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Replaceable Friday: Existential Mets Philosophy. Preseason NFL Ruminations

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FLUSHING, QUEENS: To believe or not to believe that is the question Met fans? Do we go with Tug McGraw’s “Ya Gotta Believe” is it “Once Bitten Twice Shy?” Ironically that was written by the band Great White before they burned on stage in a bizarre pyrotechnics mishap. Will the Metropolitans face a similar fate? […]

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Good Grief! Mets Getting Our Hopes Up?

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY- Being a New York Mets fan is a lot like Charlie Brown attempting to kick a football placed by Lucy Van Pelt before the dark haired girl pulls the pigskin back only to have Chuck land on his keester–again. What I’m saying is the Metropolitans are probably teasing us into believing they’re going […]

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Glass Half Full or Half Empty: Thoughts on the MLB Trade Deadline

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SPANISH HARLEM – SO YEA! Yesterday was super disappointing if your a Yankees fan. You saw the Houston Astros add some depth to their pitching staff by acquiring Zack Grienke (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Aaron Sanchez (Toronto Blue Jays) and the New York Yankees traded for a minor league pitcher that I could care less to google about […]

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Replaceable Friday: MLB Trade Deadline or how the NY Mets will s— the bed once again

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA So the call comes in last night… its the chief…uhh Different Matt is on a plane to Iceland, can you do the column? Some charmed life my fellow pundits live, jetting off to Reykjavik on the drop off a hat. Concording to Paris to watch a soccer match. How quaint it must be. […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The NBA Finals and Five Annoying Things about Basketball

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Toronto, Ontario: I watched the first two games of the NBA Finals, which brings my season total of playoff games watched to two. This is mainly because hockey is about 78,000 times better, but it didn’t take me to long to realize I was way out of my element when I predicted an easy finals for […]

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Bruins and Blues Battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup

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New York, NY – The NHL Final is set and we now know who will do battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Boston Bruins made quick work of the Carolina Hurricanes in a four-game sweep of the Easter Conference Final. Out west, the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in six games to […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The Ranch Accident and Bleak Outlook for the Mets

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Flushing, Toilet: I’m back from a hockey weekend in Nashville where my mighty beer league team managed one tie in three games. After a brutal travel day with delays and broken airplane air conditioners, I rushed home to catch a disappointing Game of Thrones finale. I should have stayed there. But here I am on […]

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NHL Playoffs Update for Puck Heads

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MOOSE JAW, CANADA – Round II of the NHL Playoffs is finished and we’ve moved onto the Conference Finals. The Carolina Hurricanes made quick work of the Islanders, sweeping them in four games. Cheesy’s Bruins beat John Tortorella and the Columbus Blue Jackets in six games. Out West, the Dallas Stars tried to help out […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The Rangers Reboot Looks Promising, but Patience is Needed

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Madison Square Garden, NYC: The NHL playoffs are providing thrilling games on a nightly basis and some surprising teams are muscling their way into the final four. Meanwhile in Gotham, the New York Rangers continue to stockpile assets and position themselves to make a run at the big silver cup in the years to come. […]

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Congratulations to CC Sabathia on Getting 3,000 K’s

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SPANISH HARLEM – On Tuesday, CC Sabathia record his 3,000th strike out, it has been a hot topic among Yankees fans and those on the Yes Network. He had his family and those close to him travel to his starts so he could share that moment with them, a feel good story for a player […]

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