Download e-book for kindle: Hail Victory: An Oral History of the Washington Redskins by Thom Loverro

By Thom Loverro

ISBN-10: 0470047348

ISBN-13: 9780470047347

ISBN-10: 0471725102

ISBN-13: 9780471725107

A you-are-there historical past of 1 of football's so much winning and cherished teams

Who is the best quarterback in Redskins background? Baugh? Jurgensen? Theismann? Rypien? even if you resolution that question, you can find lots of facts to help your argument in Hail Victory. in line with sportswriter Thom Loverro's unique interviews with a number of the best avid gamers ever to put on the crew jersey, this accomplished historical past of the tradition-rich Washington Redskins places you at the 50-yard line to witness the entire team's so much memorable moments and meet its maximum gamers, and you can pay attention what they must say in regards to the brightest and darkest moments from the Skins' prior. you are going to discover:

Sonny Jurgensen's final dialog with Vince Lombardi

Jeff Rutledge's account of ""the maximum Comeback in soccer History""

Joe Theismann's tackle the take on that ended his career

How George Allen assembled the ""Over the Hill Gang""

Joe Jacoby's Hog's-eye view of all 3 Redskins great Bowl victories

Gene Pepper's thoughts of fidgeting with the mythical Sammy Baugh

And a lot more

You'll additionally locate colour images of remarkable avid gamers and coaches in motion, together with Lombardi, George Allen, Theismann, Jurgensen, Joe Gibbs, etc. if you happen to love the Skins, you need to have Hail Victory!

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Qxd 6/28/06 9:24 AM Page 19 FINDING A HOME 19 over it,” Edwards told reporters. ” The Redskins compiled a 7-3 record and captured the hearts of Washington fans as they went into the final game of the season against the division-leading Giants in New York. It was a particularly important homecoming for Coach Flaherty, who played for the Giants in 1928 and again from 1931 to 1935, during which he became a standout receiver. It was an emotional game for both sides, particularly when Giants coach Steve Owen, after being asked by reporters to name an all-NFL team, did not select one Redskin.

All betting on National Professional League football games now has been curtailed and under no circumstances will bookmakers accept a bet. After the [November 21] game with the Bears and the second contest a week later with the Steagles, one Washington gambler [later revealed to be convicted bookmaker Pete Gianaris] is reported to have won over $150,000. ” Accompanied by nearly the entire team, Marshall stormed the NewsHerald offices and demanded that the editors provide proof of the allegations.

Tonto and Breeden were driving down a hill, talking about what a good baseball player Sammy was, and they had to come to a sudden stop. The trailer came off the car and passed right by them, with Sammy Baugh in it. ” Marshall was determined to make a big impact in his hometown with his new team and not to lose Baugh to baseball. With the help of Texas businessman Amon Carter, a friend of Marshall’s and a TCU patron, he was able to reach a deal with Baugh, paying him $8,000, plus a $500 signing bonus, more than twice what the average NFL salary was at the time.

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