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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Columbia House Party: 41. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous (2004)

Title: Columbia House Party: 41. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous (2004)
Date: August 10, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 41st episode of Columbia House Party, we’re joined by Jeff Rosenstock (!) to discuss Rilo Kiley’s most excellent album More Adventurous.

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Raptors ‘pitch our ace’ for two elite quarters in victory over Grizzlies

Title: Raptors ‘pitch our ace’ for two elite quarters in victory over Grizzlies
Date: August 9, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors turning in two elite quarters against the Grizzlies, enough to secure a win even with Memphis in desperation mode. Read an excerpt!

Guest Lecture – Flying Books’ How to Cover Hoops

Title: Guest Lecture – Flying Books’ How to Cover Hoops
Date: August 8, 2020
Original Source: Flying Books
Synopsis: I made an appearance as a guest lecturer in William Lou’s Flying Books class on how to cover basketball.
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Dissecting the Raptors-Celtics season series and potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting the Raptors-Celtics season series and potential playoff implications
Date: August 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ season series with the Celtics and what can be taken from that series for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: CBC Here and Now

Title: Radio Appearance: CBC Here and Now
Date: August 7, 2020
Original Source: CBC Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on CBC’s Here and Now to discuss my mystery story on what happened to The Naismith Cup.
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Columbia House Party: Singles: Two Tongues – Crawl

Title: Columbia House Party: Singles: Two Tongues – Crawl
Date: August 7, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the latest mini-episode of Columbia House Party, we take a quick look at Two Tongues, the Say Anything-Saves the Day supergroup.

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As the Raptors and Grizzlies prepare for a throwback, where is the Naismith Cup?

Title: As the Raptors and Grizzlies prepare for a throwback, where is the Naismith Cup?
Date: August 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explored the history – and mystery – of The Naismith Cup, an old Canadian basketball relic that seems to be missing. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: August 6, 2020
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590, discussing the Raptors’ 3-0 start in the NBA’s relaunch.

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Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic

Title: Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic
Date: August 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ bench finally breaking through in the bubble, the defence of Marc Gasol and OG Anunoby, and more. Read an excerpt!

Jordan Loyd’s long, pandemic-induced wait for his Raptors championship ring

Title: Jordan Loyd’s long, pandemic-induced wait for his Raptors championship ring
Date: August 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jordan Loyd’s long wait to receive his NBA Championship ring, what lockdown was like alone in Spain, and more. Read an excerpt!