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 […]

Bill Rodgers – Street Cred

By:  Michael D. McClellan | We ran because he ran. Bill Rodgers embarked on his iconic running career with neither the curious fanfare nor the quaint spontaneity of the cinematic character Forest Gump, but make no mistake, Rodgers’ cult of personality had the same gravitational pull, conjuring legions of road racers, unbidden, out of the […]

Craig Chaquico – String Theory

By:  Michael D. McClellan | Rock & roll is full of clichéd stories that begin this way, stories that start with the obligatory, alcohol-fueled car crash, followed immediately by those long, tense, white knuckle moments where life, in all its frailty, hangs suspended in the balance.  There are broken bones and there is blood, the […]

Bob Cousy – Flashpoint

By:  Michael D. McClellan | “Before Elvis, there was nothing,” John Lennon once observed, this in reference to all those popular singers who crooned so statically and politely in front of rigid dance bands in the style of Perry Como.  The white ones did, anyway.  But Elvis was different – he grew up in Memphis, […]

Sananda Maitreya – The Artist

By:  Michael D. McClellan “Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light.”  — Oscar Wilde   Terence Trent D’Arby is dead. The ‘80s enigmatic supernova who, at the height of his popularity, sold more than a million albums in […]

David T. Walker – Noteworthy

By:  Michael D. McClellan | David T. Walker’s fingerprints are all over one of the most noteworthy periods in music history, his contributions to the Motown corpus lauded by everyone from Stevie Wonder to Diana Ross, but you would never know it, not with the reticent Walker perfectly comfortable working in the shadows of such brilliance.  Ubiquitous […]

Al Jarreau – The Gift

By:  Michael D. McClellan | Once upon a time, when Los Angeles lived and breathed, there was a man marked for greatness, despite the placid Midwestern upbringing that provided little hint that he was more than us after all.  His backstory didn’t contain the baroque detail or the meteoric rise of a certain working class family from […]

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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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