Tag: NHL

Working Vacation Ward Wednesday: Unlimited Pasta, Prescott, and Mets Coverage

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SCORCHED HELLSCAPE, FL – Why the hell do I continue to fire off columns, into the void, even while on vacation? I think there’s no good answer except to say that, by now, it’s out of habit more than anything. Let this serve as a dire warning to the Ben Whitneys and Buddy Diazes of […]

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Rangers Jettison Shatty as Rebuild (Sort Of) Ends. Kevin Shattenkirk Era Ends

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NEW YORK, NY – It was a great story when it happened. The star defenseman on the free agent market was leaving money on the table to play for the team he grew up rooting for in his home town. But after just two disappointing seasons, the Kevin Shattenkirk era on Broadway is over. The […]

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Manny Pacquiao Gets Another Great Win In Hall of Fame Career

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SPANISH HARLEM – In hindsight, I thought I would only right a paragraph about this fight but once I started typing, I couldn’t stop.I wanted to talk about the New York Yankees and this series in Minnesota, (the games felt like a three-day Home Run Derby) but Manny Pacquiao won out this time, only fitting. […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: I Could Use a Vacation from Brodie, Harden, Beckham and Sports in General

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BRONX, NY – It’s been more quiet than usual around here lately. I mean, even me, Whitney, and Dude aren’t showing up regularly to chime in with our standard gems and witty repartee. It’s summer, and it’s understandable. Everybody needs a vacation, even from the most pleasant and stimulating pursuits, but especially from sports. I […]

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Replaceable Friday: Is it Time To End Extra Inning Games?

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EXHAUSTION, USA – Full disclosure: I did not stay up to watch the entirety of the Mets 16-inning debacle/loss to the San Francisco Giants because I passed out before the ninth inning was complete. But I sensed it was going to be a marathon – a battle of attrition  – and maybe something that needs […]

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Replaceable Friday: A Column for the Blind – And NY Sports Fans

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GARDEN STATE – For this week’s column I’d like to start off with a little ditty: Replacement Matt-y, Writing a column that no one will read, Why does he plead? Anyway… Here is my column on a day when everyone is recovering from their 4th of July revelations and not a one will look at […]

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Five Stages of Grief For The New York Knicks Fan

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SPANISH HARLEM – I have had 4 days to digest the NBA Free Agency and the dreadful lost Sunday it was for the New York Knicks. Without taking too much of your time on the 4thof July (Happy 4th to you all, BTW), let us get to the Five Stages of Grief For The New York […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Mets Mess, #USWNT and Other Thoughts from Abroad

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BRONX, NY – As was well-documented here – when Short Matt finally woke up, looked at the site and realized I wasn’t here—I was in Europe last week. It was a bit of a whirlwind tour, as four adults and two kids hit three countries in eight days. Luckily Clark Griswold and Co. had already […]

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Major League Pitching Problems, London MLB Flop

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY – The NFL season can’t get here fast enough for me since all I’m left with to watch on television is baseball. This modern version of the American pastime is really somewhat irritating and is nothing like the game I grew up on. The London series (where baseball doesn’t belong) between the Yankees […]

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Stupid Puig, Scalped Chiefs Reporter, Nets Haul Big Fish, Mets Tears

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NEW YORK, NY – Wow! We barely slept after all the excitement this weekend in the sports world, kicked off by Different Matt’s Puck Head piece on Friday and followed up by Rain Man Junoir Blaber’s eloquence yesterday. But dagnabbit, there are some other big stories to take a gander at: Stupid Puig, Chiefs Scalp […]

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