Here's your daily link to Dave McKenna's brilliant "Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder," which we'll be posting until Padma tells Snyder's dumbass libel suit to pack its knives and go. Today's topic: Dan's weekend in the Big Easy.
Dan Snyder may have made his fortune through telemarketing, and may appear to be a tiny fellow who, for fun, dreams up ways of crushing the Redskins, not to mention their coaches and fans. But Snyder can have fun, too. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about Snyder, the brunette, presumably while smoking a cigarette:
Daniel Snyder might have been about the last fellow I thought I'd see in the Old Absinthe bar on Bourbon Street but there he was, dressed in a suit and seemingly having a good time. I said it was good to meet you, Mr. Snyder. "Dan,'' he said. We had a nice chat and Bruce Allen, of course, brought up Bob Buckowski, the old Pitt and Gateway High defensive lineman who was a No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders. Allen also worked for the Raiders among several other teams, including one in the old USFL.
Allen bought us a beer and we chatted for awhile and then the trio were off to another joint on Bourbon. Snyder was letting his hair down.
It's hard getting a lasting impression from someone after 10, 15 minutes of talking in a bar but Snyder seemed like a good egg, at least last night.
Take that with a drum of salt. And then once you've emptied that drum of its contents, use it to collect all the oil that trickles from Snyder's hair when he lets it down.
Once you've collected that oil—whale oil, presumably—consider selling it at auction and donating the proceeds to the City Paper's legal defense fund.
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