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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
bryantlc

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Got an #HTTR t shirt via FedEx today from the team.

no. i imagine they're trying desperately to get more season ticket holders before they schedule the upgrades.

My account rep said Monday the 16th is the deadline and then they'll be released. He's holding mine longer, though, since I asked him to as I try to find a buyer.

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This will be my first year as a season ticket holder. I currently have 2 tickets in section 426 row 7. I'm considering changing to club level seats in the end zone or corner. Anyone have a preference between these two options? Keeping in mind that I will be going to most games with my 8 year old son...

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This will be my first year as a season ticket holder. I currently have 2 tickets in section 426 row 7. I'm considering changing to club level seats in the end zone or corner. Anyone have a preference between these two options? Keeping in mind that I will be going to most games with my 8 year old son...

If you can afford the club level. Then the club level is the way to go. I have been thinking about moving for years. Just so you know you can find clubs for about $100 a seat on gameday. And you can sell for uppers for just under face. Around $60-70 a ticket so you are only spending an extra $70 for club. 

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This will be my first year as a season ticket holder. I currently have 2 tickets in section 426 row 7. I'm considering changing to club level seats in the end zone or corner. Anyone have a preference between these two options? Keeping in mind that I will be going to most games with my 8 year old son...

The club level is really nice. On bad weather games you can go inside to warm up at half.

Having said that, I'd prefer the 426 because you're much closer to midfield.

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This will be my first year as a season ticket holder. I currently have 2 tickets in section 426 row 7. I'm considering changing to club level seats in the end zone or corner. Anyone have a preference between these two options? Keeping in mind that I will be going to most games with my 8 year old son...

If you want to sit in the club level, I doubt the Redskins will offer the seats below the $250 per game (per seat) price point.  I would go the Stubhub route.  Given the opponents coming into FedEx this season, clubs might not be as cheap as $100, but you should be able to buy them for significantly less than what the team will ask.

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If you want to sit in the club level, I doubt the Redskins will offer the seats below the $250 per game (per seat) price point.  I would go the Stubhub route.  Given the opponents coming into FedEx this season, clubs might not be as cheap as $100, but you should be able to buy them for significantly less than what the team will ask.

 

I think this is the route I'm going to take.  Stick with section 426 and maybe buy club level seats once or twice.  I tried, but I can't justify spending all that money for club level season tickets. 

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You have to know when to use Stubhub. Typically SH is over priced until game week. Tues-Weds, and sometimes Thurs before a Sunday match-up are the best time to capitalize on what the TO dumps. Most people don't have the patience to wait. It pisses me off that Stubhub removed the 'no-fees' rewards benefit for frequent customers. I'm sure ticket costs still balance out to normal market values over the long run, but it was really nice to pay the price seen advertised, and nothing more. That feature ended last year. 

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I think this is the route I'm going to take.  Stick with section 426 and maybe buy club level seats once or twice.  I tried, but I can't justify spending all that money for club level season tickets. 

I would do that and see what you think.

 

You'll definitely be able to upgrade to club for any season for the near future. And honestly.... if you go to one game in club and decide that's really where you want to be, I'd be willing to bet you could call them Monday morning and upgrade your seats mid-season to club and still get a 'deal.'

 

One thing to consider, if you do upgrade to club, is they often offer a 'deal' where you get club seats for 2-3 years and then you can move down near the 50 yard line and skip the rest of us chumps. As far as I'm aware they've honor those deals, but I would definitely get something in writing from someone that matters on team letterhead. So if you were interested in eventually making it to the lower level near mid field you could go that route if you can afford it.

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You have to know when to use Stubhub. Typically SH is over priced until game week. Tues-Weds, and sometimes Thurs before a Sunday match-up are the best time to capitalize on what the TO dumps. Most people don't have the patience to wait. It pisses me off that Stubhub removed the 'no-fees' rewards benefit for frequent customers. I'm sure ticket costs still balance out to normal market values over the long run, but it was really nice to pay the price seen advertised, and nothing more. That feature ended last year. 

 

There is never a good reason to choose Stubhub.  You can get the same seats elsewhere without the fees.

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There is never a good reason to choose Stubhub.  You can get the same seats elsewhere without the fees.

 

Obviously not a scientific study, but the one time in the last year that I compared the different sites, I found Stubhub had cheaper ticket prices, but high fees.  Seatgeek had higher ticket prices and no fees.  The total for both was right about the same.  This was for US Women's soccer tickets in Philly which I didn't end up buying because both sites were way overpriced for an exhibition game.  I've never really compared for Redskins tickets.

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There is never a good reason to choose Stubhub.  You can get the same seats elsewhere without the fees.

 

Correct.

 

ASC tickets didn't charge fees.

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I've used seat geek for other events and thought it was solid. Would definitely recommend

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I've used seat geek for other events and thought it was solid. Would definitely recommend

...I have been very happy with seatgeek, though they do NOT stand behind the tickets that are "sold" through their site. One time, I had a problem with a seller never delivering my ticket and seatgeek basically told me to deal with the actual seller. I believe that seller is no longer on their site. Stubhub will stand behind what they sell (as they have the credit card info of the seller).

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The beauty of Stubhub is the customer service reps are onsite at Fedex, in case there are complications. On two occasions I arrived at the turnstiles in Landover to find that my SH bought tix had already been scanned in. A quick trip to the SH trailer and they had me all set up with replacement tix. The replacement tix weren't quite as good, but I still got to sit in he seats I had paid for. Plus I got 50% of the purchase cost credited toward my next event, which was like $150 each time. Conclusion, the TO gave my seats to somebody else on gameday morning after I had purchased my tix online. In both instances my purchases were prime, club seats. Just the kind the TO dumps, and certainly not the kind a club seat holder would sell at a deeply discounted rate during game week. Nobody else came to the seats with a claim at either game. If hadn't been an experienced SH user, my gameday would have been ruined by the TO. 

 

But even better than SH, the hustlers outside still provide the best ticket deals for most games. 

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...I have been very happy with seatgeek, though they do NOT stand behind the tickets that are "sold" through their site. One time, I had a problem with a seller never delivering my ticket and seatgeek basically told me to deal with the actual seller. I believe that seller is no longer on their site. Stubhub will stand behind what they sell (as they have the credit card info of the seller).

 

Fair enough, I haven't had any problems so I can't speak tot hat.

 

One thing about StubHub, they only stand behind their sales if it's within 30 days of the event. This is something MTH put in one of those big threads about tickets/the stadium. So the standard advice for StubHub is to not buy your tickets too far in advance, or that service you paid extra for won't actually help you.

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What do people think of NFL Ticket Exchange?  I have never bought or sold anything with them.  I know it's Ticketmaster so I'm sure there are a ton of fees.

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When i tried to list my tickets on there they wouldn't let me list them for below face value.

 

Which is a huge problem if you're trying to sell redskins tickets these days.

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I thought we'd have seen it by now. Last year the option for addition tickets came in April. The Seat Upgrade announcement came mid May. My actual upgrade day was 5/29 last year. I haven't heard word of anything since I started paying the invoice.

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Just called the ticket office. Last day to renew is this Saturday. Once that day passes the upgrade process should start not to far after that. No date given. 

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Just called the ticket office. Last day to renew is this Saturday. Once that day passes the upgrade process should start not to far after that. No date given. 

so....

 

two whole months after the deadline, they actually have the deadline.

 

and now the post about lower level seats off the waitlist

 

we are a dying breed. make sure to enjoy the end.

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