Author Archives: Matt

The Cricket Guy

Last week the New York Times published a story about how soccer – particularly the English Premier League – was fast becoming the sport for hipster creative types in trendy NYC neighborhoods. Despite the fact that there were more than … Continue reading

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The Wide World of Sport

Today’s World T20 final was broadcast live in the United States on ESPN2. To the best of my knowledge, it was the first live cricket match ever to be shown on mainstream TV in America. I was at the pub … Continue reading

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We are the Robots

A couple weeks back, I predicted the outcome of all the matches at the ICC World T20s using the ICC’s very own ranking system as a guide. It got one very big thing wrong right at the start, as the … Continue reading

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Why I Canceled my Willow.TV Subscription

There is more than one reason, of course, but I will spare you the boring ones like “I wanted to save a few bucks” and “been too busy to watch much cricket lately anyway” and “ESPN3′s been doing a nice … Continue reading

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Rankings

When it comes to sports, there are certainly a lot of really dumb things, but for me, one of the dumbest is surely the ranking system certain leagues/sports use. From the BCS in college football to FIFA’s international football rankings … Continue reading

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Moving On

Over the last couple of weeks, I have read quite a bit about supporters becoming more and more disenfranchised with their favorite clubs. Coventry City, Cardiff City and even my beloved Arsenal. They feel that their clubs are moving to … Continue reading

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Us, and our teams

They came to be elated and uplifted…raised up out of their lives by the rare spectacle of victory. …. Win for me. Win for my kids. Win for my marriage so I can carry your winning back to the car … Continue reading

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On England: One Bad Patch

George Dobell, on Cricinfo: This England environment, in recent times, has a record of ruining players. A confused Steven Finn has regressed, an over-used Swann has retired, an exhausted Jonathan Trott has taken time out and the loss of form of the … Continue reading

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To the Lighthouse

But what after all is one night? A short space, especially when the darkness dims so soon, and so soon a bird sings, a cock crows, or a faint green quickens, like a turning leaf, in the hollow of the … Continue reading

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A Little Thing

I was utterly flattered to be counted among the inspirations for this wonderful, wonderful post from Chris Smith (@chrisps01) on his blog, Declaration Game. Over the last week or so, I have gone back more than a dozen times to … Continue reading

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