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  1. psychoPat

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    Re: Is The Razor's Darkside Like The Darkside of FedEx Field ?

    Pretty much the reason I stay home in addition to the cold weather, the traveing, waiting in line and having to trek to the restrooms or having to stand up when someone else does.

    and people wonder why kids grow up to be jerks. they are what they see.
     
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    Interesting commentary
     
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    Re: Is The Razor's Darkside Like The Darkside of FedEx Field ?

    Well duh.

    I think a general rule of thumb should be, if you're not old enough to play, you're probably not old enough to go.
     
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    Yeah but watching the violence on the field is ok? The worst thing to happen in the last 10 years or so is making professional sports "family friendly", leave the women and children at home and save a few bucks!!
     
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    Re: Is The Razor's Darkside Like The Darkside of FedEx Field ?

    Actually, if you are not old enough to longer be able to play, you are probably not old enough to go.
     
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    Fed Ex feild is not so bad. I used to go see the Redskins - Giants game with my grandfather (Wearing a Brady Jersey) and the worst I would get was "Your at the wrong game!"... don't go to a Redskins - Eagles game though... that's a different story.
     
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    Very, very true. Beer drinking these days is portrayed in advertising as a license to behave with arrogant stupidity. Problem is, you see it played out that way at football games: "I need beer. I'm drunk and stupid and don't care. Eff you."

    That's why I don't drink at games and don't understand those who do, especially in the cold weather at $7 a cup. Besides having to leave every 20 minutes to hit the restroom and being too buzzed to comprehend what's going on down on the field, you have to deal with people all around you who act like morons.
     
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    Oh, I don't know about that. The trash talking on the field can often meet the level of heckling in the stands. Certainly the physical violence is worse.
     
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    I stay away for those reasons and another: The amount of time it takes to attend a game is not worth it for me. Leaving the house at 9:00am to get to FedEx field for a 1:00pm game is cutting it close. By the time you get home that night, it's likely after 7:30, and I live less than an hour away on the other side of the beltway. We made up our minds a few years ago that with the HD broadcast, replays, my refrigerator close by, good food at lower prices, and no lines for the rest rooms, football was the ideal game on television at home.
     
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    I used to live outside of Potomac right at the end of 270 and it never took us more then 45 minutes to get to the game... and we left between 10 and 11. We also got back before dinner to get our papa johns (Which is why I always want the redskins to score TD's... toppings and drinks! :D)
     
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    What makes this guy think this is limited to just football? Every where you go these days there are azzholes like he described. Its not just football fans, its people in general.
     
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    DITTO THAT!!!!
     
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    There are hassles inherent to going to a game, most definitely. But, I think the experience of being there is so superior to watching it on television that it's more than worth it. On TV you observe the event, whereas at the game you live the experience.
     
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    ummmm, fraid not bub. If you are on the field, or the sidelines, or the booth, you are living the experience. In the stands, you are just observing the event like everyone else. You just have to go through lot more, and pay a lot more to do so.
     
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    Good point, and I try to get to a game every now and then. I was entertaining the thought of going to see the Pats play the Ravens in Baltimore a few weeks ago, and my son actually did. Man, after watching the game and hearing his accounts, I was glad to have the game on TV at home on that particular evening.
     
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    Re: Is The Razor's Darkside Like The Darkside of FedEx Field ?

    Was that when the 'skins played at RFK? It's night and day for those of us on the west side of the beltway now. It used to be easy to drive into RFK, park in a large field on the southwest side of the stadium, and the walk wasn't bad. Exiting the parking lot after the game was easy, and I could be at my home in NoVA in 45 minutes. FedEx is a brave new world!!!
     
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    Re: Is The Razor's Darkside Like The Darkside of FedEx Field ?

    Going to the game v. watching it on TV is like going to a movie theater vs. watching a DVD.

    Going to the game v. watching it on TV is like going to a concert rather than listing to a CD.

    Live events are experiences as opposed to passive entertainment. I watch sports, watch DVDs, and listen to CDs at home all the time, but every once in a while (at least) it's special to get out and experience things happening live. Someone who never does that is definitely missing something.

    I have been lucky so far on the rowdy fan front, though. I took my six year old to her first games at Gillette and at Fenway this year with no problems.
     
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    There is something to being there. I flew up from Tampa for the Jets game and going through the mess that was that weekend was a major PITA. It was somehow worth it though. I feel disconnected sometimes watching it on TV. Being there with my fellow Pats fans (even though some of them are real retards) was great.

    The replays on TV are great but the view you get from being there is pretty cool because you can see the whole field and watch the action in the secondary and yell at Brady to throw it to Moss because he's open.

    Going to games has become an all day event. I still don't understand WTF is wrong with the traffic around Gillette Stadium. We have been to sold out Bucs games down here and as soon as the game is over you walk over to your car and just about drive right out. There is no 1-2 hour long wait to exit the parking lot.

    Fedex Field is right on the Metro in DC. After taking the commuter rail Pats train last week, the MBTA really needs to get their shyt together because as they have it now, its not much better than driving to the game, just cheaper.

    We stayed in downtown Boston last week and left our hotel at 9am to get over to South Station to buy tickets to the Pats train. We got back to our hotel room at 630pm. It wasn't much different than driving timewise.
     
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    Re: Is The Razor's Darkside Like The Darkside of FedEx Field ?

    In reality, it's not "right on the Metro in DC." You need to take the train to the nearest Metro stop (which is in MD) and take a shuttle bus to FedEx field. There are lines, so you wait for the shuttle bus going to and from the stadium. My son and I went to see the Patriots play the Redskins in pre-season at FedEx a few years ago, and it was a 10-hour door to door journey. That's when we made up our minds that it was better to invest in NFL ticket and watch the games at home.

    I can assure you for those living in Northern VA or west of the beltway, Metro is just as inefficient as the T in traveling to games.
     
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