ThomasTomasz

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About ThomasTomasz

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    The Special Teams Ace
  • Birthday April 11

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  • Birthdate
    April 11
  • Redskins Fan Since
    1993
  • Favorite Redskin
    Joe Tereshinski
  • Location
    Annapolis MD/ Section 114
  • Zip Code
    21401
  • Interests
    Sports, golf, airsoft, sports writing

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  1. ThomasTomasz

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    Pellet is the closest thing to it. This is why I have 3, going on 4, grills/smokers.
  2. ThomasTomasz

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    Now, I haven't tried this, because I just got my airfryer, but I am definitely thinking about trying this. I use GrillGrates on my grills, as they do a lot of good- they disperse heat evenly, give excellent grill marks and can be flipped upside down on a grill and used as a flat-top (making diner-style smash burgers is a great use for them.). They are now making them for indoor use. Here is the link to them, as well as a link on smash burgers. In any case, if they work like they do on the outside grills, they should provide a great indoor cooking experience as well. https://www.grillgrate.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjbr45trA6AIVEBgMCh3Nag8TEAAYASAAEgKHdfD_BwE
  3. ThomasTomasz

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    I have three- a large Big Green Egg, large Weber Kettle and a small propane gas grill I use to tailgate- and have on a stand outside. I love the BGE, and got the kettle for some easier things rather than going through the process of getting the egg heated up and keeping up on cleaning it out. My next purchase is going to be the new Weber pellet grill. Pellet may be the way for you to go if you can't decide between gas and charcoal, as it's the best of both. You can set the temperature for low and slow, all the way up to searing temps at 600*. Pellets are loaded in easily and aren't as messy as charcoal, and you can combine flavor pellets for different tastes. And the new Weber is compatible with Wi-Fi and you can control the temperature, as well as have four probes, set via Wi-Fi on an app. Although the Weber pellet grill is more than double the price of what you linked. Really, it all depends on what you currently need a grill for, as well as what you realistically intend to use it for. A lot of people get something like a BGE and spend a lot of money on it, and only put things on it that they could use a much cheaper gas grill or charcoal grill for. Great choice, I love my BGE. Although as someone just posted above another reply here, it is very expensive, and I also think people get a BGE when another cheaper grill would suffice. If you plan to do things that are low and slow like ribs, brisket, etc, it's probably one of your best options. But I know a lot of people who have bought one and just do steak, wings and burgers on it, and it's really a waste, both from a money perspective as well as time (it does take some time to get it set up and ready to cook, and most people could get a gas grill or kettle grill up in much less time.).
  4. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    I honestly wonder how the leagues are going to handle tickets across the board. From the NBA and NHL who haven't finished (and likely have playoff plans being paid for right now), to MLB that isn't starting on time, what's going to be the process? I also have Orioles tickets, and when I've bought the playoff package and they didn't make it like in 2016, that money went towards the tickets for next season. However, that money could be useful for the STH's right now to make bill payments for a couple months, or buy groceries, or anything of the sort. I really hope teams just aren't going to put that money towards "next year" when some people may not have the income yet to go back to attending games with all of the other costs besides admission. It would really be nice if those teams would start funneling the unplayed games back to the STH's. I know the NFL is likely to get some sort of season in, so the Redskins should be fine, but they should have a plan in place as well.
  5. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    I didn't have parking before, and immediately got purple parking by asking for it- still have to pay for it, but I'm not starting out in the green lot which I didn't want anyway. They are clearly trying to keep everyone they possibly can.
  6. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    Since it's at Fed Ex I might, going to check with a couple of the guys who come with me to games to see if they want to go.
  7. High Republic era is beginning 200 years before The Phantom Menace. Rumors I am hearing is that it's going to have a "knights of the roundtable" feel to it, and kicks off this summer with comics and novels. When I was looking at the expected novels a month ago, there was nothing coming out after the spring releases of the new Thrawn trilogy book one, and Alphabet Squadron book two. Now I know why.
  8. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    Like I said, just ask for it. I'm beyond shocked they immediately offered purple parking to me for the price of the green lot. I usually go to purple/orange D. The lot hardly ever fills, and I get one of the corner spots and just spread out to the curb. I've also found that the closer you are to the stadium, the easier it is to get out (did that for years with my uncle going out of the handicap area across from purple D.) Just another option for people to consider if they can't get the red zone pass.
  9. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    Chance to buy parking, sorry.
  10. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    I responded to the initial email from my STH representative from last week over the weekend, and asked if it would be possible for me to get parking passes. I didn't even play it off as life or death for renewing my tickets. Not only did they say yes, but I got Purple parking passes off the bat, and I'm only a lower level STH. If you are looking to upgrade parking or just getting it added on, I suggest sending the email.
  11. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    I received a phone call from my representative and a voicemail (I was in the middle of a work meeting) and then received an email from her before the automated renewal notice came out on Thursday. I appreciate that they are trying to call some of the people. I guess it depends on the tickets that you have, even though I don't have club or anything like that. I might see if I can get parking for next season, as that option hasn't become available and the prices on the secondary market are still pretty crazy for parking. Does anyone know if the Gold membership gets you up to the club level before/after the game for the free food sections? I bought club seats for the 49ers game to stay out of the rain (and they were $20 each) and I noticed those sections blocked off specifically for Gold. I used to be able to get pre-game club access for the Orioles with season tickets but they took that option away.
  12. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    In a different circumstance, it absolutely would. However, I have a lot of great memories going to games with my dad and uncle which included tailgating before and after games. I got my own tickets and started takings friends and co-workers to do the same, including taking many people to their first ever NFL game. I got tickets when I did because I got aisle seats down near the visitor tunnel, and I knew that if the new stadium is built in DC or VA, that I would not have season tickets again. So that's where I stand on it. If we had a new stadium here in MD and in the same situation we are now aside from that, my renewal would hinge on Bruce Allen being removed from the organization completely, because he has weasled his way back into power before.
  13. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    I'm going to try this for the Giants game. What's to stop me or anyone else from walking out into a section and grabbing an empty seat? It's also beneficial for the games with lots of rain or other weather. And considering most of the league revenue is driven through TV contracts, you are part of the problem watching from home as well. Also, as an Orioles fan, I've found this whole concept of tanking to be fascinating, so I've read into the Astros and other teams that have done it. At least in MLB when you have a stadium at substantially less capacity, the profit is great and they actually make more money. Part of that goes into payroll for the product on the field- which obviously changes in the NFL with a salary cap and needing to spend a certain amount- but it also goes into the fact that they close parts of the stadiums and can close things earlier- essentially employing less people for less time. Funny that everyone says that the season ticket holders are part of the problem, but if more people showed up, they might be making less profits, and you are helping line their pockets even more by watching from home.
  14. ThomasTomasz

    Dream Seats not to Dreamy

    I can speak only for the Jets game, but everything was open then. I've never heard of that. Even for the Orioles and how bad they were the past two seasons, none of the main stands were ever closed for the entire game. Wrap up early? Sure, but they never not opened. What really stinks for the club level and dream seat holders is that they are in contracts for these seats. As someone with lower level tickets, I have the option to not renew at any point. These folks signed a contract, probably when the team still had Cousins and a decent outlook. Selling them for $18-$25 for the club is terrible.
  15. ThomasTomasz

    Season Ticket Renewals

    It's only in the club level. They also do hotdogs, sodas and a few other snacks for those in the Dream Seats (who also have club level access with their tickets.)