EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – My phone was vibrating like crazy. I looked down and saw it was an SOS call from our fearless leader, Short Matt. Someone needed to step in and pinch hit on Friday. I don’t know how many pinch-hits before I can get the title of Pinch-Hit Matt. After all, I am bald and a Mets fans so it should be that easy… but I guess there is some MTM-style Senate hearing I must go through before I get it bestowed upon me. Anyway, in keeping with my new routine, I will give you a Song of the Week and then shift to sports. This week we will cover: Charles Bradley, LA Rams, SD Chargers, and Those NY Knicks.
Let’s begin with the music…
Song of the Week: Hollywood has a love affair with certain songs. The Tami Terrell and Marvin Gaye classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” classic has been used in at least 30 movies, at a guess. I know it has been used as far back as The Big Chill and in more recent times, Remember the Titans. Currently on the small screen, Charles Bradley (who doesn’t look like he ever left the 70s) is the artist of the moment. His song has been used in the TV shows, Suits, Legends of Tomorrow and even Chelsea Does, just to name a few. You may not know him but you know the song. The song is… The World (is going up in flames)!
Now for the sports…
Los Angeles Rams: It is was a busy week for the Los Angeles Rams of St Louis & Los Angeles Again Rams, as they hired a new head coach and defensive coordinator. It will be a spring/fall romance in the coaching office. The Rams hired the youngest head coach in NFL history by naming 30-yearold, Washington Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay as head coach. To give him some guidance, they have named Wade Phillips, the defensive coordinator. Phillips who can sometimes be “the dad that lets his kids have ice cream for breakfast,” is a brilliant mind when it comes to defense. HE will hopefully help give McVay some grown up advice on things.
San Diego Chargers: The Chargers also made two big announcements of their own this week. They announced for some ungodly reason, that they are leaving San Diego for LA. Last year this was a rumor and it made sense because LA is the second biggest market and they had no team. Now that the Rams are there it makes little sense. I know they hated playing at a baseball stadium but what good will playing at the Rose Bowl be? And on the same day they announced that move, it became clear that they are looking to hire former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn as their head coach. I cannot deny, I am happy anytime a black coach gets a chance at hire, especially a Buffalo Bills coach – not named “Wrecks” Ryan. I wish him the best but the Chargers are a train wreck, so it will be interesting.
NY Knicks: I can’t put the boot in anymore because three straight days is a bit much. However, a co-worker stopped me today and asked me about the game on Wednesday night. The guy asked I saw how the 76ers got the final shot over Carmelo Anthony, who didn’t even bother to raise his hands. I told him I wasn’t surprised. Re-signing Melo was proof of what happens when James Dolan gets involved in decisions. He always wants a name to put bums in seats, when if he would have kept the like of Lee and Danilo, they would have a solid squad already. It is a long story short but basically Dolan should just stay out of all basketball decisions and the team would have been a contender 5 years ago.
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