For old timers and millenials alike (and everyone in between), I just wanted to alert people to the fact that next Monday Night represents the 45th Anniversary of arguably the Skins' greatest game in their once proud history (under Allen and Gibbs, that is) on 'prime time' Monday Night Football. I remembered the date because, like this year's Saints game coming up, it's on Columbus Day and October 8th.
My big Brother 'Brig's' birthday is on October 8th, and like me, he's a diehard Skins fan (and the only Brig I know other than Skins' great Brig Owens; my grandfather, who Brig is named after, was a Brigadier General who served in the Pacific and was one of the Avengers of Bataan - hence my brother Roy's nickname, Brig; interestingly, at the same time, Roy Jefferson was starring for the Skins on the offensive side of the ball).
Not unlike 'The Save,' Braden Holtby's greatest moment in goal that helped springboard the Caps to their first ever Cup Championship, Kenny Houston and 'The Tackle' on real deal Cowboy Walt Garrison (Fullback during the NFL Season, Wrangler and 'Skoal Brother' in the offseason).
It was perfect, rodeo style technique, and the image of that play is burnt into my memory forever.
Jan - please remind the Team President of this 'anniversary' and perhaps it can serve as some extra motivation for our boys in Burgundy and Gold to start making their own winning 'history' on Monday Night Football!
Great highlight and great play by one of our former greats. Seeing Calvin Hill woozy as a punch drunk fighter...back then the Turds vs Skins games were the NFL equivalent of a war.
And yes, I remember that...…
Thanks for posting that....along with the proud family history. I salute your grandfathers very meaningful service to our country.
I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game. Tom Landry I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game. Bear Bryant