Tag: NCAA Football

Tiger vs. Phil, Steph Curry In A Car Crash And Apple Cup Class

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: It is not normal we get to be like our role models. Angry Ward is the CC Sabathia of MTM so today is my chance to be little like him  and go back to back. So I had to search around but I found a few things to talk about on […]

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Football Sunday: Thee Ohio State Mess, Johnny Manziel in Lingerie Football League

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MARLBORO, NY – In case you missed it (and I did), the NFL Preseason kicked off on Thursday with the Hall of Fame game, in which Baltimore beat Chicago 17-16. Now, I don’t get excited over the exhibition games like I used to when I was a gambling fiend. Yes, it was a sickness of […]

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Rain Man Ramblings: Alabama = Patriots, Bills Fire Coordinator, Baseball Contracts, Song of the Week

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I knew what I wanted to talk about all week but couldn’t find the time to sit down and write about it. Then I look up at the clock and Friday night is upon me. So now, once again, it was time to put my brilliance on paper and share it […]

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Dick Enberg, Michael Beasley and College Bowl Weeks

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Apparently, I have been made a full-timer again. I didn’t ask for it, nor do I want it but since it is the holiday season and I am feeling charitable, I will comply for now. So, until I quit in protest or take a knee (see what I did there?), […]

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Cop Memorial, OJ is paroled, NBDL & Football season is coming

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – July is probably the worst month of the Sports Calendar. There is literally nothing going on regarding the four major sports, especially since baseball takes a week off for the All-Star Game. Lots of trade talk but very few mega-buster trades. It is now that a guy like me that […]

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BREAKING: Sports Rivalries Vanishing? Marc Anthony, A-Rod, Mets, Yanks, Bruins, Canadians, Eagles, Buckeyes

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MARLBORO, NY – Since sports topics this time of year are on the thin side for me, I’m scrounging for something/anything to write about other than to bore you with how my Boston Bruins are currently tanking a spot in the NHL playoff race. On this date in 1979… Anwar AL-Sadat, Menachem Begin, and Jimmy […]

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Myles Garrett, Mike Illitch, St Louis University Hoops Bus Driver and Phil Collins?!

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – What time is it?! Showtime! What time is it?! Showtime! Those are the most annoying 8 words to hear when you are on a NYC train. However, this time out it is “Showtime!” for yours truly, Pinch-hit Matt. Anyway, in keeping with my new routine/gig, you get a Song of […]

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Touchdowns for Jesus? Doc Diz re College Football Playoffs

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FORT WORTH, TX – Down at Poag Mahones in the Fort…drinkin’ Rahr beer and discussing, with my fellow denizens of the night, the upcoming College Football Playoffs. We have 11-1 Alabamie at #1 Oregon, # 2, TCU at 11-1 as # 3 and Florida State at 12-0 coming in # 4.  Ohio State and Baylor, both […]

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Ruck em, Ruck em… That’s Our Custom. All Blacks, Horny Toads and College Picks

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FORT WORTH, TX – An old rugby teammate of mine, Big C out of Pittsburgh, used to play Defensive Tackle for the Mountaineers of West Virginny back in his college days. At the end of their games they would sing the fight song and then shout out “ruck em’ ruck em, that’s our custom.” Cept’ […]

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College Football Musings, Steve Spurrier, Corporate Cash and Camouflage Uniforms

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UPSTATE NY – Today you get no introduction as what to expect in a column, no stream of consciousness, just what’s on my sports-related mind. I’ve spent the past several days watching quite a bit of college football and the action on field has been entertaining. Who doesn’t love it when The Ol’ Ball Coach, […]

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