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Happy birthday, Riggo

Today is the 65th birthday of Robert John Riggins — known to Washington Redskins fans as Riggo or The Diesel. The franchise all-time rushing leader and responsible for arguably the greatest moment in the history of the club, Riggins was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. Check out this tribute to the indomitable man.
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

John Riggins Wins St. Patrick’s Day

Oh well… Happy St. Patrick's Day! RJR — John Riggins (@riggo44) March 17, 2014 Ten inches in Ashburn today. Ten! Riggo makes the most of it.
Via Mr. Irrelevant
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Riggins Among 10 Former Players Suing NFL Films Over Footage

Ten former NFL players, including five Hall of Famers, are asking the league and its production arm to pay up. On Tuesday, a group that includes Washington Redskins Hall of Famer John Riggins filed a class-action suit in U.S. District Court in New Jersey to reclaim payment for the use of their names, images and [...]
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Poor retired NFLers now suing over (spins wheel) use of their likenesses in NFL Films

Curley Culp and John Riggins, Dave Casper, Tom Mack and Ron Yary, Mike Bass, Willie Buchanon, Roman Gabriel, Joe Kapp and Phil Villapiano are all suing the NFL. They claim the league uses footage of them to promote sans their OK. “NFL Films has never obtained authorization from retired players to use their images to be, as NFL Films puts it, the ‘backbone’ of the NFL Network...
Via Bob's Blitz
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

30 Year Anniversary of the Diesel Running Over The Dolphins

Thirty years ago today the Washington Redskins celebrated their first ever Super Bowl victory. The seminal play of that game was a gutsy fourth down call from coach Joe Gibbs that gave the ball to all-awesome running back John Riggins. Riggins got much more than the first down, the Skins won, and Riggo would go on to party with Supreme Court justices. Many thanks to William World...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch The Trailer For NFL Films’ New John Riggins Documentary

Set your DVRs for NFL Network, next Wednesday at 8 p.m. as they debut a new John Riggins doc, which includes this quote from Riggo about Joe Gibbs: “I would not recommend this to anybody — meeting the boss with a beer in each hand, but, me being me … so, I drank my beer and I drank Joe’s, and we sat down and ate breakfast.” Head over to NFL Films for the full trailer.
Via Mr. Irrelevant
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

John Riggins And Dexter Manley Grill A Turkey (PHOTO)

Via good old @riggo44: Had Dexter Manley over yesterday 2 help me eat the wild turkey I got in Kansas. He didn’t disappoint! That may or may not have been a turkey Riggins took down a couple weeks back which may or may not have been for his upcoming outdoors-y TV show, Riggo on the Range. Hopefully Dexter’s his sidekick.
Via Mr. Irrelevant
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

John Riggins ends Redskins show, starts outdoors show

I must say, I wasn’t terribly surprised when John Riggins announced earlier this month that he was taking a break from being a grumpy old man vis a vis Mike Shanahan and the Redskins. I mean, when last we heard from Riggins, he was saying that he really believed “that, for the good of the franchise, somebody else has to own this franchise,” and that “that trophy’s getting...
Via D.C. Sports Bog
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

John Riggins, back on air, finding the positives

There was still no John Riggins postgame show on Sunday, but Riggo appeared briefly on WTOP, presumably using a satellite phone from some woody outpost in Kansas. His status update last week seemed to suggest that he’d be spending the rest of his fall Sundays doing something other than watching football games, but he apparently made an exception for Skins-Jets on Sunday. Read...
Via D.C. Sports Bog
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

John Riggins updates his status

John Riggins hasn’t done his post-game Redskins show for the past three games, nor has he done his other regular MASN and WTOP appearances. I’ve gotten literally dozens of questions about where Riggins has been, but my attempts to figure out what was going on have been unsuccessful. Thankfully, Riggins updated his status on Facebook Friday morning. Read full article >>
Via Washington Post
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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