Daniel Snyder is cheering for the Packers
Daniel Snyder became at least the third D.C. sports figure to come out in support of the Green Bay Packers this week. Bruce Boudreau and Chris Cooley did it out of bad feelings for Pittsburgh. Snyder had a different motive.
"You know this, and I think the fans know this: I love this football team," Snyder said during a Friday appearance on ESPN 980's John Thompson Show. "I love this community. I'm dedicated, I'm doing the best I can to support my coach, Mike Shanahan, and my general manager, Bruce Allen. We're in good hands. I'm telling you, we're in good hands with them, and I'm real pleased about the direction of our franchise.
"And one of the things I'm real proud of is we were competitive as can be this year. I'm rooting for the Green Bay Bay Packers so I can say we beat the Super Bowl champs, and we lost a lot of heart-breakers this year, but we fought hard. The men played hard....We're an organization that I think is on the up."
Much of the rest of the interview -- and a subsequent appearance on 106.7 The Fan's LaVar Arrington Show -- concerned Snyder's suit against the City Paper. Those quotes will be handled elsewhere.