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Angry Ward Wednesday: 2014 Sports Holiday Specials

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BRONX, NY – It’s that time of year again. The holidays are in full swing. McCartney and Mariah Carey songs flood the airwaves, disoriented tourists clog the streets and subways, and sidewalk Santas and the homeless compete in a Steel Cage Death Match for our Christmas shopping change. Its also time for all of your […]

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USA vs All Blacks: A Look Back and Note to Cynics

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CHICAGO, IL – The day after the historic USA Rugby vs All Blacks match at a sold-out Solider Field in a sun-splashed Second City, yours humbly picked up his cyber newspaper and turned to the MeetTheMatts.com sports page. And, to my dismay,  the usually on-the-money Cheesy Bruin, quickly quelled the enthusiasm shared by all that […]

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Ruck em, Ruck em… That’s Our Custom. All Blacks, Horny Toads and College Picks

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FORT WORTH, TX – An old rugby teammate of mine, Big C out of Pittsburgh, used to play Defensive Tackle for the Mountaineers of West Virginny back in his college days. At the end of their games they would sing the fight song and then shout out “ruck em’ ruck em, that’s our custom.” Cept’ […]

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HERE'S AN IDEA: JUST PLAY HURT

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WAGGA WAGGA, AUSTRALIA – Despite Angry Ward’s Ghandi-like opposition to our muy macho ideals re toughing out injuries and our inclination to the rougher sports out there, today we simply have this to say to all the highly paid, long-term contracted professional athletes out there: JUST PLAY HURT. One could easily cite example after example […]

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DOPEY BRITS: FOREVER CURSED, FOREVER ANGRY

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Call it karma. Call it payback. Call it what you will but Mother England will be forever kicking herself in her royal arse for dos Mothers of All Blunders; letting Australia and The States go (thus the phrase A royal pain in the arse!). This realisation came after watching whales frolic in […]

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