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Nation’s Greatest Rivalry Coming To D.C.

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 30, 2011 – 2:53 pm

One week from Saturday, on Dec. 10, the Redskins will welcome one of the oldest and most storied sports rivalries to Washington.  For the first time in it’s 112-game history, the annual Army-Navy game will be played in the Nation’s Capital, at FedExField.

At today’s Army-Navy Press Luncheon, Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder spoke about the privilege of hosting an event with  such prestige and tradition.

“It’s humbling,” Mr. Snyder said.  “This is a really humbling experience.  To host this game here, with the backdrop of the Pentagon and the Nation’s Capital, for the first time ever, it means so much for us.

“We’re so appreciative to the Naval Academy and West Point to honor us, and to let us honor you by having this great game here.”

Navy Athletic Directior Chet Gladchuk discussed the significance of the game at FedExField, and discussed how impressed he was with the preparation by the Redskins and the Washington community as a whole. Read more »

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