March 13, 1993
As a die-hard Washington Redskin fan, I've been in quite a few disputes with fans from Dallas, Philadelphia and New York. But all I ever had to say to restore the harmony was, "Don't you just love Joe Gibbs?" Now what am I going to do? PATTY CLOUGH Los Angeles
April 24, 1986
The City Council, which had planned to name Richard Streng as interim city administrator, unanimously decided Saturday to give Streng the city's top appointed position on a permanent basis. Streng, 54, has worked with the city for 28 years and was assistant city administrator from 1970 to 1984. He has served the city twice in the past as interim city administrator, in 1973, and for five months before Ray Gibbs was appointed to the job in February, 1984.
January 5, 2011 |
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is leaving his position to work as an outside adviser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, an administration official said Wednesday. Gibbs is to depart in early February. A successor is to be announced within the next two weeks, the official said. Gibbs, a close confidant of Obama's going back to his time as a U.S. senator from Illinois, has for many Americans been one of the most public faces of the White House staff while holding near-daily news briefings.
January 9, 2008 |
Joe Gibbs is leaving his Washington Redskins family to spend more time with his real one. The Hall of Fame coach retired from football Tuesday, three days after the end of an emotionally trying season that included the fatal shooting of safety Sean Taylor. Gibbs, whose 2-year-old grandson was diagnosed with leukemia last January, stepped down with one year remaining on his five-year, $27.5-million contract.
December 19, 1996 |
Former Washington Redskin coach Joe Gibbs will take over as general manager and coach of the Atlanta Falcons next season, according to WJLA-TV in Washington. The station said the Falcons will name him their head coach after the season. Gibbs would replace June Jones, whose team is 3-12. Atlanta has no general manager. Gibbs, who led the Redskins to three Super Bowls in 12 years as coach, retired after the 1992 season.
February 1, 2005 |
Joe Gibbs emphatically reiterated his commitment to the Washington Redskins, quashing speculation that began with a misinterpretation of remarks he made at a NASCAR media day last week. "I signed a five-year contract when I came here," Gibbs said at a news conference Monday. "Most people sign three-year contracts. My commitment to the Redskins, I want to do every single thing I can to restore the Redskins to winning football games. "I'd say that my commitment is a minimum of five years.
May 14, 1992 |
One of the higher compliments ever paid by one coach to another was Frank Leahy's, when, in his second season at South Bend in 1942, he put the Notre Dame football team in Clark Shaughnessy's man-in-motion T-formation. Only the year before, Leahy had taken the Fighting Irish to No. 3 in the national polls in an entirely different system--a single-wing formation called the Notre Dame box. Half a century later, a similar compliment has been made by Detroit Lion Coach Wayne Fontes.
July 19, 2002 |
Joe Gibbs was in town this week, promoting his book, "Racing to Win," attending the Christian Book Sellers Assn. conference and meeting with sponsors. "Sometimes it seems that meeting and getting sponsors is the way I spend most of my time, but that's what you have to do these days in NASCAR," said the former Super Bowl-winning coach who became a NASCAR team owner and won the Winston Cup championship in 2000. Gibbs' No.
August 21, 2008 |
NASCAR suspended seven crew members of Joe Gibbs Racing and stripped drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano of 150 points each Wednesday for cheating after Saturday's Nationwide Series race. Crew chiefs Jason Ratcliff and Dave Rogers were suspended indefinitely and fined $50,000 each, but NASCAR decided not to bar the cars from future races. Owner Joe Gibbs said he would not appeal the penalties. He indicated he would also personally fine the crew members involved and suspend them through the end of the season.
September 30, 1986 |
Right now, Jay Schroeder doesn't have a mark on him. No holes in his knees, no jagged scars crawling across his shoulders. On the inside, he's unmarked, too. No doubts or memories of failure. No suspicions that he lacks what it takes. For a 25-year-old quarterback to have a solid 6-4, 225-pound mint-condition chassis is rare. But for that same fellow to suspect that he's lucky and nearly invulnerable is unique. Just 10 starts into his NFL career, Schroeder has nine wins.