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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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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Only the Good Die Young, Mets Playoff Hopes, Fall Sports Season, 2016 Hits Home

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I had tapped out of writing for MTM. Life had gotten in the way of things. Then I realized how lucky I was to have busy life. I felt I had to comeback and write one more time as tribute to FSA (Big Al Sternberg) because he wouldn’t be able […]

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The Harder They Come, Alex Rodriguez, Rio Olympics So Far, Ryan Brothers

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – One of the best parts of being moved up in the batting order is that I am sandwiched between two unique writers who draw a crowd. DJ Eberle is always guaranteed to say something that will make the veteran writers and long-time fans scoff, while Angry Ward is a legend, […]

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Renegades of Funk, Jonathan Lucroy, Tony Dungy, Reggie Bush

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I was actually on my way back to the Bronx as I typed this. Had a baby shower in Buffalo to attend – our own – and start a new job on Tuesday. Apparently waiting for MTM to be my full-time job will be yet another dream deferred. Anyway, today […]

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Chris Sale for Sale? Dopey Aldon Smith, Cat Stevens, Chapman Trade

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – If I acted like my articles were still due on the weekend, then *I wouldn’t be up late writing my article right now. However, I didn’t so, I am putting this together and going over the headlines since my last post. And while the madness and sadness of the world […]

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