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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Washington Commanders Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials


Fall 2021: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Washington Commanders poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Washington Commanders – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1932 and was initially known as the Boston Braves. The team has been known as:
Boston Braves 1932
Boston Redskins 1933-1936
Washington Redskins 1937-2019
Washington Football Team 2020-2021
Washington Commanders 2022-Present

2. Washington Commanders – The Championship Record
Two NFL Championships:
December 12, 1937 Redskins 28, Bears 21
December 13, 1942 Redskins 14, Bears 6

Three Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl XVII January 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17
Super Bowl XXII January 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10
Super Bowl XXVI January 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24

3. Washington Commanders – Home Stadium History
1. Braves Field, Boston
1932
2. Fenway Park, Boston
1933-36
3. Griffith Stadium, Washington
1937-60
4. DC Stadium / RFK Stadium, Washington
1961-96
5. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium / Fed Ex Field, Landover MD
1997- Present

4. For more information on the Washington Commanders, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Washington Commanders year by year standings:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Washington_Commanders_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Washington Commanders uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Washington Commanders and the history of the Washington Commanders franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 18 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 18 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Washington Commanders YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONKqqx-GUN4 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Washington-Redskins-c134/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Washington Commanders.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated in a major way on August 19, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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