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Note to Self – Tradition like no other

Brian Murphy With the NHL playoffs just a week away, I wanted to take a moment and share with the class 10 reasons why I love hockey. 10. The Stanley Cup This hardware, which has been around since 1892, is the oldest professional sports trophy in American

Note to Self – Same old song and dance

Brian Murphy It’s no secret that quarterback is the most glamorous position in professional sports. Regardless of whether we’re talking about in the movies or in real life the story remains the same – the job comes with great responsibility, but successful signal callers get the girl

Note to Self – Only in Washington

Brian Murphy Over the last several years, I’ve been lucky enough to have access to the Washington Redskins, and recently I have also begun covering the Capitals. I’ve never tried to attain a media credential for the Wizards, mostly because they suck. But if I did have

Note to Self – Lessons learned

Brian Murphy The National Football League is probably the most cyclical of the professional sports leagues. For years everyone felt that teams needed a proven entity as their head coach. Even if the guy wasn’t any good, teams just felt comfortable going with retreads. If Wade Phillips

Note to Self – Boys will be boys

Brian Murphy I have officially seen it all. After years of going out of his way to thumb his nose at conventional wisdom, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones actually turned out to be the NFL’s voice of reason when he cut the cord on controversial wide receiver

Note to Self – A novel approach

Brian Murphy As everyone knows, the NFL’s free agency period kicked off with a bang last week. Teams like the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and New York Jets were active from the first minute and all made significant acquisitions almost immediately. Because the Redskins are routinely

Note to Self – What would Andy Dick do?

Brian Murphy There’s no real easy way to do this, so I’m just gonna come right out and say it – if you like the NFL combine, then I don’t like you as a person. I know what you’re thinking – what the hell is he talking

Note to Self – No end in sight

Brian Murphy Sometimes I can’t help but wonder what it’s like to root for a basketball team that has a fucking clue. Seeing well-run franchises like the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs able to effectively run their teams on both an immediate

Note to Self – The Bong Show

Brian Murphy The last seven days in the world of sports have been about as exciting as you could ever dream of. After years of lopsided blowouts, this year’s Super Bowl ended up being anything but. The Pittsburgh Steelers outlasted the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in a highly-enjoyable

Note to self – A battle of champions

Brian Murphy Sadly, the majority of the country will be focused on Tampa when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII this weekend. I say sadly because there’s a very real chance that the game will be a letdown and the only