Tag: NBA

Easter Rising: Resurrected Stars, Scapegoats, Surgery. Rocky, Tommy, OJ.

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INDIANA, PA – You trivia buffs (Tall Matt, Mrs. Tall Matt, Replacement Matt) may note that this town is famous for two things: A) It’s where my wife is from B) It’s the home of Jimmy Stewart. The former has yours truly here for Easter, in the bosom of her very nice family. After two […]

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Sports Rain Man: Peter Alonso, NFL Schedule, NBA and NHL Playoffs

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: It is a good sports news week… if you ignore the likelihood Florida prosecutors will release video of Robert Kraft’s tug job [gag, vomit]. Sorry to throw up throw in that tidbit but it is arguably numero uno on the List of Things I Can Die Happy Never Seeing. Anyway, let’s […]

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Replacement Matt: Will The Nets Ever Have Fans? Will They Replace The Knicks?

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SUBURBIA, NJ – We are in the midst of perhaps the most exciting time of the year in sports; the NBA and NHL Playoffs are fully underway and MLB is beginning to hit a stride and reveal the haves and have-nots. The ponies are gearing up for the Triple Crown events, at least the ones […]

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Who’s Your NBA MVP? Harden, Antetokoumpo? Mister X?

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SPANISH HARLEM – This has been a tricky subject for me, and I have bounced around with James Harden and Giannis Antetokoumpo the last two months. Just when I think I have it all figured out, one of them does something makes me change my mind.  I ‘ll give a case for each and give me my answer at the […]

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NHL Playoffs: Bourbon, Cross-Checks, Beards, Babes and Blood

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY – As many of you know, bourbon is my drink of choice and hockey is my drug of choice. I overdosed on both yesterday as I watched the NHL Playoffs  from three in the afternoon until early Sunday morning. As I watched the best sport on the planet I came away with a […]

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Farewell Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki, It was a Good Run

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SPANISH HARLEM – Last night, two of the best NBA players to ever played the game played their last home game. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade said their good byes before thousands of fans who wanted to show their love and support for the very last time. Both players scored 30 points and it was […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Yanks Need to Move Back the Fences, and Other Sports No-Brainers

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BRONX, NY – As much as I’ve been complaining about sports lately – even more than I usually do – the beginning of baseball season always brings some fun feats, plays and results. So, even though March Madness saw mostly favorites advance until this past weekend, we still got to see last year’s NL MVP Christian […]

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Sports Rain Man Rants: Jacob deGrom, Bracketology and #Bagelgate

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: I am back in upstate New York. I survived my trip to the Bronx, if only just barely. It was great to see the family and do something special, though. But before Big Ben Whitney shows up to protest another one of my introductions, let’s get to the menu for today:  […]

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Replacement Matt on Opening Day: Greatest Replacements in History

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SUBURBIA, NJ – Since the beginning of this site I have somehow been given the designation of Replacement Matt, basically because I shared a (lack of) hairstyle with the two original Matts and was foolish enough to be willing to wear a blue monkey suit when one of them wasn’t around. I was never quite […]

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What’s Ahead? Not Much. Kentucky Derby, Opening Day, Stanley Cup. Meh?

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MARLBORO, NY – Don’t focus on the past. “Think of what’s ahead of you,” is what motivational speakers would like to have us think in leading our lives. When it comes to sports, I’d really rather not think of what’s forthcoming because, quite frankly, it sucks for the most part. Maybe you feel differently but […]

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