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.
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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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Dual career nights show Raptors’ Paul Watson, Yuta Watanabe as kindred grinders, opportunists

Title: Dual career nights show Raptors’ Paul Watson, Yuta Watanabe as kindred grinders, opportunists
Date: April 16, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about dual career nights for a pair of Raptors’ grinders, Paul Watson Jr. and Yuta Watanabe. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: April 16, 2021
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the Raptors in standings purgatory and whether they’re tanking or just not prioritizing the same things for now.
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Video Podcast Appearance: Combo’s Court

Title: Video Podcast Appearance: Combo’s Court
Date: April 15, 2021
Original Source: Combo’s Court
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of Combo’s Court to discuss the Raptors struggles and more.

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Radio Appearance: Sic ‘Em 365

Title: Radio Appearance: Sic ‘Em 365
Date: April 14, 2021
Original Source: Sic ‘Em 365
Synopsis: I appeared on Sic ‘Em 365 radio in Texas to discuss the Raptors signing Baylor standout Freddie Gillespie.
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Malachi Flynn’s late 3-point barrage can’t mask another tough night for Raptors

Title: Malachi Flynn’s late 3-point barrage can’t mask another tough night for Raptors
Date: April 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Flynn’s late-game 3-point outburst making a bad Raptors game feel closer than it was, which is kind of the intention right now despite how frustrating it can be. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ Freddie Gillespie takes unbeaten path from DIII to the NBA: ‘He’s not a normal kid’

Title: Raptors’ Freddie Gillespie takes unbeaten path from DIII to the NBA: ‘He’s not a normal kid’
Date: April 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Freddie Gillespie’s unlikely path to the NBA, from chess club through Division III basketball and eventually to the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Khem Birch Signs w/ the Raptors + Getting to the Play In

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Khem Birch Signs w/ the Raptors + Getting to the Play In
Date: April 12, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the recent play of Malachi Flynn and Gary Trent Jr., the addition of Khem Birch, the struggles of Pascal Siakam, and more. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 74. Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me (2007)

Title: Columbia House Party: 74. Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me (2007)
Date: April 12, 2021
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 74th episode of Columbia House Party, we make Motion City Soundtrack the second two-time CHP band with a look at Even If It Kills Me.

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

Raptors’ first-half drudging of Cavaliers a perfect example of late-season developmental win

Title: Raptors’ first-half drudging of Cavaliers a perfect example of late-season developmental win
Date: April 10, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the good kind of late-season win for the Raptors, underwritten by meaningful development from their youth. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: April 9, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 to discuss the Raptors’ plan for the last 20 games of a lost season.

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