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Old 11-29-2010, 09:50 AM   #46
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Re: Can the Redskins move back to RFK?

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Never?
Well technically the Giants don't play in New York so...that said, our wins at the Giants have unfortunately been few and far between
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:57 AM   #47
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Re: Can the Redskins move back to RFK?

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Well technically the Giants don't play in New York so...that said, our wins at the Giants have unfortunately been few and far between
Exactly. If memory serves me correctly, we had trouble winning there even when we were good.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:20 AM   #48
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Re: Can the Redskins move back to RFK?

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^ no but shit atleast it was a tough place for opposing teams to play in.
This much is at least true, even if the team didn't win every game it played at RFK. The fact is that RFK's reputation as an uninviting place for road teams predated the glory years of the 80s, and it's not hard to understand why. The 56,000 seats were packed in tightly, and, as players that played in it against the Redskins have said, the crowd seemed to be on top of them. And with only 56,000 seats, tickets were far more at a premium, and those were, of course, the pre-Stub Hub days, so it wasn't common that a Redskin fan would complain about the number of visiting team fans. While I agree with the general assessment of others that the team wouldn't have fared any better over the years had it remained at RFK, there can't be any doubt that there was a vibe at RFK that vanished with the team's move to the crater-like FedEx.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:06 PM   #49
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On a more serious note....lol. Rumor is DS is gealous of JJ's new stadium, on top of that I thought the lease on FedEx was at the point where he could opt out if he wanted to or stay another 10 yrs? and lastly the second part to the rumor was he wanted to move back to DC and have a retractable dome. So the team could play inside in bad weather and or open it up in good weather plus he would be able to host a SB more easily.

Will it happen? Who knows. I guess it's all up to whatever deal DC decides to make and how much they are willing to spend.

There is no "lease" on Fed Ex. Danny Boy owns it. Jack Kent Cooke built it on his own dime and it was part of the purchase price when Danny Boy bought in.

There are agreements with PG County on how long the Skins will play there. Those came from the county govt's agreement to let them build the stadium in the first place. That is not a "lease".

Danny Boy loved to be able to brag that he had the biggest stadium in the league and pretend that he sold it out every week. (Fact: The Skins have never once sold out a game in Fed Ex - - if by "sell out" you mean every seat in the house was bought for the face value of the ticket.) The only thing that he bitched about was that the league would not put the Super Bowl there.

Now he has the reality that Jerry Jones has a bigger stadium; it has a retractible roof; Dallas will get Super Bowls (more than one for sure) and unless he coughs up a LOT more money to make Fed Ex a LOT more appealing, he still won't get a Super Bowl even though New York got one without a roof.

All that being said, the Skins will move back to RFK - - and cut their seating capacity by 40% and reduce the number of luxury box seats by almost 65% - - the year after Patrick Ramsey wins the NFL MVP award.
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