Author Archive for Kevin McGrory

Grote2DMax (aka Kevin McGrory) is another of our Bronx-raised, urban white trash writers. Having grown up with Angry Ward, Cheesy Bruin, The Public Professor, JG Clancy (Mattville's Otis of Mayberry) and Tall Matt. What's really odd about him, however, is that he and Tall Matt both liked the NFL Rams and MLB Mets?! Bouncing twin boys, Matt & Matt, have forced him to hang up his keyboard to keep his lovely bride from socking him - and us - in the nose... but he still tosses a gem every now and then and can be seen on Twitter - @Grote2DMax. We're luck to have him.

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Grote’s Gripes: Escaped Convicts Posing as Sports Pundits?

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COLD SPRING, NY – Don’t call it a comeback. Herr Short Matt asked me to come out of retirement to write a column, and looking around – I think this seems like 1990’s all over again, so why not?  Here goes. The Clintons are set to retake the White House, unless another Bush gets to […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Offensive Foul. Best Offensive Team Names

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WASHINGTON, DC – Last night was a pretty big night in the sports world with the Heat getting the victory in Game 7 over the pesky Pacers to reach the NBA finals.  My Bruins also crushed the Penguins 6-1 to go up two – love in their best of 7 series.  An absolutely dominating performance […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Boston vs New York Like Great Boxing Battles

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NEW YORK, NY – There is no bigger rivalry between two sports cities in this country than between New York and Boston.  This has been going on since the days of Boston Red Sox star Babe Ruth being sold to the Yankees.  I have been on both sides of the rivalry having grown up in […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Ain’t My Cross To Bear: Crosses In Sports

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ATLANTA, GA – Big wins last night for the Rangers and my Bruins. I hope we get to see them play each other in the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even though I’m not a pro basketball fan, I have to admit that NYC is much more lively when the Knicks and Rangers […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Beat The Streak

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Thanks to my good friend Angry Ward, I have joined in on an MLB.com contest called Beat The Streak. The basis for the contest is to pick a player or two per day that gets at least one hit. If you can beat Joe DiMaggio’s streak of 56 consecutive games then you win $5.6 million. […]

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I Musta Got Lost: Louisville caps Incredible Week as Stars Get Lost going go work

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ATLANTA, GA – Last night the Louisville Cardinals were crowned Men’s college basketball champions, much to the chagrin The Public Professor, our very own proud Michigan alum. Last night’s game kicked off an incredible week of sports, quite possibly be the best week in sports for the entire year.  With baseball opening last week, we […]

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Grote’s Gripes: 2013 Mets Giveaways; Best & Worst

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FLUSHING, NY – Next Monday is Opening Day here in New York City.  Both the Mets and the Yankees will open their seasons at home at the same exact time.  How insane is that?  At least they will be playing teams within their own league, unlike the Reds and Angels who will play each other […]

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The Final 42: Mariano Rivera retires himself… and Jackie

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TAMPA, FL – On April 15, 1997, Major League Baseball honored the 50th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier by permanently retiring his number 42. At that time all players wearing 42 were allowed to keep wearing it but no other player was allowed to wear the number going forward. Of the 13 […]

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Grotes’s Gripes: Sports Oscars

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – This past Sunday the 85th Annual Academy Awards, better known as The Oscars, were held here in sunny California.  The big winner was Argo with Ben Affleck getting the last laugh on the nominating committee.  Too bad for spoiled rich boy Stephen Spielberg, whose film was passed over time and again, with […]

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Grote’s Gripes: “How Am I Doing?” Sports Eulogy For Our Mayor Koch

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NEW YORK, NY – The Super Bowl is now behind us.  Thank goodness, the Ravens held on to defeat the Whiners.  I couldn’t take an off season of hearing about the 49ers pulling off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.  The blackout again proved that New Orleans is really our nation’s version of a […]

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