March 07, 2005

Dan Snyder is Taking the WaPo's Season Tickets and Going Home: Indignant over the current tone of the Washington Post's coverage (, the Redskins have cut the paper's season ticket allotment from 279 to 12, citing scalping concerns. Dan Snyder has never seen a little guy too small to take his anger out on.

posted by yerfatma to football at 04:08 PM - 32 comments

Haha. Seriously, though, how many tickets does a newspaper need?

posted by tieguy at 04:55 PM on March 07

Tieguy, the tickets are not so the Post can cover the games, they're rewards/perks to employees and probably used by ad sales staff to entertain clients. Typical corporate stuff.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:00 PM on March 07

Sure, but those probably really are getting scalped. I said 'need' for a reason. Having now read the article... it is a small time move by Dan Snyder, but... ugh. I don't like Sally Jenkins either. Even when she isn't defending bottle throwers she just isn't very good, or interesting. I can't blame him for getting pissed :)

posted by tieguy at 05:25 PM on March 07

and probably used by ad sales staff to entertain clients. true, but after they go to the marketing v.p.'s they usually end up in the hands of schmucks like myself (unless of course they are playoff tickets). and if i wasn't such a whore for live sporting events i would probably try to sell some of them.

posted by goddam at 05:49 PM on March 07

The little midget Synder is throwing another tantrum. Look for him to fire some secretary or security guard. How can someone so small in stature be such a BIG ASS.

posted by McLaw at 06:11 PM on March 07

Baby got back?

posted by yerfatma at 07:22 PM on March 07

How much of a little guy is the Washington Post, though?

posted by uncleboatshoes at 07:53 PM on March 07

I was thinking more of the people losing out on the free ducats. The Post will abide.

posted by yerfatma at 08:03 PM on March 07

Twelve (12) is plenty for the Post.

posted by geodawg55 at 08:55 PM on March 07

All of this over football tickets??? Wow! Actual reporters covering the game get a press pass dont they?

posted by daddisamm at 09:21 PM on March 07

In today's Post: "Skins trade 5-foot-11 wide receiver Lavernues Coles for even more diminutive Santana Moss, while also adding pint-sized David Patton. All part of Dan Snyder's never-ending quest to mold the team in his image." Let the cheap shots begin.

posted by The Mania at 09:21 PM on March 07

Less given away, more to sell!!..Now lets see him work on the offensive line, defensive line and special teams so he will have a product worth buying!

posted by redskinsruss at 09:28 PM on March 07

Redskinsruss, um, the Post actually paid for those tickets so no additional revenue to the team.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:48 PM on March 07

I wouldn't mind seeing the Post sponsor a new offensive linesman. "And a perfect block thrown by Randy Generic, brought to you by the Washington Post!"

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:56 PM on March 07

and I thought they were given to the Post in exchange for advertising.

posted by redskinsruss at 11:00 PM on March 07

I'm a tad confused here. If the Post is actually buying the tickets then how can Snyder be cutting their "allocation"?

posted by squealy at 04:57 AM on March 08

And for his next move, Snyder will pout, take the goal posts, and go home.

posted by roberts at 05:20 AM on March 08

I sure hope he goes somewhere. We can always get more goal posts.

posted by 86 at 07:15 AM on March 08

Welcome aboard russ. HTTR.

posted by 86 at 07:16 AM on March 08

These tickets are a corporate perk for the Post. It may be short-sighted for him to piss off a business that buys ink by the barrel, but if Snyder doesn't want to make a perk available to a company, that's his right. I'd object if he were pulling press credentials from the paper's reporters based on their coverage, but this is entirely separate.

posted by rcade at 08:42 AM on March 08

For the record, the Post had the 267 Season Tickets as something they paid for, and gave out to employees, perks, etc... Snyder has essentially told them they can only buy 12 season tickets. I don't know if PSL's figure into this, or if they got a discount, but Napoleon on the Potomac has just turned away 255 paying customers. If he thinks the Post's coverage was caustic before, just wait....

posted by LostInDaJungle at 10:32 AM on March 08

Napoleon has 100,000 households on the waiting list to buy season tickets.

posted by rcade at 11:20 AM on March 08

The Danny is an asshat. He makes poor personnel decisions (Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders, numerous coaching changes, etc, etc); he enters into poor marketing ventures (like when he required people to use a Redskin's Mastercard to buy stuff, and even Mastercard said they wouldn't abide); he creates new ways for rich people to get around the waiting list to get ticket, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum. What surprises me is that the Redskins have done so poorly on the field for a long time now, and yet this disfunctional team is the most valued in sports. Just think how valuable they would be if they had someone running the team who wasn't just a pint-sized Richie Rich with no football sense. *shakes head*

posted by scully at 11:33 AM on March 08

Does Snyder still require all players to call him Mr. Snyder? When I first heard that it seemed to me the most arrogant thing in the world.

posted by vito90 at 02:15 AM on March 09

a pint-sized Richie Rich Richie Rich was big?

posted by yerfatma at 06:30 AM on March 09

Richie Rich was big? No, but he at least was still a child. One I assumed would easily be taller than The Danny by now.

posted by scully at 07:47 AM on March 09

I assumed anyone so hyrdocephalic would be dead before he reached adulthood.

posted by yerfatma at 07:26 PM on March 09

Thanks HTTR.

posted by redskinsruss at 10:48 AM on March 10

Despite his previous blunders, Mr Snyder is finally on the right track. In a year or two, the Redskins will be the next New England Patriots.

posted by redskinsruss at 10:59 AM on March 10

Your optimism is charming, uh, redskinsruss.

posted by chicobangs at 11:59 AM on March 10

Oh Danny boy, The Post...the Post is calling...

posted by chris2sy at 12:30 PM on March 10

my boss had season tickets to the redskins. (key word had) when she got the tickets usually she would go or give them away to her family or the carriers that did the work for her. now that DAN did this it shows that he cannt accept what people write about him or the team. news today is based on exclustivity and to be there first. rember the washington post was first to break the watergate scandle and thats when the paper was put on the map. as for DAN it shows that you may have a lot of money but you cannt buy a super bowl.

posted by carrier at 11:20 AM on May 27

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