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Mark Malinowski

Biofile Nikita Kucherov Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tampa Bay Lightning right wing and alternate captain. Regarded as one of the best players in the world, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy (NHL’s most valuable player 2015-2016), Art Ross Trophy (NHL leading scorer 2018-2019) and the Ted Lindsay Award as the best player voted by …

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Biofile Robert “Kool” Bell

By Scoop Malinowski Status:  Founding member, singer, bassist for Kool & The Gang, one of the longest non-stop touring bands in the industry. DOB:  October 8, 1950  In: Youngstown , Ohio Music Inspirations:  “Motown, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, John Coltrane. Today – Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind …

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Biofile Ryan Clark Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ESPN NFL analyst. Former NFL safety from 2002-2014 for New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers. Won Super Bowl in 2008 with Steelers. Also does the Pivot Podcast. Ht: 5-11  Wt: 192 Born On: Oct. 12, 1979  In: Marrero, LA Childhood Heroes: “Both my parents – …

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Biofile Ricky Williams Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: NFL Running Back from 1999-2011 for New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens. Was the 2003 Pro Bowl MVP with two touchdowns and a forced fumble on special teams. First-team All Pro 2002. Heisman Trophy winner 1998 for Texas. Rushed for over 10,000 yards in his …

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Biofile Curt Fraser Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: NHL left winger from 1978-1990 with Vancouver, Chicago and Minnesota. Scored 193 goals in 704 games with 1,306 PIM. Current coach of the American League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Ht: 6-feet-1 Wt: 200 pounds DOB: Jan. 12, 1958 In: Cincinnati, Ohio Hockey Inspirations: “I met Gordie Howe …

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Biofile Willie Pep Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Boxing Hall of Famer. Former World Featherweight champion. His ring record was 229-11-1 (65 KO’s). Birthplace: Middletown, CT Boxing Inspirations: “Lou Ambers, Joe Louis, Tony Canzoneri, Rocky Marciano – we were born in the same month in the same year. Wonderful man. Good friend. We used …

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Biofile Henrik Lundqvist Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: New York Rangers goaltender from 2005-2020. Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 2023. Only goaltender in NHL history to record eleven 30-win seasons in his first twelve seasons – holds the record for most wins by a European-born goaltender in the NHL. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 194 pounds DOB: March 2, …

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Biofile Keith Gessen Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: American novelist, journalist, literary translator. Harvard (History and Literature). Assistant professor of journalism at Columbia University Graduate School Of Journalism. DOB: January 9, 1975 In: Moscow, Russia Childhood Dream: I wanted to be (Fyodor) Dostoevsky. Yeah. Hobbies/Interests: I play football and hockey. Favorite Movies: There’s a …

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Biofile James Toney Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Professional boxer from 1988-2017. Won multiple world titles across four weight divisions, middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heayweight. Final record is 77-10-3 with 47 knockouts and 2 no contests. Ht: 5-10 1/2  Wt: 190 DOB: August 24, 1968  In: Grand Rapids, Michigan Childhood Heroes: …

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Biofile Mary Lou Retton Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: 1984 Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics. DOB: January 24, 1968 In: Fairmont, West Virginia Childhood Heroes: Nadia Comaneci – my gymnastics idol. Larry Bird. Babe Didriksen – I remembner reading about her. Unreal. Joe Montana. Nicknames: Tiny. Shorty. Shrimp Lou. Lulu. Panda Bear. Boo Boo. Hobbies/Interests: …

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