Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Five Biggest Travesties in NFL History

"Whatever, dude; the Associated Press says I'm dreamy"
Biggest Travesty by an Owner: Daniel Snyder Exploits 9/11 (2006)

The events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten in this country.

3,000 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack spread over New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville, PA, and images of that heart-ripping day are burned into the minds of those who could only watch them in horror.

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, a man whose thirteen-year record of overseeing the “Braves on the Warpath” could be politely described as “aggressively clueless”, probably thought he was doing the fallen civilians and civic heroes an honorable service with his offering.

On September 11, 2006, the fifth year anniversary of the attacks, Snyder and the Redskins offered Redskins ball-caps that would commemorate 9/11.

All for the low, low price of $23.99 a pop, with not a single mention of proceeds benefitting any particular charity. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather use that money buy a bouquet of flowers for laying at a memorial site. 

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