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Rain Man Rants: NHL Draft, NBA Draft and Good News Update

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EL BARRIO, , EL FALLS – This is another 1 am on Saturday piece, so bare with me. It was another busy week with daddy daycare and online classes. It was a bit draining but it didn’t slow me down.   Anyway, today will feature the Song of the Week,  followed by: NHL Draft, NBA […]

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NY Rangers Poop a Dud, Bronx Bombers Ready to Detonate

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NEW YORK, NY – The New York Hockey Rangers are off to a terrible start, going 1-5-2 so far after last night’s shootout loss to the Islanders. They’ve struggled to score goals and Alain Vigneault has been mixing up lines already trying to find a mix that works. Nothing has worked so far. The Blueshirts […]

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Why We Need Sports Now, NY Sports Suck, Mets Fans Helping Mets Fans

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Not sure if it is desperation or maybe I isn’t so bad at this pinch-hitting thing. Either way, guess who’s back?! It is I, Pinch-Hit Matt and I am ready to go. That said, if it ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it – so I will stick to my tried and […]

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Rangers, Penquins, Knicks and NFL Draft

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Dedicating this week’s offering to a longtime friend and colleague  Charlie P., who is hanging onto his final days in his journey on this earth. Heavy heart but blessed to have shared many a beer and laugh. PITTSBURGH, PA – Before we talk Rangers, Penquins, Knicks and  the NFL Draft, here’s a question: Is it […]

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Peyton Place, NFL, Rangers vs Isles and NCAA Homework?

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NFL REPLAY OFFICE – Every NFL player understands that at some point, it will be the end of the road. Some take longer than others. Does Peyton Manning ? Does he get that there is a changing of the guard going on around the league and it’s playing out right before our eyes? While the CHOWDA […]

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Can NFL in NY Get Worse? Eli, Geno, Goodell Say Yes!

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NEW YORK, NY – Well, you still have the Rangers to cheer for! And how ’bout them Islanders?!  Okay, it’s been an apocalyptic collapse on the gridiron for tri-state football fans. Thank God that we have Rutgers Football! Ironically, the Jets and Giants will be picking in the top 5 or 6 picks in the NFL draft – which […]

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Couldn’t Stand The Weather: Rain Clouds In NHL Playoffs

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DURHAM, NC – “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains. Think about that for a while.” – Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh TORONTO, CANADA – I’ve been watching quite a of the thrilling NHL Playoffs and I couldn’t help but think of Nuke’s words from Bull Durham because all of MTM Staff’s favorite hockey teams […]

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Grote’s Gripes: “How Am I Doing?” Sports Eulogy For Our Mayor Koch

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NEW YORK, NY – The Super Bowl is now behind us.  Thank goodness, the Ravens held on to defeat the Whiners.  I couldn’t take an off season of hearing about the 49ers pulling off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.  The blackout again proved that New Orleans is really our nation’s version of a […]

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April’s NHL Fools

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NEW YORK, NY – This past week there were some pretty unusual circumstances for one particular New York hockey team – happenstance that made hated cross town rivals drunk with delight. Most of MTM fans probably didn’t notice the Islanders improbable home-and-away sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins, beating the Crosbies 5-3 in both contests– and […]

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Surprise: Rangers are Good, Jets and Giants are Not.

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Surprise City – We are more than a quarter of the way through the NHL season and the Rangers definitely do not suck. Going into this season, I thought the Blueshirts would be fighting for the wooden spoon in the East. Instead they are in second place in the Atlantic Division with a few games […]

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