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.

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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
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Podcast Appearance: Deep Thoughts with Mascots

Title: Podcast Appearance: Deep Thoughts with Mascots
Date: August 9, 2018
Original Source: Deep Thoughts with Mascots
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of the Deep Thoughts with Mascots podcast, talking general Raptors topics and a bunch of other random stuff. It was fun.
Check out the audio!

Murphy: What Lorenzo Brown highlights about year one of the NBA’s new two-way deals

Title: Murphy: What Lorenzo Brown highlights about year one of the NBA’s new two-way deals
Date: July 31, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I reflected on the first year of two-way contracts in the NBA, using Lorenzo Brown as an example to work through the decision process the new contract type introduced. Read an excerpt!

Brady Heslip, NBA reinforcements secure Crown League championship

Title: Brady Heslip, NBA reinforcements secure Crown League championship
Date: July 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Nike Crown League championship and Brady Heslip’s dominance over the Toronto summer basketball scene.
Read an excerpt!

Wolfpack throwing Quinn Ngawati, Rugby League’s first Canadian, into the lion’s den Saturday

Title: Wolfpack throwing Quinn Ngawati, Rugby League’s first Canadian, into the lion’s den Saturday
Date: July 26, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Toronto Wolfpack 19-year-old Quinn Ngawati, the first Canadian to play professional Rugby League. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Toby Talks Sports

Title: Podcast Appearance: Toby Talks Sports
Date: July 25, 2018
Original Source: Toby Talks Sports
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the Toby Talks Sports podcast to discuss the Raptors acquisition of Kawhi Leonard.
Check out the audio!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: July 25, 2018
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to discuss the Raptors’ acquisition of Kawhi Leonard.
Check out the audio!

Murphy: What Summer League tell us about the Raptors’ future plans

Title: Murphy: What Summer League tell us about the Raptors’ future plans
Date: July 24, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided some takeaways from Las Vegas Summer League, including notes on each player who suited up for the Raptors and some general strategy and market thoughts. Read an excerpt!

Crown League gives Toronto’s basketball elite — and a growing fanbase — a summer haven

Title: Crown League gives Toronto’s basketball elite — and a growing fanbase — a summer haven
Date: July 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Nike Crown League, which continues to grow into a marquee summer event for Toronto’s basketball elite.
Read an excerpt!

Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson trades his bat for title belt, brainbusters at Slammiversary main event

Title: Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson trades his bat for title belt, brainbusters at Slammiversary main event
Date: July 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Curtis Granderson’s involvement in Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary event, his wrestling fandom, and Impact’s growth under new ownership.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: CT Sports Radio

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on CT Sports Radio
Date: July 20, 2018
Original Source: CT Sports Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on CT Sports Radio to discuss the Raptors’ acquisition of Kawhi Leonard. Check out the audio!

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