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Old 11-04-2008, 01:31 PM   #91
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It was astonishing to see 30,000 terrible towels waving in our own stadium. It was like watching my fiance get defiled on national television. Sorry, but a great many Redskins fans are verified d-bags.
The cost of season tickets is out of reach for most die hard fans. Being around DC alot of season tickets are held by corporations, lobbyists, etc and not your average die hard fan who makes 50k a year.

My ex's family/company has 5 front row season tickets and they never go to games or even follow the skins. they sell them for face value to whoever calls them first or dont even use the tickets at all. sadly they probaly represent 10-20% of the season ticket holders down in the lower level.

It is embarrassing but it is what it is, but i cant fault anyone because i didnt sacrifice the little bit of money i have to go to the game.

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Old 11-04-2008, 01:43 PM   #92
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Perhaps what everyone is overlooking is that many of the season tickets are infact owned by ticket agencies. I sit in section 419 and I have yet to meet the actual owner of any of the seats in my row and for many of this years home games they have been empty. Last night all those seats throughout the stadium that had been empty every week were probably filled and mostly with Steelers fans. What I am saying is that most of the tickets steeler fans were sitting in were probably not even owned by real redskins fans.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:48 PM   #93
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^^^^ ding ding ding ding, alot of season tickets are not even held by fans.
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^^^^ ding ding ding ding, alot of season tickets are not even held by fans.

And your basing your 'alot' assumption on just what?
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The cost of season tickets is out of reach for most die hard fans. Being around DC alot of season tickets are held by corporations, lobbyists, etc and not your average die hard fan who makes 50k a year.

My ex's family/company has 5 front row season tickets and they never go to games or even follow the skins. they sell them for face value to whoever calls them first or dont even use the tickets at all. sadly they probaly represent 10-20% of the season ticket holders down in the lower level.

It is embarrassing but it is what it is, but i cant fault anyone because i didnt sacrifice the little bit of money i have to go to the game.

go skins!!
So that's why you didn't offer me tickets this year. Those were great seats! You need to call that girl back and patch things up.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:05 PM   #96
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Perhaps what everyone is overlooking is that many of the season tickets are infact owned by ticket agencies. I sit in section 419 and I have yet to meet the actual owner of any of the seats in my row and for many of this years home games they have been empty. Last night all those seats throughout the stadium that had been empty every week were probably filled and mostly with Steelers fans. What I am saying is that most of the tickets steeler fans were sitting in were probably not even owned by real redskins fans.
Good Point. I agree with you. The same thing happens in my section.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:25 PM   #97
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And your basing your 'alot' assumption on just what?
my experience from going to a ton of games over the years, what people have told me, what has been said here . . . but your right, my use of "alot" may be overexagerating it but we can agree (given the number of pages this thread has recieved and the ones just like this the past years) that our house gets flooded with opposing fans to a disturbingly noticeable degree.

did we really have to go to a silent count on offense last night?

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ps -danny did add those 2-3 rows infront of row 1 a few years ago just for corporate sponsors and the like, not availbale to individual fans.
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So that's why you didn't offer me tickets this year. Those were great seats! You need to call that girl back and patch things up.
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Calm down! If someone is going to PAY $2200 for your tickets. They might as well have the rights. I didn't say for you to give me the tickets. I do have a heavy mortgage, kids, and bills that are out of control. Why would you assume that I didn't? But I called your bluff. End of discussion.
You're right. I made an assumption that, like me when I had similar seats, you didn't have kids, mortgages, etc. For that I apologize.

Your post, however, said "give me rights to your seats, and I'll give you rights to mine." To me that indicated you were ignoring everything I had posted before about the financial and time sacrifices I had made to move from seats like yours to my current seats. That was why I was pissed.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #100
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Ouch...the players didn't really like it much either.

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Maybe the players forgot how many fans went to see the Skins legends at the HOF. I wish Pitt fans hadn't shown up, they do it at Ravens games too, but if the Skins had scored 2 TDS on those first two possesions, the towels would have been gone. Simple as that.
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Ouch...the players didn't really like it much either.

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Can't blame them.

And as Wilbon points out this isn't the first time either. Fans of other teams always seem to have a significant presence at FedEx.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:31 PM   #102
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Can't blame them.

And as Wilbon points out this isn't the first time either. Fans of other teams always seem to have a significant presence at FedEx.
Yea, he's right. My 2 cents below:

DC is a transplant town for the most part so your going to have fans of different teams that go to the game. Conversely, the "niche" towns, GB, Pitts, Phili, TB, KC, etc don't have the transplants we do.

The Steelers have been winners for a good 15-20yr stretch and the 70's before that. We really haven't been winners consistently for 16 years or so. That's alot of lost fans. Who do kids generally start rooting for on their own?

Add in the size of our stadium the largest in the nfl. More tickets, more seasons ticket holders that wouldn't have been ticket holders which gives way to the highest bidder for those tix. Corporate America owns a bunch too, I imagine.

It's not easy to go to a game much less 8 homes games a year for seasons ticket holders. Many drive from Richmond, Fredricksburg. I live in Richmond: To go to a Sunday 1pm game, I would usually leave by 8 and get home by 8. A night game, i might not get home til 3 or 4am. Fans of other teams might be willing to do this to get to go see their team once during the year.

Add it all up...lots of Steelers fans at the game.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:08 PM   #103
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Redskins do not knownly allow ticket agencies to own the tickets from what I understand. What happens is that ticket holders sell their tickets on their own or they sell them as a package to theses ticket agencies. I read last year or maybe the year before that the Skins try to track who is using their tickets and who is just selling them off each year. they are not going after the guy who uses his tickets but sells off a few games rather they want to go after the person who never attends the games and just sells their tickets. It's hard for them to track but the article did say they were slowly finding these people and revoking their tickets.
I did'nt know that. Thats good to know. You just brought some light into this dark depression I've been in since the game.
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I did'nt know that. Thats good to know. You just brought some light into this dark depression I've been in since the game.
This article I believe came out three years ago (In the Post or Times, maybe both). This is very old news.

However, it doesn't appear they have made much if any progress from my stand point.

It's like looking for a needle in a haystack!

Lip service to try to make the ticket holders do the right thing or use the SKINS preferred selling method STUBHUB which is a rip. Or turn your tickets in which would be great so someone that actually wants to use them thats been on the list forever, not flip them can. But then this year with the economy the ticket sales where way down. Thats how so many people I know personally that where on the list for many years were finally able to get there contract thru the Skins ticket office.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:18 PM   #105
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I have been to most home games over the last three years and I have to say that Fed Ex, always has more fans from other teams than I think is normal. There are so many companies, like the one I work for, that own seats, that are not even Redskins fans. The owner of my company is a Dallas fan, so he puts out contests for the tickets. Well needless to say, this was one of the few times that I did not win the tickets. I was disgusted and embarresed to see all the Pittsburg fans. It was flat out treason. I blame Snyder in some ways for it. The fact is that the average person cant afford to go to the games and that is why you have so many people that dont care about the Redskins that own tickets. I have always said that Snyder may not get the best results from his management style, but at least he tries. With that said, something needs to be done so that we never look like this again. If nothing else, lets take a page from the eagle, and for that matter the Steelers. Lets kick some ones ass, next time we see them wearing an apponents jersey. We have to do something, because I even heard the players saying that the punt block was caused by the noise. Come on, we need to take back our stadium.
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