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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as head coach, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Had to call to get my new seat locations, nothing is still showing on my account online. Making the turn to the sidelines at least, Section 127 here i come. Anyone know how the seats run in that section? if you are sitting in them is seat 1 nearest the left side or right side?

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Called today and had a pretty candid conversation with a supervisor that was trying to help me add a 3rd or 4th seat to my tickets in the lower level. He said unless someone who has already paid calls and just cancels their tickets he does not expect many more open seats in the lower level. There were however open seats in 229 and 230 groups of 3. There are of course multiple single seats available in the lower level and there are some 100 level seats with like seat 30 in row 11 and 12 in the 100's if you were willing to sit like that.

My initial ticket operator was not very helpful and transferred me to premium tickets who said this is a mistake you shouldn't have been transferred here, I asked for a supervisor and the next guy I talked to really went over section by section with me offering me options to get me an additional seat in the lower level but I did not like any of the options so I dropped it. (I wanted to add 2 seats together not just an extra ticket away from my seats)

(if anyone wants 1 lower level ticket in 200 or 100 message me and I would be willing to purchase it and then sell to you)

Edit I left out he said anyone with lower level seats should expect that your upgrades would have already been posted. There are no expected 2nd waves of lower level seats, some upper deck seats are still getting updated in the machine but no one else that's already in LL would be moving past this initial round

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Edit I left out he said anyone with lower level seats should expect that your upgrades would have already been posted. There are no expected 2nd waves of lower level seats, some upper deck seats are still getting updated in the machine but no one else that's already in LL would be moving past this initial round

Guess that means Im not getting a parking or seat upgrade at all. Ouch

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Im not reading through this entire thread but I wanted to add that I know someone who bought season tickets 4 years ago 1 row from the top. This year they were supposed to be where the new party deck is and since they removed those seats they got upgraded. 4 seasons from the next to last row in the stadium to section 133 in the first 20 rows. I bought season tickets with the BS tailgate club 8 years ago and granted I have been in section 129 in the same seats for all those seasons but feel a little angry. I pay a premium (alot of money) for the 'premium seats' as they are called by the front office and to learn that they are purging me for all this extra money every season for the tailgate club is ridiculous. Unfortunately I have already paid for this season, but as soon as I can talk to someone in the ticket office I want to cancel my tickets. I feel that they haven't done anything on the field and off to keep me paying as much as I have been and Im done with it. Im happy for my friends for only having to wait 4 seasons to move from the top to the lower level but I wonder why I continue to have to pay what I do. The guy that originally took me on the tour and sold me the tickets told me that I would not have to continue to buy the tailgate club after the first year, and I called back after that first year I bought them the ticket office basically laughed at me. They said I had no choice if I wanted to keep my tickets.

This was the only place to post that I noticed that anything to do with this topic. Anyone have any thoughts or comments?

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Called today and had a pretty candid conversation with a supervisor that was trying to help me add a 3rd or 4th seat to my tickets in the lower level. He said unless someone who has already paid calls and just cancels their tickets he does not expect many more open seats in the lower level. There were however open seats in 229 and 230 groups of 3. There are of course multiple single seats available in the lower level and there are some 100 level seats with like seat 30 in row 11 and 12 in the 100's if you were willing to sit like that.

My initial ticket operator was not very helpful and transferred me to premium tickets who said this is a mistake you shouldn't have been transferred here, I asked for a supervisor and the next guy I talked to really went over section by section with me offering me options to get me an additional seat in the lower level but I did not like any of the options so I dropped it. (I wanted to add 2 seats together not just an extra ticket away from my seats)

(if anyone wants 1 lower level ticket in 200 or 100 message me and I would be willing to purchase it and then sell to you)

Edit I left out he said anyone with lower level seats should expect that your upgrades would have already been posted. There are no expected 2nd waves of lower level seats, some upper deck seats are still getting updated in the machine but no one else that's already in LL would be moving past this initial round

Having back to back seats in two different rows wouldn't be too bad if you go to the game with a friend, but I don't think that would be a good arrangement if you were taking a spouse, or a kid to the game. It would be kind of awkward.

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On the other hand, you might be able to swing a deal moving down or even off the wait list if you are willing to purchase two singles and convince the TO to put in writing that the next year, they combine the two seats somewhere in a nearby section. For example, it might be a good way to get sideline seats faster if you are willing to put up with the inconvenience for one season. Selling singles to a sporting event is always a ***** and Ticket offices hate to leave singles. It's also why they hate selling odd number of ticket groups...it can lead to single empty seats in a row.

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Does anyone know how many rows are in 206? Would you consider 206 sideline or conner endzone?

Most of us consider sideline to be between the goallines; I would consider section 206 corner end zone. 204 is definitely sideline; 205 might be depending on your seat.

don't know how many seats are in that section; I would guess 10-12...but I don't really know. Mark probably would....or you could check out his everything you ever wanted to know about FedEx Field thread...its probably in their somewhere.....probably behind the kitchen sink.... :D

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I looked at Marks Fedex thread before I posted, but could not find it. He has alot of info in there. We are row 8, I was hoping it was the last row. Thanks for the info.

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Came home today and in the mail was my official seat upgrade! So I'll be yelling and screaming out of section 108 this year if the asshats can agree on anything.

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Came home today and in the mail was my official seat upgrade! So I'll be yelling and screaming out of section 108 this year if the asshats can agree on anything.

I am in Sect 108 already and got NO upgrade thanks to the asshats in the ticket office. In fact, I paid in full before the deadline for the free Chesney/MD/ManU offer.

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I am in Sect 108 already and got NO upgrade thanks to the asshats in the ticket office. In fact, I paid in full before the deadline for the free Chesney/MD/ManU offer.

Well, we've heard of no sideline upgrades on the LL at all. Maybe the sideline STHs just did not give up their seats. would you? And there is no guarantee of an upgrade. I know we were all hoping for major upgrades because of the lockout and the economy and poor play....but maybe sideline seats just do not open up often. Now that I think about it someone did get moved to section 106....kind of where I had hoped to get moved.

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Does anyone know how many rows are in 206? Would you consider 206 sideline or conner endzone?

That's a front corner, home side, near the tunnel. How many rows.... Off the top of my head, I believe there are 8-10 rows in 206. Behind the last row is a wall which holds the media area. Hope this helps.

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I looked at Marks Fedex thread before I posted, but could not find it. He has alot of info in there. We are row 8, I was hoping it was the last row. Thanks for the info.

You can click on my sig. You can tag search info. You can tag search fedexfield. Whichever is easiest to remember. :thumbsup:

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anyone know how may seats are in row 14 of section 127? Got moved there and curious what side i'm closer to.

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anyone know how may seats are in row 14 of section 127? Got moved there and curious what side i'm closer to.

I had the same question about my row. Unless someone here knows definitively, call the ticket office tomorrow. They should be able to help you.

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Well, we've heard of no sideline upgrades on the LL at all. Maybe the sideline STHs just did not give up their seats. would you? And there is no guarantee of an upgrade. I know we were all hoping for major upgrades because of the lockout and the economy and poor play....but maybe sideline seats just do not open up often. Now that I think about it someone did get moved to section 106....kind of where I had hoped to get moved.

Conspiracy Theory S&S: I was offered (as many of you probably as well) clubs by the TO for 2011 with the promise that if/when I opted out in 2012, that I would be moved to sideline LL. I seriously considered it but there is just no way I could justify ponying up the money to pay off the balance that they said I would have if I took them up on the offer. My opinion, in 2011/2012 this has become the new version of the TD club. Remember, in previous years the TO offered LL tickets to UL STHers if they joined the club level for a season. Now that many ULs are getting moved to LL, this is the only offer to get GA ticket holders to join the clubs if only for 1 season.

Thus, little to no upgrades to sidelines.

Granted I did get moved from 108 to 106, but 108/107 and 106 are pretty much in the same area. IE I don't consider 106 a sideline, just closer to the SL.

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Conspiracy Theory S&S: I was offered (as many of you probably as well) clubs by the TO for 2011 with the promise that if/when I opted out in 2012, that I would be moved to sideline LL. I seriously considered it but there is just no way I could justify ponying up the money to pay off the balance that they said I would have if I took them up on the offer. My opinion, in 2011/2012 this has become the new version of the TD club. Remember, in previous years the TO offered LL tickets to UL STHers if they joined the club level for a season. Now that many ULs are getting moved to LL, this is the only offer to get GA ticket holders to join the clubs if only for 1 season.

Thus, little to no upgrades to sidelines.

Granted I did get moved from 108 to 106, but 108/107 and 106 are pretty much in the same area. IE I don't consider 106 a sideline, just closer to the SL.

You jumped two sections. Now you are one section away from sideline seats. Section 105 is the beginning of sideline seats. Sorry you feel it is not fair but you got a better upgrade than most of us. And all those offers for people to move to the club level for one season did not affect this year. It may affect you (and me) from moving forward next year....but lets wait until next year to find out if the club offers affects our upgrades.

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Actually, S&S I have no problem with what the TO is doing. They are trying to make rev. with club seats and offering Skin fans SLs in the process if they are willing to pay for 1 year of clubs. I didn't want to go that route but there is nothing wrong with that. Also, I mentioned my move just to show that I don't think very many were moved to SLs this year.

To be honest, I didn't think I was moving despite what seems to be a high turnover year based on overall record (6-10) and home record (2-6; 3-7 counting preseason games).

If anything the Skins automated upgrade system seems to be doing a good job; except for R. Osaka not getting moved from 108 and a few other stories of people not getting moved.

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anyone know how may seats are in row 14 of section 127? Got moved there and curious what side i'm closer to.

That's a pie shaped section in a front corner. You'd have to find a photo and count the seats. Seat #1 is on the aisle near 126.

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Conspiracy Theory S&S: I was offered (as many of you probably as well) clubs by the TO for 2011 with the promise that if/when I opted out in 2012, that I would be moved to sideline LL. I seriously considered it but there is just no way I could justify ponying up the money to pay off the balance that they said I would have if I took them up on the offer. My opinion, in 2011/2012 this has become the new version of the TD club. Remember, in previous years the TO offered LL tickets to UL STHers if they joined the club level for a season. Now that many ULs are getting moved to LL, this is the only offer to get GA ticket holders to join the clubs if only for 1 season.

Thus, little to no upgrades to sidelines.

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LL sidelines are the one area in the stadium where you can legitimately say that demand far exceeds supply. As a business, the Skins would be nuts to upgrade fans to the sideline seats when they could attach additional strings to the deal (like the aforementioned 1-year Club contracts). My STH account rep for the Capitals conceded off the record that the Caps do the same thing when good seats open up at Verizon Center.

With the mass upgrades from UL to LL end zone, I am sure the Skins feel they are doing right by the fans, and in no way do they feel compelled to move fans to the highly coveted LL sideline when they know they could squeeze additonal revenue from those seats.

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I was in section 411 row 8 and got upgraded to section 228 row 4. I'm happy with that!

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Thanks MTH! Its hard to find a picture of that section with row 14. searching the internet all over for this one. Maybe I'll stop by the stadium and see if they let me take a peak at them. Anyone else ever done the same?

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Anyone have a good picture from Sec 110? :D

Congrats. I was also in Section 413 Row 2, so I was curious as to what kind of an upgrade you would get.

I stayed in the UL and moved to 446 Row 1.

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