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Kirk Cousins is all smiles when talking Broadway, musical bucket list

Kirk Cousins is all smiles when talking Broadway, musical bucket list

Broadway show tunes and professional football are about as far away from each other on the activity spectrum as possible.

But if you know anything about Redskins' quarterback Kirk Cousins, he doesn't exactly fit the norm in the most enjoyable way possible. He still drives his trusty conversion van and almost always has a smile, regardless of the previous week's result.

So it should come as no surprise to learn that Cousins, the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 12, is also a huge fan of show tunes. During his Wednesday press conference — not shortly after tight end Vernon Davis detailed Cousins' fondness for singing songs from 'Hamilton' in the locker room — Cousins could not contain himself when the subject of musicals was broached.

“I don’t know all the words, but I’m a big Broadway fan,” Cousins told reporters during his weekly press conference on Wednesday.

“I love musical theater. When the Super Bowl was in New York City a couple years ago, I went to a Broadway show and was blown away. I went to the Chicago Theater a lot growing up, and with ‘Hamilton’ now being out I talked to Vernon (Davis), he said he had been, and I said I want to go see that. ... I had seen Rob Riggle's spoof on it. ... so that’s the next one to go see, but I’ve got a long list of offseason musicals to see.

But if you know a bit about Cousins, then you already know his penchant for the stage. In CSNMA's "Going Home" series with Cousins this summer, we got to know a bit more about his artistic background at Holland Christian High School. (Segment gets going at 4:30). 

So the real question becomes: What is on Cousins' list of musicals he's seen and wants to see?

"Oh man.," Cousins said, with a gleeful smile across his face. I've seen 'Motown,' I'd love to see 'Lion King,' I'd love to see 'Book of Mormon.' I'd love to see 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' again. I saw it as a kid and loved it. Really, they're all good. I saw 'Jersey Boys' in college. ‘Wicked.’"

Cousins' musical bucket list of sorts is a good one for sure. And although it seems like a short list, Cousins doesn't exactly have a lot of free time on his hands.

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Five of the most memorable and wild Redskins upsets from the past 10 years

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Five of the most memorable and wild Redskins upsets from the past 10 years

Upsets get a lot of attention in March, due to the allure of the NCAA Tournament and the non-allure of everyone who loves to talk about how THEY CALLED that upset that YOU DIDN'T.

With that being said, upsets happen every month of the year, and they go down weekly in the NFL. So, how about we look back at some of the Redskins' particularly surprising wins from the past decade?

Here are five of the most memorable. 

5) 2014 - Redskins 27, Eagles 24

The Eagles came into FedEx Field late in 2014 with a 9-5 record needing a win to remain squarely in the playoff hunt. The Redskins, meanwhile, were just 3-11 and had changed quarterbacks a depressing five times.

Yet in this matchup, Robert Griffin III managed the offense well and DeSean Jackson had more than 120 receiving yards against his former team because DeSean Jackson is awesome.

Yes, the 'Skins were outproduced in nearly every major stat category. But Mark Sanchez — sorry, future Redskin great Mark Sanchez — had two costly turnovers and Cody Parkey missed two field goals (Philly fans have probably forgiven him by now), allowing the home team to squeak out a W.

4) 2009 - Redskins 27, Broncos 17

This is one of those random Redskins games you've probably forgotten about because it came in a lost season, but it was still a miraculous victory.

The most iconic play from this one was a Hunter Smith to Mike Sellers TD on a fake field goal — a fake, mind you, that came after a timeout by Jim Zorn because the unit's first fake punt attempt included only 10 players on the field.

Denver was 6-2 but lost Kyle Orton to injury at halftime. Jason Campbell, on the other hand, helped the Burgundy and Gold score more than 17 points for the first time all year.

"We've had a desert experience -- very arid, if you will -- for the last few weeks," Zorn said postgame. "So to be able to come out with a win, you almost don't know how to feel."

The Zorn Era was terrible, but you have to give the dude credit for working "very arid" into an NFL press conference.

3) 2012 - Redskins 40, Saints 32

There was plenty of hype surrounding RG3's debut, but there was no way he was going to lead the Redskins to a win over the Saints... in his debut... in the Superdome... right?

Wrong. Incorrect. Not right.

Griffin found Pierre Garcon early for an 88-yard score and the offense stayed hot all afternoon, outpacing a New Orleans squad that was favored by more than a touchdown. If you want a further reminder of how impressive this effort was, look back at what happened to this franchise in the Superdome this past season. 

2) 2014 - Redskins 20, Cowboys 17

Dallas' six-game winning streak stood no chance against Colt McCoy, as the Texas legend went into the Cowboys' house for a wild Monday Night triumph.

Kai Forbath's field goal sealed it in overtime and Bashaud Breeland dominated Dez Bryant, but McCoy was the star. On the way to his first successful start in close to three seasons, the signal caller went 25 for 30 in the air and found the end zone on the ground, too.

1) 2017 - Redskins 17, Seahawks 14

If someone in your life thinks they can't do something, just pull up the box score or highlights from this contest. They will then realize that nothing is impossible, because the Redskins beating the Seahawks on this Sunday should've been impossible, yet it somehow happened anyway.

Washington went into Seattle's harsh environment down six starters, including three on the O-line, but Kirk Cousins kept things together and found Brian Quick and Josh Doctson for long completions on a harrowing last drive to steal this result. It wasn't quite UMBC over Virginia, but it was absolutely a stunning final nonetheless. 

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Josh Norman's brother players professional football in Washington, seriously

Josh Norman's brother players professional football in Washington, seriously

NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller spoke with Washington Valor defensive back Marrio Norman Thursday at the Nuggets-Wizards matchup at Capital One Arena.

Norman, the older brother of Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, was assigned to the Valor on March 6.

"I'm just excited to come and to add my talents to the team," Norman said.

Although the two brothers will be suiting up in different venues in the Nation's Capital, the younger Norman briefed the former on handling the press in Washington.

In 2018 with the Albany Empire, Norman racked up 58 total tackles and three interceptions.

The Valor's season kicks off on April 26 against the Baltimore Brigade at Royal Farms Arena.

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