Monday, September 19, 2011

The Redskins are looking for a few good SNITCHES......



Last time I took to the blogosphere, I was applauding the Washington Redskins for "righting a wrong" that took place before a game last season.

A lot has changed since then.

After a locked out off season, The Redskins, led by Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan, quietly put together a team that is currently 2-0, and solely in 1st place in the NFC East.

FedEx Field has removed nearly 10,000 seats, started running on solar power, and in my opinion, improved the game day experience for us Redskins fans.

Today I was surfing for Redskins news on Extremeskins.com, the Official Message Board of The Washington Redskins, and found this.

Yes. PFUFA Member Chris Lopez, aka Pez is coordinating a "neighborhood watch" inside FedEx Field. Keep in mind, "Pez" is not employed by the Washington Redskins, nor is he employed by FedEx Field in any capacity.

In fact, I called both Redskins Park, and FedEx Field, and Redskin officials "had no idea" what I was talking about.

Per the Extremeskins post, The Redskins will not compensate you with anything in return.

Don't get me wrong, sometimes the only way to get someones attention is a good punch in the face. It always gets my attention when I get a right hook to the jaw, but for the most part, I don't condone anything that interrupts Redskin fans from watching Redskins games at FedEx Field. Fighting included.

That being said, enlisting "snitches" on the Redskins Official Message Board, and citing that the Redskins are looking for "a few good fans", when the Redskins have made no such requests on record, is one of the biggest bitch type moves I have ever seen.

Let the police, police, let the security, secure and let the fans be just that. Fans.

And Pez, before you start asking people to be snitches, maybe you should review the Prince Georges fire codes before you, get snitched on.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Everybody Hates the Mayor, except The Washington Redskins

It's been a while since I posted on this blog, but it's time to dust this thing off, and write about a few things that have occurred the past few days.

I will start with the past Sunday, December 12th. Myself, The President and both of our girlfriends arrived at FedEx Field at 7:45 AM, and parked on Arena Drive, our usual resting spot outside the stadium, waiting to enter the parking lot, to set up the DTC Tailgate. We usually arrive earlier, but due to the weather, we decided that the later arrival time would keep us slightly drier. After all, the forecast for Sunday was cold and rainy.

We parked the Expedition in line, got out, and greeted the familiar faces on Arena Drive. After saying hello to our friends, I let a few people know, that i had extra tickets and extra parking passes that I had purchased for a friend that was not able to make the game now.

I had a orange pass and a 4 tickets,. 2 lowers, 2 uppers. I have been going to Redskins games for 13 years now. I know the market. I know that I will be lucky to get even half of what I paid for these tickets. It's going to be an even harder task, as there are the usual scalpers patrolling Arena drive looking to buy tickets as cheap as possible, and sell them for a modest profit.

I start asking anybody if they need tickets, and to no surprise, they not only don't need tickets, they have extra tickets themselves.

I see a US Marine driving through, and while he is slowly driving to the front gate, I ask him if he is going to the game. He said he was, and told me he was "sitting in the upper deck". I said not anymore, and gave him my 2 lower level tickets for free. A gesture he greatly appreciated.

I still had 2 uppers and an orange pass. I start walking down Arena Drive, holding the pass in the air, asking of anyone needs it. An older gentleman asks how much, I say $20 (I paid $35 for this pass), he then informed me that he was a Vietnam Vet, and I said $10. He accepted, and I made the transaction.

As I was walking away, I was stopped by a PG County Police officer, and told in a stern voice, to get on the ground. At this point, there were a few scalpers and a guy selling ponchos, I figured he was talking to them, and I kept walking. GET ON THE FUCKING GROUND said the officer in a louder, angrier tone. Yes. He was talking to me. I told the officer the ground was wet, and I didn't do anything wrong. I was told if I didn't get on the ground, and I didn't "shut my fucking mouth" that I would be taken to jail. While the PG County Jail was probably warmer than Arena drive, and protected from the elements, I still felt like wet ground was a better option for me, so I complied.

I was then handcuffed, and searched. Still not being told of my offense. After he searched me, he removed the handcuffs, and forced me to the curb, where I sat on the wet pavement, trying to figure out what I did wrong, while Redskins Nation was watching me.

Another officer showed up, holding the parking pass I just sold. At this point, I come to the realization that the police think I am a ticket scalper. I inform them both, that I am just a regular fan, trying to not take a total loss on unused tickets and parking passes. I was told to shut up.

After about an hour, my drivers license was returned, and I was given a ticket. The ticket was for $200, and read. "For selling NFL related merchandise within a 2 mile radius of the 50 yard line at FedEx Field. The Police officer told me and the other detainees that this order came from Dan Snyder directly, and in fact their sole purpose at the stadium was to prevent ticket scalping and merchandise peddling, and that they were paid by Dan Snyder directly.

As you can only imagine, The Mayor of FedEx Field felt betrayed. How the hell could this happen to me, a loyal Redskin fan, one who hasn't missed a home game in 12 years. Rain. Sleet. Snow. Poor performances year after year by the team I love, and I still give them 100% support.

I was very upset and was telling my story to the Redskin fans that witnessed this unbelievable sequence of events.

I should be mad. I was harassed, embarrassed, threatened, and mistreated. And for what? Taking a $25 loss on a parking pass?

On Monday, still upset from what happened on Sunday, I decided to inform Redskins nation about this, and I took my story to Extremeskins. Met with the usual DTC Hatred that we have come to expect from the losers at Extremeskins, the thread turned into a anti-DTC and anti-Mayor conversation. After being removed from the site, and me, being banned from the site until March 14, 2011, I felt even more slighted by the organization.

Those feelings ended today, after Tony Wyllie of the Washington Redskins called my cellphone to not only apologize for the incident, but to assure me that not only was the police department acting on their own, but that Dan Snyder NEVER made such commands to the PG County Police, and that Dan Snyder knows and likes the DTC.

Two days ago I was considering turning in my "fan card", today, I renewed it for life.

This meant a lot to me. That a high ranking member of the Washington Redskins would call me and apologize on behalf of the PG County Police. To call me and reassure me that every Redskin fan was important to the organization, including myself.

I have been a fan of this team since I can remember. I remember watching the 1987 Super Bowl with my dad, I was 7 years old at the time. I remember my first game at FedEx Field in 1997 when Gus Frerotte threw a fade pass to Michale Westbrook in overtime to beat the Arizona Cardinals in the first game at the new stadium

I remember when the Redskin were 0-5 in 2001, and Lavar Arrington intercepted a pass from Chris Weinke and took it to the house, reversing that streak and winning the next 5 games.

But those memories have taken a back seat, as I will always remember today. Today is when the Redskins proved to me that they do care about their fans more than anything. Today is the day the Redskin organization justified my lifelong support of the team. Today is the day that I NEVER question the owner of this team, Dan Snyder again.

Today is the day I am proudest to be a Redskins fan.

I just put on my Heath Shuler jersey, my 1999 Division Champions hat, and my 1993 Starter jacket.

Today is a good day to be a Redskins fan.

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

HAIL DAN SNYDER!

HAIL THE DEAD TREE CREW!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Official Statement from The Mayor of FedEx Field

The DTC has been made aware of the new changes to tailgating at FedEx Field for the 2009 NFL Season.

At this time, we believe the DTC Tailgate will be unaffected by these changes, and the DTC has every intention of continuing to throw the biggest, baddest and loudest tailgate in the parking lot.

Some tailgates will be affected however, and the DTC fully supports those groups and is asking that everyone that attends the DTC tailgate, any Redskins tailgate, or any tailgate period sign the following online petition.

www.savetailgating.com

While I don't think the Redskins have intended to disrupt any organized tailgate on purpose, their new rules clearly affect m
ultiple organized tailgates.

So please help your fellow Redskin fans out with this!

Thank you in advance!

The Mayor of FedEx Field
www.deadtreecrew.com

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Mayor is up for an award...........


A few weeks ago, I renamed my blog to Everybody Hates the Mayor. Apparently for good reason.

Yesterday I was emailed a link to some Denver area blog that decided I was the front runner for an upcoming award.

Yes NFL fans. I have been nominated for "Most Douchiest Douchebag award" for 2008.

This by world renowned blogger, Joe Tone. Never heard of him? Join the club. He writes for Westword. What was that? You haven't heard of that either? You just joined 2 clubs today!

Obviously he has a loyal reader base, and when I say loyal reader base, I mean Internet nobodies that know who I am and what the DTC is.

Yep. The same commenters that are telling me, I never miss "a mention of myself" but seem to also never miss a mention of myself. How ironic.

But hey. I might win an award. This is cause for celebration.

Break out the high quality chronic, the cheap liquor and the Oxycontin.

DTC Tracks: That's the Captains

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The year was 2005. The Washington Redskins had a busy off season adding such future stars as Santana Moss and Jason Campbell, the Dead Tree Crew was hard at work in the studio laying down some DTC tracks.

While you probably have heard Hit a Motherfucking Eagle Fan, Welcome to FedEx and D.T.C, there are about 7 solid tracks that never were released. Thought to be lost and never recovered due to the CEO's laptop crashing, such never before hits as Parking Lot Kings, That's the Captains, The Mayor Song, Zonin and the Zonin Remix were just memories.

Until today.

While getting prepared for the 2008 tailgating season, the President and myself stumbled across 3 unlabeled Cd's.

We immediately knew what was found.

So today, I release a track written and performed by the CEO, titled, That's the Captains and paired it up with picture of said DTC Captains.

So turn your speakers up and press play.

Next up for release, The Mayor Song.

And yes. The Mayor Song is Level 10 Gangster.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Interview with The Mayor of FedEx Field


No. I didn't interview myself, but Dave from Tailgating Ideas did.

Dave called me while the DTC was invading Canton a few weeks back.

Pretty in depth. Take a look here.

Tailgating Ideas is a must read for any tailgater. He is always up to date in everything tailgate related.

Whether it's the latest and greatest tailgate gadget, or tailgate humor, it is probably the greatest blog about tailgating.

While you are on his site, be sure to check out the 14 most annoying tailgaters, and the follow up with 10 more annoying tailgaters. Hilarious, yet accurate!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Top Three Redskin Hats of All-Time

In case you missed it, Jamie Mottram over at Mr. I found a lost treasure the other day. An original Hogs hat, circa 1985.

Clearly the most gangster hate ever made, I pointed out another gangster hat. The Art Monk Football Camp hat (worn below by The Head Coach of the DTC in Canton, Ohio)

Seeing these hats, both from the 80's, and both 100% nylon mesh, I remembered that I too had a gangster mesh hat from the 80's. Behold the 1983 Super Bowl hat.
25 years old and just like new. They don't make hats like this anymore. Sure, fitteds are hot, but nothing lets your dome piece breath like nylon mesh.