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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: NHL Regular Season Wrap, NY Rangers Bright Future

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New York, NY: If you’re looking to read about the Mets’ behaving like a functional baseball team or the Yankees’ power surge, hit the bricks. We’re sticking with hockey. The playoffs are about to start and nothing beats playoff hockey. The regular season was outstanding and several high powered teams are gearing up for battle. […]

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Big Ben: Elvis Andrus and Baby Shark, Do Do Do Do, Gunnar Solskjaer

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ARLINGTON, TX – With the NFL draft approaching, MLB off and running, the NCAA Final Four locked and loaded, and the NHL and NBA coming down the home stretch, there is plenty to talk about. But did you see that Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus chose Baby Shark as his walkout song? Everything else is […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Gronk-tirement, Giants’ Draft, deGrom Caution,Yankees’ Roster Tweaks

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STAMFORD, CT – We’re just a few days away from opening day, not counting whatever happened in Japan, and a month from the NFL draft. So, let’s talk about Rob Gronkowski hanging ‘em up, the NY Giants endless draft options, Jacob deGrom, and the Yankees’ Opening Day roster. The Gronk Even for the biggest Pats […]

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Big Ben: NFL Draft, Odell De-Beckale and Five Stages of Grief

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – In the aftermath of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, the last thing the sports world needs is another jack-monkey trying to make sense of it. One jack-monkey reporting for duty. The Odell Trade and the Five Stages of Grief. Denial “Hey, they need a lot more pieces than Odell,” I tried […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NY Giants Plug a Hole on Offense, but the Bad Defense Gets Even Worse

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East Rutherford, NJ: Things are looking up. We’re about ten days from spring, eighteen days from opening day, a month and a half from the NFL draft, and a month from Game of Thrones. As we shake off the chills of winter, the New York Giants are making moves with an eye on the fall. They jettisoned […]

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Big Ben: As QBs Start to Move, New York Giants Weigh Their Options

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East Rutherford, NJ – It’s 11 PM and I ain’t got nothin’ done. I don’t want to Karl Malone it in, so I’ll let it fly like Eli Manning and hope for a helmet catch. Speaking of the New York Giants and Eli… Who’s the next QB? In January I threw something together about the 2019 NFL […]

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Big Ben’s Fake Oscar Special – Mariano vs Marty

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Hollywood, CA: In 2018, over 104 million people watched the Super Bowl while only 27 million watched The Oscars. But the 2019 Super Bowl ratings were the lowest in the ten years. Sunday night’s Oscars had a 14 percent increase in viewers from last year. How much ground did the Oscars make up in 2019? Yeah, I […]

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Big Ben NHL Bombshell: Tough Decisions At The Deadline for NY Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – Around this time I usually think to myself, ‘Pitchers and catchers are in camp and February is almost over. Spring will be here soon!‘ Then I watch a few days of bland news stories with footage of CC covering first and speculation of which Triple-A All-Star is going to claim the Mets’ […]

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Big Ben: A Way Too Early, MLB Hot Stove Look At 2019 NY Yankees Roster

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THE VOID, USA – We’re deep in the sports void between the Super Bowl and spring training. And with the weather flopping around like Trump’s weave in windstorm, this year has been particularly sh!tacular. Let’s pass the time with a MLB Hot Stove look at the potential 2019 Opening Day New York Yankees roster. Assuming […]

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Big Ben: Things You Should Have Done Instead of Watching Horrible Super Bowl

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SNOOZEVILLE, USA – Was that Downton Abbey or the Super Bowl? Holy hell was that boring. The only thing worse than the game was the halftime show. Here’s are a few things I would have rather been doing than watching that game. 1. Listen to a season’s worth of questions to Bill Bellichick about the […]

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