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Posted at 1:01 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Dan Snyder calls losing "heartbreaking"

By Dan Steinberg


I will be running quotes from Daniel Snyder's Friday media blitz for the next six months. These interviews are so rare, and must be treasured, like Redskins playoff victories. And now, suddenly, out of nowhere (aka Dallas), there is a veritable bounty of Snyder quotes, including this one, given to WJLA's Britt McHenry, when the owner was asked about losing.

"What's difficult for me as a fan and as the owner of the team is just losing," Snyder said. "It's heartbreaking. It takes me a couple days after a loss to be functioning again, because it's so traumatizing."

That's how I feel after a bad Web traffic day.

McHenry also asked if there were positives from the 2010 season.

"You know, I was reading the Wall Street Journal last week and they did a piece on the 10 most exciting teams of the year, and we were No. 2," Snyder said. "And I was reading this thing and I said, is that true? We had eight games decided by three points or less?"

Now, at least one commenter will point out that being exciting and losing isn't technically a bright spot. And then at least one commenter will say that this is why people don't like to give media interviews, because everything they say will be parsed with a plastic pizza cutter. And then at least one commenter will say something rude about Pittsburghers, and at least one commenter will point out I'm bald, and at least one commenter will call for a Redskins boycott.

"It's hard, because you beat the Green Bay Packers like we did this year," Snyder said. "I think we beat 'em in overtime, and you sit there and say 'They're in the Super Bowl and we're watching like everybody else.' "

True facts.

"They fight hard," Snyder said of his team. "It's a competitive football team, and we lost a lot of heartbreakers, a lot of missed field goals and extra points and a lot of heartbreaking. But we are headed in the right direction."

By Dan Steinberg  | February 8, 2011; 1:01 PM ET
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Comments

By pre-commenting all the comments, what's left to comment on? Way to depress your own page views!

Posted by: dcborn61 | February 8, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Redskin fans call Dan Snyder "moronic."

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 8, 2011 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Redskins fans call having Dan Snyder as an owner "heartbreaking"

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | February 8, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Danny is ready to look for a new kicker!

That was the missing piece between the Super bowl and 6-10!

Posted by: Leeguru | February 8, 2011 2:07 PM | Report abuse

As a Redskins fan I look forward to a work stoppage.

Posted by: rhbancroft | February 8, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

The packers win is so irrelevant, but I am glad to know the delusion starts at the top

Posted by: jpfterps | February 8, 2011 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Let the football people pick the players. Stop throwing away money on useless players like Fat Albert. Take a page out of Jack Kent Cookes playbook. Gibbs and Casserly. Mr Cooke never meddled.

Posted by: abtmrt | February 8, 2011 2:36 PM | Report abuse

The difference between winning and losing is just one point. And you're right, this is exactly why some people refuse to talk to the media you crome-dome Pittsburgh-wannabe-reject...

And until the Redskins start winning again, I'm rooting for another team...

Posted by: CapsNut | February 8, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

So losing is heartbreaking? What a revelation Dan.

How about having you as an owner?
I think that fact is incredibly heartbreaking to 99 percent of Redskin fans.

Please do us a favor in 2011 and seek
medical help. Being a short, delusional,
knucklehead is not in your best interest or the interests of the Redskins and the fans.

Its only a couple hundred bucks an hour and probably your health insurance will cover 80 percent.

Otherwise, we are doomed every year to repeating the same mistakes.......

Posted by: soc22210 | February 8, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't sound like Gano has the support of the owner...

Posted by: crashinghero | February 8, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

As a Redskins fan I look forward to a work stoppage.

Posted by: rhbancroft | February 8, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse


Amen! He needs to stop putting himself in front of a camera and get some therapy.

Posted by: stwasm | February 8, 2011 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and is it just me, or does he look like a ventriloquist's dummy in that screen shot above?

Posted by: stwasm | February 8, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

A little off topic ....(im in the image business).......I like the cowboy boot and cufflink look !

Posted by: carpman | February 8, 2011 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Danny Boy that the penile enlargement surgery didnt work out. Maybe next time

Posted by: sheepherder | February 8, 2011 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Danny Boy that the penile enlargement surgery didnt work out. Maybe next time

Posted by: sheepherder | February 8, 2011 5:44 PM | Report abuse

How can such a small man BE such a big putz?

Posted by: Skeptic21 | February 8, 2011 6:25 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins freakin' suck.

Posted by: NyallsStJohnSmytheIV | February 8, 2011 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I love it when the Redskins lose. Last year was wonderful, this year even better. Now that idiot is suing a street paper (guess granny wasn't enough for him). Go Caps!

Posted by: capscapscaps2 | February 8, 2011 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Exciting and losing isn't a bright spot! What does he think he is, a Pittsburgh reject? At least he's not bald like Steinberg. Maybe he shouldn't give interviews knowing commentators are going to parse every word, but I'm once again calling for a Redskins boycott!

(oh crap........never mind then)

Posted by: jbanks979 | February 9, 2011 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Little Danny: "But we are headed in the right direction."

Me: "What freakin' direction is that? Down?"

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | February 9, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Dan Snyder IS a loser.
And yes! As a Redskin fan, it IS heartbreaking.

Posted by: RalphZero | February 10, 2011 6:47 AM | Report abuse

Year after year we hear the same old song and dance that the Washington Football Franchise is headed in the right direction. NOT!! We lost, but a least we were competative. NOT!! Stop the madness, a loser is a loser, whether by 1 point or 100 points. This is why if you don't win enough games (true wins not moral victories of few point loses) you go home at the end of the season - plain and simple. Yeah we showed up for the Dallas game, the Minnesota game, the Indy game. NOT!! You plainly did not win. If you don't win you get one "bright side" - you get to go home before everyone else!!

Posted by: roallenc | February 10, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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