As long as we remember
Sean Taylor Forever
some skins fans are a few french fries short of a happy meal.. ill give ya that.
as long as the crowd noise doesnt negatively affect the offense, i dont mind.
...here is your answer bro. Which makes your thread title a bit misleading.All these "casual" fans who come to a game once in a while have no clue how to act at a live Redskins game. This is not your ****ing living room; shut the **** up when the Redskins offense is on the field.
As long as we remember
Sean Taylor Forever
There are probably too many wine and cheese fans showing up this early in the season. Although I've seen this happen at FedEx for years now.
Simply put, here are some reasons why I AM and going to CONTINUE to be a rowdy fan at Redskins home games.....
1. For the last 13 years, I have been loud and rowdy at home games
2. For what I spend in parking, tickets, concessions and at the redskins store entitles me to be rowdy.
3. The crap I have to hear with at work, bars, dumb ESPN ANALysts and Lavar/Pukes? By Sunday, i'm ready to get rowdy.
4. Football isn't Tennis, so if you want peace and quiet, get season tickets for Wimbledon.
5. I AM A DIEHARD REDSKINS FAN.
6. Freedom of Speech.
7. Alcohol + Football = Excitement.
Others might not and most likely won't agree but that is how I feel so ill be a dumb fan for that.
Maybe "dumb" is too "mean" for some of you. Does it make you feel better if I say "uneducated"? Sorry....I'm not a politically correct sort of guy.
A big part of the problem, IMHO, is that the high cost of tickets combined with easy access to tickets on the internet is attracting a lot of casual fans who are not experienced with how to act at a live event. Clearly, our fans have been loud and into both games. And that is great for the team! Back in the old days, you sat next to the same season ticket holder game after game after game. You became friends with those around you. From game experience, they learned how to cheer properly. Now so many ticket holders, whether fans, corporations, or brokers, resell many or all their tickets so that we get different people every game. They simply do not know proper game etiquette. For example, the entire row of 15 seats behind me have been different people at the first two games. I had two fans sitting next to me who were not drunk or even drinking but with a high energy level and really enjoying the game. But several times I had to remind them to quiet down because the offense was on the field. Both were apologetic and understood completely; it just took them awhile to control their enthusiasm.
The whole game I was flapping my arms so much, I though I was going to take flight!
The enthusiasm and energy level have been awesome so far. Fans just need to get smart about when and when not to cheer.
Also, I have two elderly folks sitting next to me that watch the game but never say a word....I don't get it; not even clapping. As someone with bad hips and knees, I understand that not all folks can stand to cheer. I can make as much noise sitting down as I can standing up. But to just sit there and not make any noise at all....I don't get it. And they seem like very nice people when we talk.....just very quiet.....but at least they are not making noise when Sexy Rexy is calling the signals at the line!
"That's not enough rings," Griffin said. "We've got to get more."
"Alright, Sammy," Griffin said. "I'll see you later."
The OP is absolutely correct. Why? Because the knowledgeable football fans have been priced out of FedEx Field for the most part. Half the crowd at Redskin games now are wine-and-cheesers or opposing team supporters.
"It was like he was Jason on 'Friday the 13th' -- man just wouldn't go down," - Honolulu bar patron on Trent Williams being tasered and smashed over the head with a champagne bottle.
I think variations of these problems happen across the NFL landscape. Do you think it has something to do with modern day fans in comparison to the fans of old?
Old saying goes..."its better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are ignorant then its to open your mouth and prove it"
Lastly, if this yelling and cheering is coming from "casual" fans, they probably do not have a profile set up on here (ES). Did you ever think of that genius?
Last edited by SKIN4WAHOOZ; September-20th-2011 at 01:22 PM.
I'm pretty sure I heard Rex barking out the snap count clearly for most of the game. It doesn't come across as loud to me when I'm at home, or any louder than any other stadium when the offense is on the march.
If you're actually sitting in the stadium with nearly 80,000 people all talking and buzzing at the same time, everything is going to sound loud. I think the crowd starts to buzz and get excited and they start to cheer.
But, seeing as though I'm a Redskins fan, and when I go to football games (haven't been to FexEx Field yet) I''m quiet when we're on the match, could I, like, NOT be lumped in with the guys who are jerks?
I was wondering why Rex threw those two picks in the 1st qtr....this thread topic must be the reason.
I only went to a couple games as a tyke but was this an issue at RFK?
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