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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: Rapid Fire NFL Week 15 and Hedging Giants’ Misery

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Indianapolis, IN: NFL Week 15 is in the books and we’re separating the contenders from the pretenders, the wheat from the chaff, and the wanna-bes and the bes. Let’s rapid fire this b!tch. Eli Manning was playing his way back onto the Giants’ 2018 roster, said the NFL Network last week. Whoops. It was a […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Giants SAQuash Skins, Pats Lose on Miracle Rugby Play

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WASHINGTON, DC – It was an enjoyable NFL Week 14, highlighted for me by the Redsucks gettingSaquashed in Washington and the Pats losing on the lateral play that never works. Let’s get to it. Snyder SAQued It’s been ages since the Giants put 40 on anyone. It was great to see them do it against […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Eli Manning The Dichotomous. Puzzling/Possible Hall of Fame Career

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CANTON, OH – In watching the Giants beat the Bears, despite blowing a 10-point lead with under two minutes left, I was made aware of some interesting stats. Eli Manning’s 2018 completion percentages and QB rating are career highs. Huh? Even the most ardent Eli supporter would have a tough time saying Eli is having […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Things We Got Way too Excited About, Way Too Early – Mark Sanchez, Kevin Maas, the 2018 Mets

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The North Pole: It’s that time of year everyone! The Post-Thanksgiving bliss when every retailer in the land (which in six months will just mean “Amazon”), can quit the pretense and get serious about slamming holiday “bargains” down our throats. Chill back, it’s not even December. But in that spirit, let’s take a look at […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: King Lundqvist Passing Legends Plante and Sawchuk

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King City, Ontario: Sure, I could spit out something about the Giants beating up on the dregs of the league or I could finally write the long awaited (I assume) retrospective on the Yankees season. But I’m thinking about The King on Broadway, Henrik Lundqvist and his ascension up the ladder of the all time […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Grim Days for NY Football; Giants Should’ve Drafted Nelson, Samchize Darnold?

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TURD CITY, USA – We’re through NFL Week 10 and the cream is rising to the top. Or in the case of the NY teams, the fecal matter is sinking to the bottom. Look out Giants, the Jets elbowed their way back into the race for the City’s foulest pile of dung, with a massive […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Beer Chugging Canadian Shows the No Fun League the Way

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Stamford, CT: The “No Fun League” is at it again, relentless in its quest to piss me off. Sure, they took the shackles off and have allowed some fun celebrations, but there is still plenty of stupidity to go around. Battle of the GOATs Let’s start in Foxborough, where a couple of GOATs had a showdown. […]

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Big Ben Tuesday – Angry NFL Grumblings: Controversial Plays from NFL Week 8, a Chaperone Service for NFL Athletes

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Stamford, CT: Sooooo, the Giants are garbage, the Red Sox just won another World Series and sang New York New York in the clubhouse, and the Rangers rebuild is a long way from bearing fruit. I may quit watching sports. How about some NFL Week 8 Observations? Let’s get this over with. Appreciation In one […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Comical Recap of New York Giants Loss to Atlanta Live Blog

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Atlanta, GA: As ridiculous as the NFC East is, the New York Giants had a chance to at least keep things interesting with a win in Atlanta. It’s hard to picture the Giants secondary being able to match up with the Falcons receivers, but you never know. As I write, the score is 13-6. The […]

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Big Ben Whitney: NFL Knee-Jerks, Chiefs vs Patriots Shootout in Classy “Foxborough”

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FOXBOROUGH, MA – I am hoping Management will let me write a few extra posts this week, so I can put as many words as possible between my name and last week’s Giants’ Optimism turd sandwich. Can we agree to never mention it again? Thanks. Otherwise, it was a pretty exciting NFL week 6, highlighted […]

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