About Us

We are a Burgundy and Gold Obsession.

BGObsession went live at high noon on July 15, 2009.

What We're About

Welcome to BGObsession. We knew what we were looking for in a Washington NFL fan site, but were unable to find it. So, this being a great country, we set about building it ourselves. For better or for worse, what you see is the result. In addition to providing an outlet for burgundy and gold obsessions, we are committed to three basic principles:

1. Providing a comprehensive, satisfying experience for fans of the Washington Commanders.
2. Fostering and encouraging a sense of community and tone of mutual respect.
3. Giving our members good old-fashioned customer service.

BGO was created for Washington Pro Football fans who appreciate adult sensibilities like common sense, reason, and the fact that passion and civility need not be mutually exclusive. We are fans - loud , proud and unapologetic. We are also grownups. If that combination appeals to you, we cordially invite you to consider BGO as home to your burgundy and gold obsession.

It will be our honor to serve you.

Miles Monroe
Canadian Hog
Anne the Fan
Kel Varnsen
Shi No Tenshi

Miles Monroe
Canadian Hog
Kel Varnsen
Shi No Tenshi

Boone - John Jeffries
Location: Greensboro, NC.
Fan Since: 1968.
Relevant Experience: John was a moderator and staff contributor at Extremeskins.com for years (aka 'Tarhog'), providing much of their early Redskin's game coverage; Co-founder, The Noosphere; author of 'A Burgundy and Gold Obsession.' and 'The History of Weird' blogs.
Educational Background: B.A., University of Virginia (International Relations), 1989; B.S.N., North Carolina A&T State University, 1995.
Day Job: John spent 10 years in the USMC as an Infantry Officer, and currently works for a community hospital in North Carolina.
Life Philosophy: Anything worth doing is worth doing well. And beer is good food.
Favorite Quote: 'Never try and teach a pig to sing. It annoys the pig, and it's a waste of your time.'- Samuel Clemens

Om - Mark Steven
Location: Woodbridge, VA.
Fan Since: 1970.
Relevant Experience: Co-owner/Admin, Extremeskins.com (2002-2008); Columnist/Blogger, Redskins.com (2004-2008); Author, The Om Field, Circa 2020; Co-founder, The Noosphere.
Educational Background: B.A., Virginia Tech, 1983 (English, History, Philosophy).
Day Job: U.S. Department of Justice.
Life Philosophy: Balance.
Favorite Quote: 'The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.' -William Shakespeare

Neophyte - Bob Floyd
Location: Dallas, Tx
Fan Since: 1975ish
Relevant Experience: Moderator PlanetAOE forums (2000-2005), Author of blogs 'Vulgaris Vox vocis' and 'Behind Enemy Lines', over a decade of work in the IT industry
Educational Background: B.A., Abilene Christian University, History (1989), minor Political Science
Day Job: Pre-Sales Engineer, Beer Consultant/Educator
Life Philosophy: One does one's meager best - mine usually includes a burger and a beer.
Favorite Quote: 'Be water, my friend.' -Bruce Lee

Miles Monroe - Pete Felice
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Fan Since: 1970.
Relevant Experience: Pete served as a moderator for Extremeskins.com, and has a wealth of experience in custom photographic editing and graphic design.
Educational Background: School of Life
Day Job: Certified Motorcycle Tech
Favorite Quote: 'Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride!'- Hunter S. Thompson

Henry - Henry Suchman
Location: Springfield, VA
Fan Since: 1978.
Relevant Experience: Henry was a moderator at Extremeskins.com for several years; Co-founder, The Noosphere; author of 'The Chronicles of Henry' blog.
Educational Background: B.A., University of Rochester, 1992.
Day Job: Emperor and Supreme Commander of Henry Suchman Design, LLC, a full service graphic-design shop.
Favorite Star Trek The Next Generation Episode: Yesterday's Enterprise.
Favorite Quote: 'I don't know half of you half as much as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.'- Bilbo Baggins

Burgundy Burner - Ken Johannesen
Fan Since: 1963
Relevant Experience: BGO blogger, WFT draft and free agency analyst since 2011. Content contributor at RiggosRag.com since 2018.
Educational Background: B.A., University of Virginia, 1981. MBA, Drexel University, 2003. B.S. Pennsylvania St. University, 2018.
Day Job: Medically retired (physically handicapped and hearing impaired).
Life Philosophy: Serve God to the best of my abilities.
Favorite Quote: 'The simplicity in me is complicated'.

Help Users
As we enjoy today's conversations, let's remember our dear friends 'Docsandy', Sandy Zier-Teitler, and 'Posse Lover', Michael Huffman, who would dearly love to be here with us today! We love and miss you guys ❤

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