Author Archive for Ben Whitney

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’s Two for Tuesday: the Browns’ Mind Numbing Bumbling and New Hope for the Knicks

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“I like this one. One dog goes one way and the other goes the other way. And this guy’s sayin’, ‘whaddya you want from me?’” Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas. Stamford, CT: It’s a tale of two teams, the Cleveland Browns and the New York Knicks. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Browns, the […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Deshaun Watson Next Michael Jordan?! Plus, More Browns’ Poop

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WHITE PLAINS, NY  – NFL Week 8 is in the books and I’m having trouble figuring out the real contenders. You can’t expect me to believe the Eagles are the best team in the NFC? It was interesting week, but I’m not sure how much we learned. Maybe a few things. Deshaun Watson is Legit […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Alex Bregman Mortal Enemy, Springer’s Mediocre Catches, Yankee Goats

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Houston, TX: I know it was a positive year for the New York Yankees when you consider expectations, but it still hurts when they were only one win away from the World Series. The future looks bright, but there are no guarantees. Eh, Mets fans? Still, I must give credit where it’s due. If one play […]

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Big Ben Yankee Playoff Special – ALCS Game 3 Diary

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Bronx, NY: The New York Yankees vs the Houston Astros in Game 3, as it happened. With their backs against the wall, it’s a must-win for the Yanks. Let’s get to it. 7:15: The wife is out and but I somehow manage to get my twin ten month old girls down without much of a fight. And […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Trying to Overcome Girardi’s Whiff, Giants Season of Suck, a VPOTUS Ruse

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THE BOOGIE DOWN, NYC: We’re going to Game 5 in Cleveland folks. Other than two terrifying walks by Dellin Betances in the eighth, the Yankees cruised. Luis Severino stepped up and some of the bats came alive. To complete the comeback, there’s still one big hurdle left in the name of Corey Kluber. But man, […]

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Big Ben Tuesday – The Incredible Season of Aaron Judge, the AL MVP

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The Bronx, NY: What a depressing week – Vegas, Puerto Rico, Tom Petty, and President Whinybitch. Instead of jamming screwdrivers into my ears, I’ve decided to go to my happy place. At present, that happy place is in the person of one Aaron James Judge. The big man has had a truly remarkable season. But […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Trump’s Giant Piehole Ignites Firestorm of NFL Protests, Giants Still Lose

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If you’ve ever stumbled across one of my posts before, you know what I’ll be writing about today. The only topic on everyone’s mind – is Kylie Jenner pregnant? I kid. Since DJ Eberle punted, it falls to me to talk about the NFL protests. The President Stamps Out Controversy A quick recap if you […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Giants’ Season Already in Jeopardy, Yankees on a Collision Course with Cleveland

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Stamford, CT: I’m back to check in on my two favorite teams, the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. The Giants season may be already in trouble and the Yankees are on a collision course with the red hot Indians. A Must Win Game 2 I am writing before the game on Monday […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: 3 Brutal NFL Storylines to Make me Take up Golf on Sundays

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Stamford, CT: Happy Labor Day y’all. I am tempted to write about the Yankee Steamroller picking up steam and getting ready to roll into the playoffs. You know, besides getting bludgeoned by Cleveland. But it’s after Labor Day, so no wearing white and it’s time to talk some football. So far the biggest storylines have been […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Yankees Will Catch The Red Sox

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THE BOOGIE DOWN, NYC – The New York Yankees pulled within a mere two and half games of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday and things are looking up. Other than the one with the Chihuahua and garden gnome, this is Short Matt’s worst nightmare. As we come down the stretch, the Yanks are starting […]

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