I moved away from Virginia in 1998. Have been a lifelong Redskins, old enough to remember the 82 win, the 83 shellacking. Since my time away, I have gone to great lengths to watch Redskins games. Like many others I am sure, I have woken up early on a Sunday morning to go watch at a Sports bar, and have for the last few years shelled out $500 a year for the DirectTv Sunday Ticket package as well as the mobil options. Now I spend most of my time overseas, where I have to pay additional money to watch the games on NFL.com. DirectTv super fan no longer works overseas(Thanks for the warning Directtv).
Last season was one of the hardest to watch for me. Staying up super late to watch John Beck throw 3 yard passes on 3rd and 20, and Rex Grossman throwing game killing interceptions. I rarely miss a game. I am not about to compare with the frustration that individuals endure that are season ticket holders, or fans that spend hours tailgating only to get to watch an abysmal 3 hours of football at a very high price. I have braved hangovers, nights with very little sleep, and spent quite a bit of money over the last 14 years trying to watch Redskins games. I am sure when the time comes I will pay NFL.com another $300 and some odd dollars to be able to watch Skins games every Sunday night for at least 16 weeks in the Fall/Winter.
I am sure there are plenty of you like me out there, that do the same thing. As usual I am somewhat optimistic about what is in store for upcoming season. The offseason has yet to make me shake my head at outlandish contracts. Hopefully they will deliver and I will feel good about spending my money, and most importantly my time every week watching this team. Time is a precious resource, I sure hope they stop wasting mine.