He is Washington’s representative on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee and the author of seven books, most recently, “Washington Redskins: The Complete Illustrated History.”
A pre-game regular on 106.7-The Fan the last three Redskins seasons, he has been its columnist since March 2011.
Follow him on Twitter: @DavidElfin
DAVID ELFIN ON SPORTS
Jay Gruden has been the Redskins’ coach for three months, but today marks a huge step in his truly taking command of the team.
With the Shanahans gone and his surgery more than 14 months in the past, RGIII went public recently with his plans to ditch the brace.
We’re used to craziness in D.C. sports, but the events that took place from Monday afternoon until Wednesday last night were pretty incredible.
Given Georgetown’s lone NCAA victory during the last six tournaments, it can be hard to imagine how powerful and feared the Hoyas once were.
Washington was a sports backwater 50 years ago today. The Redskins hadn’t made the playoffs since 1945 and hadn’t had a winning season since 1955. The Senators hadn’t been to the World Series since 1933 and hadn’t had a winning season since 1952. The nation’s capital didn’t have NBA or NHL teams and its college sports programs were lackluster.
Yesterday’s 9-7 victory on Opening Day at Citi Field was a very good sign for the Washington Nationals.
If I’m Snyder, Allen and Gruden, I make the move despite the ongoing needs at safety and right tackle.
The Nats are just too talented not to reach postseason. And in baseball, over 162 games, talent is almost always decisive.
On Friday, the Virginia Cavaliers will line up against Michigan State in the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance in 19 years, under the big lights of Madison Square Garden. The stage is set.
With 12 games remaining, Washington’s magic number is 5 to clinch its first playoff spot in six years.