Author Archives: Andy Pollin

Playoffs Could Rewrite Backup Quarterback History

Playoffs Could Rewrite Backup Quarterback History

Of the eight remaining teams in the NFL playoffs, two may start what technically could be called “backup quarterbacks”. Sunday the Cowboys will start rookie Dak Prescott, who has started all 16 of their games, but went in to the season expecting to play behind Tony Romo.Continue Reading

Sad Sundays 44 Years Apart

Sad Sundays 44 Years Apart

Twice in my life I’ve done the double, seeing Maryland play a basketball game in person followed by watching the Redskins play on television and both times it’s been a soul crusher.Continue Reading

White Horns Recall White-Hot Night

White Horns Recall White-Hot Night

Seeing the Los Angeles Rams in helmets with the white horns decal Thursday night instead of the yellow or gold horns that they’ve worn for most of their existence, jogged memories of a Redskins win over those white horned Rams 45 years ago this week.Continue Reading

Christmas in Detroit?  Oy Vey

Christmas in Detroit? Oy Vey

Maryland’s reward for becoming bowl eligible at 6-6 with their season ending win over Rutgers? They’re going to Detroit!!! Mazel Tov. That’s right Terrapin fans, you can spend part of your Christmas vacation in one of America’s finest rust belt cities.Continue Reading

Chasing NFL Dreams

Chasing NFL Dreams

In the early 1980’s, I broadcast games for the San Antonio Charros of the American Football Association, which was generously referred to as a “semipro football league.” If there was money available, the players got about $50 a game.Continue Reading

A December to Remember or Forget?

A December to Remember or Forget?

Joe Gibbs made his Hall of Fame bones by having his teams playing their best football in December and January. Five appearances in the NFC championship game, four in the Super Bowl and three championships make for one of the great 12 year runs in the history of the game.Continue Reading

Nick Saban is Irresponsible or a Liar

Nick Saban is Irresponsible or a Liar

In one of the often told stories about Hall of Fame Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, when informed that Colonel Oliver North was visiting Redskins Park, he said, “Who’s Oliver North?” And this was during the height of the Iran contra affair!Continue Reading