City Paper is not for tourists
How mockable is Dan Snyder’s way of doing business?
Well, consider that today, even KidsPost, the children’s arm of the Washington Post, took big shots at The Snyder Method.
In a story titled “Redskins Don’t Follow the Best Examples,” sports columnist Fred Bowen tells young boys and girls that signing Albert Haynesworth, DeAngelo Hall and Derrick Dockery ain’t the right way to go to build a winning franchise.
Bowen doesn’t scold the Skins for bringing in a guy (Haynesworth) who tried to maim an opponent by stomping on and splitting open his helmetless head (and then tried to act innocent in front of a national TV audience that had just witnessed his barbarism) or a player that’s been deemed a me-first locker room cancer (Hall) everywhere else he’s been.
No, Bowen’s upset with Snyder for the same ol’ “spend loudly” method that he’s used most offseasons to build interest in his mediocre squad.
“[I]t seems to me tht the Redskins are trying to build a championship team by spending a lot of money on just a few players. And that doesn’t work,” Bowen writes. “If the Redskins want to be successful, they should look at the best teams in the National Football League and do what they do.”
There are better ways, Bowen tells the next generation of potential Skins fans.
“They might have more success if they acted more like the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers than like the Washington Redskins,” he writes.
Ouch. But hilarious.