Friday, October 30, 2009

4 Ways You Can Make the Sign Happen

OK, this site is starting to get some great, viral publicity after less than 24 hours.

But realistically we still have a long way to go to make the sign happen. We need about 75% participation from the upper-deck sections to make the sign readable.

That means reaching about 11,000 of the 15,000 people who actually have tickets in the sign sections. And that in turn means reaching several hundred thousand people in the Washington-metro area with this message over the next two weeks.

Here are 4 ways you can help:

  1. Tell everyone you know about the plan and this site, especially Redskins fans, football fans, and Redskins ticket holders. Don't assume other folks have seen it just because you have. Post it to message boards, Facebook, etc. and send it to the media.
  2. If you're actually selling tickets in these sections (as a broker or otherwise) advertise the sign as part of the attraction of these seats and emphasize that simply skipping the game won't hurt Snyder because he's already been paid for this season through season tickets. (If you really want to hurt Snyder this season go to the games and don't spend any money at the stadium.)
  3. Spread the word at the stadium itself before and during the game. Bring copies of the seating charts and pass them around, especially in the sign sections. Many folks who haven't heard about the sign ahead of time will have a shirt, sweatshirt, or jacket of the appropriate color to wear as their outermost layer. Or you may find people with the wrong color for their seat who are willing to swap seats.
  4. Selling cheap, oversized white and burgundy T-shirts around the stadium would seem a great way for some enterprising folks to earn a little extra cash. Depending on location you may have a hard time getting away with this, but if you partner with a local private-property owner near the stadium (perhaps a store or restaurant owner) this could work. Having a copy of the seating charts handy couldn't hurt either.

BONUS: Out-of-town fans can bring signs to away games publicizing the FedEx sign! We'll be at the Atlanta game on Nov. 8th. See if you can spot us on TV!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A FedEx Field Sign Snyder Can't Ban

Daniel Snyder wants to ban signs at FedEx Field? Then let's turn the stadium itself into a sign he can't ban.

Everyone sitting in the designated upper-level sections for the Washington vs Denver game (Nov. 15th at FedEx field) can be part of a giant "FIRE SNYDER" sign just by wearing the color designated for their seat. Here are the participating sections:

  • 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406
  • 422, 423, 424, 425, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432
  • 450, 451, 452, 453

The  photo below gives you an idea of the scale and appearance of the signs (click to view). There will be TWO of these signs, one on each side of the stadium.image

To participate just do the following:

  1. Find the seating chart for your section in the table below.
  2. Find your exact seats on the chart.
  3. Wear the color designated for your seat on game day.

NOTE: We're looking for 2-3 people per section who can help spread the word on game day.

Participating Upper-level Sections
Seating Charts
(click to view)
422, 450
423, 451
424, 452
425, 453
401, 427
402, 428
403, 429
404, 430
405, 431
406, 432

Here's the full FedEx Field seating chart for reference (click to view):

UPDATE: Background color changed from gold to white thanks to suggestions from Mr. Irrelevant and twoeightnine.

UPDATE 2: Major change to the seating charts! The sign colors have been inverted.

I decided to make this change after finding a high-resolution shot of the upper sections from the October 26th Monday Night game and hearing about spotty attendance from several folks. The seats are already red--no sense in fighting the stadium itself to make this work.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Tribute to Great Stadium Signs of the Past

1. The Great Rose Bowl Hoax - California Institute of Technology students hijack the 1961 Rose Bowl half-time show to spell "CALTECH".image

2. Yale's "WE SUCK" Prank - Yale students trick Harvard fans into insulting their own team in 2004.


3. Hilliard Davidson High School copies Yale - Students at Hilliard, OH school replicate Yale prank against a hated opponent in 2007.