Author Archives: Tom Garrett

Real Americans

I’m not going to address this past weekend’s events specifically.  There are already hundreds of columns covering every aspect of what happened in Charlottesville (and what is happening, to a lesser extent, in Seattle and Richmond and elsewhere). Instead, I’d … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About Sundays

Let me tell you about Sundays. Sundays are terrific.  You can run errands or be lazy.  You can go to church or sleep in.  You can watch a game or read a book.  You can eat brunch or work out. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day (Redux)

Hello, old friends! Long time, no write. Since it’s Father’s Day (and I’ve been incredibly delinquent in updating this site in recent months), I’m taking this opportunity to share a storytelling podcast I recorded last year.  The topic is my … Continue reading

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Something Special: The Mountaintop

In the final episode of “Something Special,” the Washington Redskins tangle with the potent Buffalo Bills, featuring Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, Cornelius Bennett, and a host of top-level players at the height of their powers. There’s not much … Continue reading

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Let’s All Make Fun of Tom’s Brackets (2017 Edition)

I don’t know anything about college basketball. But I accept that fact now. The turning point was hearing that Cal State Bakersfield finished in first place in the WAC this year.  Cal State Bakersfield?!?  The WAC?!? A hurried online search … Continue reading

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Something Special: Second Chances

Fresh off of a convincing win against the Atlanta Falcons a week earlier, the Washington Redskins now looked to knock off the Detroit Lions and advance to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in ten years. The Lions had … Continue reading

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Something Special: Step One

We pick up the story of the 1991 Redskins with Washington having secured home-team advantage throughout the playoffs by posting the NFL’s best record. However, the road to the Super Bowl is never easy. First up for Washington in their … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Happy New Year! Since today is (observed as) New Year’s Day, I thought I would go through the usual motions of curating the best material I generated in 2016 and putting it all in one post. 2016 included a fairly … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Learned in 2016

2016 was a . . . well, it was definitely a year. I learned a lot this year, though! Yes, 2016 provided some terrific opportunities for learning—sometimes via the proverbial “hard way.” Here, in no particular order, are some of … Continue reading

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Something Special: Let’s Prove It

With their first loss of the season behind them, the 1991 Washington Redskins enter the final month of the regular season looking to clinch the NFC East title and secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Most importantly, Washington looks to … Continue reading

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