Dan Snyder’s Favorite Sport

Dan Snyder's Favorite Sport

Anyone familiar with professional sports in the Nation’s Capital knows that Dan Snyder, millionaire owner of that losing NFL team with the racist name, obviously cares nothing for football.  So what does he like?  Suing the bejesus out of anyone who prints anything justifiably critical of his actions, even a little local weekly with a newstand price of zero.

Mr. Snyder has announced that he is re-filing his lawsuit:

“Why I am suing Washington City Paper,” Dan Snyder, Washington Post

The Op-Ed is a testimony to Dan Snyder’s greatness of spirit by the one who knows him best (Dan Snyder) but eventually charges that City Paper writer Dave McKenna committed a knowing falsehood when he wrote that Mr. Snyder “got caught forging names as a telemarketer for Snyder Communications.”

“That is a clear factual assertion that I am guilty of forgery,’ wrote Dan Snyder, “a serious crime that goes directly to the heart of my reputation — as a businessman, marketer and entrepreneur. It is false.” If that’s so, someone forgot to tell the Attorney General of the State of Florida, where Snyder Communications Inc., Snyder Direct Services Inc., and Snyder Communications LP paid millions in fines and damages for “slamming” phone customers in 2001.

Perhaps former Florida AG Bob Butterworth should sue Dan Snyder for calling him a liar in the Washington Post. Perhaps DC football fans should sue Mr. Snyder for claiming “All I want is for the Redskins to win!” when his every action as the team’s owner indicates otherwise.


Lawyers will want to read the Snyder legal complaint:

“Read: Dan Snyder Re-Files Lawsuit Against Washington City Paper,” Mike Madden, CP City Desk blog

Writer explains that, at most, City Paper’s Dave McKenna is only guilty of operating a synecdoche with a poetic license:

“Dan Snyder Explains Why He’s Being A Prick,” Tommy Craggs, Deadspin


Image (“Ashamed in DC”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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3 Responses to “Dan Snyder’s Favorite Sport”

  1. John Judge Says:

    Most Native Americans and others sensitive to human rights and simple decency detest the naming of the Washington, DC football team as “Redskins”, a derogatory and racist term. There is an inexpensive way out of this dilemma that might please both fans and those offended. Simply change the logo from that of a Native American be-feathered profile to a potato. Yes, a potato, the one with the red skin. Then fans could sport “potato-head” gear like the Wisconsin fans have cheese-head hats. Otherwise, change the name to anything but what it is, in my view.

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    John Judge wrote: Simply change the logo from that of a Native American be-feathered profile to a potato. Yes, a potato, the one with the red skin.

    If I am not mistaken, a team apologist once claimed the outfit was named after the red-skin peanut (Arachis hypogaea subsp. hypogaea var. hypogaea). Sure.

  3. John Judge Says:

    A peanut would be even better, they could sell them hot in the stands. Get yer redskins!

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