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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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I've already been approved for the Barclay card and should be getting it in the mail here any day now. Can't pass up interest free for six months on any ticket purchases (this year and every year thereafter), also 20% on the Redskins team store on-line..

 

Few questions though about the perks of the Redskins Barclay card. One of the perks says that Cardmembers show their card at the table outside Section 142 to receive a free gift. I'm curious as to what kind of gift I should be expected and would it be worth my time to stop by there prior to a game?

 

Also - you mention that I should move down rows and more towards the fifty whether its home or away side. I've always experienced the Redskins games on the home side and curious if I'd be losing out on any sort of experience being on the visitor side. I always end up getting dropped off by our Hotel Bus near the RV parking lot on Arena drive so the walk to the home side can be a drag especially if my Mom is coming along like she had for last years home opener.

 

Also - as you said if something opens in 214 would I be more likely to get preference on lower level upgrades because I would already be in the lower levels? I'm not sure how I'd like the view in the corner like that but It sure as hell can't be worse then the upper level.

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From the upper level, I don't see much difference between the home and visitor side. I suppose there may be more visiting fans on the visitor side, but I never found it to be an issue during my 7 years in the upper level visitor side. Now on the lower level, you will find a lot more visiting team fans on the visitor side. But you will also see more opportunities for open seats on the visitor side because demand for home sideline seats is greater. I would consider where I sit based on where I arrive at the stadium to help minimize the walk

 

IF you get to move down to the lower level in the next couple years, you can plan on sitting in the end zone or corner endzone. There will not be any 35 yard line seats available to you. It would be like winning the Power Ball Lottery. :D Sideline seats are going to be grabbed by folks with higher seniority and better seat location than you. But you are correct, once you get into the lower level, you will have higher priority to upgrade than folks in the upper level. I moved to section 109 in the end zone, then to 108, then to 207 the last two years. I was not able to upgrade last year to better seats. Hopefully, I have better luck this year.

 

Personally, anywhere on the lower level is much better than the upper level. I will take my corner end zone seats over someone's 50 yard line upper level seats any day. (Others feel quite different. It is a personal choice.) You feel much more part of the crowd on the lower level. Players are closer to you. More noise, more action....I just like it better. Also, faster getaway to your car to beat the crowd. I'm on my way to PA while upper deck folks are still walking down the ramps or fighting over the escalator. Someday, I'll get to the sideline....someday......someday....... :unsure:

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Personally, anywhere on the lower level is much better than the upper level. I will take my corner end zone seats over someone's 50 yard line upper level seats any day. (Others feel quite different. It is a personal choice.) You feel much more part of the crowd on the lower level. Players are closer to you. More noise, more action....I just like it better. Also, faster getaway to your car to beat the crowd. I'm on my way to PA while upper deck folks are still walking down the ramps or fighting over the escalator. Someday, I'll get to the sideline....someday......someday....... :unsure:

S&S, but aren't you going to have to stand all game if you're along the LL sidelines?  I know we have the debates on here about standing vs sitting, but I would think that spending $130 per seat and having to stand for every game would get kind of old.

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Is there a way for season ticket holders to allow someone else to purchase their tickets from their account and have them directly mailed to that purchaser?  This would provide protection for both the purchaser and the seller.  Also, the account holder retains their season ticket rights going forward.  I was not sure if this is an option, any input is appreciated.  Thanks!

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Is there a way for season ticket holders to allow someone else to purchase their tickets from their account and have them directly mailed to that purchaser?  This would provide protection for both the purchaser and the seller.  Also, the account holder retains their season ticket rights going forward.  I was not sure if this is an option, any input is appreciated.  Thanks!

 

 

Yes Ticketmaster allows you to transfer rights to your seats on a per game basis.

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If you notice he's in the 200's. No being forced to stand there. That's a 100's thing.

 

My spokesman said it all!! LOL

 

My body has gotten too old to stand all game long. Yes, I do stand at reasonable and appropriate times. But as I always say in these debates, there is a reason why the seat is there. We still get the occasional one game fan who insists on standing in the first row of my section all game long. We "educate" him early on the nuance of being able to watch the entire game and yell to your heart's content in a sitting position. :lol:  Most of the time, they are passed out by the third quarter and miss a great game!

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How much will I have to spend for a ticket to an NFC East game?

Depends on when it is, who it's against, and if there is anything on the line. If we suck you can get them dirt cheap, if it's like the NFC East champ game Griffs 1st season they were about 800 a ticket.  Chances are really cheap, but I'm hoping they become uber expensive cause that means we would be kicking butt. 

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Depends on when it is, who it's against, and if there is anything on the line. If we suck you can get them dirt cheap, if it's like the NFC East champ game Griffs 1st season they were about 800 a ticket.  Chances are really cheap, but I'm hoping they become uber expensive cause that means we would be kicking butt. 

 

It would be an early season game.

 

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It would be an early season game.

 

If you buy it early probably around or slightly above face value.  Wait till the day before the game and face or lower.  That's assuming the offseason goes with no catastrophies. 

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Depends on when it is, who it's against, and if there is anything on the line. If we suck you can get them dirt cheap, if it's like the NFC East champ game Griffs 1st season they were about 800 a ticket.  Chances are really cheap, but I'm hoping they become uber expensive cause that means we would be kicking butt. 

$800 per ticket? Good Lord. Only a fool would have done that. I remember the Dallas game 2 years ago for the NFC East Championship and lowers between the 20s were easy to find for $400  or less each the week of the game. You must mean per pair because they have never been anywhere near that high. Giants = around face value in a average year, maybe a little above. Eagles = 50% -100% above face value. Cowboys = 2-3x above face value is a good rule of thumb, at least for decent lowers.

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$800 per ticket? Good Lord. I remember the Dallas game 2 years ago for the NFC East Championship and lowers between the 20s were easy to find for $400 each the week of the game.

 

LOL I don't know where anyone was paying $800 a ticket.  I haven't even come close including playoffs.

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$800 per ticket? Good Lord. Only a fool would have done that. I remember the Dallas game 2 years ago for the NFC East Championship and lowers between the 20s were easy to find for $400  or less each the week of the game.

Exactly.

Dallass Fan = Fool

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LOL I don't know where anyone was paying $800 a ticket.  I haven't even come close including playoffs.

That was the price for that game for decent LL.  I've been a season ticket holder since 2004 and that is the highest aftermarket prices I have ever seen.  Surprisingly the playoff game against Seattle the next week was dirt cheap, barely over face. Weird.

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That was the price for that game for decent LL.  I've been a season ticket holder since 2004 and that is the highest aftermarket prices I have ever seen.  Surprisingly the playoff game against Seattle the next week was dirt cheap, barely over face. Weird.

$800 each? Not sure where you looked or bought, but I bought 2 in section 142 row 11 for $400 each the Tuesday before the game when prices were high. Maybe I lucked out. People were ASKING that perhaps but they certainly weren't selling for that much, other than maybe an occasional idiot. I'm sure there were some of those out there but they were the exception. My brother bought 2 in section 102 for $375 each that week as well. It must be nice to have $800 for ONE TICKET. lol. I do remember the Seattle tickets being surprisingly cheap, even right around face value if I recall.

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The Dallas game in 2012 was the highest secondary mark up I'd ever seen. I paid $300 for a single in 103 the day bf the game. That markup didn't even cover the STH's preseason cost for my seat, thus I believe I got a good deal on the biggest game Landover has ever known.

 

The Sea playoff game was significantly cheaper the following week. IMO this was mostly due to Seattle's small following in the DMV area. Our fans had broken their piggie banks just a week earlier. 

 

None of our fans should regret what they paid for the Dallas game in 2012, especially if you're under 30 years old.

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Has anyone NOT received their invoice yet? I haven't.

 

Have you checked your account online and/or received an email saying your invoice would be arriving soon? If not, I'd call the ticket office to check. Don't want them to slip through the cracks. I've had my paper invoice for over two weeks now.

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Wow, I just got a call asking me if I wanted Club Seats and they were only offering a 30% savings.  End zone (which I guess is zone D) would be $2400.   That is pretty insulting they are offering people difference prices.

 

So I just got a new call from the Redskins asking me if I wanted to move to the Club Level again.  This time the price was now $2196 a seat.  So basically in the last 5 months they dropped the price $204. per seat.

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It's a pretty basic sales strategy used by the airlines, car dealers, housing sales, etc. You think everyone pays exactly the same price for everything? How naive. While that is generally true for small ticket items in the US, it is not true for big ticket items that have a more variable demand. For the Skins, you sell as many seats as you can for the highest price point. After a certain amount of wait time, you reduce the price to sell to people with a lower acceptable price point. You keep doing this until all seats are sold.

 

The only reason they do not do this in the GA seats is the demand is high enough to sell all/or almost all GA tickets at a single ticket price. Even then, there are variables in the cost of a seat based on where you sit in the stadium.

 

Fly coach and almost every person on the plane paid something different. Two people buy the identical car on the same day and one will pay more than the other. Happens every day in every part of our country. It's called capitalism AKA a free market economy.

 

Buying club seats to a pro football game is not like going down to your grocery or department store. And even they have periodic sales so that one day you pay more than if you bought the exact same thing on another day.

 

The longer you wait out the Redskins until opening day, the better your club seat price will be......IF they do not sell out all their remaining empty seats. And it is all negotiable. Fans have reported negotiating the price, the contract length, throw-ins like signed jerseys and footballs; access to lower level seating, etc. IF you want club seats, call an agent and make an offer.

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Does anyone know when tickets are shipping out this year?

My guess would be the 3rd or 4th week of July as the first pre-season game is at home this year. 

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So I just got a new call from the Redskins asking me if I wanted to move to the Club Level again.  This time the price was now $2196 a seat.  So basically in the last 5 months they dropped the price $204. per seat.

 

I believe the absolute lowest they will go for zone D is $1999/seat. My roommate has a 10-year contract for $1999/seat and no escalation charge per year. Hold out.

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