As the synod train rolls into episode 3, Zach “Spideydude” Joiner links up with our hero Tom for an hour discussion about America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys! Zach takes the reigns of GM as he explains what went wrong for the ‘Boys in 2012 and how they need to fix it. Also, don’t miss: The Defense of Tony Romo! The Slight Jabs That Aren’t Truly Jabs At Jerry Jones! And The Phenomenon Of Singles Awareness Day! Coming at you quicker than Dez Bryant can run a route, press play for your ticket to Dallas!
Tensions are high and tempers are flaring lately all over the sports world. This is all right up Mike “the Buzz-Saw” and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo’s alley. With both the NBA and NHL in full on playoff mode, you better believe we are stock pilled with historic moments, controversy, and you guessed it, asininity.
Now in the second round, entertainment and action are at premium in the NBA. Are the Heat at all worried going to Chicago in a tied series? Ughhhh. And of course, should Derrick Rose return to try to upset the defending champs? The guys may groan and moan throughout this segment, but promise to get through it. Stephon Curry blasted 40 and 11, yet lost. Then in a full team effort the Golden State Warriors beat the Spurs, to even their series. Who has the upper hand? Can Kevin Durant keep throwing the Thunder on his back, despite a continued depleted supporting cast? Oh, and it’s Knicks – Pacers with Spike Lee in the stands and Reggie Miller on commentary. You can’t ask for much better than that.
From the hardwood to the ice, NHL teams are fighting for the right to claim Lord Stanley’s Cup. There’s been much brutality. There’s been much debate. Yup, it’s just another gauntlet that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs. How much trouble are the stacked Penguins in against the never say die upstart Islanders? Want controversy, or as we say on the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show, a Buzz-spiracy? This is the series loaded up with it. Does Sidney Crosby dive? Does Sidney Crosby whine? Is there a conscious effort by the league to lean towards 87 with calls? NBC “personality” and 500 goal scorer, Jeremy Roenick thinks so. Have the Kings been revitalized? Are the Red Wings dead? And Montreal and Ottawa HATE each other.
Mike conquers curing voice strains with pineapple juice, much like the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…
I’ve wanted to do some type of awards article for the longest time now. Then that turned into doing an awards podcast, but Thomas and I never brought that to fruition (my fault, I was too busy making music). Then the idea got away from me until I realized what just passed: WrestleMania NY/NJ (XXIX!).
“What if they’re more heroes like him? What if courage and imagination became everyday mortal qualities? What will become of us?”
Thomas and Derrick take a swashbuckling trip down memory lane as they discuss the Sinbad trilogy of Ray Harryhausen! From The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad to Sinbad and The Eye of The Tiger, the Boys Outta Brooklyn go in-depth on why stop motion animation rocks, why John Phillip Law’s version of Sinbad is a dick, and why Caroline Munro is the hottest woman ever! (7/9 Addendum: Shortly after posting this episode, we learned that Kerwin Matthews, who is discussed in this episode, passed away. This episode is respectfully dedicated to his memory.)
In light of the National Broadcasting Corporation’s coming in fifth place behind Telemundo, Tom and Derrick once again take their scalpels out to try and figure out why one of the major networks is in a downward spiral! The Boys Outta Brooklyn examine how such incidents as the Conan O’Brien/Jay Leno conflagration, the revolving show runner messes, and the decision to dumb down the network as a whole resulted in the former home of Must See TV spiraling out of control! Plus, Tom sings ‘Late Night Pie,’ Derrick defends Celebrity Apprentice, and vampires with light bulbs! You know you don’t want a TV show at 2:30 a.m., so get to clicking!
The Trike rides again as Thomas, Anthony, and I are joined by Chris “CFX” Flynn for more conversation about nothing. Within this show: “Accidental Racist” by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J is discussed, Thomas takes issue with how young girls dress these days, Anthony doesn’t like that Tom Cruise gets top billing even though he’s getting paid top billing money, they take the Biebs to task for his Anne Frank comments, I wonder if humping on the dance floor is the cool thing to do now, the Padres/Dodgers brawl is touched upon, Anthony shares tales of his trip to New Jersey for WrestleMania NY/NJ, my impending nuptials are announced, Thomas wants to join the PGA Tour and be average, and run-ins with the law are mentioned here and there. Anthony comes out of his shell and you don’t want to miss that, so press play…please and thank you.
Every now and then there’s sports news that transcends just the sports world and can make an impact on society as a whole. Jason Collins recently provided that level of news. Raise your hand if you knew who Jason Collins was last week? That’s what I thought… Jason Collins had previously been known as a journeyman role player in the NBA. Now he’s going to be forever known as the first openly gay professional athlete to came out while still in the midst of his career. His outing sparked a fire storm of buffoonery from Miami Dolphin wide receiver Mike Wallace’s nonsensical tweet, to ESPN “NBA insider” Chris Broussard making his personal religious beliefs public knowledge.
Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo often provide legit insight. But where’s the fun in that? These guys are at their best when the asininity reigns supreme. Mike has a few unpopular opinions on this issue (mostly involving Broussard). And has been busting at the seams to let loose. You shouldn’t expect anything less from an elite media “heel” like the Buzz-Saw.
After the dust has settled, your favorite sports genius’ go back to one of their wheel houses. The gauntlet for Lord Stanley’s Cup is underway. How do the guys see these playoffs shaking out? Which top seed is on upset watch? Can the Pittsburgh Penguins win another championship with either an absent or less than 100% Sidney Crosby? Does any team have that 2012 Los Angeles Kings having “underachieved despite extreme talent and going to dominate”[1. Bill Simmons would call this the "NOBODY BELIEVES IN US theory".] type of vibe?
NFL Draft winners and losers, NBA playoff talk, and ANOTHER chapter in the Lakers soap opera wrap up the latest gold edition of the HBS.
Ready and raring to go. The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…
In the debut episode, Thomas sits down with Richard Lee Byers to talk about his newest book The Impostor #2: The Blood Machine! Go inside the creative process of Byers as he tells the story of Matt Brown, a normal man trapped in a world of superpowered heroes and villains, of mutants, sentient robots, and monsters! Also: Richard describes how he plans out his stories, goes into a bit of his Forgotten Realms contributions and gives out just a tiny bit of info into the future of The Impostor series. And while you are just an ordinary man (or lady) like Matt, don’t let that stop you from pressing play!