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Dan Snyder: Washington deserves a Super Bowl

Well, this was inevitable.

Now that New York is close to securing a bid to host the Super Bowl  — we’ll find out in less than an hour — Washington D.C. wants one too.

I think Washington should get one, no matter what,” Redskins owner Dan Snyder told Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “It is
the nation’s capital.”

Ah, but the Redskins don’t have a new stadium. When the NFL decided to accept New York’s bid for the Super Bowl, they gave the city a “one-time” waiver to break the rules requiring warm weather or an indoor stadium.

Perhaps the league will entertain the idea of another cold weather Super Bowl if New York wins the bid, and hosts a successful Super Bowl.  But we can’t see the NFL breaking that “one-time” promise unless there is a shiny new stadium attached to the bid.

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75 Responses to “Dan Snyder: Washington deserves a Super Bowl”
  1. AllThat says: May 25, 2010 3:29 PM

    cause they won’t get to play in one again while he is there!!!!!!

  2. DanSnyderSux says: May 25, 2010 3:29 PM

    I’d rather have a Super Bowl trophy than the game itself, if the Skins aren’t playing in it.

  3. jeffml says: May 25, 2010 3:30 PM

    Are you kidding?? That stadium is a sh!thole and access to and from sucks (just like the whole organization). Plus there is nothing even remotely around that area except crime and traffic congestion. Snyder deserves nothing.

  4. Kay Bee says: May 25, 2010 3:31 PM

    Umm…Dolphin Stadium (or whatever they call that dump now) isn’t new…and Super Bowls are held there like every 3-4 years.

  5. taylor2136 says: May 25, 2010 3:31 PM

    Well Washington has better weather majority of the winter time not like the NE all the time. And the argument about playing in cold weather for the Super Bowl is crazy, they show up for cold weather playoff games so what’s the difference? And finally it’s part of the mystique…

  6. Ilovefoolsball says: May 25, 2010 3:33 PM

    Great Dan Snyder, way to f* up New York’s chances by becoming the next whiner to want a super bowl.
    It shouldn’t be in NY anyways, it should always be in New Orleans, every other city sucks at hosting with their 20 mile drives from downtown to the stadium.

  7. Kelso says: May 25, 2010 3:33 PM

    In Danny Boy’s defense, I’m sure he was asked “With all the talk of NY/NJ getting a Superbowl, do you think Washington should get one too?” What’s he going to say? No? I agree with him. I think the rule should be changed and the superbowl venue should be treated like a lottery. Once the playoffs start, a down-selected group of non-playoff cities should be selected from via lottery to host the SB. Boom shocka locka.

  8. sniperhare says: May 25, 2010 3:35 PM

    Watch Obama come on tv saying “We must bring a new state of the art stadium to our nations capital, I’m proposing a new tax…”

  9. dangeralert says: May 25, 2010 3:36 PM

    No, Washington doesn’t have a new stadium. Instead they have a hastily prepared gigantic (but still relatively new) stadium that usually houses more opponent fans than Redskin fans. Jack Kent Cooke wanted to see the stadium before he passed away, and as a DC metropolitan whatever resident, FedEx Field has the least amount of character than any other stadium I’ve seen.

  10. mike428 says: May 25, 2010 3:37 PM

    Snyder – “I try to buy a Super Bowl every year, dammit! We deserve a Super Bowl!”

  11. chris says: May 25, 2010 3:38 PM

    HERE WE GO….

  12. Dolphin Fan says: May 25, 2010 3:38 PM

    Dan, your stadium sucks.

  13. shoe says: May 25, 2010 3:38 PM

    What is Tebow’s opinion on this?

  14. SixburghSteelers says: May 25, 2010 3:39 PM

    Why Mr. Snyder….
    Because you have a buttload of money and having a SB in your city would bring you more????
    GFY…

  15. guitarkevin says: May 25, 2010 3:39 PM

    Good thing this article wasn’t about the fact that Dan Snyder thinks the Redskins deserves to “win” a Super Bowl.
    It’s bad enough the fans think every year they are going to “Hoist the Lombardi”. It would be even worst if the owner thought it too.
    But seriously, no cold weather SB is going to happen, not even in NY.

  16. Cubano says: May 25, 2010 3:40 PM

    I hope Mr. Snyder got approval from Willy Wonka to make this statement?

  17. BigMikeSkinsFan says: May 25, 2010 3:41 PM

    just the parking alone and getting in and out would be horrible. and where are they going to have the NFL Experience the week before?
    Im a Skins fan and a MD native and I think this is a horrible idea.

  18. tom coughlin's coat holder says: May 25, 2010 3:42 PM

    sit down shorty,wait your turn.
    hey danny boy,don’t you have some other problems that are of a more pressing need i.e. the amusement parks?

  19. Coach Stram says: May 25, 2010 3:42 PM

    Cry baby.

  20. shinsnake says: May 25, 2010 3:43 PM

    Sounds like the delusions of grandeur coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave are wearing off on him. Really, I can’t think of an idiot I’d like to see succeed less in his bid. Apply that to whom you will.

  21. Ken West says: May 25, 2010 3:43 PM

    I live in DC and the last thing we need is a Super Bowl.
    We have enough security issues and don’t need to spend the resources defending the Super Bowl from attack.

  22. larr999777 says: May 25, 2010 3:43 PM

    Dan is right ,why should’nt the Super Bowl be in the nations capital !!!

  23. Citizen Strange says: May 25, 2010 3:43 PM

    IMO … worst case scenario blizzards aside … if there are going to be northern outdoor venue Super Bowls they should only be once every 12 or 15 years or so to make them really novel and special. So it will be a real once in a lifetime almost EVENT to go to a northern outdoor Super Bowl.
    Kind of like how out of all of the millions of NHL hockey games played each year only one or two are outside.
    In other words IF there is a New York Super Bowl in 2012 for instance there shouldn’t be another cold weather outdoor Super Bowl until 2025 or 2030.
    I WOULD like to see a Thanksgiving Day game at Heinz Field though.
    GO STEELERS!

  24. smiley says: May 25, 2010 3:45 PM

    So we’ll build one…..Hail!!

  25. DanSnyderSux says: May 25, 2010 3:46 PM

    Shut up, Danny! Try building a consistently winning team, first.

  26. Quest For Six says: May 25, 2010 3:46 PM

    Danny Boy you should get a respectable team first. The people that sit in the upper decks won’t even know a game is going on in that sorry ass stadium not to mention the sh!tty weather.Oh well you can charge them $10 for a beer.

  27. overkil2 says: May 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    “Kay Bee says:
    May 25, 2010 3:31 PM
    Umm…Dolphin Stadium (or whatever they call that dump now) isn’t new…and Super Bowls are held there like every 3-4 years.

    Because South Florida has a lot to offer vacationers. Great Weather, really hot babes and beautiful beaches.

  28. diesel says: May 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    FedEx sucks, but it’s kind of perfect for DC. It has no real defining character, was built to pimp out prestige to people who can afford it, it’s in a $hitty area, and it’s a nightmare to get to/from. But at least they’re adding HD scoreboards this year!

  29. peskys_pole says: May 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    Don’t you need a pro team to get a Super Bowl in your stadium?
    4-12 ain’t gonna cut it.

  30. DC_Bengals_Fan says: May 25, 2010 3:48 PM

    “Well Washington has better weather majority of the winter time not like the NE all the time. ”
    That may be a comparative statement, but DC’s weather is awful in early February. Generally it’s just warm enough to drench us with extremely cold rain. This past February, however, it was just cold enough to give us 3 feet of snow in a week. Let’s put it this way – I’d like to get the hell out of DC in February, and I live here.
    If they keep having the SB in dumps like JAX, HOU, and DET, and now having it in cold weather venues, it’s going to hurt the NFL long term.

  31. The Black Cat says: May 25, 2010 3:48 PM

    Cleveland deserves a Superbowl! You stole their team and gave them THE BROWNS! The city deserves something for their pain.

  32. kantnockdahustle89 says: May 25, 2010 3:49 PM

    Sniperhare-Obama only cares about things in Chicago not DC. There is only one good team in DC and he never attended a game and he sure isnt lobbying for Lebron to play there either. He could care less unless it involves basketball.

  33. shinsnake says: May 25, 2010 3:49 PM

    A Super Bowl? In DC? Isn’t there already enough of a sideshow in DC?
    On the bright side, Obama and Biden would be hard pressed to get lost on their way to the game. “Uh, sir, are we lost?” “Wait, this map is missing 7 states. Biden, get me a new map.” “You got it sir. Keep it in mind Joe B. Think about one thing only, a three letter word: maps.”

  34. The Black Cat says: May 25, 2010 3:49 PM

    What is Palin’s opinion on this?

  35. Chapnasty2 says: May 25, 2010 3:49 PM

    It’s been said already on here but what the hell… this will be the only way the skins will get a superbowl!

  36. JaggedMark says: May 25, 2010 3:50 PM

    Not only is it difficult getting to and out of FedEx Field site/stadium, the stadium has two tiny laughable video monitors.
    What a joke.

  37. downwithdansnyder says: May 25, 2010 3:51 PM

    Now Snyder is going to build another stadium.

  38. Florio-is-a-tool says: May 25, 2010 3:52 PM

    Horrible stadium; absolutely no atmosphere there at all, and that was before Danny arrived, it’s even worse now.
    Can’t imagine the traffic from a Super Bowl either – people might not get out of there for three days. Maybe Snyder is joking…

  39. efangule says: May 25, 2010 3:53 PM

    oy vey…
    While I do think Dan should shut his pie hole, it would be awesome to have the Superbowl played in every stadium at some point.
    Weather, Shmeather.
    Blizzard, Shmizzard.

  40. Bu-Tang Clan says: May 25, 2010 3:54 PM

    Sun Life Stadium aka Land Shark Stadium aka Dolphins Stadium aka ADT Stadium aka Pro Player Stadium aka Joe Robbie Stadium, just went through rennovations in the club level and through out the stadium. Besides what better than to come to South Beach and party on the beach in weather 60-70 degrees in Miami. This has disater written all over it and even though the game maybe one to remember cuz of the weather for the fans and for the nfl its going to blow. The superbowl is no longer about the “game” its about the money it generates the weeks before the game and after.

  41. This Guy says: May 25, 2010 3:54 PM

    It’s not in Washington, its in Landover, Maryland. And the Super Bowl won’t be in New York, it will be in New Jersey. Just bring it to Baltimore, stadium is better than FedEx.

  42. ampats says: May 25, 2010 3:54 PM

    Fedex Field is a lousy stadium !

  43. Pier588 says: May 25, 2010 3:54 PM

    Snapperhair – save ur Faux News political slants for when you call in to the Russ Limburger show and STFU about them on the football blog.

  44. The Hogster says: May 25, 2010 3:58 PM

    The Superbowl should be played wherever real football games are played. It has rained the last two times the game was in Miami.
    The Redskins deserve a Superbowl Championship more than the actual game though. Thanks Dan.

  45. MagicMan407 says: May 25, 2010 3:59 PM

    LOL Fed EX sucks? Obviously you guys are morons! For one the stadium is fairly new. It holds the 2nd most fans than any other team besides Dallas new stadium. It has top notch everything you can want in a stadium and is wayyyyyyyyy better than any of the stadiums you scrubs are commenting about. Especially trashy Giants/Jets new stadium check the difference. One is built new and still sucks worse than one built a few years back. Also, for you morons the stadium is actually in Maryland not DC and is not some super crime land if you want to talk about crime and which cities are trashy thier check New Orleans crime rate compared to Landover MD.

  46. RossyRoss says: May 25, 2010 3:59 PM

    Obama sucks!

  47. vanhelsing says: May 25, 2010 4:00 PM

    Snyder – “We should get the Super Bowl because I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! “

  48. Chiefs2010 says: May 25, 2010 4:01 PM

    FedEx field is pedestrian at best..
    It’s in a terrible location about a mile from the metro in the middle of a townhouse community, with thick traffic congestion all around..
    They should’ve imploded RFK and built there but, because of the ineptness and general backwardsness of Washington, DC, they moved it to Landover, MD. So the Redskins have facilities in MD and VA – Ashburn and Landover, but not DC..
    Such a joke, and I went to that Monday Night Game where there were more Steelers fans there than Skins’ fans it was beyond absurd.

  49. MuskyHunter2542 says: May 25, 2010 4:05 PM

    So does Green Bay then

  50. JibbyJabs says: May 25, 2010 4:14 PM

    Washington DC shouldnt host a superbowl, they should host a REDSKINS game first!

  51. dustindmw says: May 25, 2010 4:17 PM

    They don’t deserve it anymore than any other city. I hate it when people say their city “deserves” this or that. Go out and show that you are actually good enough to win it.

  52. MotorCityKitties says: May 25, 2010 4:17 PM

    FedEx field stinks and Dan, it’s in Maryland, not the nations capital. That stadium is the worst game day experience and a super bowl there would be a disaster. Plow that circus tent and rebuild in the district.

  53. DanSnyder says: May 25, 2010 4:18 PM

    Dolphin Fan says:
    May 25, 2010 3:38 PM
    Dan, your stadium sucks.
    lol coming from miami fan. Miami stadium is garbage.

  54. NinersRule! says: May 25, 2010 4:22 PM

    Washington deserves my balls

  55. HarrisonHits says: May 25, 2010 4:25 PM

    “Umm…Dolphin Stadium (or whatever they call that dump now) isn’t new…and Super Bowls are held there like every 3-4 years.”
    @Kay Bee
    Umm…we’re talking about cold weather stadiums with no roofs. Last time I knew it was still warm in Miami in February. A clue. Get one.

  56. PJL says: May 25, 2010 4:26 PM

    Why does everyone bang on DannyBoy for FedEx Field? He didn’t build it. It was old Jack Kent Cooke and it seems that he drew the plans for it on a bar napkin, or the back of one of the bail bond receipts for his coke dealing Brazilian wife. Hell old Danny has tried to improve the stadium, but you can only polish a turd so much.
    Hail!!!!

  57. d.b.cooper says: May 25, 2010 4:29 PM

    Oakland should definitely get awarded the SB.
    Honor Al!

  58. turbodiesel26 says: May 25, 2010 4:33 PM

    I am a Skins fan, and I would never host a super bowl in that dump, Fed Ex. They should, however, bring it to Baltimore. Much better access, and it is right in the city. People could realistically walk to the stadium from their hotels.

  59. MuskyHunter2542 says: May 25, 2010 4:33 PM

    Since everyone in the nfl is talking about Superbowls in theyre city’s Lambeau should get one.

  60. My Coke Can says: May 25, 2010 4:41 PM

    ……….blah blah blah. Snyder this Snyder that. Now i know how Pats fans feel when the word cheating or 4th down on your own 30 comes up.

  61. Elijah5 says: May 25, 2010 4:46 PM

    How about KC…..a newly rebuilt stadium opening this fall!

  62. jbraider says: May 25, 2010 4:47 PM

    Like DCBengalsFan said, we had 3 feet of snow for superbowl sunday this year
    What he didn’t mention is that unlike NY, Boston, etc. – the DC area does not have the equipment to keep the roads open in 3 feet of snow, and the brain dead DC drivers do not know how to drive in the snow even when they are sober

  63. Frostbite says: May 25, 2010 4:48 PM

    turbodiesel stfu raven fan in disguise

  64. truegrinder80 says: May 25, 2010 4:52 PM

    Dallas, Phoenix, and Southern California. Only 3 places the Super Bowl should be played. Miami has a crap stadium and little havana’s chicks don’t measure up, junior varsity.

  65. AllThat says: May 25, 2010 4:53 PM

    @guitarkevin says:
    May 25, 2010 3:39 PM
    Good thing this article wasn’t about the fact that Dan Snyder thinks the Redskins deserves to “win” a Super Bowl.
    It’s bad enough the fans think every year they are going to “Hoist the Lombardi”. It would be even worst if the owner thought it too.
    But seriously, no cold weather SB is going to happen, not even in NY.
    Oops!!!!

  66. smiley says: May 25, 2010 5:01 PM

    Lottery the Super Bowl site!!! Every team should get to host one. Hail!

  67. GovtMinion says: May 25, 2010 5:03 PM

    # sniperhare says: May 25, 2010 3:35 PM
    Watch Obama come on tv saying “We must bring a new state of the art stadium to our nations capital, I’m proposing a new tax…”
    ————————————–
    Are you kidding me? If he were really into handing out money to fix the D.C. area, we’d have a nice big bit of funding to fix the D.C. Metro system first and foremost. Even the most diehard Redskins fans around here would have to agree that a new stadium is a luxury this city doesn’t need right now.

  68. calzone21411 says: May 25, 2010 5:07 PM

    Snyder’s an idiot. Why would the NFL want to play the SB in Landover, Maryland. Hands down the worst stadium EVER built.

  69. Footballwolf says: May 25, 2010 5:21 PM

    Synder has been trying to get a Super Bowl for years.
    Always the same reply…….no Dome…..no Super Bowl in cold weather.
    Synder has done a lot of stupid stuff, but shockingly, he is right on this one. Washington should have been given a Super Bowl before New York.
    Is it colder in New York or Washington in Jan\Feb? Everyone on on the east coast can answer that one.
    Does it make sense to “test” using New York with the first cold weather Super Bowl? The only places worse would be Buffalo and Green Bay.
    Who will win the Super Bowl in 2014? The cold weather team!!!!
    Do you think the Vikes would have won a few trophies if they had played cold weather Super Bowls?
    Once again rules bent completely out of order for the New York market? Follow the money………..Let’s see who got paid off to support this crazy idea.

  70. Chapnasty2 says: May 25, 2010 5:24 PM

    Is there something about Washington DC that just makes leaders stupid? It’s either politicians or owners of sports teams. Being intelligent is a luxury not a requirement.

  71. GaryClark says: May 25, 2010 5:50 PM

    YES WE DO DESERVE A SUPERBOWL…AND TO GET INTO ONE! HAIL SKINS!

  72. Big Tex says: May 25, 2010 6:07 PM

    @MuskyHunter2542
    A Super Bowl in Green Bay? Surely you jest. A city of what, 105,000 people being able to host a Super Bowl. “Plenty of hotel rooms available in Sheboygan and Kenosha”.

  73. sandy70 says: May 25, 2010 6:34 PM

    “…[the NFL] gave [New York] a ‘one-time’ waiver to break the rules requiring warm weather or an indoor stadium.”
    ————————————————–
    If I understand Rosenthal correctly from the quote above, Syracuse, NY, Moscow, ID, Fargo and Grand Forks, ND have better chances at hosting a Super Bowl than New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Pittsburgh et al.
    That said, how in the hell did Jacksonville get a Super Bowl?

  74. NitshkesGhost@1265 says: May 26, 2010 8:12 AM

    Washington deserves a Super Bowl about as much as Albert Heynsworth deserves a contract extension.

  75. Black QB White RB says: May 26, 2010 2:31 PM

    sandy 70, jacksonville got a super bowl so that jacksonville fans could see one last game on tv………..

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