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Posted at 6:50 AM ET, 12/20/2009

Redskins dig out for Monday night

By Robert Pierre

The Redskins say they will remove what they estimate to be 25 million pounds of snow from FedEx Field ahead of the team's "Monday Night Football" game against the New York Giants.

The team said in a release that it planned to bring in more than 1,200 workers to clear snow from the seats and stands, ramps, sidewalks and parking lots. The Redskins had sent staff members to Buffalo last weekend to meet with Bills officials, who know a thing or two about snow removal, at work. Team and FedEx officials also consulted the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh for advice on how to remove large quantities of snow quickly and efficiently, the Redskins say.

Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. Monday,

By Robert Pierre  | December 20, 2009; 6:50 AM ET
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Why risk your life with all this snow and authorities asking you to stay home??? They will lose anyway and all tiny man dan-danny synder wants is your MONEY !!!!

Posted by: Ohreally2 | December 20, 2009 8:22 AM | Report abuse

someone pick me up n and i'll help

Posted by: bobbydigyte1 | December 20, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Disgusting. There are elderly, sick and disabled people who need help-as well as people who work at shelters, nursing homes, hospices..why not use some of that manpower to help dig them out? Redskins - try GIVING BACK to the city and donate some of that help to people who need it.

Posted by: cate7il | December 20, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

In most cities, they give the people who help out a little bit of money and a ticket to a game. I don't see this happening here.

For cate7il, there are elderly, sick and disabled people who need help. Most of the people in those neighborhoods know who they are and dig them out. I dug my neighbor out three times yesterday (in case he needed to leave) and again this morning. I had help from four other people in the neighborhood, two of which will be heading out to FedEx later today.

Posted by: dj1123 | December 20, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Snyder's just worried there will be a repeat of the Giants Stadium ice throwing incident from a few years ago. Except the snowballs will be aimed at him instead of the refs.

Posted by: cheno | December 20, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

GOOD, as many of us that are looking forward to the game are glad the stadium has been getting worked on since yesterday. They hired people to do this, just as if they were in other cities like Denver that get pounded all the time. I'm sure there are plenty of others that are out there helping the elderly and other areas that need it. Remember this is one of the biggest storms that we've had in YEARS and it comes at one of the busiest times of the year! Oh and to the person whom said the Skins will lose...wait and see! GO SKINS!

Posted by: yearns4god | December 20, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

what a waste of money. they should not even bother playing on monday, the season is already over.

Posted by: skins82 | December 20, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

jeezus some of you guys are retarded. Right, like they're gonna cancel the game. Of course they're not going to cancel it, so in light of the fact that the game WILL BE HELD, what do you suggest they do? Not clean up the snow?

Quit being retarded. They're hiring people to clean out the snow, they're not snatching people away from helping the elderly, so instead of crying like little babies about everything the skins do, why don't you for once realize that they're doing something smart here.

Posted by: achilleas11 | December 20, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey cate7il,

Chief Zee is elderly and he wanted the stadium cleared.
So Redskins are clearing it just for Zee.

Posted by: dashriprock | December 20, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse


Cate7il, go back to listening to NPR... Did you read that there were 1,200 WORKERS not volunteers? Maybe YOU could go dig out a nursing home or two. What did YOU do today to GIVE BACK?

Posted by: spf_zero | December 20, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins while they are at it might want to also consult those same teams with the exception of Buffalo on how to build a winning organization as well as on snow removal.

Posted by: ElizaMuel | December 20, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

These last 3 games of the season, will be Jim Zorns last 3 games as head coach of The Redskins.

As long as we beat Da Cowboys next Sunday night, it will be a good year. Knock them from the Playoffs =)

Posted by: Robbnitafl | December 21, 2009 2:29 AM | Report abuse

This is a business, and people have paid for their tickets. What's all this swill about "the elderly could use people for..." ???? Does Dan Snyder own facilities for the elderly? He owns the Redskins - and he's getting the business ready to put on the event (game.) Case closed. Good lord - yeah, it's been a bad season, but get a grip, he's not Santa Clause...

Posted by: chop1 | December 21, 2009 8:02 AM | Report abuse

This is the most absurd thing I've ever heard of. Washington is closed down with snow and these idiots are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars removing snow from a football stadium. Get real. Help the homeless. Feed the poor. What a poor example the Redskins are to DC!!!@@@#$$@###$$$$$

Posted by: wharvey6770 | December 21, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

cate7il is a moron

Posted by: lancer1 | December 21, 2009 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Cate7il and both need to go somewhere and shut up. If you pay attention the redskins did a coat drive for the homeless at RFK stadium last week along side 93.9 wkys....This is a business and if you paid money for tickets then you would want to see the game both of you need to get a life........How about you go and help the elderly and homeless....

Posted by: MnClay3 | December 21, 2009 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Redskins SUCK!

Posted by: AnotherRealAmerican | December 21, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

It was a sad game if you're a Skins fan....but it was really a shame most of the snow was not cleared from the parking lot as we were trapped for over an hour trying to get out. The PG County cops were not in the mood to help. With a parking usher's assistance, we were able to hop a few curbs to get back to the street and get home! This never happened to us at RFK Stadium! Take note let the loyal fans down....for $35 per space, we expect better...and people were sliding around on the ice as well...your crews blew it worse than the Skins did.

Posted by: s2c3 | December 22, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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