Once or twice a year, I brave the traffic, expense, and drunkards in the crowd to attend a Washington Redskins game.  My college roommate has season tickets and had an extra one this Sunday.  Since the weather was nice, and it was a late game (so I could leave after church),  I decided it would be a good time to catch up with him.

The game was at 4:05pm.

We started our journey at 12:30pm.

It took 45 minutes to drive to the stadium exit. And another hour and 45 to get into a parking spot.

The stadium awaits

Once our sherpa guided us to our seats, this was the view.

What other NFL team has such a recognizable fight song and a marching band?

Of course, this was one of the best views of the day:

Why do you think I brought these? To watch the game? Ha!

Now, unfortunately, we have to talk about the game.  The Redskins had every opportunity to win.  But it helps if you can actually stop the opposing offense.  So, while the Redskins were up 27-10 in the 3rd quarter, they couldn’t get a stop when they needed to, and fell 30-27 in overtime.


At least they were in this game.  In years past, they would have still lost, but it would have been 35-3.

It's a long walk back to the car. And an even longer trip home.

Once the game ended, the pain was just beginning.  We then had to make it home.

Which we did.

At 10:30pm.

Yes, going to see a Redskins’ game is a 10 hour ordeal.

Now you know why I don’t do it very often.

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3 Comments on “Heartbreaker”

  1. momologuer Says:

    J and A donned their new Redskins shirts for the occasion yesterday. They usually watch some of the game, but I planned our day around a strategically-placed DVD for them to watch so Mommy could enjoy the game on TV. When I came into the room to tell them the Redskins had lost the game. “Oh no!,” they said in unison.

    Then J walked over to me and looked up with those big brown eyes, and asked in a sympathetic voice …

    “But did any of the Redskins win?”

    No, honey, none of them won. Bummer.

  2. carpoolqueen Says:

    Mr. CPQ went to the Panthers/Bucs game in Charlotte with his dad. Both of the teams are having less than stellar seasons, so parking was a breeze.

  3. quotation marks Says:

    “It’s not the score, it’s how you play the game.”
    Yeah, sure. Bummer. Almost for the want of one play when Trent was hurt and had to be replaced by guy who immediately “held,” then I think there was a second stringer in the backfield who committed some transgression that also had some bearing on the final score. But K etal got to watch it on the “upgrade.” So much passing…..Portis 2 TD’s for a total of maybe 4 yards. I’ll stop there. As they say, wait til next week….or should that be next year. I do hope you had a good time with C.

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