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by Thom Loverro

  • ISBN: 0470179244
  • Author: Thom Loverro
  • ePub ver: 1698 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1698 kb
  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 328
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 1, 2007)
  • Formats: azw rtf lit doc
  • Category: Sport
  • Subcategory: Miscellaneous
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In Hail Victory, Washington sportswriter Thom Loverro reconstructs the glorious history of this storied franchise through exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest and most beloved players ever to wear a Redskins jersey

In Hail Victory, Washington sportswriter Thom Loverro reconstructs the glorious history of this storied franchise through exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest and most beloved players ever to wear a Redskins jersey. Together, Loverro and these Redskins legends re-create the most memorable moments in the team's history, both on and off the field. You'll hear from quarterback Mark Rypien, who relives the stunning 1992 Super Bowl in which the Redskins ran roughshod over a Buffalo Bills defense that had shown them little respect during the run-up to that lopsided victory.

Based on sportswriter Thom Loverro's exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest players ever to wear the team jersey, this comprehensive history of the tradition-rich Washington Redskins puts you on the 50-yard line to witness all of the team's most memorable moments and meet.

Based on sportswriter Thom Loverro's exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest players ever to wear the team jersey, this comprehensive history of the tradition-rich Washington Redskins puts you on the 50-yard line to witness all of the team's most memorable moments and meet its greatest players, and you'll hear what they have to say about the brightest and darkest moments from the Skins' past.

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Hail Victory: An Oral History of the Washington Redskins. A you-are-there history of one of football's most successful and beloved teams. Based on sportswriter Thom Loverro's exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest players ever to wear the team jersey, this comprehensive history of the tradition-rich Washington Redskins puts you on the 50-yard line to witness all of the team's most memorable moments and meet its greatest players, and you'll hear what they have to say about the.

Based on sportswriter Thom Loverro's exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest players ever t A you-are-there history of one of football's most successful and beloved teams. Who is the greatest quarterback in Redskins history? Baugh? Jurgensen? Theismann? Rypien? However you answer that question, you'll find plenty of evidence to support your argument in Hail Victory.

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A you-are-there history of one of football's most successful and beloved teamsWho is the greatest quarterback in Redskins history? Baugh? Jurgensen? Theismann? Rypien? However you answer that question, you'll find plenty of evidence to support your argument in Hail Victory. Based on sportswriter Thom Loverro's exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest players ever to wear the team jersey, this comprehensive history of the tradition-rich Washington Redskins puts you on the 50-yard line to witness all of the team's most memorable moments and meet its greatest players, and you'll hear what they have to say about the brightest and darkest moments from the Skins' past. You'll discover:*Sonny Jurgensen's last conversation with Vince Lombardi*Jeff Rutledge's account of ""the Greatest Comeback in Football History""*Joe Theismann's take on the tackle that ended his career*How George Allen assembled the ""Over the Hill Gang""*Joe Jacoby's Hog's-eye view of all three Redskins Super Bowl victories*Gene Pepper's memories of playing with the legendary Sammy Baugh*And much moreYou'll also find color photos of outstanding players and coaches in action, including Lombardi, George Allen, Theismann, Jurgensen, Joe Gibbs, and many others. If you love the Skins, you must have Hail Victory!
Comments (7)

invasion
I received this as a present. For anyone who grew up in the DC area, especially going back to the 80s or earlier, it really provides excellent summaries of each season with interviews of players and others involved at the time. It brings those eras back to life for those of us who experienced them, and provides context for those years which predated our own.

A perfect book for the rabid Redskins fan.
Androlhala
I listen to Thom on a daily sports talk show in the DC area and I was delighted to see his book at a great price from this seller. It arrived sooner than expected and in great condition. A fun book to read if your a fan of the Gibbs' era Redskins and sold by a highly recommended seller!
Ximinon
One of the original teams to form the National Football League and one of the few that has remained true to its name and city, this is a must read by anyone that claims the high honor of being a fan of the Washington Redskins - AMERICA's REAL TEAM

And, if you are a Dallas Cowboy Fan, you can go ...!!!
Rexfire
Very entertaining!! just reading about the Redskins in general for me is very enjoyable!! I could not put this book down!!!!
Bodwyn
My only grip is that there are some incorrect names and a few facts that need re-checking. Otherwise it is a stellar read.
Boyn
You don't really need to be a Redskins fan to enjoy this. The way the book is laid out is fantastic. Basically, various seasons or eras are approached interspersed with the oral history parts of players, coaches and owners talking about various events along the way.

I really enjoyed the discussion of how the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry developed over the Cowboys' exec Tex Schramm buying the rights to the 'Skins fight song to spite Redskins' owner George Preston Marshall, and how various 'Skins players were from Texas which gave the rivalry that extra edge. It just didn't start with the George Allen era in Washington although the animosity really did take off with the "Ramskins" of the '70s.

To learn why it took the Redskins so long to integrate their team after other NFL teams had done so was explained and it's not all on DC being a de facto "Southern" city.

Personally, just to read about Redskin great QB Sonny Jurgensen alone was worth the price of this.
Nahn
I'm not old enough to remember game details prior to 1978, but Loverro's game descriptions after that point have numerous errors/key omissions. For example, in the description of the '79 finale against Dallas, he fails to mention that Riggins scored on a 60+ yard run to put the Skins up 13 with under 7 minutes remaining, and that Staubach led Dallas on two touchdown drives in the final 5 minutes to snatch a division championship AND playoff berth from the Redskins in devastating fashion.

In Loverro's description of the '87 opener against Philly, he says that Doug Williams started the game, which was not true. Reggie White knocked starter Jay Schroeder out with a shoulder separation.

On the clinching play against Minnesota in the '87 NFC Championship, Loverro says that Wade Wilson's last ditch pass was intended for Anthony Carter - the pass was actually to Darrin Nelson, and Darrell Green broke it up to put the Skins in the Super Bowl.

Among the photos in the book, there is a picture of Joe Theismann scrambling from a Houston Oilers defender, yet the caption says that it is a Miami Dolphins defender.

There are others mistakes that I could comment on, but you get the idea that the editorial work was an absolute afterthought.

If you can get past inaccurate descriptions of games you remember, the anecdotes told by the players are BY FAR the best part of the book. It's a shame that Loverro did not put the same effort into his game research that he put into his interviews of coaches, players, and other staff, because this really could have been a 5-star book for Skins fans everywhere.
I love the Redskins. And this book covers a great deal of the team's history going all the way back to the earliest days of the NFL and how Washington got its franchise. But the quality of the writing leaves a bit to be desired. At times it read more like the minutes of a board meeting than a treatment on sports history. And there were some obvious gaffes like the photo caption that describes a Houston Oiler as a Miami Dolphin. But if you can follow the storyline, you'll get a lot of information from this book. All things considered, I would recommend it to any Redskins fan.

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