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)

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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.

Trike House Party – Week Thirteen: Hyphen Goes 6-4; The Buzz-Saw Leads By 9 Games

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Leaderboard
Asti 87-32 (Last week: 4-6)
Conley 78-41 (Last week: 6-4)
Gerbo 77-41 (Last week: 4-6)
Sellers 76-43 (Last week: 4-6)

Week Twelve Results:
UCF 21 Tulsa 23
(22)Rutgers 10 Cincinnati 3
(18)USC 28 (17)UCLA 38
Ohio St. 21 Wisconsin 14
NC State 48 (11)Clemson 62
(23)Texas Tech 21 (24)Oklahoma St. 59
Utah St. 48 (20)Louisiana Tech 41
(12)Oklahoma 50 WVU 49
(1)Kansas St. 24 Baylor 52
(13)Stanford 17 (2)Oregon 14

The Games
Ohio @ (23)Kent St.
Arizona St. @ (24)Arizona
(19)Michigan @ Ohio St.
(5)Oregon @ (15)Oregon St.
(21)Oklahoma St. @ (13)Oklahoma
(4)Florida @ (10)Florida St.
(8)Stanford @ (17)UCLA
(12)South Carolina @ (11)Clemson
(1)Notre Dame @ USC
Louisiana Tech @ San Jose St.

Asti
Kent State
Arizona
Ohio State
Oregon
Oklahoma
Florida State
Stanford
South Carolina
Notre Dame
Louisiana Tech

Conley
Kent St.
Arizona
Ohio St.
Oregon
Oklahoma St.
Florida
UCLA
South Carolina
USC
San Jose St.

Gerbo
Kent State
Arizona
Ohio State
Oregon
Oklahoma
Florida State
Stanford
South Carolina
Notre Dame
San Jose St.
And because I hate that stupid LA Tech/SJSU game (even if they are both 9-2), I’m also picking WVU to lose to Iowa State and UVA to beat Virginia Tech on the road. Also Wisconsin beats Penn State, cause I’m feeling generous.

Sellers
Kent St.
Arizona
Ohio St.
Oregon
Oklahoma
Florida
Stanford
South Carolina
ND
LA Tech

Trike House Party – Week Twelve: The Howitzer Moves Back To Second

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Leaderboard
Asti 83-26 (Last week: 8-2)
Gerbo 73-35 (Last week: 8-2)
Conley 72-37 (Last week: 9-1)
Sellers 72-37 (Last week: 4-6)

Week Eleven Results:
(24)Northwestern 31 Michigan 38
Wake Forest 6 NC State 37
(11)Oregon St. 23 (14)Stanford 27
Penn St. 23 (16)Nebraska 32
WVU 34 Oklahoma St. 55
(15)Texas A&M 29 (1)Alabama 24
(2)Kansas St. 23 TCU 10
Vanderbilt 27 Mississippi 26
(21) Mississippi St. 17 (7)LSU 37
(4)Notre Dame 21 Boston College 6

The Games
UCF @ Tulsa
(22)Rutgers @ Cincinnati
(18)USC @ (17)UCLA
Ohio St. @ Wisconsin
NC State @ (11)Clemson
(23)Texas Tech @ (24)Oklahoma St
Utah St. @ (20)Louisiana Tech
(12)Oklahoma @ WVU
(1)Kansas St. @ Baylor
(13)Stanford @ (2)Oregon

Asti
UCF
Rutgers (with the Asinine Conference you never know though)
USC
Ohio State
Clemson
Texas Tech
Louisiana Tech
Oklahoma (despite WVU being very desperate and at home, how can anyone pick the Mountaineers right now?)
Kansas State
Oregon (granted I would find a Stanford win hilarious)

Gerbo
Central Florida
Cincinnati
UCLA
Ohio State
Clemson
Texas Tech
Louisiana Tech
Oklahoma
Kansas State
Oregon

Conley
Tulsa
Rutgers
UCLA
Wisconsin
Clemson
Oklahoma St.
Louisiana Tech
Oklahoma
Kansas St.
Oregon

Sellers
UCF
Rutgers
UCLA
Ohio St.
Clemson
Texas Tech
LA Tech
WVU (Blah, blah, blah…I know!!)
K State
Oregon

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 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.

Trike House Party – Week Seven: Amnesia is Starting to Set In

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Week Six Recap
The Buzz-Saw continues to be the life of the Party, going 8-2 and extending his lead over everyone else. The Howitzer jammed up his chamber, going 5-4 and catching a small case of amnesia as he forgot to choose a winner for the LSU/Florida matchup. As the saying should go at wild parties, “Don’t let two-beer Gerbo drink 3!”  Meanwhile on the bottom of the ladder, B Hyphen (6-4 last week) was knocked down to last place by Triple S (7-3 last week). Can Hyphen recover from the cut on his forehead that Triple S gave him? Can the Howitzer reload in time to take out Asti, or has the Buzz-Saw already cut the noose on everyone else? Determine for yourself below.

Week Six Winners
Arizona 48 @ #18 Stanford 54
Wake Forest 14 @ Maryland 19
Iowa St. 37 @ #15 TCU 23
#17 Oklahoma 41 @ Texas Tech 20
#4 LSU 6 @ #10 Florida 14
#5 Georgia 7 @ #6 South Carolina 35
#8 WVU 48 @ #11 Texas 45
Miami (Fl) 3 @ #9 Notre Dame 41
#21 Nebraska 38 @ #12 Ohio State 63
#23 Washington 21 @ #2 Oregon 52

Leaderboard

Asti 44-15 (Last week: 8-2)
Gerbo 40-18 (Last week: 5-4)
Sellers 39-20 (Last week: 7-3)
Conley 38-21 (Last week: 6-4)

The Games
#18 Louisville @ Pittsburgh
#6 Kansas St. @ Iowa St.
#15 Texas @ #13 Oklahoma
#17 Stanford @ #7 Notre Dame
#5 WVU @ Texas Tech
#10 Oregon St. @ BYU
#11 USC @ Washington
TCU @ Baylor
#3 South Carolina @ #9 LSU
Tennessee @ #19 Mississippi St.

Asti
Louisville
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Notre Dame
WVU
Oregon State
USC
Baylor
LSU
Mississippi State

Gerbo
Louisville
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Notre Dame
WVU
Oregon State
Washington
Baylor
South Carolina
Mississippi State

Conley
Louisville
Kansas State
Texas
Stanford
WVU
Oregon State
USC
Baylor
South Carolina
Mississippi State

Sellers
Louisville (Eat Shit Pitt!!)
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Notre Dame
WVU
Oregon State
USC (as much as I hate going with them, I need to stay semi-close for a miracle.)
Baylor
LSU (Hard to go against LSU at home, even though I feel I probably should.)
Mississippi State