Povich Rewind

Povich Rewind: Granny Rice
May 15, 2018

Povich Rewind: Granny Rice

Readers of the sports pages of another era appreciated the likes of Shirley Povich and the legendary Grantland Rice, who passed away in 1954 and elicited this appreciation from Povich.

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Mar 29, 2018

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Povich rarely wrote about women and sports, even after they began to gain widespread acceptance as professional athletes in the 1970s. But he did admire Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the most dominant female athlete of the first half of the century.

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training
Feb 28, 2018

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training

With spring training in full swing, a rewind of Shirley Povich’s 1994 column on one of his last spring training visits of baseball training camps and remembering the old days.

Sammy Baugh Retires
Jan 3, 2018

Sammy Baugh Retires

With all the fuss over the future of Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, it should be noted regardless of Cousins’ future, the greatest Redskins’ quarterbacks of all-time remain Pro Football Hall of Famers Sammy Baugh and Sonny Jurgensen.

Povich Rewind: A Sporting Life
Oct 23, 2017

Povich Rewind: A Sporting Life

Once upon a time, before new journalism and instant replay, Washington won the World Series, Georgetown was a football power — and a sportswriter was just a working stiff.

Povich Rewind: When Senators Were Kings
Sep 27, 2017

Povich Rewind: When Senators Were Kings

With the Washington Nationals in the playoffs as National League East champions, we rewind Shirley Povich’s look back at Washington’s only World Series triumph in 1925.