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Old 12-12-2018, 08:46 AM   #16
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Re: Getting ready for my Week 14 DC trip !

Great pics man.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:07 AM   #17
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Re: Getting ready for my Week 14 DC trip !

Damn, sounds like you had a great time French. Hopefully next visit the Skins won't be playing like dogshit.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:11 AM   #18
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So glad to hear your trip went well! And also happy to hear that so many people showed you the type of hospitality you deserve, especially on your first trip there! Really wish the game had been better for you.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:08 AM   #19
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Re: Getting ready for my Week 14 DC trip !

That's exciting, good for you!

I was supposed to go to that game but my work trip was delayed till January.
My only Redskins game in DC was the Cowboys blocked field goal game in 2006, one of the best days of my life.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:10 AM   #20
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So glad to hear your trip went well! And also happy to hear that so many people showed you the type of hospitality you deserve, especially on your first trip there! Really wish the game had been better for you.
Not sure I was entitled to such hospitality but I sure enjoyed it and am thankful for it!

As for the game... we all wish it had been better. .. for all of us!

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Old 12-12-2018, 11:24 AM   #21
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Wow... what a trip!

First thing I have to say: DC is an A-MA-ZING city!
Wifee and I loved it, obviously went to the mall, but also had a meatloaf in Adams Morgan, a clam soup at the Fish Market, tacos and incredible salvadorian food I won't remember the name of in Columbia Heights, a breakfast in Georgetown, and a pulled pork with Mac and cheese at Kenny's... also visited the Fridge street art gallery and played some Uno in a bar at Dupont Circle ! Just beautiful and so diverse all around!

(Found material for my sign at Blick art, great place, they have everything.)

Also, you're out of your mind if you think driving and parking in DC is complicated! It was wayyyy easier and smoother than in Paris!!! DC's traffic during rush hour is like Paris' on a quiet Sunday! (Except that I got honked aaaall the time because I'm french so obviously I didn't exactly follow the rules all day).

Now, back to the Redskins: on Friday, while visiting the Lincoln Memorial, we met Joe (picture of him in the stands from the field). Awesome lifelong diehard Skins fan from California. We exchanged numbers, and when I got to FedEx on Sunday morning, around 11am, I called him. The guy was* crazy generous, bought me a T shirt and a key ring/can opener* at the team's store... I wanted to thank him by buying him a hot dog, but HE wanted to buy ME a hot dog... so we fought and argued with the cashier to know who was going to pay, and ended up buying each other hot dogs and beer...
So we're in the hall way eating our several hot dogs, my sign at my feet, and this guy, Tom, and his wife Pam, 30 years season ticket holders (picture with them on the field), come up to me and say "saw your sign, we won some field passes on a season ticket holder's private lottery, we have an extra one... want it?"... My jaw dropped... "Field pass... as in... a pass that allows you ON the field? Are you kidding me?!"...
So I say bye to Joe, follow them down the stadium, and the security guy says I'm not allowed on the field with a beer... so I drink in 3.5 seconds.
I was already crazy pumped, now I'm pumped as a m'fucker AND tipsy.

Had a great time on the field during warm ups, shouted to Tress Way he was going to the Pro Bowl, he gave me a thumbs up, Danny Johnson was nice enough to take pictures with a few of us, Jonathan Allen fist bumped me and went "HTTR", and at the end of stretching, Chris Thompson came up to me, shook my hand and said "Thank you for coming", we talked for a few seconds, I was so pumped I had my forehead on his face mask, he said they were going to have a good game for me... Well we all now how that went but that moment was crazy: first ever time in the US and I'm on the field head to head with one of my favorite players... just awesome... (The twitter picture wad taken by one of FedEx field's community manager.)

I also had a great time in the stands, people were super nice, was seated next to one of the Hoggettes, who was dressed up as Santa Claus, don't think it was aired but I appeared on the big screen a couple of times.

I was just above the Redskins' tunnel, behind the endzone were most of the TDs were scored (most of the Giants' points, including Saquon crucifying long TD run, and both Skins' scores!). Pretty sure I had broken my voice before half time...

Overall, as many of you predicted: I had a BLAST!* Awesome experience, just so thankful to all the people I met who were so nice and generous!

As I wrote on my sign that I had to leave behind at the airport, I definitely plan on coming back!!!

HTTR!

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This is freakin awesome. You got the royal treatment brother. In an otherwise terrible season on so many levels this bought a huge smile to my face! Cheers Frenchy!
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:38 AM   #22
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This is awesome.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:52 AM   #23
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I loved DC too, only been once but I am def going to come back.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:58 PM   #24
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this is awesome!!!!
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:47 PM   #25
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If I ever go, I'm making a sign that says I'm from France lol.

Tell Chris Thompson he is a damn liar. Hopefully next game for you is a Bruce Allen free victory.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:37 PM   #26
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If I ever go, I'm making a sign that says I'm from France lol.

Tell Chris Thompson he is a damn liar. Hopefully next game for you is a Bruce Allen free victory.
Haha then have your french passport ready because a couple of people actually told me they didn't believe me, had to shut them up with my Passeport de la République Française ^^

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Old 12-13-2018, 02:25 AM   #27
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Haha then have your french passport ready because a couple of people actually told me they didn't believe me, had to shut them up with my Passeport de la République Française ^^

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