Washington Football Team is now the Washington Commanders

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I don't think I've ever seen so many cryptic tweets about a yet to be published story. It's been building since Sunday.
 

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At this point there’s so much hype to this story I’d be surprised if Ghislaine Maxwell wasn’t somehow involved.
 

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Shit ... the Patriots are gonna lose a first-rounder for this, aren't they?
 

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I don't think I've ever seen so many cryptic tweets about a yet to be published story. It's been building since Sunday.
It has to be really bad if people are afraid to be the first to post it. In a culture where people tweet any rumor they can find and are obsessed with posting FIRST! And this has been building for days is not a good sign.
 

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Nothing in today’s WaPo, as far as I can tell.
 

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Is this why the minority owners are looking to sell? Assuming there actually is something.
 

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If this Washington (Name TBD) news is anywhere near true... Shit is gonna be BONKERS
I assume people are just double, triple checking their sources on this. You can't be accusing people of sexual assault, drug abuse, and hiring out cheerleaders without being 100% sure. You'd get sued to high heaven.
 

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The rumor is Snyder and Gruden has parties with Epstein. And you can imagine what that involved.
 

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The rumor is Snyder and Gruden has parties with Epstein. And you can imagine what that involved.
A buddy who is a long time Washington fan, and follows them very closely, all the message boards/blogs, twitter chatter, etc., was telling me the same rumor last night. He despises Snyder, thinks the name change should have happened a decade ago, at least, and hopes this bombshell forces the sale of the team.............. All of which probably means this is much ado about very little*

* Just my skepticism regarding the build up to this. Not in any way minimizing the repulsiveness of any involvement with Epstein, if true, or any culture of sexual abuse and harassment that may be exposed.
 
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But if the rumours are true it would make a ton of sense why Snyder, after years of stubbornly refusing to change the Washington team name, suddenly had a change of heart. At least it feels like a crude attempt to show that the organization is trying to change things
 

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This is so hyped that you just know the big story is going to turn out to not be anything crazy after all
 

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Washington's independent film production crew doing a documentary called "Sleeping on the Job", caught Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and several staff members on the sideline before the recent game.
 

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Washington's independent film production crew doing a documentary called "Sleeping on the Job", caught Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and several staff members on the sideline before the recent game.
Say Snyder is involved in some sort of crazy Epstein-related sex ring, do other fanbases with terrible owners try and make some connections that their guy is involved as well. Imagine if this thing took down Jones, James Dolan, etc.?
 

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This may be nothing, but it has been widely reported that Snyder hasn't been in the DC area for weeks/months. He has been living on his yacht in the south of France. He and his wife are both cancer survivors with compormised immunity, so it has been reported they left the country due to COVID. I guess we'll see.
 

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If Snyder somehow gets taken down, I imagine Redskins (or whatever they will be called) fans will be partying in the streets.....
 

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I was listening to Andrew Brandt on a podcast a few years ago and he told this anecdote about Snyder. Some guy (Brandt did not give his name, I am assuming some random rich guy) went to Snyder's house to pick up his kids after a play date with Snyder's kids, the guy says 'thanks for having the kids over, Dan.' Snyder looks at him and says, 'that's Mr. Snyder.'
 

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I was listening to Andrew Brandt on a podcast a few years ago and he told this anecdote about Snyder. Some guy (Brandt did not give his name, I am assuming some random rich guy) went to Snyder's house to pick up his kids after a play date with Snyder's kids, the guy says 'thanks for having the kids over, Dan.' Snyder looks at him and says, 'that's Mr. Snyder.'
I used to drive by Snyder's house in Potomac occasionally on my evening commute (back when I had an evening commute) and remember how on Halloween he would always have some lackey set up at a table right on River Road, outside the gate, for candy distribution. Can't have the kids actually getting onto the property.
 

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When the team was involved in human trafficking cheerleaders that should have been it, and it would have been it for any organization run by human beings as opposed to soulless ghouls. But we know who there nfl is. Snyder may be the worst, but he has plenty of company.
 

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When the team was involved in human trafficking cheerleaders that should have been it, and it would have been it for any organization run by human beings as opposed to soulless ghouls. But we know who there nfl is. Snyder may be the worst, but he has plenty of company.
Sadly he probably isn't the worst.
 

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Sadly he probably isn't the worst.
Don't be so sure, he tops most of the list of worst NFL owners, and probably thereby worst owners in sports. I'm sure there are worse Russian (etc) Oligarchs owning teams in other countries, but not here, at least not now that Mikhail Prokhorov has divested from the Nyets.

There is heavy competition for the title though, you're right about that.
 

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I used to drive by Snyder's house in Potomac occasionally on my evening commute (back when I had an evening commute) and remember how on Halloween he would always have some lackey set up at a table right on River Road, outside the gate, for candy distribution. Can't have the kids actually getting onto the property.
If he actually partied with Epstein, everyone in that area should be glad their kids didn't get onto the property.
 

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For what it’s worth, the Washington club isn’t the only professional football team to announce a forthcoming name change this week; The Edmonton Eskimos are also going to adopt a new name.