Geeks of Gridiron: Week 6, Changes Are Coming Around

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While the articles may have taken an extended bye week, the Geeks of Gridiron team has been in full battle royale mode. The leaders after the first two weeks decided falling flat on their faces was a great idea, while proverbial stepping stones have made their way towards the top of the leaderboard. Here’s a week by week review of what has happened since the last article was written.

Week 3 Review
In week 3 the Buzz-Saw outshined everybody else by going 14-2, sawing off the legs of the reigning champ in the process. The champ is feared no longer as Mischievious went an abysmal 9-7, good enough for last place in week 3. The Howitzer, B Hyphen and the Nocturne tied for second, each going 12-4. Triple S went 11-5 while the rookie Diamond Jim went 10-6.

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The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Necessary Defiance

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Some things will just never change. That’s kind of the mentality of the week in the sports world. One thing that’s eternal is that of the Cleveland sports curse. The cursed city’s last champion (1964) franchise rears its ugly head. Asinine doesn’t even do it justice, as the Cleveland Browns trade Trent Richardson to Indianapolis. While the Colts add another young stud, to keep the present and future bright, the Browns ship off their best asset for a first round pick.

Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo tee off on the NFL’s laughing stock cursed franchise. Mike, our resident heel and Cleveland curse appreciator, soaks up the joy of a truly head scratching move. But Mike also tries to rationalize the move.

Another recent American tragedy, the shootings at the Navy base in DC, shook the foundation of the country again. Sports can serve as a diversion and galvanizing effect, when they’re ALLOWED to be. The Washington Nationals were presented Navy hats to tribute to their fallen fellow DC citizens. They were not permitted to wear them during a game. Should the Nats have fought more for the cause?  What’s MLB’s problem with such caps? Our guys provide perspective, stemming from a Keith Olbermann rant.

AL-A-BAM-A, Johnny Manziel, and all that is college football, as well as, another week in the HBS NFL Pick ‘Em Challenge conclude another gold quality show.

You can try to pin them down. You won’t succeed. It’s the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show! Defiant to the end, and conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Necessary Defiance

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!”

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

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Kvetching Draft Asininity (Guests: Scott Carasik, Alex Wiederspiel, & Ethan Hammerman)

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Some celebrate Christmas, some celebrate Hanukkah, others celebrate the National Football League’s annual draft, as their most special “holiday” of the calendar year. Mike ‘the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer’ Gerbo welcome the Kvetching Draftniks guys to the HBS ring. Scott Carasik, Alex Wiederspiel, and Ethan Hammerman spout, or should I say, kvetch, all the knowledge imaginable on the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the Darrelle Revis New York Jets era now officially over (sorry Alex), how does this trade impact the rest of the draft. And what is the future of Revis, now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, as well as, the team he left behind?

Is Geno Smith truly worthy of a high draft pick, or is he benefiting from a lack of quarterback depth? Are the Minnesota Vikings and Manti Te’o headed towards a perfect marriage? Who will be the diamonds in the rough? Every draft can alter the leagues landscape for decades. For every Shannon Sharpe late round gem, there’s a Ryan Leaf or Tony Mandarich to wreck havoc on a franchise.

Apparently JaMarcus Russell has decided to put down the “purple drank” and attempt a comeback. Where does this rank on the asinine richter scale? Off the charts is a possible answer. Who are the potential overhyped 2013 class draft busts?

The Kvetching Draftniks conquer the NFL Draft, while the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw continue to conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Kvetching Draft Asininity (Guests: Scott Carasik, Alex Wiederspiel, & Ethan Hammerman)