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Despite spending millions, Snyder, Redskins have little to show for it
ESPN ^ | November 6,2009 | S.L. Price

Posted on 11/07/2009 9:48:32 AM PST by C19fan

It's all about him now. Whether Dan Snyder secretly wanted this when he bought the Washington Redskins a decade ago is less intriguing a question than why it took so long to become clear, but then, there were so many distractions along the way. There was so much free-agent cash thrown about, year after year, and the rise and fall of Steve Spurrier, and the return of Joe Gibbs, and the slew of forgettable quarterbacks, and the strange hiring of Jim Zorn -- so many high-drama ideas gone wrong -- that it was hard to cut through and see that maybe this was the real plan all along.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl; redskins; snyder
It should be interesting to see what 'Skins fans come up with for their protest on Nov. 15. Some rumours I have heard was intentionally showing up late. Although knowing Snyder he might lock the gates at kickoff to spite them. I give 'Skins fans credit for not putting up with this. I lived out in Nor Cal for awhile and Raider fans still drinking the Al Davis Kool Aid.
1 posted on 11/07/2009 9:48:34 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

There ave to be some losing teams unless everybody goes 8 and 8


2 posted on 11/07/2009 9:54:39 AM PST by uncbob
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To: uncbob
There ave to be some losing teams

As long as it's the Redskins, it's okay with me.

ML/NJ

3 posted on 11/07/2009 9:56:23 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: vharlow

ping for the Cook


4 posted on 11/07/2009 9:56:51 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: C19fan

Washington had just become a black hole for sports. Gibbs couldn’t turn things around, heck Micheal friggin Jordon couldn’t help that city! MJ! Sigh... Skins fan in Texas is a very depressing life.


5 posted on 11/07/2009 9:57:24 AM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: C19fan

I guess he didn’t want to spend a billion like the Yankees did to buy as championship.


6 posted on 11/07/2009 9:57:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: GeronL

I think he’s spent a lot on free agents, hasn’t he? I thought part of his problem is that he interferes too much. He doesn’t let his football people do their jobs, from what I heard. There’s lots of issues with team chemistry, building the best team you can within the salary cap, etc. which are technical, and for which he doesn’t understand the technicalities involved.


7 posted on 11/07/2009 10:06:42 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ml/nj

Go Eagles —


8 posted on 11/07/2009 10:19:15 AM PST by uncbob
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To: ml/nj

Me too. Luv taping the loser headlines to my office-mates doors on Monday mornings.


9 posted on 11/07/2009 10:25:02 AM PST by TimSkalaBim
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To: Dilbert San Diego
He doesn’t let his football people do their jobs

Snyder's quasi-general manager Vinny Cerrato is a yes man and the laughingstock of the NFL.

10 posted on 11/07/2009 10:29:06 AM PST by C19fan
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To: Dilbert San Diego

hats true, we get a lot of that from Jerry Jones and the owner of the Mavericks.


11 posted on 11/07/2009 12:04:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

At least you got the Expos.

Seriously though, your hockey team is pretty good. Division contenders for sure.


12 posted on 11/07/2009 12:25:21 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: uncbob
F the Eagles!

ML/NJ (who attended the '56 Championship Game, and still hates Chuck Bednarik)

13 posted on 11/07/2009 5:00:07 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Last of the 60 minute men

Chuck also knocked Hornung out of the 60 Championship game in the first quarter

Concrete Charlie played all 60 minutes of that game


14 posted on 11/07/2009 6:47:49 PM PST by uncbob
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To: C19fan

Snyder suffers from the same problem that Al Davis has: too much meddling on team operations with too many “yes men” below him. He should look at the success of the Steelers, Giants and Patriots, teams where the general manager and coaching staff operate without owner interference—with the result that the team plays very successfully on the field, which means more fans attending the games.


15 posted on 11/07/2009 6:53:35 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: uncbob
Last of the 60 minute men

Still don't like him. I can still see him wiping Gifford out.

ML/NJ

16 posted on 11/07/2009 7:08:09 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Part of the game and Gifford never complained

In fact when the Gifford marriage scandal came out there was a dinner he was at and nobody would sit with him

Chuck thought it was an outrage and went over and sat with him


17 posted on 11/07/2009 7:17:42 PM PST by uncbob
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To: uncbob
Chuck thought it was an outrage and went over and sat with him

Sounds like a Branca - Thomson thing.

And I don't think it's part of the game BTW, or at least it shouldn't be. Maiming an opponent so he drops a pass shouldn't be allowed. Before the guy catches the ball, I think the only thing you should be allowed to do is knock the ball down. After he catches it, if he does, you're supposed to wrap him up and tackle him.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 11/08/2009 5:33:30 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

He was carrying the ball


19 posted on 11/08/2009 5:51:40 AM PST by uncbob
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To: ml/nj

“As long as it’s the Redskins, it’s okay with me.”

Me Too!! I was in D.C. for the Nov. 5 rally. There was a car parked up there with 2 Redskin tickets visible on the dashboard, someone broke in & LEFT 2 more!!!


20 posted on 11/08/2009 6:00:10 AM PST by Fighter@heart (Government, the most inefficient entity to ever exist)
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To: uncbob
It was a pass play. Gifford caught the ball. Bednarik blasted him after he did. Gifford probably never saw him. I don't care if they kissed and made up. It was a cheap shot IMHO.

ML/NJ

21 posted on 11/08/2009 6:04:43 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

He had the ball and at that point was a runner

He didn’t hit him BEFORE he had the ball —That is a cheap shot


22 posted on 11/08/2009 6:31:42 AM PST by uncbob
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He had the ball and at that point was a runner

You see, we just disagree. There are some ways that are not legal ways to stop a runner. Grabbing a face mask comes to mind. Maiming may be legal now, but I think it should not be. I think a player attempting to stop an opponent should have to use at least one of his hands in making the stop.

ML/NJ

23 posted on 11/08/2009 6:56:11 AM PST by ml/nj
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