The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A Sports Cornucopia

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Football is back! The games actually count again! Hip hip hooray! Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo welcome back another year of football.

The NCAA has awarded a suspension to the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, Johnny Manziel. No, not the full season. No, not a few games. No, not one game. Yes, the first half of a game….?! If you’re thinking what we’re thinking, you’re thinking that’s one of the most asinine things you’ve ever heard. Why was this the decision? What purpose does this slap on the wrist serve? How should the whole autograph signing mess have been handled?

Now that the offseason drama is over, it’s time to play some freakin’ games. Can Alabama be dethroned? What early season upsets may come to pass? Which team will thrive the most in their new conference?

Sticking on the gridiron, the NFL’s preseason is at its end and rosters are set. How have the AFC and NFC landscapes changed since the Ravens hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in February? Are there any sleeper squads flying under the radar? Will any 2012 darling suffer the dreaded fall from grace?

It’s mostly a celebration of football, as Mike and George pound their chests on-air. However, baseball’s far from over. And your favorite sports genius’ map out the playoff matchups, while also determining the individual hardware recipients. Is it possible Miguel Cabrera is having an even better season than his Triple Crown campaign?!

Let all those juices flow and pump your fists. Football is back to conquering the nation, just like the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A Sports Cornucopia

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The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Riding The Lying Train

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No ones favorite sports topic is back. Yes, while it’s asinine, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo don’t even appreciate discussing this. Performance enhancing drugs. Steroids.

The cloud that continues to loom over sports, most notably baseball, just won’t go away. Major League Baseball officially handed down its first punishment in regards to the latest PED scandal, the Biogenesis lab. Ryan Braun, the 2011 NL MVP, has been suspended for the remainder of the season. What impact will this have on America’s past time? Can Braun ever repair his image? Is there enough of a deterrent for players to be clean? When will this ever be OVER? All those questions will be answered. Wait. Who are we kidding? No, they won’t. Some of these questions might never even have answers.

From one tainted superstar to another. With Braun suffering his fate, is Alex Rodriguez next? What will A-Rod’s punishment be, with apparently more evidence? Are the Yankees actually running a conspiracy against him?

All the steroid asininity is not the only baseball talk of the show. MLB’s trade deadline is fast approaching and a couple deals have already gone down. Which teams are truly contenders?

In an almost wall to wall baseball program, another gold quality edition of the HBS closes with a career that will never end and mullet that won’t stop growing, Jaromir Jagr.

It’s a soap opera. Tune in for another edition of the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show, as it conquers sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Riding The Lying Train

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)

Everyday People: The Wonderful World of Elizabethany

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Blending style and entertainment is an art that few people have the patience or ability to master. Our interview today with Hot 100.5 DJ and avid blogger Elizabethany shatters that notion; everything seems to come so naturally to her that even when she’s working hard it still seems like she’s having the time of her life! Indeed Elizabethany is a wild card. You don’t always know what to expect – but you can bet your hard-earned dollar that it’ll be entertaining, it’ll be bold, and it’ll be delivered with her trademark style. Continue reading

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Logic Meets Hype

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Ever so close to the season of madness in the sports world, there’s still some madness making news. What can create extreme madness? Extreme hype. The hype machine that awarded us Tim Tebow, has now provided Manti Te’o. All obvious hoax jokes aside, what is the former Heisman candidates draft stock, after a miserable performance at the NFL Combine? Is too much being made out of a bad 40 yard dash? Manti may have hurt himself, but who opened some eyes? Tavon Austin. Tavon Austin. Tavon Austin. Setting their West Virginia Mountaineer bias aside (is that possible?), Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo wax poetic on the ceiling and impact an athletic freak like Tavon Austin can bring to an NFL team. Speaking of athletic freaks, what should be made of Tyrann Mathieu, taking his one year absence from football and his continued ass clownery into consideration?

Tom Brady restructured his contract. Your favorite sports genius’ will explain why the “he took less to win” crap is being overblown. And what this could realistically mean for the Patriots chances at another Super Bowl title with number 12?

It wouldn’t be a sports talk show without one of the marquee asinine soap opera franchises. Baseball is back and the MLB season is right around the corner. For the first time in a long while, Yankee fans may not be so thrilled. With other teams improving, can the Evil Empire remain a championship contender with yet another star player suffering an injury? Curtis Granderson has led New York in home runs and RBI over the past two seasons. How big of an issue is his absence (until approximately May)?

An age old HBS battle will close the program: NHL realignment. Expect Mike to explain reality to George in this segment. Hype meets truth, as the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Logic Meets Hype

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

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 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)