- Jul 15, 2009
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Posted via BGO Mobile DeviceThomas Boswell: What Snyder could learn from Steinbrenner
George Steinbrenner III needed 20 years to figure out baseball. What he finally decided was that he would never figure it out at all.
Maybe Daniel Snyder, a different person in a very different sport, can reach the same conclusion with 10 years less pain.
At least Snyder and his Redskins have one advantage over the Boss and his Yankees: Steinbrenner went to three World Series and won two of them in his first six years as an owner. That success fooled him into believing he knew what he was doing.
In 10 years in the NFL, Snyder hasn't left a ripple. So, maybe it's dawning on him, as it finally did on Steinbrenner, that you can know an enormous amount about a sport and a team that you love and yet, after years of labor, still be essentially clueless. ....
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This is a great article by Boswell that has actually changed my view about whether we'd be better off if Snyder moved the team elsewhere. After all, if Steinbrenner figured it out, maybe Snyder can too. Obviously the first step is jettisoning "Vinny Me". If that happens and Snyder replaces him with a respected GM candidate, whether an established guy or an up and comer, I'd say we're on our way to improvement. If Vinny stays or if he's replaced by another croney, well...