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Get Fired? Don’t Worry. Here Are Sports Stars That Got Axed Before Making It Big

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NEW YORK, NY – Since we launched in 2005 (yes, it’s been that long) nobody has gotten fired from Meet The Matts… Well, other than Tall Matt, who made ridiculous contract demands and berated staff. But in light of one of our own getting a visit from The Turk yesterday at his day job, this […]

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Angry Ward: Baseball’s Newest Mind-Numbing Metrics

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BRONX, NY – Guess what, everybody? Baseball season started this morning! Yep, as stupid as this always sounds, America’s Pastime started today, a full week ahead of everyone else, with the Oakland A’s taking on the Seattle Mariners in Japan. “Buy me some sushi and green tea ice cream, I don’t care if I’m watching […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Giants, Bosox, Dodgers, Tyreek and other Fall Fodder

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BRONX, NY – Autumn has officially arrived here in the Northeast, and it’s spectacular. As I say to others who reside in and around New York, “THIS, is why we live here.” With cooler temps and the corresponding explosion of leaf color come light jackets, brown liquor sipping, and just spending as much time outdoors as […]

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FREE NFL Picks from Cheesy Bruin, NFL Notes, Cheerleaders

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MARLBORO, NY – Does anything go by quicker in sports than the NFL season? We’re already staring at the sixth game for mostly all NFL teams today and while I’m usually hitting my stride with my selections against the spread at this juncture, I’ve been a major disappointment at 9-11 for the year. Looking to […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: At Least You’ve Got Your Health… Unless You’re Bridgewater, Bumgarner, Bird, Mets, Warriors, etc.

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BRONX, NY – Lots of elements go into a winning season in sports. You’ve got outstanding singular players, team chemistry, great defense, potent offense, terrific coaching, winning streaks, timing, luck, and, yes, bad sh!t happening to other teams. It’s that last one that can often be the ultimate difference-maker. You can have the best team in […]

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Big Ben Yankee Playoff Special – ALCS Game 3 Diary

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Bronx, NY: The New York Yankees vs the Houston Astros in Game 3, as it happened. With their backs against the wall, it’s a must-win for the Yanks. Let’s get to it. 7:15: The wife is out and but I somehow manage to get my twin ten month old girls down without much of a fight. And […]

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With “What Ifs” Aplenty for Melancholy MLB Fans, Here’s Yo La Tengo; Best Baseball Story Ever?

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NEW YORK, NY – Whilst the Major League Baseball season is over for many fans – in the sense that their team is golfing, cleaning gutters or tanning on some hurricane-friendly beach, we are still under its grip… We’re not ready to stop playing Tap Baseball on our phones. Not ready to end the the […]

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Promotional Daze: Funny MLB Fan Giveaways

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SPRING TRAINING TOWN, USA – Baseball season is finally upon us; Spring Training is in full swing, and it’s time to earnestly look ahead to the season. So, in honor of our esteemed former colleague Grote2DMax, who used to write something along these lines each year, I thought I’d pick up the mantle and take […]

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Take Another Shot of Courage Peyton, LeBron

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INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN – It’s freezing outside. A young man’s gaze has turned to the sun baked fields of South Florida. Pitchers and Catchers are now just 28 days away.  This young man is ready to turn the page on a winter of discontent. A winter that included the local NFL teams whiffing on the […]

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The Mets Big 3 and those damned Unnamed Sources!

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Tewksbury, MA—No team in sports history has ever had as many “unnamed sources” as the New York Mets. And this is no recent thing either. This nonsense has been going on for decades. When Gregg Jeffries had the audacity in 1989 to play with passion, unnamed sources came out of the woodwork to bury the […]

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