So Nature deals with us


As I mentioned in my bio, I grew up in the wake of the Colts’ exodus from Baltimore and turned to the loving arms of the Washington Redskins.  I was guided there by my father, and together we cheered the Washington Redskins through three superbowl wins.  Football was a bond we shared and I always treasured watching games with him. 

On July 5th, Redskins Dad  –my beloved father– passed away early in the morning.  He taught me how to be a proper football fan.  He taught me to appreciate sportsmanship and loyalty.  He taught me to hate those stankin Cowboys and Eagles and Giants, but to also have respect for your enemy.  He taught me to never give up and he taught me to have faith in my team.  He also taught me many new swear words when Marcus Allen ran for that touchdown in the Superbowl against the Raiders.  Many of my best memories of him revolve around football, and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that football brought us closer together.

So I hope you will all indulge me and take a moment to pay some respect and appreciation to those that got you interested in this wonderful game.  We may have different teams and different loyalties, but we share the same love of the game.  Let’s remember that.

Thank you

Redskins Guy

 

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  • steamroller78

    I’m sorry for your loss RG. Sounds like he was a wonderful man.
     

  • http://arrowheadaddict.com Adam

    Sorry for your loss, Guy. One more great football fan to watch the games with when we the rest of us pass. Rest in peace, Redskins Dad.

  • http://www.hogshaven.com Skin Patrol

    Sorry for you loss and Hail to your dad.

  • Skins2heels

    God Bless

  • theMBIIIeffect

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    redskinsguy, sorry to hear of your loss, my best to you and your family. these are the times you put everything aside and know that we are people with feelings and not just writers on these blogs. god bless you, i too know much loss in my life as well, and know the grief you feel. but, do as you say, and keep all the great and fond memories alive, because in them our loved ones live on and will always have an influence on our lives.

  • http://www.necconsultingservices.com herb2727

    Guy,

    You know our thoughts and prayers are with your mother, Syndee and of course you..! Bill was a wonderful man and he certainly knew his football..  The ‘Admiral’ will be missed..!

    Love to all,

  • Staubach

    I understand your sentiments very well as it reminds me of my father. He will always be there with you. Having a great dad is a blessing.

  • TDCowboys

    Im sorry for your loss guy. 

  • redskin777us

    Redskins Guy,
    I know that I never knew your father, but we share a common bond…our undieing passion for the Redskins team, and football as a sport. I always wished that I had had that same bond to share with a father over football. I grew up in foster homes, and when I first began following the Redskins it was over the radio, and through the newspaper, I learned the difference between a first down and a touchdown. I think it is fair to say that I listened to the games in “color”.

    Fortunately my baby brother was with me in my first foster home and I taught him about the history of the team as i learned it. My foster parents would not allow me to watch the games on tv, so I had to sneak listening to them on my transistor radio…and don’t let me get caught listening to Monday Night Football games, because they’d take my radio as punnishmet. But try as the might to stop me, I always found a way.

    I always wished though, that my foster father would have had interest in football and not really rub it in on me when the Redskins lost a game. At times even being on the cruel side about it.

    Cherish your memories of your father, and be thankful for the bond you forged over the years with him. I’m sure each time we score he’ll be leading the Angels in a spirited chorus of “Hail to the Redskins”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    I see many of my peeps have already come with condolences. I apologize for being late with mine, as I missed the unfortunate news. I am sorry, bud. Peace.

  • Tiddy16

    Sorry for your loss.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Thanks to everyone for their kind words and for putting up with my digression and letting me write about a very personal issue.

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