Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sometimes you just have to wonder how these guys made all of their money. I mean, they were obviously successful at something before they decided to own a professional football team. But you wouldn't know it from following how they handle their day-to-day business in the NFL. It's disgusting really. The fact that they think that they are bright football minds capable of running a successful franchise is downright disturbing. They are burying two of the greatest franchises in the country with nothing more than an ego trip and their own warped sense of reality.
And that's why this week's Middle Finger(s) go to Al Davis and Daniel Snyder.
We'll start with the Raiders. I don't normally root for death (unlike The Hater Nation and their lifelong quest to see Rams owner, Georgia Frontiere, die...congrats guys!), but it seems like Raider Nation would be a much better place if Davis kicked the bucket soon. Even in the "prime of his life" at 78 years old, Davis still thinks he's capable of running a football team. Just look at that picture...is that who you want as the ugly face of your franchise? He's cheap (see the JaMarcus Russell holdout), he's an idiot (see the Lane Kiffin quasi-firing and running a young Mike Shanahan out of town), and he's also half-retarded (see the hiring of Art Shell TWICE).
This guy is a walking embarrassment. Whether it's his unkempt appearance or mind-numbing management style, how does the NFL still allow him to run a team? Maybe this is the NFL's fault though. I'm sure Der Fuhrer Goodell could do something about this. The Raiders seem to shame themselves more each year. It's like he's trying to one-up himself to make sure that the name Al Davis always precedes "worst owner ever". Al, if you read this (and I'm pretty sure you don't since you have never used a computer, book, comb, or toothbrush in your life), Lane Kiffin wasn't the problem. You are. Someone needs to take you to the glue factory...maybe Barbaro.
And then there is the modern day, younger version of Al Davis...MY owner, Daniel Snyder. "Mister" Snyder ought to thank Davis because if it was not for him, everyone would know that Snyder is the biggest idiot in football. You would think that a guy as business-saavy as Snyder would know that stability is a big key to success. Oh no. Let's fire and hire new coaches and coordinators annually...that will help. Take the situation we've got going on at Redskins Park now. Joe Gibbs unexpectedly retires after an emotional and inspiring season. We all expect Gregg "Buster" Williams to get the job since the players love him and he's done a helluva job with the defense over the past few years. But, you treat him like shit instead. You make him interview FOUR fucking times for the job. You then hire Jim Zorn to run the offense before you fire Al Saunders. This weekend, you finally shitcanned Williams (who you interviewed four times to be the head coach by the way) and already named a replacement. And this is all before you name a head coach.
Bravo. And let's look at that head coach search, shall we. Nice job here. It appears that you want Giants D coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, which would be fine by me. But don't you think that whoever you hire will want to bring in their own staff??? And do you think that a smart person like Spagnuolo would want to work for you? Oh, and you talked with Pete Carroll, huh? Not only am I personally against this, but why would he leave a plush job to work for a guy who will fire him if he disagrees on something as meaningless as the prices of hot dogs at the stadium? God damn, Dan Snyder pisses me off. He actually deserves to be friends with Tom Cruise and Ryan Seacrest. And while it would be almost impossible for me to ever turn my back on the Skins, if Snyder hires Jim Fassel, I might have to do some soul-searching to see if a Redskins fan is something that I truly want to be.
You don't become a billionaire by being stupid (for the most part, you can always kill your way to the top like Frontiere and Anna Nicole). I guess Al Davis and Dan Snyder just had to buy an NFL team before they became retards. PLEASE, both of you, hire general managers and back away from the day-to-day operations. You guys don't now anything about football. You never have and you never will. You are both alienating your fan base with all these power-trips and ego massaging. Sooner or later, the fans are going to go away and not come back.
Here's a new rule at The Money Shot: If you try to ruin a franchise, you get a lifetime supply of Middle Fingers from me. Enjoy this one, you ignorant pricks.
Don't forget to vote in the poll regarding who sucks more: Davis or Snyder. I think it's a real toss-up here. Davis can blame senility at least. Who or what can Snyder blame, scientologists?