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Geeks Of Gridiron: Week 5 – The Fight Continues

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Through the first four weeks of the NFL season, the fight to be the Minister of the Tricycle has been hard fought between both Kelen “B Hyphen” and the rookie Johnathan “Mischievious” McCumber.  Who wants to be Ali and force the other to go down like Frazier? Both have 42-21 records through the first four weeks. Or can Tom “Nocturne” Deja, Anthony “Triple S” Sellers, or Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti force their way into the ring to deliver the Haymaker? Find out below. (more…)

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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

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… (more…)

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Fighting Cartels

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Alex Rodriguez may not feel it’s the right time or place to be totally honest, but Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo have an inability to be anything other than truth tellers. Major League Baseball has officially handed A-Rod a 211 game suspension for his role in the most recent PED scandal. To the surprise of no one this is being appealed. Did MLB get this right? Where does this latest “A-Rod playing while fighting suspension” circus rank on the asininity scale? How will all this play out? How is the infamous Curse of the Howitzer wrapped around everything A-Rod vs MLB? Johnny Damon even creeps back on the scene inadvertently diminishing accomplishments he was apart of.

The continued A-Rod story wasn’t the only asinine sports of the week. Johnny Manziel cemented himself as a buffoon, after news broke that he may have sold his autograph for money, an NCAA violation. If true, should Johnny Football be suspended, or maybe even ban, from all of the up-coming 2013 season? It’s widely known the NCAA has some ridiculous rules. This whole mess has ignited the never ending “should college athletes be paid?” debate.

Preseason football is here! Excited? I know, we aren’t either. With the new NFL season quickly approaching, teams are back to work and all the offseason drama is behind them. Or is it? As Riley Cooper and his n-bombing self returns to training camp, another much more prominent receiver did some tongue lashing of his own. Wes Welker, now with the Broncos, informed the media he wasn’t exactly the biggest Bill Belichick fan during his tenure in New England. Oh boy! Mike loves this stuff. He even predicted it once upon a time.

It’s a fight for their lives, as the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw – Fighting Cartels

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The Asinine Coverup

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Trying to digest all the asininity of the past week or so would give any man a monster stomach ache. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo fight back potential ulsers for your listening pleasure.

Since you last heard from your favorite sports genius’, the Miami Heat and Chicago Blackhawks have won another title each, a draft took place that makes no damn sense, a marquee franchise has thrown its hands in the air and decided to scrap it all, the Lakers have began creepily attempting to lure Dwight Howard back, and oh yeah, a professional athlete was charged with murder. Excited? Well you should be. This is guaranteed to equal talk show gold.

Aaron Hernandez has gone from All-Pro tight end and future of the New England Patriots to gangster buffoon in what seems like a blink of an eye. Now that he’s been arrested, his bail has been denied, and he’s in jail awaiting trial, how will this all play out? With so much circumstantial evidence and by all accounts the worst coverup imaginable, does Hernandez have a prayer to ever see the light of day again? Keeping track of all the tentacles of this saga is impossible.

Doc Rivers is now leading the Clippers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are in Brooklyn, all while Ray Allen is soaking up his second ring. A funnier script to the end of the Boston Celtics as we knew them isn’t possible. Was there a trade winner?

“As The Dwight Howard Turns” soap opera has another chapter.  While he ponders where to sign, the Lakers have begun pathetically begging him to stay, including hanging a giant sign stating “STAY D12″ outside their arena. Should Dwight consider an LA return?

Oddly on the back burner, will the futures of the Heat and Blackhawks see more championships?

All the asininity is cleaned up, as the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The Asinine Coverup

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Love Life, Even When Asinine

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Living life is always an adventure and always asinine for Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo. Learn about their appreciation of a reopening of a famous pizza place and George’s stamina issues mixed with Mike’s usual comedic stylings. That’s all before the sports talk even begins to blast your ears.

This week, the focus is highlighted by some New England Patriot drama. Aaron Hernandez, a member of the class filled and character driven franchise, is involved in a murder investigation?! Well, that’s what the reports are. With the little we currently know, is there already enough to warrant a league punishment? Should Robert Kraft and the Patriots feel pressure to sanction one of their own, for fear of hypocrisy? Can they remain contenders with so many offensive weapons in question?

Next up, the NBA and NHL seasons are not over yet. The Chicago Blackhawks appear in trouble, now down in the Stanley Cup Finals to Boston. What needs changed for Chicago? And most importantly what is the deal with Marian Hossa sitting out a critical Game 3 loss? Lucky for you, the HBS is home to the leader of the Hossa fan club. Mike takes his rightful place as hockey’s most polarizing figure defense attorney.

A blockbuster deal that even included coach Doc Rivers has been nixed. Your favorite sports genius’ try to fix the asininity that has become the Boston Celtics and determine if the Clippers made the right decision.

LeBron and the Heat’s heroics to force a deciding Game 7 in the NBA Finals take place mid-show. Enjoy the jubilation and evil grinning of the Buzz-Saw, while the Howitzer sulks.

You think you know, but you have no idea. Just keep being amazed, as the Howitzer and Buzz-saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Love Life, Even When Asinine

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The Ides Of Madness

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Madness. One word says it all. For some boring fools, March just means spring and warmer weather (or so they say). For the rest of us, it means the most madness filled sports month of the year. Professional athletes take a backseat to college kids. It’s the NCAA Tournament. It’s the place dreams come true, eternal memories are formed, hearts are broken, a nation unifies, and Davids and Goliaths are on an equal stage.

Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo do what the rest of the country is doing, they fill out their brackets. Your favorite sports genius’ go through the entire field and give their picks. Based on Mike’s high winning percentage in competitions against George, can the Howitzer pull off a sports pick’em equivalent to a 16 over a 1 seed? On second thought, we’ll be nice, 15 over a 2… At least that’s been accomplished before.

What’s their Final Four look like? Do elite programs like Louisville and Indiana have enough to go the distance? Will a year of improbable upsets continue? Can Gonzaga, now with expectations, finally get the job done and make a deep run? Is Duke vulnerable by carrying several disappointing losses? Is Miami (FL.) poised to prove themselves? Does the Michigan bandwagon have any room left? Which low seeded teams have that dark horse potential?

George always knows he’s risking unbearable bragging and bravado any time he enters into a competitive venue against the Buzz-Saw.

We now all prepare for that one shining moment. You know what? Screw the corny stuff. Let the games begin!

The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer madness and sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The Ides Of March

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Like A Puff Of White Smoke

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Like a puff of white smoke, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo have arrived to send shockwaves. If white smoke can precede the introduction of a pope, why can’t it present sports media’s most dominating duo?

While Catholics are celebrating a shakeup, some NFL fans are mourning the chaos that has been the recent player movement. Baltimore’s chances to repeat as Super Bowl champions has gone from difficult to next to impossible, after losing several key components, such as Anquan Boldin and the man groomed to replace Ray Lewis, Dannell Ellerbe. The Ravens haven’t been alone in experiencing an exodus. Pittsburgh saw Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall depart for greener pastures. Percy Harvin is now a Seahawk and Wes Welker jumped from Tom Brady and Patriots to Peyton Manning and the Broncos. What does all this activity mean for the new landscape of power in the NFL? Can perennial powers contend without their star player? Are these players enough to push teams over the hump?

Despite March Madness, a time for basketball craziness, being surrounded by football news, the hardwood insanity is not to be denied. How will be the conference tournaments impact the NCAA Tournament selections? What squads can surprise and leapfrog off of the bubble? There will even be a retrospective tribute paid to the Big East, as the last true Big East Tournament continues. Mike will try to contain George’s tears.

Finally, the beast Lakers Dwight Howard is here. What will his pounding of the franchise he scorned do for LA’s playoff quest? Turn away Magic fans (if there are still any), Mike will be mean to you.

Team USA is soaring in the World Baseball Classic. What would a United States WBC Title mean? All others go up in smoke, while the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Like A Puff Of White Smoke

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!