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.
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DAVID ELFIN ON SPORTS
The joint success of outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan has been the exception rather than the rule, and that’s one of the Redskins’ problems this season.
The saying goes that defense wins championships, but there is no more important relationship in sports than that of an NFL coach and his quarterback.
Catholic University, facing Loyola (Md.) tonight, is trying to build on its NCAA Tournament season a year ago while competing for a Division III national championship.
A track record of mediocrity didn’t prevent the brash Left Driesell from declaring Maryland the “UCLA of the East” when he took over the program.
Choking isn’t supposed to happen on a regular basis, but Washington does it so often that owner Dan Snyder might have to apply for a patent.
The Redskins and Giants will likely both finish under .500 in the same season for the first time since 2004.
Randy Edsall’s Terrapins say goodbye to the ACC after 61 years in their regular-season finale against N.C. State on Saturday, and while their future in the Big Ten may spell hardship, the bowl-bound Terps can at least call 2013 a success.
By the standards that coach Frank Beamer’s program set over the previous two decades, it has not been a glorious autumn in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech is 7-4 overall, 4-3 in the ACC heading into Saturday’s regular season finale against hapless Virginia for the Commonwealth Cup. The Hokies haven’t been ranked in five weeks and haven’t climbed higher than No. 16 all year.
If the Redskins play with a similar lack of desire Sunday night against the visiting New York Giants, then it will be time for Shanahan to go and for yet another re-start in Ashburn.
A year after winning their first NFC East title in 13 years, the 3-7 Redskins are enduring their most disappointing season since 2006 when they followed a surprise playoff appearance with a 5-11 stinker.