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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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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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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