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Angry Ward Wednesday: Tiger, Knicks, Gritty… I Want to Bet on Everything

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BRONX, NY – I’ve said this on more than one occasion, but I will never be as much of a diehard sports fan as I was when I was a teenager. With age comes perspective and change, at least if you’re open to those concepts. So you start realizing that there are a lot of things […]

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Big Ben Whitney: NFL Knee Jerks – ’18 QB Class is Legit, But Mahomes is Legit-er

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Buffalo, NY: While the MTM staff debates whether DJ Eberle will go to Buffalo Bills Hell with Fred Smerlas, Scott Norwood, Vontae Davis, and OJ Simpson, or Buffalo Bills Heaven with Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Don Beebe, and Jim Kelly, it is left to me to bang out some Hot Takes. Let’s call them Ben’s Week […]

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NFL Giddy as Eli Manning Shuts Up Critics, MLB Vomits Up Mets vs Nats

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HOUSTON, TX – Aside from the near comical heat and humidity (think Airplane), Houston is a darned-good sports town.  you can stay in a hotel downtown, and pretty much walk to all the major stadiums. The baseball team has had a resurgence since jumping to the Beer Softball League that is the AL, and the […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks Week 3, NFL Notes, News, Cheerleaders

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ALBANY, NY – For those who follow this site during the NFL season, I do my best to pick games that I feel strongly about and pass them on to readers who place a buck or two on this fairly successful advice. After a break even 2-2 week, the record stands at 5-3 overall. Today, […]

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NY Jets Season, Rookie QBs And Kaepernick vs NFL Back-ups

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I had to take the ball from Ward’s hand today as MtM staff’s very on CC Sabathia was ready to hit the mound again. I had to remind him, I was up, I only took last week off due a mix-up in communication. It is not easy to follow-up a […]

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Baseball Mom’s Legacy: From Pavarotti and Domingo to Joltin’ Joe, The Splinter and David Wright

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NOTE: The outpouring of support, particularly from the Meet The Matts team, has had this hardened sports gumshoe reduced to a teary-eyed mess… more than once. Wilmer Flores, eat your heart out. GORTEENAVEELA, CO. GALWAY – Mom’s parents, Nanny and Poppy, were from tiny towns in Ireland. Her dad, Bernie McGuirk (not the Imus pal) […]

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Yankees: The Band Is Back Together. Boone’s Bombers Bang Bosox

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SPANISH HARLEM – What a weird season this has been for the New York Yankees. Aaron Boone was brought in as a new manager and Giancarlo Stanton was traded for, just a season after winning the National League MVP. A lot was expected after their prior season success and many had them as one of […]

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Angry Ward: Eli Manning, Vontae Davis, and Other NFL Checkdowns

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BRONX, NY – We’re now two full weeks into the NFL season and already there’s plenty to talk about. And, shockingly, none of it has to do with kneeling during the National Anthem. Bummer. Nevertheless, let’s get rid of this column quick, like a New York Giants offensive possession, so we can punt it away to […]

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Big Ben’s NFL Tuesday: Stephen Jones Embarrasses Himself, A Bill Quits, and Fitz Makes Magic

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It’s been a fun two weeks in the NFL, unless you’re a Giants fan. To avoid talking about them for at least another week, I’m going to focus on some standout off-the-field performances. This week we have a bloviator, an abdicator, and a dominator. The Bloviator I might be late to the game on this, […]

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DJ Eberle Quits MTM at Halftime?

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BUFFALO, NY – So, I guess DJ doesn’t live here anymore? What happened? No explanation, no nothing. How very Vontae Davis of him. And here I was looking forward to all kinds of Hawt Bills takes all year. Things like, “Shady McCoy for NFL Man of the Year” and “The Bills Could Still Win the […]

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