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Giving Thanks for Food and Football

The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show

Release Date: 11/22/2023

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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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With the 2023 NFL season now underway, it's another wall-to-wall football edition of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show.  Mike "Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo kickoff this show by talking intruguing stoylines surround this NFL season and then offer which teams they think will surprise and which ones will dissappoint.  Expect to hear the names Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Kenny Pickett, Najee Harris, Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa, Dak Prescott and other discussed.  In the second half of the show, Mike and George transition to college football and project the future...

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With college football undergoing another drastic shift conference wise, this episode of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show focuses on everything imaginable when it comes to conference realignment. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo unpack topics that include the Big 12's stability, the next domino to fall after Colorado leaving the Pac-12, if WVU is now actually staying put, if the ACC can survive and so much more.  After dissecting the latest in college sports, in particular college football, Mike and George talk what the end of Dan Snyder's reign of terror means for...

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For those who haven't been living under a rock somewhere for the past week, you already know about what led to the end of the Bob Huggins era at West Virginia and Josh Eilert being named WVU men's basketball interim head coach.  But with that said, do you really know everything that went on? On this special episodition of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show podcast, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo dissect every bit of this story and discuss the current state of the West Virginia Mountaineers basketball program.  Asti, who covers WVU professionally, offers...

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As we inch closer to summer and crowning champions in the NBA and NHL, Mike "the Buzz- saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo are here to break it all down.  This episode of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show starts off debating the futures of the eliminated NBA teams and what their futures look like. Has the Suns' window closed even with Kevin Durant still locked up? Are the 76ers better with or without James Harden?  Then, Mike and George discuss Nikola Jokić's greatness. Mike argues why certain past narratives about Nuggets and their super-star were always unfair.  The second...

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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 surrounding him actually wrong? Just how good are the Dolphins? Is Lamar Jackson having an overrated season? Which NFC team not named the Eagles has a real shot at making the Super Bowl? Are the Cowboys for real? 

And the show closes with a hot take about Bill Belichick's future. The HBS, conquering sports talk and appreciating Thanksgiving, one day, at a time....