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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Myles Garrett, Mike Illitch, St Louis University Hoops Bus Driver and Phil Collins?!

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – What time is it?! Showtime! What time is it?! Showtime! Those are the most annoying 8 words to hear when you are on a NYC train. However, this time out it is “Showtime!” for yours truly, Pinch-hit Matt. Anyway, in keeping with my new routine/gig, you get a Song of […]

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Fela Kuti, Buffalo Tommy Perez, Baylor University Lawsuit, John Tortorella’s Sick Dog

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Parked the car and and grabbed my phone and saw the bat Matt signal ominously lighting up Mattville. The MTM signal fittingly is a text because “We ain’t rich!” What did the alert our fearless leader read? “Thanks for pitch hitting tomorrow.” Well, I actually wanted to be Pinch-Hit Matt, […]

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Charles Bradley, LA Rams, SD Chargers and Those NY Knicks

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – My phone was vibrating like crazy. I looked down and saw it was an SOS call from our fearless leader, Short Matt. Someone needed to step in and pinch hit on Friday. I don’t know how many pinch-hits before I can get the title of Pinch-Hit Matt. After all, I […]

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George Michaels, Fantasy Football, UFC 207, World Juniors

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I assumed Short Matt is overwhelmed so I am gonna use my lunch break to pump out a piece because we never take a day off here at MTM.  I will give you a song of the week then shift to: George Michaels, Fantasy Football, UFC 207, World Juniors. Let’s […]

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Merry Sportsmas Eve: Todd Bowles, Bowl Week, Song of the Week, 2016 Deaths

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – There is a saying about late deals being made. They occurr in the 11th hour, which means just before midnight… when most deadlines are set. In the words of the great Ron “Tater” White, “I told you that story so I could tell you this story.” And this story is […]

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RIP Joe McKnight, NY Knicks Don’t Suck and Bruce Arena

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – After breaking the no politics rules last time, I wasn’t sure I was going to get a pinch-hit call. But I guess desperate times or Bar Golf calls for desperate measures or the Jun-wah. So with that, let’s move on to this week’s piece. Starting with my Song of the […]

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Stuck In the Middle With You: Trump as Ryan Leaf, Rex Ryan and Miami Marlins

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I got a text last night that said “People are saying that Junior is pinch hitting tomorrow.” For once these alleged people are correct. That’s right, here I am and I am taking this piece into the Land of Politics and I don’t care about the repercussions. With that, my […]

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Star Spangled Banner, [Mid] West World Series, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Lemieux vs Gretzky II

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Getting the call to pitch hit this week was no surprise and I was excited to do it.  Theere were a few ideas bouncing around in my head, so the sports part came easy. But I had to search around for my Song of the Week. After some soul-searching, the […]

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The Edge of a cliff, overachieving Mets, underachieving Fitz and Bob Bradley

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – It was another brutal week in the office.  It got ugly fast, so let’s look at some beautiful things this week. I want to look at beautiful things because when the work week is ugly, you have to work hard to find the beautiful aspects of life. I continue with […]

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Guidance, Terry Collins, Bill Belichick and Indoor Sports Season

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Been busy with life but when I was asked to pinch-hit, I said sure. Considering the high-stress week of work, why not relax and spend some time writing about sports. There is a lot to talk about but I will do it without bogging you, “the people,” down. For added […]

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