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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: 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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NFL Stuff: Giants Sputter, Big 4, Possible Interlopers, Unwatchable Jets, Tom Brady Record

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WESTCHESTER, NY – It was a tough weekend for our heroes, the NY Giants. The defense did its part, with Olivier Vernon and Eli Apple playing particularly well, but the offense sputtered again. This offense has more starts and stops than a porn set. Er, I assume. While this year’s top draft pick is trending up, […]

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NFL Recap: Giants Unimpressive Win, Fitzy over Frankenstein, Crazy Keanu Finish in Baltimore

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STAMFORD, CT -I know the Knicks are threatening relevancy for the first time in a while and I know the Rangers are playing fast but not too loose – Sunday’s game notwithstanding – and are looking like a contender. But I’m in Giants/NFL mode, so let’s do it. Giants: An unimpressive win, letting the Browns hang around too […]

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Are the NY Giants Contenders? Josh McCown, Cowboys, Eli and Oedipus?

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STAMFORD, CT – Another NFL week is in the books, with the New York Giants on a five game winning streak and threatening to make the playoffs. The wheat is separating from the chaff, whatever that means, and the Giants are right there at 7-3. The Giants keep winning ugly, but it sure beats losing pretty. O-Line […]

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Whitney Breakdown: Big Win for the Giants, Eagles Fans to Blame For Trump, Jets to Dangerfield?

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – I’m guessing the NFL ratings will be up now that we actually had a few good national games – Cowboys vs Steelers, Seahawks vs Patriots and the Jets vs Rams. Just kidding about that last one, of course, but I’m surprised the NFL didn’t save that snoozer for prime time. Man, […]

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Election Day Special: 5 Sports Figures Who Would Make a Better President than Trump

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It’s Tuesday folks, and not just any Tuesday. You woke up this morning with one thing on your mind. What will Whitney write about? But seriously, it’s Election Day. And as a guy with twin girls on the way, I am here to convince you not to vote for a Steaming Trump for the highest […]

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