Historians attribute Missouriís ĎShow Meí moniker to U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1897 to 1903. While a member of the U.S. House Committee on Naval Affairs, Vandiver attended an 1899 naval banquet in Philadelphia. In a speech there, he declared, "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri.
"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
Forget Ď7 Minute Absí, I mean, Iíd 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. Weíve heard it before and we get it. RG3 is reckless. He plays with wild abandon. He canít slide. He wonít slide. RG-Knee. The ĎPistolí, ĎRead Optioní, running threat QB offense is dead. Griffin can only survive
Any child of the 60ís or 70ís knows what Iím 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 Ė 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
Iím 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.
Iím going to engage in some bold talk today. Itís true, my name is John and Iím a homer. Iím familiar with the 12 steps. I even watch ĎInterventioní on A&E when time allows. But I donít need Redskins fan rehab like I have for most of the 20+ yearís worth of offseasons. Not this time