The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Foot In Mouth Disease

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Dropping bombs and taking names. Well N-bombs and taking names of people offended by you, that is. At least that’s the life of Riley Cooper these days. The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver got himself in a heap of trouble, after video of him shouting a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert recently. Mike Vick wants to him to be given a second chance. Did Vick, someone who has been awarded many second chances (cough, dog fighting, cough), have to say this, or is he really as forgiving as his words dictate? What are Cooper’s other teammates feelings towards him now? Do we need to hear from Chip Kelly about this? It’s political incorrectness, and you know Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo enjoy all that is not PC.

From one buffoon to some others. Major League Baseball is negotiating with Alex Rodriguez on his up-coming PED punishment. BUT Bud Selig isn’t happy with just any punishment. Baseball’s commissioner has an axe to grind and is calling for a lifetime banishment for A-Rod. Mike explains how overreaching like this may actually hurt the game more. With no precedent for banning someone for life based for performance enhancing drug use and involvement in such scandals, is it even possible an eternal ban would stick upon appeal?

Separate from the forever cloud looming over America’s past time, the trade deadline has come and gone. Or should I say was never there in the first place? Few big names changed squads. Why was this? Should some sellers have been more active? Do any of the contenders, namely Pittsburgh, deserve any criticism for a lack of moves?

We conclude another gold quality broadcast with a special buzz-sawing session about why college football pre-season rankings DO matter and why the idiots who think they’re irrelevant make the world go ’round. The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show conquers sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Foot In Mouth Disease

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The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Reeling In The Bait

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Just when you think the asininity is calming down, it pulls you back in! This week, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo reel in asininity and mount it for all to see.

Your favorite sports geniuses start things off by putting a bow on the college football season and the BCS National Championship Game. Has Nick Saban become the greatest college football coach of all-time after his 4th title? How much longer can the Alabama dynasty continue? Where will Notre Dame go from here? If Chip Kelly leaves for the NFL’s Eagles, can the Irish keep up their renaissance?

Hockey has returned! NHL hockey (the only real kind) that is. So the Lockout is over. That means an end to NHL asinine ways, right? Not so fast… In fact we’re already in a state of normalcy again. Luongo is on the trade block, elite teams are without captains, the Maple Leafs make no sense and act a fool, and chaos abounds for a shortened season. Get excited (eye roll)….!

The hardwood won’t be ignored, as Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett engage in a war of words that leads all fans crossing their fingers for a future MMA style cage match? I got my money on the older KG. He clearly can get in Melo’s head.

Another week of NFL playoff action is here. It’s the Divisional Round. Who will remain once the dust is settled on chapter 2 in the NFL post-season? Before giving their picks, some drama needs discussed from Wild Card Weekend. We’re looking at you, Redskins.

What does the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show do better than the rest? If you don’t know now, you’re just an idiot. The HBS conquers sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Reeling In The Bait

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – An Asinine New Year!

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It’s a new year, yet the HBS is still here! Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in An Asinine New Year – 2013. While 2012 set a pretty high bar for asininity in the sports world, 2013 is already getting to work.

Arguably the worst college football bowl season in recent memory continues. What is to blame for these lack luster games and matchups? Will the remaining BCS contests and National Championship Game save this miserable post-season?

With the NFL regualr season now over, it’s time to look ahead to the playoffs. Before that can be done, some important businees needs taken care of. Mike’s 2012 HBS NFL Pick’em championship banner raising ceremony will take place. Once the champagne is popped and the fireworks are finished, Mike and George will give their Wild Card Round picks and even attempt to place the proper blame on the teams that just missed the cut, what their futures will hold, and where the fired head coaches may end up.

After all the football talk, there are some signs for optimism in the NHL labor negociations. The owners and NHL Players Association are actually talking! Not to sound like a bimbo pre-teen female, but OMG! OMG! What does this mean? Will the season be saved? Or is the Buzz-Saw’s hell, fire, and brimstone reality going to come crashing down on the Howitzer’s thoughts of butterflies, rainbows, and a return of hockey?

FYI: Mike still plans to be an unbearable, arrogant, witty, sarcastic prick in 2013. Sorry, if you weren’t a fan before, you will remain displeased. Hey, at least George will be around put him in check (if that’s possible). They conquered 2012 and now embark on a journey of conquering 2013′s sports radio, one day at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – An Asinine New Year!

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Victims Of Self Destruction

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Back from their two week hiatus, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo are ready to explode with pent up aggression built up on the sports world. A lot has happened since the last time you heard from your favorite sports genius’. Your ears can end their depression. The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show has returned!

As usual and much to the Howitzer’s dismay, another Buzz-Saw prediction came true. Notre Dame finished undefeated and is in the National Championship Game. The Irish will square off with Alabama for the title. Who will take home the crown and did Alabama crawling out of the Georgia game give the Notre Dame faithful some hope? Outside of the championship, the rest of the BCS isn’t exactly filled with instant classics and intrigue. Northern Illinois crashed the party. Was NIU truly deserving of a BCS honor? Mike and George go over the college football bowl picture and give their Heisman votes. Why doesn’t George just listen to Mike? He’s always right!

The sport with the busiest off-season is in the midst of meetings to deal with the future, while a dark cloud keeps the past a focus. There’s been some player movement, yes. But that goes on the back burner, as Mike covers the most controversial ballot in Hall of Fame history.

As directed by the one and only Kobe Bryant, Mike and George “put on their big boy pants” and tackle the soap opera that is the Los Angeles Lakers season. Will Mike D’Antoni ever mature? Can Pau “Mr. Sensitive” Gasol fit in this system? Can Kobe be interviewed without scowling at every reporter? God, we hope not. This asinine team is just too much fun to watch implode.

We left. We came back. Mike still hates everyone. And the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show still conquers sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Victims Of Self Destruction

Trike House Party – Week Fourteen: The Last Hurrah

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Leaderboard
Asti 94-35 (Last week: 7-3)
Gerbo 86-43 (Last week: 8-2)[1. Since The Howitzer picked extra, he gets a W for his 1-3 extra pick record, thus evening him up with everyone else again.]
Sellers 85-44 (Last week: 9-1)
Conley 82-45 (Last week: 6-4)

Week Thirteen Results:
Ohio 6 (23)Kent St. 28
Arizona St. 41 (24)Arizona 34
(19)Michigan 21 Ohio St. 26
(5)Oregon 48 (15)Oregon St. 24
(21)Oklahoma St. 48 (13)Oklahoma 51
(4)Florida 37 (10)Florida St. 26
(8)Stanford 35 (17)UCLA 17
(12)South Carolina 27 (11)Clemson 17
(1)Notre Dame 22 USC 13
Louisiana Tech 43 San Jose St. 52

The Games
UCF @ Tulsa
(11)Oklahoma @ TCU
(23)Oklahoma St. @ Baylor
Kansas @ WVU
Middle Tenn. St @ Arkansas St.
(20)Boise St. @ Nevada
Cincinnati @ Connecticut
(2)Alabama @ (3)Georgia
(12)Nebraska @ Wisconsin
(18)Texas @ (6)Kansas St.

Asti
UCF
Oklahoma
Baylor
WVU
Arkansas State (Really with this game?)
Boise State
Cincinnati
Alabama (Granted, I am tempted to go with Georgia. This game will be closer than people think. AND my Georgia hat has a perfectly bended brim)
Nebraska
Kansas State

Gerbo
UCF
Oklahoma
OK State
WVU
Middle Tennessee
Boise
Cincinnati
Alabama
Wisconsin
Texas

Sellers
UCF
Oklahoma
Okla St.
WVU
Ark. St.
Boise St.
Cinci
Bama
Nebraska
Kansas St.

Conley
UCF
Oklahoma
Baylor
WVU
Arkansas St.
Boise St.
Cincinnati
Georgia (for the homies Bobby Stamps and Bubba Sparxxx. Sorry dad.)
Nebraska
Kansas St.

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Cracking Jaws & Taking Names! (Guest: Jess Stiver)

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Thanks to the farmers, it is now pitch black outside midway through the day. The hour gained on the clock is lost in annoyance. At least it means we are moving through the sports calendar. With the college football season nearing an end, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo are joined by Jess Stiver, owner of the “Land Thieves” blog. Stiver will discuss which teams have the inside track on the BCS and who will end up vying for the National Championship. His precious Oklahoma Sooners won’t be left out, as the resident HBS sports genius’ hope to persuade his squad to take it easy on their spiraling Mountaineers.

Following the interview, the real program gets underway! When we last heard from the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw they were busy dissecting the asininity that was the Lakers freakout session. After firing Mike Brown only 5 games into the season, can the darling franchise find it’s mojo again? Was rejecting a third Phil Jackson stint for Mike D’Antoni the right decision? Expect tons of eye rolling and loud noises, as the Buzz-Saw tends to be easily agitated.

Turn on the stove and watch the crock-pot simmer. The Major League Baseball offseason is already heating up! Clinching the title of most asinine organization in sports today, the Miami Marlins completely dismantled the Hispanic vibe they assembled, shipping their stars to the Blue Jays. Where do the Marlins go from here? Despite owning two World Series crowns, how bad are things down in Little Havana? On the flip side of the blockbuster trade, does the new additions make Toronto a contender in the always brutal AL East? While some are planning for 2013, others are receiving 2012 hardware. Did the voters get it right with the ROY, Cy Young’s, and MVP selections? Listen to Mike, he knows best.

Let’s toast to the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw, the unanimous MVP’s! Hear them conquer sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Cracking Jaws & Taking Names! (Guest: Jess Stiver)

Trike House Party – Week Eleven: Boise St. & WVU Spoil It For The Buzz-Saw

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Leaderboard
Asti 75-24(Last week: 8-2)
Sellers 68-31 (Last week: 7-3)
Gerbo 65-33 (Last week: 6-4)
Conley 63-36 (Last week: 7-3)

Week Ten Results:
Virginia Tech 12 Miami 30
(12)Oklahoma 35 Iowa St. 20
(16)Texas A&M 38 (15)Mississippi St. 13
TCU 39 (21)WVU 38
Mississippi 10 (6)Georgia 37
(23)Texas 31 (18)Texas Tech 22
(4)Oregon 62 (17)USC 51
(24)Oklahoma St. 30 (2)Kansas St. 44
(1)Alabama 21 (5)LSU 17
San Diego St. 21 (19)Boise St. 19

The Games
(24)Northwestern @ Michigan
Wake Forest @ NC State
(11)Oregon St. @ (14)Stanford
Penn St. @ (16)Nebraska
WVU @ Oklahoma St.
(15)Texas A&M @ (1)Alabama
(2)Kansas St. @ TCU
Vanderbilt @ Mississippi
(21) Mississippi St. (7)LSU
(4)Notre Dame @ Boston College

Asti
Michigan
North Carolina State
Stanford
Nebraska
WVU (West Virginia goes from dreaming Heisman and National Championship, to now having to scratch and claw for even a DAMN BOWL GAME AT ALL!)
Alabama
Kansas State (I’m tempted to go TCU with Klein being hurt and facing the only worthy Big 12 defense)
Vanderbilt
LSU
Notre Dame (The team of destiny stays alive)

Sellers
Northwestern
NC State
Oregon St. (this is one of my gamble’s to try and gain ground on Asti!)
Nebraska
WVU (as much faith I’ve lost, I can’t pick against my my school.)
Bama
TCU (taking the route Asti is tempted to walk but won’t.)
Mississippi
LSU
Notre Dame

Gerbo
Michigan
NC State (why the hell are we ALWAYS picking Wake Forest games?!)
Stanford
Nebraska
Oklahoma State (could WVU miss even a bowl appearance? still possible)
Alabama
Kansas State
Ole Miss
LSU
Notre Dame

Conley
Michigan
NC State
Stanford
Nebraska
Oklahoma St.
Alabama
Kansas St.
Vanderbilt
LSU
Notre Dame

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A United Push Forward

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Politicians ask and beg for your vote, George “the Howitzer” Gerbo and Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti demand it! Barack Obama is still the President of the United States of America. While Democrats rejoice and Republicans plan to regroup for 2016, the country looks to reunite. One thing everyone can agree on, regardless of political affiliation, sports are the perfect recipe for a galvanizing effect.

The college football regular season is now in its final weeks. After crawling out of LSU undefeated, are the Crimson Tide all but destined for yet another shot at a National Title? Who would be their toughest competitor among the teams still lurking just behind the top squad? Another program with a lot of history, Notre Dame, is in the midst of a renaissance. The Fighting Irish are 9-0, having relied heavily on some leprechaun luck in a triple over-time victory of Pitt.

THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING (sense the sarcasm)! The Los Angeles Lakers are limping out of the gate. Can this newly formed All-Star team get their act together and become the championship contender they were put together to be? How close are the Lakers brass from pressing the panic button and shaking things up? Is this discussion totally ASININE only a couple weeks into the NBA season? To quote WWE’s Daniel Bryan, “YES! YES! YES!”

Before bowing up another gold quality broadcast, Mike and George keep tugging at their heart strings and take a look at the NHL Lockout. Talking is always progress in a collective bargaining agreement…

Of course, stay tuned for week 10 of the second annual HBS NFL Pick’em Challenge! The Redskin Rule was not upheld, but as usual, the Buzz-Saw reigned supreme. Like President Obama, the Howitzer better get to work!

All ballots are in, and the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show conquers sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A United Push Forward

Trike House Party – Week Ten: Nobody Picked The Tar Heels

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Leaderboard
Asti 67-22(Last week: 7-3)
Sellers 61-28 (Last week: 7-3)
Gerbo 59-29 (Last week: 6-4)
Conley 56-33 (Last week: 5-5)

Week Nine Results:

N.C. State 35 North Carolina 43
Maryland 17 Boston College 20
#2 Florida 9 #10 Georgia 17
#14 Texas Tech 24 #3 Kansas St. 55
TCU 14 Oklahoma St. 36
Ohio State 35 Penn St. 23
#20 Texas A&M 63 Auburn 21
#5 Notre Dame 30 #8 Oklahoma 13
#22 Michigan 9 Nebraska 23
#11 Mississippi St. 7 #1 Alabama 38

The Games

Virginia Tech @ Miami
(12)Oklahoma @ Iowa St.
(16)Texas A&M @ (15)Mississippi St.
TCU @ (21)WVU
Mississippi @ (6)Georgia
(23)Texas @ (18)Texas Tech
(4)Oregon @ (17)USC
(24)Oklahoma St. @ (2)Kansas St.
(1)Alabama @ (5)LSU
San Diego St. @ (19)Boise St.

Asti

Miami
Oklahoma
Texas A&M
WVU
Georgia
Texas Tech
Oregon
Kansas State
Alabama
Boise State

Sellers

Miami
Oklahoma
Mississippi St.
WVU
Georgia
Texas Tech
Oregon
K-State
Bama (I still find it really, really, REAALLLYYYY tough going against LSU at home, but “Roll Tide” is the best possibility for an LSU home loss)
Boise St. (Just so everyone knows, I have a small notion to choose San Diego St for some crazy ass reason.)

Gerbo

Miami
Oklahoma
Mississippi State
WVU
Georgia
Texas Tech
Oregon
Oklahoma State
Alabama
Boise St

Conley

Miami
Oklahoma
Texas A&M
WVU
Georgia
Texas
Oregon
Kansas St.
Alabama
Boise St.

Trike House Party – Week Nine: Asti’s Rounding Third Nicely

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Week 8 Recap:

After a second consecutive 8-2 week, The Buzz-Saw is putting more and more distance between himself and his Trike House Party opponents. He now has a 6 game lead over second place Triple S and the gap will get harder and harder to close over the next few weeks. Kelen posted an identical record but he’s still 9 games off the pace. Gerbo and Anthony both went 7-3 but The Howitzer remains 7 game back due to his missed pick blunder a few weeks back. Is it time to concede to Asti and hand the Golden Keg over? Or can one bad week ruin his anticipated victory dance?

Week 8 Results:

#6 LSU 24 #18 Texas A&M 19
Virginia Tech 17 #19 Clemson 38
#20 Stanford 21 California 3
#7 South Carolina 11 #2 Florida 44
South Florida 25 #16 Louisville 27
#17 Texas Tech 56 #23 TCU 53
N.C. State 20 Maryland 18
#4 Kansas St. 55 #13 WVU 14
#14 Florida St. 33 Miami 20
Baylor 50 #25 Texas 56

Leaderboard
Asti 60-19 (Last week: 8-2)
Sellers 54-25 (Last week: 7-3)
Gerbo 53-25 (Last week: 7-3)
Conley 51-28 (Last week: 8-2)

The Games

N.C. State @ North Carolina
Maryland @ Boston College
#2 Florida vs #10 Georgia (neutral site game)
#14 Texas Tech @ #3 Kansas St.
TCU @ Oklahoma St.
Ohio State @ Penn St.
#20 Texas A&M @ Auburn
#5 Notre Dame @ #8 Oklahoma
#22 Michigan @ Nebraska
#11 Mississippi St. @ #1 Alabama

Asti

North Carolina State
Boston College
Florida (I’m very tempted to go with the Georgia ground and pound. Florida is still somewhat overrated to me)
Kansas State
TCU
Ohio State
Texas A&M
Notre Dame (ND is legit and this officially proves it)
Nebraska
Alabama

Sellers

NC State
BC
Florida
Kansas St.
TCU
Ohio St. (I’ll never pick Penn St. After the Sandusky shit!!)
Texas A&M
Notre Dame (Although Oklahoma in Oklahoma may be too much for the Irish)
Nebraska
Bama (Roll Tide)

Gerbo

NC State
Boston College
Florida
Texas Tech
TCU
Ohio State
A&M
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Alabama

Conley

NC State
Boston College
Florida
Kansas St.
TCU
Ohio St.
Texas A&M
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Mississippi St.