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  1. hail2skins

    NBCSports: Foster says **** this team and the fanbase

    Co-worker 1: "You wouldn't believe the stuff I saw Ed posting on this football message board" Co-worker 2: "What, he still thinks the Sooners are going to beat Alabama?" Co-worker 1: "No, he was on this 'ExtremeSkins' site listing 27 ways the Redskins could still make the playoffs with a 7-9 record!" Co-worker 2:
  2. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    WaPo on Maryland's Oxon Hill efforts: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/maryland-gov-larry-hogan-wants-a-land-swap-to-keep-redskins-in-pg-county/2018/12/11/3ae63fc0-fd4c-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0e7a772bf3af Last part of the article: FedEx Field, which opened in 1997, has never matched that atmosphere. Now 21 years old, which places it among the older third of the NFL’s 31 venues, it has aged poorly. The team’s losing record under Snyder’s 19-year ownership has not enhanced fans’ enchantment. Snyder, along with his then-partners Mort Zuckerman and Fred Drasner, acquired FedEx Field and the team from the estate of the late Jack Kent Cooke for roughly $800 million in 1999. Snyder spent millions in the past 19 years trying to get the building “right,” in his view — expanding it to 91,000 for maximum profit; more recently, downsizing it at least three times to convey an image of capacity crowds when ticket demand had dried up. He now resents the venue and is increasingly frustrated that his rival NFL owners have more high-tech stadiums than his, which consistently ranks at the bottom of surveys of game-day experience. His timetable for building a new stadium, once a site is secured, is tied to the 2027 expiration of the team’s lease for use of the land on which FedEx sits. This season REALLY conveyed an image of a packed stadium, right??
  3. Santorum didn't sound interested on Tapper's show yesterday. It was also funny on the same show when Rick was pooh-poohing impeaching Trump for campaign finance violation stuff related to paying off Stormy Daniels, and Jennifer Granholm reminded him that, as a senator, he voted to impeach Clinton essentially over lying about the Lewinsky affair.
  4. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    Ed, where I have to disagree is that, for his part, Lafemina can't just do the status quo here. He has to look at the attendance and figure that this strategy of protecting STH value led to a very bad optic this season at FedEx. I really don't see why slashing ticket prices and/or removing more seats from the place is not something that has to be considered. Snyder has to know this as well. I also think losing Kirk had more of a last straw impact than the failed RG3 experiment did.
  5. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    People will counter "Well, that was taken relatively late in a blowout game.........." And I will counter that the amount of people you see in the club and upper end zone sections visible in the photo is not dissimilar to what you've seen for any other game at FedEx this season besides Dallas. Ashburn (Landover?), we have a problem.
  6. hail2skins

    I’m Happy the Redskins Lost

    Make no mistake, with FA, I had no illusions that we were ever going to see a period of success like we did with Gibbs 1.0. What the Pats have been able to do over two decades, even with a HOF QB in TB #12, is amazing. But I think overall, the Skins have like the 6th worst overall record in the league in the 20 years of Snyder. That is pretty bad.
  7. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    The apathy not confined to the stadium: Skins-Giants did a 14.0 Nielsen in DC Eagles-Cowboys did a 19.8 Granted, Ravens-Chiefs were on opposite a dreadful Skins game, but still. Thanks Dan.
  8. hail2skins

    I’m Happy the Redskins Lost

    I think at 5-2 the hope was that the defense would be stout enough to support what was admittedly a limited offense even with the starters in. People were pointing to the Saints game as a warning sign, but was brushed off as "Brees does that to everyone, it was his record game, etc." The collapse really seemed to start in the Atlanta game, with the O-line injuries and Richardson going down. And Ryan lit us up. But then the mantra was "We don't play another good QB again this season." Then the Bucs housed us for 500 yards and somehow only scored three points, and since then every other team has as well. I really don't know how and why this D has fallen off a cliff. Yes, the O not being as effective and with shorter drives would have some impact, but to this extent?
  9. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    No, the Rams are the ones second-to-last. The Chargers play in a 30K seat soccer stadium. But the Rams current attendance is in line with what the new stadium opening in 2020 is going to seat. The Coliseum still holds close to 90K people I think.
  10. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    Yeah, 57K is paid attendance. No clue what the gate attendance is out there.
  11. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    As I've said before, that 74 pct figure assumes a 82,000 capacity for FedEx, and there's no way in hell capacity is 82K in Landover anymore. Having said that, even putting the capacity at 75K would put the attendance percentage at 81%, which is still bad.
  12. hail2skins

    I’m Happy the Redskins Lost

    I don't want to hear about how the 20-year stretch from 1971-1992 was an oasis, as if that's an excuse for the piss poor performance of this organization for the past 25 seasons, 20 of which have been under Snyder. I was born in 1967, so what happened before George Allen is pretty much irrelevant to me. Also, my understanding is that pro football was not nearly as popular before, say, the 1970s as it is now. And someone in another thread mentioned the 49ers as a team which had a nice 20-year run from 1981 thru the end of the 1990s but, like us, has had a largely miserable past two decades. But at least they had that three-year stretch under Harbaugh where they made it to three straight NFCCG and one SB. We've had garbage.
  13. You said "one of the following" has to happen, one of which was the Bears going 0-3. That puts them at 9-7, a record they can still win the division at right now. Thus, for any tiebreakers against the Bears to come into consideration, doesn't that mean that they fall into the wildcard.....which means the Vikings would have to go on a roll?
  14. I've gone to 5 of the 7 games this year (missed Carolina and yesterday). In the games I've attended, the lower bowl hasn't really been a problem. The club and upper levels have been a train wreck. Lafemina and his merry men have to either lower prices, remove more seats, or a combination of both. Anything to help get that place to be other than the morgue it is now.
  15. hail2skins

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    I hope the schedule-makers somehow put Dallas as our first home opponent next season. Granted, that isn't going to help with attendance the rest of 2019, but at least we'd be able to avoid the narrative of crappy attendance at the very start of the season.