Friday, February 17, 2012

Washington Redskins - Joe Gibbs - Hogs - Theismann - Riggins


I remember in the 80's and a few games in the 90's, I made sure to get a few Redskin games on my schedule . .

I always reminesce to the glory Joe Gibbs teams, with Joe Theismann and John Riggins and The HOGS.

I made sure to go to the Superbowl in Pasadena when John Riggins dragged that Miami Dolphin almost to the goal post on that end run around his left.  It was no surprise when the news reporters nicknamed Ole John with the nickname, " The Diesel ".

I'd taken a client to the game and we stayed in a Marriott across town.

Although we had end zone seats, they were very high up and we had good visibility.

About two rows down and to the right about five seats away, my buddy noticed Lindsay Wagner, ( The Bionic Woman ) sitting there enjoying the game with her escort, I forget his name, but at that time she was dating a handsome Native-American guy who I remember was wearing an all white leather shirt with fringe all around.   I noticed his shoes were what looked like $300.00 white basketball sneakers.


A couple years later, I took another client to the Superbowl.  This time the Redskins played The Oakland Raiders in Tampa Bay . . but that game ended in a terrible thrashing of my Redskins.  After that, the Redskins have become The "Has Beens" you might say.

But as a friend once told me . . . " It's better to be a


Unfortunately, to make things worse, our seats were in the endzone again but this time we were surrounded by 98% Oakland Raider fans.  We had to lay low and keep our mouths zippered up throughout the whole game.
If it wasn't for a flask with Jameson's Irish Whiskey I don't think I would have made it. 


" The more you say, the less people remember. "

- Francois Fenelon


" As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer. "

- Robert Quillen


" You can be the mastoid of ceremonies. "
" You mean the master of ceremonies. "
" No, I mean mastoid - - - that's a pain
in the ear, isn't it ? "

- Peter Plum


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