Young writer with just enough to say. I love sports, beer, and anything to do with the art or craft of writing. I'm doing my best to hone it here, I hope you enjoy it! If you like it follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @mmaratea22
Learning From The Bench: Year 1 in Coaching
What a crazy year to just jump right into it, right? I’ve been involved in hockey for over 20 years now. I started at 9 years old, which is late by today’s standards, and now at 29 years old, I am fresh off of my first season as a “head” coach. If you ask most coaches, they’d say they learn as much or more than they teach their players. I am no exception.
A Few Beers More
I'm Matt Maratea, and I'm back again to share another round of beer reviews! The Sporting Chance Podcast continues and thus my "hobby" of enjoying craft beer continues as well.
What's Going on with NJ Breweries
(Disclaimer, I am not a lawyer, and I work in a brewery. I just wanted to give my opinion on the situation. My views in no way are the views of my employer, nor do I speak on their behalf or for anyone else in the industry.)
The Last Few Beers
Beer, the drink we never get tired of drinking or talking about. At least that's me. One of my favorite things about beer is the variety that is available out there. Since I started working at Zed's Beer (one of New Jersey's most awesome breweries), I've gotten a lot more adventurous in my beer drinking.
All Fight Fans Should Watch 'FightWorld' on Netflix
I had been waiting for this particular show to appear online for a long time. I'm a fan of Frank Grillo both as an actor and as a person. You may recognize him from movies such as Captain America Civil War, The Grey, and The Purge Series, and a role in Wolf Warrior 2, the highest grossing non Hollywood movie ever. Or you might know him from his appearances on podcasts like The Fighter and the Kid and others. He's got tons of action movie chops, and does way more than look the part.
Boxing's Biggest Opportunity
All boxing fans recognize that the sport has very obvious problems. The sport is plagued by bad judging, complicated negotiations, and alphabet belts that change hands frequently, and sometimes without even a fight. Wading through hyped fights and mandatory challengers, and with broadcasts being infrequent and mediocre at best it is tough to draw new fans. Then factor in the competition from MMA, which seems to always be on some channel.
The Hockey Drought Is Almost Over
Hockey lasts from September to June. After the Stanley Cup is awarded, the season awards, NHL draft, and free agency all take place in late June and through July. That leaves us with August. If there is one month that is devoid of real news, substance, and action that we all crave it is August.