Time to lighten the mood.
One of the things I LOVE about this forum is how much each poster seems to remember. Little facts and tidbits about the Redskins and former players always amazes me. Some of the facts make me remember things and think back to how it use to me (Like Jeri White holding out in 83 to be replaced by DG at corner). Other things are stuff I never new.
Anyway - Thought it might be a good thread to just post random facts and tidbits you remember about Skins. For example -
1) 1984 - Joe Theisman leaving his wife for Kathy Lee Crosby, host of "That's incredible. For those younger that don't realize what that was like, it would be like Payton Manning announcing that he is leaving his wife To Marry Katie Couric
2) In 1987 - While during the season the QB controversy was between Jay Schreador and Doug Williams - Before the season started, the big controversy was for 2nd string between Doug Williams and Babe Laufenberg. I remember Many wanted Babe to play! Babe use to be the golden boy of preseason. He had like 6 4 qtr comebacks in 4 years of preseason games.
3) Guys remember what happened to Albert Connell? Came to the skins in 97, started by 98, in 1999 he exploded to catch for over 1100 yards.
In 2000 he had a off year and when Marty came in 2001, he was a free agent who was going to make some big $$. He signed with New Orleans for 14 million. He failed to do anything and in the middle of the season was caught stealling $4000 out of Deuce McAllisters locker!
4)The biggest comeback that never was - Any one remember the 1998 Cardinals vs Redskins game? Different season, different outcome, might be considered one of the greatest games to watch. 5-5 Cards vs the 2 -8 Skins. Skins actually had thought they had a good team that year, then lost their first 7 games. but after the bye, game back and beat the Giants, lost to the cards by 2, and crushed Phili. Against the Cards they QUICKLY fell to a 31-0 deficit. Skins finally scored at the end of the half and missed the extra point to cut it to 31-6.
Late in the 3rd, it was 38-13 when the skins came storming back behind....Trent Green. Closed the game to 38 to 35. Cards then scored again, skins wasted no time to close the game once again to 45 to 42 with 2 mins left. Onside kick failed, but the skins STILL got the ball back with about a min left - But couldn't get in FG range.....
Fun game to watch.....
ok - I have more I'll add - What are yours?