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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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Father’s Day

Let’s try something a little different, shall we? I thought I would take some time to honor my dad by telling the story of my favorite Father’s Day memory. Instead of writing my usual 2,000-word treatise, I took a different … Continue reading

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Let’s All Make Fun of Tom’s Brackets (2016 Edition)

I don’t even watch college basketball at this point. The closest I’ll get is taking in the competitive portion of a Richmond / VCU game.  Beyond checking a Spider box score now and then, or watching some amazing buzzer-beater that … Continue reading

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Crossroads for the GOP; WWE

The GOP has a problem. The WWE has a problem. It’s the same problem. With WrestleMania 32 taking place in Dallas in just a few weeks, the WWE finds itself in what has become familiar territory in recent years: Its … Continue reading

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Trump’s Popularity: Real, or Wake-Up Call?

With another GOP debate imminent, poll leader Donald Trump will have several more opportunities to antagonize opponents, media members, and various segments of the public, as he has done repeatedly in recent months. Thus far, it hasn’t hurt him.  At … Continue reading

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Gender in Sport, Redux

I’ve seen several spot-on, anti-FIFA commentaries in recent weeks, but this one has nothing to do with corruption. Rather than focus on the scandal that has rocked FIFA, Kate Fagan’s espnW piece took soccer’s governing body to task over “gender verification” testing: … Continue reading

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