The Washington Times - November 13, 2008, 12:43PM

Redskins revisionist history

Sunday night football between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys means Al Michaels and John Madden coming to town. It will be interesting to hear what both of them have to say about the Redskins and the process that led to the hiring of Jim Zorn as the Redskins’ head coach.


Last week, during the Eagles-Giants game, the talk turned to Giants defensive coach Steve Spagnuolo being a hot candidate this coming offseason for head coaching jobs, as he was last offseason. The Redskins job came up in the discussion, and Michaels called the team out, saying that there had been some “revisionist history” regarding the Redskins and Spagnuolo.

Michaels said, and Madden agreed, that the job was offered to Spagnuolo and he turned it down, which was not the spin by the Redskins management during the hiring process that led to Zorn getting the job. You can expect that to come up again on the national network telecast Sunday night, as well as focusing on the two team owners, Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder. I wonder how many shots you will see of Snyder in his owner’s box?

As an aside, I think Michaels is the best play-by-play announcer of his time. And if you ever get a chance to watch some Hawaii Five-O reruns, look for Michaels. He played a lawyer in an episode called “Run, Johnny, Run.” Appearing with him was a young unknown actor named Christopher Walken.



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