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Old 12-05-2006, 12:47 PM   #1
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My FedEx Experience - What a great day!

Hail all you Warpathers!!!

I just got back to Calgary from my weekend in DC and what an amazing time. I will not bore you with the details of the rest of the trip (sightseeing, Caps game etc..), and just tell you about my FedEx experience.

We got to the game 3.5 hours early and walked through the parking lot checking out the tailgaters and my brother was harrassed on a constant basis, which I was totally loving. We grab a beer and walked around taking pictures etc, then headed into the stadium. Of course I had to go the Redskins Store and spent over a $130 in the store, picking up things I can not get here. Then we wanted to see the field so we headed down for warm ups.

Got to see the players stretching and warming up and met three guys from Saskatchewan (right beside my Province). One was a huge Skins fan the other was a Falcons fan and the last was an Eagles fan. These guy drove 33 hours to be at the game and told us they were going to the Monday nighter so that all three of them could see their favorite teams play. As we were chatting with them, this guy who was on the field yelled up the the Saskatchewan Redskins fan, and handed him a field pass. He proceeded to head down to field level and check out things on the actual grass of FedEx. He came back and gave me the field pass so I could experience the same thing. I was actually on the same field my favorite team plays on. I walked around taking pictures, got a great one of the endzone, got a few of me on the field from the stands. I got a picture so close of Gregg Williams I could have shaken his hand (he was busy talking with people so did not want to interrupt. I also got a picture of me right beside the goal post. I was on the field for probably 15 minutes, it was an experience I am never going to forget. You could not wipe the smile from face even today as I think back to it.

We went back to our seats and found out that Danny boy was basically right behind us, so I got a picture of him. Also went down to the front row and a section over to get a picture of me with a Hogette. Most of the fans were super nice and to us with the exception of these two guys who were really being rude to my brother. They turned what was a Redskins/Falcon chat into an American/Canadian arguement which kind of started to get ugly. In fact people below us finally went up to security to have the kicked out, but they got to stay and became better after that. The people behind us we fantastic, they realized that at the end of the day this is just a game and could see the excitement in our eyes for the fact of just being there. I was so happy to be able to hear "Hail to the Redskins" after our two touchdowns, I was singing at the top of my lungs.

After the game we walked around and tried to get pictures of players leaving, could not get a lot of pictures with the Skins as security was really quick to put you behind the barracades, but my brother was able to get his picture with Jimmy Williams, Warrick Dunn, D. Hall and Rod Coleman. These guys just came out and met the fans, and took time to sign autographs etc. Vick just walked right by us as he was getting mobbed.

Anyway, for any of you that have not gone to a game, I would recommend it as it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I know the Skins lost and it bothered me to have another lost, but at the end of the day, this for me was all about watching my favourite football team play live, and soak up the atmosphere that is FedEx with one of the greatest guys I know (My Brother). It is something I will cherish for a lifetime and now want to plan another trip there to catch another game one day. But first we will be heading to Atlanta in a couple years to see the Skins play in the Georgia Dome.

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!! AND HAIL TO ALL THE REDSKINS FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!


Thank you to everyone that helped me with information. I did not end up meeting anyone that was on the Warpath but did talk about it to many. You guy and gals are great
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:48 PM   #2
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Great to hear you had a blast
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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That's so sweet that you got to go down on the field.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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Sounds like you had a great time. Too bad they didn't win for you!
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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Awesome story! Sounds like you guys had a good trip.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:25 PM   #6
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That's so cool! Some of my buddies (who got their season tickets about 5 years ago) and I go all the time and I feel like we've started to take it for granted a little bit. I miss that feel of walking in there being pretty much overwhelmed by what I'm seeing and hearing.

I wish the outcome had been better for you but I'm glad to hear you had such a great time.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:26 PM   #7
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I'm glad you had a great time! I wish I could say I've walked on the turf at FedEx.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:38 PM   #8
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the only thing missing was a redskins win. any way to post your pics?
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:17 PM   #9
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Hail all you Warpathers!!!

I just got back to Calgary from my weekend in DC and what an amazing time. I will not bore you with the details of the rest of the trip (sightseeing, Caps game etc..), and just tell you about my FedEx experience.

We got to the game 3.5 hours early and walked through the parking lot checking out the tailgaters and my brother was harrassed on a constant basis, which I was totally loving. We grab a beer and walked around taking pictures etc, then headed into the stadium. Of course I had to go the Redskins Store and spent over a $130 in the store, picking up things I can not get here. Then we wanted to see the field so we headed down for warm ups.

Got to see the players stretching and warming up and met three guys from Saskatchewan (right beside my Province). One was a huge Skins fan the other was a Falcons fan and the last was an Eagles fan. These guy drove 33 hours to be at the game and told us they were going to the Monday nighter so that all three of them could see their favorite teams play. As we were chatting with them, this guy who was on the field yelled up the the Saskatchewan Redskins fan, and handed him a field pass. He proceeded to head down to field level and check out things on the actual grass of FedEx. He came back and gave me the field pass so I could experience the same thing. I was actually on the same field my favorite team plays on. I walked around taking pictures, got a great one of the endzone, got a few of me on the field from the stands. I got a picture so close of Gregg Williams I could have shaken his hand (he was busy talking with people so did not want to interrupt. I also got a picture of me right beside the goal post. I was on the field for probably 15 minutes, it was an experience I am never going to forget. You could not wipe the smile from face even today as I think back to it.

We went back to our seats and found out that Danny boy was basically right behind us, so I got a picture of him. Also went down to the front row and a section over to get a picture of me with a Hogette. Most of the fans were super nice and to us with the exception of these two guys who were really being rude to my brother. They turned what was a Redskins/Falcon chat into an American/Canadian arguement which kind of started to get ugly. In fact people below us finally went up to security to have the kicked out, but they got to stay and became better after that. The people behind us we fantastic, they realized that at the end of the day this is just a game and could see the excitement in our eyes for the fact of just being there. I was so happy to be able to hear "Hail to the Redskins" after our two touchdowns, I was singing at the top of my lungs.

After the game we walked around and tried to get pictures of players leaving, could not get a lot of pictures with the Skins as security was really quick to put you behind the barracades, but my brother was able to get his picture with Jimmy Williams, Warrick Dunn, D. Hall and Rod Coleman. These guys just came out and met the fans, and took time to sign autographs etc. Vick just walked right by us as he was getting mobbed.

Anyway, for any of you that have not gone to a game, I would recommend it as it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I know the Skins lost and it bothered me to have another lost, but at the end of the day, this for me was all about watching my favourite football team play live, and soak up the atmosphere that is FedEx with one of the greatest guys I know (My Brother). It is something I will cherish for a lifetime and now want to plan another trip there to catch another game one day. But first we will be heading to Atlanta in a couple years to see the Skins play in the Georgia Dome.

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!! AND HAIL TO ALL THE REDSKINS FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!


Thank you to everyone that helped me with information. I did not end up meeting anyone that was on the Warpath but did talk about it to many. You guy and gals are great
i,m glad you and your brother was able to soak in all the experience ..
i,ve been to rfk about 4-5 times and fed ex once and nothing beats being at the game especially RFK stadium...
always keep in mind that when the tde turns for the better you will really reflect back on this experience..
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:29 PM   #10
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I plan on posting a couple pictures once I get them developed. We used my brothers camera.
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:38 PM   #11
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AWESOME! I'm glad you had a FANNNNNNNNTASTIC time!
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:48 PM   #12
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Link to Redskins/Falcons game pics
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:47 PM   #13
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Yeah, all the times I have been to Fed Ex I have never been offered a field pass. You are a very lucky man.
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hey what section where you in i might have been relatively close to you lol
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Old 12-06-2006, 12:20 AM   #15
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We were in Section 102 row 24 seats 13 & 14. We had some great people around us.

I know how lucky I am to have a chance to get on the field, I was blown away to be standing there. One guy next to me wanted to touch my feet cause they touched FedEx.. lol.
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