Your coaches may be the voice, but we happen to know you do plenty of Philly-style screaming from your box on game day.
My wife keeps telling me I need to learn the Steinbrenner face and show no emotion. But I can't do it. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I've been guilty of that in every­thing I've ever done. Winning is great, losing is murder. When you win, you're over it the next day. When you lose, that hurts all week. I think the fans here relate to that. They want passion. And I am one of them. I'm fan number one.

Running this team, even with a partner and some other investors, is a lot of work. Plus, you've put out a box set and have a new album on the way and are doing a couple of movie projects. Why work so hard?
I'm like Michael Corleone. Every time I tell myself I'm done, they keep pulling me back in. Sometimes with the music, an idea pops out from between my ears and I say, "You know what this means. I'm going to have to tour again. I was planning on sitting around getting fat, but here I go." I keep working on acting, too, because I'd love to have my movie career catch up to my music career. I don't spend enough time in California, though, to do that yet.

The team is something I do because I love it. I didn't buy this team to make money, and I think that because we're not afraid to lose money, we haven't. Everyone told me this was a mistake, except my wife. But I believed in this. I told them that the heart can win big battles if you believe, and now they're starting to believe that, too.

You've been all over the world during your career. What makes Philadelphia stand out among all the places you've been to?
It's the birthplace of what is America. And people nowadays, with so many distractions - the Internet, TV, computers, movies­, and pop rock - they forget about that history. So coming here, you have a perfect opportunity to see it again. It's all around you when you walk down the street. This is a big city with a small-town feel. It's a city that has often been overshadowed by Washington and New York. But it's those kinds of places - the ones that people don't talk about all the time - that are usually the great surprises.