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Ben Whitney comes from journalistic stock. Aside from his brothers, rumor has that his great-great grandfather was the youngest brother of Eli Whitney.... and covered the earliest "rounders" games. Big Ben is also another New York Rugby Club player/pal of Different Matt, Short Matt and Junoir Blaber. He like chai lattes and two sets of twin girls - from different mothers. What are the odds of that?!

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA Flat Earthers, Carmelo Plays Some D, Phil Jax Defends His Squad

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Stamford, CT: Generally I’d be on beach right now, drinking a Waytooearly Margarita. But infants can’t do a thing for themselves, it turns out, so I’m stuck here in the dead of winter. It’s Presidents Day as I write, or as it will now be called, I Don’t Know, Someone Gave Me That Information Day! While […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Cruz Cut, Knicks Stun, Rangers Lacking, Who Stole Tom Brady’s Jersey?

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STAMFORD, CT: In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll of course be focusing on the big news that Derek Jeter is going to be a father. Or not… I could write about the Knicks shocking victory over the Spurs, and how it might affect the possibility of a Melo trade or maybe the Rangers’ need of a steady blue-liner to […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Breaking Down Falcons’ Flop, Supermodel Celebration for the Ages

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Houston, TX: Clearly there is no justice in the world. What a depressing end to a riveting Super Bowl. Watching the Falcons do everything right until they did everything wrong was painful, and Hell’s favorite QB and Coach added another ring to their impressive resumés. The Falcons’ hammer missed the coffin’s last nail and the Pats clawed their […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Super Bowl Prop Bets, Knicks Defense, NHL Rangers Outlook

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – I expected Trump to make America great again, but not this fast. I intentionally lost a game of Scrabble today, just because I’m so tired of winning already. Speaking of too much winning, if you’re like me, you’d rather eat a roadkill sandwich with vegenaise than watch the Pats win another […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Alternative Super Bowl Facts, Reluctant Patriots Praise, Belichick vs Brady, Most Awkward Trophy Presentation?

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WASHINGTON , DC: Our man Ebs felt the pressing need to break down the Buffalo Sabres yesterday, so it falls to me to take the first look at the Super Bowl. Among other things, we’ll discuss Bill Belichick, an honorable man who would rather lose than compromise the integrity of the game. That may seem false at […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Knicks Poo, QB Heavy NFL Championship Games, Jets Bare QB Outlook

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Stamford, CT – There’s a lot going on in the Whitney house these days. I’ve got month old twin girls keeping me up at night, taking turns crying in a suspiciously coordinated manner. Meanwhile, my lab puppy Chief has been vomiting a few times a day. He ate a sock, it turned out, but he would immediately eat […]

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Big Blue Drops Bieber Balls on Lambeau Field, But NY Giants Future Looks Bright

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LAMBEAU FIELD, WI – So, when do pitchers and catchers report? Woof, rough one. The Mighty G-men are licking their wounds after being outgunned in Cheeseland by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. But with a day to reflect, I’m here to tell you that the future is bright for this NY Giants team. But before I get […]

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NY Giants: Eli is a Dangerous Man, Odell’s Resolutions, Third Magical Run

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STAMFORD, CT: ESPN has the NY Giants as the second least likely NFC team to get to Houston, at 2.6% behind only the Lions. I don’t know how they got this number, but it seems that recent history is not heavily weighted. Come playoff time, Eli Manning is a dangerous man. But can this team run the […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life – The Top 5 New York Sports Stars Under 25

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Stamford, CT – Happy Christmas and Holidays to all! I like to set aside a little time in my holiday scheduled to take in the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Gets me every time. I wanna be like George Bailey, a man everyone wants to help, no questions asked. Hell, George even worried about […]

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Omar Little Sports Recap: GIgANTic Giants Win, Props to Jerry Reese, King Henrik Fights Off Usurper

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – On the Chinese Calendar, 2016 was The Year of the Turd. But thankfully, we do have the mighty G-Men (New York Giants) and Bluehirts (New York Rangers) to get us through to the end. So we’ve got that going for us, which is nice. Omar Little from The Wire helps me […]

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