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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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Mailbag

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Mailbag
Date: January 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I open up the mailbag to discuss the 7-10 Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Stanley Johnson emerges with a new role in the Raptors rotation

Title: Stanley Johnson emerges with a new role in the Raptors rotation
Date: January 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Stanley Johnson changing his game to become the rare failed lottery pick with a second act in the NBA. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 63. Foxing – Nearer My God (2018)

Title: Columbia House Party: 63. Foxing – Nearer My God (2018)
Date: January 25, 2021
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 63rd episode of Columbia House Party, we get a little more recent to discuss a modern favorite, Foxing’s Nearer My God.

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OG Anunoby leads Raptors to best win of the season against Pacers

Title: OG Anunoby leads Raptors to best win of the season against Pacers
Date: January 24, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors pulling out their best win of the season, down two of their stars. Read an excerpt!

Without Lowry, Raptors respond after bad performance by routing Heat

Title: Without Lowry, Raptors respond after bad performance by routing Heat
Date: January 22, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ up-and-down blowout of the Heat without Kyle Lowry, a possible glimpse of the future. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Today RTX appearance

Title: Raptors Today RTX appearance
Date: January 19, 2021
Original Source: Raptors Facebook and NBA TV Canada
Synopsis: I made an appearance on the latest episode of Raptors Today, discussing the Raptors, the NBA’s celebration of MLK Day, and more for a segment called RTX.

Check it out.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors 3-0 week

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors 3-0 week
Date: January 19, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ three-game winning streak to right the ship. Read an excerpt!

Fred VanVleet’s offence improving for Raptors despite trouble around the rim

Title: Fred VanVleet’s offence improving for Raptors despite trouble around the rim
Date: January 18, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Fred VanVleet’s offensive progression to start the 2020-21 season. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Roundhouse kicks, defense, Stanimal, and the All-McPoyle team via Mailbag w/ Blake Murphy – Raptors Weekly Podcast

Title: Podcast Appearance: Roundhouse kicks, defense, Stanimal, and the All-McPoyle team via Mailbag w/ Blake Murphy – Raptors Weekly Podcast
Date: January 18, 2021
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I ran it back to my old home at Raptors Republic for a mailbag podcast about the Raptors tough start.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

Columbia House Party: 62. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000)

Title: Columbia House Party: 62. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000)
Date: January 18, 2021
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 62nd episode of Columbia House Party, we’re joined by Elamin Abdelmahmoud to discuss Linkin Park’s monstrously successful and influential debut, Hybrid Theory.

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