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End of an Institution – The Hogettes Disband


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After 30 years of dedication and unabashed support, the super fan group The Hogettes are disbanding. The decision was made by Michael Torbert, known as Boss Hogette.

Widely recognized for their hog noses and dresses, The Hogettes were formed in support of the Redskins famous, dominant offensive line from the called The Hogs. From there, the group’s popularity grew immensely and became engrained in Redskins society. Read the rest of this entry »

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Note from Boss Hogette


The Cowboys came into FedEx Field and whipped up on our butts, again. Plain & simple. It was horrible. The Cowboys own us. They have lost only once in FedEx since the place was opened. They should rent the place out more often throughout the season, especially with as many Cowboys fans who were able to get tickets in the lower deck, the place is like a home field to them. It seems like when the Cowboys go onto the field against the Redskins, they just know that some how, they are going to find a way to win the game. Having won 12 out of the last 13 against the Redskins, I’d say they have pretty much locked up the formula. There just is no spark in this Redskins team. But, enough about another cold, wet, lousy day at FedEx.

This weekend the Redskins travel to Chicago to take on the Bears, who have had pretty much a bad year, too. But, they beat the Vikings last Sunday, and with a rookie quarterback. The Bears will be lead by Coach Spurrier’s last Qback at Florida, Rex Grossman. I am sure it will be cold and windy, but, maybe we’ll get lucky. Go Skins!!!

Cheers…MikeyT., Boss Hogette, HoF ’99

* Thank heaven for Jim Thorpe, a man who helped pro football, now the passionate NFL game we love today, get started.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mikey T aka Boss Hogette

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How ’bout them Redskins*!!! They went into the Meadowlands on a cold, windy December day (the usual weather up there) and whipped up on them Giants. That has not happened in a long, long time, too long a time. As Fred Smoot said a couple of weeks ago, “We (the players) have to step up and make plays.” People made plays this time around. No fourth quarter let downs by the defense. In fact, Jesse Armstead led the charge in the fourth, he was all over the field. Guess he had something to show his ex-teammates. The Redskins managed the ball very well, and young Mr. Hasselbeck played well again at Qback. With good rhythm, he got rid of the ball quickly, and again, no sacks. The
O-line had a solid game. Who is that new left tackle, any way, you never hear his name? That is good. My favorite Redskins analyst, Hog Rick “Doc” Walker called it a “quality” win. I agree. It is nice to talk about a win for a change, especially when it is the Giants.

This week the Redskins get to host our favorite team and our favorite coach, the Cowboys and the “Big Tuna”. In Dallas back in November, the Cowboys gave the Redskins every chance to win, but we did not take advantage of the opportunities. Now it is time to take care of business in front of the home crowd. Show all we do have what it takes to win in this league. Get another trend started. Let’s go do it. Go Skins!!!

Cheers…MikeyT., Boss Hogette, HoF ’99

* Thank heaven for Jim Thorpe, a man who helped pro football, now the passionate NFL game we love today, get started.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mikey T aka Boss Hogette

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The Redskins* lost again Sunday to the Saints, another team they could have beaten. The habit is locked in. Again our defense faltered in the fourth quarter, giving up a go-ahead touchdown late in the game. Our guys just cannot seem to make a play when they need to late in the game, whether it be on defense, offense, whatever.
Mr. Ramsey got to rest, his foot still in a cast. Mr. Hasselbeck played well at Qback. Still had good rhythm, got rid of the ball quickly, and dodged the rush pretty well. Result, no sacks. But his play, like the team’s overall play, was not quite good enough.

November was definitely a moving month for our Redskins, backwards. Isn’t it interesting how four teams went in different directions since early September: Redskins, New England, Giants, and the Rams. The Redskins and Giants have only won one or two games since early season success, while New England and the Rams have won a lot. Success is all about winning in the
NFL.

This week the Redskins get to travel to the Giants and will probably have to play in the snow. Two 4 – 8 teams, duking it out in the Meadowlands for pride, pride in themselves. Nobody cares about this game except Giants fans and Redskins fans. About all we have is “Bragging Rights” from this game. Let’s see, when was the last time the Redskins beat the Giants? Shoot, I don’t have my yearly results file with me, but I venture to guess, it’s been years. Coach Spurrier has never beaten the Giants. That is incentive enough, right there. Go Skins!!!

Cheers…MikeyT., Boss Hogette, HoF ’99

* Thank heaven for Jim Thorpe, a man who helped pro football, now the passionate NFL game we love today, get started.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mikey T aka Boss Hogette

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The Redskins* found another way to lose Sunday against Miami. The habit is pretty much set. This time it seemed the defense faultered in the fourth quarter, giving up two touchdowns to Ricky Williams in the last 11 minutes of the game. Looked like all at that “trash” talking our defense gave Ricky in the first three quaters paid off in the end. I wish our young guys would just “shut-up” and go out and play; no dancing around after a good tackle or a touchdown, just play. Mr. Williams had the last laugh and we had our seventh loss of the season. So much for the playoffs this year. Mr. Ramsey got blasted early, he needs to take a rest. It’s been a very, very long season for him. He’s probably in shell-shock. One pleasant surprise from this game was Mr. Hasselbeck played well. I liked his rhythm, the way he got rid of the ball quickly, but when he had to, he dodged the rush pretty well. I liked his play.

This week the Redskins get to host the Saints. They pretty much manhandled us last year. Their defensive line wacked our Qback many, too many times in one of the longest quarters we ever had to endure. I do not know that much about them this year. They are 5-6, so like us, they probably are not going anywhere. So this is pretty much just a regular old football game both teams would like to win. Since it’s home, I hope our guys play good solid football and bring home a win.

Cheers…MikeyT., Boss Hogette, HoF ’99

* Thank heaven for Jim Thorpe, a man who helped pro football, now the passionate NFL game we love today, get started.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mikey T aka Boss Hogette

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The Redskins* found another way to lose another football game last Sunday against Carolina. Our young runner dropped the ball on the one-inch line and our young Qback overthrew a man in the end zone and one headed for the end zone. Final score, Carolina 20, Redskins 17. Was Carolina supposed to win? Probably, they are a good team. They have a good record. They have a good defense who put a good push on the opposing Qback. And a good offense with an excellent running game and a solid passing game. For the Redskins it was a frustrating loss because they know to-a-man they were in a position to win and they did not.

The Redskins’ pass protection returned to a poor state again. I did see a Redskins’ O-lineman help Ramsey up…once. He got knocked down probably close to 20 times. Same ol’ same ol’. Maybe that is why he probably had his worse game of the season. The pounding is mounting up.

This week the Redskins get to travel to Miami for a nationally televised Sunday night game. Miami has it’s own problems. From what little I have read, and the stats seem to bare it out, the Miami O-line appears to be suspect. Maybe our D-line will play a game and put some pressure on their team for a change. That would be fun. Their Qback situation is muddled, and it seems Ricky Williams is running up hill. The Redskins have not won in Miami in a very long time. This Sunday would be a good day to start.

Hopefully it will an entertaining game to watch, especially from the Redskins’ side.

The Redskins still need to win. GO SKINS!!!

Cheers…MikeyT., Boss Hogette, HoF ’99

* Thank heaven for Jim Thorpe, a man who helped pro football, now the
passionate NFL game we love today, get started.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mikey T aka Boss Hogette

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The Redskins* got a huge win last Sunday at the expense of the Seahawks. First win in five weeks. October was a long month. And young Ramsey only got wacked a couple of times. But none of his O-linemen ever seem to helped him up. I cannot figure that out. Amazing. The Redskins won because the coaches decided to go for it on fourth and one from their own 25 with over six minutes left in the game. I do not think there is another coach in the NFL who would make that call except Coach Spurrier. He is a gambling man. The game, the season, were on the line. But, they made it, and all is well that ends well. Huge play.

The other huge play happened in the second quarter when a Seahawk intercepted a Ramsey pass on the Redskins 28-yard line and was running it back into the end zone to take a 21-3 lead. But, Laveranues Coles, the intended receiver on the play, never gave up, came back and knocked the ball loose just before the Seahawk entered the end zone; Redskins recovered the ball in the end zone; first and ten on the 20. Gained three yards. Huge, huge play. The Redskins manufactured some luck on that play.

Maybe this win will give Coach Spurrier and his staff some breathing room. The Redskins go to Carolina this Sunday. They are leading the NFC South with a 7-2 record and just beat the Super Bowl Champion Bucs for the second time this season. They have a pretty fair running back in Stephan Davis (who has been hurt lately), ex- of the Washington Redskins, and a pretty fair defense, although statistically, I thought they were better. This should be a barn burner. Hopefully the underdog Redskins can find a way to win two in a row.

The Redskins still need to win. GO SKINS!!!

Cheers…MikeyT., Boss Hogette, HoF ’99

* Thank heaven for Jim Thorpe, a man who helped pro football, now the passionate NFL game we love today, get started.

Be sure to check out this article and others at the Hogettes new website at www.hogettes.com

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mikey T aka Boss Hogette

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The Cowboys win again. The Cowboys have won every game with the Redskins in Dallas since 1995. That has to be some kind of record. And the Cowboys put the ball on the ground at least four out of the first five times they had to ball Sunday. And they had at least two touchdowns called back. But, the Big Tuna never looked worried. Somehow the Cowboys know, no matter how bad it gets against the Redskins, they are going to find some way to win. And they did. Our team did not block very well again. Young Ramsey got tattooed way too many times again. And nary a teammate helped him up, or even seemed to look his way. Amazing.

Gaining NFL experience is hurtful to everyone. That is the phase we are going through right now. Course most of the talking heads are calling for Spurrier’s job. A few are even questioning Mr. Snyder. My biggest problem with that approach is then us Redskins’ fans get to go through this whole process all over again. And the players get to learn another new system. Besides the fact that some of our players need to learn to talk less and let their play on the field talk for them, they would get to learn the fifth new system in the last six years. Enough is enough.

The Ball Coach is a smart football person. He and his staff are a season and a half into getting NFL smarter. Give them time to let them play this thing out and maybe, maybe we’ll turn the corner and start winning again. That would be funner.

The Seahawks come into town this weekend. I do not know much about them. The Redskins beat them last year in their place. A friend drove over a thousand miles to see that game. It was a fun trip for him and his boy. But the Seahawks team is a lot different this year. They are 6-2. Their new defensive coach is Ray Rhodes, an excellent, NFL experienced (was here for awhile) coach. And of course their offensive coach has many Super Bowl rings. I am sure the Seahawks would love to go back to the Northwest with a win in their belt.

But the Redskins need a win big time. We need to find a way to win this game. I hope we start by protecting our young Qback better. I was very happy to see rookie Jacobs in the lineup in Dallas. He even caught a TD pass. I think if Ramsey has some time, the team can make some plays. And I hope the defense plays within its scheme, and smarter, this week. How many stupid penalties do they need to make to keep the other team’s drives alive to learn that that is really dumb football? GO SKINS!!!

Cheers…MikeyT., Boss Hogette, HoF ’99

* Thank heaven for Jim Thorpe, a man who helped pro football, now the passionate NFL game we love today, get started.

Be sure to check out this article and others at the Hogettes new website at www.hogettes.com

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mikey T. AKA BossHogette

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