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Different Matt is our cunning Cornell grad/rugby player. "Diff" joined us just after the switch from being "Mets only" to an all-sports stop. He's a Yankee fan; thus he was "different." Aside from the Yanks, he's a diehard NY Giants, NY Rangers and NY Knicks fan. He also likes long walks on the beach and cappuccinos and nearly died in Las Vegas.

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NY Rangers Keep Pace Despite Isles, Mets and Yanks Upbeat

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NEW YORK, NY – The NY Rangers have been playing well of late, last night’s capitulation to the hated Islanders aside. They’ve been keeping pace with the Penguins and Blue Jackets. They’re safe in the first Wild Card slot for now, which would put them on a collision course with Les Canadiens de Montreal in […]

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Thoughts on Sunday’s Big Game, Cheerleaders, Yanks, Mets, Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s a spectacle every year and this year will be no different. The Big Game is here. I’m talking, of course, about the Rangers’ game against the Calgary Flames at the Garden this Sunday. The Rangers are coming off of a rough stretch of games. After getting busted up by the […]

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Rock Raines Finally Gets His Due, Rangers Try to Right the Ship

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NEW YORK, NY – In his final year of eligibility, Tim “Rock” Raines was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time coming for Raines, who batted .294 and stole over 800 bases in his 23 season MLB career. Raines had been getting closer and closer in recent years; missing by […]

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Puck Face Different Matt Stalks NY Rangers, NHL Road Warriors

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BRONX, NY – Happy New Year, Mattsville. I’m back with another Rangers update. The Blueshirts have sputtered a bit at home, but they’ve found their road form of late. During the holiday period they won big road games in Phoenix and Denver. They came home and laid an egg against DJ Eberle’s Buffalo Bills Sabres, […]

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NHL and NHL: Blueshirts Sputter and Philly Hands Jints a Giant Loss Last Night

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NEW YORK, NY – Last night the Giants had a chance to book their ticket to the postseason and make the Cowboys sweat a little heading into their last two games of the season. All they had to do was beat the Buddy Diaz’s lowly Philadelphia Eagles. But before the Philly faithful were finished booing […]

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NY Rangers, NY Giants Fight Injury Bug, Jets Mail It In, Hot Stove Leftovers

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FLIN FLON, MANITOBA – I think I wrote a column when I didn’t necessarily have to which is worse than forgetting you got a colonoscopy last week and getting another one this week. But that’s life in Mattville and here are some nuggets for you to gnaw on re: NY Rangers, NY Giants Fight Injury Bug, […]

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New York Rangers and New York Giants Stuff… and Jack Eichel.

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NEW YORK, NY –  The New York Football Giants come into this Sunday’s crucial match-up against the Pittsburgh Steelers riding high on a string of six good, but unconvincing wins. And they still trail the Cowboys (at time of writing) by two games. So this is another must-win for the G-men if they want to […]

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Thanksgiving Sports Overload of Jets, Fitzpatrick, Dak Prescott, NY Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – Thanksgiving went just as expected. I ate too much and watched too much football. In the early game Detroit eked out a big division win against the Vikings. Then the Cowboys made quick work of the Redskins. It’s a shame that the the Cowboys are this good. Dak Prescott has played […]

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Tuesday’s Shocker Leaves Us Reeling

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FLIN FLON, MANITOBA – It’s been a slow news week. Not much to talk about other than Tuesday night’s shocking result. It remains to be seen what ramifications this result will have for North America and the world going forward.I’m talking, of course, about the Rangers’ 5-3 home loss to the struggling Vancouver Canucks at […]

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World Series in Full Swing, Rangers are Rolling, Nilmarie Huertas

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NEW YORK, NY – What a great time of year. Just as some parts of the cold Northeast saw their first snowfall, the sports world is heating up. The NFL is in full swing. The NBA and NHL have gotten into gear. And Major League Baseball is treating us to a gem of a World […]

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