Ben Whitney

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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Big Ben Tuesday: New York Giants Draft Recap, Gettleman Doesn’t Blow It

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SHELTERINPLACE, CT – I’ll follow in the footsteps of Junoir’s Jets recap with my own New York Giants Draft Recap. Ain’t much else going on in here. F’ it Dude, let’s go bowling. First Rounder Dave Gettleman’s pre-draft comments seemed to indicate that he would prioritize the offensive line over the jackknife defender Isaiah Simmons. […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Draft Predictions for the New York Giants

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BRONXVILLE, NY – We’re two days away from the NFL Draft and I’ve got Goodell-of-a boner. With respect to my colleagues, recent chat about pick-off moves, bunts, and press conferences haven’t exactly moved the needle… so to speak. Wait, raised the bridge – let’s go with that. Without further ado, here are some Draft Predictions for […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Looking For a Return to Normalcy Through New York Sports

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Quarantine Log – Week 72, Day 4,209. My yard has never looked so good. I’ve listened to a year’s worth of saved podcasts and binge watched everything recommended by anyone I’ve ever met. I’ve heard Into the Unknown from Frozen 2 enough to make me want to jam ice picks in my ears. I’ve crunched […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Quarantine Concepts That Would Work in Sports – Joe Exotic, James Dolan, Jerry Jeudy

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Covid City, USA: April 7th already? This month is flying by. I fired my one bullet last week with the NFL draft and I’m running on fumes. The other night I watched the US Women’s soccer team play Brazil a few years ago. The US came back from a 3-1 lead with 3 goals in […]

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Make it to The NFL Draft; Dave Gettleman Tries to Save His Job

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QUARANTINE, CT – We’re about three and a half weeks from the first relevant sporting event in eons; The NFL Draft. For our New York Giants, Dave Gettleman needs to crush it this time around if he wants to keep his job. Nine wins in two seasons is not going to get it done. The […]

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