Ben Whitney

Big Ben: Questionable Yankees ALCS Roster, NFL Missteps re Flags, PI Challenge

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BRONX, NY: You’re probably here expecting a boring 1,500 words on the Yankees’ chances. Not today my loyal reader(s)… But I’ll find some way to bore you, rest assured. Let’s go with the Yankees ALCS Roster and stupidity re the NFL Flag-Fest & Pass Interference Challenge Rule. Houston, We Have a Roster Problem Instead of […]

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Big Ben Whitney: The Yankees Sweep, Poor Situational Hitting, Odell in Hell

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SWEEPSVILLE, NYC: The Browns vs Niners game was brutal, so I stuck with baseball. I thought you said these weren’t the same old Twins?  Seven runs in three games – I think they’re quite similar. The New York Yankees just  finished off the sweep. I’m going to start typing and see what happens. Let’s make […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: DJ LaMahieu is the MVP and Bryce Harper is a Bust. Right?

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Bronx, NY: DJ LeMahieu was an under-the-radar signing by the Yankees, expected to be a utility man and depth player. Bryce Harper was the off-season’s prized free agent, signing a $330 million dollar deal with the Phillies. LeMahieu had an MVP caliber season, while Harper was booed by the home crowd on opening day and […]

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Big Ben Friday Special: What to Make of Fast/Slow NFL Starts

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Hello? Fine, I’ll do it. After three weeks of football, the picture is getting a little clearer. But it’s not that clear. Some teams have benefited from an easy schedule and might not be legit. And some of the slow starters can still get back in it. I’m here to help separate the weeds from […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Dazzling, Dominating Debut of the Dapper Danny Dimes

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Big Blue Heaven – Ladies and Gentleman, we have our QB. I’m not here to gush about Mr. Daniel Jones. No wait, it’s the opposite. That’s exactly why I’m here. It was late in the first half and the New York Giants had the ball down 25-10. They needed a lift before the half. They […]

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Big Ben on Lying Scumbags: Gregg Williams Uses “It Wasn’t Me” Defense & Bill Belichick Plays Dumb

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – There’s an old Eddie Murphy bit in Raw where he advises a man caught cheating to deny it no matter what. “I saw you coming out of her house!” Response: “It wasn’t me.” Well, the deny everything defense has caught on. A few days ago Don the Con blamed energy-saving light […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Bad Start for New York Football, Pats are Worst Franchise Ever

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A SWAMP IN NJ – Sooooooo, who’s ready for some Daniel Jones? It was a rough weekend for the New York football teams. The Jets blew a heart-breaker and the Giants just blew. On the other hand, the New England Patriots looked unbeatable and oh-by-the-way, added one of the best receivers in the league, albeit […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Dolphins Get Big Haul for Tunsil, Revisiting the Giants Draft Disaster in 2016

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Under the Sea: Just like that, in the blink of a Khalil Mack swim move, the summer is over. I’m back from a vacation highlighted by a swim with dolphins. Ok, that’s a lie, but speaking of dolphins in a tank, that was some haul the Dolphins got for Laremy Tunsil. They got more than […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Three Scenarios for Giants’ Season & Switch to Danny Dimes

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VACATION SPOT, USA – With a stellar pre-season, the Daniel Jones haters have shut up to go eat their crow. Expectations have changed in Big Blueville, but Elisha Nelson Manning will not go quietly to pasture. With a solid preseason of his own and renewed vigor, Eli is looking for one more miracle run. With […]

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Big Ben: Are Yankees Built for Post-Season? Refuting Red-Face Johnny & Haters

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STAMFORD, CT – I went out to run some errands on Saturday – some real and some invented – to give me time to have a beer and catch a few innings of the New York Yankees game when my twin toddlers finally went down for a nap. But much to my dismay, my local […]

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