Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Joe Gibbs

There's a Joe Gibbs museum down there somewhere I am going to visit

Please join me and the entire staff of The Curly R in wishing three time Super Bowl Champion coach Joe Gibbs a happy birthday, coach Gibbs turns 69 today.

Since retiring from his comeback as Redskins coach for the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons, coach Gibbs has concentrated on developing his racing empire, Joe Gibbs Racing, and the attention has paid off. This NASCAR season driver Kyle Busch won the Nationwide series championship, and nineteen year old driver Joey Logano was named NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Starting with the 2008 season Joe Gibbs Racing switches manufacturers from General Motors to Toyota, and the team's overall success this season helped Toyota to win the Manufacturer's Championship awarded to the make representing the most NASCAR points in a season.

Coach Gibbs still runs in football circles, though at a greater distance these days, he is still considered a quote special advisor unquote to Redskins owner Dan Snyder and coach Gibbs' name has circulated as a possible candidate for a team president or general manager. And according to one football source Joe Gibbs provided an original recommendation that the University of Memphis look at soon to be former Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray for its head coaching position, a job coach Gray will be leaving Washington for shortly.

Joe Gibbs may be a Thanksgiving shy of 70, he will live forever in the hearts of Redskins fans.

Happy birthday Joe!

Other Curly R Joe Gibbs birthday wishes: 2008

Joe Gibbs in 2007 training camp: AP photo from here.