Sport: A Child Shall Lead Them

"I want to look in my locker room and see bald old men, guys who have been through it—winners." That was the demand made by George Allen when he took over as coach of the Washington Redskins last year. After 19 trades involving 33 players, Allen got what he wanted: the oldest* and most experienced team in the National Football League—plus one. For all his attention to aging veterans, Allen wisely held on to Running Back Larry Brown, a Redskin holdover who in size (5 ft. 11 in., 195 Ibs.) and years (25) is a comparative toddler. The combination paid off....

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