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One of the most grisly scenes ever in sports took place on Nov. 18, 1985. Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor penetrated the backfield, leaped on the back of Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, and bulldogged him down as other Giants converged, shattering Theismann’s right leg in several places. Some 53,000 fans at RFK Stadium, plus millions of Monday night TV viewers, witnessed the horrific play, which left Theismann in agony on the field. Seldom-used backup QB Jay Schroeder stepped in and led the Skins to a 23-21 win. Meanwhile, Theismann underwent a rehabilitation process, and vowed to return for his 13th NFL season in 1986. But his right leg failed to cooperate, and he was forced to retire.

In an appearance on the show "Hardly Workin' with Greg Burton on ESPN 950, Redskins historian Mike Richman reviews what he thinks are the Top 5 offensive moments in Redskins history and the Top 5 on the defensive side of the ball. Burton interviewed Richman from Redskins training camp in Richmond, Va. ESPN 950 is the ESPN affiliate in Richmond.

In an appearance on The Chris Russell Show on ESPN 980 on Feb. 11, 2015, Mike Richman compares the last two decades of Redskins futility to the quarter-century period after World War II, another era of Redskins ineptitude. He cites stark similarities between the two periods beyond a sub-.500 winning percentage. He also talks with Russell, the Redskins' beat reporter for ESPN 980, about comparisons between Redskins executive Bruce Allen and Bruce's father, legendary Redskins coach and Hall of Famer George Allen. Check it out!

Former Redskins defensive end Jason Buck is Mike Richman's special guest on this episode of "Burgundy & Gold Flashback."  Buck, who played his last three seasons in D.C. (1991-93) and earned a Super Bowl ring after playing his first four in Cincinnati, is most remembered in Redskins lore for pulling off "The Play" in a 20-17 win over the Cowboys in 1992.  He speaks in detail about how "The Play" unfolded, as well as the adversity he faced growing up homeless in his youth, an inspiring sequence in the interview.  He also explains that he knew even from a very young age that he'd someday be playing big-time football.This interview also aired on the Redskins' web site on Dec. 25, 2014 at http://www.redskins.com/media-gallery/audio/Burgundy--Gold-Flashback-2014-Jason-Buck/531689c1-1bd2-463e-8c9e-d4b3dfa80baf

Famed Redskins running back Larry Brown is Mike Richman's special guest on this episode of "Burgundy & Gold Flashback."  With the 3-11 Redskins backpedaling following their sixth straight defeat, a 24-13 loss to the Giants on Dec. 15, 2014, Brown opines on what's ailing the franchise, where the season went wrong and who's to blame.  He also talks about the revered NFL coach who ordered him to be fitted with a hearing aide prior to his rookie season, Vince Lombardi, and his feelings on being shunned for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the same time two of his contemporaries with similar rushing and passing stats, Leroy Kelly and Floyd Little, are in Canton.  Brown, one of the Redskins' all-time leading rushers with 5,875 yards, appeared in four straight Pro Bowls from 1969 to 1972.This interview also aired on the Redskins' web site on Dec. 18, 2014 at http://www.redskins.com/media-gallery/audio/Burgundy--Gold-Flashback-2014-Larry-Brown/e99fe3bf-5403-4265-8369-c9486018a777

Former Redskins tight end Clint Didier is Mike Richman's special guest on this episode of "Burgundy & Gold Flashback." Didier, who caught 19 touchdown passes in his six seasons in D.C. (1982-87) and earned two Super Bowl rings, shares his thoughts on the 3-10 Redskins after a 24-0 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 8, 2014, their fifth straight defeat. He also talks about Super Bowl XXII, when he caught a touchdown pass during the Redskins' 35-point, second-quarter explosion that led to a 42-10 win over the Broncos, as well as his political endeavors. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2010 and 2014.This interview also aired on the Redskins' web site on Dec. 11, 2014 at http://www.redskins.com/media-gallery/audio/Burgundy--Gold-Flashback-2014-Clint-Didier/4175dbde-d659-476d-83e8-dce30d47e9c6