WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Redskins owner Dan Snyder is doing that thing where he hangs with the fans at a bar in the town where the team’s scheduled to play the next day.
He did the same when his team traveled to Denver last year, which was right around the early beginnings of the #RedskinsPride Twitter hashtag.
And so, with the Redskins in Houston for their 2014 season-opener against the Texans, and hope and optimism for the season at its most absolutely positive height, Snyder is drinking in the euphoria with the fans.
This particular bar — Lucky’s Pub — is not owned by Mike Shanahan, to my knowledge.
#RedskinsRally, as its been dubbed by the organization, featured a familiar cast of notable Redskins figures, including Doc Walker, Larry Michael, Bruce Allen, and Snyder and his wife, Tanya.
And a familiar refrain was shouted by fans, too, as Snyder took to the microphone to address adoring fans, who appeared to pack the place out.
“Hey. Thanks for coming out,” Snyder addressed the electric crowd. “Hey. Let’s get it done in Houston. We need your help. Let’s be loud tomorrow.”
It was at this point Snyder paused to acknowledge the thunderous “keep the name” chant by fans, overpowering his speech, signifying a united front from Redskins fans on the team’s controversial name.
“Thanks for coming out tonight. Have a great time,” Snyder closed, before passing the mic off to Allen.
You can find photos from the event here. Watch the video in the link below.