Football in the Fall

Fall time in DC is great. The weather is slowly getting a little bit cooler and you see students start to break out the jeans and hoodies that have been hibernating for the past few summer months. On campus our trees are turning colors, and starting to cover the green lawns where the usual frisbees and footballs are thrown back and forth.

Speaking of football, the fall is a great time for sports, especially in DC! Here in the city we have all the major professional sports teams. We have the Redskins, Nationals, Capitals, DC United, and the Wizards. So far I’ve been to at least one of all of the games except the Capitals and DC United, and they’ve all been a lot of fun. With that being said, one of my favorite fall events is going to watch the Washington Redskins play.

Personally, I am not a Redskins fan; in fact my favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles. You may think it’s ironic that I like the Eagles, and yet I enjoy going to the Skins game, but because they are division rivals, they always play the Eagles in DC once a year, and it is a great game to go to. I usually go with my buddy Joey who is a die-hard Redskins fan, and it’s always funny to hear the comments people are making when we take our picture at the game, each of us wearing the opposing teams’ gear. We usually wait to buy our tickets a few days before the game, when the price gets pretty cheap, and just get standing room tickets (it’s a tough life being a poor college student), but it’s still a great time and atmosphere.

When thinking of football, it just reminds me of the fall. Going to the Redskins games is a blast (especially when they lose), and it’s great going to a school where I can do things such as go see professional sport teams play so easily. The fall is great here in the city, and I always enjoy taking advantage of the opportunities available throughout the city when the leaves start to turn.

Redskins Game


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