Sunday, September 26, 2010

Redeeming Daniel Snyder's Rep

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder participates in a press conference after announcing Bruce Allen has replaced Vinny Cerrato as the NFL team's General Manager at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, on December 17, 2009. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom

The rehabilitation of Danny Snyder's reputation takes another turn for the better in an upcoming (Oct. 11, 2010) Forbes Magazine profile. The Passion of Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder article was released online today on

While noting Snyder's desperation to win a Super Bowl and his habit of plowing his fortune back into the team, Forbes author Monte Burke calls Snyder "the most reviled owner in professional sports."

"Naysayers point to the Redskins' failure on the field during his 11-year tenure (only three winning seasons and an overall record of 75--96); his imperious personality (he's been accused of demanding that employees address him as 'Mr. Snyder'); his 'meddling' ways (seven different coaches); his profligate spending on overhyped coaches and over-the-hill players ($5 million a year for college coach Steve Spurrier, who went 12--20 in two seasons; a five-year, $23 million contract for 37-year-old defensive lineman Bruce Smith). 'I have made some mistakes,' Snyder admits."

Would fans prefer a cheapskate, asks Burke?

Read the rest of this story at Redskins Hog Heaven....

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