The Redskins Encyclopedia

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Hail to the Redskins" and Redskin-mania have consumed the nation's capital since 1937, the Redskins' first year in Washington. And the fervor remains as strong, if not stronger, today.

Amply illustrated with 200 photos of players, coaches, and fans, The Redskins Encyclopedia recounts the franchise's first...
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Overview

Hail to the Redskins" and Redskin-mania have consumed the nation's capital since 1937, the Redskins' first year in Washington. And the fervor remains as strong, if not stronger, today.

Amply illustrated with 200 photos of players, coaches, and fans, The Redskins Encyclopedia recounts the franchise's first 75 seasons, re-living the great-and not so great-moments in the team's storied history, and the men who helped make Sundays memorable.

Fans will read about:

*Coaches like George Allen, the eccentric, passionate man who left a legacy as an NFL pioneer, and Joe Gibbs, who formed a D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y.

*Players like star running back and all-time Redskins ground-gainer John Riggins, who once memorably told Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner to "loosen up, Sandy baby," and Doug Williams, the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP honors.

*The franchise's golden run of four Super Bowl appearances-and three wins-in the 1980s and early 1990s

*The legendary Redskins-Cowboys rivalry

But wait, there's more-The Redskins Encyclopedia also includes:

*A year by year history of the team-from 1932 to the present, with stats from each season

*Individual profiles of more than 100 Redskins players-from Sammy Baugh to Darrell Green to Art Monk to Sonny Jurgensen to Charley Taylor to Joe Theismann

*A statistical chapter that provides all of the Redskins records-a complete roster and every draft pick

With an unparalleled collection of anecdotes, quotes, trivia, and hard-to-find information, The Redskins Encyclopedia is a must-have book for any fan who has ever bled burgundyand gold.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592135424
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 950,512
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Richman is a veteran journalist who has covered sports for more than two decades. His articles on Redskins nostalgia have appeared in Sports Illustrated magazine and Redskins team media outlets, and he has contributed to many other publications. In 2003, he received an award from the Pro Football Researchers Association for feature writing. He works at the Voice of America in Washington.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter I
    The Franchise is Born

Chapter II
    1932 - 1936
    Surviving in Beantown

Chapter III
    1937 - 1945
    Redskins Transform Washington Into A Championship City

Chapter IV
    1946 - 1961
    Ominous Times for the Burgundy and Gold

Chapter V
    1962 - 1970
    Perennial Doormat Sees Sonny Days

Chapter VI
    1971 - 1980
Long Drought Ends, Redskins Regain Winning Flair

Redskins-Cowboys: A Rivalry Ingrained in NFL Lore

Chapter VII
    1981 - 1992
    An Icon Among the NFL Elite

Chapter VIII
    1993 - 2006
    Mediocrity, Redskins Style

Chapter IX Washington Monuments

Chapter X Best of the Rest

Appendix A: All-Time Records, Roster, Coaches, Results, Draft Picks and Pro Bowl Players

Appendix B: Monday Night Lights, Ring of Fame

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