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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic Washington Redskins


ESPN Classic will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Washington Redskins franchise on Monday-Friday, Oct. 21-25 from 6-8 p.m. ET. The network looks back at some of the Redskins' greatest teams and individual performances as part of the celebration.
Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann, a member of the Redskins from 1974-85, led Washington to a 27-17 Super Bowl XVII victory over Miami.
The likes of coaches George Allen and Joe Gibbs, legendary quarterback Joe Theismann, as well as Super Bowl MVP's Doug Williams, Mark Rypien and John Riggins are featured. The 70 greatest Redskins will be recognized at FedExField during the Sunday, Oct. 27 game against Indianapolis. Here's the complete schedule:
All times Eastern

Classic Washington Redskins
Monday-Friday, Oct. 21-25
6 - 8 p.m. ET


Monday, Oct. 21

6 p.m. - Classic Redskins: Living is Winning & Losing is Dying - George Allen
NFL Films showcases behind the scenes access to NFL players and coaches of the current and past seasons. George Allen is showcased in this episode.

7 p.m. - Classic Redskins: Redskins vs. Cowboys (1984)
Washington wins 30-28 over Dallas. The Redskins' big plays included Joe Theismann's 22-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Muhammad, a 30-yarder to Art Monk and runs of 14 yards by Theismann, 16 by John Riggins and an 18-yarder by Joe Washington.

7:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1974 Washington Redskins
A review of the 1974 Redskins season.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

6 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1971 Washington Redskins
A re-cap of the 1971 Washington Redskins NFL season, which ended with a 24-20 loss to San Francisco in the first Round of the NFC Playoffs.

7 p.m. - Classic Redskins: St. Louis Cardinals at Redskins (1969)
Washington wins, 33-17. Vince Lombardi is the coach.

John Riggins
Former Redskins running back John Riggins played a part in two of Washington's greatest sports moments.
7:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1983 Washington Redskins
A look back at the 1983 Redskins. Included are the important games they played in on their road to the Super Bowl, where they ended up losing to the L.A. Raiders, 38-9.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

6 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1973 Washington Redskins
A 30-minute show re-capping the 1973 Redskins. They eventually lost in the first round of the NFC Playoffs to Minnesota, 27-20.

6:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1982 Washington Redskins
A recap of the 1982 Redskins. Included are the important games on their road to winning the Super Bowl, where they defeated Miami, 27-17.

7 p.m. - Classic Redskins: Cowboys at Redskins (1975)
Washington wins, 30-24.

7:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1972 Washington Redskins
Another successful run to the Super Bowl. But this time, undefeated Miami gets the better of the 'Skins to win the final game, 14-7.

Thursday, Oct. 24

6 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1990 Washington Redskins
The 1990 Redskins season in review.

6:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1986 Washington Redskins
Highlighting the games that helped Washington reach the NFC Championship, where they bowed out to the Giants, 17-0.

7 p.m. - Classic Redskins: L.A. Raiders at Redskins (1983)
Redskins win, 37-35.

Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs took the Redskins to four Super Bowls, winning three of them.
7:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: Super Bowl XVII Film - Redskins vs. Dolphins
Washington 27, Miami 17. MVP - John Riggins (RB). John Riggins runs for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries to spark Washington to a 27-17 victory over the Dolphins. The win marked Washington's first NFL title since 1942.

Friday, Oct. 25

6 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1969 Washington Redskins
A 30-minute show re-capping the 1969 Redskins season.

6:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: 1999 Washington Redskins
A re-cap of the 1999 Redskins season, which ended with a 14-13 loss to Tampa Bay in the second round of the NFC Playoffs.

7 p.m. - Classic Redskins: Super Bowl XXII - Redskins vs. Broncos
Washington 42, Denver 10. MVP - Doug Williams (QB). The Redskins 35-point second quarter, including four touchdown passes from game MVP Doug Williams, finishes off the Broncos. Washington goes on to win 42-10 for their second Super Bowl victory under head coach Joe Gibbs.

7:30 p.m. - Classic Redskins: Super Bowl XXVI - Redskins vs. Bills
Washington 37, Buffalo 24. Redskins QB Mark Rypien is named Super Bowl MVP.





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