Sunday night’s Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys game is big — the NFC East gets decided by the winner and the loser probably goes home. The Skins can still make the playoffs with a loss, but winning is much easier.
Here is look back at the rivalry over the years, as of about 2010:
NFL Films also remembers a 1989 flag football game between alumni of the two teams. I’d love to see one of these regularly. I’ll expand upon that sometime, but wouldn’t it be great to see a bunch of old guys go after each other with Joe Gibbs and Jimmy Johnson on opposite sidelines?
By the way, if I was NBC, I’d start Sunday football with the NFL Films music from 0:25 of this video and show lots of clips of critical matchups over the year — “40 Men” speech, Sam Wyche’s “Die you dogs, die!” Kenny Houston tackling Walt Garrison, Clint Longley finding Drew Pearson, Roger Staubach finding Tony Hill in ’79, Dexter Manley KO’ing Danny White, Darrell Green catching Tony Dorsett, No Danny No, Troy Aikman to Rocket Ismail, Santana Moss comeback, Chris Cooley’s 3 TDs, etc.
Prediction — DC teams tend to let us down and I think the Cowboys will be smart enough to throw on Angelo Hall – because he’s got no D. At least, that’s why I’d do just keep throwing to Dez Bryant on Hall all night long. I expect Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris to play well, but I just have a feeling it won’t be enough. FedEx Field should be pretty loud though.
I guess we now know what the Opening Day giveaway is going to be. I don’t care for it – I never liked the contrasting (usually white) front panel on a cap. The back of the cap is blue. Of course, whether it looks good or not is fairly unimportant, since not even the Nats players like wearing their BP caps:
Batting practice caps exist to sell more merchandise, yet they are typically ugly. The only decent BP cap the Nats ever had was the original one with the interlocking DC on blue with a red brim. Otherwise, they are nothing I’d want to wear for anything other than yard work to keep the sun out of my eyes and my good cap from getting dirty.
By the way, the New York Yankees new BP caps (they have two) are really awful too.
The famous Garden Railway in the East Gallery will feature model trains running through an imaginative Enchanted Forest, with fanciful fairy dwellings along the rail line, all created with plant materials.