You may recall the recent discovery that Neal Olkewicz is on Facebook. You should also recall Olkewicz himself, the indispensable Maryland-turned-Redskins linebacker who was a key member of two Super Bowl champions in the glorious 1980s.
Well, Olky (if I may call him that) accepted my friend request and I’ve been
stalking following him for a couple of weeks now, enjoying our new friendship along the way, especially when he posted an album of vintage Redskins photos a few days ago.
Some of the pics were so good that I messaged him, asking if I could share them here. He responded the same day:
Sure, go ahead, god knows the fans have been waiting a long time!
Indeed. So here you go, selections from Neal Olkewicz’s Facebook album, along with captioning from the man himself:
“Me and Rich Milot after the Super bowl.”
“Getting my first Super Bowl ring from Joe Gibbs.”
“Maybe this is when Doug decided to join us!”
“Me & Pete Wysocki”
“Pete Wysocki and I prepare to ambush Cowboy Tony Dorsett!”
“At Fitzwater Station for my Super Bowl Tribute.”
He didn’t caption this one, so I’ll do it: “Thanks for the memories, Neal. You were a good player then, and you seem like a great guy now.”