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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

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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)

Moves Like Curtis: Wild Card Weekend 2013!

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Well, here we are–playoff time! (more…)

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!

Moves Like Curtis: Epilepsy Can Ruin Division Titles (Week 17)

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And with this, Rivalry Weekend, the 2012 campaign is over for almost everyone. (more…)

Moves Like Curtis: Junk Games and Playoff Positioning (Week 15)

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No preamble this week…I’m filing this under the wire.  Let’s get to it, then! (more…)

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Wild Wild Freakin’ Wild West

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Take your East Coast bias crap and shove it! This edition of Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo’s “the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show” focuses on the Wild Wild Freakin’ Wild West.

Of course, the usual East suspects are still putting their paw prints all over the MLB off-season, it has so far been won by the West. Things all started with the Dodgers continuing to use all of Magic Johnson’s cash (and South Park taught us he needs it to live!) to try to buy their way to a return to glory. Adding $400 billion last season didn’t work, so the obvious next response is to add even more. Cue Zack Greinke.

Not wanting to be outdone by their cross town rival, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (where they actually play) completed another splash. Last year it was Albert Pujols. Now, it’s Josh Hamilton. The former AL MVP has agreed to a 5 year $125 million deal. Yup, the Red Sox made some moves. And others too. But the Wild Wild Freakin Wild West is the current big winner.

Following the baseball talk, we take a trip back East. Get off the ship! The Big East Conference is sinking at rapid pace! All signs are pointing to the basketball only schools forming their own conference. What will this do for college basketball? Is this the final dagger into the Big East Conference’s coffin? Did the Buzz-Saw foreshadow this months ago? Much to George’s chagrin, yes, yes he did.

Before the show closes with week 15′s HBS NFL Pick’em Challenge, the guys give us their choice for MVP. Did Tom Brady officially enter the conversation after his Monday Night Football performance? Does Peyton’s comeback story trump all? Or is a potential record breaking season from Adrian Peterson enough to buck the MVP quarterback trend?

Coming at you from the East, yet talking West. The HBS is in your ears and conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Wild Wild Freakin’ Wild West

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