There’s having a good time during the summer with friends and then there’s allowing Redskins legend John Riggins to show you a great time.
Riggins, a first-team All-Pro in 1983 after a whopping 24 touchdowns and the man who ran straight up the Miami Dolphins’ gut to give the Redskins their first Super Bowl victory, hosts a 30-minute show on CSN Washington called “Riggo on the Range.”
As described on Riggoontherange.com, the show “follows John and his guests around the country in pursuit of extraordinary hunting and outdoor adventures. In an added twist, John retires to the kitchen to show the audience how to prepare a gourmet meal using his prey. The combination of John’s colorful personality, his life-long love of the outdoors and his passion for the culinary arts makes Riggo on the Range different from anything else on TV.”
His passion for the great outdoors was on full display in a recent episode with former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs.
The preview hinted at the fact that Riggins was going to take Gibbs for a ride in the Riggobago at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a track Gibbs has had great success at in NASCAR.
Little did he know, though, was he was in store for. Found in this article by The Washington Post is video of their ride together where Gibbs admitted that he was “a little nervous” as the behemoth of a vehicle rolled out onto the track.
As the Riggobago hit max speed, 82 MPH, Gibbs joked that there were other vehicles demanding Riggins pull over.
Riggins eventually did—in Victory Lane.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.