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Posted on: April 27, 2010 4:38 pm
 

Double standard? Hypocrisy? Makes one wonder...

     The one time I actually listen to LaVar Arrington's radio show, and they hit on a topic worthy of my coming back to blogging here.Tongue out
     And wouldn't you know, it involves Dan Snyder (indirectly)...
     Here's what it's about: apparently last night, after the Capitals all but bent over for the Canadiens to bring about a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup playoff series, the message boards on the Caps' website shut down. The explanation came this afternoon from the Caps' PR people, that (perhaps) threats were made against either players/coaches/fans. (Take your pick.)
     Having done enough contributing across the Internet, I know what is and isn't allowed on boards/chat rooms/etc. So I can see where the Caps could shut down the board. But here's why I'm writing this piece...
     The question was posed on LaVar's show today: if it were the Redskins shutting down their board(s) in a similar situation, would we make a big deal of this?Surprised Damn right we would...and here's why...
     There are sports owners who are in it for the money, and who have NEVER given a rat's a*s*s about the fans. (Dan Snyder, anyone?Money mouth) And then there are those owners who are what I would call "fan-oriented" owners...who care about what the fans think. Ted Leonsis is in the second category, no doubt. Shutting down the Caps' message board in the long run, may have been a good idea.
     (BTW, let me offer thanks to the Pollin family for finally selling controlling interest in the Wizards to Ted. 3 years from now, the Wiz will be the 3rd-hottest sports ticket in D.C.--after the Caps and Nationals. Trust me on this one, gang.Wink)
     But I started this blog by mentioning the "Prima Danna", didn't I? Well, if you looked up at the previous statement, you'll see I point out where the Redskins stand (at the moment) as far as respect in the D.C. sports scene. All because Dan Snyder has a major-league bug up his a*s*s about Jack Kent Cooke's legacy (and the 3 Lombardi Trophies @ Redskins Park)...Yell
     Taking JKC's name off the stadium he built, and then firing Frank Herzog (the longtime radio voice of the Skins), was enough to turn me against Snyder. I won't go into the product (???) he put out on the field the last 10+ years, believe me. But my point is, there are still Redskins fans mad enough to want to line the "Prima Danna" up against the wall and shoot his pathetic a*s*s.
     (I'm sorely tempted at times...Laughing)
     So I have a question to ask of all of you: at what point did/do you lose respect for your team(s)?? (And yes, I'll even let the CBSSports.com people chime in on this, too!!) Just curiosity, is all...

 
 
 
 
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