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: BONUS: May Mailbag

Title: Columbia House Party: BONUS: May Mailbag
Date: May 30, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the latest Patreon bonus episode of Columbia House Party, we open up the mailbag to talk a little more about us, bands whose most popular song is their best song, and more.

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Columbia House Party: Singles: IDLES – Mr. Motivator

Title: Columbia House Party: Singles: IDLES – Mr. Motivator
Date: May 29, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the latest mini-episode of Columbia House Party, we discuss the rare band that hits for only one of us and how certain artists land outside of the Venn Diagram overlap.

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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Checks and Balances: Format Forecasts, Projected Paths to the Finals + Pre-Draft Prep with Jama Mahlalela

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Checks and Balances: Format Forecasts, Projected Paths to the Finals + Pre-Draft Prep with Jama Mahlalela
Date: May 29, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss potential NBA return-to-play scenarios and bring on Raptors 905 head coach Jama Mahlalela to discuss this year’s Raptors prospects and how the organization approaches the draft. Read an excerpt!

Draft profiles: 6 guards the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick

Title: Draft profiles: 6 guards the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick
Date: May 29, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about six guards the Raptors could take a look at with the No. 28 pick in the draft. Read an excerpt!

Top 100 NBA Players to Finish the Season

Title: Top 100 NBA Players to Finish the Season
Date: May 29, 2020
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: At Raptors Republic, i chipped in with a few player blurbs in Samson Folk’s NBA top 100.
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Sports and TV Week: Our 50 favorite scripted sports episodes and scenes

Title: Sports and TV Week: Our 50 favorite scripted sports episodes and scenes
Date: May 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: At The Athletic, I wrote a few blurbs on Frasier, Friends, and Married…with Children for our collection of the best sports-themed TV episodes.
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Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part V: Which rumoured playoff format intrigues you the most?

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part V: Which rumoured playoff format intrigues you the most?
Date: May 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition looked at how some rumored return-to-play formats could affect the Raptors.
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Draft profiles: 6 bigs the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick

Title: Draft profiles: 6 bigs the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick
Date: May 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about six bigs the Raptors could take a look at with the No. 28 pick in the draft. Read an excerpt!

Steven LeBron Radio – Episode 45: WrestleMania X (1994)

Title: Steven LeBron Radio – Episode 45: WrestleMania X (1994)
Date: May 27, 2020
Original Source: Steven LeBron Radio
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of Steven LeBron Radio to break down WrestleMania X, one of the best WrestleManias of all time.
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Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything

Title: Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything
Date: May 26, 2020
Original Source: Raptors Over Everything
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on William Lou’s “Raptors Over Everything” podcast over at Yahoo Canada, discussing a potential return to play for the Raptors. Check out the audio!