Author Archive for Matt McCarthy

Matt McCarthy, is the MTM founder and consequently wears many hats: Director, Editor, Writer, Web guy and Podcaster... Also known as Short Matt, he's also a two-bit actor, voice-over pro, rugby, baseball and ice hockey player and likes hazelnut coffee with rice milk, while strolling in the sand, listening to foreign films... Matt also moonlights on MTM spin-off, RugbyWrapUp.com, often wearing a wig and glasses while butchering a Kiwi accent.

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Cold, Broke and Lonely? Here Are Five Highest Paid Athletes To Make You Mad, Too!

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NORTH POLE/CHICAGO – Not even a deep-dish pizza (an abomination) chased by a Stroh’s can warm you up when it’s -48 degrees out. But look at the bright side, Chicago is not the 2nd City today, as it’s 1st City in the USA on the Coldest City Chart. But what of the rest of us […]

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2019 Pro Sports Predictions: Eli, Mayfield, Machado, Mets, Favre, LeBron

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INDIANA, PA – In this quaint, cozy home of Jimmy Stewart, you get small-town American at its very best. With each passing pickup truck, smile on a stranger’s face and stroll past Mom -n- Pop stores,  the metamorphosis from coal-mining town to something else is on. And there’s the rub. Trying to figure out what […]

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Favorite Christmas Sports Moments: Hnida, Brooklyn Americans, Podolak

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NEW YORK, NY – With Angry Ward taking a well-deserved holiday respite, we tried channeling our Inner Ward – feebly – to come up with something he might consider doing today. We collectively failed; he’s so [bleeping] good, he can’t be channeled. Management then stepped in and mandated that today’s post be something non-Ward… Something […]

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Sports Late Bloomers: Barry Sanders, Kurt Warner, Jamie Moyer and ???

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For a guy that pitched in 4 decades, he was poop until he was 33. His renaissance began with

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What The Sam Hill? MLB Fans Asking: Is Robbie Cano is Robbie Alomar Part Deux?

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SEATTLE, WA – From the state that lured Jon Olerud away with its athlete-friendly tax structure, comes Robinson Cano, an aging, high-priced second baseman on the downside of his career. Make no mistake, Mariners fans are doing backwards somersaults now that they are rid of Robbie and his nonchalance when it comes to playing full-tilt […]

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Mets Hire Jerry Maguire, Beer-Chugging Lineman Jon Gott to Giants?!

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NEW YORK, NY – From beer-chugging lineman to too-cliched-for-Central Casting GMs, this is one helluva time for sports punditry! Let’s pop the trunk, lift the hood and kick the tires on this thing, shall we? Let’s look at the Mets hiring Jerry Maguire -aka Brodie Van Wagenenenen, and the Ottawa Redblacks‘ Jon Gott. Show Me […]

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Battle For The Mitten: MLB Lugnuts, Michigan St Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines, Rugby

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EAST LANSING, MI – There are few bigger sports rivalries than Michigan State vs Michigan. And with this being #RivalryWeekend, this small town is upside down. Spartans vs Wolverines, it don’t get much better. Saturday football in the fall. But what the heck is all this about Friday Night Lights, you ask? Glad you asked. […]

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MLB Playoffs: Who to Root For? Milwaukee Brewers – Because of Barry Beck?

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NEW YORK, NY – Now that baseball season has ended… Wait. What’s that, you say? The season doesn’t end when the Mets hit the links?! Humph. Alrighty then. Indeed, it is the MLB Playoffs, and despite the sour taste left in the mouth from David Wright Money Grab Night (see Angry Ward’s perfect piece) , […]

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NFL Giddy as Eli Manning Shuts Up Critics, MLB Vomits Up Mets vs Nats

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HOUSTON, TX – Aside from the near comical heat and humidity (think Airplane), Houston is a darned-good sports town.  you can stay in a hotel downtown, and pretty much walk to all the major stadiums. The baseball team has had a resurgence since jumping to the Beer Softball League that is the AL, and the […]

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Baseball Mom’s Legacy: From Pavarotti and Domingo to Joltin’ Joe, The Splinter and David Wright

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NOTE: The outpouring of support, particularly from the Meet The Matts team, has had this hardened sports gumshoe reduced to a teary-eyed mess… more than once. Wilmer Flores, eat your heart out. GORTEENAVEELA, CO. GALWAY – Mom’s parents, Nanny and Poppy, were from tiny towns in Ireland. Her dad, Bernie McGuirk (not the Imus pal) […]

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