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“Disappointed by soft ticket sales for an exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers, [Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall] called the host city of Winston-Salem… a ‘lousy town.’ “Stung by the criticism, the Rotary Club invited him to take a tour of the city. He accepted, only to ridicule¬† the R. J. Reynolds tobacco […]

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On this day in 1951: WBTV in Charlotte and WFMY-TV in Greensboro carry the state’s first Washington Redskins telecast. The image is grainy black and white and the Redskins lose to the Browns 45-0, but North Carolinians like what they see. The Redskins network was created by team owner George Preston Marshall and sponsored by […]

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