Hail to the Redskins: Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the Glory Days of D.C.’s Football Dynasty

What makes their sustained success all the more remarkable, is that unlike the storied championship wins of joe montana’s 49ers and tom brady’s Patriots, capping one of the greatest seasons of all time, a win full of meaning for a majority African American city during a tumultuous era; and Mark Rypien in 1992, the Redskins’ Super Bowl victories each featured a different starting quarterback: Joe Theismann in 1983, the franchise’s surprising first championship run; Doug Williams in 1988, in retrospect, one that stands as Gibbs’s masterpiece.

Hail to the redskins features an epic roster of saints and sinners: hard-drinking fullback john riggins; the dominant, and theisman, rags-to-riches qb rypien, the first african american qb to win a super Bowl, record-breaking receiver Art Monk, Gibbs himself, who would be banned from the league for cocaine abuse; and others including the legendary speedster Darrell Green, a model-handsome pitchman whose leg was brutally broken by Lawrence Taylor on Monday Night Football; gregarious defensive end Dexter Manley, of course, aristocratic owner Jack Kent Cooke, blue-collar offensive linemen known as “the Hogs, ” who became a cultural phenomenon; quarterbacks Williams, expert general managers and talent evaluators Bobby Beathard and Charley Casserly, and, a devout Christian who was also a ruthless competitor and one of the sport’s most adaptable and creative coaching minds.

A must-read for any fan, hail to the redskins builds on Lazarus’s interviews with key inside sources to vividly re-create the plays, the players, the fans, and the opponents that shaped this unforgettable football dynasty. At last, the definitive account of the redskins’ championship decadeBased on more than ninety original interviews, here is the rollicking chronicle of the famed Washington Redskins teams of the Joe Gibbs years—one of the most remarkable and unique runs in NFL history.

. From 1981 to 1992, gibbs coached the franchise to three super Bowl victories, making the team the toast of the nation’s capital, from the political elite to the inner city, and helping to define one of the sport’s legendary eras. Veteran sportswriter adam lazarus masterfully charts the redskins’ rise from mediocrity the franchise had never won a Super Bowl and Gibbs’s first year as head coach started with a five-game losing streak that almost cost him his job to its stretch of four championship games in ten years.

100 Things Redskins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die 100 Things...Fans Should Know

100 things redskins fans should know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Washington Redskins. Author rick snider has collected every essential piece of Redskins knowledge and trivia, and ranks them all, as well as must-do activities, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

But only real fans know their way around the team’s training camp facilities, the words to “Hail to the Redskins, ” or in which famous baseball stadium the Redskins played in the team’s early years. Whether you’re a die-hard booster from the days of Joe Kuharich or a new supporter of RGIII, these are the 100 things all fans needs to know and do in their lifetime.

Most redskins fans have taken a trip or two to FedEx Field, have seen highlights of a young Art Monk, and know the story of Super Bowl XXVI. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time.

Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders

For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Death, and john madden’s oakland Raiders, Badasses is the definitive biography of arguably the last team to play old-fashioned tough-guy football. Harper Paperbacks. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! In the bestselling vein of boys will be boys, badasses chronicles the bar-room exploits, psychos, practice-field pranks, cast-offs, and Super Bowl glories of the team’s many misfits, and geniuses of the game.

Peter richmond, willie brown, co-author of the new york times bestseller the glory game, Art Shell, offers a fascinating look at the 1970s Oakland Raiders, Gene Upshaw, led by colorful greats from another era: Ken Stabler, head coach John Madden, Jim Otto, and owner Al Davis. A book that explores the enduring legends of Snake, Foo, Dr.


The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History

They were a gambit by promoters, journalists, and civic boosters to create a shared identity for a region that didn’t exist—Tampa Bay. Before the yucks, “the bay” was a body of water, and even the worst team in memory transformed Florida’s Gulf communities into a single region with a common cause.

The yucks is “a funny, endearing look at how the Bucs lost their way to success, cementing a region through creamsicle unis and John McKay one-liners” Sports Illustrated. Friday night lights meets the bad news bears in “a brisk, hilarious, warmhearted reminder of how professional sports can occasionally reach stunning unprofessional depths” Publishers Weekly: the first two seasons with the worst team in NFL history, the hapless, and hopelessly winless 1976­–1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Long before their first super bowl victory in 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did something no NFL team had ever done before and that none will ever likely do again: They lost twenty-six games in a row. Harper Paperbacks. Along with their ridiculous mascot and uniforms, which were known as “the Creamsicles, ” the Yucks were a national punch line and personnel purgatory.

What we need is a neutral site. But the bucs were a part of something bigger, too. Owned by the miserly and bulbous-nosed hugh culverhouse, the team was the end of the line for Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida hero Steve Spurrier, and a banishment for former Cowboy defensive end Pat Toomay after he wrote a tell-all book about his time on “America’s Team.

Many players on the bucs had been out of football for years, and it wasn’t uncommon for them to have to introduce themselves in the huddle.

Washington Redskins Trivia Quiz Book: 500 Questions on all Things Burgundy and Gold

There are easy, medium and hard questions offering something for Redskins rookies as well as seasoned Washington watchers. The biggest names in the team's history are present and correct so look out for questions on Kirk Cousins, Joe Theismann, Art Monk and many, Dexter Manley, Darrell Green, John Riggins, many more.

For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Each quiz contains a selection of 20 questions and is either a mixed bag of pot luck testers or is centered on a specific category such as the 1990s or defense. Harper Paperbacks. The book covers the whole history of the franchise including the glorious Joe Gibbs Super Bowl era and the recent revival under Jay Gruden.

. Think you know about the washington Redskins? Put your knowledge to the test with this selection of quizzes on all things burgundy and gold. There are 500 questions in all covering running backs and receivers, coaches and quarterbacks, pass rushers and punters and much else besides. Which running back rushed for 204 yards from 22 carries in Super Bowl XXII? Who holds the franchise record for the most sacks in a single season with 18.

5? who is washington’s all-time leading points scorer? who were the three Washington starting quarterbacks to win 10 or more games in the 1980s? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in the Washington Redskins Trivia Quiz Book.

Hail Victory: An Oral History of the Washington Redskins

You'll discover:*sonny jurgensen's last conversation with vince lombardi*jeff rutledge's account of ""the greatest comeback in football history""*Joe Theismann's take on the tackle that ended his career*How George Allen assembled the ""Over the Hill Gang""*Joe Jacoby's Hog's-eye view of all three Redskins Super Bowl victories*Gene Pepper's memories of playing with the legendary Sammy Baugh*And much moreYou'll also find color photos of outstanding players and coaches in action, Jurgensen, Theismann, including Lombardi, George Allen, Joe Gibbs, and many others.

Based on sportswriter thom loverro's exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest players ever to wear the team jersey, this comprehensive history of the tradition-rich Washington Redskins puts you on the 50-yard line to witness all of the team's most memorable moments and meet its greatest players, and you'll hear what they have to say about the brightest and darkest moments from the Skins' past.

. A you-are-there history of one of football's most successful and beloved teamsWho is the greatest quarterback in Redskins history? Baugh? Jurgensen? Theismann? Rypien? However you answer that question, you'll find plenty of evidence to support your argument in Hail Victory. If you love the skins, you must have Hail Victory! For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time.

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