Tag: Ryan Fitzpatrick

George Thurogood, NFL Combine, MLS and Intentional Walk Waves Goodbye

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I was suffering from a food hangover. It felt like I had a hangover but I hadn’t been drinking, so I assume it was the Popeye’s Chicken I ate. Regardless, I got the email to be Pinch-hit Matt again and as usual, I lived up to my name… well, because […]

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Biggest Busts of 2016 in Sports: Bryce, Harvey, Revis, Rex plus…

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NEW YORK, NY – As Angry Ward so aptly put it the other day in his “The Worst of 2016 in Sports,” this is the time of year pundits get off easy by coming up with some kind of “list” for their obligated columns or talk shows. And if it’s okay for Angry Ward, it’s […]

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NFL Stuff: Giants Sputter, Big 4, Possible Interlopers, Unwatchable Jets, Tom Brady Record

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WESTCHESTER, NY – It was a tough weekend for our heroes, the NY Giants. The defense did its part, with Olivier Vernon and Eli Apple playing particularly well, but the offense sputtered again. This offense has more starts and stops than a porn set. Er, I assume. While this year’s top draft pick is trending up, […]

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NFL Recap: Giants Unimpressive Win, Fitzy over Frankenstein, Crazy Keanu Finish in Baltimore

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STAMFORD, CT -I know the Knicks are threatening relevancy for the first time in a while and I know the Rangers are playing fast but not too loose – Sunday’s game notwithstanding – and are looking like a contender. But I’m in Giants/NFL mode, so let’s do it. Giants: An unimpressive win, letting the Browns hang around too […]

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Thanksgiving Sports Overload of Jets, Fitzpatrick, Dak Prescott, NY Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – Thanksgiving went just as expected. I ate too much and watched too much football. In the early game Detroit eked out a big division win against the Vikings. Then the Cowboys made quick work of the Redskins. It’s a shame that the the Cowboys are this good. Dak Prescott has played […]

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5 NFL Related Business Ideas: Consoling, Gun Storage, Social Media Management, Penalty Prevention, Anger Redirection

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ALBERTA, CANADA – It’s Tuesday, time for your Weekly Dose of Whitney! Last week I discussed some of the reasons for the NFL’s declining ratings, this week I’m thinking about making money off them. That’s right, we’re going to make money off the NFL! This one is for you entrepreneurs out there: – 5 Opportunities for NFL-Related […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: New York Jets, New York Giants, MLB Playoffs

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – There are so many places I could start. What a weekend in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills won again, the New York Jets and Giants did not, Tom Brady is back, the Minnesota Vikings are the lone undefeated team left. Then there’s the MLB. One of the final four teams have been decided […]

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Week 5: Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks and News

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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – Nobody’s perfect,  is how the saying goes, and after yet another 3-1 Sunday, the third in a row, I’m proof that even the best of handicappers have a hard time hitting 4 of 4. With the season record at 10-6 (63%) through four weeks, I’m looking for a Grand Slam with today’s  […]

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Shawshank Redemption Weekend in Review – Giants, Jets, Mets, Arnold and Josè

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – I was watching one my favorite movies over the weekend, The Shawshank Redemption. Apropos of nothing, and to make sure we don’t accidentally attract a few Millennials, here is my Shawshank Themed Weekend in Review. “Brooks Was Here”  The words scrawled on the ceiling by Brooks Hadlin, the friendly, institutionalized prison librarian […]

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Yankees Marble Tale, Trade Talk, Jets Still Suck at QB with Ryan Fitzpatrick

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ – So Ryan Fitzpatrick signed! Hurrah! The J-E-T-S ceiling is again 2nd place in their division, 10 wins, and a Wild Card berth. Oh, and do you know what Ryan Fitzpatrick and I have in common? We both went to Harvard, you say? Nope, I’m a New Paltz Hawk baby. The correct […]

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