A Burgundy and Gold Obsession

    BGO Messenger is HERE!

    BGO is excited to introduce our free BGO Messenger App for download for both Android phones and tablets and Apple/iOS iPhones and iPads. Just visit our app pages on Google Play or the Apple Apps/iTunes Store or search 'BGO Messenger' in your app store and download it. BGO Messenger is our very own instant messaging app. You can find online members and instant message them directly at any time from your phone or tablet. Chat with or share your existing or captured photos and videos with a fellow BGO member. Even more exciting is your ability to now participate in our BGO Game Chats from Fed Ex Field or anywhere else in the world on your phone or tablet, including the ability to share images and video with fellow chatroom participants. See site announcements, or make a quick trip to the mobile BGO home page to see the latest posts or articles - without ever leaving the BGO Messenger App. Now there's no excuse for any member not to participate in our Game Day Chats.

    • Doc's Blast from the Past

      Rev up the DeLorean... we're going back in time. I'll be posting articles regarding the Redskins from the past, some well known, some not-so-well known. Hope you enjoy.

      These first two are articles from 75 years of the NFL

      75 Seasons 1920-1995: The Complete Story of the National Football League
      Introduction by Dick Butkus
      Text by: Will McDonough, Peter King, Paul Zimmerman, Vic Carucci, Greg Garber, Kevin Lamb, Joe Gergen, David Rosenthal, C.W. Nevius, Ed Bouchette, Ted Brock, Tom Barnidge, Phil Barber
      p. 261
      The Few, The Proud, The Hogs
      The It was the spring of 1983. Bob Winckler, a 290-pound offensive lineman from the University of Wisconsin, freshly picked by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the NFL draft, had a goal. “To be able to say you’re a Hog… let’s just say it’s something I would really want.”
      No. There was no “wanting” to become a Hog. Once the original Hogs had acquired their porcine nickname during training camp in 1982, the fraternity was locked. It started one day on the practice field, where offensive coordinator Joe Bugel said, “Okay, you hogs, let’s go down to the bullpen and hit those blocking sleds.”
      Some players might have resented the name, but these guys loved it. From that moment, a camaraderie began to build: Hogs T-shirts were to be worn one day a week at practice, with violators forced to pay a $5 fine that went into a kitty for a postseason party; Hogs poker games every Friday night; satin Hogs jackets to wear on road trips.
      Pay attention to the five interior Hogs’ dimensions: center Jeff Bostic (6 feet 2 inches, 245 pounds), left guard Russ Grimm (6-3, 275), right guard Mark May (6-6, 285), left tackle Joe Jacoby (6-7, 295), right tackle George Starke (6-5, 260), plus tight ends Don Warren and Rick Walker. Reserves Donald Laster and Fred Dean were Hogs, too. Toward the end of the season, running back John Riggins became an honorary Hog.
      During that 1982 season, which was shortened to nine games by a 57-day players’ strike, the Hogs imprinted their collective image on the NFL consciousness by leading Washington to an 8-1 record.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Doc's Blast from the Past started by Docsandy View original post
    • BGO Twitter Feed

    • Currently Active UsersCurrently Online

      There are currently 152 users online. 12 members and 140 guests

      Most users ever online was 1,521, 05-26-12 at 01:30 PM.

      1. Ax,
      2. Boone,
      3. Burgundy Burner,
      4. Henry,
      5. Jimbo,
      6. john.hilker.9,
      7. Knightingale,
      8. Miles Monroe,
      9. ntotoro,
      10. SkinnedAussie,
      11. SkinsOrlando
    • Countdown Clock

      00 00 00 00
    • BGO Mail

      Join Our BGO Mail List

      Sign-up here to receive our BGO site emails. Keep abreast of breaking Redskins and BGO news, events, contests, and announcements!
    • BGO Game Day Chat

      Be There.

      Or be square.
    • NFC East Standings

    • 2017 Schedule

    • BGO Premium

      Help us, help YOU!
      Become a


      Make a Site Donation today and join the ranks of the Immortals!
    • Get Tapatalk!

      Tapatalk is one of the best ways to view BGO on your iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone. Android app on Google Play Download on App Store
    • BGO Messenger

      Get BGO Messenger! Interact with BGO members via IM or join our famous Game Day Chats on your phone or tablet. Android app on Google Play Download on App Store
    • BGO Friends

    • NFL Spy

      Quick access to NFL rival fan forums and all official team sites!

      Visit the Enemy
    • BGO On Twitter