This is more of a nostalgia thing that truly an on-field memory, but here goes: My dad was a lifelong Redskins fan and wanted me to follow in his footsteps. My mom had made these Redskins collages based off old Sports Illustrated pictures and hung those on my bedroom walls when I was real little. But I didn't really take a liking to football until I was 8, when a lot of my friends were watching avidly. All of whom were Cowboys fans.
Naturally, I chose the Cowboys, probably in part to poke at my pops a little. I've been squarely on the bandwagon ever since.
The funny thing is my parents used to record some of the Redskins games, and one of the tapes had gotten mixed in with my collection of Cowboys games. It was simply marked "92 REDSKINS." I put it in one day, wanting to watch a game, even if it wasn't Cowboys.
But what do I see when the tape starts? Aikman interviewing at the start of a MNF broadcast -- the Cowboys-Redskins game that opened the 1992 season and, in turn, opened the Cowboys' dynasty. I must have re-watched this game 20 times over the years.
From Harper's circus catch to the blocked punt, that game now holds a special place in my heart, even though I never even watched it live.