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Daniel Snyder continues push for D.C. Super Bowl

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.

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37 Responses to “Daniel Snyder continues push for D.C. Super Bowl”
  1. National says: Jun 2, 2010 7:10 PM

    I really wish Bernie Madoff would have stolen all of Danny’s money.

  2. irishgary says: Jun 2, 2010 7:16 PM

    The moron should want one. With the way he runs that team the skins will never be in one.

  3. SKINSFANTOM says: Jun 2, 2010 7:19 PM

    stylin’ and profilin’ WOOOOO!!! be fair to SNYDER. WOOOOO!!! HAIL!!! WOOOOO!!! WOOOOO!!! WOOOOO!!!!

  4. Stone says: Jun 2, 2010 7:20 PM

    Shut up, Florio.

  5. SKINSFANTOM says: Jun 2, 2010 7:21 PM

    WHATCHA gonna do, when the deepest pockets in the league destroy you?

  6. golongboyee says: Jun 2, 2010 7:21 PM

    ..this will be just another thing Dan Snyder can f-up. The midget would screw up the sale of ice cubes in hell………loser!

  7. katdaddy325 says: Jun 2, 2010 7:27 PM

    why in the hell would anyone want to go that s-hole for the super bowl??

  8. panteraphenomenon says: Jun 2, 2010 7:43 PM

    hahahahahhaah Rat Town here we come.

  9. John Harbaugh's Dad says: Jun 2, 2010 7:44 PM

    Can’t he just buy one?

  10. NFL4EVER says: Jun 2, 2010 7:45 PM

    Heck Atlanta can’t get one because the weather was bad in 2000 OUTSIDE the Georgia Dome, seriously.

  11. pacificamike says: Jun 2, 2010 7:45 PM

    spot on National!!!

  12. Ralph says: Jun 2, 2010 7:49 PM

    I think they should begin a tour of all of the NFL stadiums. Every team in the league deserves to have a SuperBowl in their hometown. It would be good for the NFL and great for the fans.
    Oh, so you might not be able to charge 500 bucks a seat and fill the stadium? Oh, you mean that might, just might mean that the average fan might someday be able to afford to actually go to a game because the guy who will spend a grand for a ticket won’t buy an out door seat? Cool.
    These are hard economic times and every city that supports an NFL team deserves to hold a SuperBowl. They could set up the schedule for the next 32 years.

  13. downwithdansnyder says: Jun 2, 2010 7:51 PM

    Someone will tell him he needs a new stadium to get the Big Game and he’ll build it. He’s a freaking idiot. I gave up my season tickets, for no other reason except I can not stand that man. PLEASE SELL THE TEAM!

  14. wxwax says: Jun 2, 2010 7:54 PM

    The NFL deleted Atlanta from consideration after the ice storm before the 200 Super Bowl.

  15. GoCaps8 says: Jun 2, 2010 8:00 PM

    The more interesting question is does his confidence in a potential Super Bowl bid hint at a plan for a new stadium push to coincide with the next D.C. Olympic bid?

  16. ppdoc13 says: Jun 2, 2010 8:00 PM

    This guy is such a major douchebag and while I would love to see a SB in the mid-atlantic region, Ravens stadium while not holding as many people (max is 73K) is just a better venue. Parking is easier. Seats are better. The stadium doesn’t look like it was put together with spit. I was at FedEx field before. The concrete in the stairwells is cracked and falling all over the place. The scoreboards are small, poor quality and impossible to see. And finally the owner is a napoleonic prick with an ego bigger than the combined weight of his football team. I’d rather see the thing played in Dallas than in DC. At least in Dallas the new stadium is state of the art. The one in DC is honestly a piece of garbage and that is being generous.

  17. DanRooney says: Jun 2, 2010 8:02 PM

    Sources say Snyder was in the bidding for Roethlisberger pre-draft even after acquiring McNabb. When asked how could he possibly afford all this guys and still remain under the cap he smiled and winked at Mr. Goodell.

  18. robmart0906 says: Jun 2, 2010 8:15 PM

    living near DC, i actually agree with synder… let there be a SB in DC

  19. SKINSFANTOM says: Jun 2, 2010 8:29 PM

    spot on RALPH

  20. scoop.and.slam says: Jun 2, 2010 8:30 PM

    Things didn’t go so well the last time the Superbowl was in DC. Morgan Freeman died, and we almost went to war with the Russians.

  21. SKINSFANTOM says: Jun 2, 2010 8:32 PM

    please remember this is a FOOTBALL site, stop the whining for c’s sake, what a bunch of pussies. HAIL!!!

  22. theravenlives2 says: Jun 2, 2010 8:52 PM

    Cool! We can have the fanfest events in the center of Raljon. Right there in the shopping mall across the parking lot, umm, I mean Beltway. We can even have a “nugget toss” at the Chick-Fil-A right there in the parking lot at Boulevard Cap Center!
    Why, pray tell, would the NFL want to give a Superbowl to a man who tried to block people who parked across the street from walking on to the property, who tried to charge his fans for training camp, who sued an elderly ticketholder because she couldn’t afford to pay for her tickets with her welfare check, and who was approached by a local TV station about doing a story and then gave the story to the station’s competitor?
    Even if you can forgive all that, the stadium is probably he worst in the league. Getting in and out of that place is a nightmare, you have to sell a kid into servitude to afford a parking space, and the “video boards” are the size of a postage stamp. “Here’s your $5,000 seat, Mr. Well-healed Businessman. Those little ants on the field are the players, but you’re so close to heaven you can talk to God. There’s Jesus, right over there!”

  23. SpamRok says: Jun 2, 2010 8:52 PM

    People hate the skins because they wish the owner of their team would actually spend money. Wisely or not. These are the same people who claim their team is SB bound after a single mediocre free agent pick up

  24. theravenlives2 says: Jun 2, 2010 8:54 PM

    please remember this is a FOOTBALL site, stop the whining for c’s sake, what a bunch of pussies. HAIL!!!
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    If its the Foreskins, its more like FAIL!!!

  25. Big Tex says: Jun 2, 2010 9:28 PM

    @SKINSFANTOM
    “WHATCHA gonna do, when the deepest pockets in the league destroy you?”
    Well Tom, how long have you been waiting for those pockets to accomplish something, anything, now?

  26. theravenlives2 says: Jun 2, 2010 9:38 PM

    People hate the skins because they wish the owner of their team would actually spend money. Wisely or not. These are the same people who claim their team is SB bound after a single mediocre free agent pick up
    ————————————————–
    Yep, I know those of us 35 miles up the parkway are so jealous of the Foreskins. I mean we have Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, and Anquan Boldin, while you guys have ……Albert Hainesworth!! BTW, when was the last time you folks were actually in the playoffs? I guess I’ll just have to settle for my six trips to the playoffs in the past 10 years while I dream of someday paying exhorbitant prices to watch a bunch of pigs play in a pigpen…after all, everyone wants to be a Foreskins fan, right?

  27. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Jun 2, 2010 9:41 PM

    “And I think they’ll be surprised by the weather too, it’s not going to be a problem”
    Might. Might not. All I know is that I live outside DC, and as I was watching the SB this past year there was about 3 feet of snow on the ground.
    It might rain like a bastard in warm weather cities, but you can still get places in the rain. Feet of snow, not so much.

  28. SKINSFANTOM says: Jun 2, 2010 10:30 PM

    ’bout as long as you, how ya doin’ big tex?

  29. Hail26 says: Jun 2, 2010 10:55 PM

    Dan Snyder is the freakin man…he has balls of steel!!!

  30. andy reid's belt says: Jun 2, 2010 11:44 PM

    How GREAT is it going to be when the Cowboys whip the Stealers in a DC Super Bowl? By the way, has anyone noticed that the NFL Network’s Top Ten Most Controversial Games, at least half are either Stealer Conference Championship games or Stealer Super Bowl wins?

  31. allday28 says: Jun 3, 2010 12:51 AM

    National says:
    June 2, 2010 7:10 PM
    I really wish Bernie Madoff would have stolen all of Danny’s money.
    ====================
    HOLY CRAP THAT WAS HILARIOUS LMFAO

  32. Gray Eagle says: Jun 3, 2010 1:29 AM

    “Super Bowl in DC?” That’s akin to saying the Super Bowl will be in New York, when it is New Jersey.
    Let’s face reality: The stadium is fourth rate construction; the transportation and pre-post game traffic (auto, Metro, bus) is a nightmare; the surrounding area is mid-class residential, with zero amenities; the County police simply will not be able to cope with high-roller crowd who imperiously demand parking and preferential treatment; the stadium PA system has one volume setting – - Ear-Splitting; the food prices are astronomical, while the restrooms are filthy and inefficient; emergency medical attention isn’t too hot, as the good ER’s are miles distant; otherwise, it might be considered a passable venue for a Super Bowl.
    Dan Snyder has delusions of grandeur!

  33. Nambla Limbaugh says: Jun 3, 2010 5:35 AM

    Did this moronic a-hole actually name drop “Fred Thompson?” Impressive! LOL! Who’s the idiot midget on-the-Potomac trying to impress, the brokedick trailer park teabaggers?

  34. 4th&Goal says: Jun 3, 2010 6:57 AM

    Shouldn’t this be titled a Snyder wants a Maryland Super Bowl?

  35. DanSnyderSux says: Jun 3, 2010 8:08 AM

    I think the midget should focus more on building a consistently-winning team than stomping his feet because New York — I’m sorry, New Jersey — got a Super Bowl and now he wants one.

  36. Big Tex says: Jun 3, 2010 10:39 AM

    @SKINSFANTOM
    ” ’bout as long as you” Uh, TOM, you might want to compare Jones’ record versus Snyder’s. There are some substantial differences.

  37. Ocho says: Jun 3, 2010 11:33 AM

    Yep, I know those of us 35 miles up the parkway are so jealous of the Foreskins. I mean we have Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, and Anquan Boldin, while you guys have ……Albert Hainesworth!! BTW, when was the last time you folks were actually in the playoffs? I guess I’ll just have to settle for my six trips to the playoffs in the past 10 years while I dream of someday paying exhorbitant prices to watch a bunch of pigs play in a pigpen…after all, everyone wants to be a Foreskins fan, right?
    ————————————-
    The Baltimore inferiority complex is real (see above)…Baltimorons are really insecure ppl and lash out against the good ppl of the Washington DC metropolitan area b/c…well, we are just plain better than them…

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