What if you could take the ego of James Dolan, the shrewdness of Fred Wilpon, the pathetic nature of Howard Lincoln and First Avenue Entertainment, and the xenophobic ways of Woody Johnson and mesh them into one owner? You'd get a little bit of everything, the owner who allows for a sexually charged work environment while not taking any action to better the team. The penultimate bad owner is a amalgamation of every rotten owner.
Dan Snyder is one of those owners. It took Snyder a long time (and some corporate pressure) to finally get to changing the Redskins name. He resisted, but caved in when companies like FedEx pulled out with no action. But the name isn't the biggest part of why Snyder sucks.
There's also suing season ticket holders, not allowing signs at FedEx Field, silencing media personalities, and leaving a tub of ice cream on a defensive coordinator's desk because his defense was "too vanilla". On the field, Washington has been pathetic. In the 2010s alone, Washington was 62-97-1, good for dead last in the NFC East. Various quarterbacks such as Alex Smith, Kirk Cousins (who got Jerry Jones'd with the franchise tag), and an aging Donovan McNabb, Washington has missed its mark.
Dan Snyder even got the South Park treatment, having to go up against the entire Dallas Cowboys team and get butchered. To make matters worse, when Snyder hired the first African-American team president in NFL history and is working with Ron Rivera on a name change, 15 former employees accuse Snyder's colleagues of sexual misconduct. Talk about instant karma.
Other owners who are bad at everything sports-related include the aforementioned Howard "I don't like my Mariners being competitive, so I'll put my team into the longest playoff drought" Lincoln and First Avenue Entertainment, Fred "The Mets are losing money and are $300 million in debt" Wilpon, James "I want Madison Square Garden to myself to play the kazoo" Dolan, and Bob "I want the Great Value version of the Patriot Way" McNair. These owners have no clue on how to build a winning team and will either act like xenophobic assholes, lose money, make dumb moves, obstruct other business interests, or even all of the above.
It sucks to have an owner who doesn't know what they're doing. It sucks more when the owner doesn't know what they're doing for decades. When your owner just calls their team the "Washington Football Team" heading into the 2020 NFL season, you know your owner sucks.
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