Geeks of Gridiron 2013: Week 2 – The Rookie Makes Himself Known

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It’s early in the season, but week one saw some unexpected outcomes in the GoG standings. The first year gridiron geek Johnathan “Mischievious” McCumber started the year off with his best Nostradamus interpretation, going 13-3. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Season one champion Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti finished  with a putrid 9-7 record and is currently bringing up the rear. Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley went 12-4 while both Anthony “Triple S” and Thomas “Nocturne” Deja went 10-6.  Can Mischievious continue to cause mischief and finish the season on top? Will the Buzz-Saw rectify his horrible first week and defend his title? This weeks picks will provide a little more insight.

Standings
McCumber 13-3
Conley 12-4
Sellers 10-6
Deja 10-6 (You can read Moves Like Curtis for Deja’s analysis)
Asti 9-7

The Unanimous Games (unanimous group picks are bold and italicized)
New York Jets @ New England
St. Louis @ Atlanta
Tennessee @ Houston
Detroit @ Arizona
New Orleans @ Tampa Bay
Jacksonville @ Oakland
Denver @ New York Giants
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati

The Standout Games
Carolina @ Buffalo
Deja and Sellers favor Cam Newton and the Panthers while Asti, Conley, and the rookie McCumber go with the running back duo of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller to run the Bills to a victory.

Minnesota @ Chicago
Homefield advantage proves to be the victory factor for Mr. Asti, B Hyphen, Tom “Nocturne” Deja, and “Triple S” Sellers as they all take the Bears to be go 2-0, while the rookie McCumber takes the Vikings to win on the road.

Washington @ Green Bay
Tom “The Nocturne” Deja stands alone as the only one to go with the RGIII and the Redskins. Asti, Conley, the rookie McCumber, and Sellers favor Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to put another mark in the win column.

Miami @ Indianapolis
Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley goes with only 11% percent of the yahoo pick em world that believe Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins will win. “The Buzz-Saw” Asti, “Nocturne” Deja, the rookie McCumber, and Triple S Sellers are all together, going with Andrew Luck and the Colts.

Dallas @ Kansas City
The majority of the group (Asti, McCumber, and Sellers) are Jones-in for a Cowboy victory. B Hyphen and Tom Deja like the Chiefs to defend their home field behind Alex Smith’s arm.

San Diego @ Philadelphia
In an effort to climb out of cellar, Asti takes the Chargers to march in to the city of brotherly love and leave victorious. The other four Gridiron Geeks like Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles to continue to fly in new Head Coach Chip Kelly’s high octane offense.

Cleveland @ Baltimore
Tom “Nocturne” Deja goes with the Browns to leave Baltimore with a victory. He’s the only one, as the rest of the Gridiron Geeks envision the Ravens getting their first victory after being embarrassed by the Broncos in week one.

San Francisco @ Seattle
The votes are split between these two as sophomore quarterbacks collide. “The Buzz-Saw” Asti, the rookie “Mischievious” McCumber, and “Triple S” Sellers take Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore and the 49ers, while B Hyphen and “the Nocturne” Deja like the duo of Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch to lead the Seahawks to a victory at home.

Be sure to check back next week as the Gridiron Geeks continue to battle for the title “Minister of the Tricycle!”

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Moves Like Curtis: 2013 Week 2 *

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Thursday Games

Paper Planes (1-0, won vs. Buccs) Vs. The Sucking Black Hole of Evil (1-0, barely won vs. Bills)

Okay, my fellow Planes fans, calm down.  Yes, Geno Smith didn’t embarrass himself and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently didn’t want to win this game at all.  But the key of this is that The Buccs lost rather than the Planes won. New York is still a dreadful team with no effective offensive weapons; thankfully, the running back committee of Powell and Ivory might actually serve to stretch the field, which does nothing if the Planes don’t have any wideouts worth a damn.

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Promos By Hyphen: Meh! Meh! Meh!: How WWE & Randy & Bryan Dropped The Ball

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In 1998, right after I started watching WWF/E again for the first time since Superstars on Saturday mornings, The Rock had just helped Vince McMahon screw Mankind out of the WWE Championship (this after McMahon spent considerable time positioning Foley to win the Deadly Game tournament). Previously, after a few gimmicks and struggles with the fans, The Rock had finally gotten over and was the WWF’s freshest face next to Stone Cold Steve Austin. As the People’s Champion, he was next in line to be Champ (after Austin) in the fans’ eyes. So for him to suddenly turn heel with the same method that made Bret Hart drop the Title the year before was a huge deal. From this, The Corporation stable was formed, and the faces, now Mankind and Stone Cold, had a legit heel Champion in The Rock that they could chase. Continue reading

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Praise Be To The Sports God

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While commemorating and paying respects to a day that will forever live in the hearts of Americans, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo tear up another broadcast.

This edition, your favorite sports genius’ discuss a season ending injury for Derek Jeter? How does this effect the Yankees chances at crawling into a postseason birth? Will we ever hear these famous words again: “at short-stop, number 2, Derek Jeter, number 2″ (Bob Sheppard voice)? Mike explains why, even though losing Jeter won’t hurt the Yankees in 2013, he will definitely be back in 2014. An epic retrospective to the end of the Pittsburgh Pirates 20 year “streak” and their hopes down the stretch keep the baseball diamond the headline act.

With the fall season looming, football is here and making its presence felt already. What was up with the asinine ugliness of Week 1 in the NFL? Can the Eagles offense keep up their college track meet style all season long? If they do, how good is Philadelphia? On the flip side, after a bad home opening loss, how bad are the usually contending Steelers? Expect some other hot button NFL topics, as well as, the HBS NFL Pick ‘em Challenge.

Before bowing up a gold quality program, college football continues to spark much intrigue. Johnny Manziel and his polarizing “heel” self square off against AL-A-BAMA, in a pivotal show down. Who will come out on top?

Remember those lost on that faithful day of September 11, 2001. As our service men and women, our police force, and our firefighters, continue to conquer for us, the Howitzer and Buzz-saw bring a release of entertainment, by conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Praise Be To The Sports God

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – 2013 NFL Preview *

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Are you ready for some football?! Cliche, I know. But really, should we even have to ask? Another NFL season is here, as the Baltimore Ravens, despite some key departures, look to defend their Super Bowl title.

Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo guide you through each division with team-by-team (well the worthy teams) analysis and predictions.

Has George finally ventured to Mike’s “the AFC is weak and lacking elite teams” dark side? Are the Broncos a deserving favorite, or capitalizing on a wide open field? Can Atlanta get the job done, now with even more pressure? How sexy are the Seahawks? Which sophomore star quarterback will suffer a slump, if any? And, since it happens every year, which teams will drop from the playoffs one season to the basement the next?

Expect Mike to jump back on a previous bandwagon darling and George to ride a surprising ship, that is sure to sink.

Gear up for the road to Super Bowl XLVIII. This is not just any other preview show. It’s another Howitzer and Buzz-saw preview show. Previewing like only they can, while conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…

* Editor’s note: This was put out on September 5th, my apologies for not posting it sooner. – Kelen

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – 2013 NFL Preview

Geeks of Gridiron: 2013 Return

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The Trike Team is proud to reintroduce you to Geeks of Gridiron. Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti, Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley, Thomas “Nocturne” Deja, and Anthony “Triple S” Sellers return with their biased and non-expert picks of every NFL game throughout the 2013 NFL season. Joining the foursome this season is Johnathan “Mischievious” McCumber.

Last season, the Buzz-Saw took home the first “Minister of the Tricycle” trophy by continually outshining every other competitor. Will his success continue into this season? That question will be answered at the end of the season, as anything less than a repeat performance will be considered a failure. And, yes, we all want to see him fail.

But talk is cheap, it’s time to get to the picks.

The Unanimous Games (unanimous group picks are bold and italicized)
Baltimore @ Denver (played Thursday)
New England @ Buffalo
Minnesota @ Detroit
Oakland @ Indianapolis
Seattle @ Carolina
Kansas City @ Jacksonville
Houston @ San Diego

The Standout Games
Cincinnati @ Chicago
The Buzz-Saw, B Hyphen, Thomas “Nocturne” Deja, and Triple S like the cats from Ohio to go into Chicago and prey on the Bears, while the newcomer Mischievious chose the Bears.

Miami @ Cleveland
Four of the five like the Browns to beat Miami, with Thomas Deja (click here to read his Moves Like Curtis and the reasoning behind every pick) being the lone ranger picking the Dolphins to go to Cleveland and win.

Atlanta @ New Orleans
Like the Cincy/Chicago game, Mischevious stands alone with the Falcons while the rest believe the Saints march to a week one victory.

Tampa Bay @ New York Jets
B Hyphen shows faith in former Mountaineer QB Geno Smith and goes with the Jets at home. The rest of the GoG team like Deja’s paper plane description as they go with the Buccaneers.

Tennessee @ Pittsburgh
Mischievious and Triple S “remember the titans” and believe they will go into Pittsburgh and take down the Steelers, while Deja, The Buzz-Saw, and B Hyphen go with the Steelers.

Arizona @ St. Louis
Asti, B Hyphen, Triple S, and the rookie go with St. Louis while Deja prefers the Cardinals.

Green Bay @ San Francisco
In one of the more intriguing matchups of the week, The Buzz-Saw and Triple S go with the Packers, while B Hyphen, Mischievious, and Deja pick the 49ers.

New York Giants @ Dallas
America’s team they are not, at least not for the GoG team, as Asti, B Hyphen, Deja, and Triple S pick the Giants. The rookie Mischievious, on the other hand, takes the Cowboys.

Philadelphia @ Washington
Mischievious decides to walk alone in yet another game (this is the fourth), flying with the Eagles, while the rest of the GoG team go with RGIII and the Redskins.

And there you have it, the picks from each and every Geek of Gridiron member. Be sure to check back next week as we jostle to become the next Minister of the Tricycle.

Moves Like Curtis – 2013 Week 1

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Thursday Games

Ravens Vs. Broncos

And so the traditional Super Bowl Champions Hosted Kick Off Game features Baltimore hosting… Continue reading

Better In The Dark – Episode #152.5: BITD’s on the Box Office Grosses of Destruction

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In this messy show, Tom and Derrick looks at the rather epic levels of carnage in this year’s summer blockbusters, and wonder if it’s too much. Are we being desensitized to all this damage? Is it fair for Hollywood to call back to 9/11 for lazy affirmation of their plot developments? And why is Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim a more responsible film than Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel? All this, plus the Superman sequel Tom really wants to see! You now you don’t want to wander Tokyo carrying a red shoe, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to Twitter us at @BITDShow)!

Better In The Dark – Episode #152.5: BITD’s on the Box Office Grosses of Destruction

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A Sports Cornucopia

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Football is back! The games actually count again! Hip hip hooray! Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo welcome back another year of football.

The NCAA has awarded a suspension to the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, Johnny Manziel. No, not the full season. No, not a few games. No, not one game. Yes, the first half of a game….?! If you’re thinking what we’re thinking, you’re thinking that’s one of the most asinine things you’ve ever heard. Why was this the decision? What purpose does this slap on the wrist serve? How should the whole autograph signing mess have been handled?

Now that the offseason drama is over, it’s time to play some freakin’ games. Can Alabama be dethroned? What early season upsets may come to pass? Which team will thrive the most in their new conference?

Sticking on the gridiron, the NFL’s preseason is at its end and rosters are set. How have the AFC and NFC landscapes changed since the Ravens hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in February? Are there any sleeper squads flying under the radar? Will any 2012 darling suffer the dreaded fall from grace?

It’s mostly a celebration of football, as Mike and George pound their chests on-air. However, baseball’s far from over. And your favorite sports genius’ map out the playoff matchups, while also determining the individual hardware recipients. Is it possible Miguel Cabrera is having an even better season than his Triple Crown campaign?!

Let all those juices flow and pump your fists. Football is back to conquering the nation, just like the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A Sports Cornucopia

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The All-Time Polarizing King (Guest: John Phillips)

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Pete Rose is perhaps the most polarizing figure in sports history. Baseball’s all-time hits king is banned from baseball, the sport he still loves. Now, Pete is oddly wrapped up with performance enhancing drug users, despite never having that particular cloud over his own career.

John Phillips of Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan was able to interview Pete and has experienced a viraling effect since it hit the air waves. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti spoke to Mr. Phillips about what Pete had to say, including some controversial comments about why he’s suspended, Pete’s recent relationship with Alex Rodriguez, his opinions on the steroid era overall and how those players would be better served in dealing with the public, and if Pete will ever be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York, at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show sends many thanks to John Phillips for his appearance and commands anyone who hasn’t heard it yet to give their ears a massaging and listen to his one on one with Charlie Hustle, AKA, Pete Rose.

Just like Pete Rose conquered his baseball career on the field and John Phillips conquers 93.7 in Pittsburgh, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti conquers sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The All-Time Polarizing King (Guest: John Phillips)