This is sad news indeed. I bought 'Gut Check' and 'The Redskins' From A To Z (both of which he signed for me) and they are a treasured resource for Redskins lore. I also enjoyed meeting with him at a Hogfest, he had a wealth of knowledge and was generous in sharing it.
I consider him a part of our larger CPND community and send my prayers and condolences to his family.
I really liked Rich Tandler, I really didn't know him personally but enjoyed reading his work. Years ago he was doing a book signing for A to Z and I went to get a book for me and my Dad. When I got there it was quiet and slow, I was a little early, and as his signed my Fathers and my book I started thinking of others that would want a copy. After all was said and done I bought eight books that day and gave them as birthday presents to the skins fans in my life.
He was too young and It's a sad day for me I'm really bummed out about this.
I'm so sorry to hear this news! I always felt like Rich was a fan who managed to parlay his in-depth love of the team into a profession. Such a great path to tread. My deepest condolences to his family and to the wider Redskins family.
Well let me add my condolences to his family. Never met him personally but I did enjoy listening to his takes.
Sad day for Redskin fans.
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
Post by BuryMeInBurgundyAndGold on Oct 17, 2018 15:25:00 GMT -5
I am shocked to hear this news..I have been a regular reader of his site "Rich Tandler's real Redskins" forever and as many here have stated I got his Redskins A-Z book. I'll have to get that out today and look thru it again in his honor. Deepest Condolences to all his close friends and Family.
I hope the team(who I am certain many players had prior and existing contact) with Rich from time to time come out to play for him this Sunday against Dallas. I can't think of anything more Rich would like to see from up above is the Redskins beat Dallas this Sunday in his remembrance.
Rich I will start the Redskins defense in my Fantasy leagues for you this Sunday, I salute you Sir, the truest of true Redskins.. RIP
A fair and hardworking beat reporter for the Skins. He always took the time to answer my twitter questions. He will be missed by many as he already is. I pray that God give His Peace, Love and Grace to his family and a protection of Rich's special pets he loved and adored. RIP Rich! Redskin fans will never forget.
Recall meeting him first at a early/mid 2000’s Hogfest and have always enjoyed his writing or camp chats since that time. From the time he posted as a fan to his last article as a reporter he was one of my favorites.
Sad news indeed. Love and prayers to all who he touched; Rich will he missed.
A good memory I have of him is a story he posted of a Darrell Green press conference when his cassette recorder stopped mid-answer because it came to the end of the side. So Darrell stopped talking, took the cassette out and turned it over, hit record and resumed his answer. That was a cool moment for Rich early in his transition from a poster to professional.
I pray peace for his family during this difficult time.
I remember working with him. I wasn't 'a close friend' or anything, just a passer by. I did speak with him now and then and often on the boards. I am shocked to hear this news, I just heard it this morning. It doesn't matter if he was a close friend or not, its always sad news. Condolences to family and friends... While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him....
Formerly Skins2004 We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein
Post by SkinsFan67 on Oct 20, 2018 23:54:06 GMT -5
NBCSports Washington did a Rich Tandler tribute podcast. The first 20 minutes they had Rich's wife Andi on talking about Rich and telling stories. She mentioned that Rich enjoyed checking out headstones when he was at a cemetary, so she is going to do a fancy headstone for him and is going to include "Need to Know"...possibly "Final Need to Know". A very fitting tribute.
One writes out of one thing only—one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art. - James Baldwin