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  1. hail2skins

    So about this Chicago Game?

    Or Czaban has a poll question referring to the Skins being 1-15 at the stadium since (including) 2000. That has the effect of putting more in context of the Snyder era (we didnt play a MNF game at home in 1999).
  2. hail2skins

    So about this Chicago Game?

    I do think the higher secondary market prices played a role last season. To be sure there have been considerable number of empties for several years, but it seemed so much more magnified last season out there, just based on the eye test. Monday night should be interesting. On Stubhub a few minutes ago, club tickets for $31 (that includes fees) are the second item on the list of all tickets available, sorted by price low to high. Three days before the game. Wow!
  3. hail2skins

    So about this Chicago Game?

    Its an interesting question with a lot of semantics. After the 2010 season, the Skins began to remove seats from the upper deck, and have removed more on two other occasions since then. It begs the question: why would they remove them if they realized they couldn't sell them. The other aspect is the simple eye test to people who regularly attend the games. There have been a good number of games throughout the past decade where large number of seats in the upper deck have been empty (I won't get into the crapshow that is the club level, because I don't think those seats are considered for sellout purposes). Finally, up until last year, the Redskins probably counted tickets that were sold to brokers as sold tickets, even if those tickets were never resold to customers who actually went to the game. Under Brian Lafemina last year, the team reportedly was not making a lot of tickets available to brokers, and thus you weren't seeing as low of prices on the secondary marker, and the resulting attendance suffered. The Skins and Lafemina have parted ways and the team has likely going to back to the old ways of doing business with brokers and ticket accounting. I was at the Cowboys game last season and the place was nearly packed, and the official attendance was 66K. I was not at the game last week, but I saw the attendance was listed as 75K. I think they reopened the upper deck SRO sections this season, but would that account for the 9K difference? I don't think so.
  4. hail2skins

    So about this Chicago Game?

    Club seats can be had for under $50 on Stubhub, and that includes fees. And we're still talking four days before the game. I might consider going but don't want to pay for a parking pass. If I took Metro, wouldn't I have to leave the game pretty early to catch a train?
  5. hail2skins

    So about this Chicago Game?

    2-16 on MNF in the history of the stadium . That is mind-boggling. And most of the games the Skins have been blown out.
  6. hail2skins

    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    The team was 6-3 last season playing the Texans and the club and upper levels were half full. So much for the "winning" theory.
  7. hail2skins

    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Spot on. People are choosing to spend their sports entertainment dollars elsewhere.
  8. hail2skins

    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    I've been sort of over it for a long time now. I used to be die-hard in attitude, but after the Giants came into FedEx in 2008 and easily handled a lifeless Skins team on the first anniversary of ST21's death, something snapped in me and going into the next game (a Sunday night one in Baltimore), I had no expectations of the Skins winning. Of course Zorn's second season was a clown show, and Shanny's first two here were putrid. RG3 got me jazzed again, but then that crash and burn happened and its hardly been the same. When Green Bay blew past us in the playoff game following the 2015 season, I kind of just shrugged. I think watching the Skins games is always going to be a ritual of mine, and I'm curious to see how Haskins will fare...….I think his era will start in week 6 in Miami after the Pats boat race us at FedEx. But I also think its at the point where the waning interest to me is also just being sick of the shenanigans of the league. Too many ticky tack penalties really ruin the enjoyment of the game, particularly the fact that you can't even breathe on the QB anymore. As for the stadium, the most recent comments I paid attention to of Bruce's more and more put the timetable of the new place as associated with the lease expiration at FedEx, so I don't expect a new home for the Skins until 2027.
  9. hail2skins

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Lafemina's strategy of keeping tickets out of the brokers hands definitely backfired last season, as I think people saw the prices on Stubhub and decided they didn't want to pay the increased cost of the ticket price from what they were used to in previous years. I think in that sense Lafemina misjudged where the fanbase was at when it came to this team. Snyder got fortunate to have the Cowboys in town so as to avoid another bad attendance story at the start of the season. But I'll say it again......I was at the Cowboys game last year, the stadium was pretty packed (save for a few empties in the upper deck), and the announced attendance was 66K. I wasn't there yesterday, and I see the announced attendance was 75K. I don't see how it was possible that you had 9K more there yesterday than you did last year.
  10. hail2skins

    How was the stadium crowd today?

    Be curious to know how you like NY. I went to the game at MetLife in 2016 and the stadium is nice, but I thought the Giants fans were kind of blah during a decent back-and-forth game. Can only imagine what their mood is like after the past few seasons of suck. You'll be relatively close to the new digs in Vegas and LA next season though!
  11. hail2skins

    The Skins Can't Win With These Coaches

    FexEx had its issues from the time it opened, from the Beltway traffic to those with upper deck seats being pushed into the stratosphere with the club and suite levels, but at the time was seen as a decent upgrade to RFK. A lot of it is that we weren't that far removed from the Gibbs glory days when it opened. But we still had Phil Hochberg on the PA and the band having an interactive part in the game. The team was mediocre, but it was a decent experience. Then Snyder comes in and brings the loud music, carnival barker Mark Kessler, and monetizes everything. Jacks up parking fees, gets rid of the nice kids area for corporate tents, and installs those stupid dream seats which have degraded the lower bowl experience. I think people were excited several years ago when the renderings for a new stadium were released, but I now don't see the Redskins leaving FedEx until after 2027. I'd like for them to look at the new Vegas stadium as a model for the new place, at least from a capacity perspective. The new LA stadium looks palatial, but also appears to be just a bit too big.
  12. hail2skins

    Derrius Guice and the Skins Synergy of Suck

  13. hail2skins

    How was the stadium crowd today?

    Club seats for Monday night (a full week from now) can be had for under $90 on Stubhub (fees included). Really, who would want to go? The team is 0-2 and now we're just in the waiting game for when they put Haskins in (which I think happens by week 6 against Miami, after the Pats come in and boat race this team). I expect a crowd for next game much like we had for most games last season, but the funny accounting will lead them to announce attendance above 70K.
  14. hail2skins

    How was the stadium crowd today?

    The shot during the later part of the game was priceless. The little prick looks completely defeated:
  15. hail2skins

    Derrius Guice and the Skins Synergy of Suck

    That and the fact that the NFL is such garbage anymore. I thought the roughing fouls in the Skins game were ticky tacky and apparently there were a few in the Bears-Broncos game that were just absurd. I went out to a bar to watch the Skins and after getting home had no desire to watch the Rams-Saints or Chiefs-Raiders, and only watched the last 2 minutes of the Eagles game. I know in another thread I responded to your post asking to keep the faith, at least early in the season. But at 0-2 and the knowledge that Keenum is not our long-term answer at QB makes the motivation for getting up for these games the rest of the season pretty tough. I don't see how people are going to drag themselves out to the stadium next Monday. Knowing that we're pretty much just playing a waiting game of "when's Haskins ready" at this point, what's there to get excited about?