There is a reason why the Washington Commanders did not go for so much on the open market.
Josh Harris is in the process of acquiring the Washington Commanders from Daniel Snyder.
The owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers is about to get into the NFL fray with what was once one of the most storied franchises in professional sports. Back in the 1970s, Washington was as big of a pillar in the NFC as the Dallas Cowboys, and every bit as big across the entire league with the likes of the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Unfortunately, Snyder did irreparable damage to the Washington brand. His actions and horrific leadership led to much of The DMV bailing on the franchise over the 21st century. The Commanders have arguably the worst stadium in the league. Despite being in the nation’s capital, Washington is only slated to go for $6.05 billion in the impending sale that needs to be approved.
NFL owners may be disappointed in the lower-than-expected sale price, but just get over it, guys!
It is a 30 percent increase over the record-setting mark for what the Denver Broncos went to The Walton-Penner Family. Those who don’t get it, don’t get that they don’t get it. Be happy that it is finally happening. Like, what are we doing?! What are we possibly complaining about here, man?!
NFL owners disappointed over the reported Washington Commanders sale price
This is like being mad at a Fortune 500 company for only increasing its annual dividend by five percent instead of 10. You weren’t going to sell your stock anyway and you’ll make even more by standing pat. The Commanders may not be got for anything close to $7 billion, but Snyder is leaving the NFL. This is the only thing that matters. Washington will no longer remain a toxic waste dump.
Harris may have his detractors in the NBA and NHL, as is the case with any majority owner. However, he is not Snyder, and that means things will improve in the nation’s capital on the gridiron. Rather than change their name again, just focus on welcoming back the generations of fans Snyder alienated for the better part of 25 years. At this time, Washington might win again.
It is good that each subsequent NFL franchise sale has gone up, but it is greater that one of the 31 majority owners is not a walking lawsuit anymore. With Washington being a top-10 metroplex nationally, there is ample market share the league can re-obtain by simply not having an owner who treats his enterprise like a failing theme park on Rollercoaster Tycoon. We can only hope…
If Washington sold for only $1, then it still would have been a cathartic transaction for everyone.
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