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The Resource Hail to the Redskins : Gibbs, Riggins, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.'s football dynasty, Adam Lazarus

Hail to the Redskins : Gibbs, Riggins, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.'s football dynasty, Adam Lazarus

Label
Hail to the Redskins : Gibbs, Riggins, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.'s football dynasty
Title
Hail to the Redskins
Title remainder
Gibbs, Riggins, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.'s football dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Adam Lazarus
Title variation
Hail to the Redskins
Title variation remainder
Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.s football dynasty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on more than ninety original interviews, here is the rollicking chronicle of the famed Washington Redskins teams of the Joe Gibbs years one of the most remarkable and unique runs in NFL history. From 1981 to 1992, Gibbs coached the franchise to three Super Bowl victories, making the team the toast of the nation's capital, from the political elite to the inner city, and helping to define one of the sport's legendary eras. Veteran sportswriter Adam Lazarus masterfully charts the Redskins' rise from mediocrity (the franchise had never won a Super Bowl and Gibbs's first year as head coach started with a five-game losing streak that almost cost him his job) to its stretch of four championship games in ten years. What makes their sustained success all the more remarkable, in retrospect, is that unlike the storied championship wins of Joe Montana's 49ers and Tom Brady's Patriots, the Redskins' Super Bowl victories featured a different starting quarterback: Joe Theismann in 1983, the franchise's surprising first championship run; Doug Williams in 1988, a win full of meaning for a majority African American city during a tumultuous era; and Mark Rypien in 1992, capping one of the greatest seasons of all time, one that stands as Gibbs's masterpiece. Hail to the Redskins features an epic roster of saints and sinners: hard-drinking fullback John Riggins; the dominant, blue-collar offensive linemen known as "the Hogs," who became a cultural phenomenon; quarterbacks Williams, the first African American QB to win a Super Bowl, and Theismann, a model-handsome pitchman whose leg was brutally broken by Lawrence Taylor on Monday Night Football; gregarious defensive end Dexter Manley, who would be banned from the league for cocaine abuse; and others including the legendary speedster Darrell Green, record-breaking receiver Art Monk, rags-to-riches QB Rypien, expert general managers and talent evaluators Bobby Beathard and Charley Casserly, aristocratic owner Jack Kent Cooke, and, of course, Gibbs himself, a devout Christian who was also a ruthless competitor and one of the sport's most adaptable and creative coaching minds
Summary
A look at the Super Bowl-champion Washington Redskins teams of the Joe Gibbs' era covers the most popular players, describes the team's importance to the city, and paints a portrait of the NFL during the 1980s and early 1990s
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10446325
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lazarus, Adam
Dewey number
796.332/6409753
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Washington Redskins (Football team)
  • Washington Redskins (Football team)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.'s football dynasty
Label
Hail to the Redskins : Gibbs, Riggins, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.'s football dynasty, Adam Lazarus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
.Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918940671
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9780062375735
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015020405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940671
Label
Hail to the Redskins : Gibbs, Riggins, the Hogs, and the glory days of D.C.'s football dynasty, Adam Lazarus
Publication
Bibliography note
.Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918940671
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9780062375735
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015020405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940671

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