Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Story

Title: Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Story
Date: November 29, 2019
Original Source: Flanker Press
Synopsis: I wrote a book! I helped Canadian basketball legend Carl English tell the story of his life and his career as co-author of his autobiography.
Read the full article!

Raptors Reporter at The Athletic

Title: Raptors Reporter at The Athletic
Date: September 24, 2018 (but really October 18, 2016)
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: After two years of freelancing for The Athletic regularly, I joined them full-time and exclusively for the 2018-19 season. I’ll be primarily covering the Toronto Raptors, filling in any coverage gaps with the Blue Jays, Wolfpack, or Canada Basketball as well. You can find my archive from The Athletic here.

Freelance Sportswriter & Podcast Host

Title: Freelance Sportswriter & Podcast Host
Date: March 15, 2007
Original Source: All over the place
Synopsis: You could previously find me all over the place, and I’d post a link to everything on BlakeMurphy.com except for my Raptors Republic and Rotographs work. Since signing with The Athletic full-time, the bulk of my work will be found there, with only occasional, non-basketball content showing up elsewhere.

I also host the Raptors Reasonablists podcast at The Athletic and co-host of the music podcast Columbia House Party.

The Athletic
Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
Fangraphs
More

Murphy and Koreen: Raptors could be legends of the fall at Last Chance Saloon

Title: Murphy and Koreen: Raptors could be legends of the fall at Last Chance Saloon
Date: May 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I discussed what’s gone wrong for the Raptors in what will likely be their first non-playoff season in almost a decade. Read an excerpt!

Yuta Watanabe, Jalen Harris and unlikely groups keep Raptors close with Clippers, show growth on 1-3 trip

Title: Yuta Watanabe, Jalen Harris and unlikely groups keep Raptors close with Clippers, show growth on 1-3 trip
Date: May 4, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a spirited losing effort with a few young contributors chipping in, which is about all you can hope for right now. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Lakers Destroyers

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Lakers Destroyers
Date: May 3, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors upsetting the Lakers, their play-in chances, reader Qs, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Another clutch loss to Jazz, lottery and playoff odds, Malachi Flynn’s play and more

Title: Raptors Report: Another clutch loss to Jazz, lottery and playoff odds, Malachi Flynn’s play and more
Date: May 1, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about another close Raptors loss to the Jazz, with some notebook-style points on playoff and lottery odds, and more. Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby’s growth as a scorer has been bright spot in season of despair for Raptors

Title: OG Anunoby’s growth as a scorer has been bright spot in season of despair for Raptors
Date: April 29, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the very important growth OG Anunoby is showing in his offensive game. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Official with Freddie + No one happy after a 2-2 week

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Official with Freddie + No one happy after a 2-2 week
Date: April 28, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the promotion of Freddie Gillespie and why a 2-2 week serves nobody. Read an excerpt!

Lowry-to-Birch, Anunoby offense, a bench trio; The Raptors might finally have a bit of rotation stability

Title: Lowry-to-Birch, Anunoby offense, a bench trio; The Raptors might finally have a bit of rotation stability
Date: April 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors getting a rare semblance of stability in their rotation at a very necessary juncture. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 75B. Farewell Tour: Emptying the Run Sheet

Title: Columbia House Party: 75B. Farewell Tour: Emptying the Run Sheet
Date: April 26, 2021
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, we run through the episodes we didn’t get to do before going on a probably permanent hiatus.

@iTunes :: bit.ly/ituneshp
@Spotify :: bit.ly/spotifyhp
@Stitcher :: bit.ly/stitcherhp Read an excerpt!

Is Freddie Gillespie the best 10-day signing in Raptors history? We rank to find out

Title: Is Freddie Gillespie the best 10-day signing in Raptors history? We rank to find out
Date: April 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I ranked the 31 players to play on 10-day contracts for the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Video Event Appearance: FADED Comedy’s Drunk Spelling Bee

Title: Video Event Appearance: FADED Comedy’s Drunk Spelling Bee
Date: April 23, 2021
Original Source: FADED
Synopsis: I participated in FADED Comedy’s Drunk Spelling Bee live on Twitch.

Check out the audio!