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Old 04-16-2004, 12:42 PM   #31
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I have met several past and present players, but last season...
I coincidently stayed at the same hotel the Redskins were staying at in Buff. NY. last season. I was there for work, not the game. So I was very surprised when I got into an elevator by myself and a big hand stopped the door from closing.
Suddenly as many big people as could fit, crammed into the elevator with me. Much to my surprise the Redskins had just arrived from the airport to the Hotel. I was disappointed because Ex-QB Rob Johnson was standing next to me and not a real Redskin. I was surprised at how small and skinny Rob Johnson is, I could have kicked his ass. I amazed Cerrato/Snyder ever signed him. Did they ever meet him?
All the players were very nice and willing to talk.
Lavar Arrington surprised me the most. He made himself the most available out of all the players to the fans. He was always down on the ground floor near the restaurant/bar area, meeting fans and signing autographs. When I came home at 11:00-11:30pm on Saturday night before the Bills game, and Lavar was still at a table at the bar hanging out (not drinking) and signing autographs.
The next morning (Game day) my breakfast group was sat by the hostess at a table right next to Sonny Jurgenson and Samm Huff. These table were almost too close together. But Sonny and Sam did not mind, in fact they said hello and are incredibly nice and LOL funny. They talked about the upcoming game and Sam Huff was constantly telling old football stories. Very interesting.....

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Old 04-17-2004, 12:10 AM   #32
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Barber, and Donnel Bennet are family friends, both are very cool and i wish both were still on the team. Samuels is working on a business project with my mother and he and his brother are both good guys. Art Monk's son played in my local youth football program. He was nice, I hope his son becomes good enough to some day join the skins. LaVar is a good guy He's done some PR work for charities and is also a family friend. For the most part they are all regular people, thats why they get annoyed when people attack them for autographs at inappropriate times, but i guess it is part of the job.
Will you adopt me so they'll be my family friends too? Just kidding..

I worked at CNNSI when Irving Fryar was an NFL analyst, he sat next to me while we watched the games and we would discuss the games and players.. Lots of funny Redskins stories..
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:22 AM   #33
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Unfortuantly living in jersey the only player's I run into are giant's.
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Old 04-19-2004, 08:25 AM   #34
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Well i have been fortunate to meet quite a few skins through the years..
heres a few.

Lavar Arrington, Chris Samuels, John Janson, Ladell Betts
Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Gibbs
Sam Huff, Bobby Mitchell
Kenny Houston, Brian Mitchell, Joe Theismann
Charley Taylor, Terry Allen
Billy Kilmer, Gus Ferrotte, Ken Harvey
Brig Owens, Pat Fischer, Doc Walker, all the "Hogs"
Diron Talbert,Mark Moseley, Mike Thomas, Ron McDole
Mike Bragg, Dallas Hickman, Monte Coleman, Earnest Byner
Art Monk, Darrell Green, Dexter Manley, Cahrles Mann, Dan Wilkinson
Gary Clark, Tony Mcgee, Chris Hanburger, Ron Saul,
John Riggins and many many more.. the thing i can say about meeting them is that some were very gracious and seemed to enjoy talking with the fans.
Its been an honor to meet so many great players from 4 decades of teams..
I have even shared a beer with Roy Jefferson and Rich Milot..

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Old 04-19-2004, 03:05 PM   #35
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One day, my sister and I went to the OLD Redskins Park and hung out trying to get autographs. That was a year of two after the season the Skins beat Denver (Doug Williams MVP) in the SB, so I guess it was like '89 or '90. We got all the players as they were coming out of practice. They signed authographs, but you could tell they weren't pleased and wanted to get home, two guys I especially remembered - Wilbur Marsall and Dave Butz didn't look happy, but they signed.

But the two best of that day were Dexter Manley and Coach Joe Gibbs. Dexter came out in a suit and was interviewed by George Michael. The NBC tv crew let us sit in their van and watch the taping. Coach Gibbs came out about an hour later. NO, he wasn't going home, trust me on that, just doing a quick interview! He came out a side door and was super cool and humble like he still is. We asked for his autograph and he said, "you guys sure you want it? considering the way I coached last Sunday?" (The Skins had gotten clobbered pretty good the Sunday before that's why he said that).

Also, I use to work at a car wash near the NEW Redskins Park back in the early 90's. Brian Mitchell came in and got his car washed all the time (it was a lexus) and he was cool, I told him he was the redskins secret weapon and he just laughed. Cool guy, it sucked the way he got run out of town, he's a guy who should have retired a Skin like D. Green.

Jim Hanifan (offensive line coach who replaced Buges after he split to Phoenix) and his wife came into the carwash all the time, too. They drove Ford Tempos and the ashtrays were full of cigarrette butts and there was cat hair all over the car (they let the cats roam freely in the cars). Kinda gross, but they were super nice people, too.

Skins would come by the carwash all the time - Chip Lohmiller (also drove a lexus) and a bunch of other guys, whose names I don't even remember (special teamers who lasted a year).

Finally, I saw Joe Theismann at Hertz rent-a-car at Dulles Airport once in the early 90's (long after he retired from the Skins and he was working for ESPN), he was real friendly, smiled, shook hands. He liked the attention, just like he still does.
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:06 PM   #36
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yea Joe seems like a really friendly guy, as long as your name is Lawerence Taylor...such a sad day for football.
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:07 PM   #37
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Ok, I've never met any of the 'Skins, but the Redskinettes do come over on USO tours pretty regularly. I had them on my morning show in Keflavik two years ago.
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:08 PM   #38
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yea Joe seems like a really friendly guy, as long as your name is Lawerence Taylor...such a sad day for football.

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Old 04-19-2004, 05:21 PM   #39
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Did anyone of you see Willis McGahees knee injury. Seeing his leg dangle because it wanst connected by any tendons was not a pretty sight either. In mens health a few months back they had a story of teh top ten sports injuries. I beleive Joe was second. Some of them were pretty gross.
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:46 AM   #40
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In 99 I came over and met Irving Fryar who was really funny, so Big daddy in a huge white suit but didn't speak to him and met Gary Clark outside the Giants game, tried on his SB ring and got two autographs (I only asked for one but I had two gameday programmes and he cherrfully offered to sign both).

I also met a lady in Takoma who had been a season ticket holder since 1937 but went to the new stadium once and hated it. She showed me jerseys that Gus Frerotte had given her (Washington and Detroit) and said he was 'ther nicest player of any I have ever met).

Also, the UK Redskins Review guys were out in 99 and Art Monk showed them around the stadium.

Finally, when the Skins played an American Bowl at Wembely a load of our guys spent the night drinking with John Riggins who posed for photos, signed stuff and got extremely drunk...
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:06 AM   #41
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When the Skins played an American Bowl at Wembely a load of our guys spent the night drinking with John Riggins who posed for photos, signed stuff and got extremely drunk...
Riggo got drunk?? Hmmm, I bet there aren't too many people who have a Riggins story involving drinking. lol
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Old 04-21-2004, 07:32 AM   #42
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Yeah, I suppose not. He was drinking bitter though, so fair play to him. When in Rome etc...
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:19 PM   #43
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I ran into LaVar at a mall one time, in retrospect I was rather rude to him, but he was very kind to me. He seemed really cool at the time...back when he was dating Serena they were both in a mall in Southern Maryland. It was kinda wierd, but anyway: LaVar very cool.
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:24 PM   #44
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Its difficult to get player autographs when you live in a completely different country.
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