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  1. Forgotten Classic: Sonny Engineers Late Drive in Dallas

    Jul 7, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Since the Cowboys flashback was so popular the other day, here’s another one. This one goes way back. It’s the first Redskins game I remember. Actually I don’t remember the whole game. I just remember Sonny standing there, with his hands on his hips watching the clock tick down. I was wondering what the neck…

  2. Forgotten Classic: Sonny Engineers Late Drive in Dallas

    Jul 7, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

    Since the Cowboys flashback was so popular the other day, here’s another one. This one goes way back. It’s the first Redskins game I remember. Actually I don’t remember the whole game. I just remember Sonny standing there, with his hands on his hips watching the clock tick down. I was wondering what the neck…

  3. Forgotten Classics: Redskins Beat Vikes Despite Foot Faults 11.02.86

    Jul 6, 2009, 2:00 AM EDT

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    I don’t know if this was a modern era record, but the Redskins scored six touchdowns and didn’t get the point after following four of them. Three of them were missed and the fourth touchdown didn’t have a conversion attempt because it was the game winner in overtime. In any case, this was a breathtaking…

  4. Forgotten Classics: Redskins Beat Vikes Despite Foot Faults 11.02.86

    Jul 5, 2009, 10:00 PM EDT

    I don’t know if this was a modern era record, but the Redskins scored six touchdowns and didn’t get the point after following four of them. Three of them were missed and the fourth touchdown didn’t have a conversion attempt because it was the game winner in overtime. In any case, this was a breathtaking…

  5. Flashback Friday: Skins Win in Dallas and Get In

    Jul 3, 2009, 10:31 AM EDT

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    The scenarios were simple going into the last game of the 1976 regular season. The Redskins needed a win to secure a playoff spot. The Cowboys needed a win to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. In a classic battle, the Redskins prevailed. From the pages of my upcoming book The Redskins Chronicle: Texas…

  6. Flashback Friday: Skins Win in Dallas and Get In

    Jul 3, 2009, 6:31 AM EDT

    The scenarios were simple going into the last game of the 1976 regular season. The Redskins needed a win to secure a playoff spot. The Cowboys needed a win to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. In a classic battle, the Redskins prevailed. From the pages of my upcoming book The Redskins Chronicle: Texas…

  7. Forgotten Classic: Williams Nails Down the Job

    Jun 30, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    This game, the 1987 regular-season finale, had no significance in and of itself for Washington. The Redskins already had wrapped up the division title and their playoff seeding was set. And, yes, even though both of the teams’ records add up to 15 games it was the finale. This was a strike season and one…

  8. Forgotten Classic: Williams Nails Down the Job

    Jun 30, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

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    This game, the 1987 regular-season finale, had no significance in and of itself for Washington. The Redskins already had wrapped up the division title and their playoff seeding was set. And, yes, even though both of the teams’ records add up to 15 games it was the finale. This was a strike season and one…

  9. Forgotten Classic: A Sonny Day

    Jun 29, 2009, 2:10 PM EDT

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    The Sonny Jurgensen era was coming to the end in 1974. In fact, he “retired” at the end of that season (actually, George Allen did not offer him a contract for 1975). But he did have his last hurrah in this game against the two-time defending champion Dolphins at RFK Stadium. Although it’s impossible to…

  10. Forgotten Classic: A Sonny Day

    Jun 29, 2009, 10:10 AM EDT

    The Sonny Jurgensen era was coming to the end in 1974. In fact, he “retired” at the end of that season (actually, George Allen did not offer him a contract for 1975). But he did have his last hurrah in this game against the two-time defending champion Dolphins at RFK Stadium. Although it’s impossible to…

  11. Radio Spot in Richmond Wednesday PM

    Jun 24, 2009, 6:08 PM EDT

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    I’ll be on the radio this afternoon with a 4:45 appearance on ESPN 750 in Richmond. That’s the Red Zebra affiliate here. I’ll be talking about the tailgate dustup and about the Redskins’ offseason. I also will do my best to work in a mention of The Redskins Chronicle. If you’re not in Richmond you…

  12. Radio Spot in Richmond Wednesday PM

    Jun 24, 2009, 2:08 PM EDT

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    I’ll be on the radio this afternoon with a 4:45 appearance on ESPN 750 in Richmond. That’s the Red Zebra affiliate here. I’ll be talking about the tailgate dustup and about the Redskins’ offseason. I also will do my best to work in a mention of The Redskins Chronicle. If you’re not in Richmond you…

  13. Tailgate-gate settled?

    Jun 22, 2009, 6:37 PM EDT

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    It appears that those who were concerned that a new Redskins policy dealing with tailgating prior to games at FedEx Field have little to worry about. The relevant portion of the press release that came from Redskins PR a short time ago is below. It appears that the only people who might get their feathers…

  14. Tailgate-gate settled?

    Jun 22, 2009, 2:37 PM EDT

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    It appears that those who were concerned that a new Redskins policy dealing with tailgating prior to games at FedEx Field have little to worry about. The relevant portion of the press release that came from Redskins PR a short time ago is below. It appears that the only people who might get their feathers…

  15. Flashback Friday—Revenge of the Body Bags

    Jun 19, 2009, 11:06 AM EDT

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    I put up a Redskins Chronicle excerpt from the 1990 season up on the website and this game has drawn a few comments. About two months before this first-round playoff game the Eagles had physically whipped the Redskins, beating them 28-14 in a game that was not nearly as close as that score would indicate.…

  16. Flashback Friday—Revenge of the Body Bags

    Jun 19, 2009, 7:06 AM EDT

    I put up a Redskins Chronicle excerpt from the 1990 season up on the website and this game has drawn a few comments. About two months before this first-round playoff game the Eagles had physically whipped the Redskins, beating them 28-14 in a game that was not nearly as close as that score would indicate.…

  17. Quick hits 06.18.09—Tickets, training camp and the Chronicle

    Jun 18, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    I just got an automated phone call from the Redskins offering me Redskins season tickets. It’s at least the third, maybe the fourth one I’ve received in the past couple of months. On top of that I’ve received two mailings offering the same thing. On top of that I’m not the only person I know…

  18. Quick hits 06.18.09—Tickets, training camp and the Chronicle

    Jun 18, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

    I just got an automated phone call from the Redskins offering me Redskins season tickets. It’s at least the third, maybe the fourth one I’ve received in the past couple of months. On top of that I’ve received two mailings offering the same thing. On top of that I’m not the only person I know…

  19. Plenty of jobs available in Ashburn

    Jun 17, 2009, 1:02 AM EDT

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    In contrast to what we’re seeing in many businesses, the Washington Redskins will be hiring later this summer. There is opportunity aplenty in Ashburn. Of the 53 players on the roster for the last game of the 2008 season, 13 of them will not be reporting to training camp on July 30. That means that…

  20. Plenty of jobs available in Ashburn

    Jun 16, 2009, 9:02 PM EDT

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    In contrast to what we’re seeing in many businesses, the Washington Redskins will be hiring later this summer. There is opportunity aplenty in Ashburn. Of the 53 players on the roster for the last game of the 2008 season, 13 of them will not be reporting to training camp on July 30. That means that…

  21. Redskins say no to Vick

    Jun 12, 2009, 1:39 AM EDT

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    After considering the possibility of signing Michael Vick, the Redskins quickly decided against making that move. The news, coming from John Keim at the Washington Examiner, isn’t surprising. In fact, I would say that it wasn’t exactly man bites dog news, but that would be a bad pun of questionable taste. Other than the fact…

  22. Redskins say no to Vick

    Jun 11, 2009, 9:39 PM EDT

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    After considering the possibility of signing Michael Vick, the Redskins quickly decided against making that move. The news, coming from John Keim at the Washington Examiner, isn’t surprising. In fact, I would say that it wasn’t exactly man bites dog news, but that would be a bad pun of questionable taste. Other than the fact…

  23. Is the end near for Thrash?

    Jun 5, 2009, 11:25 AM EDT

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    It appears that James Thrash has a decision to make. According to Dave Elfin of the Washington Times, Thrash has been struggling with a neck injury all offseason. Medication took care of the pain during the offseason down time but once workouts started in March the bulging disc flared up again. He has yet to…

  24. Is the end near for Thrash?

    Jun 5, 2009, 7:25 AM EDT

    It appears that James Thrash has a decision to make. According to Dave Elfin of the Washington Times, Thrash has been struggling with a neck injury all offseason. Medication took care of the pain during the offseason down time but once workouts started in March the bulging disc flared up again. He has yet to…

  25. Jansen, Moss salary cap implications

    Jun 4, 2009, 11:40 AM EDT

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    When I wrote about Jon Jansen’s release a week ago, I was imprecise in communicating a number that is important when evaluating the move and I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify. I said that by releasing Jansen “the Redskins took a cap hit of some $6 million.” That’s true. The Redskins will take…

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