My 1st post and a little summary of becoming a Redskins fan.

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My 1st post and a little summary of becoming a Redskins fan.

Postby stevens23 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:19 pm

This is my 1st post on this board as I am new here and I wanted to give you all a little background about myself.

I live and have grown up in Northern Illinois in the suburbs of Chicago. I graduated High school, went and graduated Universal Technical Institute. I received a diploma in Auto and Diesel Technology and now work as a tech for a Diesel truck dealer near the IL./ Wis border.

Growing up and living around here of course I was and am exposed to the Bears way of life. But early on I remember my dad being a fan of the Redskins and Gibbs. Always wearing the 'skins shirts,and hats etc...That was late 70's and early 80's.Then my parents divorced, and my mom and her friends were Bears fans so in '85 was superbowl parties etc...I was only 12 in '85 and I didn't watch much football. I would watch a game but would not follow a team for a season etc... (It was too boring to stay in and watch tv). Anyway, I started watching and following football in'91 the year I graduated from High school and went off to the Navy. '91 was the Redskins year and I liked the way they played offense and defense. I have been a 'skins fan ever since.


I am not that knowledgeable on the 'skins history but I hope to learn much more. I am not a stats kind of guy,but I sometimes make some exaggerated stats up to make my points clear. My redskins history pretty much spans from '91 to present.I do hope to expand my knowledge of the 'skins and of the X's and O's of football.
I am more of a defensive guy but I do like to see a good offensive shootout too. Defense IS my pride and joy. Sean Taylor is my favorite Redskin currently with Darrell Green being my all-time favorite. I hope that in the future I may be able to hop a plane and catch a 'skins game at their stadium. I saw the 'skins play the Bears in the newly remodeled Bears stadium in either '04 or '03? It was horrible. 'Skins lost, I had a 'skins jersey on with my face painted burgandy and gold.Even had my hair dyed gold.For all you stats guys it was the year just before Lovie Smith started coaching. I really didn't think I would get out of there in 1 piece. Almost got into a fight then there was a guy there with Packer colors on and everyone was trying to get him thrown out just for wearing those colors. Really sad group of fans there. Anyway, I hope to learn a lot from the rest of yous'.

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Postby Irn-Bru » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:10 pm

Welcome aboard, stevens23. Good to have you here. :up:
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Postby UK Skins Fan » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:49 pm

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Postby Fios » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:53 pm

Welcome to the site!
RIP Sean Taylor

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Postby 1niksder » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:24 am

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Postby Redskin in Canada » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:01 am

Welcome home! There are quite a few great posters here to learn from and exchange opinions with.
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Postby JansenFan » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:56 am

Welcome Stevens. We have a football 101 forum for all of your X and O questions. There's some good stuff in there to peruse already. If you like spirited debate, you will love it here. There's a lot of knowledge on these boards, of both past and present, so if you want a good place to learn more and follow the burgundy and gold, you're in the right place.
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Postby Amberion » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:21 pm

Welcome Stevens from a fan from Down under in the land of Oz
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Postby REDEEMEDSKIN » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:05 pm

Redskin in Canada wrote:Welcome home! There are quite a few great posters here to learn from and exchange opinions with.


Thanks for the great introduction RiC. :)

Stevens23, welcome to the land that flows burgundy and gold. :up:
Back and better than ever!

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Postby Jake » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:30 pm

Welcome to the boards!

Matt Stevens all the way! :rock:
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Postby tribeofjudah » Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:33 pm

Welcome from a SKINS fanatic from Cali.......
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Postby SkinsChic » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:03 am

Welcome...you'll love it here :-)
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