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i’m living the dream: football card edition

(courtesy photo) Over the weekend, the wife and I sat down to watch the ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentary “You Don’t Know Bo.” For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a detailed look into the mesmerizing two-sports career of Bo Jackson. During one of the early commercial breaks, I explained to my wife that Jackson is the reason, to this day, I stay away from the stock market. Confused — as any reasonable human being would be — she struggled […]

the story of RGIII, the WWE … and me?

(photo by Brian Murphy) It’s no secret by now that Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is a huge fan of professional wrestling. In fact, I wrote an in-depth feature story about Carriker and his love affair with the squared circle back in 2010. Well, since the 28-year-old suffered a torn quad tendon that prematurely ended his season during the second game of the season, he’s found an interesting way to keep himself busy — by co-hosting a weekly radio […]

why your team won’t win the super bowl in 2012

(photo by Brian Murphy) Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the ninth-annual “Why your team won’t win the Super Bowl” column. So head to Las Vegas and put money on it – this is why your favorite football franchise won’t get it done this year. Arizona Cardinals – A wise man once said, “If you have two starting quarterbacks, you don’t have one.” Atlanta Falcons – No team loves to go for it on 4th-and-short more than Atlanta. In related […]

redskins 2012 media bowl recap

(courtesy photo) For the first time ever, the Washington Redskins invited those media members who regularly cover the team to take to the field in a friendly flag football game dubbed the Media Bowl. As someone who is heading into my eighth season covering the team, I was fortunate enough to earn an invite to this inaugural event which was held in the team’s brand-new facility known simply as the “practice bubble.” Upon arriving at Redskins Park this past Saturday, […]

tiger woods wins at congressional

(photo by Brian Murphy) Regardless of what some may think of how Tiger Woods carries himself away from the golf course, there’s little doubt that the world of golf is much more interesting when he’s competitive. This weekend, Woods outlasted his competitors to win the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club for the second time in the six year history of the event. Just as importantly, the win was his third of the year and the 74th win of his […]

my evening of hockey with barack obama

(photo by Toni Sandys) Did I ever tell you about the time I took a three-foot-tall cutout of Barack Obama to a Washington Capitals playoff game? It turns out this isn’t something that happens every day and therefore, when someone does participate in such shenanigans, it doesn’t go unnoticed. Specifically, this type of tomfoolery garners attention from the Washington Post (and also here, here and here), Puck Daddy, Pro Hockey Talk, Washington Times, ESPN’s Grantland, Toronto Sun, London Free Press, […]

merry christmas to my fellow homers

(photo by Brian Murphy) The last time I saw Saint Nick, he wasn’t exactly in the jolliest of moods. In fact, he appeared fairly miserable while watching the hometown New York Giants self destruct against the Washington Redskins. He wasn’t shouting obscenity-laced tirades like the bulk of the other fans in attendance at MetLife Stadium last weekend, but he clearly wasn’t thrilled with the effort being shown by a wannabe playoff team against a divisional rival whose fans have begun […]