86 Facts About Chris Matthews

1. Chris Matthews is well known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews.

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2. Chris Matthews has a perfect height standing at 6 feet 3 inches.

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3. Chris Matthews has had other health problems, including diabetes and pneumonia.

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4. In 1997, Chris Matthews began his own weeknight talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which originally aired on America's Talking but is currently on MSNBC.

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5. Chris Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Mary Teresa and Herb Matthews, a court reporter.

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6. From 2002 to 2013 Chris Matthews hosted a syndicated NBC News–produced panel discussion program on weekends titled The Chris Matthews Show.

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7. In 2012, Chris Matthews agreed to model and test a Depend adult incontinence brief under his uniform to benefit the Jimmy V Foundation charity.

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8. In the 2016 season, Chris Matthews appeared in 12 games and started nine.

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9. Chris Matthews was among the athletes indicated in The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers, an Al Jazeera documentary on illegal performance-enhancing drugs use.

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10. Chris Matthews made comments that the Packers should have touched the ball in overtime and "go to college rules".

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11. For the first time in his NFL career, Chris Matthews started every game during the regular season.

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12. In the off season, Chris Matthews became the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history when the Packers and he made a deal worth $66 million over the next five seasons.

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13. Chris Matthews was selected to his fourth straight Pro Bowl, but dropped out due to injury, and was named to the All-Pro team for the second time.

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14. Chris Matthews became one of only six players in NFL history to record six or more sacks in the first two games of the season, and is the only player ever to do it twice.

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15. Prior to the 2011 season, Chris Matthews was named the second-best pass rusher and the fourth-best linebacker in the league by ESPN (behind Patrick Willis, James Harrison, and Ware).

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16. Chris Matthews claimed he had his best overall season despite the low numbers.

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17. Chris Matthews was awarded with the NFL's defensive player of the month award for September after recording six sacks in the first two weeks of the 2010 season.

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18. Chris Matthews was named to the 2011 Pro Bowl NFC roster for the second straight year and was named to the All-Pro team for the first time in his career.

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19. Chris Matthews eventually ended up playing mostly at LOLB, but he would roam around the field, playing at the ROLB position and sometimes in the middle.

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20. Chris Matthews took a different approach to the game in the 2010 season.

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21. Chris Matthews had arguably the best game in his young career in week 13 when he was awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award.

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22. Chris Matthews was a participant in the 2009 Senior Bowl and was considered a top prospect for the 2009 NFL Draft.

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23. Chris Matthews continued to play reserve linebacker in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, and made two starts in 2007 in place of injured teammate Brian Cushing.

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24. Chris Matthews attended the Unversity of Southern California and played for the Trojans from 2004 to 2008 under head coach Pete Carroll.

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25. Chris Matthews began developing physically in his senior season, but only garnered interest from Division I FCS schools and local community colleges.

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26. In his rookie year, Chris Matthews recorded 10 sacks while playing outside linebacker.

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27. Chris Matthews was considered a top prospect for the 2009 NFL Draft.

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28. Chris Matthews had an extraordinary 2012 season; his rookie year in the CFL.

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29. Chris Matthews played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League for two seasons.

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30. Chris Matthews Played 2 seasons in the Canandian Football League .

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31. In 2011, Chris Matthews signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent.

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32. Chris Matthews had a hard road to the NFL, having to prove himself in multiple leagues and on multiple teams before finding a spot in Seattle.

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33. Chris Matthews has been married to Kathleen Matthews since 1980.

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34. Chris Matthews suffers from diabetes, and was hospitalized in fall 2006 for diabetic complications.

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35. Chris Matthews has worked for four Democratic leaders, and yet, since 2001, has spoken to an array of conservative organizations.

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36. Chris Matthews is an elite American television journalist, political pundit, and talk show host.

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37. Chris Matthews started his career as a staff member us Pennsylvania police department.

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38. In the video, Chris Matthews asks about using waters which perhaps were reserved for Hillary Clinton.

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39. Chris Matthews said that he was sorry for making a terrible comment.

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40. Chris Matthews joked before interviewing Hillary Clinton who was a presidential candidate back then competing against the current President Donald Trump.

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41. In 2016, a video surfaced of Chris Matthews joking about "Bill Cosby pill", and the world didn't take it lightly.

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42. Chris Matthews stated that Obama went to school, never broke any law and did everything the way he was supposed to.

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43. In 2008, Chris Matthews had praised Obama after he won the election.

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44. In 2013, Chris Matthews described Obama as the perfect American again.

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45. In the book, Chris Matthews describes the American people citing that they are unified by their independence, freedom, and love.

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46. Chris Matthews went on at length castigating Obama for failing to viciously attack Romney the way that he and his fellow far-left hosts on MSNBC do every night.

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47. Chris Matthews brought in about $1.8 million in individual contributions during the Democratic primary, including $58,750 from her former coworkers at Marriott, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

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48. Chris Matthews was not endorsing Donald Trump in that segment; instead, he was arguing that Trump was not making an effective case against Hillary Clinton.

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49. Chris Matthews is an American political commentator, talk show host, and author.

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50. Chris Matthews resigned from her post at the Marriott in 2015.

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51. Chris Matthews served as the Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs at the hotel Marriott International in 2006.

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52. Chris Matthews was the host and executive producer of the program 'Working Woman' and has hosted the political show 'Capital Sunday'.

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53. Chris Matthews served as the chief communications and public affairs officer for the hotel Marriott.

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54. Chris Matthews is a diabetic and requires regular doses of insulin.

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55. Over the course of his professional life, Chris Matthews has written several best-selling books.

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56. Chris Matthews is known to confront Democrats and Republicans alike with hard-hitting questions that challenge their actions, words and intentions.

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57. Chris Matthews joined the Peace Corps in 1968, volunteering in Swaziland, Africa, until 1970.

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58. Chris Matthews was born on December 17, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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59. Chris Matthews had apparently contracted on one of his continuous visits that year to Africa.

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60. Chris Matthews wrote a number of popular books, including Hardball, which was the basis of his show; the biographies Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero (2011) and Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (2017); and Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked (2013).

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61. Chris Matthews routinely appeared as a commentator on other programs on both MSNBC and the National Broadcasting Company television network.

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62. In 1997 Chris Matthews began hosting his own talk show, Hardball, in which he interviewed public officials and political pundits.

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63. Chris Matthews was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1967.

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64. Chris Matthews began his career in media as a print journalist.

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65. Chris Matthews had been scheduled to discuss politics, America, and his latest book,Bobby Kennedy: A raging Spirit.

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66. Chris Matthews looks poised to miss a second consecutive game as Anderson will be on a minutes restriction Monday against the Clippers, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

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67. Chris Matthews is doubtful for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.

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68. Chris Matthews will not play in Wednesday's game against Poythress (ankle) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

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69. Chris Matthews had five tackles and a forced fumble in Thursday's loss at Seattle.

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70. Chris Matthews is likely to get the start as the Stamps take on the Bombers, with the winner going to the Grey Cup.

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71. Chris Matthews was cut by the Baltimore Ravens in September of 2017 and the Stamps are certainly happy he was still available when they needed an injury replacement last month.

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72. Chris Matthews said he always believed he had the skills to be an NFL regular but it took a lot of good fortune to even get a cup of coffee.

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73. Chris Matthews will be in the lineup and could play a prominent role when the Stampeders host the Bombers in the West Division final at McMahon Stadium Sunday afternoon.

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74. Chris Matthews will discuss politics, America and his latest book, "Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.

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75. Chris Matthews was the commencement speaker at Ohio State University on May 4, 2014,.

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76. Chris Matthews is a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan, which he claims as "part of his soul".

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77. In 2002, Chris Matthews was hospitalized with malaria, which he evidently contracted on one of his visits that year to Africa.

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78. Chris Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland.

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79. In March 2012, Chris Matthews described himself as a centrist during an episode of his MSNBC talk show Hardball.

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80. On November 28, 2008, Chris Matthews contacted senior staffers of Barack Obama's campaign about a possible Senate run.

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81. Chris Matthews has said, "I'm more conservative than people think I am.

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82. Chris Matthews served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970 as a trade development adviser.

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83. Chris Matthews was a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

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84. Chris Matthews is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and did graduate work in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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85. Chris Matthews should make his debut this week There is some risk in starting Smith, but the upside is there.

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86. Chris Matthews said he knew the Mavericks had no fouls Now, the Cavs are hitting back.

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