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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The Dark Knight, Kelvin Gastelum, MLB MVP and MLB Comeback Players

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NEW YORK, NY – Kelvin Gastelum will NOT face Anderson Silva at UFC 212 in Brazil. Seems this man, who like Silva tries to avoid being maimed for a living while trying to maim his opponent, failed a drug test (full story). HGH, you ask? No. Steroids? Uh-uh.  The cream? Nope. Get this: after partaking in […]

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Big Money Kerfuffles: Defending David Wright?

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NEW YORK, NY – With President Trump proposing cutting taxes while asking for one trillion dollars for an infrastructure makeover, along with increased military spending and a Mexican border wall that will now “pay for itself” somehow, we’re thinking money today. Okay, maybe we think money every day – but we don’t have to write […]

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Boring NBA Trade Deadline Big Shots Lob Air Balls, LeBron Swats Knicks Bricks

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NEW YORK, NY – Professional basketball is, for the most part, boring. Yesterday’s way over-hyped NBA Trade Deadline, came and went. Phil Jackson and his fellow big-shot traders tossed air-balls and rim-jobs [ahem] our way, with but one big Boogie swapping his tank-top. But it’s not like teams like the Knicks needed to make a […]

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Pouting Porzingis? Revis or Rikers? George “The Animal” Steele, Line of the Week

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NEW YORK, NY – Granted, Spring Training has all a bit giddy… distracted even. And that’s partly why we didn’t get this piece up earlier. (Not communicating with Junior Blaber and Grinding Ax didn’t help). But baseball be damned, as we have some other stories that caught our eye/tickled our fancy. With that, here our […]

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Snow-Jobs and Sports Fill-Ins: Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Lou Gehrig, Jeury’s Familia, Dak Prescott

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NEW YORK, NY – Okay, so Lonnie Quinn & his cronies got it right – we got some snow. But once again, we were led to believe we were going to die by story-inventing icarnations of Ron Burgundy reading weather reports. While we think Quinn actually does work – as his rolled-up sleeves (aka Jim […]

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Cheerleaders, Super Bowl Saturday, Cheesy Bruin NFL Picks, Tomorrow’s Hangover

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NEW YORK, NY – Working through a hangover after recovering from Friday’s hangover, is not the smartest way to begin Super Bowl Sunday. And it’s no fun waking up to find that Cheesy Bruin is MIA with his column… having texted [mailed-in) his Free NFL Picks from some bar in the bowels of Florida. With […]

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Compared to Yogi Berra, Is Yadier Molina Soft?

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INDIANA, PA – Here in the hometown of Jimmy Stewart and Mrs. Short Matt (more importantly) all sports conversations are centered around all things Black-n-Gold. But the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins are not what yours truly will be talking about today. Instead, Bucs nemesis  and star backstop for the St. Louis Cardinals will be […]

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The People Have Spoken: The David Wright Needs to Go.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Wow, what a week! It was as divisive a seven days as we’ve had in our history and it was all we could do to keep from getting lost in The Fog of War. Indeed, all the pomp and circumstance surrounding last night’s big event,  just a relative stone’s throw from where […]

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NFL Sports Improbables: Nate Ebner and Khalil Mack from Buffalo and Rugby?

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NEW YORK, NY – With a smaller, more-persistent-than-the-fluffy snowflakes falling outside the MTM Studio windows right now, we couldn’t help but think how these feathery ice crystals are metaphorically representative of two NFL players with less-than-fluffy backgrounds are now on the NFL All-Pro radar: Sports Improbables, Nate Ebner and Khalil Mack. Full disclosure, we’re a […]

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Yankees and Mets: Domestic Violence Okay re Chapman, Familia, Reyes

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NEW YORK, NY –  Some things just stick in the craw. You can try ignoring them but eventually they need to be talked about, confronted and hopefully… resolved. Throwing your wife or girlfriend around, smacking her or threatening her with a gun or knife, all fall under the above categories. Here in NYC, we have […]

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