The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A Sports Cornucopia

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

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Kvetching Draft Asininity (Guests: Scott Carasik, Alex Wiederspiel, & Ethan Hammerman)

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)


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


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

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Hi-jinks Or Hoax?

WARNING: THIS IS A HOAX! The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show is fake. Always has been. We apologize for the confusion, as we’ve been too embarrassed to tell the truth all this time.

Sorry to burst the haters bubbles, we are not a figment of your imagination. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo are as real as it gets.

This week, your favorite sports genius’ try to wrap their heads around the Manti Te’o “dead” girlfriend/”Catfish”/conspiracy/hoax/WTF?! situation. Forever single George, will even receive praise for never having a made up girlfriend.

If the jokes and laughing ever stop (that’s a big if for Mike), the segments go one liar to another. While Lance Armstrong has actually met all the girls he’s dated, he hasn’t been fully honest with them, or anyone for that matter. Lance confesses his PED use to Oprah. Why do this now? Was this a wise move? How should Lance’s achievements be viewed, taking both his victory over cancer and in cycling, coupled with his web of lies.

Oh, there is actually sports news ON the field, court, and rink (it’s a miracle) to discuss?! Stop the freakin’ presses, asinine world. The NFL playoffs are down to the championship round. Which team will remain standing, following the best pro football weekend of the year? Will the Howitzer ever stop cursing his teams? The guy is like a crazed unstoppable jinxing force. Even the Buzz-saw hasn’t been able to prevent the destruction of dreams.

Wrapping things up, the NHL is days away from starting a shortened season. Mike is still concerned for the product he may see on the ice. Regardless, hockey’s back and no one can really complain about that.

The HBS - the best damn non-hoax sports talk show around. Conquering sports radio, one day and hoax, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Hi-jinks Or Hoax?

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Reeling In The Bait


Just when you think the asininity is calming down, it pulls you back in! This week, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo reel in asininity and mount it for all to see.

Your favorite sports geniuses start things off by putting a bow on the college football season and the BCS National Championship Game. Has Nick Saban become the greatest college football coach of all-time after his 4th title? How much longer can the Alabama dynasty continue? Where will Notre Dame go from here? If Chip Kelly leaves for the NFL’s Eagles, can the Irish keep up their renaissance?

Hockey has returned! NHL hockey (the only real kind) that is. So the Lockout is over. That means an end to NHL asinine ways, right? Not so fast… In fact we’re already in a state of normalcy again. Luongo is on the trade block, elite teams are without captains, the Maple Leafs make no sense and act a fool, and chaos abounds for a shortened season. Get excited (eye roll)….!

The hardwood won’t be ignored, as Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett engage in a war of words that leads all fans crossing their fingers for a future MMA style cage match? I got my money on the older KG. He clearly can get in Melo’s head.

Another week of NFL playoff action is here. It’s the Divisional Round. Who will remain once the dust is settled on chapter 2 in the NFL post-season? Before giving their picks, some drama needs discussed from Wild Card Weekend. We’re looking at you, Redskins.

What does the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show do better than the rest? If you don’t know now, you’re just an idiot. The HBS conquers sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Reeling In The Bait