NBA TV Canada: The Hangout television appearance

Title: NBA TV Canada: The Hangout television appearance
Date: November 17, 2016
Original Source: NBA TV Canada
Synopsis: I was a guest on the latest episode of NBA TV Canada’s The Hangout, discussing the Raptors, DeMarcus Cousins, Phil Jackson’s “posse” comments, and more.

I’ll post video when I have it. The show is airing at 5:30 and 10:30 pm on Weednesday, 12:30, 7, and 9:30 am and 2pm Thursday.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

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Managing Editor at Raptors Republic

Title: Managing Editor at Raptors Republic
Date: October 26, 2015 (July 21, 2009, really)
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I’m trying something new starting with the 2015-16 NBA season. I left my post as Senior NBA News Editor at theScore in order to try my hand at full-time freelancing for a year. Part of that change includes me taking over Raptors Republic on a full-time basis as the site’s Managing Editor.

That means I’m responsible for the content you see there, drumming up ad revenue and sponsorship, organizing our annual events, and managing the staff. I’ll be doing way more writing for the site, too, which is the big change here. It also means there will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Raptors Republic archive, in addition to this site, where my non-RR stuff will still appear.

Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs

Title: Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs
Date: January 21, 2016
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: I’ve started back up at Rotographs on what’s close to a full-time basis. I’ll be contributing at least four pieces a week and, once the season starts, be manning the larger side of their Roto Riteup platoon, providing a for-your-coffee breakdown of the prior day’s baseball happenings.

There will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Rotographs archive, in addition to this site, where anything I write for the Fangraphs side will definitely still appear.

Freelance Sportswriter

Title: Freelance Sportswriter
Date: March 15, 2007
Original Source: All over the place
Synopsis: You can generally find me all over the place, and I post a link to everything on BlakeMurphy.com except for my Raptors Republic and Rotographs work, but just in case, allow me a quick drop of where you can find me.

Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
Fangraphs
The Athletic
More

Former NBA news editor at theScore

Title: NBA news editor at theScore
Date: Aug. 20, 2013 – Oct. 25, 2015
Original Source: theScore
Synopsis: Hey, so I had a cool job where I waspaid to write sports news for 40 hours a week.

Primarily covering the NBA (but sometimes NCAAB and occasionally MMA, NFL, or MLB), I covered breaking news for what’s grown into the second-biggest mobile sports news app in North America. That meant staying current with news, injuries, lineups, systems, quotes, and more, on a daily basis in an unpredictable newsroom environment.

Alerting thousands of team and league subscribers to the latest real-time news with the proper context required a breadth of league-specific knowledge – I’m intimately familiar with the NBA’s CBA, every player and team league-wide, the D-League, international leagues and international competition, and league history. I was on the desk for events like the opening of free agency, two NBA Finals, the Donald Sterling scandal and subsequent trial, retirements, league-altering trades and signings, and much more.

I was also responsible for our NBA draft coverage in 2014 and 2015, writing full scouting reports on all first-round prospects and pre-writing posts for every potential draft pick for use on draft night.

If you’re ever curious what all of that work looked like, everything I wrote there can be found here. For the purposes of this site, I haven’t posted any of my content from theScore, though I may eventually add links to some of my favorite works.

Everyone on the Raptors is raving about Fred VanVleet’s off-season, except Fred VanVleet

Title: Everyone on the Raptors is raving about Fred VanVleet’s off-season, except Fred VanVleet
Date: September 26, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet’s impressive offseason, one he doesn’t care much to talk about until he can carry it over to the regular season.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: September 25, 2017
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to discuss Raptors’ media day.
Check out the audio!

Podcast Appearance: Almighty Ballin

Title: Podcast Appearance: Almighty Ballin
Date: September 25, 2017
Original Source: Almighty Ballin
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Chris Axmann’s Almighty Ballin podcast to preview the Toronto Raptors’ 2017-18 season.
Read the full article!

Facebook Live Appearance: Raptors HQ media day

Title: Facebook Live Appearance: Raptors HQ media day
Date: September 25, 2017
Original Source: Raptors HQ
Synopsis: I joined Raptors HQ on their Facebook Live channel to wrap up Raptors media day.
Check out the audio!

NBA hopes venture into eSports pays off big for the league: ‘We see huge potential’

Title: NBA hopes venture into eSports pays off big for the league: ‘We see huge potential’
Date: September 22, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the NBA’s foray into the world of eSports with the launch of their NBA 2K league.
Read an excerpt!

What would a Norman Powell contract extension look like for the Raptors?

Title: What would a Norman Powell contract extension look like for the Raptors?
Date: September 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined whether or not Norman Powell may be amenable to a contract extension with the Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Weekly Podcast – Hoop Talks with Keith Boyarsky

Title: Raptors Weekly Podcast – Hoop Talks with Keith Boyarsky
Date: September 18, 2017
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: The latest edition of Raptors Weekly podcast comes live from The Drake.
Read the full article!

CFL Shows It’s Serious About Player Safety with Important Rule Changes

Title: CFL Shows It’s Serious About Player Safety with Important Rule Changes
Date: September 14, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the CFL eliminating all full-contact padded practices during the season and adding an additional bye week in the name of player safety.
Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Game Theory

Title: Podcast Appearance: Game Theory
Date: September 8, 2017
Original Source: Game Theory with Sam Vecenie
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Sam Vecenie’s Game Theory podcast to preview the NBA’s Atlantic Division for 2017-18.
Read the full article!

Podcast Appearance: Dunc’d On

Title: Podcast Appearance: Dunc’d On
Date: August 17, 2017
Original Source: Dunc’d On with Nate Duncan
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Nate Duncan’s Dunc’d On podcast, reviewing the Toronto Raptors’ offseason and teeing up their 2017-18 campaign.
Read the full article!