The Redskins Encyclopedia

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Temple University Press, Aug 21, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 432 pages

"Hail to the Redskins" and Redskin-mania have consumed the nation's capital since 1937, the Redskins' fist 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, reliving 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 told Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor 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
--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

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 burgundy and gold.


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1 The Franchise Is Born
Surviving in Beantown
Redskins Transform Washington into a Championship City
Ominous Times for the Burgundy and Gold
Perennial Doormat Sees Sonny Days
Long Drought Ends Redskins Regain Winning Flair
A Rivalry Ingrained in NFL Lore
An Icon Among the NFL Elite
Mediocrity Redskins Style
9 Washington Monuments
10 Best of the Rest
Appendix AllTime Records Roster Coaches ResultsDraft Picks and Pro Bowl Players YearbyYear ResultsMonday Night Lights Ring of Fame

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About the author (2009)

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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