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Note to Self – The Selfies 2009

Brian Murphy Hello everyone and welcome to our third-annual Note to Self awards. For those not familiar, this is our way of highlighting the newsworthy in the world of professional sports. So without further adieu, let’s hand out some Selfies. The “What, Ed McMahon wasn’t available?” award

Note to Self – Turning a negative into a positive

Brian Murphy The USFL. The XFL. The WHA. The ABA. The WNBA. What do each of these leagues have in common? For one reason or another, they each failed in their attempts to provide an alternative to one of the “Big Four” professional sports leagues. And while

Note to Self – Tiger is back

Brian Murphy Unless the Orlando Magic can return to the formula that has worked thus far, the Los Angeles Lakers will be capturing yet another NBA championship. And when they do, magically Kobe Bryant will be looked at as a wonderful teammate/person/competitor/etc. because he finally earned a

Note to Self – Learning LeBron

Brian Murphy No one else will say it, so I will – I’m glad LeBron James stormed off the court after his Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Orlando Magic in the conference finals. No, I’m not advocating poor sportsmanship. And yes, I do think he made a

Note to Self – That’s how you do it

Brian Murphy While there is much to like about the summer (long days, better weather and the prospect of exotic vacations) there is one obvious drawback to this time of year – there’s never anything worth watching on TV. Because the networks conspire to force folks outside

Note to self – Not good times

Brian Murphy In technical terms, yesterday sucked balls. Any D.C. sports fan knows exactly where I’m coming from, but for the benefit of the rest of the class, here’s a recap of the series of nut shots that’s given us more than enough reason to put a

Note to self – Enough is enough

Brian Murphy For fuck’s sake, how much longer will people continue to give Brett Favre attention? Once upon a time he was a Super Bowl winning, football slingin’ league MVP who absolutely struck fear in the hearts and minds of opposing defenses. Now, he’s the NFL’s equivalent

Note to Self – Back from the dead

Brian Murphy Okay, I hate to break it to you, but there’s really only one subject worth covering this week. No, contrary to popular belief, it’s not the NFL draft. No offense to Mel Kiper or any other the other talking heads, but anyone trying to grade

Note to Self – Damn the plan, Warren

Brian Murphy This past weekend, Washington Nationals outfielder Elijah Dukes was fined $500 and benched for being late to a game against the Florida Marlins. Nats acting general manager Mike Rizzo and (acting) manager Manny Acta opted to fine and bench Dukes because the controversial outfielder was

Note to Self – A message from above

Brian Murphy Once is a random occurrence. Twice is a coincidence. Three times, simply put, is karma. Forgive the rest of the country for not shedding a tear over today’s news that Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will more than likely miss the postseason due to injury.