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 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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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees and Mets Blockbuster, deGrom sent to the Bronx for a Haul of Prospects

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Tampa, FL: I was lucky enough to see the thirteenth inning walk-off in Tampa, giving the Rays the sweep over the Yanks on Sunday. Way to get my vacation off on the wrong foot, Rays. You can imagine my surprise when I found out that the Mets had agreed to send ace Jacob deGrom to […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Offense Underacheiving, Primed for Big Second Half

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Stamford, CT: Through Sunday, the New York Yankees have the best record in baseball at 46-21. They are on pace to break the record for most home runs in a season of 264. It has been impressive. But looking up and down the Yankees lineup, there are plenty of guys who are having sub-par years. […]

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Big Ben: Ovechkin’s Bender, T.O. Snubs a Snub, Mets Yankees Ideal Trade Partners

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Stamford, CT: Here I go here I go here I go again, girls what’s my weakness? Sorry, I was thinking about something else. We’ve got some fun stuff on tap, including; an Alexander Ovechkin Cup Bender for the Ages, T.O. Snubbing the H.O.F. Snubbers, and the Yankees and Mets glaring trade compatibility. Let’s get to it. Oh my god […]

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Big Ben Quick Hitters: Caps and Warriors Close In, Trump Bounces Eagles, Mets Catching Woes

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Stamford, CT: It’s nearly 11pm and I forgot all about my weekly MTM obligation. Not to worry, it turns out I can pardon myself. So we’re good. Let’s let my ADD run wild and bang out some Quick Hitters. NHL The series is not going as planned for the Cinderella Golden Knights, who find themselves one game […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Talking G.O.A.T., Lebron is Overrated

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Stamford, CT: Clickbait, got you. Lebron is not overrated. He carried a bunch of stiffs to the NBA finals in one of his most impressive seasons. But if you’re going to talk G.O.A.T. and use the eight straight finals as one of your talking points, it’s only fair to point out the less-than-stellar competition in […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Athlete Cameos on Popular TV Shows I’d Like to See

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Stamford, CT: I caught a little of the brilliant 1992 Keith Hernandez episode on Seinfield. It made me wonder what other athletes would be good candidates to make cameos on popular TV shows. Let’s see where this goes. Big Bang Theory – Brad “The Rat” Marchand: Who would fit in better with a bunch of […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA and NHL Scorching Takes and Finals Predictions

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I enjoyed Eb’s Hot Takes yesterday. But it wasn’t enough, I need more cowbell. Buckle in for Ben’s Scorching Takes. NBA Parity and the Celtics The four teams with the best pre-season odds to win the NBA title remain are the four teams standing. The Rockets were tied for fourth with OKC and San Antonio […]

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