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Old 10-27-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Glory days

Let's face it, it's all we have now. Let's use this thread to reminisce a bit about the glory days, the times where the Skins were a perennial Super Bowl contender and right behind the 49ers as the team of the decade for the 80's.

For those that weren't around during these times all I can say is I'm sorry, you truly have suffered. I honestly feel lucky to have lived through these great times and have these memories to look back on.



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Old 10-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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....I then, truly have suffered, dont remember any of this... my glory years are Gibbs II... at least we were respectable then and had some good memories.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Definitely pick up the "3 Greatest Games" DVDs of the Redskins three Super Bowl victories. It is definitely something any Redskins fan should own! I've been watching these DVDs quite often lately. Watching these Super Bowls, you can just sense how truly together these teams were. You can definitely get a feel for how truly great the hogs were, Riggins, Theismann, Art Monk, Gary Clark, Ricky Sanders, etc...

It was truly a different franchise back then.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:22 PM   #4
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Where to start? There are so many great memories:
  • Riggo hitching the team to his wagon with 4 consecutive 100 yard games in the 1982 postseason, culminating with the greatest clutch 4th down run to clinch Super Bowl XVII - the greatest play in Redskins history.
  • The 1982 NFC Championship over the hated Cowboys. The stands literally rocking as fans bounced and chanted "We Want Dallas!!!"
  • The Hogs, our rock, our constant that enabled our QBs the time to go vertical in Gibbs's potent play action attack, while allowing our bruising Running backs to control the ball.
  • Darrell Green catching Tony Dorsett from behind in his first NFL game. For that matter, D. Green catching Eric Dickerson from behind in the 1986 playoffs.
  • Gibbs on his knees, unable to watch the 4th down and goal stop against Minnesota to clinch the 1987 NFC Championship.
  • 2nd Quarter of Super Bowl XXII - the most perfect quarter of offensive football in NFL history.
  • 1990 wild card victory in Philly - redemption after the "Body Bag Game", leading directly to Buddy Ryan's ouster.
  • 11-0 start in 1991. Mark Rypien hitting every long pass imaginable during this incredible run.
  • Jumping to 24-0 lead in Super Bowl XXVI, with Skins faithful singing Hail to the Redskins more boisterously after every score.
  • RFK. It may have been a dump, but it was our dump, and there wasn't a louder stadium in the NFL. I've attended huge games at both (most recently the 2005 win over the Giants) and FedEx doesn't even come close in terms of ear splitting volume. I hope that acoustics are taken into consideration for the next stadium, because we've lost much of our home field advantage since moving.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
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Speaking of the glory days, what happened to our home white socks? I might be the only one alive who gives a damn, but our home uniforms just looked better with the white socks and not those solid burgundy ones. Sorry. And I had no idea where to put this... it had just been irking me lol
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
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I will never forget that Dolphins game in particular. We had not yet won a Super Bowl and were not yet the Gibbs 1.0 Skins in terms of reputation. It was a reasonably close game, too, which did not always happen in those days. That might be my favorite Redskins team. They were fired up and well-coached.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:29 PM   #7
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I always liked the no namers that always played so hard!!!!
Mel Kaufman
Neil Olkeiwitz
Martin Mayhew
Curtis Jordan
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:47 PM   #8
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Is it that bad that we have to reminisce? I guess so. I'm looking forwards to the development of our young guys on the roster and to next year when we have a new GM and coach.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:50 PM   #9
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Let's face it, it's all we have now. Let's use this thread to reminisce a bit about the glory days, the times where the Skins were a perennial Super Bowl contender and right behind the 49ers as the team of the decade for the 80's.

For those that weren't around during these times all I can say is I'm sorry, you truly have suffered. I honestly feel lucky to have lived through these great times and have these memories to look back on.

YouTube - superbowl XVII Highlights - Redskins vs Dolphins

YouTube - superbowl XXII Highlights - Redskins vs Broncos

YouTube - superbowl XXVI Highlights - Redskins vs Bills
As much as I love watching the glory days it's painful to watch knowing the odds are against me experiencing anything like that as long as the current structure is in place.

The highlights of me being a fan for the last ten years was winning 5 in a row to make the playoffs back in '05, and winning 4 in a row to make the playoffs back in '07. Other than that and a few games interspered (14-13, 35-7 - aka the last time I think we had a game well in hand before the 4th q even started) the pickins' are slim.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:55 PM   #10
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My favorite Redskins moment. Our NFC Championship game against Dallas. THis was the game that told the nation the Redskins have arrived! We beat to a pulp the famed doomsday defense.
This was the famous game Grimm changed Gibbs playcalls in the huddle near the end of the game to run right at HOF'er Randy White and run out the clock.
We do not have that physical play anymore.
Notice in the background the home made banners and painted bed sheets that Jack Kent Cooke allowed fans to bring to the games back them.


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Old 10-28-2009, 12:04 AM   #11
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God we need a RB like Riggins, he was an even better Marion Barber!!
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:08 AM   #12
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God we need a RB like Riggins, he was an even better Marion Barber!!
Here's your man:

This guy is the next Riggins.

* Toby Gerhart
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:39 AM   #13
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im 31 yrs old which means i was about 4th grade to 8th grade during our true SB glory days. i do remember, before i even knew what football really was, sitting around the house at a very young age, bored on a sunday and i decided to really give footballa chance. i remember watching the likes of the running back for the giant morris called mighty mouse, seeing him do what he did at such a small size was amazing to me a very young boy. phil simms bravado parcells were names i learned as i followed mighty mouse. a year later i learned of the skins and darrel green. so many people spoke so highly of darrell green. i was at a pizza party and saw him intercept and return a ball for a td. the pizza party lil kid thing i went to every adult wnet nuts. i became a d green fan. soon enough the skins were apparently in the super bowl. still at a very young age, i watched as the skins put up the greastest quater in sb history as doug williams ricky sanders art monk and that other guy (im been drinkin) put up spectacular play after play. right then and there i understood football, i understood home town pride, i understood ....lady feell on flor
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:43 AM   #14
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My parents wouldn't let me watch SuperBowl XXII despite sitting through whole games that year at the ripe young age of 4. They went to a party which I assume was filled with drinking and debauchery and I was stuck in the rec room beside the big room in the basement, they wouldn't even turn on a TV upstairs because I'd be "too far" from them I still hate them for that.
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My favorite Redskins moment. Our NFC Championship game against Dallas. THis was the game that told the nation the Redskins have arrived! We beat to a pulp the famed doomsday defense.
This was the famous game Grimm changed Gibbs playcalls in the huddle near the end of the game to run right at HOF'er Randy White and run out the clock.
We do not have that physical play anymore.
YouTube - Washington Redskins-Diesel destroys Dallas!
Video could also be called Dexter Destoys Dallas. Check out 1:01 and 1:50 when he bats the ball.

I also feel lucky to have experienced this, and can get a little choked up about it sometimes. Four Super Bowls in 10 years racks up a lot of lifelong memories with family, friends, and yes bartenders, and complete strangers. I've hugged the young and old, rich and poor, a lot of drunks and a couple dudes in wheel chairs during a championship game. It's what Redskin fans did, especially when RFK roared (and when beer man came around).



Here's my video contribution outside of the Super Bowls. This one's only a few seconds, but says it all. Who we were, and will be again someday.


Get to 4:00 on this one (playoffs v. Atlanta...it was about effing cold and rained the entire time, one of favorite RFK memories). Anyway, I was in my early 20s during the glory years, and hope those of you of the same age today get a taste of this. You so deserve it.


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