or the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks’? Mike puts on his comfort fitting Devil’s advocate hat for this segment. Hey, Stephen A. Smith listen up. Maybe even some World Baseball Classic talk. Maybe…
The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw, conquering dictators, and sports radio, one day, at a time…
Ever so close to the season of madness in the sports world, there’s still some madness making news. What can create extreme madness? Extreme hype. The hype machine that awarded us Tim Tebow, has now provided Manti Te’o. All obvious hoax jokes aside, what is the former Heisman candidates draft stock, after a miserable performance at the NFL Combine? Is too much being made out of a bad 40 yard dash? Manti may have hurt himself, but who opened some eyes? Tavon Austin. Tavon Austin. Tavon Austin. Setting their West Virginia Mountaineer bias aside (is that possible?), Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo wax poetic on the ceiling and impact an athletic freak like Tavon Austin can bring to an NFL team. Speaking of athletic freaks, what should be made of Tyrann Mathieu, taking his one year absence from football and his continued ass clownery into consideration?
Tom Brady restructured his contract. Your favorite sports genius’ will explain why the “he took less to win” crap is being overblown. And what this could realistically mean for the Patriots chances at another Super Bowl title with number 12?
It wouldn’t be a sports talk show without one of the marquee asinine soap opera franchises. Baseball is back and the MLB season is right around the corner. For the first time in a long while, Yankee fans may not be so thrilled. With other teams improving, can the Evil Empire remain a championship contender with yet another star player suffering an injury? Curtis Granderson has led New York in home runs and RBI over the past two seasons. How big of an issue is his absence (until approximately May)?
An age old HBS battle will close the program: NHL realignment. Expect Mike to explain reality to George in this segment. Hype meets truth, as the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…