Even while she was in The House That Dan Built, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser couldn’t get a shout out or a face-to-face with the owner of Washington’s NFL team.
That would be Dan Snyder, and the home — soon, sort of, to be vacated — was FedEx Field. Bowser, at the beckoning and behest of the club’s owners, was in a luxury box at Sunday’s one-and-done playoff game vs. the Green Bay Packers, The Washington Post, apparently along for the ride, reports. Burgandy & Gold President Bruce Allen offered Bowser and team the luxe box seats.
But any chance Bowser had Sunday of persuading Snyder to build the once-and-future new home for his NFL team in D.C. didn’t happen. Snyder apparently wasn’t at the playoff game — better things to do? — and Bowser said he hasn’t returned her calls to discuss stadium stuff, even after she’s reached deals to build arenas for D.C. United and the Washington Wizards-Mystics.
Bowser reportedly bought a burgundy-and-gold ball cap that said only “Washington” on the front. She won’t say the team’s nickname, which many people find offensive.