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Easter Rising: Resurrected Stars, Scapegoats, Surgery. Rocky, Tommy, OJ.

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INDIANA, PA – You trivia buffs (Tall Matt, Mrs. Tall Matt, Replacement Matt) may note that this town is famous for two things: A) It’s where my wife is from B) It’s the home of Jimmy Stewart. The former has yours truly here for Easter, in the bosom of her very nice family. After two […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: NFL, Wilpons, Bubble Hockey Gifts for Me!

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BRONX, NY – Black Friday is history. Cyber Monday is a goner too. It’s time for the latest and greatest made-up holiday sales event. I’m talking, of course, about “Angry Ward Wants It Wednesday!” Here’s a heavily-edited list of all of those sports-related things I want, want, want this Christmas! Pay attention, dammit! Rock’em Sock’em […]

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Draft Dodger

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The Felt Forum, Or Whatever They’re Calling It These Days-  I became an NFL draft junkie back in the late 1980s when I was living in Michigan and got cable for the first time in my life. It was a revelation. As a young man who not only cared way too much about football (the […]

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GROTE'S GRIPES: ESPN DAY

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by Grote2DMax BRISTOL, CT – Being a MeetTheMatts.com staffer can have its benefits, despite the fact that there wasn’t an MTM Christmas Party or year-end bonus, but in these tough economic times who can complain about that? Instead, my mid-December assignment had me traveling up to Bristol to see how the folks up at ESPN […]

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ANGRY WARD WEDNESDAY: COUNTDOWN TO AGONY

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BRISTOL, CT – Chris Berman: Nobody on the road. Nobody on the beach. I feel it in the air, the summer’s out of reach. Which can only mean one thing, it’s time for football! Hello everyone and welcome to NFL Countdown. I’m your host Chris Berman. For the next two excruciating hours I’ll be joined […]

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