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

Progress of Terence Davis II worth tracking ahead of Raptors’ trade deadline, Rising Stars rosters

Title: Progress of Terence Davis II worth tracking ahead of Raptors’ trade deadline, Rising Stars rosters
Date: January 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Terence Davis II trying to establish himself as a rotation piece, and as a byproduct, a possible participant in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 13. Wilco – A Ghost Is Born (2004)

Title: Columbia House Party: 13. Wilco – A Ghost Is Born (2004)
Date: January 27, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 13th episode of Columbia House Party, we’re joined by Steve Sladkowski, the guitarist for PUP, to discuss Wilco’s A Ghost is Born.

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@Stitcher :: bit.ly/stitcherhp Read an excerpt!

‘That’s my one guy that I put up on a pedestal’: Death of Kobe Bryant hits Raptors and Spurs players hard

Title: ‘That’s my one guy that I put up on a pedestal’: Death of Kobe Bryant hits Raptors and Spurs players hard
Date: January 26, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors and Spurs playing through the loss of Kobe Bryant, Bryant’s impact on the roster, and the bonds basketball creates. Read an excerpt!

Open Gym appearance

Title: Open Gym appearance
Date: January 24, 2020
Original Source: Open Gym
Synopsis: I made an appearance on the latest episode of Open Gym, discussing the impact Raptors 905 have had on the Raptors, specifically with respect to Fred VanVleet.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

Pascal Siakam shakes off mini-slump against Knicks: ‘I’m excited about it, getting back to being who I am’

Title: Pascal Siakam shakes off mini-slump against Knicks: ‘I’m excited about it, getting back to being who I am’
Date: January 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam bouncing back from a tough stretch to lift the Raptors against the Knicks and reaffirm his All-Star status. Read an excerpt!

Murphy: All your Raptors trade ideas for 2020 are bad and here’s why

Title: Murphy: All your Raptors trade ideas for 2020 are bad and here’s why
Date: January 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I did my annual pre-trade deadline mailbag column, analyzing the trade proposals of readers/followers. Read an excerpt!

Nobody saw Pascal Siakam’s unlikely rise to All-Star starter coming — except him

Title: Nobody saw Pascal Siakam’s unlikely rise to All-Star starter coming — except him
Date: January 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam being named an NBA All-Star starter, the latest checkpoint in the league’s unlikeliest development story. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld

Title: Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld
Date: January 22, 2020
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a quick guest appearance on the excellent podcast Sportsfeld, discussing the Raptors ahead of the deadline.
Check out the audio!

Raptors might be back to rotating starting lineups, putting all-bench units in a new light

Title: Raptors might be back to rotating starting lineups, putting all-bench units in a new light
Date: January 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about what a return to health means for the Raptors’ rotations and for the potential of all-bench lineups. Read an excerpt!

Radio/Podcast Appearance: Co-Hosting Good Show and Leafs Hour on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio/Podcast Appearance: Co-Hosting Good Show and Leafs Hour on Sportsnet 590
Date: January 21, 2020
Original Source: Good Show / Leafs Hour
Synopsis: I co-hosted Good Show (including Leafs Hour) on Sportsnet 590, discussing the winning streak of the healthy Raptors, the Maple Leafs at the trade deadline, the Blue Jays offeseason, and more. Check out the audio!