I have followed the Skins since 1972 and have seen some great games - wins and loses. Memories - Sonny ignoring George Allen's play and throwing a TD; Sonny hurting his achilees tendon, Pat Fischer hits, Walt Garrison being lifted and stopped by Ken Houston one yard shy of the tying TD on Monday night, Clint Longley beating the Skins on a Hail Mary pass with his eyes closed after the Skins knocked out Staubach, Mosely missing a 70 yard FG try by three yards against Houston, Skins losing against Dallas (again!) when Staubach engineered two TD drives with 2:30 left in the game, Skins beating Dallas in 83 (players got off the plane wearing combat fatigues) and Landry having a meltdown as Danny White audibled on 4th down and Skins stuffed Dorsett with 2 yard loss, Riggo running 40+ yards against the Dolphins in the SuperBowl to put the game on ice, 35 points in one quarter against Denver in another SuperBowl, hitting the Bills players so hard they cried to the refs about it, Darrell Green running down Dorsett on Monday night, beating Philly in the playoffs and causing Buddy Ryan to get fired. Great, great memories and hopefully, this year will see the beginnings of more.
You're quite right that JKC was an old-school SOB, but he was OUR SOB and he knew how to run a winner. A smart guy but I'm glad he wasn't my father!
Good memories. Loved Landry's curse after "No Danny No Danny... S#**"
Dexter Manley's KO of White was a thing of beauty as well. (Dexter's troubles were his own fault, but it was hard to stay mad at the guy. A big kid, but actions have consequences.)