In a letter to season ticket holders excerpted over at Post Local, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder reached back into his personal history to share why the franchise name means something positive to him:
“I remember how quiet it was when the Redskins had the ball, and then how deafening it was when we scored,” he wrote. “The ground beneath me seemed to move and shake, and I reached up to grab my father’s hand. The smile on his face as he sang the song . . . he’s been gone for 10 years now, but that smile, and his pride, are still with me every day.
“That tradition — the song, the cheer — it mattered so much to me as a child, and I know it matters to every other Redskins fan in the D.C. area and across the nation.”
He also wrote: I respect the opinions of those who disagree. I want them to know that I do hear them, and I will continue to listen and learn.”
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