Ashburn, Va. (January 9, 2016) — We bring you a very special edition of VivaLoudoun’s Top Ticket Of The Week feature, and we’re going pro-style. We’re predicting a hailstorm as the Washington Redskins battle the Green Bay Packers in a matchup as much for the history buff as for the fantasy freak.
It’s a first-round matchup of the NFC East champion Redskins (9-7) taking on NFC North runner-up Green Bay (10-6), taking place at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Yes, Virginia, Viva Loudoun will be there!
We’ll be there to bring you our unique brand of photographic galleries, to catch a new angle on the story, to provide a level of insight and perspective unlike any other media outlet. We’ll be there to snap the pics and get the quotes that you’ll want to remember from this game. And we’ll be there to – we hope – welcome the Redskins back to their halcyon days of gridiron glory.
Kids today just don’t know. The Washington Redskins are one of the most historically impactful franchises in all of American sports. Not just in ancient history, recalled by grainy black-and-white photographs of guys who don’t look big enough for high school ball nowadays, but even into the last decade of the last century, when cable television produced color imagery of your Redskins winning again and again.
Quarterbacks of old and new are: Hank “Honolulu” Hughes Jr., was the first Washington Redskins QB in 1932 under the former Boston Braves, and Kirk Cousins as we all know is the current QB.
NFL championships in 1937 and 1942. Super Bowl victories in 1982, 1987 and 1991. Conference titles in 1972 and 1983, and nine more division crowns, dating back to 1936. Plus, a football team inextricably intertwined with the culture of a city, the fabric of a region. The Redskins have always been our neighbors, sharing our roads and schools and favorite restaurants, becoming fixtures on our television screens and regulars on our sportstalk shows. Everyone has a “I-met-a-Redskin” story, or several. The Redskins are Washington, and we are the Washington area, so the Redskins are us – in a way that very few communities ever get to say.
Kids, it’s time for you to learn (and time for your parents to remember): The Washington Redskins are a really big deal. You should be proud.
That’s why we’ll be there when the ghosts of the past are felt full-force in the present. We want to be there to recapture the glory that once was the Washington Redskins, and to make all that old stuff new again.
Slingin’ Sammy. Sonny or Billy. The Diesel. The Secretary of Defense. The Hogs, the Fun Bunch, the Over The Hill Gang, the Capital Punishers and The Posse. Chief Zee and the Hogettes. EBW and JKC. Vince Lombardi to George Allen to Joe Gibbs. The Greatest Team of the Eighties.
The Redskins, born 1932. The Packers, born 1921. Two iconic, legendary, storied franchises whose stories are the history of the NFL itself, whose achievements of greatness combine to make this most American of sports – tackle football – even greater.
This Sunday is about more than defeating Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay. This Sunday, VivaLoudoun will be there to witness the Washington Redskins’ journey back atop the mountain, and the first step is this one playoff game.
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Written by Jason S Rufner
for Viva Loudoun Media Communications