Ben Whitney

Big Ben: Die Hard Proves NHL Superior to MLB

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STAMFORD, CT – As superfan Laila kissed the Cup during the Blues’ championship celebration, a tear rolled down my face. This was the first tear I’ve shed since I was six, when my dog Dozer was hit by a car. It was a heartwarming moment. (Laila, not Dozer.) As we move past eventful NBA and […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA, NHL Finals Drama, KD and Get Well Big Papi

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STAMFORD, CT – If this were a real blog, we would have an editor and maybe some occasional support. But here at MTM, we have an annoying jackass who stops by one a month to give us a hard time about capitalizing the “d” in deGrom or not capitalizing the “B” in LeBron. It is […]

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Big Ben Special: St Louis Blues 1 Win From Stanley Cup as Berube Works Over Refs

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BOSTON, MA – The Blues won game 5 in Boston, 2-1, taking a 3 games to 2 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. The game was not without controversy as the refs kept their whistles in their pockets for several plays that could have been penalties. After St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube complained about […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Boston Sucks, NHL and NBA Finals Predictions

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STAMFORD, CT – Billy Buckner died on Monday at 69 of dementia. If you were treated like Buckner by the Boston fans and media, you might want to forget who you were, too. Sure, they “forgave” him and gave him the #StandingOvation in 2008, but we all know that never would have happened had the […]

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Big Ben: Searching for the Next Ovibender; Stanley Cup Bingers

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SAN JOSE, CA: When the Caps won the Stanley Cup last season, Alexander Ovechkin went on a month long celebratory bender. In the process, he transformed himself from weird Russian buddy of Putin, to a partying legend. I’m looking at the four remaining teams in the NHL playoffs to see if anyone can pick up […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Wide Open NHL Playoffs, Yankees All-Star DL Lineup

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TAMPA BAY, FL – You thought your NCAA bracket was busted, how’s your NHL bracket looking? The top teams are getting knocked off like Yankees regulars and the NHL playoffs are wide pucking open. The top two teams are out. The two teams with the next best records, the Caps and Bruins, are going to […]

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Topping Tiger Woods. What Clemens, Vick, Rose, Dykstra, Harding Need to Do

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AUSGUSTA, GA –It was a big week in sports, but there was no bigger story than Tiger Woods, y’all. Tiger fell down the mountain in spectacular fashion. But on Sunday, he completed his eleven-year odyssey back to the top. No athlete has ever gotten back to the pinnacle of their sport after falling so hard. […]

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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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