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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: Things We Won’t Miss When The Coronavirus is Over

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: I was on a submarine for the two months with no wifi. What’d I miss? Like everyone else, I’m sitting getting reacquainted with my family, waiting for the vaccine to come along and wipe out this virus. You know, just like the flu vaccine wiped out the flu. The Texans […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Wild Spins of the NFL QB Carousel are Coming- Brady, Rivers, Tua, Burrow

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Location Classified: As the deadly Cononavirus ravages our species, or as the whole world overreacts to a wimpy pseudo flu, depending on who you ask, we here at MTM must soldier on. With the draft about 45 days away, my eyes are turning to football. The NFL’s QB Carousel is about to be swinging like […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The Virus and Noah’s Flood, the Rangers Likely Can’t Overcome Igor and Kreider Injuries

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Wuhan, China: I hope you all enjoy my last submission before I go to the bunker. Next week many of us will be dead. Except the kids. No kids are dying and hardly any are catching this virus. I’m not a religious man, but if there is some cosmic string puller up there, he probably […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Three New York Hockey Players and Their Evil Dopplegangers

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Camp Crystal Lake: There is plenty going on in the world of sports, but I’m not in the mood. Let’s do something different. Has anyone noticed a few local hockey players look like movie villains? No? Well, I’ve got three NY area players with evil cinematic dopplegangers for you. 1. Wayne Simmons/Candyman The NJ Devils […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Doling Out Punishment for the Houston Astros’ Scumbags

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HOUSTON, TX – There was plenty to hate about the Houston Astros’ pathetic parade of apologies last Thursday. And no players will be disciplined and they came up empty (supposedly) on 2019 and 2018. This reeks of the little slap on the wrist Belichick and the Pats got when they were caught recording the Rams […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: New York Rangers Delicate Transfer of Power from The King to The Czar

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BROADWAY, NYC – The end is near for Good King Henrik, as the NY Rangers are pulling the plug on the unsustainable three-goalie rotation. As Axl Rose once said about threesomes, “usually someone gets pissed off.” Well, here were are. The team is switching gears and turning full time to The Czar, Igor Shesterkin. With one […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Did Shahanan Blow Another Super Bowl with Aggressive Play Calling Again?

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Miami, FL: Howard Marks, the famous investor, spoke in his recent letter about not judging the quality of a decision by the outcome. Crazy right? It’s all about results. Did you win or lose? Did you take her home or wind up with Harry Palmer? But Marks is not wrong. If you have trip aces […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Super Bowl Prediction

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Miami, FL: It’s hard to talk about anything in sports besides the Kobe tragedy, but that’s the last thing I want to talk about. Way too much for me to unpack. I don’t give him a pass for the incident in Colarado, but the clips of Kobe and Gianna were gut wrenching. Isn’t there a […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Dissecting and Digesting a Delightful Divisional Round

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The Road to Miami: Well it’s Tuesday. And like the dairy farmer said to his delivery guy, I’d better churn something out. It was a hell of an entertaining weekend in the NFL and it’s time to break it down. Big Ben is here to help dissect and digest a delightful divisional round. Giants Tangent […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Did Belichick’s Walter White Blunder of Hubris Play a Part in the Pats’ Loss and Possible Abrupt End to the Bralichick Era?

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Foxborough, MA:  It was a wild, Wildcard weekend with three of the four home teams losing and the one winner sneaking by in overtime. Saturday night featured what may have been the last game of the Bralichick Era as the Pats lost in a game they called as if Jason Stidham were the QB. It […]

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