In this episode, Zach Joiner and Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley join Tom for a lively discussion about the hirings and firings of the early 2013 offseason…when they’re not distracted by other riveting topics! Such as: Blaine Gabbert’s McDonald’s skills, Manti T’eo, Why Jerry Jones became the Cowboys owner, the San Diego Super Chargers theme song, Rex Grossman’s Super Bowl appearance, and much, much more!
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…
Some people take this wrestling stuff too far.
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…
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Pound your chest and get pumped for another edition of the best damn sports talk show around. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo combine to argue, spout knowledge, wax poetic on random asinine tales (mostly the adventures of Mike’s crazy life), and most importantly, entertain.
This particular program will feature the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and what has happened to a once prestigious event. Are all professional sports All-Star Games just doomed to suck? From there, they transition into the NBA Trade Deadline. Many big names have been surrounded by rumors. Will any actually be moved, as teams separate themselves from contenders to pretenders and vice versa?
Josh Hamilton did something that made the Buzz-Saw smile. Josh Hamilton decided to be mean and trash talk for basically no reason at all. The former Texas Rangers slugger professed his displeasure with any Ranger fans who may boo him when he travels back with his new squad, the rival Los Angeles Angels. He also stated the area his home fans reside is not a “baseball town.” Good luck digging yourself out of this one, Josh.
A bow is put on this radio gold with a conversation on a record breaking hot start by the Chicago Blackhawks. What does their explosion onto the 2013 NHL scene mean in the long run? Anything? Is Chicago the clear favorite for the Stanley Cup, or can they be beat, despite their early season dominance? Mike has appointed himself Marian Hossa’s defense attorney in the court of asinine public opinion.
All others pose, while the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…