FedEx Fast Lanes? For Shame!
I do hope you'll agree with me that the Redskins' latest premium "perk" (detailed below) is one of their most ridiculous yet, and not in the usual evil genius sort of way. If your eyes light up when you read about it and you find yourself exclaiming, "Holy Dan Snyder, it's brilliant!" then I have nothing to say to you.
From NBC 4:
For a fee, fans can enter FedEx Field ahead of the rest of the crowd. It's done with the same smart-card technology some travelers use to expedite their passage through security at area airports.
For a $100 annual fee, Redskins fans can apply for a Washington Redskins Flo card that will allow them to enter the stadium through fast lanes.
In order to get the wallet-size card, fans will have to be fingerprinted and pass a federal background check.
The fast lanes will still have security pat-downs.
When I first skimmed the story, I thought they were talking about express road lanes to get in and out of the FedEx Field parking lot. Holy Dan Snyder, it's brilliant!, I thought to myself. Call me crazy, but I'd throw down $100 in a heartbeat to avoid that excruciating postgame gridlock.
Upon further inspection, it became clear that the Washington Redskins Flo card is not for road lanes at all, but for those little lines outside of the stadium. You know, the lines you wait in for five minutes, tops, until someone checks your ticket, pats you down and you're off. Those lines.
Am I missing something here, Dan Snyder/Redskins/anyone? Please advise (or rant; I'd enjoy that just as much).
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