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Hall Of Famer and Washington Icon Sam Huff Passes Away At 87

Sam Huff was a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker and a four-time Pro Bowler, as well as a popular player and announcer in Washington. He passed away on Saturday. He was 87 years old.

A lawyer for the Huff family – Deborah Matthews –  told the Associated Press that he died of natural causes in Virginia.

Huff was born and raised in a West Virginia coal mining camp. He went to West Virginia University, and was an All-American offensive lineman for the Mountaineers’ football team. He was also the catcher for the baseball team.

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Throwback Thursday – Lombardi and Jurgensen Beat Noll’s Steelers

It was on this day, October 26th in 1969, that a Redskins team coached by the late, great Vince Lombardi defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-7.

Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen scored both Redskin touchdowns, one with his feet, and one with his arm. The second, a 17 yard pass to Charley Taylor.

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Sonny Jurgensen: Throwback Thursday

In light of the Redskins’ match-up against their division rival Eagles this week, it seemed like a good time to feature Redskins mainstay Sonny Jurgensen.

Jurgensen was drafted by Philadelphia, and played seven seasons there; before being traded to Washington for quarterback Norm Snead and cornerback Claude Crabbe. He played eleven seasons for the Redskins, and incredibly won the NFL passing title in his final 1974 season at the age of forty. He was induced into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 1983.


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Of Gun Slingers and Mojo Lost


 I have this recurring nightmare. 

Ford Stadium is rocking.  Redskins ball, third down, 9 yards to go. The thunderous voices of all 6542 Lions fans in the house are drowning out Jason Campbell’s efforts to audible out of the option pass called by coach.  Sonny is in the booth screaming “It won’t work!”  Sam Huff chuckles “He’ll bench you, Sonny”.

The ball is snapped anyway… ughhhhhhh… 

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Hey, Dan… Wouldn't a vacation be nice?

Posted from Curmudgeon Corner, Maine

“Linus! You’ve got to lose the blanket! Oh yeah!”

There is one thing that the Redskins have plenty of… and that is retired great running backs who have an opinion. Riggins has joined the pig pile, along with B. Mitch. There seems to be a bit of a competition to see who can contribute the wittiest commentary. That would definitely have to be Riggo… B. Mitch seems to have the bigger bite, though.

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Musings from Curmudgeon Corner 10/2/2009

Posted from Curmudgeon Corner, Maine

Isn’t a week a wonderful thing? All I can say is, I’m some glad the Redskins didn’t have a game scheduled last week… I have a feeling that things just would have turned out badly had they played.

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Bruce Allen? George Allen? Memories…

All I can say is wow. Cerrato. Gone. Poof. I sure didn’t see it coming. Of course, in hind sight… there have been a number of Daniel Snyder – Bruce Allen sightings… and I think that there have been a couple of quickly dismissed rumors… We all wished… but no one expected… for Cerrato to leave the scene.

So, there is delirium… rumors continue to swirl… it seems that most money is on Mike Shanahan to become the next HC… but, who would expect that to be announced before the end of the season?

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