Snyder predicts record crowd on Sunday
Daniel Snyder's offseason-long media exposure party continued this week, as the Redskins owner scored the cover story of Montgomery Life magazine and appeared live on CNBC's The Strategy Session to talk about the NFL and finances.
Though actually, during that CNBC bit he was too pumped up about the upcoming Cowboys game to talk about anything else. Here's what he said when asked about the current economic environment.
"I think things are tough out there, and this economy is difficult right now," Snyder said. "It's sort of bumping along a little bit. Right now all I'm doing is looking forward to playing Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx field. That's the only thing I'm thinking about right now. We're looking forward to this season."
Here's what he said when asked about international expansion.
"I think that Roger Goodell, our commissioner, really has got his sights set on expanding the league in the future," Snyder said. "I'll just support him and I hope right now we just look forward to this season. That's all we're thinking about right at this moment though."
Here's what he said when asked about revenue projections in 2027.
"I don't know," he said. "All I'm thinking about is Sunday, so 2027 sounds like a long way off."
And here's what he said when asked about reports concerning declining NFL attendance.
"We've been fortunate here at the Redskins, we think we'll have a record crowd this weekend, this Sunday night for the Dallas Cowboy game," Snyder said. "And from my personal perspective, we feel that it's been going pretty well here, even though we've had a tough season last year. We're looking forward to getting it going now. Overall, obviously the economy, we're all susceptible to it, and it's taken a little bit of time to get it to go in the right direction, but it's gonna be pretty good in the future."
Snyder also said he's "never been involved or interested at all" in buying the Washington Times, praised the NFL's competitive balance, and talked about how important live content is to content distributors. Oh, and when he was asked to predict the AFC's Super Bowl participant, he said he was excited about Sunday.
"We're looking forward to getting the Redskins going right now, and this season and this Sunday it all kicks it off for us," he said. "We hope to have over 90,000, a record at FedEx Field, and just hopefully beat them Cowboys."
As for the Montgomery Life profile, you can read it here. Snyder talked about growing up a Redskins fan, and building his business portfolio, and his charity work and devotion to the D.C. area. His daughters are both mentioned by name, which is not something I ever remember happening. And he again described sports ownership as a "stewardship," like so:
"This is not really a business as much as stewardship. It's an honor." An honor that he admits can be "heartbreaking," but also "wonderfully fulfilling."
Also, Snyder introduced himself to the Montgomery Life reporter as Dan, saying "Mr. Snyder was my father."
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