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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
And what do you know
There’s NFL Football
On TV to show
Just when you thought such a thing was a sin
Goodell found a shrewd, sneaky way to cash in
The matchup however is sure to amuse
Two Western teams that do nothing but lose
So if for bad football you are not such a hog
Turn the damn channel
And watch the Yule Log!

North Pole,USA – Let’s face it, professional sports are changing not only your viewing habits, they are now also monopolizing your Holidays.  I remember the days when there were rarely games played on Christmas Eve or Christmas. It was a day for friends and family to celebrate another year end. This included athletes, that, while well compensated, have families too. They have children who, like ours are excited for that magical visit from the Fat Guy in the Red Suit….No, I’m not referring to Small Matt, Fake Sandy or Clancy. I’m referring to Santa Claus .

Odell Beckham Jr. lost his appeal and will sit out this weeks game vs the Minnesota VikingsThis will most likely put an end to another disappointing season from Big Blue.  There is zero excuse for being a moron and OBJ’s Mea Culpa after the fact. Too little too late? 

imageWhile I picked the Washington Redskins to take the NFL Least, I also picked the Bills . 

I will summarize these picks in a few weeks. Looking forward to a New Year and perhaps another New York Rangers run at the Cup.  Full Hockey mode kicks in after the first of the year. The timing is perfect since my teams have not won in over two decades! But Hey, misery loves company and the tri-state has plenty of that.

Finally, have you noticed the new NCAA Mens Basketball Power? 

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Monmouth Hawks

The Monmouth University Hawks are making waves knocking off the likes of UCLA, USC, Notre Dame and Georgetown. Former North Carolina player King Rice has vaulted from zero to hero in Long Branch New Jersey. For a school known for Christie Rampone, Miles Austin and Chris “7-11” Hogan, Men’s B- Ball has never been considered competitive.  So, hop on the train and come on down to the Jersey Shore to find some pretty, pretty good hoops.

Chime in with your Christmas Cheer!

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!

Come back tomorrow for a soul that got the MTM short straw, like The Goose.

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"Grinding Ax" Walter Hynes (GAW) comes from the same Sports Royalty bloodlines as Short Matt... He's heaving hatchets off the heads of any deserving Sports Personalities... His favorite teams are the NY Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, NY Jets and Manchester United... A suburban husband and father of two, Walter understands what it takes to be a second-guessing, sideline-heckling parent and coach.

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