Redskins’ alumni, current players and executive vice president/general manager Bruce Allen were present Friday for the eighth annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament.
The tournament is named in honor of Mickey Steele, a Maryland native, sports enthusiast and business owner, who in 2004 lost his battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
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When the Redskins ownership and front office collaborated to create the “Hail to the Redskins Walk” at Redskins Park and FedExField, the outcome was a mural to our marvelous history.
Some of the greatest Redskins players and coaches were immortalized in two dimensions, for everyone to see.
Some of the coolest people that have paid a visit to the wall, are those people depicted on the wall. That’s what happened when former Redskins running back Larry Brown paid a visit to the wall yesterday:
Brown was a great running back for the Redskins over his eight-year career in Washington, winning the 1972 MVP Award and going to four Pro Bowls. Over his career, he amassed 8,360 yards from scrimmage, 55 touchdowns, and led the NFL in rushing in 1970.
The “Hail to the Redskins Walk” is a deserved tribute to great players, and it’s only right that they should partake.
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If you were to ask me to guess the favorite running back of a random South Carolina high school student, it would take a very, very long time before I came up with the name of Larry Brown. Which isn’t a slight on Brown, who was a terrific running back — four Pro Bowls, three-time first-team All Pro, the 1972 offensive player of the year … the list of accolades goes on and on.
But it’s just not an obvious answer. Even someone who is a high school senior in 2011 would’ve been born seventeen years after Brown retired. And Brown has no specific connection to South Carolina, either: he was born and raised in Pennsylvania, went to college in Kansas, and played his entire pro career with the Redskins.
Nevertheless, Brown is apparently the favorite player of Calhoun Academy (S.C.) student Michael Pascoe … and, according to The Times And Democrat, Pascoe even had the opportunity to meet Brown.
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Last night’s Return To Glory event at Union Jack’s in Ballston, Virginia, was an impressive one. I had no idea what to expect, and had heard some worried rumblings that there might only be a couple of Redskins Alumni there. That was … not precisely accurate. The guest list was long, and full of storied names including — but not at all limited to — Gary Clark, Charles Mann, Brian Mitchell, and Larry Brown, all mingling and signing autographs and sharing old Dallas war stories with fans and other Alumni alike.
I’ll have plenty of those anecdotes over the next few days leading up to the Dallas game, but let me start with one of the most rousing moments of the night: general manager Bruce Allen’s quick address to the fans and Alumni.
“Redskins fans, I think you know who we play on Sunday,” Allen started, before being cut off by chants of “We want Dallas!” He let the crowd go for a minute, then continued. Read more »
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