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THIS WEEK IN REDSKINS HISTORY: On Feb. 6, 1969, a man dubbed the “second coming” was introduced as the Redskins’ new coach.  Vince Lombardi, winner of five NFL titles in Green Bay, would now try to work his magic in the nation’s capital.  At his introductory press conference, he dismissed any perceptions of himself as immortal, saying – quote – “Despite what some of you may think, I can’t walk across the Potomac, even when it’s frozen.”  Lombardi could create a winner, though.  The shrewd motivator and strategist led his Redskins to a 7-5-2 mark in 1969, their first winning season in 14 years.  But Lombardi died of colon cancer just before the 1970 season, a monumental tragedy in Redskins history.

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.

In this episode of "Burgundy & Gold Magazine," host Mike Richman, Redskins great Mike Nelms and ESPN 980 Redskins insider Chris Russell preview the Redskins' 2013 season.  The show was dominated by discussion on superstar QB Robert Griffin III, including opinions on whether he should start in the season-opener on Sept. 9 against the Eagles at FedExField.  RGIII had rehabilitated himself after a traumatic knee injury that ended his dramatic rookie season, but he had not been cleared to start in the season-opener at the time of the show's taping on Aug. 26, 2013.  Fantasy football expert Carla Babb joined the panel and picked Redskins RB Alfred Morris as one of her "studs."  Famous Redskins fanatic "SuperSkin" also made a guest appearance, psyching up the crowd with his charisma and passion.  At one point, he ingeniously recommended that Nelms should take over the Redskins' punting duties.  Nelms was a star Redskins kick returner in the 1980s.  Check it out!If you can't access the show on this page, click here to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU1vrToJY60 

On this special episode of his TV show "Burgundy & Gold Magazine," Redskins historian Mike Richman captures the sights and sounds of Fan Appreciation Day (Aug. 3, 2013) at the Redskins' new training facility in Richmond, Va.  Mike interviewed many fans among the 25,000 that flocked to the Bon Secours Training Center, getting their view on the move to Richmond after the 10 years of training camp at the Redskins' base in Ashburn, Va.; the rehabilitation of Robert Griffin III; and predictions for the 2013 season.  He also interviewed RGIII's parents, Robert Griffin II and Jackie Griffin, wide receiver Pierre Garcon and defensive lineman Barry Cofield.  Garcon, for instance, spoke about the Redskins' hunger to advance further in the playoffs after being knocked out in the first round the previous season.  A recording artist -- DJ Melto T -- also appeared on the show.  To end the wild day, Mike got a taste of southern hospitality with a Redskins theme by visiting Gus' Bar and Grill, which serves the RGIII sub.  Mike interviewed the restaurant's owner as well as Washington Capitals legend Rod Langway, who played in D.C. during the Redskins' glory era of the 1980s and early 90s.  Langway spoke about The Hogs and John Riggins.  Check it out!In you can't access the show on this page, click here to watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx_b9kSa4H4