Originally Posted by Kai
Art Monk was a truly nice guy. As I said above, I delivered his newspaper. I also had to go around and collect the newspaper payments from all of my customers. I remember one night, I was out collecting for the paper. It was really cold and miserable. He invited me in, and talked to me for a while, and his wife (who was stunningly beautiful) made me a cup of hot chocolate. I didn't really know at the time what a big star he was.
Anyway, I think that was kind of impressive for a famous, future Hall of Fame football star, taking time out for a nobody newspaper boy.
+1 on him being a stand-up guy. Man could jump too.
My Redskins moment was when Doug Williams visited our elementary school, fresh off of his Super Bowl victory. Every kid just watched in awe.
My dad's Redskin moment was always seeing John Riggins at the bar the night before a game, just roaring drunk and a gal on each arm. Then he'd wake up the next morning, run the ball up the inside for the duration of the game and rack up over a 100 yards rushing and a touchdown or two. Rinse and repeat.
That was the Diesel.
It's not that I just miss the Redskins of those days, I miss football in general from that time. The 70's and 80's was just a fantastic time for NFL football.