One of the recurring themes yesterday, as we milled around with the 70 Redskins greats who attended the Alumni Day at practice, was how thrilling it was for lifelong Redskins fans. Those reporters and photographers who had grown up rooting for the burgundy and gold were in awe of the assemblage, and as positive as the experience was for the active players and alumni, it was arguably even more amazing for the people there who had been fans for their whole lives.
And one of those fans was Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder. He talked to Larry Michael on last night’s Redskins Nation on Comcast SportsNet, and explained just what this meant for the team — and to him personally.
“My hat’s off to Bruce Allen for organizing it,” Snyder told Michael. “It’s something special for all of us. These guys are the history and the legacy of the Redskins, and long before me and Bruce and Mike Shanahan and everybody, they helped build this franchise. And I’m really thrilled that they could all be here.”
When Michael — also a lifelong Redskins fan — mentioned how remarkable the gathering was, Snyder was quick to agree. “I could have Larry Brown sign my shirt from when I was a kid,” he said. “It’s a little small now, but I still have it.”
Photo of Daniel Snyder with Pro Football Hall of Famers Charley Taylor, Art Monk, and Bobby Mitchell taken by Ned Dishman.
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