Joe Gibbs Had A Mohawk

We’ve all had bad haircuts…you know, the type of haircuts where people ask you “what happened to your hair, did you lose a bet?” Well, in early 1988 Joe Gibbs lost a bet and we all won. Apparently, Gibbs promised his team that if the Redskins beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XXII, he would get a haircut like Alvin Walton. For those of you that are too young to know, Alvin Walton was a bad-ass safety for the Redskins who worked a mohawk for most of his playing career.

Props to Gibbs for owning up to his end of the bet. As far as Walton, he had 148 tackles during that strike shortened Super Bowl season, including 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. In one particularly amazing game against the Giants that year, Walton had 15 tackles, a sack and 6 tackles for losses. Alvin Walton > Laron Landry.

Cheers and Hail

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