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John Adams, Cleveland Browns, Mets and How The Royal Wedding Is Bad For Sports

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DENVER, CO – The Cheese is out. Today you get President John Adams. Amidst the course of human history, love has a way of superseding politics. Antony & Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn & Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI, just to name a few. All this is well and good for the history books. It […]

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ANGRY WARD WEDNESDAY: Farewell, New York Giants

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NEW YORK, NY – On Tuesday May 1st, a deadline came and went unnoticed, by everyone but me. This was the drop-dead date for me to renew my New York Football Giants season tickets. They were actually my Dad’s tickets, though I had taken them over years ago. I was ready to bail last year, […]

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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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Angry Ward Wednesday: Keeping Up With The NFL Free Agency, The NHL Playoffs and The Kardashians

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BRONX, NY – A miserable rainy Tuesday night (Eddie Rabbitt didn’t know what the hell he was talking about) and time to get cranking on the Wednesday edition of Meet The Matts. The good thing about writing about sports is there’s always something to talk about… though it can get a tad repetitious. You know what […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Tom Brady’s Stupid Stolen Super Bowl Jersey is Worth More than My Life

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BRONX, NY – Welcome, my friends, to another Worst Day of the Week in the Worst Month of the Year, in what may turn out to be the worst year of the decade. There’s so little to discuss that isn’t completely depressing, so let’s not try to avoid any of it. Let’s sit down with the […]

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Uber Screwed! Seton Hall & Stony Brook and David Wright

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Denver, CO—The Tuesday spot in the rotation here at MeetTheMatts is fraught with peril. A day removed from the weekend, but before the big stories of the week have taken shape-this Tuesday gig is tough. Throw in that I took my first “Uber” ride this weekend and I’m all screwed up. As Jimmy Fallon as […]

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Of Stuck Pigs and the New Cuban Missile Crisis

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Riviera Beach, FL—It’s a lot of fun until someone gets stuck in the eye. Or just plain stuck. As in a “stuck pig.” More on that in a moment. In his quest to ingratiate himself to teammates this Spring, Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes will seemingly stop at nothing. Cespedes as you know is from Cuba. […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: George Kennedy & Great Sports Moments in Non-Sports Movies

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BRONX, NY – The passing of the great actor George Kennedy this week on the same day as the 88th Academy Awards was both sad and fitting. Kennedy took home a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as Dragline, the lovable alpha of a Florida prison camp, in one of the greatest movies of […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Sporty Holidays to You, OJ, Murphy, 1986 Mets, Rams

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BRONX, NY – Oh man, Hanukkah is already in the books and we’re only 10 days away from Christmas. Where does the time go? As I like to tell people, I used to view National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as a comedy, but as the years have passed I now see it as a searing family […]

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Grote’s Gripes: Never Gonna Say Goodbye; When Athletes Hang On Too Long

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When Athletes Hang On Too Long BRONX, NY – Man it was such a great site to see.  I caught some of the highlights of yesterday’s Yankees – Rays game and I was overcome with joy.  Though I enjoyed the Yankees losing to the Rays and having their lead trimmed to one game in the […]

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