Managing Editor at Raptors Republic

Title: Managing Editor at Raptors Republic
Date: October 26, 2015 (July 21, 2009, really)
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I’m trying something new starting with the 2015-16 NBA season. I left my post as Senior NBA News Editor at theScore in order to try my hand at full-time freelancing for a year. Part of that change includes me taking over Raptors Republic on a full-time basis as the site’s Managing Editor.

That means I’m responsible for the content you see there, drumming up ad revenue and sponsorship, organizing our annual events, and managing the staff. I’ll be doing way more writing for the site, too, which is the big change here. It also means there will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Raptors Republic archive, in addition to this site, where my non-RR stuff will still appear.

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Freelance Sportswriter

Title: Freelance Sportswriter
Date: March 15, 2007
Original Source: All over the place
Synopsis: You can generally find me all over the place, and I post a link to everything on BlakeMurphy.com except for my Raptors Republic and Rotographs work, but just in case, allow me a quick drop of where you can find me.

Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
Fangraphs
The Athletic
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Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?

Title: Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at possible ways the Raptors could move into the draft, since they are without a pick this year. Read an excerpt!

Nick Nurse Leading the Raptors Feels Like a Good Fit, Bad Optics Be Damned

Title: Nick Nurse Leading the Raptors Feels Like a Good Fit, Bad Optics Be Damned
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the Raptors’ hiring of Nick Nurse and how it projects to be much better than the optics might suggest.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 15 – Raptors’ pick-less draft preview

Title: Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 15 – Raptors’ pick-less draft preview
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, previewing the NBA Draft.
Read the full article!

The Raptors are trying hard to navigate the pre-draft process without a pick

Title: The Raptors are trying hard to navigate the pre-draft process without a pick
Date: June 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided a look inside the Raptors’ pre-draft process without a draft pick. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 12 – Sliding doors

Title: Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 12 – Sliding Doors
Date: June 12, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, running through offseason scenarios.
Read the full article!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E31 – Hello, Nurse

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E31 – Hello, Nurse
Date: June 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ hiring of Nick Nurse.
Read an excerpt!

Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

Title: Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever
Date: June 11, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Kenny Omega finally winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at NJPW Dominion, the end of a two-year title reign for Kazuchika Okada, and the best wrestling match I’ve ever seen.
Read an excerpt!

Kay’s Ways: First-ever signing still at forefront of Toronto Wolfpack success

Title: Kay’s Ways: First-ever signing still at forefront of Toronto Wolfpack success
Date: June 8, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Toronto Wolfpack winger Liam Kay, the team’s first-ever signing, top try-scorer, and de facto face of the franchise. Read an excerpt!

The Toronto Wolfpack are back, one division higher and no less a force

Title: The Toronto Wolfpack are back, one division higher and no less a force
Date: June 7, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the ascendant Toronto Wolfpack, a jump to Rugby League’s second division, and a return home after months playing on the road. Read an excerpt!

Get Ready for Another All-Time Classic from Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada

Title: Get Ready for Another All-Time Classic from Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada
Date: June 7, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about NJPW Dominion, an incredible years-long feud between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, and a fourth installment that could threaten “best of all time” status.
Read an excerpt!

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