Author Archive for Junoir Blaber

Junoir Blaber is from Ghana but was transplanted to the Bronx as a young lion chaser. Blaber is the Rain Man of Meet The Matts and is a featured contributor on MTM global partner, Rugby Wrap Up. The name "Junoir" is not a cool African name. Instead, Blaber mis-typed "Junoir" on his Facebook page. But proving that two wrongs indeed do make a right, he embraced his new persona - [June-noire]... Manute Bol is his uncle and his teams are the Mets, Jets, Knicks & NY Rangers... And Manchester United. He knows soccer. [Vomit]. P.s... He has webbed toes and came be followed on Twitter here: @JunoirBlaber

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Iverson’s All-Time Starting 5, Army v Navy, Refugee FC And Healthcare.gov

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: Been super busy writing for our sister site, so I haven’t had much time for non-rugby related news. But I did squeeze something out [ooh] just for you guys. On the menu for today are Iverson’s All-Time Starting 5, Army v Navy, Refugee FC and Healthcare.gov. Iverson’s All-Time Starting 5: On […]

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Domestic Violence And The NFL Again, NY Red Bulls Choke And #Sagerstrong

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: Been super busy writing for our sister site so I haven’t had much time for non-rugby related news but I did squeeze something out, just for you guys.  On the menu for today are Domestic Violence and the NFL Again, NY Red Bulls Choke and #Sagerstrong.  NFL v Domestic Violence: Stop me if […]

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Tiger vs. Phil, Steph Curry In A Car Crash And Apple Cup Class

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: It is not normal we get to be like our role models. Angry Ward is the CC Sabathia of MTM so today is my chance to be little like him  and go back to back. So I had to search around but I found a few things to talk about on […]

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US Soccer Says No to Lopetegui And Turkey Day Football Recap

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: I got an unexpected text this morning. Your up, I am in Ireland. XOXO The Shortster! And just like that I had to whip up a fresh batch of Rain Man Rants faster than I was prepared. On the menu for today are US Soccer Says No to Lopetegui And Turkey Day Football […]

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NY Rangers Offense, Houston Done With Carmelo, Todd Bowles

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: It is another lonely Friday night as I find stuff to talk about. I came up with a few, although Different Matt’s talk of the Rangers and DJ’s talk of Carmelo somewhat stole mine but they can still serve as springboards here. I also touch on the J-E-T-S, since I am […]

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Rain Man Rants: Josh McCown, Knicks Doing It Right And Dez Bryant

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: Hey did you hear about the beer chugging TD celebration by that CFL lineman? Of course you did because we talked about it here already and it is all over TV. This is the challenge of writing on Saturday but I did some digging and found a few gems. On the menu for […]

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Rain Man Soccer Saturday: Julen Lopetegui, New York Red Bulls, Mexico And USA Find Coaches

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: I got nothing this week. Not nothing like the no-show I was accused of last week. I mean nothing as in there is no real interesting story lines from the week that was. I could talk abut how it seems the NY Rangers only win in a shootout but that sucky-ness of […]

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Rain Man Rants: Sam Darnold’s Development, NBA Least, MSG Bums!

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This article is only published now because management was left to hit print on the piece. Serves me right. I should just publish and move on. EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – : I really had to do some digging around to find something worth talking about this week. It is the usual problem when you bat […]

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Rain Man Rants: Nathan Peterman, LeBron’s Lakers And Knicks Lose

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – This week required some more research work to find quality information. I had one topic already but had to do a bit of digging for the other two. So here is the menu for today: Nathan Peterman, LeBron’s Lakers And Knicks Lose. Nathan Peterman: Our own Big Ben Whitney made the […]

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Rain Man Rants: CC Sabathia, Jimmy Butler, NY Giants, Corrupt Soccer Agents

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – This might be the easiest week I have had, as the news kept finding me. I will say one topic was meant to be talked about last week but I forgot so it is now part of this week’s topics. Here is the batting order for today: CC Sabathia, Jimmy […]

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