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!”

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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

Moves Like Curtis – 2013 Week 1

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Thursday Games

Ravens Vs. Broncos

And so the traditional Super Bowl Champions Hosted Kick Off Game features Baltimore hosting… Continue reading

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Sticks & Stones & Name Calling

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Mid-February can be boring in the sports world. The Super Bowl is over, the NHL and NBA are in a lull, and we are still weeks away from the madness. However, don’t despair, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo can always find that diamond in the rough.

Things begin with a wrap on Super Bowl XLVII and a look at the futures of both conference champions. After a record post-season and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, has Joe Flacco entered the NFL’s elite? Did San Francisco get screwed on the controversial “no call” in the endzone? How would Mike and George, two (non-blood) brothers, handle an epic battle against each other?

Need excitement? Need drama? Need asininity? No fear the Los Angeles Lakers are here! Kobe Bryant spoke. Kobe Bryant tried to lead. Kobe Bryant caused more problems. What else is new…? The Buzz-Saw has few (actually many) choice words for the Black Mamba.

Thought Tim Thomas’ retirement would hold thanks to the NHL Lockout? Well, maybe think again. The Bruin great has been traded to the New York Islanders. Why did the Isles make this move? What will come of, if anything, of this?

Oh and National Signing Day came and went. Teenagers, most who will be irrelevant, decided their college football fates. Too much made of this? Abso-freakin-lutely!

Even when the sports world is lacking, the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Sticks & Stones & Name Calling

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Beware The Deer!

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Deer antler spray. Deer antler spray. Deer antler spray?! Yes, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo will be discussing deer antler spray. Just when you thought the sports world would go into a lull waiting for the Super Bowl, deer antler spray surrounds the headlines. A recent story came out stating Baltimore Ravens legendary linebacker, Ray Lewis used deer antler spray as performance enhancing drug, while trying to recover from an injury. How does this effect Ray’s legacy and will it have any bearing on the big game?

Don’t think the AFC Champion was hogging all the asininity. Randy Moss, who’s still seeking his first ring in his second career Super Bowl trip, decided to proclaim he is the greatest receiver in NFL history. While Randy has been great, another famous 49er receiver didn’t exactly appreciate Randy’s comments? Does Moss have any argument in his quest to be football’s receiving GOAT? Mike, a longtime Moss fan, will accept the challenge as “the Freaks” defense attorney.

Oh wait there’s a game to be played? No way….! Well as Kurt Angle used to say during his WWE days, it’s true, it’s damn true! Super Bowl XLVII is previewed in every possible way imaginable.

Football is front and center, but other sports have not gone into a hibernation. Expect an NHL update, now that the shortened season is a few weeks old. And maybe even a look at the college basketball landscape. Who the Hell is worthy of being #1? It’s a serious question, folks.

The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw don’t need no damn deer antler spray! They’re all natural, yet still conquer sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Beware The Deer!

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – It’s A Mirage, It’s A Sabotage

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Pop some bottles and leap for joy. The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show celebrates its two year anniversary. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo have been conquering your ears for two full seasons of the HBS. Didn’t think they’d last, did ya? Well haters, you’re wrong again.

Following the fireworks, your favorite sports genius’ get back to business, sports talk (and of course explaining their asinine lives). This week we’ve got a battle of buffoonery! Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate and career Oakland Raider – Tim Brown  vs Journeyman coach and former AFC champion head coach of Brown’s Raiders – Bill Callahan. Is sabotage an acceptable term to be used for Bill’s game plan for a Super Bowl XXXVIII loss to Tampa? We enter Mike’s wheel house with another asinine conspiracy.

Now for a Super Bowl of present day. Who has the upper-hand in Super Bowl XLVII’s matchup of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. “A Battle of Brothers” is the obvious headline being blasted. But what storyline is being lost? FYI: Mike is incredibly furious about this. An angry Buzz-Saw always makes for an entertaining show.

A moratorium is lifted, as Mike D’Antoni keeps outdoing himself for asininity. The guy just won’t quit acting a fool. Is he trying to get fired? Is this revenge on the Lakers for all the playoff exits while he coached the Suns? Why does he hate Pau Gasol? And more seriously, will things ever be corrected in LA? Talk radio sure hopes the answer to the last question is a big NO.

Hockey and a Manti Te’o followup will conclude this anniversary broadcast. Here’s to another two years of the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – It’s A Mirage, It’s A Sabotage

Moves Like Curtis: Divisional Weekend 2013!

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We’re now into what many people consider the most exciting week of the football season, and I can see why.  You’ve still get four games over two days like last week, and the teams that are participating in them are true contenders.  There are still the stray lucky teams that squirt through (I’m looking at you, Football Jebus Led Broncos of 2012), but mostly we’re dealing with squads that have their playoff game faces on and know what they’re doing. Continue reading

Moves Like Curtis: Wild Card Weekend 2013!

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Well, here we are–playoff time! Continue reading

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! Continue reading

Moves Like Curtis: Russell Wilson is Unbeatable at Home in his Ugly Uniform (Week 14)

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As we get deeper into this last bit of season, there are changes to the positions in the playoff hunt have been pretty surprising…so let’s get to the games right away. Continue reading