1982 Washington Redskins – Part One, “The Hogs”

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Remember the good old days? Girls were girls, boys were boys, women wore dresses and men wore pants. Toxic masculinity was all the rage back then, and nowhere was toxic masculinity more evident than at an NFL stadium about two miles due east of the US Capitol building, near the west bank of the Anacostia River. Robert F. Kennedy gave the stadium it’s name, and the Washington Redskins made it famous.

At a time when most of America was only worried about “Where’s the Beef”?, the locals there were only concerned with their “Hogs”, the mighty front line of the next years World Championship Washington Redskins team.

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Remembering Skins QB Sonny Jurgensen & The Early Days of Lombardi

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I became a Washington Redskins fan in 1969 because my favorite coach Vince Lombardi became the new head coach of the Redskins. He chose Sonny Jurgensen to be his quarterback. Lombardi and Jurgensen were a great match and they took the Redskins to their 1st winning season in a dozen years. Sonny Jurgensen showed me why he was considered the “best pure passer in the NFL.”

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