July 6: Happy Birthdays

On a daily basis, Fatpickled recognizes the birthdays of the men who have played, and currently play for, my favorite teams. The Redskins, Orioles, Wizards, and Terps.


Happy birthday Joe Jacoby. The former offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins hits the big Five-O today. Born July 6, 1959, Joe played 13 years in the NFL, all with the Redskins. A 4 time Pro Bowler and 2 time All-Pro, Joe has 3 Super Bowl rings. An original member of the Hogs, he’s destined to one day be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. An added bonus, he’s now an Assistant Coach at my Alma mater.

Happy birthday Alvin Harper. Alvin Harper was the Brandon Lloyd of his day. Norv Turner loved to bring in ex-Cowboys during his tenure, and Harper was brought in to “stretch the field.”
He stretched it all right. 1 time for 52 yds, and then for good measure he caught another pass for 12 yards. That’s right. 2 catches for 64 yds in 12 awful games that 97′ season. Happy 41st Mr. Harper, thanks for nothing.

Happy birthday Todd Husak. Drafted by the Skins in 2000, Husak appeared in one NFL game going 2-2 for negative 2 yards…how does that happen? He bounced around some training camps/practice squads and NFL Europe, but never became the next Gus Frerotte. He now broadcast Stanford football games. Happy 31st Todd.

Happy birthday Brian Bass. The current Orioles middle reliever was born 27 years ago today. Brian is currently 4-2 with a 4.62 ERA this season.

Happy birthday Norm Charlton. The former “nasty boy” spent one half of a season going 2-1 with a 6.94 ERA before the Orioles released him after the all-star break in 1998.

Cheers and Hail

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