loader from loading.io

Madness and Movement Inside and Outside the Lines

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

Release Date: 03/31/2023

Paul Skenes' Greatness, USA Basketball Drama show art Paul Skenes' Greatness, USA Basketball Drama

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

This episode of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show is about history and drama.  Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo open up the show discussing Paul Skenes' greatness and putting it into context with where the Pittsburgh Pirates ace's rookie season ranks among the best in MLB history.  They then get into the drama.  Mike delivers an epic rant directed at Kawhi Leonard after USA Basketball and the Clippers decided it's best for him to not play in the Olympics. Why did USA Basketball snub Jaylen Brown and bring in his Celtics teammate Derrick White to replace...

info_outline
No Pressure, No Diamonds (NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final Preview, More) show art No Pressure, No Diamonds (NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final Preview, More)

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

As two champions are about to be crowned, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and Greorge "the Howitzer" Gerbo make their predctions and break down all of the intruguing storylines surrounding the NBA Finals and the NHL's Stanley Cup Final.  How much pressure is on Joe Mazzulla, Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics to finish the job? Are too many people discrediting the Mavericks' chances to win the title? Mike also puts Kyrie Irving's journey to another Finals in perspective.  Over in the NHL, can Connor McDavid and the Oilers do what they have to do to beat Florida and lift the Cup? Does ALL...

info_outline
Live or Die with Your Decision (NFL Draft Recap, NBA, NHL Playoff Talk) show art Live or Die with Your Decision (NFL Draft Recap, NBA, NHL Playoff Talk)

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

In the aftermath of the NFL Draft and in the midst of both the NBA and NHL postseasons, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo discuss the most interesting recent sports topics. They talk a new era in Pittsburgh, confusing draft decisions by the Falcons and Bills and which other NFL franchises have been making news one way or another. The conversation then moves to the playoffs and the futures of eliminated teams like Phoenix, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Are we just destined for a Nuggets-Celtics Finals? Which Stanley Cup Final matchup is best for NHL? The HBS, conquering...

info_outline
Seize the Day (Stefon Diggs Trade, MBB/WBB Final Fours) show art Seize the Day (Stefon Diggs Trade, MBB/WBB Final Fours)

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

On this episode of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, the madness is continuing into April and a big trade might change the landscape of the NFL.  Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo discuss the impact of the Bills trading Stefon Diggs to the Texans. They debate what this now means for both Buffalo and Houston.  With the Final Four now here, who will win the men’s and women’s national titles? Has the women’s tournament been more interesting?  The HBS conquers sports talk, one day, at a time… 

info_outline
Some Things Will Never Change show art Some Things Will Never Change

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

With the madness upon us and the sports calendar hearing up, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo debate some of the most talked about sports topics of the day.  They discuss if there's hope to fix the NBA All-Star Game and Slam Dunk Contest, if the new format to the College Football Playoff is more fair and what the Bears should do with Justin Fields.  Before the end of this jam packed show, Mike is presented with the resurfacing of Carmelo Anthony and George Karl's beef. 

info_outline
New NFL Coaching Landscape, Doc Rivers Steals Bucks Job show art New NFL Coaching Landscape, Doc Rivers Steals Bucks Job

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

With the new year in full swing and already producing major news, the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show is back with its first show in 2024.  Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo discuss the changing NFL coaching landscape and what it means for the future of some franchises. Why does Jim Harbaugh to the Chargers make so much sense? Will Bill Belichick find a job or be forced to sit out the year? Which open jobs are attractive and which ones are bad siuations?   After talking NFL coaching, Mike and George close the show with coaching drama in the NBA. Doc Rivers is back...

info_outline
Controversy Creates Cash (CFP Chaos, MLB Hot-Stove) show art Controversy Creates Cash (CFP Chaos, MLB Hot-Stove)

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

As the dust and chaos of the final College Football Playoff rankings begins to settle, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" tackle every aspect of what the committee got wrong and what they actually got right.  What's the real reason Alabama ended up getting in? What scenarios would have actuall led to Florida State being in the playoff? Can FSU try to claim a National Championship despite not being part of the playoff?  They truly get into it all.  And then when the football debates are finally over, the HBS closes up shop with some MLB Hot-Stove talk. Are the...

info_outline
Giving Thanks for Food and Football show art Giving Thanks for Food and Football

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

On this holiday edition of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo gives thanks for plenty to talk about in one of the most active times on the sports calendar.  The meat of this show covers the current College Football Playoff Rankings and then also tackles some other topics like the perception of James Franklin and the downward spiral of season for Deion Sanders and Colorado.  After filling up on the college talk, they trasnition to discuss NFL. The Bills have been disappointing, but Mike defends Josh Allen. Why is the narrative...

info_outline
It's All About Perception show art It's All About Perception

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

On this episode of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo discuss every angle of the Michigan scandal. They talk what it will mean for this season, its impact on a potential national title, how it compares to other similar scnadals throughout sports history and so much more.  They then talked the start of the NBA season and it getting underway withot James Harden. When will Harden be dealt? Why is this different from when he's forced his way off teams in the past? Does Harden actually have a point this time?  This show closes with a...

info_outline
Dame on the Move, Jets Need to Act, CFB Rankings show art Dame on the Move, Jets Need to Act, CFB Rankings

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

The NBA interupts Mike "the Buz-saw" and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo's regulargly scheduled Howiter and Buzz-saw Show with a star on the move.  The guys hit every angle of the Damian Lillard trade, discssuing why Portaland preferred this deal to working with Miami, what Phoenix added and if the Bucks are now the title favorote.  After talking all things from Dame Time in Milwaukee, they go back to wall-to-wall football. What should the Jets do at quarterback? Why does Mike actually feel bad for Zach Wilson? Are the Cowboys in trouble? All that and so much more from the NFL.  The...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

The NCAA Tournament has reached its conclusion, but have some people had too much madness and not enough chalk?

On this super episode of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo discuss a wild March Madness, featuring a Final Four with no 1-2-3 seeds for the first time. Is it better for more teams to have their opportunity at a championship? Is this a rare occurrence or a long-term trend that should worry the traditionalists?

In the back half, Mike finally has his say about the circus (or near-circus to George) surrounding Aaron Rodgers and his impending departure from the Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets. What could have been done by Rodgers to make life easier for his future team? How many parallels are there to Brett Favre's situation with the Pack 17 years ago? Does George think Rodgers has been lying in his many appearances talking about his decision?

And now that Lamar Jackson and the Ravens appear headed for a break-up, will he get the guaranteed money that he thinks he's worth?

It's a busted-bracket edition of the HBS, conquering sports talk, one day at a time...