Chapter 4, Page 143 (Cont'd From 126)

John Riggins
Honorary Hog and Santa Hog: John Riggins, who lobbied to become an Honorary Hog, stampedes past a downed Cowboy with Mark May (73) and Jeff Bostic (53) looking on, while Santa Hog displays one of many costumes fans donned for their favorite linemen.
(The Washington Post)

Santa Hog
"The things on the table when we left were what we came back for, except for `now money' " paid immediately to players at the end of the strike, Jeff Bostic recalled. "There was a scale. With four or more years of experience you got $60,000. Obviously, they gave the older guys more so they would persuade the younger guys. But was it worth 57 days? No."

In the first game after the strike, the Redskins beat the Giants, 27-17, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Even with the layoff, Theismann was sharp, completing 16 of 24 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and a third straight game without an interception. Then, after nearly a year between meaningful games at RFK Stadium, the Redskins defeated the Eagles, 13-9. The victory pushed the Redskins record to 4-0.

After a loss to Dallas at RFK, the Redskins regrouped, but they still were having trouble scoring. The offense had averaged just 16.6 points in the first three post-strike games.

By then, however, Moseley was on a field-goal roll, making 14 straight and providing the special care he liked to give to his kicking foot. He usually kept it in a down-lined slipper or a garbage bag. That was in addition to the six pairs of socks he always wore.

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