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ESPN's Daniel Snyder profile

(Courtesy ESPN)

Not long into the lengthy Daniel Snyder profile that will run on ESPN Tuesday night, the much-discussed topic of Snyder's childhood Redskins fandom is raised.

"I think from when I was six, I started wearing Redskins gear and belt buckles and all sorts of stuff, and just fell in love with it," Snyder says.

Nothing we haven't heard there. But when his interviewer, ESPN's Rachel Nichols, then pulls out a youth Sonny Jurgensen jersey with "Danny" on the back -- and when Snyder blushes and tries to toss the jersey away, saying "we're just gonna put this over there" -- well, that's about the lead image in the "how to humanize your owner" guidebook.

"Don't embarrass me," Snyder pleads as the jersey comes out and he starts laughing. "I'm gonna kill my wife. Okayyyyy. That's embarrassing."

To produce the 12-minutes piece for E:60, its prime-time news magazine, ESPN conducted three hours of interviews with Snyder, talked to well over a dozen NFL figures, and followed the mic'ed up Snyder at multiple events. Much of the material shows a more reflective and relaxed Snyder than we've seen in recent years - he jokes about his age and inexperience when he bought the franchise, talks at length about his father, explains his shyness around the media and repeatedly apologizes for the team's performance in recent years.

This profile continues a recent trend in which Snyder has been considerably more visible. Just since training camp began, he's spoken at charity events, appeared on ESPN 980, sat down with two writers from Hogs Haven, gone live on CNBC, appeared in a Papa John's TV spot with Dallas owner Jerry Jones and another spot for NFL gear with his wife, scored the cover of Montgomery Life magazine and been profiled at length in Forbes magazine.

E:60 producers and reporters had long talked about attempting a Snyder piece, and they got the go-ahead within the last month. Between covering Heat training camp and her continuing reporting on Ben Roethlisberger, Nichols accompanied Snyder to a charity event and conducted two lengthy interviews in his office, asking the owner about buying the team, the challenge of following Jack Kent Cooke, his regrets and his mistakes.

"I let people down. I've done a lot of things wrong...." Snyder says in the piece. "It's awfully embarrassing. It's a hard feeling and it takes a little time to realize that I made a mistake, and a lot of mistakes, and big mistakes."

Nichols, a former Post reporter who grew up in the D.C. area and has been following the Skins "since I was sentient," had met Snyder several times before this project, but had never interviewed him. She encountered the same skittishness among media members we've often seen - Snyder repeatedly said he didn't like walking around while mic'ed, and said "every step of the way with this story there was discussion on what he felt comfortable showing on camera."

Her goal, she said, was to offer a "snapshot at this point" of a man who could be involved with this franchise for three or four more decades.

"He talked about wanting to dive in and fix issues" when he first bought the team, Nichols told me. "And he learned doesn't work that way with an NFL team. That's sort of an interesting window to his first five years, first 10 years, why he did some of the things. We'll have to see how they turn out, clearly, but to him, hiring [Mike] Shanahan and hiring [Bruce] Allen and taking a more long-term approach is something he learned along the way, something that didn't come naturally."

Indeed, Snyder tells Nichols in the piece that there's "no instruction manual" for owning the Redskins and that his first instinct was to find all the things he could fix.

"There's no such thing as you snap your fingers in this and fix it, and I didn't know that," he tells her. "I said, 'Well, I can fix that, I can fix that...' "

And it's an urge that will not go quietly. Near the end of the segment, Nichols asks Snyder what his dad would say about recent years.

"Wow. What a disaster," Snyder guessed with a laugh. "And then he'd say, 'Gotta fix it.' "

By Dan Steinberg  | October 4, 2010; 5:47 PM ET
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Soon enough a certain poster whose name rhymes with Yarno1 will be here telling us how Snyder is a god, misunderstood, really a good guy, really good a running businesses like Johnny Rockets, 6Flags, etc, how Danny gives turkeys and goose to starving family at Xmas, how the fans dislike of Danny only makes them "fakey-fans," and the like...

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 4, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Must be politcal season. Danny Boy has a new PR team.

Posted by: Leeguru | October 4, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Did he discuss suing the customers and taking away their freedom of speech?

Posted by: jburnetti | October 4, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Who knew? Turns out Danny is a great guy! Heck, I just wish the mean 'ol media and these ungrateful fans would realize it. I mean, just cause he sued old ladies and fired the staff at Redskin park and makes everyone call him Mr. Snyder and ruined the franchise with selfish, stupid moves...I mean c'mon! He used to wear a little #9 jersey!!! Awww.

Posted by: dbunkr | October 4, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Welcome to the new PR guru who has been hired to repair Snyder's image. I guess he thinks the Redskins fans are stupid enough to buy into this crap. Does putting lipstick on a pig ever work?

Posted by: Riddler1 | October 4, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Poopy it sounds like you are losing it dude. Relax tough guy.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 4, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

As for the piece, i'm definitely going to watch as I'm sure many Skins fans will--regardless of how they feel about Snyder.

Maybe it's possible, just possible, that some Skins fans will start changing their opinion of the man, start fresh, and give him another chance.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 4, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

"[...]a man who could be involved with this franchise for three or four more decades."

Happy Halloween! That'll scare ya!

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | October 4, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Aww, Barno - you call out Po and then do exactly what he said you'd do. C'mon!

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 4, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Stevie in gp, I'm not going to curtail anything simply because Officer McPoop of the Internet Police doesn't like it. The guy has issues.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 4, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

...once a despoiler of public vistas, always a despoiler of public vistas...

Posted by: a-littlebird-ptolemy | October 5, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

The only good profile on Snyder will be the one after his funeral.

Posted by: Hogie | October 5, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

"a man who could be involved with this franchise for three or four more decades."


Whatever happened to term limits? Just because Congress won't have them, doesn't mean the NFL can't.

Posted by: 21stCenturyCaveman | October 5, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

When fans started chanting "Sell the team" last season, Snyder knew that his unpopularity was hurting what he cared about most -- his wallet. So he has been more accessible to the media, rolling out his "aw shucks, I've made lots of mistakes" caravan, so that he can keep milking the gravy train that is the Redskins.

He is probably somewhere in the middle between the extremes of "great guy" and "evil personified." But one of his actions leads me to the evil side of things. He sued delinquent season ticket holders for the full price of their plans, which is a little harsh when you could just cancel their plans, but it is a justifiable approach. What is not justifiable is that the season ticket contract was written and enforced so that after the court proceeding and those season tickets holders paid the full price of their plans, they were NOT given the tickets they just paid for. That is truly vindicative, not justifiable in any way, and a window into how Snyder truly feels about his customers.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | October 5, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

And after the team went to court and obtained teh judgement against teh ticket holder, and then accelerated collecting the balance due to immediate and the tickets would no longer be sent to the ticket holder, the team went out and resold those same tickets to someone else. Talk about double dipping. No matter what Danny Boy says and does now, he cannot quickly fix what he and his team of yesmen (lead by Vinnie C.) have done to the team up until this Cson. I agree all this lovey-dovey Mr Nice Guy PR campaign is to stem the flow of people not renewing ticket plans and to sucker new people into buying the kool-aid.

Posted by: bbmcoachk | October 5, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

ha ha ha. aw shucks, the danny is just a regular guy. he's just misunderstood! what a joke. when you have enough money you can rewrite history anyway you like it would seem.

Posted by: funkey | October 5, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Synder wants so badly to be like Ted a owner who has respect from the fans . How would snyder react if the bad boys of the nfl hit him with a 100,000.00 fine ? I could see this play out in the U.S. secert . snyder will never recapture what he has loss. His strong arm actions of the fans will never be forgotten. That big crap bowl in Landover will never feel like home . If snyder wanted to reach out to the fans he would cut a deal with DC and have ONE home game there ! Would be a thrilling game and I would push for wowboys game . Man that would be a great step in saying Im sorry I F..ked up not once but 37 times .Geeze I bet if Marty was still here we would have 2 new thropies to giggle about but no you had to bring back that stupid no good non talant judging knee bobing friend of yours who thank god did not go to scout those qbs ....dam it man you can not be injecting your 2 or one cents .

If you want to show you care snyder lower your beer prices and shut the f..k up !

Posted by: terryreece | October 5, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Everything that has happened to this franchise — all the embarrassment, all the losing, all of the turmoil — is the responsibility of Snyder.

His stewardship of this franchise has been abysmal and an's nothing more than a shell of what it once was.

Posted by: Rocky420 | October 5, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

I refuse to watch.

No matter how many "feel good" pieces the PR department tries to get out there it won't change the past or many fans feelings towards him.

Posted by: kiley1 | October 5, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

I refuse to watch.

No matter how many "feel good" pieces the PR department tries to get out there it won't change the past or how many fans feel towards him.

Posted by: kiley1 | October 5, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

I'm gonna have to refudiate the use of this new word "vindicative," not that I'm in love with Snyder or anything... but I think that's generally how it works when you default on a contract and have to have it settled in court judgements against you.

Maybe don't sign up for anything you can't afford.

Posted by: GFisher1 | October 5, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

no one wanted to hate Danny but its just how things worked out.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 5, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Another pr scam

Posted by: vaparrot | October 5, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I know that Ted gets invoked around here a lot as the anti-Snyder, but you don't have to have a blog and responsed to emails to earn a positive image. Look at a certain football team 30 miles up. Bisciotti has run his team excellently. You don't need to be a Cuban or Leonsis, there are different kinds of leadership. Snyder is evolving but he'll have to establish through actions that he's become longer a passive-agressive micro-manager.

Posted by: M__N | October 5, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

GFisher: Ha - yes, I created a new word, "vindicative." I guess it means indicative of how vindictive a person is.

When you default on a contract, you either pay for what you received or pay in full and receive in full what you were supposed to receive. You don't have to pay in full and then receive nothing. That's a windfall for the non-breaching party.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | October 5, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

He's embarrassed about an old redskins shirt?

He should be embarrassed about his role in ruining a great franchise, in spite of a huge, wealthy fan base.

He should be embarrassed about shaking down the fans for profits in spite of the team's performance.

He should be embarrassed about preventing fans from having free parking.

He should be embarrassed about adding obstructed view seats in the stadium.

He should be embarrassed about selling premium tickets to scalpers.

No, he shouldn't be embarrassed about an old shirt.

Posted by: Benson | October 5, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Like him or hate him at least you know the guys cares and actually wants to win.
I'm a Pirates' fan. We just lost 105 games and fired a manager when we need to fire the owner. The guy pockets revenue sharing every year to insure himself a profit.
So at least you guys have hope, a good coach and solid front office making your decisions.
It may take some time but after watching Sunday's game the Skins look further along in the road back to competitiveness than I expected. No one is running away with the NFC East.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 5, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

It's interesting that people think one zillionaire, Snyder, is somehow the antithesis of another, Leonsis.

Leonsis hasn't won any championships, yet beer at Verizon Center is just as expensive as it is at FedEx. Seats aren't that cheap, either. They don't cost as much as skins tix, but they are comparably priced if you normalize them against the length of a hockey season.

Every owner wants to win. They all do. There is a lot of competition in any league (except for MLS, perhaps). Leonsis got lucky when he drafted Ovechkin, now everyone anoints him the Model Owner of DC.

The Lerners have Strasburg and Harper, but they're "cheap", of course.

Pollin won a title in the 70's, but nothing after that.

Something tells me that if the Redskins started winning SBs again, everyone here would be canonizing St. Daniel (/ shivers).

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 5, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

man i hope i out live dan synder

Posted by: coolinfrontin | October 5, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

This piece reminds of The Wizard of Oz--

Dorothy (Redskins Fans) wants to return home, but the wizard (Snyder) is too inept to grant her wish.

Dorothy: "You're a bad man!"

Snyder: "No, I'm a good man, really! I'm just a very poor proprietor of Sports Franchises!"

Now everyone hopes that the Good Witch (Bruce Allen) can return everyone back to home to Kansas (RFK).

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 5, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Amen Jboogie. Skins fans are delusional about Snyder. They only see what they want to see, they can't see reality.

Remember when he flew everyone down to the Taylor funeral on his dime? Skins fans--for a brief moment--gave him a big thumbs up and applauded his generosity and thoughtfulness. Now they are back to despising the air he breathes, all because of wins and losses on a football field.

It's pathetic. They don't know anything about the man but they judge him as a person based on wins and losses on the football field. I guarantee you that your prediction of what would happen if we won super bowls is dead on. This town would suddenly love Snyder and forget all about their misguided hatred of him if the team were to perform better on the field. That is sad.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Too funny. Looking forward to that segment tonite! Thanks, Steinz!

By the way, I agree with you, BigDaddy651.


Posted by: RedCherokee | October 5, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

@ Barno1

I don't necessarily have a problem with the negative perception of Snyder as a man. There aren't many wealthy men without character flaws. I just get tired of excessive praise that is lumped on supposedly "good" owners like Leonsis and Pollin, by comparison.

Its as if Leonsis never laid off anyone at AOL, or Pollin's construction company never sued a client or contractor.

I'm sure changing the Bullets' name to the Wizards had an impact on the homicide rate in DC.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 5, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Everyone stop with your negative words about Danny-boy, you're gonna make Barno1 cry.

Barno1 reminds me of that cry-baby on youtube crying about Britney Spears.

"Just leave Danny-boy alone!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 5, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Here is my problem with Dan Snyder. It has nothing to do with wins and losses because I'm reasonable and know that football is peaks and valleys and you can't win all the time (although you can have a consistently good team for a reasonable amount of time).

In my youth, under Cooke, I cheered voraciously for the Skins because I felt like even as a fan, I had a partial ownership stake in the team and it was part of the community. Now under Comrade Danny, Comrade Donovan, Comrade Swanson, et. al., they all have made it very clear that the team is theirs and theirs alone as evidenced by the years of:

-spending money on useless FAs
-adding more seats (some with obstructed views) while charging more and more each year
-$35 and up for parking
-obstructing walking lanes from the Metro stations so people will pay for said overpriced parking
-keeping obsequious idiots like Comrade Vinny around too long
-the way he and Vinny treated Zorn last year (Zorn was not a good coach but he did not deserve that treatment)
-secretly selling tickets to scalpers who turn around and sell them to out of towners, i.e., the Steelers Monday night game
-suing old ladies and others (such as people in mental facilities, you can't make this stuff up) in financial distress because they signed season ticket contracts (yes, they breached but please don't tell me that a multi-billion dollar operation cannot come to a non-litigation settlement with their fans for tickets that are supposedly in high demand and could supposedly easily be sold to someone else)
-Comrade Danny through his Salacious Crumb henchman Comrade Donovan sending the Burgundy and Gold gestapo thugs to confiscate the extremely dangerous anti-Snyder signage
-continually lying about the "ridiculously long" ticket wait list

Of course, the fans are to blame for all of this:

-for some reason, the delusional morons, I mean fans seem to think the Skins will win the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Kentucky Derby, WWE Heavyweight Championship, Olympic gold medal, and World Series of Poker every year
-no matter how much abuse Comrade Snyder and his henchmen heap on them, they are first in line to buy all his overpriced BS year after year without fail (epic fail)

The treatise above is why I am no longer a fan, have grown to hate everything Burgundy and Gold (and will teach my kids to hate the colors as well), will not spend a penny of money or emotion on that waste of time organization, and will cheer every Sunday for a Skins loss and laugh every time.

Posted by: playahatah | October 5, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

hey, barnowl, are you hoping to get a job working for Danny, or do you already have one?

Posted by: justmike | October 5, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't you ask him about Albert Hynesworth and his TAKING all that money from him.

Danny boy is a punk ;-}

Posted by: Special_One40 | October 5, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Good one Poop. Glad you are back on the attack of late, it had been a while.

How's everything out in CA?

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

"...while charging more and more each year..."

That's sports. Most teams will keep increasing prices, if not every year but certainly over the course of time, forever.

"Comrade ... Comrade ... "

So is he a communist of a greedy capitalist. I am tres confused.

Posted by: M__N | October 5, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Everything is GREAT out here in Cali. You should come visit sometime.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 5, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Was out in SD over the summer, was quite lovely. What part do you live in?

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"So is he a communist of a greedy capitalist. I am tres confused."

He is a transvestite Tea Party Maoist. I have pictures.

Posted by: playahatah | October 5, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

This piece reminds me of The Office:

Dan Snyder is like Michael Scott. Scott (Snyder) is a great salesman. Snyder is a marketing guru, and has successfully applied his marketing talents to the franchise.

Unfortunately, like Michael Scott, Snyder's overblown ego and quest for adoration result in constant embarassment of himself and his followers (Redskins fans).

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 5, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Boogie, too late...the Michael Scott comparison was already used yesterday by John Stewart (comparing the bumbling, fumbling, stumbling idiot Rick Sanchez to him)

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Park the helicopter and drive/Metro yourself to FEDEX. Experience the unholy traffic madness especially on the way home after a last minute loss. Walk among us with your Danny jersey. Us middle class people spend a lot on tickets and parking. We pack the stands and yell only to be letdown by a poor product.

Posted by: jercha | October 5, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"Experience the unholy traffic madness especially on the way home after a last minute loss."

Dude, when was the last time you went to a game, 1998? The parking situation is fine there and has been for a while. Takes no more than 45 minutes for me to get to or from the parking lot from Bethesda.

I love it when people who don't go to the games complain about the tailgating/parking experience. Thanks for being outraged on behalf of those that do go, but there is no need for the outrage anymore...

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Dude, when was the last time you went to a game, 1998? The parking situation is fine there and has been for a while. Takes no more than 45 minutes for me to get to or from the parking lot from Bethesda.

I love it when people who don't go to the games complain about the tailgating/parking experience. Thanks for being outraged on behalf of those that do go, but there is no need for the outrage anymore...

Posted by: Barno1

I'd bet my house that there are thousands of people who would disagree with you.

Bottom line: With Snyder we've gotten an inferior product at a premium price.

Screw him. Now and forever. Even if he wins a Super Bowl.

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | October 5, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure there are thousands of people who would disagree with me--those who haven't actually been to a game in years.

The parking lot situation at Fed Ex isn't perfect, but it's far from the mess that those who don't go to the games portray it as. It's really no more than a 5-10 minute wait to get out of there after the game is over...and that is likely common at most stadiums.

Like I always say, there are plenty of legitimate criticisms of Dan Snyder--I've expressed some myself on here recently--but to blame him for a non-existent parking problem is a little silly.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

If they don't go to games anyway, what do they have to complain about?

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 5, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Boogie, too late...the Michael Scott comparison was already used yesterday by John Stewart (comparing the bumbling, fumbling, stumbling idiot Rick Sanchez to him)

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

He stole the analogy from me! I've compared Rod Blagojevitch to Michael Scott.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 5, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

If they don't go to games anyway, what do they have to complain about?

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 5, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

My point exactly

Posted by: Barno1 | October 5, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

What a moving piece. I was so wrong about Mr. Snyder.

All is forgiven.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 5, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Probably won't watch because cannot stand Rachel Nichols. Yuck.

Posted by: GAU8A | October 5, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

You know,Snyder is a business man and he has a job to do. Yes, he has made many mistakes along the way, but can we just back off of the Redskins and Snyder bashing for two minutes. All the post does is bash the skins. I know they are bad and that it is really annoying to watch them blow it most Sundays, but this is a great piece and it makes you realize that despite all the bad press this man truly loves the Redskins and wants them to win. The driving reason for his desire to win may be for a connection with his father, but I can live with that, It's something I feel every Sunday!!

Posted by: whatawhata | October 6, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I'm no Snyder fan but in fairness he can't be blamed for everything. Jack Kent Cooke built the stadium, not Danny. And the team was a joke with a country club atmosphere under the brief reign of John Kent Cooke/Norv Turner (JKC's reign was brief, not Norv's.) I agree that he hs made some HORRIBLE mistakes (the firings of Casserly and Schottenheimer come to mind) but I do believe that he has done those things honestly believing they would help the franchise. There is no excuse for suing season ticket holders BEFORE you've found out if you could still sell the tickets to someone else then selling them to someone else after you've won the suit and collected the money. Maybe the fans should sue him for breach of contract since he has rerely delivered NFL football over the past 11 years..

Posted by: largetony86 | October 6, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Even with all of the mistakes Snyder has made over the years ... I'll still take him over most of the other owners in the NFL (and other sports).

The guy wants to win, and he's backed that up with his wallet and his willingness to try new things. Also, many of the things he's tried over the years didn't seem like such bad ideas at the time.

Most of the years under his tenure have been close enough to where you can see a good team trying to emerge (if you just squint), and I'd bet we probably hold the NFL record for the most last second losses, over the past decade.

Some people talk as if we've been a totally broken team, like the Lions or Rams, etc. Or that our owner only cares about making money. I think Snyder has shown his loyalty to the team by letting the coaches go after just about anyone they want every year, and at least we normally have a glimmer of hope each off season. I think that's a big part of the problem, is that we always seem to be just a couple pieces away from putting it all together, so the heartbreaks we have evry year are starting to take there toll.

I'd even go as far to say that the Skins have had a pretty bad run of luck over the last decade. I've heard people use the phrase "snake-bitten" to describe us. Fumbles and tipped passes always seem to go against us, lots of key injuries every year, rookie and FA busts, along with player's and coaches that seem to fall just a little short of everyone's expectations. Things could have really been a whole lot different, in many of the past 10 seasons, with just a small handful of these things going our way. Imagine how much better our team would have been if just 1 of the last 20 WR's we've tried would have been a good compliment to Moss.

As for the business end of it all, people tend to forget that Snyder didn't make the move out of DC or build Fedex field ... he inherited all of that when he bought the team. Also, the story of the people sued over their tickets was a bit over the top (it was written by The Post .. after their courtesy tickets were taken away). The people that had their tickets resold were only the ones that hadn't paid their judgements off before the games were played. That's like asking the repo man to allow you to drive your car around this month because you intend to pay them 6 months from now. It just doesn't work that way. Also, as soon as Snyder found out about the lawsuites and ticket brooker fiascos he fixed them. He's also addressed the parking problem, the stadium experience issues, the obstructed view seats (which were a great idea by the way) and a hoast of other issues that have been brought up. To think that the owner of several multi-million dollar business, like Dan Snyder runs, could possibly have first hand knowledge of all the day to day stuff that happens is not realistic.

I guess my point is ... in the world of evil big business owners, Dan Snyder seems like a saint compared to most.

Posted by: FootballCardSnatcher | October 6, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

FootballCardSnatcher, best Snyder post I have ever read. Redskins fans are out of their minds when it comes to Snyder. It's a shame, but what can you do.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 6, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Make sure you remember to swallow Barno. Danny-Boy hates it when you spit.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

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