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  • 03:00

    April 22: Champion Or Asinine

    in Sports

    With teams from two sports embarking on a journey to be champions, you're sure to get tons of asinine drama. Well both the NBA playoffs and the Stanley Cup playoffs are providing tons to keep Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo busy. 

    Before we get to the postseason action, there's some drama stemming from a team already in the midst of their offseason. Scott Brooks has been fired by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Mike and George argue about the future of the Thunder franchise. Mike feels this organization is headed for disaster and isn't even an attractive job anymore. George is keeping the faith. Does this impact the futures of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in OKC? Also, all signs point to Rajon Rondo and the Mavericks parting ways. Why did it get this bad? Can his antics actually be defended? Either way, it's surely fun and entertaining to watch Rondo act a fool. 

    Is the NBA's Eastern Conference Cleveland's to lose? Are the no star team ball concept Hawks the Cavs toughest test? What about the Wizards? How many teams are true contenders out west? Despite such a great season, will a lack of size eventually be the downfall of Golden State? Do the Clippers have what it takes for a deep playoff run? Has Houston found their best gameplan to win? 

    The Western Conference is wide open in the NBA, but is it down to only a couple of real threats in the NHL? Does any other west team have a shot at stopping a collision course of Anaheim and Chicago for a chance at the cup? Pavel Datsyuk is the Red Wings savior and the Caps are a bit different this year. Oh and, the Penguins problems go well beyond their play on the ice. 

    It's the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 01:24

    Radio:PI Post Game- Game 3 Pens vs Rangers

    in Hockey

    Nick Case and Mike Asti go along on a fantstic voyage to talk about the immediate aftermath of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals as the Penguins drop the game 2-1 to go down 2-1 in the series.

  • 01:01

    Radio: PI Game 1 - Penguins at Rangers

    in Hockey


    Mike Asti recps the good, the bad, and the always asinine of game 1 of the Pens first round matchup with the New York Rangers. For this edition of radio gold, Mike is joined by the lovely Beth Mincin. 

    Radio: PI is on the Pens Initiative airwaves and the Radio: PI Podcast Network. 

  • 02:59

    April 15: Spring Fever with Stanley Cup Madness

    in Sports

    Spring is fully in the air and hockey is delivering its own version of madness. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo go bracket to bracket dissecting the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

    Is the current NHL postseason divisional format asinine or entertaining? Are the normal elite teams weaker this year? Will it finally be time for Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals to embark on a deep run? Can the Rangers and Ducks turn great regular seasons into a championship? How much pressure is on Carey Price and Montreal? The Blackhawks experienced talent, the Canada impact, the Penguins and Red Wings uncommon struggling star power ways, the curse of the Blues. All these questions and topics will be bantered about. 

    In addition to a Stanley Cup Playoff preview, the Major League Baseball season is almost two weeks old. Which teams have played above themselves so far? Which favorites will rise to the occasion as the season progresses? Mike calls out Bryce Harper, asking the hyped superstar to give him an entire season of meeting expectations. 

    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time....  

  • 00:59

    Radio: PI 4/8/15 with Mike Colligan

    in Hockey

    The roller coaster ride that has been this Pittsburgh Penguins regular season is a coming to an end. How the season ends is still up in the air. Mike Asti gets insight from one of hockey's most respected journalists: NHL analyst at Forbes SportsMoney and Penguins corospondent with the The Hockey Writers, Mike Colligan. Mike and Mike discuss what has caused this epic downward spiral and if there are any signs of optimism. What does the future of the Pens leadership, management, and coacing staff look like? Is there a possible scenario that could see an entire overhaul to this roster? 

    WARNING: Penguins fans may find parts of this broadcast depressing. 

    Radio: PI on the Pens Initiative airwaves and the Radio: PI Podcast Network. 

  • 02:30

    April 3: Emerging Drama

    in Sports

    It wouldn't be the start of another Major League Baseball season if there wasn't asinine drama. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo discuss why a veteran and a rookie are hated by their teams. 

    Josh Hamilton went from drug addict, to All-Star, now back to addict. After self reporting his relapse, Josh Hamilton left the Angels. Both sides waited for a punishment to eventually come. However, a punishment will not happen. Since Hamilton self reported without a failed test or proof, it's been ruled he can't be suspended. Does this make sense? Where can the Angels and Hamilton go from here? Would the Angels be more on Josh's side if he was still the MVP type player? 

    Players vs team drama isn't just for veterans. Cubs prospect sensation isn't exactly thrilled with his lovable loser franchise. Despite a great Spring, the Cubs decided to keep Bryant in the minors, instead of starting the season in the big leagues. By doing this, the Cubs gain an extra year on his current contract. Kris Bryant had some choice words for his organization for their decision. Mike says this was the smart choice by the Cubs. MLB's Players Association disagrees. Do they have a case? 

    Even though March has turned to April, the madness hasn't stopped. We're down to four! Who will leave Indianapolis the champion of college basketball? If Kentucky doesn't win the title and finish undefeated, is their season a complete failure? 

    The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 01:04

    Radio: PI 4/1/15 with Ryan Wilson

    in Hockey

    No, this is not an April Fools' joke. Yes, it's more Pens talk with Mike Asti. Sorry not sorry is probably fitting here. 

    Mike welcomes a familair voice to the Pens Initiative airwaves, Ryan Wilson, of Hockeybuzz.com. They discuss their thoughts on the NHL's divisional Stanley Cup playoff format, the overall decline in scoring, and the always popular state of the Pittsburgh Penguins address. 

    Radio gold with Mike Asti via PensInitiative.com on the Radio: PI Podcast Network. 

  • 00:34

    Trusting Yourself Can Stop the Bullying Epidemic

    in Motivation

    Dr. Aikyna Finch and Jessica Leichtweisz will be joined by Anita Telle, Coach, Founder and CEO of ASTI Life, Alpha Solutions Technology Inc., on the Sunday Night Changing Minds Online Show. We will discuss, "Trusting Yourself Can Stop the Bullying Epidemic." Anita will share the sure-fire way to stop bullying now, and it begins at home. Trusting your inner knowledge and developing your self-esteem demonstrates that you value yourself, and gives your child the model and permission to value themselves, too.  A child’s healthy self-esteem helps create a natural bully-shield, protecting them. Anita will share practical steps to help identify if your child is being bullied, and exercises you can begin using immediately to improve your self-esteem, and your child's. Call in to (949) 203-4763 at 9pm EST/ 8pm CST on 3/29 to join the conversation. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/changingmindsonline/2015/03/31/trusting-yourself-can-stop-the-bullying-epidemic

  • 02:59

    March 25: Too Sweet

    in Sports

    We are now at the sweetest time of madness filled year. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo discuss the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchups. What have been the storylines that brought us to this point? 

    Is the idea a conferences depth and quality is dependent on how far teams advance actually overblown? Did some early round upsets expose incorrect seeding? Mike and George banter about if SMU got screwed in their loss to UCLA or have only themselves to blame. 

    Sixteen will become eight. Which teams will advance? What is the mindset of an undefeated Kentucky, trying to make history? How does Tom Izzo manage to take Michigan State on deep runs through March seemingly out of nowhere so often? 

    While the college kids keep getting asinine, there's some new developments in the NBA. Derrick Rose might be back (eye roll). Dwight Howard is back. And who will emerge as the real MVP? Does Russell Westbrook not get enough credit for his true value, despite his recent trible-double streak? Could Dwight Howard's return end up hurting James Harden's chances?

    The war between the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson makes its presence felt yet again. 

    How sweet it is to conquer? Just ask the Howitzer and Buzz-saw, as they conquer sports radio, one day, at a time.... 

  • 01:22

    Radio: PI 3/19/15 with Josh Yohe

    in Hockey

    The man, the myth, the legend, THE Josh Yohe, Penguins beat writer with the Tribune-Review, makes another appearance on the Pens Initiative airwaves and Radio: PI. Mike Asti and Josh discuss the perpetual roller coaster ride that always is the Pittsburgh Penguins and the teams outlook going into the playoffs. 

    If you can't excited for a Yohe show, you might want to check your pulse. 

    Radio: PI via PensInitiative.com and on the Radio: PI Podcast Network. 

  • 02:45

    March 15: It's Time For Madness! OOOOH YEAHHHH!

    in Sports

    The madness is upon us once again! OOOOH YEAHHHH (Macho Man voice)! As Spring inches closer, college basketball becomes the focus of everyone and their grandmother (in some cases literally). 

    Get your brackets out and follow region by region with Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo. 

    Will Kentucky finish the their remarkable undefeated season? Did the committee have a hidden conspiracy against UK, giving the Wildcats a tough bracket for an overall number one seed? Where will the always 12 over 5 seed upset come from? Mike and George discuss their alma mater (WVU) maybe being that losing school. Which team in the field has the best chance to knock off Kentucky? How wide open is this tournament exactly? Did Duke actually deserve a number one seed? Who was seeded too high? Who was seeded too low? 

    When filling out your brackets, remember, upset will happen, Gonzaga tends to disappoint, all four number one seeds have advanced to the Final Four only once in history, and of course, Tom Izzo and Michigan State are creeping. 

    Who are your favorite sports genius' sexy picks? North Carolina? Wichita State? Maryland? Baylor? Arizona? Northern Iowa??!! Michigan Sate?? Virginia? SMU? Iowa State? 

    It's wall to wall conquering of the 2015 Men's NCAA Tournament by the Howitzer and Buzz-saw, also conquering sports radio, one day, at a time....