Saturday, 11 August 2007
Tonight the Washington Redskins play their first pre-season game of 2007. They travel to Nashville for a 8pm (1am Sunday in the UK!!!!) start against the Tennessee Titans. The Redskins website can be found at http://www.redskins.com/. If you can't watch the game on TV (say you are a Brit to refuses to further add to the Murdoch wealth) you can follow the game on the internet at http://www.triplexespnradio.com/ (radio commentary) and full ball by ball scores on http://www.nfl.com/scores/
The Redskins began as a Boston team - set up in 1932, playing at "Braves Field", the Baseball stadium. They took the name the 'Boston Braves'. When they moved to Fenway Park the following year, they changed their name to the 'Redskins' (Fenway Park is the home of the Boston Red Sox).
In 1937 the franchise moved to the Capital, becoming at last the 'Washington Redskins'.
The Redskins last won a Superbowl in 1992 - you can read the Washington Post report on this victory at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/redskins/longterm/1997/history/allart/xxvi.htm.
Here's hoping that the team will return to its winning ways.......soon!