on this day, the Redskins played the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys won 21-18. Tim
McGraw was the halftime entertainment. Also the band and cheerleaders. We
won the tickets and the ride up via 106.9 the Fox's radio contest. It
was a football pool type of thing and Scott got all but one team right.
We left Hampton at about 2:30 pm and did not get home till 4:30 am the next
morning! It was my first pro football game and a neat experience but
one long day! I think if you have to travel any distance, here are
some things you should bring with you: Cash of course, a blanket for
the ride and to put on in case it gets cold, a disposable rain poncho (we
used ours), camera, binoculars, something to read on the ride up, snacks and
drinks if a long trip, aspirin for the headache you WILL get, your spirit
stuff and wear comfortable clothes. There is a first aid station which
gave me aspirin which I forgot to bring. Here's another tip; eat
BEFORE you go! Food is priced insanely. 5 dollars for a hot dog!
And do NOT eat the chicken (it's absolutely disgusting; I paid 9
dollars and I almost got sick and tried to eat a second piece and just
couldn't). If you get boxes or low seats, consider yourself lucky and
good for you; prices for tickets are NUTS. Though my ticket stub says
69.00 face value, it actually was valued at about 220-260 dollars! And
we were in the upper level...also known as the nosebleed level....I looked
into purchasing lower level and sideline tickets. You could NOT get
sidelines ones whatsoever and the lower level tickets were in the upper
hundreds of dollars per tickets and add a zero for the skyboxes.
Insanity! PS Good luck finding a vendor in the upper level!
Top left to right: At the line
of scrimmage, Cheerleaders, Cowboys, Fed-Ex Field, a Giant helmet!
Second row left to right: Jumbotron, playing the game, news and guests on
the sidelines, Tim McGraw and his band, and Tim on the Jumbotron.
Bottom photo: Mascot of the Redskins