Before committing his life (and we mean his entire life) to Fantasy Sports, Matthew was a writer in Hollywood, a career that he admitted made him "miserable."
He co-wrote "Crocodile Dundee 3: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" with star Paul Hogan, who proceeded to try to take full credit by slightly altering everything Matthew and his writing partner, Eric Abrams turned in. Matthew compared it to a college kid plagiarizing a paper just enough so he wouldn't get caught.
Hogan even appeared on the Stern Show to promote the movie and claimed that he wrote it, but wasn't allowed the sole writing credit because he was also the producer, a clip which Howard played for Matthew.
The Writers Guild had to get involved and Matthew and Eric got their credit. They were treated like garbage by the production company though, and forced to sit in the worst seats at the film's premiere. All told they made about $1 million for the script, so the fight was worth it.
Matthew was also a writer on the final season of "Married With Children". Successful sitcoms regularly gift their crew members with great stuff for the Holidays to thank them for their hard work - Seinfeld got his crew Schwinn bikes, Drew Carey got everybody VCRs.
"Married With Children" got their crew beach towels.
Ed O'Neil also took everybody out to lunch. Or, actually, he met everybody for lunch because when the $200 bill came, Ed started divvying it up. "Who got the tuna sandwich?"
We also got a chance to meet Matthew's wife - Beth Berry - who the entire crew was too hot for him.
Matthew is still a writer, but a very different kind of writer. Check out his new book "Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It."