Several times in recent years, I’ve highlighted the Redskins’ ticket offers to fans, whether in video or paper form. At this point, my chronicling has spanned several coaching staffs, from Jim Zorn delivering a fake “Hip Hip Hooray” to Bruce Allen saying “congratulations, and welcome to our team” to Donovan McNabb and Mike Shanahan asking “R You In” to last year’s mailing, which emphasized “Team. Effort. Tradition” and offered a free 2012 NFC East champions T-shirt or hat to anyone signing up for season tickets.
Well, a reader recently passed along the 2014 mailing, which resembled the 2013 packaging with one pretty significant difference: the multiple photos of Jay Gruden.
Also, the introductory letter is a bit different. Here’s this year’s text:
Fellow Redskins Fan,
Our proud and historic franchise is more determined than ever to provide the greatest fans in the NFL with a winning team. Not just for next season, but for years to come.
This unwavering commitment is only strengthened by the skill and character of our players, the direction and vision of our staff, and the passion and support of our fans.
We’re here to work. And we’re here to win.
Even though we’re early in our 2014 campaign, the EXCITEMENT behind these walls is undeniable. It comes when the right people come together who not only share the same goals — but the same approach for success.
We appreciate the loyalty of our fans.
HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!
In other changes, this year’s mailing boasts of an “in-game experience second to none” at FedEx Field, and also offers fans the first right to purchase tickets to playoff games, complimentary enrollment in the NFL Membership Club, a free RGIII, Alfred Morris or Pierre Garcon jersey, a chalk-talk session with Allen and Gruden, a $50 FedEx Field concession gift card, and the waiver of the team’s $100-per-seat activation fee.