Friday, January 13, 2012


Hey what's going on guys? I hope everyone is enjoying their three day weekend so far. Mine started off on the right foot last night when my New England Patriots handed a beat down to the Denver Broncos for the second time this season. My agent is a huge Broncos fan and he loves to talk crap 24-7, which is probably the reason I'm even a little more excited than usual. It also puts a slight end to the constant chatter by our local sports radio hosts who love to talk ad nauseam about how the Patriots franchise can't win a playoff game and they should fire Belichick, trade Brady, and turn Gillette Stadium into a parking lot. Also, as much as I like Tim Tebow, I'm glad we can now put "Tebow Time" to rest, at least for a few months.

As happy as I am about the win, I am still nervous about the probable upcoming game next Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens scare the shit out of me from my living room sofa whenever I see them play, so I can only imagine what it's like to take the field against them. Since joining the Orioles a few months ago I've had the chance to connect with many Baltimore fans on Twitter and Facebook. Many of you have tried to swing my allegiance to your Ravens, but just as San Diego and then Washington D.C. fans discovered, my love for the Pats will not be easily swayed. For proof of my completely unhealthy addiction with the New England Patriots, and at one time Randy Moss, you can watch the video below that I created last year when I woke up and discovered my favorite player had been traded to the Minnesota Vikings. And yes I know, I've completely lost my mind.

Moving on. This Tuesday I will be heading down to Baltimore for a three day Mini Camp followed by Fan Fest this Friday and Saturday. I'm sure it will be a great time and I know from Twitter that I will get a chance to meet many of you when I arrive there. Until then, good luck to the Ravens during this afternoon's game. As much as I would rather see the Texans coming to town next Sunday, I feel I should at least make the Ravens my second favorite team in the NFL. Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. Jake RadfordJan 15, 2012 08:11 AM
    Baltimore fans love you and your great blog! Despite your approval of lackluster teams. At least we can call you an O's fan for certain!
  2. Stephen AdamsJan 15, 2012 08:47 AM
    Go Ravens, and go Antonelli. You may be my new fav O!
  3. Josh PranskyJan 15, 2012 09:27 AM
    Here's hoping you can make the Orioles out of Spring Training this year...
  4. AnonymousJan 15, 2012 06:46 PM
    Pats. Weak man. Ravens gonna lay the smackdown. Debating on driving up from Norfolk for fanfest...never been.
  5. mattantonelli9Jan 15, 2012 07:17 PM
    Haha thanks Jake!
  6. AnonymousJan 16, 2012 04:14 PM
    nice video. whats your xbox gamertag...i hereby challenge you to a game of MLB 2k11