Grumpy Vet

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About Grumpy Vet

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  • Birthday 08/28/1972

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    http://www.ihatedallas.com

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  • Birthdate
    8/27/72
  • Redskins Fan Since
    1972
  • Favorite Redskin
    Ade Jimoh
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  • Location
    Ellicott City, MD
  • Zip Code
    21042
  • Interests
    Aquariums
  • Occupation
    Sales

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  1. Grumpy Vet

    Tax Bill

    Just got our numbers back. We usually get a refund from state (MD) and have to pay 4x that refund to Federal. Last year we made 6% more than 2017 but paid less in taxes. I guess the withholding tables indicated less should be taken out of our paychecks. We will still get a state refund but will owe 5.5X that to Uncle Sam about a month from now. SALT limitation was brutal. Overall federal taxes were up (percentage wise) vs 2017. My wife and I changed our W4s last night from 1 deduction to zero and then are having more money pulled out each pay period. That check to IRS is going to sting. Hopefully these changes will help tax time next year. We'll keep an eye on candidates for this upcoming election and then re-assess 2020. Thank goodness I don't have Redskin tix to purchase this year. GV
  2. Grumpy Vet

    Tax Bill

    I'm curious how the adjusted tax brackets will affect people this year. We are sending our taxes in today to the accountant and I have no idea how it will all come out. We will lose some exemptions and miss out on some SALT w/ the cap - but the tax rates at the various income levels seemed to have dropped fairly significantly. I'm sure we will still be boned. We always end up owing a decent amount in Federal every year w/ a small state return.
  3. Grumpy Vet

    What is the average age of our real fan base?

    Asked my kids to watch the game yesterday and they said - why would I watch that? Almost every time you watch it, you get upset...who needs that? My mother is in her 70s - still goes to every game along w/ my sister. My brother in law and I gave up our tickets this year. My sister has no kids and my kids want nothing to do w/ this team. Redskin fandom dies with my generation. I'm 46.
  4. Grumpy Vet

    The season in gifs

    Jordan Reed to the IR...again.
  5. Grumpy Vet

    2018 Fantasy Football

    2 Leagues this year - Picked a RB w/ my first pick in each: Bell & Hunt Anyone need any FFL advice going into the playoffs from me? I'm obviously very good at it.
  6. Grumpy Vet

    2018 Fantasy Football

    Thanks guys. Appreciate the advice. Done and Done. Happy Turkey day!
  7. Grumpy Vet

    2018 Fantasy Football

    Hi all - would love some advice. One of the front runners in our league has offered me a trade. I looked online and it looks like it works out pretty good in my favor although Luck is really starting to come on. Luck is actually my back up. My main is Patrick Mahomes - although on bye this week. I'm on the outside looking in as far as playoffs. What do you guys think? He's also offered up Rivers / Cohen to get the trade done.
  8. Grumpy Vet

    When Can We Get Out of the Alex Smith Contract???

    You guys see the Skins recently tweeted that Alex Smith was voted MVP for the Falcons game? The replies are comical.....
  9. Grumpy Vet

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    I keep hearing about the new food. I've been once, reluctantly, this year. What new food is there that people are really impressed with? I tried to order the hotdog w/ the BBQ on it and they "don't got those" during the third quarter. I settled on a BBQ sandwich as that was new since I was there last. It was awful and way overpriced. The rest of the stadium experience - still bad as usual - so I'm curious what part of the new food is actually good. Unlikely I'll be back this year, but if I go back, I'd love to find at least a small glimmer of goodness.
  10. Grumpy Vet

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    My brother in law and I gave up our season tix this year. Frankly, over the last 15 years the experience has gotten worse and I decided to choose family time w/ my kids over a day at Fed Ex. It was such a sigh of relief to have been unburdened by tickets. My mother and sister (no kids) decided to keep theirs. Yesterday my sister was sick and couldn't go to the game so my mother asked me to go. I went somewhat reluctantly yesterday to my first game of the season. It was awful. I'd put the crowd at 60/40 Skins v Panthers. My mother floated potentially taking my 11 year old daughter at one point because I wasn't stoked about going. Thank God I didn't allow that to happen. I'm no prude, but that stadium is no place for a kid. Beers getting spilled on other people by almost blacked out drunks (fans of both teams).....constant cussing, smoking in the stands....etc, etc. Could I have texted blah blah to blah blah blah? Sure - but I would have been on my phone constantly and missed most of the game. It's a culture problem....and it wasn't like we were in 446 up against the top upper deck. This was lower bowl corner end zone. I don't remember our seats last year in the 200s having as many "problem children". I remembered reading there was new food this year. Since we didn't tailgate, I thought maybe I'd go find a bright spot with some of the new cuisine. I ordered a footlong hotdog w/ some BBQ on it. That sounds interesting. Two minutes into the 3rd quarter I was told - "Ain't got that". They only serve like four main things at this concession area. How can you be out of 1/4 of your menu? Ok, let's try the BBQ sandwich please. For $12 - you get no sides and the sandwich was bad. The soggy bun was the best part. Maybe I hit a dud and there are improvements at all the other places to eat? Don't know - to me it was SOS (Same old Skins) of crazy long lines and disappointing food. I know the Skins are trying to fix stuff, but they aren't anywhere near where they need be. All the covered up seats in the upper decks looks awful. I'd estimate almost 1/3 of the seats were empty. The optics are just sad. I was waiting for us to implode at the end (SOS), but they were able to hold Carolina off. Glad to see a win. I'm a big Skins fan. I'm not a Fed Ex fan. The whole game day experience is putrid. Just Yuck.
  11. Grumpy Vet

    Season Ticket Renewals

    @MarkB452 Thank you for the extra info. Much appreciated.
  12. Grumpy Vet

    Season Ticket Renewals

    Got it - thanks for the detailed info. Much appreciated.
  13. Grumpy Vet

    Season Ticket Renewals

    Thanks for the reply. I'll wander on over to Stubhub and see what they have. I knew the team was selling single games - but wasn't sure if that was through the normal tix office or a broker. So - if I follow the link on the Redskins official page - it takes me to Ticketmaster. I'm finding club tix - 4 of them on the side of the endzone for $500 each. When I go to Stubhub directly - they have a crapton available for less than half of Ticketmaster. What am I missing here?
  14. Grumpy Vet

    Season Ticket Renewals

    Good morning season ticket holders. I just got a call from another sales guy from my company that lives up in NJ. He had a customer up there ask him for tickets to the Redskin v Texans game. Customer specifically asked for club level seats. Kind of ballsy if you ask me - but whatever. The guy knows I'm a Skins fan and called me to ask me the best way to go about acquiring 4 - club tix. So.....I'm here. I know the Skins have single game tix available for some games. Best way to get those is just call the Skins if available? Any special number? Any idea what the face value of that particular game is in club? I know they changed the face value of games this year to reflect the match up. Any help on where to get started is appreciated. Hail