Tag: Magic Johnson

Angry Ward Wednesday: Browns in the Hunt, Knicks Durant Desperation, and Scenes from the Baseball Wasteland

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BRONX, NY – Three days ago I was on a sunny beach watching the beautiful blue surf come crashing in. Today I’m back in slushy NY, on this hellscape, offering up another in a long line of thankless posts. To quote Short Matt’s favorite literary character, as well as life model, Ignatius J. Reilly, “Oh, Fortuna, […]

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Rain Man Rants: LeSean McCoy, Lakers, Lebron and World Cup Wonders

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – It is another late night work night at the MTM office. It wasn’t about a text from Management this time, I just got busy and tired. But I am fresh as a daisy to type this out for you, my dedicated fans.  I knew the Song of the week and […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Mike & the Mad Dog, NBA Summer League Basketball, Vick on Kaepernick

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NEW YORK, NY – If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my Alcatraz-like sentence here at Meet The Matts, it’s that the more thought and effort you put into a post, the less likely anyone is to care. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen several MTM contributors come up with clever, insightful column ideas, […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s 50 Year Sports Retrospective

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MARLBORO, NY– Today marks the first day of my 50th year on this earth and when you get to be this age you pretty much think you’ve seen it all if you’re a sports fan. Not that I consider myself a know-it-all, but a sports fan my age has witnessed some of the G.O.A.T. in […]

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NBA Finals, Curry and Durant, My Masahiro Tanaka Rant and Who Is P.K. Subban?

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – Why does the NBA Finals have to start so late? I have an article to write and I would like to finish it before 10pm. Not sure if you feel the same way but generally I would like to be asleep before 12:00 am, especially when I work the next day. […]

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MLB Rumors, Copa America Centenario and Euro 2016

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Summertime is killer on the American sports scene. There are two things to talk about: Baseball or Sports No One Cares About. In order to keep our fans equally happy and disinterested, today’s piece will cover both. Today’s topics are: MLB Rumors, Copa America Centenario and Euro 2016. MLB News: First […]

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Baseball Special: America’s Pastime, Opening Day, Derek Jeter

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SAN DIEGO, CA – The oft-quoted lines from 17th century author Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man have become cliché around the start of every baseball season–words emitting optimism from every team’s fan base including the Mets that “hope springs eternal”. In shortly over a month those words will be swallowed along with hemlock in and […]

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Third Eye Blind, David Stern & Jordan Rules make NBA a Minor League Sport

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TAMPA/ST. PETE – FL – Right away, I like that the MLB playoffs seemingly have some sense of urgency. By this I mean that the current round – the “NLDS” – is a best of 5 series and MLB seems to like the idea of moving things along. Games are being played daily and the […]

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Replacement Matt Rants re Mets, Yanks, Bettman, Barkley, Christie

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NEW YORK, NY – With the knowledge that I’m filling in for Angry Ward, I’m trying to work myself into a frenzy that would be acceptable to his most angry… so here goes, a compilation of things and people that, well, send me into a frenzy: Stronger Than The Storm… puhleeze. Maybe the most annoying […]

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Can A Magic Johnson Stick It To San Fran & MLB

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – The MLB soap opera ended after the courts and the McCourts ended their marriage and team ownership woes. Two billion dollars and and new ownership later, the Magic Honeymoon begins for the Los Angles Dodgers of Brooklyn and their fans. But for how long? Their relationship is built on money – indeed […]

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