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    Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    Former Alabama lineman gets Super Bowl ring 30 years after game

    Former Alabama player Willard Scissum was a security guard at a 7-Eleven in Southeast DC (which was no safe area at the time) when the NFL players' strike happened. He played for the replacement Redskins. The replacement Redskins went 3-0 helping propel the Redskins into the playoffs and eventually a Super Bowl win.
    Without devolving into a political discussion on labor relations, good for Mr. Scissum.

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    Re: Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    is he related to Ed Scissum?

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    Re: Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    Pretty cool of the Washington franchise to recognize those guys. As a Saints fan I loved the replacement players. John Fourcade was better than the guy they already had, and the team played better than the regular guys.

    Besides that, I like that movie with Keanu Reeves, as silly as it is.

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    Re: Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    Former Alabama lineman gets Super Bowl ring 30 years after game

    Former Alabama player Willard Scissum was a security guard at a 7-Eleven in Southeast DC (which was no safe area at the time) when the NFL players' strike happened. He played for the replacement Redskins. The replacement Redskins went 3-0 helping propel the Redskins into the playoffs and eventually a Super Bowl win.
    Without devolving into a political discussion on labor relations, good for Mr. Scissum.
    So, are you saying it is a safe place now?

    Roll Tide!

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    Re: Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    Quote Originally Posted by im4uainva View Post
    So, are you saying it is a safe place now?

    Roll Tide!
    Don't know. I haven't been there in a while.

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    Re: Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    Quote Originally Posted by davefrat View Post
    is he related to Ed Scissum?
    I saw the title and automatically had a nightmarish flashback to that ill-fated screen pass against Auburn. He was a really good player for us during his years though. Probably the guy you would least expect to make the very mistake he made, in fact.

    Anyway, congrats Mr Scissum, and Roll Tide!

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    Re: Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    Don't know. I haven't been there in a while.
    Well, to be completely honest and fair, neither have I. Growing up in Southern Md., South of D.C., it's history will always stick in my mind. I do believe that it has not gotten any better. And if I am wrong, I apologize to the fine upstanding citizens of SE D.C.

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    Re: Willard Scissum Gets His Super Bowl Ring

    Quote Originally Posted by im4uainva View Post
    Well, to be completely honest and fair, neither have I. Growing up in Southern Md., South of D.C., it's history will always stick in my mind. I do believe that it has not gotten any better. And if I am wrong, I apologize to the fine upstanding citizens of SE D.C.
    I had a teacher who was going to a formal occasion, driving to Bolling AFB and he took the "short cut" through SE DC. He got mis-oriented and stopped in front of an elderly black man sitting in a folding chair on the sidewalk in front of a store. The man looked at him in his dress blues and said, "You're looking for the fastest way out of here aren't you?" My teacher appreciated the man's directness, thanked him and followed the directions he gave.

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