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Richard Deitsch
September 09, 2002
The 40-year-old, New Jersey-born rocker whose band headlines the "NFL Kickoff Live from Times Square" concert this week talks about his beloved Giants—and his passion for football
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September 09, 2002

Q+a [jon Bon Jovi]

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Bon Jovi: The Giants win over the Bills in Super Bowl XXV in Tampa. Being on the bench with the team when [Scott] Norwood missed the kick, it doesn't get any better than that.

SI: How come a Jersey guy like you can't get a cameo on The Sopranos?

Bon Jovi: Too famous, unfortunately. Believe me, I would have traded nine Ally McBeal episodes for one Sopranos.

SI: Bon Jovi played at the closing ceremonies of the Salt Lake City Games. Can you personally assure our readers that the band did not bribe any figure skating judges?

Bon Jovi: I tried to bribe a couple of figure skaters, though.

SI: Finally, wouldn't you give up all the fame and all the money just to be a writer for this magazine?

Bon Jovi: [Ten seconds of laughter.] No.

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