I love covering football. It's fun and exciting and rewarding and challenging.
I miss tailgating. I really do.
Few things can match the fun of firing up a grill in the parking lot before a big game, talking to other people doing the same. There's a camaraderie that can't be replicated.
So here's the deal: For one game, my bosses are letting me tailgate.
We will be in the Orange A Lot before the Redskins play the Vikings on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. You won't miss us because there will be a big satellite truck, parked near the road.
The idea started as a joke on our #RedskinsTalk podcast, where I complained about missing tailgating and local celebrity Mitch Tischler said we should throw our own.
We laughed about it. Then we thought about it. Why can't we tailgate?
Well, now we are.
Who's we? Me, Mitch, and Rich Tandler. Some big-time guests too, starting with Santana Moss and Fred Smoot, who is supposed to stop by as well. Other media folks will come by as well, and maybe, if we play our cards right, a few other major guest appearances.
Everybody is invited. You, reading this, are invited. The buddy you share tickets with is invited too. Everybody. Seriously.
I'm grilling 100 hamburgers. It's first come, first served, and when we run out of burgers, we run out of burgers, but we will still be hanging out. Rain or shine.
We plan to get things going at 11. We will go until I need to go into the stadium probably 12:30 or so.
This will be live streamed on Facebook and Periscope, so if you can't join us you can watch the stream and feel like you're there. Starting at noon, we will be live on NBC Sports Washington as well. So if you come, odds are you will be on TV. Hope that's ok. If you can't make it, please watch, and let me know what you think.
This should be a blast. I can't wait. Please come say hi, and please be cool when you do.
See you Sunday.
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