Tag: Colin Kaepernick

Big Ben Tuesday: NFL Controversies; Zeke Elliot Suspended, Marshawn Lynch Sits for Anthem

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DALLAS, TX – It was a rough week for America. Among the bizarre events, freaking Nazis marching around with impunity and a minor nuclear scare. When North Korea threatened to attack Guam, Trump eased the concerns of Governor Eddie Calvo by telling him not to worry; Calvo was about to be famous and tourism to Guam […]

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People Rally for Kaepernick while Lavar Ball Continues to Make News

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – I wonder what it feels like to be Colin Kaepernick when criminals are celebrated for making the most of their second chances, yet he’s the pariah. Some fans can’t wait to get their favorite players back from steroid suspension but want this guy nowhere near a football field. It’s crazy to […]

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Big Ben Tuesday; What’s Ill and What’s Chill

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New Paltz, NY: My college frat had a newsletter called the Dirt Rag, where a regular feature was What’s Ill and What’s Chill? Things that were “ill” usually included things like cops breaking up keg parties and “chill” things would be a new crop of killer weed in town. Deep stuff. Anyway, I’m co-opting the idea. […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Mike & the Mad Dog, NBA Summer League Basketball, Vick on Kaepernick

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NEW YORK, NY – If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my Alcatraz-like sentence here at Meet The Matts, it’s that the more thought and effort you put into a post, the less likely anyone is to care. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen several MTM contributors come up with clever, insightful column ideas, […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Athletes and Politics; Kaerpernick Remains Unsigned and the Rangers Trade for Tony D From Jersey

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WASHINGTON, DC – When it comes to politics and athletes, there are two basic schools of thought. 1. The guy can hit a baseball 500 feet, that doesn’t make him an expert on Israeli Palestinian relations. 2. Athletes are role models and should stand up for what they think is right. The Greatest and His […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Was Colin Kaepernick Blackballed?

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MOSQUITOVILLE, VT: The Washington Post said the NFL is basically blackballing Colin Kaepernick. Spike Lee agreed, saying on Instagram that it was “MAD fishy” and “stunk to the high heavens.” Maybe Spike’s MAD lingo should be blackballed? Anyway, let’s take a look. Blackballed? You can find some support without looking outside of New York City. […]

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Whitney Breakdown: Big Win for the Giants, Eagles Fans to Blame For Trump, Jets to Dangerfield?

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – I’m guessing the NFL ratings will be up now that we actually had a few good national games – Cowboys vs Steelers, Seahawks vs Patriots and the Jets vs Rams. Just kidding about that last one, of course, but I’m surprised the NFL didn’t save that snoozer for prime time. Man, […]

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NFL Ratings Nosedive: I Abused My Pregnant Wife, Extend My Contract!

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – It’s getting pretty hard to watch NFL football in good conscience these days. My list of grievances is growing. The NFL has treated its players poorly, including denying for years that the sport caused brain injuries. They have turned a blind eye or been slow to react to issues like domestic […]

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Chris Long on Kaepernick, Terry Collins Maligned, Gary Sanchez Clean?

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NEW YORK, NY  – There’s mucho going on in MLB, particularly with the local teams, the Mets and Yankees, clinging to playoff hopes and races they are astoundingly still in. But they ain’t the only thing stories that caught this pundit’s eye and this piece will touch upon what’s headlined: Chris Long on Kaepernick, Terry […]

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5 Things I Think I know re: Gary Sanchez, The Eagles, Derrick Rose, Kevin Owens and Colin Kaepernick

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SPANISH HARLEM – This week has been tough for me but this is my escape from the real world. I get to share my thoughts with you all and I find solace in that so today I will be discussing the 5 Things I Think I Know. Gary Sanchez – Gary Sanchez is back. We all […]

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