Povich Rewind

Povich Rewind: Greatest Team Ever?
May 15, 2019

Povich Rewind: Greatest Team Ever?

The Golden State Warriors are the latest team to be placed in the category of maybe the “best sports team since the 1927 Yankees.” Shirley Povich actually covered the 1927 Yankees.

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Apr 2, 2019

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias

I asked students in my Sports and Culture class who had heard of great athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias? No one raised a hand. Maybe this will help.

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training
Feb 13, 2019

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training

Among Shirley Povich’s most enjoyable memories during his 75-year career with The Washington Post was spring training. With baseball training camps opening this month, we rewind Povich’s column remembering spring training “back in the day.”

Povich Rewind: The Colts-Giants Game
Jan 3, 2019

Povich Rewind: The Colts-Giants Game

It’s been more than 60 years since the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants in 1958 in overtime to win the National Football League title (there was no Super Bowl in those years). Shirley Povich covered the game in Yankee Stadium.

Povich Rewind: The Redskins’ Longest Day
Dec 13, 2018

Povich Rewind: The Redskins’ Longest Day

Washington’s 40-16 loss to the New York Giants Sunday pales in comparison to the Redskins’ 73-0 loss in the 1940 NFL championship game to the Chicago Bears at Griffith Stadium, covered by Shirley Povich.

Povich Rewind: Who’s She?
Aug 27, 2018

Povich Rewind: Who’s She?

The beginning of the new school year is a time to remind students at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism involved with the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism just who was Shirley Povich.