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Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.



  1. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    The Opposite

    by , 12-08-14 at 12:03 PM (BGO.C.D.)
    "Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable. I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but I was perceptive. I always know when someone's uncomfortable at a party. It all became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I've ever made in my entire life has been wrong. My life is the complete opposite of everything I want it to be. Every instinct I have in every aspect of life, be it something to wear, something to eat... It's often ...

    Updated 12-08-14 at 07:14 PM by Boone

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  2. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    7 Crucial Waypoints on the Journey to a Redskins Resurgence

    by , 10-23-14 at 05:01 PM (BGO.C.D.)
    Forget ‘7 Minute Abs’, I mean, I’d recommend you go with the 6 minute version anyway. I believe there are 7 crucial actions the Washington Redskins must take if they are to revisit their former days of glory and return to a winning tradition.


    Let Griffin be Griffin. We’ve heard it before and we get it. RG3 is reckless. He plays with wild abandon. He can’t slide. He won’t slide. RG-Knee. The ‘Pistol’, ‘Read Option’, running threat QB offense is dead. Griffin can only survive ...

    Updated 10-23-14 at 05:09 PM by Boone

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  3. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    Merthiolate

    by , 09-26-14 at 11:17 AM (BGO.C.D.)
    Any child of the 60’s or 70’s knows what I’m talking about. God help you if you skinned your knee, cut your finger, or suffered some other childhood trauma resulting in an open wound. Back then, a minor injury of that sort meant only one thing – Merthiolate. The bright orange hot poker-colored antiseptic liquid was the weapon of choice against infection. And it was a perfect symbol in that era of what we all were taught. If it hurts it must be good for you. Applied directly to a wound, Merthiolate ...
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  4. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    Offensive

    by , 07-29-14 at 05:22 PM (BGO.C.D.)
    No.
    I’m not talking about the team name, paleface. Not even close chief.
    But these Redskins, glorious and storied moniker and all, will be the most offensive team in pro football in 2014.

    I’m going to engage in some bold talk today. It’s true, my name is John and I’m a homer. I’m familiar with the 12 steps. I even watch ‘Intervention’ on A&E when time allows. But I don’t need Redskins fan rehab like I have for most of the 20+ year’s worth of offseasons. Not this time ...
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  5. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    Finding Homer

    by , 05-12-14 at 03:20 PM (BGO.C.D.)
    Amidst the frenzy of post-NFL Draft dissection, the inevitable occurs. The more jaded (they would call themselves ‘realistic’) wring their hands over lost opportunities and busts selected even before a single practice has occurred. On the other side of the spectrum, the ‘homers’ (they would call themselves ‘good fans’) applaud the genius of their NFL front office, whose picks in this year’s draft will surely vault their beloved franchise into relevancy and take them to the Promised Land.
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  6. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    Jackson!

    by , 04-02-14 at 05:28 PM (BGO.C.D.)
    With apologies in advance to the great Johnny Cash

    Signed a receiver in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
    BGO’s been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since Chip Kelly kicked him out.
    We’ve signed Jackson, you better start lookin’ round,
    Cause if you blink your eyes
    You’ll never run him down.

    Well, go on talkin’ down Jackson; go ahead and tell yourself.
    The mans bad news, cause the signs he use, NFC gonna need some help
    Cause
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  7. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    My BGO Christmas List

    by , 12-24-13 at 11:38 AM (BGO.C.D.)
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest ...
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  8. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    The Last Stand

    by , 11-26-13 at 07:50 PM (BGO.C.D.)
    The Lone Ranger and Tonto were ambushed while crossing Texas cattle country by a large group of Comanche braves. Hiding behind a large rock outcropping, they battled the Comanches until they had fired their last bullets and shot their final arrows.

    ‘Well my red-skinned friend…’ said the Lone Ranger tenderly to his Indian companion of so many years, ‘it looks like we’ve finally come to the end of the road’

    ‘What’s this WE shit white man?’ replied Tonto.


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  9. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    Promises to Keep

    by , 11-13-13 at 06:58 PM (BGO.C.D.)

    The hill the 2013 Washington Redskins are walking up is gettin’ good and steep.

    Staring a cellar-dwelling 3-6 record in the face, the vast majority of Redskins fans have, along with their short-sleeved shirts and tank tops, packed up hope and optimism for the season. Whether or not the Redskins themselves have packed it in remains to be seen. It’s not 2012. This year’s rendition of the burgundy and ...
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  10. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    Hell's Bells

    by , 09-17-13 at 07:48 PM (BGO.C.D.)

    My dearly departed Mom was a classy southern Lady with a capital ‘L’. She allowed neither profanity nor expletives of any sort to pass across her Kentucky born and bred lips. Faced with a particularly infuriating or exasperating challenge, she might offer up one of only two verbal outbursts she saved for those special life moments.

    ‘Gussy Goo!’

    Or when that just wasn’t good enough, ‘Hell’s ...
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