Sunday, December 30, 2012

Redskins vs Cowboys

The Washington Redskins are hosting the Dallas Cowboys tonight to determine the NFL East Championship. The score is 7-7 at the half. The temperature is in the mid-thirties with snow in the area. After a 3-6 start this season rookie quarterback Griffin has helped lead the "Skins" to a 9-6 record. I actually became a Redskin fan before we moved there when #37, Pat Fisher from Nebraska became their corner back. Ticket cost for games was prohibitive for us while we were there, but we did get to see a pre-season game when they played in D.C.Stadium. You couldn't live in the Washington area without being a fan. Football was much more important than baseball. Sonny Jourgensen was a very popular player and color commentator for many years. I still have a Redskins stocking cap which I wear occasionally.The Skins last  won the Superbowl on January 31, 1988 with Doug Williams as Quarterback. He was the first black QB to play in a Superbowl. We saw the game among friends in Little Rock, Arkansas. We were there for the National Association of Soil Conservation Districts Meeting and celebrated the victory at the home of Gene & Carrie Sullivan who hosted a Superbowl Party. It was also Carrie's birthday. Several of our old SCS friends from our days in D.C. were among the guests  so it was a great time.. Arkansas Governor, Bill Clinton addressed the NACD meeting on Monday morning. My Journal comment was, "Gov. Bill Clinton gave an excellent talk. A very apparent future National leader". The Redskins have now built a 21-10 lead with 9 minutes to go. It's been a great game.

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