The Hogs

The Hogs: A Look Back At The Legendary Washington Redskins Offensive Line

Football is a game of strategy, athleticism, and teamwork. While the focus is often on flashy quarterbacks and speedy wide receivers, it is often the offensive line that lays the foundation for a team’s success. Few units in NFL history have embodied this principle better than The Hogs – the legendary offensive line of the Washington Redskins.

Their greatness may be lost on some of the new Washington fans who did not get to experience them in their glory. Let’s explore the history of this iconic group of linemen, as well as the origins of their famous nickname, who it included, and their everlasting legacy to the franchise.

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Flashback Friday

Could It Really Be Forty Years Ago, That The Hogs Were Being Born?

Has it really been forty years? Four decades ago, something began to grow in the swamps of Virginia. It’s difficult to remember what times were like back then.

Ronald Reagan was president.

People’s phones still had cords attached to them.

There was a war in the Falkland Islands.

Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat.

Robert Jarvik invented the world’s first artificial heart.

And perhaps most importantly – at least to this particular article – The Hogs were born.

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Wallpaper Wednesday: Vintage Russ Grimm Mobile Wallpaper

Another tough loss this week for Washington. It seems like a good time to run another vintage wallpaper, to take our minds off the sting of wasted opportunities against the Saints.

Today we celebrate a Washington Legend.

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Musings from Curmudgeon Corner

Posted from Curmudgeon Corner, Maine

As is typically the case, the Redskins are off to a fast start in the offseason championships. Heck, the regular season wasn’t even officially over, and we already had a 4 game lead over the competition after the hiring of Bruce Allen.

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One Down… 6 More 'Skins Who Should Be in the Hall

Russ Grimm is FINALLY about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. This is welcome news to all fans of The Hogs. Redskins fans the world over are thrilled with this announcement. Russ Grimm was the heart of the Hogs.

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Know Your Opponent: Arizona Cardinals

So, I took a little heat last week for simply hurling schoolyard insults at the Saints in “Know Your Opponent: New Orleans”Not as much heat as the Saints took in FedEx, but I digress.

I intend to still hurl my schoolyard insults this week because, c’mon, it’s the Cardinals, are we really afraid of a team that has named itself after a perching songbird?

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