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Note to Self – Army fumbles again

Brian Murphy Someone in the Pentagon owes a thank you note to Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers. While the biggest story of the weekend revolved around the Wisconsin-based soap opera As the Favre Turns, the U.S. Army was quietly trying to sweep a public relations

Note to Self – The next big thing

Brian Murphy Lately, I’ve been hearing grumblings from a lot of restless sports fans because they feel there’s nothing worth tuning in for during these dog days of summer. Football training camps are still a month away, most NBA and NHL teams have no money or no

Note to Self – Cheaper than therapy

Brian Murphy Okay folks, consider this your warning. We’re in the slow part of the sports calendar, and yet, every time I turn on the television or jump online, I see something that pisses me off. Because I’m contractually obligated to write a sports column every other

Note to Self – How to fix the NBA

Brian Murphy It’s a good time to be a part of the National Basketball Association. With your two most storied teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics, meeting in the finals you can just see the dollar bills flashing in commissioner David Stern’s eyes. Who

Note to Self – How to fix the NHL

Brian Murphy Slowly but surely, people are coming back to the National Hockey League. The ratings might not be Super Bowl caliber, but all indications are that the league, led by young guns like Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, and featuring a Stanley Cup match-up of two

Note to Self – Shake and bake

Brian Murphy “America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Let me start off by saying that this week’s column shouldn’t have my photo next to it – instead you should see a picture of a stamp, as I am figuratively mailing it

Note to Self – Street dreams

Brian Murphy I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank the Washington Wizards for the joy they have brought into my life, specifically over the last two weeks. Just when we all thought we’d be in for a lull after seeing the Redskins and Capitals eliminated

Note to Self – Hello, cruel world

Brian Murphy I am an orphan. I thought long and hard about it, and this seems like the best way to get it out there for everyone. It’s still a fresh wound and very painful to talk about, but my therapist seems to think that confronting it

Note to Self – And the shaft goes to …

Brian Murphy Last month I wrote a column in hopes of letting North America in on what the rest of the world already knows, that Alexander Ovechkin is the best player in the National Hockey League. My point was that while ESPN and all of Pennsylvania continues

Note to Self – No madness this March

Brian Murphy Do you know where you were on March 29, 1987? I do. I was spending the weekend at my grandparents’ house in Hampton, Virginia. And why do I remember exactly where I was more than 20 years ago? Because, if it were up to me,