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The Next Great New York Jet

The New York Jets have five players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Several others, including my birthday buddy Bill Parcells and future inductee Brett Favre, have worn green and white at some point during their careers. But as it stands, only five men can call themselves New York Jet hall-of-famers.Who will be the next great New York Jet? Is this player currently on the team,...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

John Riggins is hosting a show about beer

The latest person to jump on the bandwagon of beer-themed TV shows? Washington Redskins legend John Riggins. Riggins hosted a pilot called “Brew Stories”, which was pitched at the Realscreen Summit in DC last month. I really don’t know how much you can really do with another beer-themed show. We saw the Dogfish Head focused Brew Masters, which was canceled pretty quickly...
Via Awful Announcing
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLIX MVP odds: Which player has the best chance to win the award?

Super Bowl MVP winners come from all walks of life. For some former NFLers, such as Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw, winning the accolade was just another notch on their bedpost. For others, like Jim Plunkett, John Riggins and Ottis Anderson, the achievement marked a revival of their respective careers. There were also those that wouldn’t have made it into the limelight had it...
Via The Sports Daily
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

It's been real tough being a decades-long Redskins fan

I've been a Redskins fan since the early 1980s.  That means I've seen the glory days of the franchise with their trio of Super Bowl titles from 1982 to 1991 ... and the tundra that has been the last two decades.  I've seen the amazing Hogs, Doug Williams' brilliant second quarter of Super Bowl XXII and that dominant season on 1991.  I've also watched the team I love turn into...
Via Sportz Assassin
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blowout Sunday: Streak of routs continues for Sunday Night Football, featured doubheader game

Technically, New England’s 42-20 victory over Indianapolis wasn’t as bad as some of the previous clunkers on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” The Patriots only held a 14-10 lead at halftime. At least there was the promise of some suspense in the fourth quarter. However, any drama quickly disappeared as Jonas Gray (who?) looked like John Riggins, rolling over the Colts with...
Via Sherman Report
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Are These Guys, Week 10: 1st And Ten

Most people recognize O.J. Simpson as the guy that most likely killed his wife and her lover and got away with it. If it doesn't fit, you must acquit. Old school football fans know "The Juice" as the running back for the Buffalo Bills that became the first player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season back in 1973. While six other players have since accomplished that feat, Simpson...
Via Razzball Football
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Great Offensive Players In Redskins History

Five Great Offensive Players In Redskins History When you want Washington Redskins tickets, you’re thinking of high-powered offenses and topnotch quarterback play. Here are five of the greatest offensive weapons in team history. John Riggins (Running back, 1976-1985) A member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the vaunted 10,000 Yard Rushing Club, [...]
Via HTTR4LIFE.COM
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Jets History: 1975 Season

Feature Image: Legendary Auctions Under the direction of Head Coach Charley Winner, the Jets roared back from a 1-7 start to the 1974 season with six consecutive victories to finish with a .500 record. QB Joe Namath had seemingly returned to vintage form during the surge, and the team’s future looked bright. Offseason Changes Though it took a while, the Jets found themselves a...
Via One Jet At A Time
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets History: 1974 Season

Feature Image: New York Jets running back John Riggins (44) carries the ball against the Miami Dolphins at the Orange Bowl. (Credit: Spokeo) Coaching Change Gang Green entered the 1974 season with a new head coach, Charley Winner. Weeb Ewbank, who had served as New York’s head coach since 1963, resigned following a 4-10 1973 season to focus on his duties as the team’s general...
Via One Jet At A Time
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets History: 1971 Season

Image: Jets RB Emerson Boozer (Spokeo) After having not missed a single game due to injury over his first five seasons, QB Joe Namath was forced out of New York’s final nine contests in 1970 because of a broken wrist. Gang Green finished the campaign with a franchise-worst record of 4-10. Namath was set to return in 1971, though, so there was some cause for optimism. 1971 NFL Draft...
Via One Jet At A Time
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

John Riggins Partying His Ass Off In Snowstorm

  Why is it easy to be a fan of John Riggins? This tweet and that photo posted last night, via @riggo44: Punxsutawney…
Via Busted Coverage
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

John Riggins Wins St. Patrick’s Day

Oh well… Happy St. Patrick's Day! RJR pic.twitter.com/d7BlitETKn — 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

The Golden Era of the Redskins running game

Back in the Redskins heyday they were practically of a talent factory. When not building their own stock of linebackers through drafting Monte Coleman, Neil Olkewicz, or Kurt Gouveia, they could dig up a few diamonds in free agency such as Wilbur Marshall and Ken Harvey. A similar statement could be made for the Redskins success in finding cornerbacks to pair with Darrell Green over...
Via cover32 - Redskins
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The best Jets running back ever

Every Wednesday, we look at the best of a particular position in Jets history. Last week, we wrote about the best quarterbacked seasons in Jets history. This week, we’ll look at the best running back seasons in the history of Gang Green. 4. Thomas Jones, 2009 Jones couldn’t have been more solid in his three years as a Jet, and 2009, his final season in New York, was probably...
Via cover32 - Jets
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins best RB draft pick: Morris or Mitchell?

The Redskins are not known for drafting talented running backs: John Riggins was drafted by the New York Jets, Clinton Portis was passed on in the draft, then later acquired in a trade with the Broncos. There are a few bright spots in the franchise’s RB picks: Brian Mitchell and Alfred Morris. Brian Mitchell became synonymous with the Redskins throughout the 1990s. Picked by Joe...
Via cover32 - Redskins
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Greatest Player Performances In Super Bowl History

As Super Bowl Sunday draws closer the anticipation begins to rise. For Super Bowl XLVIII the best offense in the NFL will be facing the best defense.With all the attention that's focused on the two teams the question that sits under the surface is, which player will make the biggest impact on the biggest stage in professional football? Will Peyton Manning rise to the occasion? Will...
Via Football Nation
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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