Mark May's Tales from the Washington Redskins

Mark May's Tales from the Washington Redskins


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The decade of the 1980s seemed like a "return to Camelot" for our nation's capital—at least for pro football fans. Following the 1982 NFL season, the Washington Redskins returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in a decade. Their victory in Super Bowl XVII returned the NFL championship to Washington for the first time in 40 years. Over the next 10 years, the Redskins earned three more trips to the Super Bowl and brought two more Lombardi trophies as the champions of pro football. Reaganomics might have rescued the country from an economic recession, but it was Riggo-nomics that fueled the Redskin Nation. Smack dab in the middle of it all was Mark May. The Redskins' top pick in the 1981 draft, "May Day" was an All-American and Outland Trophy winner from the University of Pittsburgh but just "just a kid" from Oneonata, New York. In Mark May's Tales from the Washington Redskins, May takes you onto the playing field and inside huddle. You'll hear behind-the-scenes stories from outside the field of play, from the locker room to the team play. You'll also get May's first-person account of the Redskins' extra curricular activities. Mark May's Tales from the Washington Redskins also includes May's person reflections on the people behind the Redskins' success—Jack Kent Cooke, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Beathard, Joe Theismann, John Riggins, Bobby Beathard, the Hogs, and the Washington Redskins' loyal and devoted followers, the "greatest fans in the National Football League."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596700826
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Dan O'Brien, a writer and buffalo rancher, is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction about the West. He has worked as an endangered-species biologist and an English teacher. He lives in Whitewood, South Dakota.

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