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Football Brings Us All Together

The Audible is joined by Robert Henson and the McLinton brothers--Kevin and Darren--to talk about the ways in which football and the Redskins bring us all together.

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Last night, Kevin, Tim and I were joined by a few guys from the local sports scene to mix it up in the basement studio. On hand was former Redskins linebacker Robert Henson, out of TCU and the town of Longview, Texas. His first topic to discuss on the show was the state of our current linebacking crew. We asked him about the Preston Smith/Junior Galette situation, and thankfully, he assured us that this defense was going to find ways to get both of these monsters on the field together as much as possible.

Kevin and Darren McLinton also joined us. They are the sons of Harold McLinton, also a former linebacker and one of the 70 Greatest Redskins. In addition to being the kids of a local legend, they were both accomplished athletes in their own rights. Kevin played under Gary Williams at the University of Maryland and Darren played under Lefty Driesell at James Madison.

Everyone sitting at the table had stories to tell about playing football as a kid, and the way in which sports (football in particular) shaped the lives they lead to this day. I asked everyone to talk to about their worst day of practice--a topic that anyone who has worn pads at any level can contribute to--and the conversation got lively.

We had a lot of fun talking to these men on The Audible, and especially enjoyed hearing names from the past out of the McLinton brothers (Brig Owens, for example), as well as names from the more recent seasons in stories told by Robert.

Thanks for listening, and I look forward to putting up some additional content from last night's recording session soon.

Have a great Wednesday!