The HBS: Freedom Of Opinion
By: Mike Asti and George Gerbo
Every now and then there’s sports news that transcends just the sports world and can make an impact on society as a whole. Jason Collins recently provided that level of news. Raise your hand if you knew who Jason Collins was last week? That’s what I thought… Jason Collins had previously been known as a journeyman role player in the NBA. Now he’s going to be forever known as the first openly gay professional athlete to came out while still in the midst of his career. His outing sparked a fire storm of buffoonery from Miami Dolphin wide receiver Mike Wallace’s nonsensical tweet, to ESPN “NBA insider” Chris Broussard making his personal religious beliefs public knowledge.
Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo often provide legit insight. But where’s the fun in that? These guys are at their best when the asininity reigns supreme. Mike has a few unpopular opinions on this issue (mostly involving Broussard). And has been busting at the seams to let loose. You shouldn’t expect anything less from an elite media “heel” like the Buzz-saw.
After the dust has settled, your favorite sports genius’ go back to one of their wheel houses. The gauntlet for Lord Stanley’s Cup is underway. How do the guys seeing playoffs shaking out? Which top seed is on upset watch? Can the Pittsburgh Penguins win another championship with either an absent or less than 100% Sidney Crosby? Does any team have that 2012 Los Angeles Kings having “underachieved despite extreme talent and going to dominate” type of vibe?
NFL Draft winners and losers, NBA playoff talk, and ANOTHER chapter in the Lakers soap opera wrap up the latest gold edition of the HBS.
Ready and raring to go. The Howitzer and Buzz-saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time….