Ben Whitney

Big Ben Tuesday: The QB Shuffle Heats Up, What Will the Giants Do?

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Mount Doom, Mordor: Now that the NFL season is over, the QB Shuffle is about to heat up. With a strong crop of young guns coming out of college and a plethora of teams in need of a competent QB, the jockeying for position is sure to be intense. Not as intense as the Philly […]

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Big Ben’s Super Bowl Recap: Brick Hands Brady Terminated by Pederson’s Mighty Balls

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Now that the Super Bowl is over, it’s time to talk about the Knicks. They suck. Now back to football. That game had more plot twists than the episode of This is Us that followed. You know, according to my wife. I didn’t watch it. Anyhoo, let’s try to make some sense of one wild […]

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Big Ben’s Worst Super Bowl Match-up Ever Preview: Getting in Brady’s Head, What’s a Giants Fan To Do? Go Pats?!

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – I am trying to find something to care about in the Worst Super Bowl Match-up Ever. When I heard about Tom Brady’s hand injury ahead of the AFC Championship Game, it seemed like classic Belichick superfuge. This is a guy who does not use the “probable” designation or give more than a […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Things to do Instead of Watching the Worst Case Super Bowl

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  ANYWHERE BUT MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Man, I should have found a reason to boycott this NFL season. Jacksonville had Michael Myers on his back, but instead of driving the knife into his chest, they ran away and let him get up to kill again. But Mike’s killing spree was nothing compared to the Bloodbath […]

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Big Ben Whitney: The Wild Vikings Finish in Minnesota Needs a Nickname

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The walk off touchdown by the Minnesota Vikings was one memorable play. But it needs a good nickname like “The Catch,” “The Immaculate Reception,” and “The Holy Roller.” I’ve heard it called “The Miracle in Minneapolis“ but that’s too close to “The Music City Miracle.” We can do better. I’ve scoured the interwebs, […]

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Big Ben’s Wildcard Ramblings: Saints and Giants Trading Places, Belichick Losing it, Andy Reid Chokes Again

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STAMFORD, CT – I don’t know who told you I forget to write something for today, but it’s a lie. A very stable genius like me would never forget, in spite of a late hockey game and one-year old twins who just would not let me sleep last night. I’m not stalling at all right […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: A Wacky NFL Week 17 and Knee Jerk Wildcard Predictions

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Buffalo, NY: Happy New Year! Thanks for reading, Mom. May 2018 bring joy to you all, even Mets fans. NFL Week 17 brought a wild finish in the AFC, with four teams finishing 9-7. But the better wildcard games should be in the wide open NFC. Let’s try to make sense of some of the […]

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Big Ben Christmas Special: Yankee Bells, It’s Stanton’s Time in the City

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Yankee Bells, Yankee Bells It’s Christmas time in the South Bronx Dingers-ring, (dingers-ring) Watch them zing (watch them zing) Soon it will be Opening Day Judge home runs, Stanton home runs Sailing into the stands In the air there’s a feeling of parades Children laughing, big flies passing Watching bomb after bomb Over the Mets’ […]

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Big Ben NFC Playoffs Special, MC Hammer Helps Separate Pretenders and Contenders

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MISTLETOE, KY – It’s almost Christmas, so you know what that means. We’re just a few days away from one of those “What your favorite sports team wants for Christmas” columns. You know like The Mets – functioning groin muscles; The Yankees – someone to remove dents on the sports bar in center field.  But this week […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Cashman and Double-Agent Jeter Collude in Giancarlo Stanton Christmas Miracle

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SANTA’S WORKSHOP, NORTH POLE – It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christ-mas. The Yankees did some early shopping and reeled in the biggest fish, Giancarlo Stanton. And man, does he look sharp in pinstripes. The cacophony of whining that followed was like snack time at nursery school. The Empire Rises Deep in the bowels […]

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