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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: Giants or Jets, who will win more games?

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Jersey Swamps, NJ: If you told me at the start of last season that the New York Jets would win five games, I would have believed you. Had you told me that would be more than the New York Giants, I would have laughed. Odds are good that they will finish with more than eight […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Rocky IV, Yankees Make a Push, Year the Pats Unraveled

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MOSCOW, USSR – It’s been over 32 years since Rocky Balboa avenged his friend and formal rival and turned the tide of the Cold War on Christmas Day in 1985. Much to Rock’s chagrin, tensions with Russia have returned. (Do you smell a corny, contrived device coming yet?) In the spirit of that legendary night, […]

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Big Ben Friday: Oakland Athletics Making a Push for a Home Wild Card Game

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Inverness, CA: I’m out here in the Bay Area, in West Marin, CA, where sub million dollar houses are a thing of the past. The folk out here generally cheer for the Giants, but quite a few have switched allegiances to slum it and cheer for the green and gold of the Oakland Athletics. The […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Can Still Win Division

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Bronx, NY: The New York Yankees are nine and a half games back of the Red Sox through Sunday and the Sox are on pace to challenge for most wins in a season. It’s time for the Yankees to reel it in and cast their line closer to shore. The big fish got away and […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Trump University vs LeBron High, the Trumpster fires Insults at LeBron, Don Lemon

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Akron, OH – If you stopped by to see me admit some hard truths about the Yankees, well, I’m sorry to disappoint. I’m not ready. Instead, I am riveted by the clown in the white house, who spent another Friday night mean girl Tweeting. LeBron James was on the business end this time, as the […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Five Things to Watch in Giants Training Camp

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East Rutherford, NJ: In this week’s edition of We’re Totall Screwed, Bigfoot Erotica! When Genghis Ghan and the Mongols conquered China, they wouldn’t let their people stay in China too long. The Khans thought the civilized comforts of China would make the Mongols soft. Well, we got soft. Anyway, I’ll still trying to process this round of […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Mets Worst Franchise in New York – Time to Trade Their Most Valuable Asset

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Flushing, Queens: ESPN radio bloviator and former Islander goalie Rick DiPietro was asked if the New York Mets were in the worst position of all New York teams. Humpty went through the Rangers, Islanders, Jets, and the Knicks, and had to concede that none are worse off. Yes, they’re in a sorry state, and things […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Mid Season Awards for the MTM Writers

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Helsinki, Finland: Happy All-Star Break! Our President is openly committing treason and Sasha B Cohen has members of congress publicly endorsing a program to arm 3-year olds. I wish I were kidding. We’ve switched into the fast lane to the abyss. Oh well, it was a good run.  Appropos of nothing, how about some Mid-year […]

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Big Ben’s World Cup Special: How to Stop the Neymar Flop

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Moscow, Russia: There has been a lot of talk about the soccer World Cup on these pages lately. If you thought I would buck that trend, you’d be wrong. Something has to be done about all the flopping and I am a man of solutions. Flop, Flop, Flopping on Heaven’s Door Every four years I start […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yanks, Sox Jostle for a Starter, Warriors add another Stud, Lebron Takes a Gamble

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Stamford, CT: Hey y’all. Happy Fourth. Since I’m tired of writing about the New York Yankees and there’s nothing fighting to get out of my head, I’m gonna let it flow. Aroldis Chapman was repeatedly hitting 104 in a dominant inning last night in the Bronx. The big man likes the heat. Said Michael Kay, […]

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