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Pre-eminent football historian Richard Whittingham brings together vintage and contemporary photographs, a colorful blend of facts, features, and profiles to create a book no Washington 'skins football fan should be without. Whittingham traces the club's beginnings in Boston as the Braves through its successful move to our nation's capital. It's all here from the almost slapstick inept teams of the 50's to George Allen's Over-the-Hill-Gang that began a resurgence that carried the Redskins to four Super Bowls. There's profiles of such rich and zany personalities as George Presto Marshall, the…mehr

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Pre-eminent football historian Richard Whittingham brings together vintage and contemporary photographs, a colorful blend of facts, features, and profiles to create a book no Washington 'skins football fan should be without. Whittingham traces the club's beginnings in Boston as the Braves through its successful move to our nation's capital. It's all here from the almost slapstick inept teams of the 50's to George Allen's Over-the-Hill-Gang that began a resurgence that carried the Redskins to four Super Bowls. There's profiles of such rich and zany personalities as George Presto Marshall, the team's first owner who often seemed more interested in the halftime show than the game; quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, who was as at home in a cocktail lounge as the pocket; and running back John Riggins, who made headlines by calling America's first female Supreme Court Justice "Sandy Baby". And who could forget the "Hogs?" as sportswriter Will McDonough immortalized the porcine offensive linemen. Washington fans joined the fun with Hog hats, Hog T-shirts and even Hog costumes. We get the story behind the numbers -- 73-0, 72-41, 42-10 -- along with a full complement of Redskin records and famous feats. Every exciting moment of the 'skins four Super Bowl wins is featured. With more than 100 archival photos this is a "keeper" for Redskin fans of all ages.
Autorenporträt
Richard Whittingham was the author of more than 30 books, including the definitive histories of the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys, the Chicago Bears, and the Washington Redskins. He collaborated on projects with Joe DiMaggio, Sir Edmund Hilary, and Life magazine. Bobby Mitchell is a former NFL halfback who played for the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1983.