Tag: New York Knicks

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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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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Angry Ward: March Mundaneness, More Mets Misery and Other Night Terrors

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BRONX, NY – “It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.” So goes the Hemingway line from one of my favorite books, The Sun Also Rises. It’s a good line because it’s true. It’s much easier to deal with things in the in the light of […]

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King LeBron James No Longer Best In The NBA? Then Who Is?

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SPANISH HARLEM – Watching the mighty New York Knicks beat LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday at the garden to me thinking… is LeBron James still the best player in the NBA. The more I thought about it, the more I came to the conclusion that he wasn’t. Once you start asking yourself […]

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Replacement Matt Pinch-Hit Dingers re Mets, Knicks, Giants and Rangers

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SUBURBIA, NJ – Once again I’ve been asked to step in and cover for the one alleged “sports-writing professional” on this site… who is absent again. I wonder if his editors at the Sports Desk put up with this sort of thing? If so, we all need to apply there. Anyway, we”ll get to the […]

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It’s Time for James Dolan to Sell the Knicks

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SPANISH HARLEM– If you read the title, I already know your answer. It’s basically every New York Knicks fans dream… to have a different owner. It might happen sooner than we thought, as there have been whispers that James Dolan might sell the team. While I’m sure we are far from the finish line when […]

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Sports Oscars? Angry Ward With An Oral History of Meet The Matts: Part I

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NEW YORK, NY – I didn’t want to be the guy to do this, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that it almost certainly falls under my tattered umbrella of responsibilities. What follows is a less-than-comprehensive oral history of this… this… whatever you want to call this thing here. I’ve been around this site way […]

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Thank The Baseball Gods Your Team Didn’t Sign Manny Machado. Here’s Why.

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SAN DIEGO, CA – So, you’re angry at your GM for not going whole hog after Oriole-turned-Dodger Manny Machado in MLB’s Hot Stove free agent market, eh? Well, pine no longer for him not riding your pines. Here’s why you should Thank The Baseball Gods Your Team Didn’t Sign Manny Machado. BOBBY HOLIK – This […]

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Angry Ward: What If The Fix Was In On Miracle on Ice, 86 Series, Super Bowl III…

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BRONX, NY – Yesterday I started reading ESPN’s piece on disgraced former NBA ref Tim Donaghy, and how he most likely fixed a whole mess of NBA games. This was a revelation only in that the NBA wanted everyone to believe that he never did (yeah, right) and that he was merely a guy with a […]

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The NBA Trades Rule the Internet

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SPANISH HARLEM – What a week it has been for the NBA, they took over the airwaves and maybe upstaged the Super Bowl. Everything Anthony Davis was the focal point yet nothing truly happened on that front. The Los Angeles Lakers made a fool of themselves and go into the rest of the season with more doubts than they […]

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