Found October 22, 2011 on Charlotte Observer:
(By Scott Fowler, When Tom Barnhardt was born in Salisbury and grew up in China Grove, 35 miles outside of Charlotte, the Washington Redskins were the Southeastern kings of the NFL. Every Washington game was on television all over the Carolinas."Joe Gibbs, John Riggins, the Hogs, Joe Theismann - I watched them all every Sunday," Barnhardt said. "And I became a huge fan." When Barnhardt went to college in Chapel Hill during the 1980s, the Redskins easily were the preferred NFL team on campus.
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