This 69 year young Washington Redskins fan became a fan in 1969 when famous Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi came out of retirement to be the new head-coach of the Washington Redskins. I had liked the Packers and their Green Bay sweep fascinated me and the famous ICE BOWL (Championship game between Dallas at Green Bay on the coldest day ever, frozen field) was my favorite game at the time.
What we Washington Redskins know as “Training Camp” in Richmond, Virginia is actually named ‘Bon Secours Training Center’. Bon Secours name means “good health” and in 1888, the Catholic “Sisters”, aka Nuns expanded their superior health care to the United States. They were founded in Paris, France and Irish Catholic Sisters provided the best Bon Secours health care at the time. Many hospitals and care centers are in the modern day hospital organization. It is heartwarming to know the name of our Training Camp means good health and it’s a special name.
Kirk Cousins may have finally been chosen to be the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins last season, but the first half of 2015 came off as clumsy as a pig on ice skates. In game One the Skins managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory over Miami. After 5 more games the record stood at 2 wins and four losses.
Why the rough start? Two things stood out:
Kirk threw 8 interceptions in 6 games – but was that cause, or just the symptom?
Kirk didn’t get to practice at all with the first string before the start of the regular season – definitely not a symptom, and arguably the most likely cause of the 6 game “3 Stooges Marathon”.