Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is notorious for trying to wring every last penny out of his customers. He charged fans $10 for admission to training camp practices in 2000, and charged $30 for a FOX figurine which sold for $24 on FOX's website.
So the fact that Snyder's team is giving away something valuable for free is absolutely shocking.
According to The Washington Post, if you show up early enough to a game at FedEx Field and look for a guy in the nosebleed sections wearing a suit and holding a stack of envelopes, he'll give you a free voucher to move to a much more expensive seat.
The upgrade entitles fans to a seat in the club level, with access to the climate controlled concourse with restaurants, bars, merchandise stores and video game consoles. If you'd rather not miss a minute of thrilling Colt McCoy-led football, you can order food to be brought straight to your seat.
Of course, this is another attempt by Snyder to get people to pay to upgrade their seats permanently, but hopefully Washington fans are smart enough to keep looking for the guy with the envelopes.
- Dan Gartland