October 17, 2019

Washington Redskins Week 13 Preview: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Folks, this is the one we look forward to every year. The division-leading Washington Redskins host the rival Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field on Monday Night Football. The Redskins somehow find themselves leading the NFC East over the Giants and Eagles, who both sit at 5-7 after their week 13 games. The Dallas Cowboys have endured a tough season, sitting at 3-8 amid serious injury and off-the-field distractions.

For Redskin fans, this game is THE game, whether the division is on the line or not. FedEx will be loud and the atmosphere will be electric. The Redskins have not fared well on primetime in recent memory, with a 4-18 clip in their last 22 games under the lights. However, they hold a 5-1 record at home in 2015 and defeated the Cowboys on Monday Night Football last year in Dallas. Anything is possible when these rivals come together. [Read more…]

Capitals and Penguins renew heated rivalry against emotional backdrop

There are few matchups in sports that need not be hyped more than when the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins face off.  The rivalry was heated to start, with what used to be a lingering insecurity on the part of Caps’ fans after all the ignominious playoff defeat at the flippers of the Penguins in the days of the old Patrick Division.  All you needed to do was add in the two most dynamic players in the league today — with completely opposite personalities — and passions for this rivalry were ignited anew.

But that wasn’t enough for the NHL.  In their never-ending marketing wisdom, the league put the teams in the national spotlight, awarding Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field the 2011 Winter Classic, pitting the two foes.  Not to be outdone, the NHL aligned with HBO Sports to feature the teams on their all-access, instant-classic serial documentary 24/7.  What once was a simple sports rivalry had become a media sensation.

A Faceoff During 2011 Winter Classic (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

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