Many, many years ago as an experiment I signed up for a bunch of NFL teams waiting lists to see how long the period was to get a pair of season tickets. Some had immediate availability (Vikings, Dolphins), some were just a few years wait (Bears, Jaguars), and some I will probably never get (Packers, Steelers). The fun part is being on these teams mail lists.
A couple of months ago I received from the Washington Redskins a letter telling me that I was at the top of the list! The time had come to get my season tickets NOW, seeing that there were over TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND people behind me on the list! That is bullsh1t if I have ever heard of it - I am only number 60k or so on the Packer waiting list. Not that I am ever going to move from that spot, just sayin'.
So I tossed the notice from the Redskins and just a few weeks later I got an email that I was at the top of the list! Get those season tickets now! Delete.
Since then I have received two more things in the mail telling me to get on the stick and buy those season tickets. After getting these I had to come to only one conclusion - the Redskins have no season ticket waiting list at all.
I have read and heard that the FedEx field experience is one of the worst in all of football - I think that fans may have finally had enough. This post from Steve Czaban (one of my favorite sports reporters) seems to add credibility to the "no season ticket" conspiracy theory.
I would bet with the economy the way it is that a lot of NFL teams will be seeing some not so full stadiums this fall. And that virtually every team except perhaps Green Bay and Pittsburgh will see their waiting lists for season tickets dwindle - if the waiting lists aren't already zero right now.