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Sophie Matisse – Name Brand

By:  Michael D. McClellan | If her last name grabs hold of you, it’s because Sophie Matisse is the great-granddaughter of Henri Matisse, widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the twentieth century and rivaled only by Pablo Picasso in the importance of his innovations.  Matisse’s Fauvism turned convention on its head, the short-lived movement […]

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Mike Eruzione – Miracle

By:  Michael D. McClellan |  This game never lets go.  Decades have passed since Mike Eruzione’s go-ahead goal gave the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team a 4-3 lead over the Soviet Union, a lead that would be fiercely tested over the final ten minutes of the final period, the Russians blasting shot after shot at […]

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Dan Jansen – Unbreakable

By:  Michael D. McClellan It’s two hours before the biggest race of  your life and you’ve just seen death. How do you compete when it goes down like this? You’ve sacrificed large swaths of your childhood and even larger chunks of your adolescence in exchange for a place at the top of your sport’s elite, […]

Steve Stephens – Rayburn

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  The story starts like something straight from The Wonder Years, two friends born a week apart, their houses two doors down from each other, their worlds orbiting a cozy, Little Rock cul-de-sac during the tumultuous Sixties, their shared love of music sparked by the early days of the British Invasion.  […]

Jim Kelly – Kelly Tough

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  The story ends a world apart from where it begins, so let’s address the Super Bowl-sized elephant in the room:  Jim Kelly wants no part of Buffalo.  Too damn cold.  Too damn small.  The Bills are a fringe franchise based in economically-depressed Western New York, a region that hardly seems […]

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Larry Groce – Mountain Stage

Written by:  Michael D. McClellan I try my best To be just like I am But everybody wants you To be just like them They sing while you slave And I just get bored  – Bob Dylan.  Maggie’s Farm. ‘Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.’ – Bob Dylan Larry Groce enters the […]

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Michael D. McClellan is a native of Montgomery, West Virginia. He has written two books about the Boston Celtics, and has interviewed more than 70 current and former NBA greats including Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving and Clyde Drexler. Michael launched FifteenMinutesWith.Com in September, 2013. The site focuses on profiles with extraordinary actors, artists, musicians, writers, scientists and athletes.

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