On Dec. 13, 1992, the Redskins benefited from “The Play” to pull off a 20-17 win over the Cowboys. With Dallas up, 17-13, late in the game at RFK Stadium, Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman set up to pass in his end zone, but defensive end Jason Buck forced a fumble. Running back Emmitt Smith recovered the ball and tried to throw it, but he lost control and a pileup ensued. As the referees searched for the ball, Skins safety Danny Copeland emerged with it for the winning points. “The Play” was the coup de grace for Washington’s defense, which forced four turnovers and held the eventual-Super Bowl-champion Cowboys scoreless in the second half.
Mike Richman joins Rick Fowler, host of the “Saturday Morning Update” on D.C. radio station WMAL, for a discussion on Oct. 12, 2013 on the Redskins nickname controversy, which had heated up in recent days. Mike and Rick both agreed that "political correctness" was a major factor driving opposition to the nickname. Mike pointed out that a credible 2004 poll concluded that 90% of Native Americans have no problem with the nickname, along with the fact that some Native American tribes have named their sports teams the Redskins. Mike and Rick also spoke about the upcoming Sunday night showdown between the 1-3 Redskins and 2-3 Cowboys in Dallas. Check it out!
Kenny Houston is a Redskins legend, a Hall of Fame safety. But he’s most remembered for crafting one of the most indelible moments in Redskins history – and in the storied Redskins-Cowboys rivalry. With 24 seconds left in a Monday night game on Oct. 8, 1973, Dallas trailed 14-7, and faced 4th-and-goal at the 4. Walt Garrison caught a pass at the 1, but Houston picked the powerful fullback off his feet as he tried reaching the end zone and bulldogged him to the ground short of the goal line. After briefly going silent, the sellout crowd at RFK Stadium erupted into a deafening roar. Houston called it the defining play of his 14-year career.
|SPORTS NIGHT w/ Redskins Great Mike Nelms||210.17 KB|
Please join me for SPORTS NIGHT on Tuesday evening (Oct. 8) at B'nai Israel Congregation at 6301 Montrose Road in Rockville. I'll give a Power Point presentation on the greatest QBs in Redskins history. Redskins great Mike Nelms will then join me for a Q&A with the audience to discuss the Redskins past and present. Nelms, who played five seasons for the Redskins in the 1980s, amassed 6,067 combined return yards, one of many team records he set in D.C. His marks have since been broken, except for his single-season kickoff return average, 29.7 yards in 1981. He made the Pro Bowl three times (1980, 1981, 1982) and was named to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.
Mike joined me for a Redskins season preview in August on my TV show, "Burgundy & Gold Magazine." -- http://www.redskinshistorian.com/content/redskins-2013-preview
The event on Tuesday begins at 6:30. Hope to see you there!
|Joe Theismann Gunned The Redskins To Football's Top||779.58 KB|
Joe Theismann wasn't the biggest quarterback.
Nor did he have a howitzer arm.
But he made up for it with leadership and toughness.
Case in point: In a 1982 game against the New York Giants, he had two teeth knocked out on a sack in the first half, when he also threw four interceptions.
He didn't fold. What he did was convince himself he would do whatever it took to win.