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To: 7thson
I like your optimism. Don't know about 10-6, but I'll take an improved offense and a few more wins.

I want to see Gibbs succeed. Some of my fondest childhood memories were those Championship years. Riggo up the middle and Monk on third down. Darrell Green hurdling into the end zone on a frozen playoff day in Chicago...

I also miss the look on Jack Kent Cooke's face when some reporter would ask if he thought the name "Redskin" was offensive!
8 posted on 09/09/2005 6:20:09 AM PDT by ISonnet
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To: ISonnet
Even though Jack Kent Cooke was from Canada, he reminded me of the old Southern Plantation owner. If someone liked him was asked a question like that in the 1800's, he probably would have the reporter horse-whipped. And before anyone gets offended with my analogy, JKC did have a way of treating his help like slaves. Possibly the main reason he fired Petibon after one season - Richie would not kiss his ring/arse!

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.

GO SKINS!

10 posted on 09/09/2005 7:15:22 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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