Monday, November 29, 2010

I Survived FedEx and A Game Recap is Coming........

(Sadly the Skins didn't survive to win this game- Photo WD).

Yesterday was interesting. Right around the time Donovan McNabb was picked off from a deflected pass deep in Redskins territory, there was a brawl in my section two rows below me. Initially, it was a catfight between two girls with some hair pulling, a punch or two and people shoving each other to separate the fighters. Just when you thought it was over,came a brawl with completely different people (this time all guys). Beer was thrown and so were punches. Guys were bear hugging and grappling like something you'd see in a backroom attempt at MMA or wrasslin' (professional wrestling). Blood was spilled (note: it's not smart to have eye brow piercings and get into a fight) and eventually the cops had to come in to break it all up, escort some people out and probably arrest a few people.

It wasn't the only incident. Later, the cops had to come back to the section and carry out three guys in the lower portion of 108. I'm assuming being drunk was a reason (one guy could barely walk two cops had to help walk him up the steps). Outside of getting some beer splashed on me and the Mrs. we got out of FedEx.

No, sorry I didn't get photos/video of this. I was more concerned about not getting caught up in the thing and trying to move the Mrs. out of the way (her seat was closer to it than mine). But it was a big enough incident that DC Sports Bog mentioned it in his Best/Worst article. More details coming soon.......

Update: Somebody recorded it. (ah, You Tube how could we live without it).
via The Big Lead, via The Early Lead

Update 2: Not sure when I'm getting around to the game recap, so here's the story that started it all (this was from what a fellow STH that sits next to me told me from the one of the fighters [I believe the guy in the white #98 Orakpo jersey] wife). Apparently, a group of people came down from the upper bowl to the lower bowl to see if they could snag better seats that weren't being used. Either the real ticket holders came back, or somebody didn't care for people sneaking down. It led to words and right when McNabb threw the INT, the crowed roared and two blond women started fighting. That was broken up and that led to the two guys (#98  and Redskins jacket guy) fighting #26. Beer was thrown (I believe from #98) that hit me and other people in the crowd. As you can see on the video #26 is bleeding around his eye piercing after punches were thrown on both sides.

What was the saddest part of the situation was that after the fighters left, one of  guy's wives (lady in the #98 burgundy jersey) was looking for her husband's wedding ring (not sure if it flew off his hand or what during the melee). She went row by row asking if people they would look around them for it and apologizing for the whole mess. I heard her say something about having one drink too many. I felt bad for her.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

And that's not "one drink too many." That's "falling down drunk by 1:30 pm." Nice job, babe. You chose him.

Anonymous said...

That really to bad but at 7.00 a beer and being that drunk no excuse spend that money on there kids for Christmas or even better spend it on her for Christmas since she has to put up with him.Having a good time is one thing but people that are assholes that make it bad to have your kids there.

Anonymous said...

Was this in Section 137? I was in 138 and there was a fight in 137 that lead to 3 people being exjected. But from the video it doesn't look like the same people.

Walking Deadman said...

No Anonymous #4...It was section 108.

Jeeze, your section had 3 removed. My section had 5. No wonder there was no crowd noise yesterday. Everybody was too busy fighting, watching fights or being removed.

One note also to mention. Guy with #26 jersey was allowed to return to his seat before the end of the game......

Anonymous said...

I don't bother going to Skins games at Fedex anymore, the stadium experience is atrocious and dangerous, sometimes expanding stadium seating to 95k so any moron can get in is not a good idea Mr Snyder.

Anonymous said...

wow, must have been a lot of fights yesterday, because there was one in section 114 also around the same time as this video was taken, unless this was the fight in 114 lower level by the opponents tunnel.

Anonymous said...

I was in 123 and missed all the fights unfortunately!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE REMOVE LAST POST!!!!!! THE PERSON IS MENTIONING A BUSINESS NAME.........GET IT OFF NOW!

Anonymous said...

Update 2 is correct - what started it was a group of people coming down to sit in seats that are not theirs. Usually not a problem except when the owners of the seats come back and THEY REFUSE TO LEAVE! In fact - the owner of the seat was told that since she wasn't sitting in the seat - it wasn't hers. They should have never been let down there and they certainly should have left when the owner came to sit in their own seat!

Anonymous said...

The girl (98) looking for her husband’s ring was with 5 or 6 other people in the wrong seats. They started fighting with the owners of the seats. The guy bleeding over his eye (26) was defending the seat owners (who were girls)!That is why he was allowed back in his seats and the others thrown out. The girl crying over her husband’s ring was not sad at all!

Ball Hogs said...

I don't know about you but when I'm at the game, I'm focused on one thing and one thing only and that is the game itself... We'll be talking Skins and much more tonight from 7:00-11:00 on the Ball Hogs. Check us out live at www.ballhogsradio.com

Who writes this blog? I would love to have you join us on the show.

Anonymous said...

Actually UPDATE 2 is correct. They came from the lower section to get better seats during the 3rd quarter. When the seat owners came the 6 people that moved down got up and started to leave. The seat owners started calling 2 of the girls bitches and told them to hurry it up. The two girls the were from the upper level said that they were leaving and to chill out. Then one of the seat owners attacked her from behind and started punching her in the face. Then another girl that came from the upper section grabbed the girl (seat owner) attacking her friend. The girl that was trying to get the seat owner off her friend got lots of her hair pulled out. The seat owners were in the wrong. I have had people in my seat before and never started bullshit over it. NO ONE REFUSED TO LEAVE----NOT TURE!!! The people in the wrong section were leaving and got attacked. The guy in #98 white jersey was defending his sister-in-law, the guy in the redskins jacket was helping his brother and wife. The woman looking for her wedding WAS definitely sad--so if you dont know her then shut the f*** up....You people are running our mouth and you don't even know the situation or the people involved. Yes a little to much alochol but that doesn't make these people bad .... just means they are normal..do you mean to tell me you have never gotten shit faced? Please.....focus on Football if your a fan

Now you people need to get a life! Come on, how many fights are there every week when there is a home game...why is this so special. Honestly I have seen much better fight footage then this.

Anonymous said...

As an outside observer I love to see how uneducated the Redskins fans are now. These lasts few posts represent why we as a nation are so far behind in education.

I remember being a kid watching a game at RFK, it was what led me to play college ball. People were respectful and there weren't people trying to "sneak" in others seats or just there to act like immature kids, we just were there to watch football.

Anonymous said...

Just when you saw the fight and thought we reached an all time low.. This happens.

Anonymous said...

Those guys should really give up fighting. I mean, who walks into punches by scrunching up their face and holding their hands out like they're walking in the dark?

Give up fighting, boys. You're obviously not very good at it. You're lucky you weren't put into a coma.

Anonymous said...

The girl fight, which started prior to the boys isn't even shown here. Thats how it started..I was in the section. Honestly it was a weak fight and only one guy was bleeding. everyone else walked out with 50 on two feet..........guy is wrecked though

Mackey said...

Man I know those guys and they should NOT be fighting. They are the most unathletic , unhealthy dudes around. Sorry fellas but you got your asses handed to you and looks like you deserved it. Why would you go to a Skins game with women anyway?

Anonymous said...

Maybe if they checked tickets this wouldn't happen.

Walking Deadman said...

Ok everybody. I am deleting a few posts. Frankly, if you know the people involved (or where they work/who they work for) that's great but I really don't want to put any job or personal information on the site. That wasn't the point of this. Thanks everybody for participating and thanks to a couple of Anom. posters who are fleshing the details out about the situation.

Ball Hogs.... email me at deadmanblog@hotmail.com I would be honored to come on your show.

Walking Deadman said...

Also, I'm going to be moderating any new comments.

Walking Deadman said...

One last comment on this. I was asked by one of the people involved to remove the You Tube video. While this is a publicly posted video and at this point you can find it anywhere if you look for it, I will honor the request.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what happened to the "keister" post? That was hilarious!!

Jeff C. said...

My father and I have been going to games as season ticket holders at RFK (then DC Stadium) since 1964 - the crowd at FedEx is so disgusting that I am embarassed and will no longer take my children there due to this type of behavior...how many people have posted comments about fights intheir section? I dont know what is worse - Snyder or the current fan base at FedEx field...I guess as long as the Danny is making $7 a beer this will be tolerated - but not by me...goobye -

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