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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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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: 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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Best of 2014

A new job and shifting responsibilities caused my blog-related productivity to slip a bit.  Overall, I published “only” 41 pieces in 2014, including this one. But, that’s life.  This blog was always intended to be both an outlet for things … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Adrian Peterson Fantasy Owner

Here was my CBSSports.com Fantasy newsfeed yesterday: Oof. Not a great day for me. An even worse day for AD and his family, though. (Probably.)

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Some (Possibly Unpopular) Thoughts on Rice and Goodell

A few thoughts on the Ray Rice situation, some of which may be redundant for anyone who’s been following the story, others of which may be uncomfortable for some: 1. Ray Rice should have been suspended for more than two … Continue reading

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The Sampler Platter

One of the many benefits of my decision to disengage from the cumbersome world of prep sportswriting is that I now have a much greater ability to write for other outlets.  It’s nice to present my work for different audiences … Continue reading

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Has Arrested Development Made a Huge Mistake?

With the return of Arrested Development mere days away, I keep thinking about Joe Gibbs. I didn’t really have sports heroes in the traditional sense growing up, but Gibbs, the legendary Washington Redskins head coach, is probably the exception. It wasn’t just … Continue reading

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A Simpler Time (to Pay Players to Hurt Other Players)

Three thoughts came to mind when I heard the shocking news about the New Orleans Saints bounty fallout today: 1. All of the penalties seemed to be some degree of excessive.  Sean Payton being suspended for a full year is … Continue reading

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