Ladies and Gentlemen,
This is a not a rah-rah thread. This isn't a toot my horn because I don't miss home games thread. I want this to be an initiative thread.
Where to start? Let's start where everyone loves to start when talking about home field advantage and the Redskins. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. The Sports Cathedral of the district. We look back fondly on it... maybe we even stretch the truth a touch about how awesome it was. Perhaps, forgetting the food was poo poo, the pipes leaked, and the sewage, I mean, bathrooms were not as clean as they should've been. That said... it was awesome. It was a dump, but it was our dump. The team was good, and we were willing to overlook a lot of imperfections. Crowds arrived early and were loud before and during games.
Enter FedEx field. In 1996, the Redskins moved northeast a ways. A new stadium that was rushed through construction in order for the owner to see it before passing. And let's face it. The Redskins haven't been very good since moving to the new digs (now over 15 years old) and thus, home field advantage has been non-existent.
And to keep this OP as short as possible... there have been numerous excuses as to why the home field has stunk. The team, the stadium, parking, traffic, food prices, etc, etc, etc...
Let's change that this weekend. Let's be accountable as Redskins fans. Let's get to the game early... not on time... but early. If you love tailgaiting... do it... early. Then get inside and make noise. Say what you want about the offense, defense, and special teams... but these players are playing their asses off, and it's our job as fans to make that easier on them.
8 games in a row at home we left the game pissed off. Let's take some steps to change that.
And if you are thinking about selling your tickets... make sure they are wearing burgundy and gold on Sunday... please.
Not to be too cliche', but the journey to 1000 miles starts with one step. We were there once, we can get there again. Let's start this weekend.
Get in early and be loud.