The Redskins are playing the Houston Texans on Sunday. Since the Texans joined the NFL in 2002, these two teams have only matched-up twice. The first game was in Week 16 of the 2002 season; the Redskins killed the Texans 26-10 at FedEx Field. (Slightly Smiles!!) The second game was in Week 3 of the 2006 Season; the Redskins whipped the Texans 31-15 at Reliant Stadium. (Wide smile & Chuckles!!) Despite these two mere encounters, some of the personnel on both teams are very familiar with each other. Ten of the coaches that will be on the sidelines on Sunday are former members of the Denver Broncos coaching staff; actually the Texans now have two Coordinators and three Assistants who worked under Mike Shanahan in Denver. The clincher is that Houston’s Head Coach, Gary Kubiak, played…er ah, was on the team…(wispers…bench rider) for the Denver Broncos from 1983 to 1991, while our beloved Head Coach, Mike Shanahan, was a coach (in some capacity) for the Denver Broncos for 20 of the last 26 years. Wow!!! This game may have a real ‘Gunslinger’ feel to it.
Wait… enough about good ole times with the Denver Broncos. There will be no John Elway there…we have McNabb. There will be no Champ Baily there…we have Clinton Portis. Do you remember that trade? (Covers mouth & Snickers!!) After all, this is a Redskins game. And we are in DC!! None other than FedEx Field…home of the Washington Redskins. It is also the home to Chuck Brown, the God-Father of Go-Go. As a matter of fact, he is the scheduled halftime performer for Sunday’s game. Just like all audience members’ plea to Chuck at his shows…Wind me up Chuck!! Meanwhile, I am already wound up. The Redskins need to pickup things right where they left off last week as we cleaned the clock of that other Texas team. (Full blown laughter!!) Just in case you need me to Back It on Up, I will remind you… that game was decided in the last 3 seconds!! Favorable for the ‘Skins, may I add. After that climactic finish, we continued to party in the parking lot. It was almost midnight, but no one cared. Daylight could have come, but we didn’t want to go home. On Sunday, as a faithful football screamer, I not only plan on screaming, but I intend to yell, cheer, shout, & Coo. You know…Coo. We aren’t yelling Boo, we are yelling Coooooley!!) I am proud to be that 12th Man that the Redskins rely on. The atmosphere of the place will have a Go-Go Swing to it as our defense orders another Stormy Monday for their opponent. (Holds stomach, doubles over & chackles!!)
On the other hand, we Redskins fans cannot get too excited about our prior performances against the Texans, because that was in the past. In fact, most Redskins fans don’t know what to make of the Texans this week other than the fact that they beat the Colts last Sunday. Oh wait…we do know a lot about them, or at least Kyle Shanahan, Mike’s handsome son, does. (Giggles!!) His job last year was with the Texans. (Points at team and laughs a Dr. Evil laugh!!) The game cannot get here fast enough, but first I have a few questions:
· Do You Know What Time It Is? - Its 4:15pm, late game action.
· Anyone want to bet on this game? - I Need Some Money!!
· The prior relationships and our 2- 0 records means? – It Don’t Mean a Thing!!
· What shall I do immediately after the victory? – Get Your Freak On!!
· Why? Because We came to Party!!
This Diva is Done!