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Note to Self – Why your team won’t win the Super Bowl 2007

By Brian Murphy After a painfully slow offseason (well, once you get past dog fighting scandals, steroid-using sluggers and crooked basketball officials), the NFL is back in the spotlight. With the preseason underway, it’s time for the fourth annual “Why your team won’t win the Super Bowl”

One on One with Mike Patton

If you only know Mike Patton from the influential alt rock band Faith No More, or even from his days in Mr. Bungle, then you don’t really know Mike Patton. Since seeing Faith No More disband in 1998, Patton has had an eclectic career with a number

One on One with Fred Smoot

Spend any amount of time at Redskins Park and within minutes the conversation turns to defensive back Fred Smoot. Especially if he’s within earshot. Or talking. After all, the loquacious veteran has never been short on confidence. We caught up with the cocky cornerback after training camp

One on One with Bruce Campbell

In 1979, Detroit friends Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for their low-budget film, Evil Dead and the rest is history. Raimi, the director of the film, has gone on to direct all three blockbuster Spider-man films and Campbell, the star of Evil Dead,

Note to Self – The 2007 Note to Self awards

Brian Murphy Hello everyone and welcome to the second-annual Note to Self awards. Last year, in our first installment, we focused only on the National Football League. After some internal discussions, we’ve decided to expand our awards to all of professional sports. So without further adieu, let’s

Murphy’s Law – Don’t stop …

Joel Murphy “You probably don’t even hear it when it happens.” – Bobby Baccalieri When I wrote my column last week laying down the odds of how Tony would die, I honestly thought that would be the last Sopranos column I ever wrote. I fully intended to

One on One with Terence Winter

From writing to acting to directing, Terence Winter has literally done it all on The Sopranos. He’s written numerous classic moments, like Paulie and Christopher getting stranded and eating ketchup packets in the woods, Vito getting caught blowing a construction worker and most recently, Christopher shocking the

One on One with Chris Caldovino

With only two episodes left of the HBO series The Sopranos, everyone wants to know how the show will end. One theory floating around is that Phil Leotardo will kill Tony Soprano as payback for the death of his brother Billy. It’s an interesting scenario, but one

One on One with Mick Foley

From barbed wire baseball bats to thumbtacks to flaming tables, Mick Foley has made a living showing WWE fans things they have never seen before. His latest book, The Hardcore Diaries, also gives fans a glimpse of something they’ve never seen before – the inner workings of

One on One with Courtney B. Vance

While most Hollywood marriages crumble and fall, Courtney B. Vance and Angela Basset are still going strong. The two recently published a book called Friends: A Love Story which chronicles their life together and gives insight into surviving a marriage under the spotlight. We recently talked to