Today marks the 29th anniversary of the Redskins victory over the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII, a rematch of Super Bowl VII a decade before.
This was the first of three Super Bowl titles for the franchise, and the start of a magical ride with head coach Joe Gibbs at the helm. It was also the rise of ‘Riggo’ and ‘The Hogs’ in the D.C. vernacular, making champions of three teams and legends of men.
A key contributor to this dynasty was left tackle Joe Jacoby, who stuck the block that sprung John Riggins for the long touchdown run that sealed Super Bowl XVII. In each of his first two Super Bowls, Jacoby’s Hogs led the way for record breaking rushing performances, with team totals of 276 and 280 yards on the ground.
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London Fletcher wasn’t the only Washingtonian lighting up the night in Honolulu yesterday, as he was joined by Redskins Cheerleader Abby Dymond on the sidelines.
This special honor was voted on by her Cheerleader teammates, to represent them at the Pro Bowl. The honor was announced as a surprise at the Redskins-Jets game on Dec. 4, in front of a capacity crowd.
While in Hawaii over the last week, she was part of a squad of the NFL’s best cheerleaders. Along with their performance at the Pro Bowl game, she made several appearances around the island to speak with community, military and corporate leaders.
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Is that the face of someone playing a meaningless exhibition game?
Despite everything that differentiates the Pro Bowl from true NFL football, there was a distinctly familiar feeling about last night’s ceremonial contest.
The temperature (80 degrees), location (Honolulu, Hawaii), jerseys, fans and protocol may have been very different, but Redskins No. 59 was the same constant force that he’s been for the last 15 years.
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