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Saturday, August 7, 2010
Grimm thanks Burgundy and Gold

By Matt Mosley

I loved the way Russ Grimm closed out his speech Saturday night. He thanked the "Burgundy and Gold" for making RFK Stadium shake and shouted, "We want Dallas!" Nice shot of Emmitt Smith laughing when Grimm said those words.

Grimm also said he would embroider the names of the Hogs on the inside of his gold jacket, and I believe him. It was Grimm who inspired the famous nickname when offensive line coach Joe Bugel looked down at the guard's belly and said he looked like a "big hog." Grimm was the heart and soul of that line in the 80s.

It was neat to see a shot of Joe Gibbs as Grimm thanked him. Gibbs' hair has gotten a lot whiter the last couple years, but he still looks like he should be coaching.

Skins fans now have hope for the future. But it's nice to look back on their glorious past. Great night for Cowboys and Redskins.