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Redskins unveil week of festivities for opener vs. Dallas

In case you forgot, the Redskins' season opens next week with a little game against the Dallas Cowboys. To make sure no one takes this lightly, the team has planned a series of events for next week to help fans prepare for one of the most anticipated season openers in recent years.

The Redskins are calling the week the largest pregame tailgate party in team history.

On gameday, fans can start filling the parking lots at noon -- eight hours before kickoff. The team will have five videoboards spread throughout the parking lots so fans won't miss any other NFL action.

"We want this to be a gameday experience the fans will remember for years," Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder said in a prepared statement. "We want fans to arrive early and enjoy a full day at FedExField. In addition to the videoboards, the Redskins Marching Band and cheerleaders will be performing in the tailgate areas during the afternoon, along with Redskins alumni who will be on hand to meet fans."

The preparations get underway earlier in the week. On Tuesday, a slew of formal proclamations will be made by local governments from Washington to Loudoun County to Prince George's County. Redskins players will also be distributing backpacks filled with donated school supplies to the student body at Powell Elementary.

And that night, General Manager Bruce Allen is hosting something called the "Return to Glory" party at Union Jack's in Ballston Common Mall.

On Wednesday, Morton's Steakhouse in Washington hosts a day-long "Beat Dallas" party, featuring former players and ESPN 980 personalities.

The team has pegged Thursday as "Honk If You Hate Dallas!" day and Redskins personalities, Hogettes and Hooters girls will be stationed at intersections throughout the Metro area, urging fans to honk their horns.

On Friday morning, the Redskins cheerleaders will appear live on NBC's Today Show in New York, where they'll pass out "Beat Dallas" t-shirts to the crowd.

That afternoon Snyder will visit Heritage High to attend the school's football pep rally and that night he'll take part in the pregame coin toss at High Point High, home of one of the fields refurbished by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

Fans are invited to Redskins Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to send the players off following their final practice of the week. Contests will decide the best dressed fan and best decorated vehicle. Plus, team blogger Matt Terl will be tweeting (@RedskinsBlog) spots throughout the Metro area where fans can meet him for free tickets.

(Read more about Dallas Week over at the D.C. Sports Bog.)

By Rick Maese  |  September 3, 2010; 2:02 PM ET
 
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Comments

The preoccupation that fans on the RI have with wide receivers reminds me of the classic Simpsons episode with Burns owning the baseball team and bringing in MLB ringers, one of whom was Steve Sax. Sax's sideburns were too long in Burns' mind, so everytime he saw Sax, Burns would scream "Sax, cut those sideburns!" Sax would oblige, but like Redskin fans with wide receivers, it was never enough. Burns' preoccupation with Sax's sideburns caused the poor guy to wind with a upside-down, reverse mohawk-it was hilarious.

That's how Skins fans are about wide receivers...preoccupied to the point of insanity.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | September 3, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

It was Don Mattingly. Thats why its so funny when he says that he still like Burns better then Steinbrenner. Really one of the best lines ever. Steve Sax went to jail for all the unsolved murders in NYC, "you just dont know when to keep your mouth shut do you saxyboy".

Awesome Awesome episode.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 3, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | September 3, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

I like it.

Posted by: RudysWay | September 3, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I'll be at the team hotel early to check out our squad, then I'll be at Fedex early to get JACKED UP!!!

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 3, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Dan is showing the fans some love. Long overdue.

Posted by: walkdwalk | September 3, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Question: Can folks bring their own signs into FedEx Field?

Posted by: p1funk | September 3, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

the only thing gayer than Blog-Cred would be Jim J. Bullock in a leopard thong at a Village People concert

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:00 PM

That or a screen name like "No Punt Intended."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 3, 2010 2:12 PM |

You're right, it's nowhere near as creative as the sound your mother makes when she backs up. My bad.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

HONK!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | September 3, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

You're right, it's nowhere near as creative as the sound your mother makes when she backs up. My bad.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:21 PM


BOOM! Roasted!

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 3, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

8 hours to get drunk in the parking lot before the game starts. Snider may regret that. (Unless he's out there selling his $7 beers.)

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 3, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Sunday night: Gold pants.

Posted by: Original_etrod | September 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I'll be at the team hotel early to check out our squad, then I'll be at Fedex early to get JACKED UP!!!

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 3, 2010 2:15 PM
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Ryp...i hate to be the one to tell you this...but that sounds groupie-ish at best..only people who show up at the hotel are groupies looking for a man or a one nighter...be careful my dude...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

the only thing gayer than Blog-Cred would be Jim J. Bullock in a leopard thong at a Village People concert

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:00 PM

That or a screen name like "No Punt Intended."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 3, 2010 2:12 PM |

You're right, it's nowhere near as creative as the sound your mother makes when she backs up. My bad.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:21 PM
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no need to re-post this sh!t..it was corny the 1st time...punt that Prick!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Original_etrod,
do you know something about the gold pants? or are you just hoping?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Sunday night: Gold pants.

Posted by: Original_etrod | September 3, 2010 2:36 PM
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you think?...bring back the circle R helmets...Bruce Allen..it time to channel your inner George

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 3, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

HONK!
HONK!
HONK!

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

no no no! not the curly R. but yes yes yes to the gold pants.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 3, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

the only thing gayer than Blog-Cred would be Jim J. Bullock in a leopard thong at a Village People concert

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:00 PM

That or a screen name like "No Punt Intended."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 3, 2010 2:12 PM |

You're right, it's nowhere near as creative as the sound your mother makes when she backs up. My bad.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:21 PM
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no need to re-post this sh!t..it was corny the 1st time...punt that Prick!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 3, 2010 2:40 PM |

Yet...you re-posted it in your response. Way to go dooshbag.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 3, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"And that night, General Manager Bruce Allen is hosting something called the "Return to Glory" party at Union Jack's in Ballston Common Mall."

easy does...let's not jinx this thing before the first game is played, Brucie.

Posted by: Pepper5 | September 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 3, 2010 2:38 PM

Except for the fact that I'm coming from 400 miles away and staying overnight at the team hotel, as I always do.

But yeah, there are always groupies there, its pretty annoying.

Oh, and we will be wearing gold pants and burgundy tops Sunday night.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

"...shoulda traded MMason for Calvin Johnson..."

What about packaging K Barnes and J Beck for for Drew Brees?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 3, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Any news on the severity of Henson's injury?

Posted by: psps23 | September 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

this is all because of bruce allen, what a great gm

Posted by: BMACattack | September 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

"...shoulda traded MMason for Calvin Johnson..."

What about packaging K Barnes and J Beck for for Drew Brees?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 3, 2010 2:57 PM |

Gee, you think they'll go for it?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 3, 2010 2:55 PM
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Ok...i can respect that...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 3, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and we will be wearing gold pants and burgundy tops Sunday night.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 3, 2010 2:55 PM

How did you come to know this? I've always hoped they'd bring back the gold pants, but maybe not for a Dallas game. Means the Bovine Cartel can wear their white jerseys which they like for some reason. Never like to miss a chance to stick a finger in their eye, and making them wear their blue jerseys annoys them. I hate Dallas, and I don't think either of their unis are anything special, but the blue jersey is better than the white one, don't you think? Never understood why they love their "away" jerseys so much.

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 3, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Pats cut loose Damione Lewis
Posted by Mike Florio on September 3, 2010 1:48 PM ET
The New England Patriots have gotten a head start on their move to 53.

Per a league source, the Pats have parted ways with defensive tackle Damione Lewis.

Lewis, a first-round pick of the Rams in 2001, spent five years in St. Louis and four in Carolina before joining the Patriots in the offseason.

Lewis, who started 16 regular-season games in 2009 and 15 in 2008, instantly becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 3, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

To cap off the events the Skins should replay their "Hip Hip Hooray!" celebrations on the new jumbo screen just before the opening kick-off.

Posted by: coparker5 | September 3, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Pats cut loose Damione Lewis
Posted by Mike Florio on September 3, 2010 1:48 PM ET
The New England Patriots have gotten a head start on their move to 53.

Per a league source, the Pats have parted ways with defensive tackle Damione Lewis.

Lewis, a first-round pick of the Rams in 2001, spent five years in St. Louis and four in Carolina before joining the Patriots in the offseason.

Lewis, who started 16 regular-season games in 2009 and 15 in 2008, instantly becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 3, 2010 3:13 PM

Is he any good at NT?

Posted by: TWISI | September 3, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Sunday night: Gold pants.

Posted by: Original_etrod | September 3, 2010 2:36 PM

Saturday night: No pants.

Posted by: dcsween | September 3, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Saturday night: No pants.

Posted by: dcsween | September 3, 2010 3:26 PM | Report

Hey! Have you been spying on Saturday nights at the Campbell house?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 3, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Any news on the severity of Henson's injury?

Posted by: psps23 | September 3, 2010 2:59 PM

This is the only reason I was checking in. I also would have accepted news about a safe landing of the return flight at Dulles. I'm not asking for much.

That the beat staff is just now figuring out that re-structuring Beck's contract does NOT guarantee that he's the #3 QB (but that instead it might make him more tradeable in moments prior to the 53 man cutdown hour to the SEVERAL teams who need some more serious skills at QB) does not count as news to me.

Posted by: dcsween | September 3, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Sunday night: Gold pants.

Posted by: Original_etrod | September 3, 2010 2:36 PM

Saturday night: No pants.

Posted by: dcsween | September 3, 2010 3:26 PM
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that's funny stuff dcsween....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 3, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Why is this news?

Posted by: jboogie1 | September 3, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm diggin' all the hoopla. Reminds me of the 80's Dallas Weeks.

Posted by: nixx46 | September 3, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Guys, save your venom for the bad guys. It's Dallas Week, for God's sake.

HONK HONK HONK

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 4, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

No Thanks Danny I'll never give you one cent of my money.

But hey thanks to all you guys for filling that hole called FedEx Field so I can watch it on TV

Posted by: mriley0223 | September 4, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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