Tag: FIFA World Cup

Soccer Rain Man Rants: In Defense Of Carlos Cordeiro

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EL BARIO, EL FALLS – In my Rain Man journeys I have come across some great people who should write for MTM. Today, I introduce Ed Crocker. Ed is the Soccer Rain Man. He so laquious that he doesn’t text he has to email his points over. Ed is pinch-hitting today and will be doing […]

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Big Ben’s World Cup Special: How to Stop the Neymar Flop

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Moscow, Russia: There has been a lot of talk about the soccer World Cup on these pages lately. If you thought I would buck that trend, you’d be wrong. Something has to be done about all the flopping and I am a man of solutions. Flop, Flop, Flopping on Heaven’s Door Every four years I start […]

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Nagging Sports Questions by Cheesy Bruin: Vikings, Bruins, Olympics, Mets

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MARLBORO, NY – There’s only one more NFL game to bet on and for me to predict on your favorite sports website… but that comes next week. For today, you get to delve into what’s on my whiskey-addled brain relating to sports. What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks happened to the Minnesota Vikings last week? They […]

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Last Word on World Cup: Messi, Messier and German Schadenfreude

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“Argentina tried to be cute, Germany aimed for handsome.” –West Coast Craig CORCOVADO, BRAZIL – No, Messi Against the Mannschaft was not a feature playing at West Hollywood’s Tomkat Theater, it was the culmination of sixty-four soccer matches across the first month of summer that pretty much dominated the zeitgeist by sheer force of global […]

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Another Arm Bites the Dust: Season Over for Yankees, Tanaka

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NOTE: Different Matt was called to pinch-hit today after an untimely bike/cab confrontation landed Short Matt in… Bellvue. Not kidding. Thanks, Diff! The Bronx, NY – News flash: The Yankees are screwed. Masahiro Tanaka, the $175 million man is on the shelf for at least six weeks. And if rehab doesn’t work, Tanaka will need […]

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Why Mets Are On Their Way, Why Yanks Tanking, Carmelo and Boys from Brazil

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CORONA, NY – Put it in the Books! And the Ballgame is over! And though as your Fake General Manager, one rarely prone to hyperbole, I’ve seen enough to make this prediction official: The New York Mets have turned a corner.  I’m not referring to the corner of 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue or River […]

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MLB Predictions, Mets Chances, World Cup Gossip, Frank Cashen

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FLUSHING, NY -The New York Mets are in the hunt… Well, maybe I am exaggerating a wee bit. The Mets are mathematically still in it, however, and hope springs eternal to some of our loyal staff and their delusional followers here at the MTM’s  House of Disappointments! Stranger things have happened, (see Smallish Matt’s engagement) and […]

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TEAM USA Cooler Than Fonzie, Whether You Like It or Not

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ELMORE FIELD – You’re trapped, soccer haters. Sure, it’s a manic Monday at Wimbledon, baseball is slogging along, but you don’t really care about that and can’t work up any honest emotions over Carmelo Anthony. The World Cup has squeezed everything else out…at least for one more day, when our surprising National Team takes on […]

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Soccer World Cup, Luis Suarez and Derek Jeter Turns 40

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – It’s been awhile since I’ve fulfilled my duties to the greater good of MTM with a column. So here are my thoughts on some of the goings-on going on right now. Forgive any incorrect or outdated information. I wrote this Wednesday before flying to the Big Easy for a Bachelor’s Party.  […]

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