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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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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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Something Special: A Lot of Marbles

Getting to 11-0 was a lot of fun, but playtime was over. If the 1991 Redskins were going to finish undefeated, the last remaining major roadblock would be their arch-rival Dallas Cowboys. Coached by Jimmy Johnson and led by Emmitt … Continue reading

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Something Special: Keeping the Dream Alive

The fifth episode of “Something Special” sees the 9-0 Redskins look to become just the ninth team in NFL history to get to 11-0. Standing in the Redskins’ way would be Jerry Glanville and the upstart Atlanta Falcons, and coaching … Continue reading

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Something Special: A Long Time Coming

In part four of “Something Special,” the Redskins try to break a three-year losing streak against the New York Giants. Then, Washington battles the Houston Oilers as head coach Jack Pardee looks for revenge against his old team. The Redskins … Continue reading

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Something Special: Why Did You Wait So Long?

In part three of “Something Special,” the undefeated Redskins face off against a veteran, Super-Bowl-winning coach, and a young, up-and-coming, future championship-winning coach. Both men would come away impressed. Along the way, the Redskins would discover a new gamebreaker who … Continue reading

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Something Special: Putting Romeo and Juliet to Shame

Especially in these overly contentious, unbearably divisive times, it’s nice to reminisce about something that once united the Washington metro area across political, ethnic, and economic lines. The Washington Redskins. In part two of “Something Special,” we move deeper into … Continue reading

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Something Special: Laying the Groundwork

The 1991 Redskins are, by some accounts, the greatest team in franchise history. They may even be the greatest Super Bowl champion of all time. Even two-plus decades consisting largely of frustration and ineptitude can’t wash away the glory of … Continue reading

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The Imposter

You’re familiar with tennis, right? Are you sure about that? Did it ever occur to you that the game you think you know, is, in fact, an imposter? In this podcast, I reveal the secret identity of one of the … Continue reading

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New York Game Show Disaster 2005

Storytelling podcast number three delves into an embarrassing (and public) moment from my own past. I view it differently today than I did then.  But, that’s pretty much how life works, isn’t it? It’s no Father’s Day tribute or story … Continue reading

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