Last week, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said that, in his view, Washington should get a Super Bowl. His comments came before owners voted to give a Super Bowl to New York/New Jersey.
Eight days after the league opted for an open-air, cold-weather Super Bowl, Snyder continued to make his case for eventually playing the game in D.C.
“It’s good. It’s good for the Redskins, it’s good for Washington,” Snyder said at the team’s annual Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund press conference.
“I think the experience of New York will hopefully be very helpful,” he added. “And if we can get our gear up again for the Super Bowl committee — last time we had Senator Fred Thompson cheering for us, and the mayor — I think we’re ripe to [receive a Super Bowl] given the future.”
So when could it happen? “I don’t think it’ll be that long,” Snyder said. “They’ll be playing in New York in 2014, and they’ll have a great experience there hopefully. And I think they’ll be surprised by the weather too, it’s not going to be a problem.”
We realize that the NFL has opted to play Russian roulette with the Super Bowl, and that this extra element of intrigue will only enhance the buildup to the game. But we’re not sure that Snyder should be tempting fate and/or Mother Nature on this one. It’ll still be February in the Northeast, hardly ideal conditions for a neutral-site game. The weather likely will be a “problem”; the question is whether it will be a big enough problem to make the NFL swear off outdoor Super Bowls north of Atlanta.