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
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Dissecting a wild Raptors-Pacers season series and its potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting a wild Raptors-Pacers season series and its potential playoff implications
Date: February 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ four-game season series with the Pacers, looking for takeaways in the event they meet up in the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 17. +44 – When Your Heart Stops Beating (2006)

Title: Columbia House Party: 17. +44 – When Your Heart Stops Beating (2006)
Date: February 24, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 17th episode of Columbia House Party, we take a look at a major What-If moment in pop-punk, the Mark-and-Travis blink-182 hiatus side project +44.

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Radio Appearance: Raptors 905 show on AM 960

Title: Radio Appearance: Raptors 905 show on AM 960
Date: February 21, 2020
Original Source: Sauga AM 960
Synopsis: I appeared on Sauga AM 960’s weekly Raptors 905 show to discuss my week embedded with Raptors 905. Check out the audio!

Raptors’ unconventional 3-point shot-blocking on full display against Suns

Title: Raptors’ unconventional 3-point shot-blocking on full display against Suns
Date: February 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ ability to block 3-point shots and what that does to opposing offences. Read an excerpt!

15 bold preseason Raptors predictions check-in: The hits, misses and a mea culpa

Title: 15 bold preseason Raptors predictions check-in: The hits, misses and a mea culpa
Date: February 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the end of the Raptors franchise-record 15-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!

Sitting Couchside (Raptors/Leon’s) video appearance

Title: Sitting Couchside (Raptors/Leon’s) video appearance
Date: February 18, 2020
Original Source: Raptors YouTube
Synopsis: I was a part of the Sitting Couchside series, a collaboration between the Raptors and Leon’s looking back at the team’s 25-year history.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

‘You’re really not far’: A week in the NBA’s minor league, where a moment could change everything

Title: ‘You’re really not far’: A week in the NBA’s minor league, where a moment could change everything
Date: February 17, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I spent a week with Raptors 905, the minor league affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, writing about what life is like in the G League and why so many players fight through such a tough grind with slim chances at achieving their dream. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: BONUS: Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material

Title: Columbia House Party: BONUS: Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
Date: February 17, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the latest Patreon bonus episode of Columbia House Party, we went outside of our wheelhouse to analyze Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material, the prelude to her crossover breakthrough on Golden Hour.

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Columbia House Party: 16. blink-182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)

Title: Columbia House Party: 16. blink-182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)
Date: February 17, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 16th episode of Columbia House Party, we take a look at an undeniably seminal pop-punk record, blink-182’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.

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Apparently you can’t win ’em all: 15 notes from the end of the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak

Title: Apparently you can’t win ’em all: 15 notes from the end of the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak
Date: February 12, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the end of the Raptors franchise-record 15-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!