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Old 10-13-2009, 11:30 PM   #46
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Re: is there a way that we the fans can be heard???

D.Snyder is a good owner he just has to many cross-eyed yes men around him.

SMOOTSMACK that LA comment I almost crapped myself cause with every we have seen from trough the years. Talk about getting mindf**k thats what that was.

WE NEED A NEW GM THATS THE STARTING PIONT!
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:46 PM   #47
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Re: is there a way that we the fans can be heard???

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Two years before Baugh retired...that's awesome!

Anyhow, I mean I know there have been some really bad Redskins teams back in the day so why do you think there is backlash now that wasn't there before?

Much may have to do with the expanded fan base. There was not as much interest in the Redskins then from the far away places like it is now. By Washington being a transit city it draws people from around the country who take up residence here for various reasons, but not neccessarily Redskin fans.

For a longtime to many DC residents the Redskins were an afterthought. Mr. Marshall had alienated the African American community to the extent they would not attend games because of his policies regarding African American players. When Marshall sold the team fan interest increased despite the fact the teams were not good. George Allen did more to energize the fanbase here than any other coach in modern times except Joe Gibbs. Under his guidance the team became a winner again and fans showed their support.

I was ten yrs. old when my Father & Uncle took me to my first Redskin game. We would go to Church right across the street from old Griffith Stadium at the "Happy Am I" Church, pastored by Elder "Lightfoot" Soloman Michaux. Season tickets for lower deck seats were $24.00 Beer 10cents a bottle. My Uncle was an Usher at Griffith Stadium when the Homestead Grays played baseball there..........Lot's of memories.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:48 PM   #48
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The simple fact is that technology has stripped the american society of a collective, unifying voice. We are opinionated passive observers each with an individual perspective slightly deafened by the next.

How was so much accomplished during the civil rights movement without the advent of modern technology? A organized, consolidated effort by a minority of like minded revolutionaries advocating positive and proactive change.

If you love this team as I do, lets take a diligent and concerted stand against those in percieved positions of authority and power.

We converge upon Redskins Park in throngs with a universal montra, like " We love this team but things must change." The media will cover the spectical and it will send the ripple effect across Redskins Nation and a proclamation to Daniel Snyder that we will no longer be subjugated by small minds and deep pockets.

In short we take our team back.

Constructive thoughts and ideas welcome. Please no minutiae.
great idea I would certainly be for it
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I was ten yrs. old when my Father & Uncle took me to my first Redskin game. We would go to Church right across the street from old Griffith Stadium at the "Happy Am I" Church, pastored by Elder "Lightfoot" Soloman Michaux. Season tickets for lower deck seats were $24.00 Beer 10cents a bottle. My Uncle was an Usher at Griffith Stadium when the Homestead Grays played baseball there..........Lot's of memories.

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Much may have to do with the expanded fan base. There was not as much interest in the Redskins then from the far away places like it is now. By Washington being a transit city it draws people from around the country who take up residence here for various reasons, but not neccessarily Redskin fans.

For a longtime to many DC residents the Redskins were an afterthought. Mr. Marshall had alienated the African American community to the extent they would not attend games because of his policies regarding African American players. When Marshall sold the team fan interest increased despite the fact the teams were not good. George Allen did more to energize the fanbase here than any other coach in modern times except Joe Gibbs. Under his guidance the team became a winner again and fans showed their support.

I was ten yrs. old when my Father & Uncle took me to my first Redskin game. We would go to Church right across the street from old Griffith Stadium at the "Happy Am I" Church, pastored by Elder "Lightfoot" Soloman Michaux. Season tickets for lower deck seats were $24.00 Beer 10cents a bottle. My Uncle was an Usher at Griffith Stadium when the Homestead Grays played baseball there..........Lot's of memories.
It's hard seeing this isn't it Longtimefan? I know it's very hard for me. I love this team. Joe Gibbs, the Hogs, etc. Some of my best memories.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:24 AM   #51
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It's hard seeing this isn't it Longtimefan? I know it's very hard for me. I love this team. Joe Gibbs, the Hogs, etc. Some of my best memories.
You're not alone 53, the Joe Gibbs years were the best in the history of this storid franchise. His early reign here was my reason for getting out of bed on Sunday morning.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:51 AM   #52
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Maybe you should try the official board, ES

oh wait nevermind they just want to ban everybody
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:00 AM   #53
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Limbaugh has forgotten more about football than Snyder or Vinny will ever know. Rush is going to be one of the best owners in the NFL. Put money on it.
Rush is as close today as he will ever get to owning an NFL team which is to say nowhere close.

On topic, the only way to 'get your voice heard' is to try to embarass ownership. Either by a mass walk out or by some kind of propaganda (I love the paper plates with the picture of Vinny and the line drawn through it) but good luck getting those into the stadium. Instead of booing the players, I'd love to hear an organized college basketball-like chant of 'FIRE VINNY'.
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Rush is as close today as he will ever get to owning an NFL team which is to say nowhere close.

On topic, the only way to 'get your voice heard' is to try to embarass ownership. Either by a mass walk out or by some kind of propaganda (I love the paper plates with the picture of Vinny and the line drawn through it) but good luck getting those into the stadium. Instead of booing the players, I'd love to hear an organized college basketball-like chant of 'FIRE VINNY'.
Yeah I doubt Rush gets anywhere near owning a team. He's too controversial and not the PR move the NFL wants to deal with.
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I don't think DS would be able to get 22 other owners to approve a move.
Not only that but he'd never move from an area that he can still make money in to an area that can't really hold a team.
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Part of the beauty of the Redskins fan base is the enduring passion and dedication we exude for a team that over the past decade has underperformed and been consistently less than stellar.

I know that we can find a way to impact this team in a positive manner and bring about the change we all deserve and desire.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #57
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I was ten yrs. old when my Father & Uncle took me to my first Redskin game. We would go to Church right across the street from old Griffith Stadium at the "Happy Am I" Church, pastored by Elder "Lightfoot" Soloman Michaux. Season tickets for lower deck seats were $24.00 Beer 10cents a bottle. My Uncle was an Usher at Griffith Stadium when the Homestead Grays played baseball there..........Lot's of memories.
My Mom and Dad used to tell me about going to Griffith Stadium and watching Eddie LeBaron play. Some of my best memories growing up were centered around the Skins. It's hard right now, but have faith, we'll get back to the good times. Thanks to Matty and the other mods we've got a pretty visible platform here and you can be sure the folks at Redskin Park see this stuff.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #58
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Good read today by Wilbon

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Here is my own personal boycott:

The Skins are no longer must see TV for me on Sundays. Last weekend the wife and I took a road trip to go visit friends and see their kid play Pee Wee football. They won 27-6 so at least I saw some winning football. It was the first Redskins game I've missed in years and honestly I really didn't care.
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