well football season is around the corner. a little more than 2 months from the start of regular season. i am a football junkie. i'm not ashamed to admit it. NFL network is on in my house 24/7 during the season. so i am introducing you to the first of what will probably be a gazzillion entries in which i will gloat, scream, complain, cry and whatever else comes, along about my beloved Washington Redskins.
i have been a Skins fan since about 1979 or so, therefore Joe Gibbs is my modern day hero. he took us to 3 superbowls, he was the "glory days" coach. then he left football and went into NASCAR. finally 3 years ago, when the teams owner finally pulled his head out of his ass, he asked Joe Gibbs to return. I will never forget that day, my brother called me sounding sooo excited i thought he was getting married or had won the lottery. it was January or Feb and the season had just ended (miserably for us i will add), and from that moment on i couldn't wait for the new season to start. when he signed Mark Brunell as new qb i had my doubts, but he proved me wrong and i said i would not doubt him again.
sorry Joe, i gotta doubt you one more time. what the hell were you thinkin? why...why ...why did you let LaVar go? i watched NFL Total Access last night and they had an interview with LaVar....in his Giants blue. ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH it was so painful. (i guess i should interject here, as much as i love the Redskins...is how deeply i hate the Giants) it is part of the reason i have been avoiding football news on tv...i did not want to see that image.
LaVar was the heart of the team for a lot of bad years. when seasons were over, he would still step up and make a big play to keep spirits up. watching him gush in Tampa last year after winning his first playoff game, brought tears to my eyes. and he got a bad deal, he never meshed with the defensive head coach and you could tell. he was so unhappy he PAID them money to be released form his contract.
during the interview they asked him what he thought it would be like to play in Washington again, he said he knew the fans would cheer for the redskins, but he would be nervous to see how he would be received. he'll be a giant, but we will always love him.