Boone, in my experience and from my observations, Marketing can cross a threshold from being a tool for business success to becoming an instinctive response posture-and a substitute for what is generally considered "normal" human interaction in some people. It's kind of like method acting with no "new" character to assimilate.. Dislodging it may be difficult to impossible depending on the length and extent to which it is practiced and this might be a partial explanation for Snyder's difficulty. Maybe...Sad this passes as a news story. Seriously - a couple of informal comments at some event. Jesus Christ Snyder, just effing let down the guard and be a human being
I don't know that I've ever seen a human being so ****ing terrified that someone is going to figure out who he actually is. It's pretty sad.
Great blog post, Boone, and one that captures what I've been feeling very nicely.
Not sure it was intended as a "news story" to be honest. Just an offseason filler piece from Keim "covering" an event where someone stuck the obligatory mics in Snyder's face.
I don't see anything in his comments that speaks to his character one way or another. Pretty standard answers to standard questions about a regime change in pro football franchise.
Bottom line, Snyder is never going to be the kind of owner who is engaging or dispenses memorable nuggets. Just not his thing ... the man has never been comfortable speaking publicly. Not sure that reflects badly on him though. Few among us can be consistently charming and witty when the lights and are on and every word, inflection and facial tic are instantly parsed to the nth degree by a competitive free press and burgundy and gold obsessed fan base.
well...ummmmm....ommmmmm....hell yea!I don’t care if Snyder is articulate, open, or anything else. As far as I’m concerned he only has two jobs.
1. Select the right people to run the team.
2. Stay out of their way.
His record on #1 is spotty and the perception is that he has failed completely on #2.