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Bringing back the pride

Sunday, August 8, 2010

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Russ Grimm on Saturday became the first member of the Washington Redskins' renowned "Hogs" offensive line inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Joining Grimm in the Class of 2010 were Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, John Randle, Dick LeBeau, Rickey Jackson and Floyd Little.

Grimm, an outstanding guard with the Redskins from 1981 to 1991, won three Super Bowls with the team, whose offense was built around the Hogs. At left guard, Grimm was a powerful run blocker and an often-impenetrable pass protector who was chosen for the league's all-decade team of the 1980s.

Grimm was presented by his offensive line coach with the Redskins, Joe Bugel, who called Grimm the "Head Hog," the go-to guy on that line.

"It's a privilege to play in the NFL," said Grimm, now the assistant head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. "It's been a privilege to coach in the NFL. It's an honor to be selected here in Canton."

Grimm called the Hogs "a group of guys that grew together, worked together, rose families together" and said he would have their names embroidered on the inside of his gold Hall of Fame jacket.

Russ Grimm Hall of Fame

It's a shame that the Hoggettes were in the Hall of Fame before Russ Grimm but we have one Hog in and the rest will hopefuly follow.

Friday, August 6, 2010

My Fantasy Football Pledge

Ok, so most of my friends know that I have never been a Fantasy Football guru. In past years I have done everything from finish last to just quitting in the middle of the season due to frustration. I always start the year off with great intentions. I love the idea of Fantasy Football I just get frustrated very easily. I have done some deep searching and realized my past mistakes. In the past I have ranked and drafted based on emotion and not on ability. I have let my hatred of teams (Cowboys) and players (anyone that is in the NFC East that is not a Redskin) stop me from creating a great Fantasy Football team.
This year I have decided that I will embrace the whole challenge of Fantasy Football. I will diligently rank my players, actively participate in the drafting process, update my teams, and carefully track injuries and roster changes. I will talk smack and win both of the leagues that I have teams in. I will post my weekly results here for the world (of the five people that read this blog) to see. I WILL BE VICTORIOUS!!!
In an effort to meet my goals I turned to a friend who is a Fantasy Football success story (and the first person to kick me out of their league for lack of skill and commitment). He will list his suggestions and tips for this year’s Fantasy Football Season in my next post and feel free to add your own tips in the comments.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fat Albert

Albert Haynesworth’s handling of his dispute with the Washington Redskins is the same as Michelle Rhee on Saturday, NO CLASS…. My ode to Saturday mornings of yesteryear.

On a serious note, Albert Haynesworth is really really getting on my nerves. Let’s go back to the beginning he was overpaid and overrated from the first day he came to the Redskins. This is a man that never played a full season without an injury. I still remember an interview with Haynesworth early in the season and he was living in a two bedroom apartment with his kids and his mother. I said to myself then, “This is someone that has no intention of staying here that long.” Now sure you say why spend money on a house in DC/MD when you have a palace in Tennessee. Ok I will go with you on that one, but a two bedroom apartment! Really? Brown Hornet send help!!!

Let’s talk about you not liking the new defense. SO WHAT!! The Redskins won 4 games last season, you are in no position to negotiate. Because there are new coaches and new players you’d think it might be a good idea to show up and try the new schemes on for size.

I flashback to last season seeing Fat Albert laid out on the field at least once a game, or on the sideline grabbing for the oxygen mask. All of this tells me that you need to get your ass in camp. And for $100 million, you need to play whatever position they tell you to play, be it punter, linebacker, waterboy or piƱata. That or return your check. Or maybe you’re trying to pay for your stripper girlfriend’s baby. You can get a lot of lap dances for that kind of money.

Now some would say that it is voluntary, but I must repeat: “We only won 4 games.” Nothing is voluntary at this point. It is pretty clear that he will be a Redskin next year because no one wants that contract. So suck it up, get off the couch, and get to Redskins Park; Rudy, Mush Mouth, Dumb Donald, Russell and Bill are waiting for you.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Answer or just the Alternative?

It has been a few weeks and all the hype is gone surrounding this out of the blue trade that the Redskins made for Donovan McNabb. I have tried to look at this thing from every angle. I have had friends from all over the country call me about this trade. Everyone from my Philly fans, to my Cowboy fans, have all weighed in and given me their opinion. I kept quiet for a long time hell I didn’t even answer my phone from people that I knew was calling me about the trade for a few days. I hated this trade from the very beginning, as a dedicated but leery Redskin fan I am use to these crazy stunts by the Redskins front office. I didn’t expect anything different just because we have changed personnel, but DONOVAN MCNABB!!!! I just wasn’t ready for that. I mean I am sick of the Redskins winning the Superbowl in the off season. Well, I thought that I had finally come to terms with the fact that he is here well and I just have to deal with it, at least for now.
Well that lasted until I had to see him in the burgundy and gold. Seeing him that first day at Redskins Park in the burgundy and gold just made my stomach curl, after all this is the same person that I spent the last ten years hating, for at least two weekends of the season. Hell, I even sided with Terrell Owens in the whole lover’s spat they had. I have been trying to be supportive of Jason Campbell truly believing that he is a better quarterback than we have seen, thinking that if could just have a consistent offensive line then everything would be ok. Well, it seems that no one has the patience that I have when it comes to developing talent. I still hold on to my belief that an offensive line can make all the difference in the world if you can’t protect your quarterback then as Levar Arrington said “Jesus could be in the back field and would get drilled.”
With all this being said, I am not running out and buying my McNabb jersey but I will jump on the bandwagon for now. No, I am not making any great predictions that we are going to the show or that we are going to win 13 games next year but I will say that the whole NFC picture has gotten a lot more interesting.

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