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On Aug. 15, 1986, quarterback Babe Laufenberg lit the preseason fireworks for the last time as a Redskin, completing 13 of 20 passes with a TD in a come-from-behind 27-24 win over Steelers.  The Babe, a Redskin 6th round draft pick in 1983, had a habit of thrilling crowds at RFK Stadium in the dog days of summer, and he became known as “Mr. August.”  But one of the most beloved preseason players in team history – a man with rock star hair length, and an unorthodox release – never set foot in a real Redskins game.  He did play in the regular season for the Saints, Chargers and Cowboys, before retiring after the 1990 season.

On July 26, 1963, the Redskins opened training camp at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, after training at Occidental College in Los Angeles for 17 seasons. Skins coach Bill McPeak requested the change. He found the fields at Dickinson to be better than those at Occidental, and liked the school’s proximity to D.C. The town of Carlisle embraced the Redskins during their 32-year stay at Dickinson.  While they were winning Super Bowls during the Joe Gibbs-I era, one sign read: “Dickinson College: Summer Home of the World Champion Washington Redskins.” After holding training camp for five seasons in the 1990s at Frostburg State University in Maryland, the Redskins returned to Dickinson in 2001 and 2002.

Mike Richman interviews former Redskins wide receiver Gary Clark at FedExField on Nov. 4, 2012.  Clark, the third-leading receiver in team history (549 catches) was there as part of the celebration honoring the 80 Greatest Redskins of all time.  A Redskin from 1985-92, Clark expounds on the franchise's glory days of the 1980s and early 90s (he has two Super Bowl rings) and the memorable figures in his company, including coach Joe Gibbs, GM Bobby Beathard and his fellow "Posse" members: WRs Art Monk and Ricky Sanders.  Clark also opines on what the current Redskins must do to become champions.  Don't miss this interview, which aired on Mike's TV show, "Burgundy & Gold Magazine."  Check it out!If you can't access the interview on this page, click here to watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqvdsKTEda8

On July 8, 1975, a giant appeared at a Redskins-arranged news conference at Duke Zeibert’s restaurant in D.C.  Redskins coach George Allen had tapped his personnel director, Tim Temerario, to find a run-stopping defensive lineman who could also block kicks.  And Temerario thought 7-foot-5, 445-pound pro wrestler Andre the Giant, a man known as the “8th wonder of the world,” could fit the bill.  But the French wrestler, who was accompanied at the press conference by his agent, future pro wrestling magnate Vince McMahon, bolted town that evening for a match at Madison Square Garden in New York.  By all accounts, he never tried out for the Redskins and never signed a contract.

Mike Richman interviews former Redskins offensive tackle Jim Lachey at FedExField on Nov. 4, 2012.  Lachey was there as part of the celebration honoring the 80 Greatest Redskins of all time.  A Redskin from 1988-95, Lachey talks about what it was like being part of the "Hogs," one of the most intimidating O-lines in NFL history, and of the Redskin team that romped through the 1991 season and won Super Bowl XXVI.  Don't miss this interview, which aired on Mike's TV show, "Burgundy & Gold Magazine."  Check it out!If you can't access the interview on this page, click here to watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDcfajZ5KGY 

Mike Richman interviews Redskins Hall of Fame safety Ken Houston at FedExField on Nov. 4, 2012.  Houston was there as part of the celebration honoring the 80 Greatest Redskins of all time.  He talks about one of the most iconic plays in Redskins history: his breathtaking goal-line tackle of Cowboys RB Walt Garrison with seconds remaining in a 14-7 Redskins victory at RFK Stadium in 1973, the height of the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry.  Houston also shares recollections of famed Redskins coach George Allen, who intensified the rivalry in the 1970s.  Don't miss this interview, which aired on Mike's TV show, "Burgundy & Gold Magazine."  Check it out!If you can't access the show on this page, click here to watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-j5tbIV-rg