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Big Ben Tuesday: Who Said It, Trump or Jackie Robinson? Snapshots of the Yanks, Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks

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MAR-A-LAGO, FL – It was Jackie Robinson Day in baseball on Saturday. The day when all players on all teams wear number 42 to celebrate the life of the great trailblazer. Meanwhile, Donald Trump was learning the intricacies of US foreign policy in ten minute sessions. Advisors are hoping he’ll only blunder his way into a […]

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Ebs’ NBA Playoffs Hot Takes: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – Game 1 of each of the eight opening round NBA playoff series are in the books. And to be honest, I think a few things shocked most people. Who would of thought the Milwaukee Bucks would take Game 1 in Toronto? Not me. But with that being said, it’s time to do […]

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NHL Playoffs: Montreal Dirtbags, Nick Holden, Jake Allen

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MARLBORO, NY -The NHL Playoffs are something I just can’t enough of–even with the NBC family of networks giving us wall-to-wall coverage of every game of every series. On a nightly basis I watch roughly six hours of hockey a night and yesterday was a 9-hour marathon, so today I’ll report on two of the more […]

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VIDEO: Mets Mantra #GoodMetsFun, 17.3 of Rangers Hell, Noah Has Thor Finger

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Our thoughts are with Todd Heap and his family after the retired NFL star struck and killed his 3-year-old daughter Friday afternoon in what is being called a tragic accident. MONTREAL, CANADA – We’re exhausted from an emotional roller-coaster ride from watching the NHL Playoffs and Week Two of MLB baseball. A look at the […]

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NHL Playoffs: Road Warrior NY Rangers Draw First Blood. Plus Hot Hockey Fans

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s finally here. The regular season is over and the NHL playoffs started Wednesday night and the New York Rangers got off to a flying start. The Blueshirts shut out Les Habitants in a raucous Bell Centre (Canadian Spelling) to take a 1-0 series lead. It wasn’t the best game the […]

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What Do NBA Playoffs Mean? Just The Beginning of Knicks Misery!

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – Yesterday marked the last game of the NBA’s regular season. And as usual, it ended without a Knicks post-season appearance. This was supposed to be the year the Orange & Blue would make the NBA Playoffs – remember? The Knickerbockers went into their off-season looking to make a splash – and […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: New York Mehs, Baby Bummers, Other Spring Ennui & #GoodMetsFun

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BRONX, NY –  We’re only a little over a week into the 2017 Major League Baseball season and, already, I’m not feeling it. Sports fans really need baseball this time of year… especially fans in New York, where the combined efforts of the Giants, Jets, Nets, and Knicks have left Gothamites drifting the streets dead-eyed […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA MVP Race for the Ages – Harden and Westbrook’s Season Rivals Robertson, Wilt and Russell

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HOUSTON, TX – Based on my peripheral view of the NBA MVP race, it’s hard to fathom how Russell Westbrook could average a triple double and not win it. But it happened to Oscar Roberson back in ’61-62, and a closer look at James Harden’s stats makes it look a lot less cut and dried. Let’s dig […]

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Ebs’ NFL Draft Hot Takes: Deshaun Watson, Jamal Adams, Malik Hooker, O.J. Howard, Jabrill Peppers

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – You know what I haven’t written about in sometime here for Meet The Matts? The NFL Draft… We’re less than a month away from the draft and things are starting to heat up. In a fresh set of Ebs’ Hot Takes, I’m going to break down the buzz surrounding the draft. Enjoy! […]

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Hockey Pucks, Don Rickles, Brad Marchand, NHL Playoffs, Women’s Ice Hockey

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MARLBORO, NY – This week we lost one of comedy’s most colorful characters in Don Rickles. You knew you were an entertainment icon if this guy roasted you with unparalleled insults. I remember some of these roasts and his many appearances on all the late-night talk shows but affectionately recall watching him in the short-lived […]

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