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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, Pens Initiative and Radio: PI are proud to bring to you, Crosby! No, not that Crosby. Well put those frowns upside down. Mike Asti does welcome a Crosby to the Pens Initiative airwaves, Wes Crosby, of NHL.com.
The Penguins have been continuing their bipolar tendencies lately, with some big wins, but also some gutwrenching big losses. How much concern should there be over the struggles against hockey's elite? What adjustments does this team need to make to be better suited for a long playoff run? Have there been some bright spots, despite maybe it not showing up in the win column? Does it simply come down to needing more from the stars?
Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti goes toe to toe with Crosby....!
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With the Super Bowl over, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo put aside the NFL asinine season to give the rest of the sports world some attention.
It's NBA All-Star weekend. Is the Slam Dunk Contest dead? Has the Three-Point Contest become the premiere event? Can the dunk contest be saved without super-stars competing? George gives one last plea to LeBron James, while Mike ruins his hopes and dreams, explaining the opportunity for LBJ has come and gone.
James Dolan sends a hateful email to a 70+ year old Knicks fan. Enough said. As the second half of the NBA season begins, the Sacramento Kings have yet another head coach. Did George Karl actually make a mistake scratching that coaching itch?
While the NBA is at its midseason point, the NHL is fast approaching the trade deadline. One big name has already been dealt, but will any others change squads? Are we looking at the least "splash" filled deadline in recent memory?
Pray to the pineapple Gods, as the Howitzer and Buzz-saw, conquer sports radio, one day, at a time....
After possibly the most controversial NFL season ever, it's only fitting it ends with one of most controversial decisions in Super Bowl history. Instead of the Seahawks winning back to back titles, the Patriots have once again reclaimed their place at top of football's mountain.
Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo recap the Super Bowl hangover. When things get asinine and create debate, your favorite sports genius' are always around to enjoy it all.
Did Pete Carroll make a bad decision for the ages? Will his call to pass over running on the goal line stain his great coaching career? Could losing in such gut wrenching fashion destroy the Seattle locker room? What would coach Mike and George have done in that situation?
Now with four Super Bowl rings, has Tom Brady earned greatest quarterback of all-time status? Despite a much younger core group of star players, are the Seahawks actually not in a better position to return to the big game? Where does Super Bowl XLIX rank among the best Super Bowls? Great game, down to the final seconds, and Missy Elliot! What more could you want?
It wasn't just about the Super Bowl in the sports world this week. Syracuse, as a response to a seven year old scandal, has placed a postseason ban on themselves. This may fool the sheep, but Mike isn't buying it.
The Howitzer and Buzz-saw, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time....
Mike Asti and Nick Case bring you another edition of Radio: PI on the Pens Initiative airwaves.
How much concern should be around this Penguins team? Is it simply getting healthy? Is more needed from Crosby and Malkin? Is something missing from this roster? With the trade deadline now a month away, Mike and Nick give their initial thoughts on what GM Jim Rutherford may do.
Enjoy the Pens talk with asininity on the side...
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When THE Josh Yohe is involved, you know it will be asinine.
Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti sets the table for the rest of the Penguins season and asks his guest, if another ugly conference loss means it's time to press the panic button?
Josh Yohe, Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti bring the gold quality entertainment on the Radio: PI Podcast Network.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, buffoons of all ages, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti's voice returns to the Pens Intiative airwaves! Hear his golden vocal melodies discussing everything Pittsburgh Penguins. For this edition of Radio: PI, Ryan Wilwon, Penguins writer at Hockeybuzz.com, joins Mike to rant on the recent Marcel Goc trade and touch on the outlook of this team for the second half of the season. Expect a pie graph or two.
A tribute is paid to a glorious hashtag and the usual asinine fun is had.
One more time for the road, #OhMyGoc!
Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti can be heard via PensIntiative.com on the Radio: PI Podcast Network.
Instead of talking about the great game that Super Bowl XLIX is all but assured to be, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo are here to discuss balls. Yup, that was a joke we couldn't avoid...
In all seriousness, "Deflategate" as it's being so perfectly referred to, has taken over the news, both sports and otherwise. Is this as big of a deal as it has been made out to be? Who was more believable in their pro wrestling style promo press conferences, Tom Brady or Bill Belichick? What punishment should be handed down by the NFL to the Patriots? Are there any non asinine reasonable explanations to explain Deflategate? What if any advantage, if any, would a deflated football give a team?
Marshawn Lynch is only here so he doesn't get fined. Does "Beast Mode" owe the media more than he gives them? Will his antics cause the NFL to adjust their rules for players dealing with the media in the future? Hey media, Marshawn is simply trolling you.
Shockingly, there is also a game to be played. What are some of the X-factors of this Super Bowl matchup? Does Brady or Belichick need another championship for their legacy? Which quarterback needs to play better for his to win? Mike and George make their final Super Bowl XLIX picks!
For a non football related topic, has winning his 1,000th game made Coach K the greatest college basketball coach of all-time?
The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time....
A new year only means more conquering and asininity from Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo.
Ohio State wins the inaugural college football playoff. Does this national title legitimize OSU's controversial top four selection? Has another championship made Urban Meyer one of the best college coaches ever and possibly even surpassing Nick Saban, as the best of today? Cardale Jones went from third string to national champion. Hypothetically, what would his NFL Draft stock look like as it is? With Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller, and JT Barrett still all currently at Ohio State, who will start next season for the Buckeyes? What will the futures hold for the other two? Oh, and is Oregon destined to always be the bridesmaid of college football?
From one playoff to another, the NFL is now into championship game weekend? Who will win the AFC and NFC championships? Before Mike and George analyze which teams will represent their conferences in Super Bowl 49, they have some business to take care of from the "catch" that wasn't. Did the Cowboys get screwed? Should Dez Bryant's "catch" force a rule change? Why was Dez's "catch" ruled incomplete?
The Cleveland curse is alive and well within the Cavaliers. Can this mess be fixed? Will David Blatt be fired? Will Kevin Love leave? Your favorite sports genius' wax poetic on such an asinine soap opera.
Now in 2015, the Howitzer and Buzz-saw keep on conquering sports radio, one day, at a time....
Tis' the season for asininity! Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo celebrate the holiday season by waxing poetic on Jim Carrey, Jerry "the King" Lawler, and BE Taylor.
With the sports calendar year coming to and end, it needed to go out strong with contoversy. When you want controversy, look no further than the NCAA. Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State sounds like a solid college football playoff, right? Mike rants on why the committee did NOT get it right. Is the Big 12 to blame for Baylor and TCU being left out? How can the Big 12 ensure this doesn't happen again? What were the "real" reason Ohio State was selected? If you want some clarity on everything that was asinine about this college football season, listen to Mike explain it to George (as usual).
The MLB hot-stove is already heating up. Are the Dodgers better or just different? Did the White Sox make themselves an AL favorite? What team should we watch the rest of the offseason?
Rajon Rondo has finally been traded. Does his move to Dallas make the Mavs a legit contender in the brutal Western Conference?
A merry Howitzer and Buzz-saw Christmas and a happy asinine new year! Continued conquering of sports radio, one day, at a time for all....!
In another "gold" quality edition of 412 Sports Talk, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti soaks up the hate and spits more sports talk fire.
This week, Mike will be joined by a familiar voice to the Pens Initiative airwaves, the one and only Steel Dad. These two try to bring some logic to what's been wrong with the Steelers of late. Will this team make the playoffs? How much concern should there be over Ben Roethlisberger's apparent wrist injury? You can find Steel Dad at SteelCityBlitz.com.
In addition to the talk with Steel Dad, Mike touches on the Bortuzzo hit and tells Penguin fans why any venom directed towards Jaromir Jagr is outrageously asinine.
412 Sports Talk via PensInitiative.com on the Radio: PI Podcast Network.
Tis' the season for turkey and football. While giving thanks is cool, Thanksgiving is the man's holiday. Thanksgiving is all about food and football. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo gives thanks for food, football, and also the asininity that is the sports world.
Richard Sherman cut a pro wrestling style promo, bringing to light the hypocrisy of the National Football League. This was done to defend teammate Marshawn Lynch, who to say doesn't like speaking to the media would be a grave understatement. Does Lynch, as a professional athlete, have an obligation to speak to the media? Did Sherman have a point in everything he said about the NFL? Are Sherman's opinions that of the majority of NFL players?
This week on "As The Asinine RGIII Turns!" Robert Griffin III has finally been benched by the Washington Redskins. How long had this been in the works? Is RGIII's career in DC officially over? Has he sucked? Yes? Has he been an immature buffoon? Absolutely. Which played more of a factor?
The MLB Hot-Stove is boiling over already. Pablo Sandoval left San Francisco to get PAID by the Boston Red Sox. George moans about loyalty. Mike explains overrated or not, it's all about the MONEY.
Even while full of tryptophan, the Howitzer and Buzz-saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time....
While George "the Howitzer" Gerbo always tries to see the good in things and be optimistic, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti keeps it real! Most don't like the brutal truth. Well if you don't want honesty, don't listen to the Howitzer & Buzz-saw Show!
The Robert Griffin III love affair is over. Another week, another lack luster performance and soundbite drama from RGIII. Have even his most loyal supporters (cough, George), jumped ship? Not just the fans, but have the Redskins decided they need a new future at quarterback? What is the future of RGIII and the Redskins, both together, or apart? There's been a regression on the field, while at the same time, there's been a steady increase of immaturity and asininity from Robert Griffin III.
From perhaps the most asinine franchise of the year (again), to a more stable organization competition wise, but one that is no stranger to controversy. The Pittsburgh Steelers released LeGarrette Blount. An offseason encounter with the law and walking out on his team prior to a game became too much. Days later Blount was signed by the team he powered to the playoffs a season ago, the New England Patriots. Was bouncing Blount the right decision for Pittsburgh? How will his second Patriots tenure go?
College football chaos never takes a week off. Did the committee get the current playoff bracket right? Now with a loss, what can Mississippi State do to remain in the top four? How comfortable should Alabama be? Could Ohio State quietly sneak in?
They bring you a heavy dose of reality. They are the Howitzer and Buzz-saw. They conquer sports radio, one day, at a time....