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Our Annual Trip To Redskins Park

You know the summer is half over when pro football goes to training camp and the Redskins open their practices to the fans.  This year our new coach, Mike Shanahan, has opened 20 practices for fan viewing!  That is many, many more than in past years.  The usual occurred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My daughter, our photographer, took 47 pictures!  That number just happens to be the same as her heart throb Chris Cooley, of whom she took well over a dozen!  They won't all get posted here...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The quarterbacks had many drills.  The new kid, Donovan Something-Or-Other, was right in front of us.  And the new coach was too, but stayed well away from the crowd.  He seemed to want to think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Holy Hat got 8 new autographs!  This is Reed Doughty signing my daughter's hat.  And while there are many uniforms to choose from, somehow the requisite visit is only made to the #47 shrine.  She is wearing the Holy Hat.  That hat has its own special place in our basement (along with the other Redskin paraphernalia) and never leaves, EXCEPT to make the annual migration.

She had so much fun!  She made a sign and Fox 5 News came up and interviewed her!  Her very bubbly two minute interview was edited down to about 3 seconds though.  When asked who her favorite Redskin is, she blurted, "CHRIS COOLEY, HE'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES!"  That's what made it on the air.  She was very excited to see herself on TV!  It was well worth taking a day off.

Here is the news feed that we appeared in.  It has a couple of seconds of my daughter loving Chris Cooley and then a couple of seconds of us together holding the sign she made.

This is the feed:  http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/sports/redskins-fans-optimistic-as-training-camp-arrives-072910

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

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Comment balloon 25 commentsJay Markanich • July 30 2010 07:15AM

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Great pics Jay.  Love the one of your daughter in the Jersey.  Hope you have a good season this year.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 8 years ago

Gabe - we win every off season in terms of acquisitions and so forth.  Then, after the busts come to fore, we are left with another mediocre circumstance.  Thanks!  But we will see...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Skins should do well knowing that DALE EARNHARDT JR is a HUGE Redskins fan!  He says he watches when he can in his motorhome before races!!!!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) about 8 years ago

Sounds like you had a great Father/Daughter Day. Good for you!

Posted by Jeffrey Jonas- Minnesota Home Inspector (Critical Eye Property Inspections / JRJ Consultants) about 8 years ago

Wallace - where has he been these last 10 years or so!

Jeff - it was.  We do it every year.  We go out to dinner afterward.  She really looks forward to it.  We might just go again - there are 20 opportunities this year!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Jay - Sounds like a great family event. Who knows, you just might bring the Skins some luck!

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com) about 8 years ago

We go every year, John, and to date have not brought much of that!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

I just edited the entry to include the news feed that we appear in.  Look carefully, it's quick!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Our family had Redskin season tickets for 57 years.  I attended my first game in our bleacher seats in Griffin Stadium.  We loved our 50 yard line seats in RFK and tolerated our new seats on the 40 yard line at FedEx field.  The last ticket & parking price increase made us have 2nd, 34d and sadly last thoughts on renewing the tickets.  We will always be Redskins fans but now we will do it watching them on the flat screen TV instead of from our seats.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 8 years ago

Wow, Cindy!  Your history sounds exactly like mine!  My first game also was at Griffith Stadium, but I don't remember where the seats were.  At RFK (which I still call DC Stadium) we were on the 20 yard line.  We had season tickets in the Club Level, 40 yard line or so, until about 3 years ago.  They got so expensive ($500 per seat per game) that we just gave them up.  They keep contacting us every year since offering us better "deals."

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Jay:  Sounds like a great time.  Working in and around sports radio, I have met many of the Redskins, but have never been to Redskins park.  If Dan Snyder hadn't killed my love of the team, I'd be down there once a summer.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 8 years ago

It is a very fun trip Chris Ann!  You should try it sometime.  And afterward there are many nice places nearby for dinner.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Maybe Shanahan can bring back some of the magic. It hasn't been the same since Joe Gibbs left. Looks like everybody had a great day

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 8 years ago

The pictures are great!  It's fantastic that your daughter made it on the air even if it was only a few seconds!

Posted by Maya Thomas LLC, Broker, Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows (Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland) about 8 years ago

Let's hope Ed.  We always win the off season, and then flop when the going gets going!

Maya - she was ecstatic!  Seeing herself on TV was as good as it gets, even for a second or two.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

I am not much on the Redskins but I sure can't wait for football season to start again.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) about 8 years ago

I look forward to it too, Damon, but, as there are no other teams, to what do you look forward?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Very cool Jay. Sounds like you had an awesome day.

Posted by Troy Pappas, Virginia Beach Home Inspector (Safe House Property Inspections) about 8 years ago

Troy - we probably will do it again.  There are so many opportunities this year.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

My favorite part of football is the party...as I used to tell my Dad..."they keep yelling FIRST DOWN"....and you can only be first once..."....he preferred watching grown men jump on each other with my husband and my brother...they get it...guess you do to as does your daughter....looks like a fun time !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 8 years ago

She loves football and the Redskins Sally!  What can I say?  There was absolutely no Dad influence there...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Good looking Daughter Jay. Must get her looks from her Mom. 

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) about 8 years ago

The pool can be good and the pool can be bad Jack! 

When you saw the Skins I am surprised you didn't write, "Um, who?"

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Great quality time...

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 8 years ago

It's one of those annual things, Joshua, that my daughter looks forward to very much.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

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