Tag: MMA

McGregor-Khabib, Yankees Tie the Series and Eagles Lose to the Vikings

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SPANISH HARLEM – It was a really great sports weekend with the MLB Playoffs underway, a big UFC fight and of course, some football. The Philadelphia Eagles lost but the Yankees won a game in Boston to bring the series back to the Bronx with a chance to extend their lead. If you were like […]

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Fight Room Forum: My Two Cents On Recent Boxing News Re Mayweather v McGregor

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – I would definitely call myself a boxing fan, always have been. I can’t say I have been fond of the sport lately but I always love to watch great competitors in the ring. Lately the sport of boxing has had its fair share of criticism and rightfully so. You can blame […]

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Ronda Rousey Loses Again, Yankees Boring, Knicks Stink!

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Spanish Harlem – There is basically no news to write about on the Yankees – so they are boring –  if you don’t believe me please check out this doozy I read on The Post today. To add fuel to my fire, the Eagles were eliminated from contention weeks ago, which leaves me scrambling to find […]

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Fight Room Forum: News re Conor McGregor, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather

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SPANISH HARLEM – I have been a boxing fan since I can remember because my dad loved boxing. Now that I think about it, it was my first introduction to sports. He watched any and every fight; it didn’t matter if the fight was on paid channels or local access. As I grew up around […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: George Kennedy & Great Sports Moments in Non-Sports Movies

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BRONX, NY – The passing of the great actor George Kennedy this week on the same day as the 88th Academy Awards was both sad and fitting. Kennedy took home a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as Dragline, the lovable alpha of a Florida prison camp, in one of the greatest movies of […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Find True Sports Geniuses

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s amazing how easily we throw around the word “genius” these days. On intelligentsia magnets such as Facebook, you’re a genius if you can figure out a simple math progression or know the difference between “two,” “to” and “too.” You talk to yourself while walking down the street? According to some […]

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NFL East Shambles and Bobby Czyz Boxing Part II

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PATTERSON, NJ –  In Bobby Czyz Part 1 – my chat with the tough-guy boxer from NJ – we spoke about his meteoric rise from local New Jersey “Matinee Idol” to a self managed three-time Champion. Czyz explained the conflicts that exist in the sport of boxing regarding promoters, judges, managers and the boxers that are victims of […]

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MMA vs, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender Throwdown

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NEW YORK, NY – Welcome to the MTM Octagon of Sports Comedy (sponsored by Khan’s Franks) with yours truly off the MTM Writer’s Bench and into the fray. So why am I ready to fight about the whole MMA/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT thing. FULL DISCLOSURE: I am the head coach for NYC’s only gay-friendly […]

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New Year’s Resolutions To Keep Sports From Sucking

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Under the Mistletoe – What? You think I’m gonna create a list of stuff that I should change about myself? Nice Try. No, I’m doin’ just fine, thank you very much. Quite happy the way I am: middle age, middle class, no wife, no kids, a weekly poker game, and tenure. Now’s not the time […]

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I'M ALL OVER THE PLACE

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By Rex O’Rourke New York, NY – Sometimes I have a lot to say on one subject. Today, however, it’s a little about several. First up, of course, is Manny. I really wanted him to be clean. He’s a tremendous flake, the best right handed hitter of his generation and a clutch performer, and to […]

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