Merrill Reese on why he hates the Redskins


(Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Back in November, I posted some highlights from Merrill Reese’s radio call of Washington’s demolition of the Eagles.

Reese, of course, is the radio play-by-play voice of the Eagles, and he seemed especially anguished that Philadelphia was getting smacked around by Washington, of all teams, on that day. His anguish came to mind on Friday, when I heard this exchange between Reese and WIP’s Angelo Cataldi.

Cataldi: Do you hate the Dallas Cowboys?

Reese: Not as much as I hate the Washington Redskins. Once upon a time I did, but now, it’s the Redskins.

Cataldi: Really? Really? Why?

Reese: Daniel Snyder, he makes us sit in the end zone where we can’t see the game. You know, do I hate the Dallas Cowboys? They’re a great rivalry. There’s no doubt about the rivalry. But I just like the Redskins less than the Cowboys.

Before you mock Reese, bear in mind that D.C. sports fans mostly sided with Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier when their broadcast perch at Wizards games was moved to a significantly less advantageous location.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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