Category Archives: Multi-Sport

How the Sports Landscape in Canada Is Changing

Title: How the Sports Landscape in Canada Is Changing
Date: June 29, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I looked at what the Canadian sports landscape could look like 150 years from now in honor of Canada 150.
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Sport Talks Live – Moderator, Canadian Sports Media Landscape panel

Title: Sports Talk Live – Moderator, Canadian Sports Media Landscape panel
Date: March 9, 2017
Original Source: George Brown College
Synopsis: I participated in George Brown College’s Sport Talk Live speaker series, moderating a panel on the Canadian sports media landscape.
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Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld

Title: Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld
Date: October 5, 2016
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent podcast Sportsfeld, discussing the crazy Jays-Orioles Wild Card game and teeing up the ALDS.
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Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld

Title: Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld
Date: September 3, 2016
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent podcast Sportsfeld, discussing the Raptors’ offseason, the Jays’ playoff push, cereal, and a bunch more.
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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: Hive Talk Live

Title: Podcast Appearance: Hive Talk Live
Date: February 16, 2016
Original Source: At the Hive
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on At the Hive’s Hive Talk Live podcast, discussing All-Star Weekend in Toronto as they set to host the 2017 edition.
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Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld

Title: Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld
Date: February 9, 2016
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent podcast Sportsfeld, discussing Daniel Bryan’s retirement and all things pro graps.
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Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld

Title: Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld
Date: February 9, 2016
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent podcast Sportsfeld, discussing the Dion Phaneuf trade, Josh Donaldson’s new contract, all things Raptors, and more.
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Podcast Appearance: Fear the Sword Podcast

Title: Podcast Appearance: Fear the Sword Podcast
Date: January 3, 2016
Original Source: Fear the Sword
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Fear the Sword’s Fear the Podcast, talking Raptors and Cavaliers.
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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.