Matt McCarthy

#BizarreSells: Slick Oilers, Super Bowl Sam Darnold, Joe Girardi

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Sure, one could argue that choosing a hot NHL team five minutes into their season over an epic MLB playoffs tilt as the lead story is a bit bizarre but hey, #BizarreSells. Following that formula, here are today’s topics: Slick Oilers, Super Bowl Sam Darnold, Joe Girardi. SLICK OILERS – Don’t tell […]

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Un-Timely Big Ben, #NaughtyCowboys, Joe Maddon & Jimmy Carter

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NEW YORK, NY – The Rugby World Cup is on, being played through the first days of November in the rugby-mad nation of Japan. You should check out what you can in a pub or NBC Sports & NBC Sports Gold. Japan beat Ireland, which is like the the USA beating Russia in hockey in […]

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Bugging Eli, MLB Season Ends, Couple of Joes, a Buck or Mickey Met? Bryce Harper Phlop

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NEW YORK, NY – Attending the final day of the #MLB season is always interesting. The vibe is usually good, as the agony of a losing season and early hope of a new day simultaneously meet. This doesn’t apply to Yankees fans, of course, who are simply wondering which overpaid pitcher Manager Brian Cashman will […]

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What A Difference A Play Makes: Jets, Giants, Mets, Duo of Doom and Bills To Unseat Pats

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NEW YORK, NY – Comparing the Major League Baseball season to that of the National Football League is like comparing the NYC Marathon to the 100-meter dash at the Summer Olympics. Losing your first 3 games in a baseball season may make for some frowns around the water cooler or freight elevator, but you know […]

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Sports Monday Morsels: Giants Game Plan, Neon Deion, No-Trade Brodie, Saints Damned

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s a happy Monday for some and a not-so-happy Monday for others, depending how your teams fared. Looking back in retrospect is easy, right? Something about hindsight and next year? (2020, folks) Well, since Monday morning quarterbacking is a specialty here, let’s redigest some what the weekend served as per today’s […]

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Gluttonous NFL To Fall Like Rome?

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Yesterday, yours truly was treated by a friend, let’s call him Kenny Lettow for purposes here, to the NY J-E-T-S vs “We’re Talkin’ Proud” Buffalo Bills, New York’s only NFL team. Aside from the abysmal play from both QBs that left even this neutral fan feeling frustrated, it was a fun […]

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Sports Beer Talk: Phils Phlopping, Robbie Cano, Bryce Harper, Todd Frazier

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PHILTHYDELPHIA, PA – As The Boys of Summer set to sprint to the finish (not you, Robbie Cano), bolstered or inspired by an influx of interlopers/call-ups ready to take jobs away, three players stand out as instrumental in their respective team’s fate. And after a few dozen beers in the past [fill in a number] […]

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The Hunt for Mets October: 5 Ways Fans Can Hurt The Opposition

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NEW YORK, NY – Desperate times call for desperate measures… Necessity is the mother of all invention… All options are on the table… Any and all of these cliches apply to The Hunt for Mets October (TM), and us fans need not feel completely helpless. We can do something more than simply watch Todd Frazier […]

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MLB Wild Card Hunt: Manager Moves, Joe Girardi, Wally Backman, Mickey Callaway, Custer and Revere?

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CHELSEA, NYC – Working on the set of a popular major network cop show last night as a Special Effects guy making smoke and wetting down W27th Street, made keeping up with the MLB Wild Card hunt a tad difficult. And as a charter chugger of the Jonestown-like Kool-Aid us weak-willed Mets fans gulp at […]

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Mets Winning Despite Glaring Problems… Shadow of Michael Corleone

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“Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” –Michael Corleone NEW YORK, NY – How many times, Mets fans, have you been Michael Corleone’d by your Amazin’ Mets? Too many time to count, likely. Or actually, we can come pretty close to counting them. After all, since the National League Baseball […]

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