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Snyder optimistic about a D.C. Super Bowl

Washington Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder sounded optimistic Wednesday that Washington could host a Super Bowl. Snyder, speaking to reporters after announcing that Kiana Hardy of Oxon Hill High School will receive the annual scholarship from the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, said the award of the 2014 Super Bowl to New York-New Jersey bodes well for a Washington bid.
 
"I don't think it will be that long," Snyder said. "I think we'll be playing in New York in 2014, and you'll have a great experience there hopefully, and I think people will be surprised by the weather, too. It's not going to be a problem."
 
Snyder said Washington is "ripe to get one in the future" if it assembles a solid committee. The committee the Redskins put in place when trying to obtain the 2008 bid included former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson.
 
"It's good," Snyder said. "Good for the Redskins, good for Washington."

Snyder also said:

--He has not spoken with Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss about Moss's connection to Anthony Galea, a Toronto-based physician charged with unlawful distribution of human growth hormone.

"The league is handling things," Snyder said. "We respect what they always do, and I think things will be fine."

--He has been speaking to players on the sideline.

"If they want to talk football, they can talk to the coach, talk to the general manager," Snyder said. "I've talked to plenty of the players on the side of the field at practice all the time."

-- He did not have any more to add about the absence of Albert Haynesworth. On May 15, he said he was "disappointed" that Haynesworth was not participating in OTAs, adding "we're expecting our players to lead by example, and we're expecting our players to understand that they're Redskins and they need to be here."

"I think we've said enough about that situation and things will work themselves out," Snyder said Wednesday, "and we're looking forward to next week's mini-camp."

By Washington Post editors  |  June 2, 2010; 5:10 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Daniel M. Snyder  
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Comments

I think that The Danny's being unreasonably optimistic about the prospect of a Super Bowl in DC as long as The Big Jack is still our stadium. I can't see the NFL giving us one without a new stadium, which isn't happening any time soon.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | June 2, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

I'm not terribly interested in hosting a Super Bowl that will most likely (the odds tell us) not feature our beloved Redskins, but whatevs... it would be good for the DC metro area, I guess.

Instead of seeing all this energy poured into a one-time, two-week event, I'd rather see Snyder work towards returning the Redskins' stadium to the District of Columbia, where it belongs.

Ahem.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | June 2, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Just a few weeks back, I was in line at Staples and I heard a lady walk up to the guy behind me in line and said something like "I don't know if you like getting recognized still, but I'm a huge fan".

Of course I turned around and saw that it was Art Monk. I didn't say anything though because the cashier called me up as next right at the same time, and since I only turned around and saw him because I overheard someone else say something I'd have felt kind of dumb.

I'm 27, but I don't think age matters. If I had noticed him on my own I'd have definatly said hi and told him I was glad to see him make it into the hall of fame or something like that.

Posted by: HokiePaul | June 2, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse
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Art Monk's a special case. We all know what a class act he is. I can't ever see him getting mad or irritated at a fan because of something like that.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | June 2, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

"I think people will be surprised by the weather, too."

weather is all about surprises... would really love to see the Super Bowl played in snow and ice.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

so now snyder is a weather forecaster?? february can bring some of the worst weather around here,...proof---this past winter!! as long as the skins will never be in the superbowl while he is owner,...who care??!!

Posted by: astroman215aolcom | June 2, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

so now snyder is a weather forecaster?? february can bring some of the worst weather around here,...proof---this past winter!! as long as the skins will never be in the superbowl while he is owner,...who cares??!!

Posted by: astroman215aolcom | June 2, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

so now snyder is a weather forecaster?? february can bring some of the worst weather around here,...proof---this past winter!! as long as the skins will never be in the superbowl while he is owner,...who cares??!!

Posted by: astroman215aolcom | June 2, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse
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It might not be the wisest idea to have your screen-name be your email address around here, considering the crowd of hooligans that inhabit RI as regulars. We had addresses exchanged for purposes of a fight a few weeks ago.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | June 2, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinsfan713 | June 2, 2010 5:25 PM

good advice, although the younger generation seems to live that way.

astro, do everyone a favor and work on staying a little more anonymous.

a personal touch is nice, since it gives a human (sic) perspective to the blog.... but 16 year-olds shouldn't be giving away such details online.

unless you're an impersonator, which is even creepier still.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

I think that The Danny's being unreasonably optimistic about the prospect of a Super Bowl in DC as long as The Big Jack is still our stadium. I can't see the NFL giving us one without a new stadium, which isn't happening any time soon.

Posted by: skinsfan713

I would think that the huge number of seats in our stadium would increase, not decrease, our chances. More seats = more ticket sales = more $$$. How often does the league do anything that isn't about money in the end. They are capitalists, ya know.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

D.C. is one of the top tourism destinations in the country. The only thing I see working against D.C. is the weather.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

McNabb/Shanahan/Allen have given me a much needed boost of confidence in this team.

11-5 this year.

Posted by: iH8dallas

Dude, I know a lot of fans will regard your optimism as a dream, but dreams do come true. I'm also of the opinion that this Skins will surprise a lot of unbelievers, I honestly don't think Shanahan will put his own reputation and that of his son on the line for an average team. I'm also surprised by a lot of fans calling our newly acquired players as retreads, well, only 75 days will tell. Last year, I made a fool of myself by predicting a 13-3 season, that was a mistake, I got carried away with my unconditional love for this team; however this year is different, the only concern I have this year is Albert Haynesworth, if he shows and compete with impunity, we have a chance at 11-5 or more reasonably 9 or more wins.

Posted by: abxinc | June 2, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I said before last seson that we were only going to do well if our O-line stayed healthy. It didn't, and we sucked because of it. The same will be true this year. the improvements to the line are minimal, and we are still only an injury or two away from suckage. Pray for their health skins fans!

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 5:51 PM

the recent "Winter Classic" series have been some of the highest-attendance NHL games on record.

admittedly, it's a different animal. but the popular response seemed to invoke a yearning for roots-oriented sports.

the novelty factor counts, as well... but the same should apply to a cold-weather outdoor Super Bowl.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

and please everyone....

moooooooooove along to the next thread, if so inclined.

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Posted by: itkonlyyou97s | June 2, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

I think the midget needs to worry more about buidling a consistently winning team, instead of stomping his feet because New York got a Super Bowl and he doesn't have one.

Posted by: stwasm | June 3, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Why anyone wants a SB dominated by the weather is beyond me

The best two teams should play for the title....not against the weather

Posted by: Bious | June 3, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

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