The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. They compete in the National Football League as a member of the National Football Conference East division; the team plays its home games at FedExField in Maryland. The Redskins have played more than one thousand games since their founding 88 years ago in 1932, are one of only five franchises in the NFL to record over six hundred regular season and postseason wins, reaching that mark in 2015; the Redskins have won five NFL Championships, have captured fourteen divisional titles and six conference championships. The Redskins were the first NFL franchise with an official marching band, the Redskins Band, the first with a fight song, "Hail to the Redskins"; the team began play in Boston as the Braves in 1932, became the "Redskins" the following year. In 1937, the team relocated to Washington, D. C. where they have been based since. The Redskins won the 1937 and 1942 NFL championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII, XXVI.
They have been league runner-up six times, losing the 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945 title games, Super Bowls VII and XVIII. With 24 postseason appearances, the Redskins have an overall postseason record of 23–18, their three Super Bowl wins are tied with the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos, behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. All of the Redskins' league titles were attained during two 10-year spans. From 1936 to 1945, the Redskins went to the NFL Championship six times; the second period lasted between 1982 and 1991 where the Redskins appeared in the postseason seven times, captured four Conference titles, won three Super Bowls out of four appearances. The Redskins have experienced failure in their history; the most notable period of general failure was from 1946 to 1970, during which the Redskins posted only four winning seasons and did not have a single postseason appearance. During this period, the Redskins went without a single winning season during the years 1956–1968.
In 1961, the franchise posted their worst regular season record with a 1–12–1 showing. Since their last Super Bowl victory following the end of the 1991 season, the Redskins have only won the NFC East three times with just nine seasons with a winning record. In those, the team only made the postseason in six of them. According to Forbes, the Redskins are the fifth most valuable franchise in the NFL, the 14th most valuable sports franchise in the world as of 2019, valued at US$3.1 billion. They set the NFL record for single-season attendance in 2007, have the top ten single-season attendance totals in the NFL. Over the team's history, the name and logo have drawn controversy, with many criticizing it as offensive to Native Americans; the team originated as the Boston Braves, based in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1932, under the ownership of George Preston Marshall. At the time the team played in Braves Field, home of the Boston Braves baseball team in the National League; the following year, the club moved to Fenway Park, home of the American League's Boston Red Sox, whereupon owners changed the team's name to "Boston Redskins."
To round out the change, Marshall hired William "Lone Star" Dietz, thought to be part Sioux, as the team's head coach. However, Boston wasn't much of a football town at the time and the team had difficulty drawing fans; the Redskins relocated south from New England after five years to the national capital of Washington, D. C. in 1937. Through 1960, the Redskins shared baseball's Griffith Stadium with the first Washington Senators baseball team of the American League. In their first game in Washington, the Redskins defeated the New York Giants in the season opener, 13–3; that same season, they earned their first division title in Washington with a 49–14 win over the Giants. Shortly after, the team won their first league championship. In 1940, the Redskins met the Bears again in the 1940 NFL Championship Game; the result, 73–0 in favor of the Bears, is still the worst one-sided loss in NFL history. The other big loss for the Redskins that season occurred in September during the coin toss prior to the Giants game.
After calling the coin toss and shaking hands with the opposing team captain, lineman Turk Edwards attempted to pivot around to head back to his sideline. However, his cleats caught in the grass and his knee gave way, injuring him and bringing his season and hall of fame career to an unusual end. In what became an early rivalry in the NFL, the Redskins and Bears met two more times in the NFL Championship Game; the third time in 1942, where the Redskins won their second championship, 14–6. The final time the two met was the 1943, which the Bears won 41–21; the most notable accomplishment achieved during the Redskins' 1943 season was Sammy Baugh leading the NFL in passing and interceptions. The Redskins played in the NFL Championship one more time before a quarter-century drought that did not end until the 1972 season. With former Olympic gold medalist Dudley DeGroot as their new head coach, the Redskins went 8–2 during the 1945 season. One of the most impressive performances came from Sammy Baugh, who had a completion percentage of.703.
They ended the season by losing to the Cleveland Rams in the 1945 NFL Championship Game, 15–14. The one-point margin of victory came under scrutiny because of a safety that occurred early in the game. In the first quarter, the Redskins
Daniel Scott was an English nonconformist minister, theological writer and lexicographer. Born on 21 March 1694, he was a son by the second wife of a London merchant. Daniel was admitted to Merchant Taylors' School on 10 March 1704, but left to be educated for the ministry under Samuel Jones at Gloucester, at Tewkesbury Academy, where in 1712 Joseph Butler. From Jones's academy Scott went on to the university of Leyden, which he entered on 13 August 1714, aged 20, as a student in theology, he appears again as a student of medicine on 20 June 1718, aged 25. He graduated LLD at Leyden on 16 May 1719, he is said to have graduated LLD at Utrecht, but his name is not in the Utrecht ‘Album Studiosorum,’ 1886. While at Utrecht he became a Baptist, joined the Mennonite communion, he appears for some time to have exercised the ministry at Colchester, afterwards in London, but there is no record of his ministry. His main occupations were those of the critic. Scott died unmarried at Cheshunt on 29 March 1759, was buried in the churchyard on 3 April.
His will, dated 21 April 1755, was proved on 12 April 1759. His nephews were Thomas Scott, his anonymous ‘Essay’ on the doctrine of the Trinity attempted a middle way between Samuel Clarke and Daniel Waterland, but may have satisfied nobody except Job Orton. The first edition of the ‘Essay’ is said to have been bought up and suppressed by Edmund Gibson, bishop of London. In notes to his version of St. Matthew, he makes a point of proving that Hebraisms of the New Testament have their parallels in classical Greek, improved John Mill's collection of various readings by a more accurate citation of oriental versions, his labours as a lexicographer were encouraged by Secker and Butler, to whom he dedicated the two volumes of his appendix to Henricus Stephanus's ‘Thesaurus’. The letter A, which fills more than half the first volume, is the only part printed as drawn up, the remainder being condensed, he published: ‘Disputatio... de Patria Potestate Romana,’ &c. Leyden, 1719. ‘An Essay towards a Demonstration of the Scripture-Trinity.
By Philanthropus Londinensis,’ &c. 1725. Sherborne. ‘A New Version of St. Matthew's Gospel: with Select Notes... added, a Review of Dr. Mill's Notes,’ &c. 1741, 4to. ‘Appendix ad Thesaurum Græcæ Linguæ ab Hen. Stephano constructum, et ad Lexica Constantini & Scapulæ,’ &c. 1745–6, fol. 2 vols. This appendix, reviewed in ‘Nova Acta Eruditorum’, is incorporated in the edition of Stephanus by Edmund Henry Barker, is employed in the edition of Johannes Scapula by James Bailey and John Richardson Major. "Scott, Daniel". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Scott, Daniel". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900
Brandon Hogan is an American football player, a free agent. He played college football at West Virginia University. Brandon Hogan played football at Osbourn High School, where he began to earn respect on the collegiate recruiting scene; as a junior, Hogan passed for 2,045 yards and 18 touchdown, totaling 3,183 yards and 36 touchdowns on the season. In his senior season, Hogan passed for 2,430 yards and rushed for 1,781 yards with 59 total touchdowns as he led Osbourn to an undefeated AAA Division 6 State Championship. Hogan was named All-Metro by Washington Post and all-state his senior year. On the recruiting scene, Hogan was offered scholarships by West Virginia University, University of Kentucky, Marshall University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech. Hogan was projected as a cornerback, rather than a quarterback. After a February 2 visit, Hogan chose to accept the scholarship offer at West Virginia. After enrolling at West Virginia University in 2007, Hogan was projected as a defensive back on the team's roster.
However, Hogan played slot receiver for his debut season. Hogan grabbed 12 receptions on the season for a 5.6 yard per catch average. Hogan saw action on more than 225 plays during the season, including a season-high 55 plays against ECU. In that game, Hogan recorded a season-high six receptions for 44 yards. Hogan began spring practices in April 2008 with an impressive performance in the team's first scrimmage. In the scrimmage, Hogan totaled a team-best six catches for 67 yards and a score and rushed for a touchdown as he finished with 82 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. In the Gold & Blue Spring Game on April 19, Hogan led all receivers with 6 receptions for 49 yards. However, as fall practice began Hogan made the transition from receiver to cornerback, the position he was projected to play when he arrived at West Virginia as a freshman. Hogan saw his first career start at cornerback in the 27-3 victory over Marshall, in which he recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble. In the 24-17 victory over Rutgers, Hogan had 5 tackles in his second start at corner.
In the win over Syracuse, Hogan had 4 tackles. Hogan followed-up the Syracuse game with 3 tackles in the 34-17 win over Auburn. In the 35-13 win over Connecticut, Hogan had 3 tackles, a fumble recovery, two interceptions for a total of 50 return yards; the interceptions were Hogan's first of his career. In the following 26-23 loss in overtime to Cincinnati, Hogan was second on the team with 9 tackles and two pass break-ups. In the 13-7 victory in the USF season finale, Hogan led. However, he missed the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over North Carolina due to a personal illness issue. Various players honored Hogan during the game, while the team held up Hogan's #22 jersey before the game. Hogan finished his first season at cornerback as a sophomore with 60 tackles, 3 interceptions, seven pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles. Hogan started 9 on the year. Hogan earned WVU's Defensive Champion honors the Special Teams Champion honor once. Hogan was suspended indefinitely from the team on September 12, 2010 following a drunk driving arrest in Morgantown.
Hogan was selected 98th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of his knee injury, but was taken off the list and added to the 53-man roster on November 8, 2011. On October 29, 2012, the Carolina Panthers cut ties with Brandon Hogan, waiving him off of injured reserve. On April 8, 2014 Hogan signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Brandon Hogan's WVU Profile