• The 2020 Season will be the last for our little community. Following the final WFT game of the 2020 season, the site will close it's doors. We wanted to give you a little advance notice so that you could retrieve any photos, content, or other material from the site before it became unavailable, so that you could exchange contact info with anyone you may desire, and ensure that folks would forgo any site donations going forward. We have had a blast being your favorite Redskins and WFT watering hole for the past decade. We had a great run and each of you were a part of it. Thanks to all of you for your amazing contributions and camaraderie. You made this a special place.

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 Football Team 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 Football Team.
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 WFT 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.


BGO Ownership

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

BGO Staff

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 Suchmanb>
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
Location: Memphis, TN
Fan Since: 1958.
Relevant Experience: BGO blogger and NFL draft and free agency expert since 2011. Current content contributor at RiggosRag.com.
Educational Background: B.A., University of Virginia, 1981. MBA, Drexel University, 2003. B.S., Pennsylvania St. University, 2018.
Day Job: Retired (physically handicapped and hearing impaired), but would love to find an online, part-time working situation that helps me to stay busy.
Life Philosophy: Serve God to the fullest and to the best of my abilities.
Favorite Quote: 'The simplicity in me is complicated.'

SilentThreat - Derek Gardner
Location: Leesburg, VA
Fan Since: 1984.
Relevant Experience: Derek has been an avid BGO member and contributor since October 2009. He has been and continues to be one of our most well-respected Redskins and WFT posters and whose football takes and knowledge are among the best.
Day Job: District Operations Manager.
Favorite Quote: 'Without struggle, there is no progress' - Frederick Douglas

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