Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Middle Finger: Al Davis and Dan Snyder



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?

14 comments:

J Beanie said...

Trying to decide who is the worse owner between Davis and Snyder is like trying to decide what black man dressing up as a fat person movie is worse; Big Mamma's House or Norbit, they both make you want to kill yourself.

Anonymous said...

I would have to give the nod to Davis. He has been a horrible owner for like 50 years. Snyder hasn't been around long enough. He may approach Al Davis' in twenty years, but not quite yet.

-Damman

Upstate Underdog said...

Hard to believe the Raiders have won 3 out of 4 Super Bowls they have been in with Davis being either part owner or owner the Raiders.

jessegscott said...

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I have to agree. The 2 worst owners in any sport as far as i'm concerned. I agree they need to hire GM's. What Snyder did to Greg Williams is just sick and uncalled for. Al Davis needs to never leave his house and let someone else run the show. Thinking more and more about how these 2 rejects run opperations is a disgrace to the NFL Owners as far as I'm concerned.

Upstate Underdog said...
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Upstate Underdog said...

Damn, I remember the days when Stienbrenner was the worst owner in sports. Also, Donald Sterling of the Clippers is a pretty shitty owner.

GMoney said...

As far as the worst owners go, names like James Dolan, Donald Sterling, and Peter Angelos come to mind.

Don't talk smack about Big Stein, he was a fantastic owner. His sons, on the other hand, could be the worst owners of all time when all is said and done.

Upstate Underdog said...

I wasn't talking smack about The Boss, I'm a huge a Yankee fan and always thought he tried to do the best for the team.. He has been vindicated over the last 12 years. I just know others thought he was terrible.

hardawayhatesyou said...

I think as ridiculously insane as Davis is, the nod for biggest douchebag has to go to Snyder. At least you could say Davis has--in the past--stood up to the NFL commish and others who disagreed with him and stood by his own convictions. He's also won a few titles.

Snyder hasn't done anything, football-wise.

GMoney said...

Ah, yes, but it isn't about who is a bigger douchebag, it's about who sucks more.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the Napoleon Head football coaching situation didn't at least make a Blog PS or bulletpoint. A legend has just up and left the Napoleon faithful and alls you can talk about is two shitty owners!!!!

John Snaod
50-16 since 2000.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Skins should be talking to him!!!!!!!!!

GMoney said...

Sorry, the Snizzity does not get any love from me. Had he won some playoff games without my brilliance, then maybe.

Anonymous said...

I've been a lifelong Skins fan and season ticket holder for over 15 years. To a person we would love to be rid of this guy. Leaving his meddling in football ops aside, his arrogance and money grubbing is relentless. He actually tried to prevent a church near FedEx field from allowing cars headed to game to park on church property. He's gotten the county to close public streets to increase his parking revenue. Ugh!