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"Grinding Ax" Walter Hynes (GAW) comes from the same Sports Royalty bloodlines as Short Matt... He's heaving hatchets off the heads of any deserving Sports Personalities... His favorite teams are the NY Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, NY Jets and Manchester United... A suburban husband and father of two, Walter understands what it takes to be a second-guessing, sideline-heckling parent and coach.

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Grinding Ax Walter Hynes: Bye Bye Zeke Elliot and Kim Jong-un! Dennis Rodman Rescue?

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MANASQUAN, NJ –  While The New York Yankees do their best imitation of their neighbors from Queens, I believe it’s time to look forward, don’t you?  NFL football has managed, once again, to “trump” even the Real Trump, by suspending the leagues best running back, Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys.  Let’s face it, which news story is more compelling?  Kim Jong-un and his […]

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Sports Sissies: Why Does Everyone Get a Trophy?

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Why should everyone get a trophy?  This is a question that most Baby Boomers and realists ask every time we hear a story regarding the kids sports leagues. While this issue may seem innocuous to many, I believe it must put in perspective. Winners get the hardware and losers must get back to work!  […]

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Grinding Ax Friday- NBA/ MLB All Time Greats

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“Not Gonna Do It. Wouldn’t be Prudent” WASHINGTON, DC – It would be way too  easy to start another political discourse today. I’m NOT gonna do it! Let’s have some good ole fashioned SPORTS DEBATE. The best NBA team in history? That appears to be a popular discussion during the current playoff run for the Golden State […]

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Grinding Ax Friday: Big Balls, Ranger Falls, LaVar Ball, Romo vs Cutler

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NOTE: Different Matt was out past curfew Thursday night and “went golfing” yesterday. A “migraine” and miscommunication had him AWOL at MTM HQ, so Grinding Ax Walter Hynes took the ball on no rest, after flying in from Des Moines. FREEHOLD, NJ – Are you a serious baller? If you think you are or aspire to […]

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Grinding Ax Walter Hynes: Rick Nash, Eli Manning Are Frauds

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“Rick Nash has not convinced me that he has the gumption to push the Rangers offense over the finish line.“ -Grinding Ax Walter Hynes PENN STATION, NY –  As I celebrate Year Fifty as a Blueshirts fan, I anguish over the history of this franchise. The numbers suggest that this quinquagenarian may not see another Stanley Cup raised at the Worlds Most Famous Arena!   Who […]

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Grinding AX Wednesday? Frank Martin’s Cocks Final Four, March Madness Latest

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Grinding Ax Wednesday? When our version of Gaius Lucilius needs a personal day, I’ll always be available. With the Final Four teams ready to finish a memorable March Madness, I have decided to write about my favorite coach of the past decade, Francisco Jose Martin aka Frank Martin,  of those fighting Gamecocks from The University of South Carolina.  Martin is the son of Cuban political […]

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Grinding Ax: Irish Sports Legends, Dead or Alive

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MANASQUAN, NJ –  “I’m Irish. I think about death all the time.” This was one of Jack Nicholson’s famous quotes. With another Saint Patrick’s Day in the books, I decided to dedicate this Substitute Saturday to some of the scores of Dead & Alive Irish Sports Legends.  A bit morbid, but considering the alternatives I feel this to […]

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Grinding Ax: NFL Free Agency Frenzy, March Madness Mayhem

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White House, NJ – NFL Free Agency is kicking off , therefore, we get to witness intelligent owners, GM’s and coaches acting amorously towards a group of players who are ready to break ties with the teams and fans who supported them. It’s truly Reality TV playing out before us. Some will hit the proverbial lotto, inking deals that […]

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Grinding Ax: The Hugest Super Bowl Ever! Brady, Dr Evil, Nancy Pelosi, Matty Ice

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HOUSTON, TX –  As we prepare for another Super Bowl, the curiosity is simply poking holes in my large Irish ceann (Gaelic for head). Will Luke Bryan nail the National Anthem?  What will the billions of people think about the 2017 version of Peaches and Herb halftime performance?  Will Tony Bennett ( brought to you by Depends) survive the show?  Will Lady Gag Me piss off […]

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Finding The Next Bill Belichick, NFL Playoffs Notes and Is Ryan Another Romo?

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FOXBOROUGH, MA – Channel Your Inner Bill Belichick. That’s exactly what happens every January. It’s not just the coaches whose teams are making playoff runs. GM’s and owners are collaborating, sifting through data, utilizing crystal balls, Ouija boards and anything else that will help them land the “Next Belichick.” Hope Springs Eternal, some say and […]

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