Monday, December 27, 2010

Mondays with Matty: Buffalo Soldiers

This week's edition of Mornings with Matty is brought to you by Vick's Vapo Rub. Vick's, when you want everyone to know you're sick just from the smell.

I was scheduled to be on the Morning Jab this morning, and although it seems coincidental, my throat turned into a constricted mass of ouch Saturday afternoon and is just now letting go. Mercifully, Jeff "The Eskimo" Schools was able to jump on and co-host the show. On the bright side, I haven't had to go outside yet. My dogs, however, will be up shortly, and unless they've magically learned to use the toilet overnight, it's not going to be pretty.

Very confused by the Patriots win yesterday. The Bills looked like they were going to run the Pats off the field on the opening drive, settled for a field goal, and then completely came off the rails. Why are you not using your rushing attack to attack a banged up Patriots front line? Why would anyone EVER trust Ryan Fitzpatrick? The Patriots got up 7-3, and it might as well have been 70-3. Good lord. The fans of Buffalo deserve better, and the folks who braved yesterday's weather deserved at least a competitive football game. Disgraceful.

The Patriots now get to play a meaningless regular-season finale. Many are expecting a couple of series apiece for the starters and then back-up duty the rest of the way. I think the starters play the majority of the way. Why? Because of the bye week. The Patriots first playoff game is 3 weeks away. As plenty of teams have showed in recent (Hi Indy!), you can't turn it on and off in this league. I think the Patriots treat this like any other week for the most part.

Match-up I most want to see? With San Diego finally crap-canned from the playoffs (the Chargers out of the Playoffs and Favre missing time due to injury in the same season?) I'd like to see Kansas City be the divisional round opponent. If the playoffs ended today, the Jets would travel to KC in the wild card round. Would love to see Patriots midwest meet the real deal in 3 weeks. Plenty of story lines, lots to talk about, and the inevitable Todd Haley screw-up that costs the Chiefs the win would provide fodder for months.

Unsung player of the week: Jarrad Page. Any safety on this roster who plays well and helps keep Big Bang Clock on the sidelines is alright by me.

Bad move of the week: Postponing Sunday Night Football. Why? Because the Ice Bowl, the Miami/Pats game in 2003, the Patriots/Raiders (Tuck Rule) game, the Patriots/Titans playoff game in '03, were all played in either subzero, dangerous temps or in snow that caused travel problems. This is a league that plans every single detail, and they didn't have a plan in place before Friday? Really? Ridiculous. Oh, and I guarantee you this leads to a movement for Tuesday night football at some point, because the ratings for this on a week filled with repeats might be insane.


Erich Hicks said...

Keep telling that history:

Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, where Buffalo Bill Cody meets a Buffalo Soldier, the greatest fictionalized 'historical novel’ ever written. A great story of Black Military History, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is; This is the greatest story of Black Military History...5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercials are: and
Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry.

This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

I know you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote the story that embodied the Native Americans, Outlaws and African-American/Black Soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America.

The novel was taken from my mini-series movie of the same title, “RaPR” to keep my story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr. and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with…see at;

When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the United States Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.



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