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Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #25: February 07, 2020, 06:30:34 PM »
also first football game in DC in quite a while.  And probably the last for quite a while assuming the XFL folds before the year is out (the WWE is in pretty bad financial shape right now and just fired their top management).
There hasn't been professional football in DC for many years--good point. 

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« Reply #26: February 07, 2020, 10:27:49 PM »
There hasn't been professional football in DC for many years--good point. 

Washington Valor won the ArenaBowl just a few years ago.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #27: February 08, 2020, 09:13:28 AM »
Washington Valor won the ArenaBowl just a few years ago.
Weren't there only like two teams in the league.

Does anyone know why they are using the same XFL name for a league that failed the last time?  Why not AFL or USFL? Those lasted a while.

Are they going to have cute name like "He Hate Me"?

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« Reply #28: February 08, 2020, 11:14:31 AM »
Jim Zorn coaching Seattle against DC today.

Offline Count Walewski

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« Reply #29: February 08, 2020, 02:44:39 PM »
Cardale ain't come to play school, that's for sure. One-man offense so far.

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« Reply #30: February 08, 2020, 03:02:55 PM »
Been watching for 5 min- already like the product better than the NFL- much less serious, letting sideline reporters annoy players and coaches

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« Reply #31: February 08, 2020, 03:34:39 PM »
Crowd has been awesome

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« Reply #32: February 08, 2020, 04:19:45 PM »
Freaking wave.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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« Reply #33: February 08, 2020, 04:26:33 PM »
Looks like the NFL in slo-mo on TV.

Stadium looks good though.

Offline imref

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« Reply #34: February 08, 2020, 04:58:06 PM »
This has been a fun game.  Would definitely go again.

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« Reply #35: February 08, 2020, 05:02:31 PM »
Looks like the NFL in slo-mo on TV.

Stadium looks good though.


Stadium is beautiful. Long lines at concessions and bathrooms though. No bad seats.

Offline 1995hoo

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« Reply #36: February 08, 2020, 05:28:41 PM »
I caught the end of it on TV after coming back from Fox Meadow Winery. Stadium looked good and the field looked like it held up well. The Dragons' uniforms looked sharp. Sounds like they failed in their effort to keep the game under three hours.

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« Reply #37: February 08, 2020, 06:12:47 PM »
Broadcast was slick, I liked the post touchdown and kickoff gimmicks

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« Reply #38: February 08, 2020, 06:13:50 PM »
Stadium is beautiful. Long lines at concessions and bathrooms though. No bad seats.

Audi field is awesome- Washington spirit is playing a third of their games there next season- last time I saw one fo their games there it was a sell out

Offline 1995hoo

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« Reply #39: February 08, 2020, 06:23:52 PM »
Do you guys know whether there is an elevator or escalator to the 200-level at Audi Field? We sat up there for United last year and we walked up the stairs, which caused the missus no end of distress. She won’t sit up there again unless there is a different way up. We didn’t see any signs for an elevator or escalator. We might consider going to next Saturday’s game if the weather is nice, but she won’t sit upstairs unless there’s a different way up.

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« Reply #40: February 08, 2020, 06:50:01 PM »
Do you guys know whether there is an elevator or escalator to the 200-level at Audi Field? We sat up there for United last year and we walked up the stairs, which caused the missus no end of distress. She won’t sit up there again unless there is a different way up. We didn’t see any signs for an elevator or escalator. We might consider going to next Saturday’s game if the weather is nice, but she won’t sit upstairs unless there’s a different way up.

https://www.dcunited.com/matchday/ada-information

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Audi Field provides two elevators at the premium lobby for guests with disabilities or mobility challenges, or guests with small children. These elevators service the east stands, including premium areas. There is also an elevator located in the Heineken MVP Club, which services suites 27-31 and the rooftop bar.

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« Reply #41: February 08, 2020, 10:25:36 PM »
Broadcast was slick, I liked the post touchdown and kickoff gimmicks

I really liked all the new rules, though maybe i'd put an extra five yards between teams on kickoffs.  The extra point options add a lot more interest to the game. 

the in-game experience was surprising tame.  No pyro or gimmicks.  No cheer leaders, and only a hype guy and a DJ to entertain the crowd during breaks.

The quality of the game is what really surprised me having watched the first iteration of the XFL and the AAF.  The game was enjoyable and featured a number of quality plays. 

As I posted earlier, I'd definitely go to another game (right now probably March 7).

I'm not sure if this got captured on live TV, but XFL commissioner Oliver Luck (Andrew's dad) walked out to the Defenders' sideline late in the game and got a nice ovation from the crowd.  At some point in the final minutes a fan on that side threw an original XFL football onto the field.  The crowd pointed at the guy who threw the ball and started a "You Suck!" chant.  The officials handed it to Luck who teased throwing it to the crowd, and eventually threw it to toward the guy who initially threw it out onto the field.

Another highlight were the five or so guys sitting in front of us who used duct tape to change their other sport / team jerseys to all say "Jones" and who went crazy when Seattle hit a field goal to make it 31-22 as they had bet the over 51 spread.  Then they went nuts again when the field goal was taken off the board due to a penalty and Seattle failed to score again.

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« Reply #42: February 08, 2020, 11:26:03 PM »
Unwatchable

Offline Count Walewski

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« Reply #43: February 09, 2020, 01:10:38 PM »
Just made plans to go this Saturday against the New York Guardians

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« Reply #44: February 09, 2020, 01:45:36 PM »
Just made plans to go this Saturday against the New York Defenders.

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Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #46: February 09, 2020, 02:34:55 PM »
Jerry Glanville is still coaching.  OMG.

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« Reply #48: February 09, 2020, 04:49:44 PM »
1-0

Offline Truconfidence

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« Reply #49: February 09, 2020, 05:05:10 PM »
I like the kickoff rule and the XP rule, NFL might want to adopt those.

The punt rules are trash tho.