LightningBuggs

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    1971
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    Art Monk
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    Ashburn, VA
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    Collect Football Cards
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    Pricing Economist

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  1. Someone mentioned James Thrash in another thread yesterday and it reminded me of a funny encounter I had with him years ago when he was still with Skins organization. One Saturday I had gone to Sears at Dulles Town Center mall to purchase a weed eater. As I was exiting the store with the box over my shoulder, James was entering and held the door for me. As I walked by him, he smiled and said "Congratulations!" like I was taking a newborn baby home. I laughed and said "Thanks James!"
  2. Became a fan because of this guy. Loved his hard running style.
  3. You've never seen the Skins win a game in person? 0-10? Wow, I feel for you. That's really bad luck. I guess I'm lucky to have been able to attend some games at RFK back in the late 80s and early 90s. Only saw a handful of losses. Most games I attended there were Redskins wins. As for the dump known as FedEx Field, that's a different story altogether.
  4. Not diminishing what happened as it was awful for those women who were affected by the horrific treatment they received, but this will blow over quickly for Dan. Once training camp is in full swing, the discussion will pivot to will there/won't there be a season. And then if there is a season, this will be in Dan's rearview mirror. Not saying it's right, but that's the way these things typically pan out.
  5. ^^^ This ^^^ Just joined this thread to say the same. I'll look past the homerism as that's human nature and he was being paid to do it. But as a PBP guy, he was just really bad at his job. The #1 job of a sports radio PBP person is to paint a picture for the listener. In the DC area, there are 2 guys who are great at this, John Walton (Caps) and Charlie Slowes (Nats). Hockey is a fast-paced sport and so I admire John a bit more as he makes listening to the game easy. And even though I'm not a Nats fan by any stretch, I'll still listen to Charlie on a summer night driving around. I can't remember how many times Larry would say something like, "Skins 1st and 10 from the 30. There goes Peterson (insert any RB) out to the 38!" I'm thinking great, it's 2nd and 2. Easy money here. Next play Skins line up, Larry "Skins 2nd and 5 from the 35". What???? I thought he got to the 38. He did crap like this all the time. And that's not to mention the fact that on big plays he'd just start yelling as a fan excitedly without telling the listener what was happening. I'd get mad and yell at the radio, "Well, what exactly is going on???!!!"
  6. I'm curious to know how much of this news will tie back to Bruce. Either justly or unjustly so.
  7. Just replying to say this was well written and you're not alone. I'm 55 and our fandom ran parallel it seems. This is my jumping off point too. And that saddens me. But as you said, we had a lot of great memories (at least in the 70s and 80s).
  8. To be honest, I hadn't been wearing Redskins gear much in recent years solely because of my disdain for Danny. But now I'll probably start wearing my shirts again for spite. Been a fan for almost 50 years and the Redskins were always a big part of my life growing up. Some things have changed as I've aged and life has brought different priorities to me but I'd be lying if I didn't say a small part of me dies today with the team name. Going forward, I'll likely be taking a break from the NFL for a while. And in a couple years I'll be retiring and leaving the DC area so if I do decide to get back into the NFL, I'll likely be in the market for a new team. And that saddens me.
  9. This was a great post and story. Well done. And I'll add a little to it. I met Sonny a few years ago at an autograph signing. He was signing a picture from this game for the fellow in front of me in line. That fellow mistakenly thought the picture was from the Super Bowl and Sonny corrected him that it was from 1974, and added that the Skins won on a late TD drive. For some reason, the guy just nodded, took his autographed picture, and left. Seeing that Sonny was itching to tell his story, I stepped up and said, "Tell me about that game-winning drive". Sonny sat back, put his cigar in his mouth, and told me the entire story of that last drive, play by play. I went online later and looked it up and everything he told me was 100% correct. The funny part of the story was about Larry Smith who you correctly pointed out played with broken bones. Sonny said that early on that last drive, Larry Smith came back to the huddle and said "I think I broke my foot". Sonny told him loudly, "Well, you're not leaving this game. WE NEED YOU!!!!" Was a great five minutes with Sonny. Thanks for bringing that memory back for me.
  10. My first trip to RFK. 1987 versus the Giants. Rained most of the game. Skins trailed 19-3 late in 3rd. And then they came alive and so did the stadium. Schroeder led a comeback win capped off by a TD pass to Ricky Sanders when the CB fell down. But my most vivid memory of that day was Dexter sacking Phil Simms near the goal line and dragging him a bit for added emphasis. RFK erupted. The place was rocking. Great first live game.
  11. Sounds as though both of them are still "at large". Not quite the drama of OJ on the run....yet.
  12. 4 counts in fact. And 4 counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He’s finished.