Catching Up With Skins Legend Pat Fischer
He walked into the store at Great wholesale orioles jersey Moments Sports Memorabilia in Frederick, Md., and immediately started quizzing Redskins fans on the history of the NFL.
"No ... I think he was wholesale braves jersey before my time," the young man hesitantly responded.
Without a flinch, Fischer immediately asked the teen, "Do you wholesale rockies jersey know who George Washington is?" As the answer "Yes ... " wholesale canucks jersey rolled off the teen's tongue, Fischer abruptly interrupted, "He was before your time, but you read about him." The wholesle usa jersey room wholesale sharks jersey erupts in laughter and for two hours Fischer continued to quiz and joke with fans seeking to spend time with one of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
Now 71, Fischer has maintained his solid and compact physique some 34 years removed from wholesale senators jersey his playing days. Famous for his strong play against some of the NFL's top receivers in the 1960's-70's, Fischer took some time to discuss his coverage secrets.
On covering wholesale twins jersey Dallas Cowboys' speedy receiver Bob Hayes ...
"Play deep, than move back," Fischer wholesale brewers jersey said with a laugh. "He was the best and never got the credit he deserved."
On being 5-8 and covering Philadelphia Eagles receiver Harold Carmichael, who was 6-7: "I got plenty of help wholesale penguins jersey ... from my team and from above!"
The modest Fischer has a deep appreciation for those he was pitted against. But the 17-year wholesale angels jersey scrappy vet with 56 career interceptions receives his own props from some of the games best.
Jim Brown, considered the game's greatest running back, has acknowledged publicly that there was only one player who wholesale leafs jersey tackled the beastly runner and wholesale marlins jersey knocked him backwards. That player was the Redskins hard-nosed defensive back, Pat Fischer.
Fischer's eyes lit up when he proudly talked about wholesale capitals jersey his tackle of Jim Brown. It was wholesale dodgers jersey as if he was replaying the wholesale astros jersey tackle over and over again in wholesale jets jersey head while telling wholesale colts jersey his account of wholesale royals jersey the story.
Fischer was asked to talk about his brief time playing for legendary coach wholesale tigers jersey Vince Lombardi in Washington: "He wholesale coyotes jersey was amazingly proficient. He was successful because he was able to demand and get the most wholesale lightning jersey from his players. He wasn't one of those coaches who believed in two-and-half hours on the practice field. His wholesale white sox jersey practices were and hour-and-half, but you executed and ran the entire time."
With former teammate, linebacker Chris Hanburger, entering the Hall of Fame this summer, Fischer was asked wholesale reds jersey if he was planning on attending the induction wholesale flyers jersey ceremonies. "Are wholesale blues jersey you kidding? I wouldn't miss Chris' big day."
Out of curiosity I asked Fischer how owner Daniel Snyder treats him and the other veterans. Fischer had nothing but positive things to say about Snyder: "He has always been good to me and the former senior players. He was a fan before he was an owner and wholesale red sox jersey has great respect for us."
With so many former wholesale nordiques jersey players suffering from injuries and the toll on the bodies following an NFL career, it was nice to see an energetic vet who appeared to have a strong lust for life in his senior years.
What a perfect ambassador for senior NFL veterans. Everyone should be so lucky to spend an afternoon with Pat Fische