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When The Knicks Win, They Also Lose!

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – On Tuesday night the New York Knicks played the Indiana Pacers and just like every game they have played this season, the defense was awful early. After losing to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday the team was reeling, so it was easy to see what the outcome would be… another loss. I […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: NCAA Basketball, Pats in Sports, Other March Sadness, Sports Weather Emergency

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BRONX, NY – Today is March 15th, a magical time of year for Irish alcoholics (redundant?), people who like throwing away their money on NCAA Basketball pools, and psychopaths who enjoy blizzards after the temperatures have already climbed over 70 degrees. Let your freak flags fly, people! Watch that awful/awesome “Leprechaun” movie that Jennifer Aniston […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NFL QB Staring Contests; Brock Osweiler, Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo

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CHUNKY, MISSISSIPPI – I’ve got my head turned toward the NFL again, and the QB Chinese fire drill is riveting. The landscape for quarterbacks is pretty barren – only old and fragile veterans remain available, while the draft class is filled with not-ready-for-prime-time projects. Anybody with an arm and a few snaps under his belt is getting […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: March Madness, Arizona, Middle Tennessee, Zags-Vandy, Kevin Huerter, Syracuse

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – March Madness. It’s finally here! And while I admit I’m disappointed Syracuse won’t get its opportunity to run the table once again, I’ll have to settle for a No. 1 seed in the NIT. But enough about the Orange. I’ll come back to them later. It’s time to talk about the teams […]

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Lame Lundquist, Tim Tebow Whiff, Blazing Hot New York Yankees

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“My body was going one way, leg the other way and I had an impact on my hip. So we’ll take some time here to get some treatment and heal.” –Not Tim Tebow MARLBORO, NY – Sometimes in the sports world, as in life, things aren’t always as though they appear. Three noteworthy topics all […]

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George Thurogood, NFL Combine, MLS and Intentional Walk Waves Goodbye

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I was suffering from a food hangover. It felt like I had a hangover but I hadn’t been drinking, so I assume it was the Popeye’s Chicken I ate. Regardless, I got the email to be Pinch-hit Matt again and as usual, I lived up to my name… well, because […]

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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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Fight Room Forum: My Two Cents On Recent Boxing News Re Mayweather v McGregor

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – I would definitely call myself a boxing fan, always have been. I can’t say I have been fond of the sport lately but I always love to watch great competitors in the ring. Lately the sport of boxing has had its fair share of criticism and rightfully so. You can blame […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Bogut Breaks, Bambi Steaks, Tank Time for Jets and Lakes

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BRONX, NY – I was watching “All the President’s Men” on Sunday night, because I wanted to remind myself of a simpler time when jagoff, crooked politicians were held accountable by somewhat competent journalists and informants named after porn movies. Then, on Monday night, I watched the Tom Hanks ’80s classic, “The Money Pit.” You put those […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: How to Fix the Cleveland Browns, Whitney on Whitney

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KICKAPOO, KS –  I was thinking of exploring the rumor that Vladimir Putin hacked into St. Louis Blues’ GM Doug Armstrong’s email to trade Kevin Shattenkirk to the Capitals . Vlad is dying to see Russian winger Alex Ovechkin win a Cup. #Sad. But I need a challenge, so I decided to single-highhandedly fix the Cleveland Browns. […]

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