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NBA Christmas Schedule, Slumping Yankees, Abby Hornacek, NFL, NHL Hopes

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NEW YORK, NY – The NBA schedule was released yesterday. I know what you’re thinking. Different Matt? Leading with NBA basktball? Yup. Wonders never cease. What struck me about the schedule was that the Christmas schedule includes a real doozy. The Knicks and 76ers will face off on Baby Jesus’ birthday in what is sure […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Trades Destinations, CTE, Tim Tebow and… um… CTE?

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BRONX, NY –  Hey, everyone! Whaddaya say? Let’s get on out there and make today the best Wednesday August 2nd it can possibly be! Barring that, let’s waste some time at work reading and (hopefully) commenting on yet another Pulitzer-worthy “effort” in the category of “Not-for-Profit Pundit.” And awayyyyy we go! MLB Trading Deadline. On […]

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Hey Puck Faces: NY Rangers Get Zibby With It. Mika Zibanejad Gets King’s Ransom

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NEW YORK, NY – After trading Derek Stepan to Phoenix. the Rangers needed a top line centre (Canadian Spelling). They locked one up for the next five years, shelling out a cool $26.75 million in the process. They didn’t have to look very far. They found him on the second line. Now its on Mika […]

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Jets, Yanks, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Giants: NY Sports Scene Is A New York Infrastructure Mess

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MARLBORO, NY – Living sixty-five plus miles from the city and being “retired,” I don’t have to worry about commuting into and out of the infrastructure nightmare that is New York City. Coincidentally, the recent Big Apple rail woes are very similar to the plague cast upon area sports teams. With the help of a […]

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Big Ben’s Game of Thrones Sports Special: Arya Stark and Golden State Warriors, Other Contrived GoT Character Parallels in Sporting World

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WESTEROS, NORTH OF THE WALL: I was getting primed for the season premier of Game of Thrones on Sunday afternoon and I caught the memorable The Door episode from last season. Hodor’s tragic sacrifice gets me every damn time. I wiped off a few tears and then toggled over to the Yankees Red Sox. Aaron Judge was up and […]

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Big Ben’s Independence Day Special: Obscene NBA Contracts, Bobby Bonilla Day, NY Rangers Sign a Local Boy

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INDEPENDENCE, NY: Happy 4th everyone! And even though our president is a mean girl, internet troll, we still have much to celebrate. So enjoy it, but be careful. Especially if you’re a franchise player with a multi-year offer on the table. Too soon? What better way to celebrate America than to talk about money. There […]

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Meet The Matts And Sports Haiku

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MARLBORO, NY– We are an eclectic bunch here at Meet The Matts, with unique styles and viewpoints on all things sports. Today, in a somewhat negative vibe and as Junoir Blaber pontificated yesterday, I give you some Japanese poetry called Haiku as it relates to relevant sports items and some of the colorful folks on […]

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Sunday Sports Page: New York Mets, New York Rangers, NBA Playoffs, Derek Jeter

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MARLBORO, NY– Lacking pomp and circumstance, let’s get to today’s sports topics of discussion… “Why does God hate the Mets?“ the New York Post front page recently asked.  The answer is a layup. It’s as easy as connecting the dots leading from the Wilpons to Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff. Karma is indeed a bitch with yet another […]

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Grinding Ax Friday: Big Balls, Ranger Falls, LaVar Ball, Romo vs Cutler

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NOTE: Different Matt was out past curfew Thursday night and “went golfing” yesterday. A “migraine” and miscommunication had him AWOL at MTM HQ, so Grinding Ax Walter Hynes took the ball on no rest, after flying in from Des Moines. FREEHOLD, NJ – Are you a serious baller? If you think you are or aspire to […]

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Divine Intervention? New York Rangers Win Stanley Cup!

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JERUSALEM – Sunday School is now in session! Well, sort of. This will be a bit of a Biblical narrative associated with the New York Rangers pathway to Lord Stanley’s Cup. Sure, Moses used a staff – not a hockey stick – as I would have preferred, to part the Red Sea while leading the […]

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