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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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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Biggest Busts of 2016 in Sports: Bryce, Harvey, Revis, Rex plus…

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NEW YORK, NY – As Angry Ward so aptly put it the other day in his “The Worst of 2016 in Sports,” this is the time of year pundits get off easy by coming up with some kind of “list” for their obligated columns or talk shows. And if it’s okay for Angry Ward, it’s […]

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As Shadow of David Wright Looms, Mets Better Off Waiting for Godot

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HAPPY NOTE: Regular Tuesday Titan, Big Ben Whitney is all jelly today as he and the Missus welcomed twin baby girls on Sunday night. Willow and Sienna have Daddy’s attention today, so Short Matt is pinch-hitting. Warm thoughts for the Whitneys, who join the Calhouns and Blabers in adding daughters to the MTM family. FLUSHING, […]

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Politics and Sports: Donald Trump, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Nate Ebner

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NEW YORK, NY – With the unenviable task of filling a flu-ridden Angry Ward’s shoes at hand, understandably no hands were raised when Management asked for a volunteer pinch-hitter. So yours truly is taking challenge. And since Donald Trump, Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes have been linked in the headlines this week – […]

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Tryptophan Friday: Big Al Sternberg, Bobby V, Sandy Alderson, Caligula, Goodell, Nets

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“Lack of civility in sports today has reached epidemic proportions, has it not? And we know who is most to blame. Is it the greedy – often creepy – billionaire owners whose gluttony for green and excess is unrivaled since Caligula? Is it the entitled, pampered ballplayers? Or how about the TV networks? Well, maybe all […]

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Positive Thinking re Matt Harvey, Owner Trump, President Cuban and Dave Chappelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY – We’re tapping at the keyboard up here in God’s Country on the Iona College campus, moonlighting with RugbyWrapUp.com as color/play-by-play guys for the College Rugby Bowl Series. The [somewhat] fresh air, smell of percolating hazelnut coffee and Indian Summer temps having us feeling particularly warm, fuzzy and positive. And for whatever […]

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Biggest Game in MLB History: Cubs vs Indians Game 4.

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CHICAGO, IL – Has there ever been a more important baseball game for the fans of one team than the one facing Chicago Cubs fans tonight? And by no means are we saying this isn’t massively important for Cleveland Indians fans. It’s likely in the Top 10 for those folks. But good golly, it’d be […]

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Queen Elizabeth To Punish NY Giants, Cubs? McAdoo & Maddon Burned at Stake?

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TOWER OF LONDON – We’re here in London at the site of some of the most gruesome acts of torture in the history of mankind. And guess what? You can get a walking tour with a chipper chap describing all the gory details to this day. Why the Brits would keep reminding the world of […]

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Did New York Mets Leave Hearts with San Francisco or is Dynasty in Making?

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FLUSHING, NY – After going undercover as civilians Wednesday night, Short Matt, Tall Matt and Replacement Matt got to mingle with John & Joan Q. Fan at Citi Field, for the Mets vs San Francisco Giants MLB Wild Card (is it two words or one?) Game.  And after watching – and processing – the absolute […]

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