Thursday, November 12, 2009

At the Denver game: Boycott Snyder Balloon Party

Free speech is history at FedEx Field. Dan Snyder has taken almost every measure imaginable to ensure that you will not be able to bring a sign into the games. @FireSnyder tried to get a fund going to buy a bunch of Boycott Snyder balloons, (picture at right is just an artists' rendering), but we weren't able to collect enough cash to make a serious buy.

So I got to thinking - why don't we just make our own? The best signs are home-made. Balloons are cheap, and available at any supermarket or drugstore. So here's the rundown:

1. Buy a bunch of balloons
2. At home, inflate (but don't tie) them, and write your message to Danny on the balloons with a marker
3. While tailgating on Sunday, hand out deflated balloons to your friends - one each.
4. Sneak your balloon in. This should be very easy. Just put it in your pocket or something.
5. At the beginning of the second quarter, quickly inflate and tie your balloon, then bat it down towards the field.
5. The game will be disrupted (and TV won't miss) the Boycott Snyder Balloon Party!

The Revolution WILL be televised!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Revolution WAS televised!

Congrats to these Solution Seekers for getting their sign on FOX today. It's been tough getting the message on national TV during games, but this is a great early success story.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Donate $3 to Boycott Snyder balloon fund

This cause came to my attention yesterday and I fully endorse it. I'm pretty sure it was started by @FireSnyder over on Twitter, but if not I apologize. Regardless it's a great idea:

1. Sneak deflated "Boycott Snyder" balloons into the game.
2. Inflate balloons at a pre-agreed time.
3. Have a giant, FedEx Boycott Snyder Beach Party!

Imagine a sea of thousands of Boycott Snyder balloons bouncing around during the Denver game on Nov. 17, tumbling onto the field. Quite a scene. And TV wouldn't be able to ignore it either. It'd end up on every highlight reel package that weekend.

The brilliance of the plan is that balloons are cheap and very easy to smuggle.

$300 will buy us a whopping 2,000 balloons - All we need are 100 people to donate $3! We have already raised $36 which doesn't seem like much, but it's 12% of our goal! Every dollar helps so please be part of the Solution and donate today.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm taking a Bye week, too

Snyder-hate can wear a man down, so I'm going to join the Redskins and take the weekend off. It doesn't hurt that I'll be out of town this weekend too.

So please, no obituaries, no stories asking where I went and why I've disappeared. I haven't been asked to leave, I'm not being pressured by Danny Boy (yet) and I'm not leaving to spend more time with my family. I'll be back on Tuesday.

I'm sure I'll tweet a couple times, but no promises. The Burgundy Revolution rolls on!

Your fellow hater,

Downloadable Boycott Snyder Fliers

These sweet fliers, available in Color and B&W, are great for hanging up in your cubicle, your drivers-side window, etc. Hell, make your own T-shirt for all I care! Viva La Revolution!

Clicking the preview images will take you to a PDF download link.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Today in Burgundy Revolution

The fallout from Black Monday 10/26 continued to rain down on the DC area today. Due to the new sign policy at FedEx Field, loads of signs were confiscated at the gate last night. It's ridiculous that we can't even bring in a D-Fence sign anymore. Or that fans have to sneak-in a Sean Taylor tribute banner.

Worst of all, that a wife of an soldier in Afghanistan's sign had to be thrown in the garbage:

Today, Redskin's COO Dave Donovan was on the Mike Wise show and cleared up some stuff about the sign and t-shirt policies. The Redskins blog transcribed it. (I don't advocate giving them page views, so I'll paste it:)

"The banners, we do have a prohibition against signs and banners in the stadium, and we don't care what they say. We take them down. They get in the way of other people viewing the game, and people get poked in the head -- that stuff happens.

"Our policy regarding messages on T-shirts and other clothing is simple: if it doesn't display profanity, it's fine.."

That's right, people are getting poked in the head at games! That D-Fence I mentioned before? It's really, really pointy folks!

Question. Are there any stadiums in the NFL with more stringent sign rules than FedEx Field? Are we now the NFL's the equivalent of Soviet Russia, where the only signage we can use is State-Approved?

A sign here, a sign there, big deal. By banning and throwing them in the garbage, Snyder has made the story bigger than it ever would have been otherwise. It's just another bone-head mis-step, the latest in a long series of late. He is panicking, let there be no doubt.

You're looking at a portrait of Danny under pressure. And it ain't a pretty picture.

The good news is that it's open-season on T-shirts, so why not grab a Boycott Snyder T? They're not profane and the money goes to Cafe Press, not Snyder.

Or, how about this adorable lil' fella:

Coming Soon: A baby's bib, so your lil' stinker can drool and slobber all over Danny's face.

In other #BurgundyRevolution news, there was some chatter today about needing a new tag on Twitter. #BlackMonday1026 is over. At this point I think it's #BlackSunday every Sunday. And since it's every Sunday, no need for dates anymore. Who's with me?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Burgundy Revolution: The Movie

A few days ago, I asked the followers of @BoycottSnyder for some help casting my movie. I'm making a horror film set against the backdrop of a professional football team. Burgundy Revolution: The Movie tells the tale of a spoiled, rich psychopath on a team-killing rampage. And now, is proud to announce that we've completed principal casting of Burgundy Revolution: The Movie!

Eriq La Salle as Jason Campbell

This suave ex-ER doc will trade the scrubs for a Redskins uniform to play the beleaguered, hand-tied, often-blamed QB of the Redskins. (casted by @orlandowynn)

Bill Paxton as Jim Zorn

His role as "Chet" in Weird Science proved that Paxton is the only man who can pull off the crew-cut necessary to play Zorn.

Bill Cosby and Greg Blache

The Cos is a beloved curmudgeon, just like the Defensive Coordinator of the Redskins. And since Blache has taken a vow of silence, Cosby's expressive eye-rolls will prove invaluable. (casted by @SaveTheSkins)

Steve Buscemi as Vinny Ceratto

Buscemi is the only man with the requisite bug-eyes needed to play the Redskins' Vice President of Football Operations, or whatever they call him now.

Daniel Radcliffe as Daniel Snyder

Although he's a bit old for the role, Radcliffe has experience playing a young, spoiled, rich nerd. (casted by @BurgNGold)

Guest Starring:
Morgan Freeman as Sherman Lewis

Freeman joins the cast as the "Extra Eyes" brought in by Ceratto to right the ship. His role in Million Dollar Baby as a retired ex-boxer should prepare him for this role as a retired ex-coach. (casted by @RegionalCeleb)

William H. Macy as Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs is another retiree Snyder covets. In this cameo scene, he rebuffs young Danny Potter's advances at dinner, the night before the Panthers game.

Tom Cruise as Himself

Snyder's BFF for only a few million dollars, Cruise was on hand in Detroit to witness the Redskins loss to the Lions. The Curse of Cruise was born.

Eddie Murphy as Albert Haynesworth

Murphy's experience wearing a fat-suit in films like The Nutty Professor and Norbit make him the obvious choice to play the stamina-challenged Haynesworth. (casted by @DArkMEATHOOK)

If you have any more casting suggestions, leave a comment...