Mark The Homer

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About Mark The Homer

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    The Coach

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  • Redskins Fan Since
  • Favorite Redskin
    Sonny Jurgensen
  • Not a Skins Fan? Tell us YOUR team:
    Is this some kind of sick joke???
  • Location
    Montgomery Cty Hobbies: I'll give you three guesses Info Index: Please click on my sig Sex: At least twice
  • Interests
    Going to Redskins games, collecting game-worn Redskins items, and other Redskins paraphernalia. I enjoy going to Redskins away games, too. I like tailgating, beaches, billiards, biking and camping. Smoke-cooking, grilling, & barbecuing, & cigars
  • Occupation
    Small business owner
  1. Random Thought Thread

    Getting a "Error 502 Bad Gateway nginx" error. WTF? Edit: At least I can post here. I couldn't post on another site...
  2. Random Thought Thread

    If you live/work in Montgomery County, be careful today. There is some kind of police blitz going on. They're pulling anybody over for anything at all. This happens a few times a year and it's happening today.
  3. Redskins vs Cowboys Rivalry Quotes

    "Aww, how cute, you bumped your own thread!" - Blondie
  4. Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    In this morning's WP print edition: Letters to the Editor Redskins name is not a divisive issue October 16 at 5:44 PM Regarding the Oct. 13 editorial “Washington’s loss,” about the use of the name Redskins: What may appear on the surface to be a divisive and controversial issue isn’t. When seven to eight out of 10 individuals agree on something, it is not a divisive issue. It is not even an issue. A December 2013 survey conducted by Public Policy Polling found that 71 percent of Americans were in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping the name. A July 2014 poll conducted by Research and Polling in New Mexico, in the middle of Indian country, received the same response: Seventy-one percent said the National Football League team should keep the name. Only 18 percent said it should be changed. And according to Research and Polling, there was no statistically significant difference in opinions among Hispanics, Caucasians or Native Americans. Two other national polls had very similar results. The real issue is: How far do we allow political correctness to eat away at free speech? When we allow a few activists to hide behind politically correct words and phrases, we are allowing two or three people in 10 to determine what is correct for all of us. As an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, I can tell you these activists do not speak for me and probably not for most American Indians. It’s time to put this “issue” behind us and focus on poverty, education, jobs, domestic violence and issues that matter, whether on or off reservations. Ronald G. Toya, Albuquerque
  5. Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    This morning the WP published the most glaring diss of the team yet, IMO. Today they put out a "special edition" for the opening of the NFL season. It's an entire 16-page section of the print edition - something they do during week 1 of every NFL season. But this year, the cover is unique. Here is what the front page of the edition looks like: Text reads: You've seen it all before in Washington. Eight head coaches. Sixteen starting QBS. Daniel Snyder has owned the franchise since 1999, and the equation that holds true is one of constant, never-ending, repetitive instability and failure. Your turn, Scot.
  6. Season Ticket Renewals

    Yes, the team and the league does have a few seats. They have the entire section 242 for example. They have other seats scattered around the stadium to take care of season ticket holder issues on game day (e.g. two fans have tickets for the same seat). Re the number of seats per season ticket holder, I think 2.5 is a pretty good estimate although it might be something like 2.7 because of corporate accounts, executive suites, owner club suites, etc. There are also a few dozen "railing seats"; that is, seats with a railing in front of them that are so horrible, they don't sell them to the public, they instead give them to employees close to game day, but who sometimes will throw them on stubhub at the last minute trying to scam the public (the employee, not the team). Anyway, if there's 80,000 seats available to the season ticket holders, and the seats are sold out, there should be, presumably, around 30,000-35,000 season ticket holders - probably leaning closer to 30,000.
  7. Random Thought Thread

  8. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About FedExField

    Well, technically fans can often see the game fine from their seats at FedExField because it has the jumbotron. RFK had no monitor, unless you count the crazy guy with the wiry hair two rows down who carried in one of those little Phillips black and white TV jobs with the rabbit ear which required seven size D batteries and which he held guardedly on his lap and you happened to be lucky enough to be positioned just right so that you could see the screen and make out the blurry replays between him and the fat guy on his left. But yes, your point is well taken. Those dream seats, installed in '99 I believe, screwed up the ability of lower level fans to see the game on the field. Although truthfully, even if you're high enough not to have your view blocked (e.g. you're sitting in row 7 and those in row 6 are sitting) you still can't see the plays develop because the line of sight is horrible. But us expert fans know this already.
  9. Season Ticket Renewals

    I'm looking forward to walking straight through the gate © without a break in stride like I used to do in the pre-Snyder days... I guess they're gonna have to run their dumb detector wands on me though Terrorists suck
  10. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About FedExField

    All you have to do is read the OP. It's all there. I had 226 row 16, seats 17-18 many years, but my daughter sat in them. She liked them because they were cheap and she liked the "energy." I hated them. When she moved to SF, I gave them up. I had green parking too. Gave them up. Tired of taking losses late in the fall. I have plenty of green passes from games that went unused. Bar code still attached. I couldn't even give them away. It's just stupid. Sitting in 220, you'll probably be aligned somewhere close to the 30 yard line, the 50 is on your left, the pillars are on your right, and they're about ten rows down. But they will still block a huge portion of the right side of the playing field and piss you off. So will the low ceiling. No mega-tron. They are low rent-seats, make no mistake. I would not sit in them. Regardless of where you choose to sit, I recommend waiting until the week of the game and buying towards the end of the week after market. I recommend this every game, every year, except perhaps the Cowboys game where you can use your own judgment depending on how things are going win-loss wise and what kind of deal turns up while you're waiting. I even recommend this for playoff games provided we're not playing the girls. I've been droning on about this for over a decade like a mantra. This system worked ten years ago, it works now, and it'll work in 2025. Remove seats, add seats, good economy, bad economy, win, lose or draw, playoffs, no playoffs, it works. Buy the week of the game.
  11. Season Ticket Renewals

    Click on "expand view" at the lower right corner of the pop up, yo
  12. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About FedExField

    I need to update this first post. The info is mostly good but there's a lot of dead pics. Thanks for the bump!
  13. Random Thought Thread

    papa john half off today wiz50
  14. The Non-Winter Weather Thread

    It was 85 today here in upper Montgomery (forecast was 81). I got sunburned at the DDP. Not that I'm complainin'
  15. Season Ticket Renewals

    This is exactly right. You likely will not get your money back reselling green parking unless you really work at it, meaning you'd best sell at market value before the season starts. You might make a few bucks but it's hardly worth the effort. If you don't need it, I recommend you let it go. I am letting my go. Actually I'm letting the whole package go. You can buy the RV parking for $100 cash at the Redskins Rd. gate entrance on a per game basis. Stay in the right lane, buy the pass, then pull into the first driveway on the right. Don't buy in advance. Buy on game day and pay cash at the gate. Yes, you must park your RV in the RV lot. I'm not sure what that other nonsense is on your ticket invoice regarding green parking. I've never seen "seat assignments" for parking, except for the infamous Green B-3 lot pass. And, of course, the Platinum lots, which are space-specific. Hope this helps.