Ben Whitney

Big Ben Tuesday: Elephant Crushes Hunter in Zimbabwe, Tebow and the Trials of Job, and a Motivated Ereck Flowers

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Zimbabwe, Africa: There’s not much inspiration in New York sports lately. The Yankees are fun, but they’ve been well covered on these pages. Even making fun of the Mets is getting old, it’s like picking on the stupid kid. So let’s mix it up a little. F it Dude, let’s go bowling. Karma is a Dead Elephant […]

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Ben Ben Tuesday: Danger Signs in Yankee Land, Mets Crumbling, Giants OL Improvement

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – Oh man, I spaced on my column. I’ll blame it on my twin babies and a hockey game last night. A rough 5-1 loss, for those keeping track at home. Anyway, let me bang something out with the forethought of Trump firing a key official. The top story on SportsCenter is […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Dysfunctional Mets and Curious Case of the Giant “Toy”

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METSVILLE, USA – As the baseball season moves toward summer, things are looking bright in the Bronx but querulous in Queens with the Dysfunctional Mets. The NBA playoffs, on the other hand, are the worst warmup band ever. Can we get to the Cavs vs Warriors already? How Much is that Dildo in the Picture? […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NY Giants Get Players, Ignore Big Needs. How About Jets?

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PHILLY, PA: The New York Giants stuck to their tried and true draft strategy of taking the best available player, instead of drafting for need. They seem to have gotten some useful players again this year, but they failed to address weaknesses at O-line and linebacker. I appreciate not reaching for a guy based on […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Rangers Move on, Westbrook is the MVP, Daniel Murphy Tortures Mets Again, Eli Manning is Innocent

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Big Arm, Montana: There is a lot to talk about from the weekend, including, the New York Rangers moving on; Russell Westbrook banging out first half triple doubles, and Daniel Murphy continuing to be a thorn spike spear missile in the side of his former team. Let’s get to it. The Rangers Move On The […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Who Said It, Trump or Jackie Robinson? Snapshots of the Yanks, Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks

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MAR-A-LAGO, FL – It was Jackie Robinson Day in baseball on Saturday. The day when all players on all teams wear number 42 to celebrate the life of the great trailblazer. Meanwhile, Donald Trump was learning the intricacies of US foreign policy in ten minute sessions. Advisors are hoping he’ll only blunder his way into a […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA MVP Race for the Ages – Harden and Westbrook’s Season Rivals Robertson, Wilt and Russell

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HOUSTON, TX – Based on my peripheral view of the NBA MVP race, it’s hard to fathom how Russell Westbrook could average a triple double and not win it. But it happened to Oscar Roberson back in ’61-62, and a closer look at James Harden’s stats makes it look a lot less cut and dried. Let’s dig […]

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Big Ben Tuesday – NY Sports Quick Hitters: Knicks, Jets, Giants, Yankees, Mets, Rangers

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WHY NOT, NC – What a great NCAA Final! Just kidding. You didn’t think I was going to stay up that late for this column, did you? Not when the Hot Takes approach by DJ Eberle has always appealed to my ADDled brain. I can just make a few bad jokes about the last few […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Was Colin Kaepernick Blackballed?

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MOSQUITOVILLE, VT: The Washington Post said the NFL is basically blackballing Colin Kaepernick. Spike Lee agreed, saying on Instagram that it was “MAD fishy” and “stunk to the high heavens.” Maybe Spike’s MAD lingo should be blackballed? Anyway, let’s take a look. Blackballed? You can find some support without looking outside of New York City. […]

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Big Ben’s Hot Takes: Tom Brady’s Jersey Found, Dirk Nowitzki, Northwestern Hosed, Through Legs Lacrosse Shot

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DJ Eberle called in sick yesterday, so Hot Takes falls to me. I gotta have more Hot Takes! Let’s get to it. Tom Brady’s Jersey Great news, the FBI tracked down Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey! Trump spared no expense in recovering the game worn memento. Said Trump most likely, “It was the least I could do […]

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