Name: Blake Murphy
About: Blake has been writing about sports on a casual, part-time basis since the spring of 2007. While he has written for other sites like Hoops Addict, About.com, and Raptors Republic, The On Deck Circle acts as a hub for all of his sports writing. Blake is considering pursuing journalism on a more full-time basis.
Role: Creator, Editor, Head Writer
ODC Debut: March 14, 2007
School & Program: Queen’s University, Bachelor of Commerce 2008
Favorite Teams: Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Blue Jays, Jacksonville Jaguars, UCLA Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs
Favorite Mediocre Athletes: Eric Hinske, Homer Bailey, Nick Swisher, Byron Leftwich, Kyle Orton, Cadillac Williams, Rashad McCants, Matt Stajan, Clay Guida, Matt Saracen
Favorite Sports Movie: All of them
Most Likely Non-Sports Topic: Hip Hop Music, Professional Wrestling
Claimed Expertise: Collective bargaining agreements, minor leagues, gambling on pre-determined events
Favorite Quote: “Basketball is like poetry in motion, cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he’s fallin’ back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, ‘What?’” – Jesus Shuttlesworth (He Got Game)
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Note: Blake also writes for Raptors Republic.