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Grinding AX Wednesday? Frank Martin’s Cocks Final Four, March Madness Latest

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Grinding Ax Wednesday? When our version of Gaius Lucilius needs a personal day, I’ll always be available. With the Final Four teams ready to finish a memorable March Madness, I have decided to write about my favorite coach of the past decade, Francisco Jose Martin aka Frank Martin,  of those fighting Gamecocks from The University of South Carolina.  Martin is the son of Cuban political […]

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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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Bruce Springsteen, US Soccer, More March Madness, NCAA Spring Practice

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I apologize for the late posting. By laws of marketing you are not suppose draw attention to this stuff (being tardy), but I had a great reason. I stayed up until 11pm to watch the USA play Honduras (more on that later). So there was that and the late night Matt […]

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What?! More World Baseball Classic Stuff?! Japan Techies, Puerto Rico Flash, Yadier vs Willie

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SUNSET BOULEVARD – Hi folks, I’ve been enjoying my semi-retirement but was given reason to dust off my old MTM press credentials this week and head down to Chavez Ravine.  Yes, it’s WCC at the WBC again, despite Buddy’s great recap yesterday. Indulge me as I stretch these old writing muscles on another World Baseball Classic […]

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Big Ben’s Hot Takes: Tom Brady’s Jersey Found, Dirk Nowitzki, Northwestern Hosed, Through Legs Lacrosse Shot

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DJ Eberle called in sick yesterday, so Hot Takes falls to me. I gotta have more Hot Takes! Let’s get to it. Tom Brady’s Jersey Great news, the FBI tracked down Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey! Trump spared no expense in recovering the game worn memento. Said Trump most likely, “It was the least I could do […]

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MTM Sunday Hockey Edition: Jaromir Jagr, Enforcers, NHL PLayoffs

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MARLBORO, NY – With the uneventful first few days of March Mildness lingering like the flatulence from eating too much corned beef and cabbage on St. Paddy’s Day, I’m here to follow up on Different Matt’s Friday hockey column. Granted, he and I are probably the only one’s who care about hockey enough to write […]

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Grinding Ax: Irish Sports Legends, Dead or Alive

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MANASQUAN, NJ –  “I’m Irish. I think about death all the time.” This was one of Jack Nicholson’s famous quotes. With another Saint Patrick’s Day in the books, I decided to dedicate this Substitute Saturday to some of the scores of Dead & Alive Irish Sports Legends.  A bit morbid, but considering the alternatives I feel this to […]

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Busted Bracket Blues? Hockey Has What You Need… or Matt Harvey

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NEW YORK, NY – Let’s face it; you should be watching the NHL right now. By Monday your March Madness bracket will be in tatters and you’ll be watching terrible college basketball for another few weeks, with no skin in the game. Kansas is going to win it all… Professional basketball around these parts is […]

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When The Knicks Win, They Also Lose!

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – On Tuesday night the New York Knicks played the Indiana Pacers and just like every game they have played this season, the defense was awful early. After losing to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday the team was reeling, so it was easy to see what the outcome would be… another loss. I […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: NCAA Basketball, Pats in Sports, Other March Sadness, Sports Weather Emergency

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BRONX, NY – Today is March 15th, a magical time of year for Irish alcoholics (redundant?), people who like throwing away their money on NCAA Basketball pools, and psychopaths who enjoy blizzards after the temperatures have already climbed over 70 degrees. Let your freak flags fly, people! Watch that awful/awesome “Leprechaun” movie that Jennifer Aniston […]

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