I'm a Philadelphia area (South Jersey) author/speaker/humorist/sportswriter who sometimes takes his sports too seriously. As of late, 2012, I'm the co-author of a brand new (2013) release titled, A Snowball's Chance: Philly Fires Back Against the National Media.


Readers and fellow BR writers: Feel free to contact me for interviews and info about this new book.

My sports writing was somewhat nourished here, and while I had to recently give up my "Featured Columnist" status here - as I don't have the time to write two or three columns per week here anymore - I take my byline seriously and will always endeavor to submit quality ideas and analysis. Indeed, I always want to write the type of articles I would love to read, showcasing sports knowledge, passion, humor and integrity of opinion. I am not going to write any old junk just to bait readers, but once I write a good piece (hopefully, always) I do want it to be read, enjoyed and...depending on the type of content...discussed and debated.

I also write sports columns for my own www.tipofthegoldberg blog, have created a series of satiric sports interviews for www.philly2philly.com (I still contribute to that site occasionally) and in September, 2011, started my own weekly column about the Jewish sports world which I title "Bagels and Jocks." For now, it runs on www.jewocity.com ....I hope to soon have it available on numerous sites and publications.

As an author, I have written and published four books, including "Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words "(late 2010) and "All That Twitters is Not Goldberg" (2011); please visit www.tipofthegoldberg.com for more details.

For comments about individual columns, please comment there. For other writing, interview and speaking requests (I have won many different Toastmasters International competitions as a speaker, and love setting up programs with various companies and groups), try matt@tipofthegoldberg.com, or pm me via BR.

I also will do customized writing for your personal and business needs/requests; contact me.

As an athlete, I'm no superstar, but love competing in softball leagues. My tennis game is starting to come back as well, even if basketball leagues appear to be in my rear view mirror. As a Philly guy, I'm mostly devoted to the Phillies and Eagles, and can be passionate about the Flyers and Sixers as well. I also enjoy watching college hoops and pigskin, tennis and golf.

I am married with a young son; reading, laughing and goofing around with him is my greatest joy.

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Feel free to contact me through one of my channels for other interview/story requests. Thank you.

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  • Goose Schmidt posted 2927 days ago

    Goose Schmidt

    Sorry I got this too late. It looks like you managed to clear it up.

  • Bryan Sheehan posted 3317 days ago

    Bryan Sheehan

    Happy Hannukah from a fellow Phillies writer!!!

  • Joey Rotunno posted 3323 days ago

    Joey Rotunno

    Regarding your Dontrelle Willis article's headline, as editors, it's our duty to modify headlines so that they contain the most pertinent information. That way, when someone types a particular keyword that happens to be in your headline into a search query, the search engine is more likely to recognize your article and display it among the top results.

    I realize your original headline was catchy, but sometimes catchy doesn't cut it for search engine optimization (SEO). If your article is prominently featured on B/R and not immediately archived, a senior editor will typically rework the optimized headline into something that will stand out to readers (like yours). That is why you will notice the headline of an article on the homepage, for example, does not match the headline that appears when you click through to read it. Hopefully, this gives you a better understanding of how the process works.

  • Kelly Scaletta posted 3391 days ago

    Kelly Scaletta

    Wow! Just wow! A great series and a great game. Sorry it didn't work out your way, but not too sorry. :)

  • Kelly Scaletta posted 3396 days ago

    Kelly Scaletta

    Well, we split the first two. Going to be a series.

  • Ash Marshall posted 3633 days ago

    Ash Marshall

    Hey Matt,

    I've just posted a story about the global evolution of tennis and the increasing popularity of the sport. I've put a lot of time and effort into it, and I'd be really grateful to get any feedback you have.

    If you get a chance to check it out, that would be great.




  • Troy Ballard posted 3661 days ago

    Troy Ballard


    We both jumped on the firing Reid article. Had to laugh when I saw us both defending him. Tough loss to end the season.

    Better luck next year? Who knows.

    At least we get to watch the best pitching combo in baseball now. That's the plus side here.

  • Troy Ballard posted 3685 days ago

    Troy Ballard

    Can you believe that Redskins FC, about Shanahan embarrassing McNabb?

    I had to post a comment. I had to defend my boy.

    I also chalked up an article about it. Tell me what you think.


    Have to spread the #5 love. You know how it is.

  • Troy Ballard posted 3763 days ago

    Troy Ballard


    I think we share many of the same opinions on Donovan.

    I definitely have a spot in my all-time list, reserved for McNabb, Redskin or not.

    The Debunking McNabb column was absolutely killer. Truly an awesome work.

    As far as your latest article, you definitely toned down the amount of McNabb, and focused more on the team efforts. Which is something I should have touched on a little more in mine.

    Good work, I really enjoy your writing style.


  • D.A. posted 3765 days ago


    Hey Matt -- Miguel Cabrera and Josh Hamilton both have similar stories, but only Hamilton gets the hype, why?