Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today
Despite maintaining one of the longest on-field rivalries in all of professional sports, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are actually quite cordial off the field.
On Shan and RJ on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas-Fort Worth, in advance of the Skins-Cowboys game this Monday night, Jones had this to say about some advice Snyder gave him during Dallas’s down years (transcription via DC Sports Bog).
Well, he called me one time [when] we were having a tough time of it. And he said ‘Now don’t take this wrong. You know how much I respect you.’ But he said ‘I’ve got some advice for you.’
“And I kind of rolled my eyes on the other end of the phone, thought well here goes. And he said ‘Drink a lot.’ ”
One can surmise that if he was giving the advice, Daniel Snyder also takes it to heart. This is the man who, after all, once got drunk on Crown Royal and flew to Denver to try and hire Mike Shanahan in the middle of a season.
Since Snyder took over, the Redskins have gone 107-149. You figure he has seven drinks to cope per loss–and it sounds like it’s usually way more–that’s nearly 1,000 drinks commiserating the Redskins.
We can only hope cirrhosis will take him down?
[Via Dan Steinberg]