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Want: 1986 Redskins Sweater

I’m not sure if this is a recent development, but I’m quite certain it’s an awesome one. Vintage Cliff Engle sweaters (just like Coach Gibbs used to wear!) are available, albeit only in medium (sorry, fatties!). Thanks to Chitwood & Hobbs for the tip regardless.

Programming note: The next week will be slower than usual around these parts. We will have Dallas coverage for you though, don’t you worry.

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. ben

    September 23, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    That is so awesome, too bad I am not a medium,

    I have a sweater vest version of this that I am known to wear on occasion.


  2. A Fine Messi

    September 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM


  3. Jon Forrester

    September 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Chad Dukes had an authentic 80’s one. He dressed up as Joe Gibbs for a Haloween a few years back.

    I remember Ben from college and HOAD

  4. Me

    September 23, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    I have one in my closet and love it. It always gets love at FedEx. It might be a Sh-medium though since when i put my hands up to cheer (or bemoan a Carlos Rogers dropped interception) my stomach shows.

  5. ILM

    September 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    This post led me to 45 minutes on eBay looking at skins stuff. I found the starter jacket of my youth but it was a medium. Too small for this fat boy. I did order a Doug Williams sweatshirt for $11 so i got that going for me.

  6. Jon Forrester

    September 23, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    I’d kill for a Mark the Rypper tshirt from 1991

  7. ben

    September 23, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    @Jon Forrester

    Hey, I remember you as well. Just Facebooked you.

  8. Johnny Blades

    September 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    $88? Woof. Really glad I got one of these on eBay for $25 a couple years back. The seller even sent it with a nice letter about growing up near my address and cherishing Redskins Sundays with his family. Hail

  9. Ratpo

    September 23, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    I have my dad’s from the 80s and wore it to Meadowlands a couple years back.

    Says one inebriated Giants fan in the parking lot after losing: “Hey Gibbs, is your dad ashamed that you are retarded?”

    It didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

  10. CWBY H8R

    September 26, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    I have one of those in the closet, sadly its a large and I dont fit into it. I’ll have to drop some lbs and see if I can get into it for a future game.

  11. Patti

    June 27, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Does anyone know where I can get one of those 80’s redskin sweaters? Medium is perfect!

  12. leroynorwood

    August 2, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Hi my name is Leroy Norwood I been a big redskins fan since the 80’s I been looking 4 that redskins sweater since I was a kid is there a particular website I can find that sweater. Go redskins.

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