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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: Trump’s Idiotic Suggestions for the Redskins, Indians, and Bubba Wallace

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STAMFORD, CT – Well folks, as we stumble into July the prospects of watching team sports has brightened slightly, but the damn virus is still on everybody’s mind. Our government’s response has been as graceful and sure-footed as Jose Canseco tracking a fly ball in right. And it all started at the top, with an […]

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Big Ben: A Quiz – How Well do you Remember the New York Rangers Cup Winning Game in 1994?

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STAMFORD, CT – There isn’t much going on around here that doesn’t make me want to borrow Spock’s ears and get in the ring with Mike Tyson. So let’s go back in time and have some fun. I recently re-watched the unforgettable New York Rangers ’94 Cup Winning Game 7, but it turns out that […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Bubba Wallace, Dave Portnoy Mets Owner, and Holding onto Hope for Sports in 2020

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Stamford, CT: Oh man, a crappy burger at my local diner never tasted so good. Welcome back to civilization! What else is going on? Lots of sh!te and it’s almost all bad. We got nooses, for crying out loud, an Amazin’ Mets ownership group coming together, and good ol’ Covid trying to take out team […]

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Big Ben: Hockey Starts to Crank it Up; New York Rangers ’94 Cup Winners vs 2020 Team

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BROADWAY, NY: Reason #9,347 hockey is better than baseball – they banged out a plan to restart the season over breakfast. No real hiccups so far. Baseball owners and players are fighting for the last few dollars like Mad Max and Immortan Joe fought for the last few gallons of gasoline. I caught Game 7 […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Three Great Speeches From Sports Movies to get us to the Covid Finish Line

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MOS EISLEY, USA – The first time my Beer League Hockey team made it to the finals we noticed NHL great Marty St. Louis coaching on the ice before our game. There was a sleek NY Rangers bag next to a fancy pair of shoes in our locker room. Of course the items turned out […]

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Big Ben: 2020 is a Ryan Leaf Sewage Sandwich. Race Wars, Pandemics, Poverty For Millions

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SCHITTSTORM USA: 2020 has been a helluva year so far, eh? January 2020: Well, I did a pretty good job of getting 2020 off to a crappy start. Febuary 2020: Hold my beer March 2020: Hold my bong April 2020: Hold my pipe May 2020: Hold my syringe June 2020: ??? Just when you thought […]

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Big Ben: Egregious Sports Errors in Football Movies

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STAMFORD, CT: Well, there’s finally been some movement on the sports front. The fat man sitting poolside for the past nine weeks drinking margaritas has finally struggled to his feet and is considering sticking a toe in the water. But there’s a long way to go before the monster cannonball. We’ll have to keep making […]

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Big Ben: Questions About Back to the Future, The ’80s Classic

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STAMFORD, CT – I’m not sure I even miss sports anymore. I’ve settled into a solitary existence, mistrusting everyone except my family and passing the time stockpiling ammunition [kidding]. I am going to support the effort, led by Angry Ward, to spin-off MTM into a ’80s movie review site called Steel Mattnolias. I’ll kick if […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: F Sports, A Review of Five Shows I’ve Binged During the Great Pandemic

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Stamford, CT: Covid, Murder Hornets, and snow in May; 2020 can F the F off already. I can’t even pretend to write about sports today. Wake me when something happens. Instead I present, A Review of Five Shows I’ve Binged During the Great Pandemic.* *Dramatization: I may not have watched all of them. The Last […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Are The Giants or Jets in Better Position?

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COVID CITY, USA – Helloooooooo May! Go home April, you’re drunk. The Giants and Jets earned high marks for their draft picks. Here I am, ready to tell you which team is in further along in their seemingly endless rebuilds. Are the Giants or Jets in Better Position? Let’s break it down, position by position. […]

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