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Joe Theismann & Andre The Giant = Awesome

I apologize for being absent from the blog. I’m on summer break which will continue thru next week as I’m on vacation. In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of Joe Theismann and Andre the Giant from 1975 at Duke Zeibert’s legendary restaurant in DC. The picture comes from The Redskins Encyclopedia by Michael Richman, which is obviously a book I need to purchase.

I can’t help but look at this picture and picture Joe T as a puppet and Andre as a ventriloquist. That puppet would obviously have a lot to say and it would be in Andre’s voice…that would’ve been an awesome skit on SNL back in the day. I mean, doesn’t every ventriloquist puppet wear a white turtleneck?

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Acting Like Redskins

I think there’s an old saying that all actors want to be athletes and all athletes want to be actors. Sometimes, paths are crossed and quite frankly the term “keep your day job” almost always applies. Here’s a list of current and former Redskins who’ve dabbled in acting.

Joe Theismann

JT’s acting credits include ‘BJ and the Bear’ ‘The Man from Left Field’ ‘Sam Marlow, Private Eye’ and ‘Cannonball Run II’. He’s also appeared as himself in lots of TV shows including a recent episode of ‘Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives’.

John Riggins

Riggo actually committed himself to building an acting career which peaked on a 3 episode stint on ‘Guiding Light’. Riggins also appeared in an episode of ‘Law & Order’ and ‘1st & Ten’. Riggo showed his acting versatility by playing a football player by the name “L. David Riggins” in the later show.

Art Monk

Monk played himself in the major motion picture ‘Jerry Maguire’. Art’s entire dialogue: “Hey Rod, How you doing, man? Tough one out there.” Unfortunately, all this does is remind me that Monk played for the Eagles. Around the 8:25 mark here.

Chris Cooley, Todd Yoder & Lindsay Czarniak

All three appeared in the movie ‘Ghosts Don’t Exist’ in which Cooley played Deputy Dan and doubled as the executive producer.

George Michael

George obviously didn’t play for the Redskins but he hosted several Redskins related shows. George was in ‘8 Seconds’ ‘Tin Cup’ and ‘Silence of the Lambs’.

Jason Fabini

The former Redskins offensive lineman appeared in the movie ‘Made’ with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau.

Dana Stubblefield

The original “Albert Haynesworth” played a character named the Alamo in the movie ‘Reindeer Games’.

Frank Herzog

For me, Herzog will always be the voice for the Washington Redskins. But, after being relieved of those duties, Frank appeared in ‘Step Up’ ‘State of Play’ and ‘National Treasure’.

Terry Crews

Crews played for the Redskins in 1995 and he’s carved out the most successful acting resume among all current and former players. Crews has over 62 acting credits on IMDB including roles in ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Expendables’. Correction, as one reader pointer out Crews did not play the role of ‘Terry Tate, Office Linebacker’. I’m going to leave up the clip because it’s awesome.

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Friday, March 16, 2012

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Joe Theismann Does A TV Show From His Hospital Bed


A lot of videos that I post on this site or view on YouTube I’ve seen before, I honestly have no recognition of ever viewing this one. This show was taped just 5 days after Joe Theismann suffered a career ending injury against the Giants on MNF. Watching this video I can’t help but notice the playful back and forth banter that Theismann and George Michael give each other…it works well and they would’ve been awesome in a ‘Pardon the Interuption’ type show. The lamp beside JT’s hospital bed definitely lets you know this video was taped in 1985. I think Joe borrowed his hospital gown from Mr. Miyagi.

More highlights from the show:

At the 2:45 mark JT calls Jay Schroeder, Jay Schroder…like Ricky Schroder.

At the 4:40 mark JT remarks that he’s surprised the knee didn’t give out before the leg broke. I never really thought about that, but yes…it could’ve been worse, I suppose.

At the 6:50 mark JT describes the injury and pain in detail.

At the 9:30 mark JT refers to himself in the 3rd person 4 times then breaks down and cries.

Good times.

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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A Sneak Peak At The Redskins Worst Punter Of All-Time

Tomorrow I’m posting my picks for both the Redskins best/worst Kickers and Punters. For me, the obvious choice for worst Punter was one of my favorite players of all-time, Joe Theismann. 1 punt…for 1 yard. You can see it for your own eyes around the 1:52 mark of this video. I gotta tell you, to me it looks like it went exactly where he was aiming for it to go. I remember watching this game as a kid. The Redskins actually jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the 1st quarter. The wheels started to unravel when Willie Gault returned a kickoff for a TD and that was followed by Joe T’s infamous punt. The Bears had a 2nd quarter that rivaled the Redskins 87′ Super Bowl, scoring 31 unaswered points in the quarter.

The Redskins would eventually fall to the Bears 45-10. There’s a few more awesome highlights from the video. Willie Gault breaks off Barry Wilburn’s ankles on the kickoff return TD. Walter Payton throws a TD to Jim McMahon around the 3:25 mark.

In my opinion the greatest highlight comes around the 6:30 mark, it’s the reason I loved Theismann so much. The Redskins are driving for a token TD when Joe T. throws a horrible pick in the red zone that is returned by the Bears for 6 the other way…that’s not good. What is totally awesome is to watch Theismann run as fast as he can to try and tackle the Bears defender. He makes not one, but two attempts at the tackle. He literally almost screws himself into the ground trying to do so, it certainly wasn’t pretty. Here’s a guy who’s been sacked 4 times, threw 2 picks, fumbled a couple times and kicked a 1 yard punt giving a 110% effort to try and tackle a guy when he’s down by 30 points. The anti Haynesorth.

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, May 23, 2011

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Theismann Purchases UFL Team

When Rob Lunn aka The Fat White Guy texted me the above picture last Saturday my first reaction was, damn my blogging friends have way cooler jobs than I do. My second thought was, why is Joe T at a UFL game in Hartford? Well, come to find out Theismann was there to be announced as the new owner and President of the Florida Tuskers.

I’ve been watching a few UFL games and living in Florida I naturally gravitated towards the Tuskers. Now, every Redskins fan has a UFL team to pull for (although next year Virginia will have a team with Doug Williams as the GM). The Tuskers have more Redskins ties than just Theismann. Bobby Beathard’s son Kurt is the teams running backs coach and the kicker for the Tuskers is Mr. Cowboy killer himself, Nick Novak. The team is loaded with former NFL players, most notably QB Brooks Bollinger and LB Odell Thurman. The Tuskers Head Coach and GM is Jon Gruden’s brother Jay.

You can see the Tuskers and all UFL games on HDNET.

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Hall Worthy? Mann and Theismann

As a Washington Redskins fan, I strongly believe that a lot more players should be in the NFL Hall of Fame. As a franchise we have made strides in the last few years with the additions of Green, Monk and Grimm, but there’s still more players that are deserving of a bust in Canton. Over the next week or so I’m going to take an objective third party look at some of the players that I believe may be HOF worthy.
Next up, Gary Clark and Joe Jacoby.

Charles Mann

Argument for enshrinement: He was a 4-time Pro Bowler and 3-time Super Bowl Champion. Made as many Pro Bowls and had more tackles than perennial HOF finalist Richard Dent, had as many sacks as HOF’er Howie Long.

Argument against enshrinement: 20+ defensive ends who are not in the Hall had more career sacks. Averaged only 7.5 sacks per season.

Hall of Famer in my opinion? No, Manley was better and he’s not in the going to the Hall. Mann was a solid player, but was never a superstar and was never feared by offenses.

Actual chances of making the HOF: Zero.

Joe Theismann

Argument for enshrinement: 1983 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, 2-time Pro Bowler. Led Redskins to 2 Super Bowls, winning 1. Won 63% of games as a starter. His numbers are very comparable to other HOF QB’s from his era…Namath, Bradshaw, Staubach and Griese.

Argument against enshrinement: Took nearly 7 years to become a full time starter, took 3 years out of college to make it in the NFL. Never led the league in any passing category. Nearly threw as many INT’s as TD’s

Hall of Famer in my opinion? Yes. When judging players for the HOF you must look at similar players from their era, and in JT’s case the #’s are definitely in his favor. His QB rating is better than Griese, Bradshaw and Namath. His winning % is better than Griese and Namath. He won as many Super Bowls as Griese and Namath and had more TD’s than Staubach. He also had more yards than Griese, Namath and Staubach.

Actual chances of making the HOF: Slim, but there’s definitely an argument here. He’s never been close to being a finalist, so maybe he could get in via the Veterans Committee someday.

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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