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September 17, 2014

Harry Reid Would Rather Watch Tennis Than the NFL

Harry Reid Would Rather Watch Tennis Than the NFL

Reid, pictured here with Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, says he prefers baseball to the NFL. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Maybe Dan Synder isn’t worried about Harry Reid because professional football is not the Nevada Democrat’s favorite sport.

In fact, Reid says he would rather watch tennis than the NFL.

Reid has been among the most vocal in calling for the Washington Redskins to change the name of the franchise, saying that he would not attend another game until the team changes its name.

But, the Senate majority leader told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he prefers to watch a variety of sports other than National Football League games.

“I’d rather go to a baseball game. I’d rather watch a tennis match,” Reid said. “I’d rather watch soccer. I’m glad people enjoy football, but I don’t enjoy it that much. I do like college football.”

The Nevada Democrat’s support of the Washington Nationals is well documented, particularly since the arrival of outfielder Bryce Harper, a Las Vegas native. The Nationals’ rookie manager, Matt Williams, hails from the state capital of Carson City.

In the interview with the Review-Journal, Reid said he has cheered for the “Washington football team” and attended a game many years ago, during which, he recalled, a drunk fan spilled beer on him, accidentally.

“If they did it today, I’d think they’d be doing it on purpose,” Reid said.

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  • RudyJ

    I’m sure Dan Snyder is heartbroken that Harry Reid will no longer attend Redskin games.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    With three million unemployed families still without an extension of benefits since late last December, the republicans and democrats have walked away from the issue , leaving these families in financial ruin

  • Jay Va

    Although democratic processes are usually found in states that enjoy morality, liberty, and prosperity, by no means are morality, liberty, and prosperity always present in states claiming democracy.

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