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Old 08-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #91
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Gotta pay to get there right? And pay for concessions or to bring stuff with you.
Or take off from work and possibly lose some pay.

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Old 08-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #92
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I emailed him this link and the one about the Cowboys. Wonder if he'll write about their waning popularity.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #93
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Yeah you missed the point. The point isn't how many people show up for Cowboys TC vs. Redskins TC. It's how many more people showed up last year for Cowboys camp vs. this year. There's an attendance drop among many teams league wide
I understand. It's down all around. But to have a few hundred out at practice for this team is simply shocking.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:36 PM   #94
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When the Steelers are seeing a drop, you know it is more than the state of the franchise in keeping folks away. Folks are not going to spend gas $$$$$$$$$ or any other $$$$ for concessions, etc like Matty and the others have said. You have diehard Skins fans in W VA, PA, NC, all over VA and MD. THink they are going to watch a practice at almost $4 a gallon, plus food and drink? I still have family in MD in LaVale, Columbia, and then Germantown. Close enough to make a go for it, but still would be an expensive trip, just to see a practice. The lockout had to have an effect on the down attendance all over the NFL. The perception is a bunch of overpaid players vs a bunch of greedy owners, all fighting for a bloated pot of gold, while the fans are getting shafted with increasing ticket prices, and ludicrous food and drink prices at the stadiums. Believe me, if we slip into a deep recession, it is going to get bad during the regular season. A guy with a family of 4-5 is going to cough up half or more of a paycheck just to take his family to a game? I doubt it. You will see that 4-5 year waiting list for Skins season tickets evaporate real fast!!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:02 PM   #95
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Listening to a sports show, they said like Carolina had 3 fans one day.........
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how about everybody's kids here?are your kids redskins fans? my wife,daughter,son and son in law all are.did you guys try to raise your kids as redskins fans?
I dont' have kids, but the children (teens/college age)of friends and family members are Ravens fans. The closest they came to wearing the b&g happened during Gibbs II; they were huge Sean Taylor fans and got a taste of what the Dallas/Skins rivalry is all about. Their question to me, "Why do you Redskin fans continue to make the emotional investment in bad stock?" And you should have seen the LOL text I received the instant McNabb got benched. Kids.

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7,000 + fans is still a hell of a lot more than a couple hundred. Also Dallas is practicing at San Antonio, which is probably 5 hours from Dallas. Actually Houston is a lot closer to San Antonio than Dallas is. If we were practicing 3, 4 or 5 hours a way there wouldn't be anyone there. We're training here in the DC area, right down the toll road. Bottom line is fans are tired of losing, it's showing at training camp and it's showing in game attendence.

I think you are right in that losing is a big factor in keeping folks away, but economics plays a part too. You are comparing TX to the DC area. You are comparing one of the places with the cheapest standards of living(low taxes, etc) to one of the highest(East Coast, DC area). Another reason possibly why that the Skins are down in practice attendance that hasn't been looked at is well, it is DC. LA can do without a NFL franchise because it is LA. Moviestars, beaches, hot chicks, etc. DC is virtually the capital of the planet. Movies is it for LA, politics is it for DC. Folks can't be bothered with a football team, especially if they are living in one of the most expensive places in the world to live in.
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7,000 + fans is still a hell of a lot more than a couple hundred. Also Dallas is practicing at San Antonio, which is probably 5 hours from Dallas. Actually Houston is a lot closer to San Antonio than Dallas is. If we were practicing 3, 4 or 5 hours a way there wouldn't be anyone there. We're training here in the DC area, right down the toll road. Bottom line is fans are tired of losing, it's showing at training camp and it's showing in game attendence.
There are probably nearly as many dallas fans in SA as in dallas....totally pro dallas state.
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It being the middle of summer and hotter than balls doesn't help. We haven't been good in a long time and have been a rather dysfunctional team so why would attendance be up? I will always be a Redskins fan until the day I die but damn some days loving them is just hard.
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I emailed him this link and the one about the Cowboys. Wonder if he'll write about their waning popularity.
So...did he ever get back to you?

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Nope, never heard anything.

So much for that waning popularity eh? Pretty nice ratings.
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When do teachers and kids go back to school there? That would take a big bite out of attendance.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:08 PM   #103
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Attedance for what exactly?
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When the Steelers are seeing a drop, you know it is more than the state of the franchise in keeping folks away. Folks are not going to spend gas $$$$$$$$$ or any other $$$$ for concessions, etc like Matty and the others have said. You have diehard Skins fans in W VA, PA, NC, all over VA and MD. THink they are going to watch a practice at almost $4 a gallon, plus food and drink? I still have family in MD in LaVale, Columbia, and then Germantown. Close enough to make a go for it, but still would be an expensive trip, just to see a practice. The lockout had to have an effect on the down attendance all over the NFL. The perception is a bunch of overpaid players vs a bunch of greedy owners, all fighting for a bloated pot of gold, while the fans are getting shafted with increasing ticket prices, and ludicrous food and drink prices at the stadiums. Believe me, if we slip into a deep recession, it is going to get bad during the regular season. A guy with a family of 4-5 is going to cough up half or more of a paycheck just to take his family to a game? I doubt it. You will see that 4-5 year waiting list for Skins season tickets evaporate real fast!!!

I am with you until the very end...

That 4-5 year waiting list for Skins' season tickets was never there in the first place. The urban legend about tens of thousands of fans on the waiting list evaporated when the skins moved from RFK (55K seating capacity) to Fed Ex (seating capacity at the time 81K) and could not come close to selling all the extra seats even though they supposedly had 50 - 100 thousand rabid lifelong Redskins' fans on that "waiting list".

The fact that they could not sell those 10,000 seats they are removing from FedEx with their putative waiting list last year - - in addition to cold calling fans in the area like me who were definitely NEVER on any waiting list - - says that the names on the list must include ones like:

Clark Kent
Art Vandelay
Mr. Snuffleupugus
Ben Dover - - and - -
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A friday night game? That's incredible.
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