Author Archives: Blake Murphy

Inside Dewan Hernandez’s recovery from ‘one of the worst sprains ever’

Title: Inside Dewan Hernandez’s recovery from ‘one of the worst sprains ever’
Date: March 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Dewan Hernandez’s long recovery from an awful ankle sprain. Read an excerpt!

The first 25 inductees to The Athletic Toronto’s inaugural Sports Hall of Fame

Title: The first 25 inductees to The Athletic Toronto’s inaugural Sports Hall of Fame
Date: March 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: At The Athletic Toronto, we collaborated to induct 35 people into a fictional Toronto sports Hall of Fame. I handled the Raptors side of things.
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Podcast Appearance: The Rookie Phenoms Podcast

Title: Podcast Appearance: The Rookie Phenoms Podcast
Date: March 25, 2020
Original Source:  Wide Men Can’t Jump
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on The Rookie Phenoms Podcast podcast to discuss the Raptors’ at the COVID hiatus. Read the full article!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Yaron Weitzman on the Process, Raptors-Sixers Playoff Lessons, Bryan Colangelo, and more

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Yaron Weitzman on the Process, Raptors-Sixers Playoff Lessons, Bryan Colangelo, and more
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I bring on Yaron Weitzman to discuss his 76ers book, Tanking To The Top, the Raptors-76ers playoff what-if, Bryan Colangelo eras, and more. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 21. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)

Title: Columbia House Party: 21. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
Date: March 24, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 21st episode of Columbia House Party, we’re joined by a guest to go deep on Radiohead’s In Rainbows.

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The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: March 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I co-hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
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Introducing the Toronto Raptors All-Fan Ire Team

Title: Introducing the Toronto Raptors All-Fan Ire Team
Date: March 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I teamed up to highlight the most begrudged Raptors in franchise history, the guys fans began to turn against when their role misaligned with performance or popularity. Read an excerpt!

How the NBA hiatus and potential lost season affects each Raptors player

Title: How the NBA hiatus and potential lost season affects each Raptors player
Date: March 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the unique ways the NBA hiatus will affect each Raptor. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 year-end report cards: A turnaround season cut short

Title: Raptors 905 year-end report cards: A turnaround season cut short
Date: March 18, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I gave year-end grades out for Raptors 905 under the assumption that their season is not coming back. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Near-Term Fallout: Repeat Opportunity, Cap Smoothing, VanVleet’s Market, Siakam vs. Tatum & Isolation Tips

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Near-Term Fallout: Repeat Opportunity, Cap Smoothing, VanVleet’s Market, Siakam vs. Tatum & Isolation Tips
Date: March 17, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I try to debrief and recalibrate all things Raptors after the news of the NBA’s COVID-19 related hiatus. Read an excerpt!