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As a kid, I wasn't into Iron Man, Captain America or Batman. I was into 'The Hogs' , 'The Posse', The Redskins.
I had friends that loved comic books and I respected their interests but it wasn't for me. Comic books will often tell of a struggle between good and evil where both sides claim victories in battle, and predictably the good side will ultimately win the war. That wasn't for me, That wasn't the 1991 Redskins.
1991 was a year of dominance:
-The Dominant Chicago Bulls won 67 games in route to their championship.
-Boyz II Men entered and dominated the music scene
Wayne Gretzky scored his 700th goal in his dominant career
Terminator 2: Judgement day dominated the box office
The American coalition dominated the Gulf War
The solar eclipse of July 11th dominated the sky
The internet was created, which would dominate all of our lives
Michael Jackson( enough said)
You get the point ... Americans craved dominance and nowhere was dominance on display more than right here in Washington, D.C. with the Redskins.
In the first 5 weeks of the season the Redskins pitched 3 shutouts with a combined score of 102-0. They wouldn't sustain their second loss until week 13. That season (14-2) the Redskins won a staggering 87% of their games. Pure Dominance.
The playoffs manifested more (you guessed it...) dominance. They defeated the Detroit Lions 41-0 in the NFC Championship game. Think about that..The Lions were the second best team and Washington beat them like they brought home a bad report card. Washington would eventually go on to beat Buffalo in the Super Bowl by 2 TDs and i'm not certain the game was even that close, outside of the final score.
1991 featured Jordan and the Bulls, Kirby Puckett & Chuck Knoblauch leading the Minnesota Twins to a World Series championship and yet, we had the best team. Possibly the greatest team in the history of the NFL, once called D.C. home. The NFL might never see another team be as dominant on offense and defense as the 1991 Washington Redskins. The best part about it all is that it wasn't make believe, it wasn't a dream, it was 1991 and we were the best.