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Dan Steinberg of the Post's D.C. Sports Bog has been following the inconsistencies of the Redskins' decision to ban signs from FedEx Field. You can read more about it on his blog.

By Jodi Westrick  |  October 28, 2009; 4:21 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Dan Snyder sucks!!!

Posted by: WildBill1 | October 28, 2009 9:55 PM

This seventh-generation Washingtonian has a sneaking suspicion that five of those generations are doing somersaults in their graves. What an embarrassment Daniel Snyder is to this fan base. Let's please run this guy out of town with pitchforks and then go tar and feather Vinny Cerrato.

Posted by: justin_timberwolf | October 28, 2009 11:58 PM

How can anyone answer that poll? As far as am concerned, the "ban signs" is entirely up to the stadium owners, the Redskings. Not the courts, not the polls, nothing. If you do not like it, do not come.

Posted by: ggreenbaum | October 29, 2009 2:11 AM

Gosh, ggreenbaum, people answer the poll by giving their yes, no, or don't know OPINION. Because it's like, you know, an opinion poll.

As for your final suggestion to the fans, I'll think you'll see in the next few home games that they'll be following that. Every week you'll be seeing more empty seats.

PS: Did you know that it's shameful to shill for a corrupt organization like Dan Snyder's football team? And if you're not a shill, I have no idea how you came up with your post.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | October 29, 2009 6:37 AM

Oh, sure, I'm a shill. Maybe they offered me season ticket? Only small minded people assume people who don't agree with them have financial motives not to! Maybe Baby Einstein would help, but I suspect not.

If you don't show up, pure profit for the Redskins. Sure, less concessions, but they don't have to clean up your trash, pat you down, all that good stuff. You're playing right into their hands.

Posted by: ggreenbaum | October 29, 2009 6:54 AM

Of course the Redskins should not ban signs. However signs attacking others personality is another matter. Common descency should prevail.

Posted by: Gbefalor | October 29, 2009 7:28 AM

ggreenbaum,

1) You still haven't explained why you think people shouldn't be able to even answer this poll. A rather Snyderian opinion, if you ask me.

2) Your follow up opinion on people not showing up is beyond irrational. Snyder will make MORE money if people don't show up? You do realize that makes no sense, right?

So yeah, since you make no sense at all, I have to guess that you work for Snyder and are representing him here. Fine if you are, just have the guts to say so (i.e. don't be a shill). And try to put your thoughts together before you write next time.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | October 29, 2009 7:36 AM

Good grief - way to go, if you want to lose more fans. I quit going to professional baseball and other sports when they put the ban on bringing in your own sodas and snacks. Guess they thought a little old lady was going to either bring bombs into the stadium or cost them money by not paying the outrageous prices at the concession stands.

It's not the same watching a game on TV, but at least you don't get gouged more by the owners. What's next? A ban on certain colored shirts? Fans with the foam fingers?

Of course obscene or vulgar signs should not be allowed, but why all signs? Silly.

Posted by: Utahreb | October 29, 2009 7:57 AM

Simple solution everyone just not go to any more home games. Or if you do go not buy anything. Watch Danny collapse like a cheap rug.

Posted by: KBlit | October 29, 2009 8:04 AM

HAHAHAHAHA!! This is so hilarious! Let's see, who's the most "macho" fan commenting??

Posted by: Rich393 | October 29, 2009 8:33 AM

I voted for Not Sure.

Posted by: johng1 | October 29, 2009 8:48 AM

Ah, it's Dan Steinberg of the Post commenting on signs, not Dan Snyder. Don't you know who you work with?

Posted by: tkoho | October 29, 2009 8:53 AM

Signs banned from FedEx? Take them to his house!

11726 River Rd, Rockville, MD

Posted by: thornwalker1 | October 29, 2009 9:00 AM

They should only be allowed if they're large enough to obscure for other fans the view of what's going on on the field.

Posted by: dane1 | October 29, 2009 9:48 AM

"If you don't show up, pure profit for the Redskins. Sure, less concessions, but they don't have to clean up your trash, pat you down, all that good stuff. You're playing right into their hands."
Posted by: ggreenbaum
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Well if this don't beat all. So if no one shows up for a Skins game Snyder will be licking his chops? Happy to see empty stands? Next you will be telling us how Al Qaida are really our friends!

All the fans need to do is attack one symbol or sponsor, like FedEX. Let them feal the heat and then they will put the heat on Snyder. When money is the only thing the guy understands, money must be the weapon to change his behavior. It doesn't have to be his money. Any sponsor that gives Snyder money will do.

Right now, with people talking boycotts, not attending the games and protesting in stands and parking lots, what do you think prospective advertisers are thinking? Snyder should know that he needs happy fans to lure advertisers. Just another mistake from a man who seems to have no business sense and a terrible moral and ethical sense in the way he is treating the fans of the Skins not to mention the players and coaches. Lets hope he's frustrated enough to sell the team to a human being.

Posted by: Fate1 | October 29, 2009 9:48 AM

Suggestion...

Switch from being a Football fan to being a NASCAR fan!
Advantages:
- You are not tied to locality in picking your favorite team.
- A fan-friendly, family oriented sport.
- Race venues let you bring in your own signs and team logo items, food, and beverages (YES... that includes BEER!)
- Loud engines, colorful equipment, and teams that work well together.
- Fireworks at events (unlike the Washington Nationals recent ban imposed by the city).
- Decent ticket costs and the opportunity to not only tailgate but to actually campout or bring camper trailers to race-event weekends.
- Great vendor/sponsor midways with the chance to meet drivers, buy team souveniers, and participate in sponsor activities like concerts, wall climbing, games, free-givaways, and driver souvenier-signing opportunities.
- As American as Apple Pie! And, NASCAR truly respects and honors our military service members at every event!
- Opportunity to listen to your chosen team as they communicate on their radios.
- For your money you get not only a 4-hour sporting event, but a full day or weekend of events and enjoyment.

Give it a try sometime! I've supported football teams, baseball, and NASCAR teams as a fan and by attending their sporting events. I can tell you, no other sport's events are as full and enjoyable as a good race weekend!

Posted by: jclark12 | November 1, 2009 11:10 AM

As long as FedEx is associated with Dan Snyder I would never use them if I could help it.

Posted by: thesilencebureau | November 4, 2009 5:53 PM

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