The Redskins Are in the Playoffs

Well, the announcers, at least

The Redskins are in the playoffs!  Woo hoo!

OK, so it's not this year's Skins.  But when you turn your TV on on Wild Card weekend, you'll get a heavy dose of glory years past.  Joe Gibbs and Joe Theismann are reuniting, this time as game analysts for NBC's playoff coverage.

Gibbs isn't any stranger to TV.  He had previously worked on NBC's studio show from 1994 to 1997.  He hasn't done TV work since, what with NASCAR and Skins games taking over most weekends for the last decade.  He told USA Today that calling games again "never came up. … I'm really excited to do something you didn't think you'd be able to do again."  (Same goes for seeing the Skins in the playoffs, it seems.)

Joey Sunshine isn't a newbie on TV either.  A long-time analyst and Monday Night Football commentator -- at least until Tony Kornheiser had him whacked -- Theismann's done it all.  He's a love him or hate him kind of guy.  There's really no in between with him. 

Joe T no doubt badly wants to get back into broadcasting.  Will this be a springboard for him, to get an analyst job with an NFL broadcaster next year?  If Dan "Let me tell you!" Dierdorf still has a job, why not Mr. Sunshine?

So even if this year's team won't make it -- and barring multiple mid-air collisions, it won't -- Skins fans can close their eyes, open their ears and live off past glory.  And if there's justice in the world, they'll be calling another Tony Romo playoff chokejob

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