Gibbs Gettin' Giddy

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Gibbs Gettin' Giddy

Postby redskins56 » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:49 pm

It came to my attention while watching that press conference today, that just as excited as you and I are, Joe Gibbs was equally as elated to be back in front of that crowd, on the stage, in front of the podium at Redskins Park...

The first ten minutes were introducing families, and talking about his wife being his back bone... Proving, and showing that he is more than anything else, a family man...

He told stories of he and Buges working until 3 in the morning in the old days... He made mention of giving a brief pep talk, and leving Joe Jacoby and his players in tears... He spoke of starting the hole process over again, and trying to prove himself as if he has never succeeded. He looked to his right, and glared down, saying "There is no safety net guarding us. There's nothing to stop us from falling." He spoke of hearing trash trucks at 3 a.m, and that being his signal to go to bed in the cot in his office, or sending assistants to the store after midnight to get him some candy to stay awake though the long hours of the night to game plan...

The thing I noticed most though, was that he was happy to be home. He was chuckling like a young boy, or teenager who had just gotten his drivers liscense. He was reminissing of the past, with former players in every different area of the room, nodding along, thinking back on the glory days.

On his way into the press conference and into the park, he stopped and shook hands with over a hundred fans waiting for his arrival outside of the complex in Ashburn. He talked with reporters until late into the night, and showed again, how much of a peoples person he is...

He thanked the fans, and said he was the one that got to have all of the fun, and that he owes the fans, not vise versa. He delivered a percise message, while showing class and effection, for his former players and staff, and what they accomplished.

Joe, despite what you make think, we owe you. Thank you so very much, from all of us at, and welcome home. May you win many more games in burgundy and gold!


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Postby skinz74 » Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:01 am

Well said. Can't wait till draft day even more, now...

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Postby Philly is an Armpit » Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:21 am

56, get your facts straight: the trash truck came at 3:30, not 3. Don't sell Gibbs out by thirty minutes a night- that's three and a half hours week, 124 hours per season. Gibbs was lying when he said the sound of the trash truck signalled the end of the day- it meant he could only send the staff home. Gibbs is a machine- he doesn't sleep.
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Postby Eddie911 » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:38 am

Great post 56. The atmosphere was nothing like we have seen for sometime now, thats for sure
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