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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 likes film noir discussions, has twin girls and took up ice hockey after retiring from rugby.

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Big Ben Tuesday: Terrible Dad Jokes, Some Gerrit Cole In your Stocking

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STAMFORD, CT – My twin daughters turn 3 today! Thank you very much. Everyone says it goes by fast, but if you ask me it’s been a grind. But like my hockey league teammates with tell you, grinding is what I do. So it’s all good. But one thing that has not survived intact is […]

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Big Ben: Christmas Caroling Around the NFL: Traditional Songs for Teams, Players, Coaches

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The North Pole – Thanksgiving was late this year, so we have to get into the Christmas spirit with the haste of the boy outside of Scrooge’s window sent to buy the prize turkey. I’m here to help. Let’s go Christmas Caroling Around the NFL. I’ll Be Home for Christmas Maybe the New York Giants […]

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Big Ben’s Thanksgiving Guests: Pat Shurmur, Colin Kaepernick, Derek Jeter, John Sterling, Greg McKegg

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STAMFORD, CT – My wife decided at the last minute to take our nearly 3-year old twins to her parents’ house in Michigan. I am unable to go, sadly, but good luck on the plane, Honey. Like Daniel Jones after his umpteenth straight loss, I am undeterred and determined to have a killer Thanksgiving on […]

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Big Ben Whitney: 3 New Great Sports Names; Rock Ya Sin, Kaapo Kakko & De’Coldest ToEvaDoIt Crawford

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STAMFORD, CT – From Dick Trickle to God Shammgod to DeWanna Bonner, there have been some great sports names over the years. And recently, there have been some quality additions. Here are my favorite 3 New Great Sports Names. Rock Ya Sin The Colts took the Temple cornerback in the second round. And while he […]

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Big Ben: Making Sense of the NFL Landscape; Lamar Jackson, Raiders, 49ers

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STAMFORD, CT – Will the real NFL contenders please stand up… please stand up… please stand up. Just when we think we have the NFL figured out, Week 10 comes along and shakes it up. I’ve come to make [a little] sense of this NFL landscape. Or not. Moving on Up Well, Lamar Jackson put […]

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Big Ben: Scary Post-Halloween Sports Figures; Dave Gettleman, Sam Darnold, Brian Cashman, AJ Hinch, Mark Staal, Hank Lundqvist

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STAMFORD, CT – This Halloween we took our daughters to a “Trunk or Treat” event instead of going door-to-door like the old days. For those unfamiliar, a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and adorn their trunks with Halloween decorations. The kids just go trick or treating from car to car. It was […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Presidential Booing and Boobs, Good Times in DC for Game 5 of the World Series

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Washington, DC: World Series Game 5 was quite a spectacle. The Astros won the game, but there was something for everyone in this one. Bail for the Chief Don the Con was booed loudly and greeted with chants of “lock him up.” RIP, respect for the office of the President. In a weak and transparent […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Post-Mortem, Fingers of Blame, Refuting Lazy Storylines

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SUCKSVILLE, NY – After a brutal, nut punch, rollercoaster loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS, the fingers of blame are pointing. In what was billed as a battle of the Yankees bullpen vs the Astros starters, most seem content to let that be the consensus narrative. The Yankees lost because they […]

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Big Ben: Questionable Yankees ALCS Roster, NFL Missteps re Flags, PI Challenge

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BRONX, NY: You’re probably here expecting a boring 1,500 words on the Yankees’ chances. Not today my loyal reader(s)… But I’ll find some way to bore you, rest assured. Let’s go with the Yankees ALCS Roster and stupidity re the NFL Flag-Fest & Pass Interference Challenge Rule. Houston, We Have a Roster Problem Instead of […]

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Big Ben Whitney: The Yankees Sweep, Poor Situational Hitting, Odell in Hell

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SWEEPSVILLE, NYC: The Browns vs Niners game was brutal, so I stuck with baseball. I thought you said these weren’t the same old Twins?  Seven runs in three games – I think they’re quite similar. The New York Yankees just  finished off the sweep. I’m going to start typing and see what happens. Let’s make […]

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