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One thing I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, hate about losing to the lions is having to face Eagle fans.

ugh, they are absolutely the worst people in the world.

I've received at least 40 messages with articles about McNabb being benched followed by a laughing smiley.

I seriously can't wait until the redskins can put a decent team together so I don't have to go through this Every single year.

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I knew Pat very well. I met him in the summer of 1978 and broke racehorses for

him on a farm outside Leesburg, Virginia called "Rasberry Plains". In early

1979, I returned to Virginia again (my hometown) and worked with Pat for over 2

years, often close to 20 hours a day. At that point, he asked me to work at the

racetrack where he was based in Charles Town, WV. We were extremely close. I

have NEVER in my life, and I have had a crazy one, met anyone like him. Pat was

so smart, so deep, so analytical, so unique in so many ways. I have thought

about him for all these years. He called a few times. It was difficult for him

to leave the game he loved so much. And the fans. It used to bug me a that we

were swarmed wherever we went; he said the day he was not recognized, would be a

sad day. Many things happened to him personally, that I would never reveal; but

I have had him in my heart all these years, fretting that he had never rallied

back. Reading these notes tonight -- that he!

was full of laughter, fun, still strong (as late as 2005?)-- has put an end to

my fears for so many years, that he had not overcome what he faced personally. I

don't know much about football - it was cool to have his buddies stop by the

track - but I know a whole lot more about life and people and ups/downs than I

did when we were...Pat Fischer faced more than anyone will likely ever know. And

by God, finding this page tonight, makes it clear that his old determination,

fortitude and that LAUGH returned full force. I have so many stories that

dovetail with his fb career. I still have the list of words that he wrote on a

chalkboard in the barn. for ex. courage, honesty, strength, character, +20 more.

We had a dictionary in the blazer (redskin colors) and would learn a word a day.

He often used these words to name horses, such as:exacerabate. To this day, I

have a word a day delivered to my e-mail and I think of him. Our favorite filly,

was strong and full of heart and we cr!

ied when we lost her: Play With Pain. I am crying now. To know!

that th

is incredible man found peace again and you have given him the recognition that

he deserves. HALL OF FAME NEXT! I am going to try and find him. I am still in

Wyoming. It was so hard to leave him, but I was so young. I was so afraid, he

had left this Earth. #37. Still have his jacket. Thank you SO much.

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Pat F was here in Fredericksburg doing a signing at the card cellar last weekend. He seemed to be in pretty good health for a man his age. I had a copy of the 1972 NFC Championship team that he signed for me. We talked some about the 1972 team and how so many people in the pic went on to become NFL Head Coaches.

I asked him about Sonny not being in the pic and he said it was because it was very cold that day and Sonny did not come out for the picture until after they took and people started to wander off. They had to take a 2nd pic with him in it.

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I knew Pat very well. I met him in the summer of 1978 and broke racehorses for

him on a farm outside Leesburg, Virginia called "Rasberry Plains". In early

1979, I returned to Virginia again (my hometown) and worked with Pat for over 2

years, often close to 20 hours a day. At that point, he asked me to work at the

racetrack where he was based in Charles Town, WV. We were extremely close. I

have NEVER in my life, and I have had a crazy one, met anyone like him. Pat was

so smart, so deep, so analytical, so unique in so many ways. I have thought

about him for all these years. He called a few times. It was difficult for him

to leave the game he loved so much. And the fans. It used to bug me a that we

were swarmed wherever we went; he said the day he was not recognized, would be a

sad day. Many things happened to him personally, that I would never reveal; but

I have had him in my heart all these years, fretting that he had never rallied

back. Reading these notes tonight -- that he!

was full of laughter, fun, still strong (as late as 2005?)-- has put an end to

my fears for so many years, that he had not overcome what he faced personally. I

don't know much about football - it was cool to have his buddies stop by the

track - but I know a whole lot more about life and people and ups/downs than I

did when we were...Pat Fischer faced more than anyone will likely ever know. And

by God, finding this page tonight, makes it clear that his old determination,

fortitude and that LAUGH returned full force. I have so many stories that

dovetail with his fb career. I still have the list of words that he wrote on a

chalkboard in the barn. for ex. courage, honesty, strength, character, +20 more.

We had a dictionary in the blazer (redskin colors) and would learn a word a day.

He often used these words to name horses, such as:exacerabate. To this day, I

have a word a day delivered to my e-mail and I think of him. Our favorite filly,

was strong and full of heart and we cr!

ied when we lost her: Play With Pain. I am crying now. To know!

that th

is incredible man found peace again and you have given him the recognition that

he deserves. HALL OF FAME NEXT! I am going to try and find him. I am still in

Wyoming. It was so hard to leave him, but I was so young. I was so afraid, he

had left this Earth. #37. Still have his jacket. Thank you SO much.

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Have some random questions about the team right now that I believe belong here instead of there own threads...

Question 1 - We kept 8 Wide Receivers on the active roster this season. Entering week 3 these players have yet to record a catch: Austin, Paul, Hankerson, Banks. Only 4 receivers have a catch on the season. I didn't expect Banks to get any catches but am I the only one wondering why the hell we kept all those guys if this is how we are going to use them? Any news on Austin, Paul, or Hankerson or idea if when we are going to use them?

Question 2 - Has there ever been any talk about us ever doing the TV show "Hard Knocks?"

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Picking my teams of the pigskin pick'em. My heart says to pick the B&G but my brain says pick philthy.

Really, really worried about this week.

I was going to pick the Eagles for some reverse mojo or whatever, but I was like forget that. I am tired of thinking that way about the Redskins. I am picking us to win and I am expecting a win.

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