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Knee Problems?

Did Jay Cutler quit on his team? I don’t know for sure. Is Jay Cutler’s knee really F’d up? I hope so…for his reputation’s sake. The above picture is of Doug Williams wrecking his knee in Super Bowl XXII against the Broncos. The Skins were trailing 10-0 and things weren’t looking very good. He sat out 2 plays and then came back to direct the Skins to 35 2nd quarter points. He couldn’t attend the post game party and had surgery a few days later. Doug Williams was the man. Sorry Bears fans…I wonder where Jay Cutler’s partying tonight?

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, January 24, 2011

Categories: NFL, Redskins


Old Redskins Park Autographs Part 2

Back in the day Redskins Park used to offer 8×10 B&W’s of the players for $2.00 (if I can remember correctly.) I’m not sure if this is still offered today and I’m not sure if B.J. still works there, but if she does…she’d be the one to tell you if they do. B.J. was/is the long time receptionist at Redskins Park and would be an awesome interview, Matt Terl? She’s probably got more stories than the players, coaches and front office combined. Below are some of my B&W’s.

Greatest KR in the history of the NFL. Look closely at this picture…there’s so much to love. He’s working the pinky ring, gold watch and a Redskins gold medallion necklace!

Darrell’s got one of the greatest smiles I’ve ever seen, I think his smile could cover most of the WR’s in the NFL today…not to mention that at age 50 he’s still faster than most players in the NFL.

The mullet, the stache. If you never got to play the Donnie Warren game with Fatpickle and Porkboy…then you missed out, that game and Donnie will live forever!

Doug was always awesome with me…not sure what happened here?

In Gus we trust! Does Gus not look like he could be a cast member of Jersey Shore?

Back in the mid 90′s I wanted to promote a fight, Ken Harvey vs. Greg Lloyd. As a matter of fact, I’d like to see that fight right now! Ken is one of the nicest guys on earth…and he could kill you with his bare hands.

Love KB, he rushed for over 4K yards in 3 seasons with USFL.

Yes, Ricky once wore #46. He also had 193 receiving yards in Super Bowl XXII…168 yards in the 2nd quarter alone. Awesome guy!

If you’ve ever been to the Ice House in Herndon, Va…then you’ve been to my Grandmother’s old bar. It used to be Margaret’s Inn and it was a place many Redskins visited in the late 70′s to blow off steam and drink a few beers. Riggo knew my Nanny well.

Mark was on IR the year he signed this picture, with one of those mysterious injuries that would come up late in the preseason. Gibb’s young QB’s always came up with those phantom injuries back in the day. Give them a clipboard and make them wear an ugly sweater until they’re ready to play. Anyway, he was healthy enough to sign this picture and toss the nerf football around with me.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Categories: Redskins

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Old Redskins Park Autographs Pt. 1

You’ve heard stories of my days spent at the old Redskins Park collecting autographs and memories. I thought I would start posting some of the collectibles I acquired during that time. Here’s a look at some of the football cards I had signed back in the 80′s. Next week I’ll post my 8×10 black & whites, which are my favorite items.

87 Topps Wilber Marshall. Wilber had a very unique way of signing; he’s left-handed and signs his name upside down and from right to left. Wilber was a bad ass!

1984 Topps Dexter Manley. There are many reasons to love this card, the mohawk is definitely one of them and the fact that Dexter even signed it “Mr. D” for me. Alas, this card and a few other autographs I obtained that day were F’d up by a faulty marker. Son of a…

1983 Topps Dexter Manley. Dexter was always super-cool and never at a loss for words…he was also so full of energy. The back of this card says that Dexter served as a Deputy Sheriff in Virginia…really?

1986 Topps Jim Lachey. Don’t remember a whole lot about the interactions with Jim other than he was quiet and polite. Thank you Bobby Beathard for the Jay Schroeder for Lachey swap.

1988 Topps Kelvin Bryant. Kelvin was one my favorite players during the 80′s. He was a great all-around back and had a 13 catch 130 yard 2 TD day against the Giants in 86′, it says so on the back of the card!

1984 Topps Joe Jacoby. Jake’s always been good to me, I’m hoping he’s the next Redskin in the Hall of Fame. All he did was block Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White and Too Tall Jones for a decade…and did it well.

1984 Topps Darrell Green. This is Darrell’s rookie card and is probably the only one in the group that’s worth much $$. Doesn’t matter, I wouldn’t sell any of these for any price…well I’d cut Bostic loose.

1979 Topps Doug Williams. This is also a rookie card and it’s mint. Doug also signed his SI Super Bowl cover for me, “To Doug, From Doug.” Unfortunately, it was with the same sucky marker Dexter used to sign “Mr. D.” Son of a…

1987 Topps Charles Mann. Charles was always super nice and cool. The faulty marker makes another appearance. Son of a…

1988 Topps Earnest Byner. Earnest was the consummate professional as a player and didn’t get the respect he deserved as a coach. Thanks Bobby Beathard for Mike Olpihant for Earnest Byner.

1982 Topps Dave Butz. Anyone remember the “Big Bad Butz” song made for Dave Butz? I need to find that, help me. I googled big bad butz and nothing but porn sites comes up. Per the back of Dave’s card “he performs week-in and week-out, playing often with injuries, and continues to get the job done in fine fashion.” I agree Topps, I agree.

1984 Topps Jeff Bostic. Jeff Bostic was not cool, he was not nice…it says so on the back of his card.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Friday, March 26, 2010

Categories: Redskins

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August 9: Happy Bday Doug Williams

Happy birthday Doug Williams. Doug played 4 season with the Redskins from 1986-89 appearing 21 games. As a starting quarterback during that time he delivered only 5 regular season wins. But, for one playoff run, for 1 special day, and for incredible quarter… Williams will never be forgotten. Super Bowl XLIII MVP, throwing for 340 yards and 4TD’s. He played that game after having 6 hours of root canal surgery the day before and not sleeping well for several days. He also tore his knee up in the first quarter; he had to have surgery to repair it after that game. I love Doug Williams, you must watch the YouTube below. In retirement he succeeded the legendary Eddie Robinson as head football coach at his alma mater Grambling State University. He is now the director of professional scouting for the Tamp Bay Buccaneers with aspirations of becoming a general manager. I wouldn’t count this man out. Happy 54th Mr. Williams.

Happy birthday Deion Sanders. Deion had a hall of fame 14 year career…except the one year he played for the Redskins. Deion signed a 7 year $56 million dollar contract with the Redskins prior to the 2000 season. He was part of a free agent class that included Bruce Smith and Jeff George and we all know how that ended. Deion sleepwalked thru one season, intercepting 4 passes and averaging 7.4 yds on punt returns. He also threw in a kick return for –1 yard. No touchdowns, no “primetime.” After the season Deion retired so he could keep most of the $8 million signing he received…basically stealing money from the Redskins and giving them dead cap space in return. Of course he came back to play a few years later after he became a free agent again. You can now see Deion on the NFL network, or on MTV Rock and Jocks being schooled by Nelly. Happy 42nd Mr. Sanders…I’m still bitter.

Happy birthday Hunter Smith. Hunter was brought in this season to cure the Redskin’s punting woes. He’s averaged 43.4 yards per punt during his career and may be the best holder in the history of football. Zorn made a point to talk about him to the fans at fan appreciation day, noting how long his punts are and how much hang time they have. That all sounds good to me, I think our Punters cost us a game or 2 last year! Welcome to Washington Mr. Smith and happy 32nd!

Happy birthday Jarvis Hayes. Jarvis played 4 seasons with the Wizards from 2003-2007. He appeared in 226 games averaging 8.9 points per game. He was named 2nd team All Rookie after his rookie season. Jarvis currently plays for the Nets and has his own website. Happy 28th Mr. Hayes.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009

Categories: Fatpickled, Happy Birthday!, Redskins

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