By now, I’m certain, you’ve heard that Dan Snyder, pursuant to yesterday’s threats, has sued the Washington City Paper for defamation. I generally think these are the craven actions of a coward who can’t handle criticism with honor, and you might well side with me. Since the announcements yesterday, I haven’t seen a single person backing up Dan Snyder’s vendetta against Dave McKenna and the City Paper. If there any backing Mr. Snyder, and their name isn’t Tony Kornheiser, perhaps you can kindly point them out, so I can study these bizarre sociological phenomena?
In the meantime, if you’d like to express your displeasure with Mr. Snyder’s intimidation tactics, might I suggest hitting him where it hurts? That’s right: the only place Danny ever feels pain: his wallet. Here’s a good guide to avoiding enriching Dan Snyder
He owns the Redskins
This one is easy. Stop giving the Redskins any money. Don’t buy their gear. Don’t go to games. Don’t watch them on TV. Easy.
He’s on the Radio
Snyder owns four radio stations in the DC area and three elsewhere in Virginia. They are: WTEM (980AM) which does Sports Programming,
WTNT WSPZ (570AM) which does Sports Programming, and ESPN Deportes Radio, WXTR (730AM) (no longer owned by Snyder, per comments). If you’re looking for sports talk radio, may I suggest 106.7 FM, which also carries sports talk, but isn’t owned by Snyder? Hurting the ratings of WTEM and other Snyder-owned stations means he can charge less for advertising.
He’s on the Street Corner
The DC area has a couple Johnny Rockets restaurants (in Virginia, Maryland, and DC) but chances are if you value your health, you’re staying far far away from them. If you need that burger-and-fries fix, may we suggest Ray’s Hellburger? Looking for a diner? Look no further than Trinidad’s own Cap City Diner. There are ways to get your chocolate malt and patty melt that don’t involve paying Dan Snyder.
Stop Watching Tom Cruise Movies
Snyder in 2006 backed Tom Cruise’s production company, Cruise/Wagner. Filmography for Cruise/Wagner is available at IMDB and includes such cinematic gems as “Death Race” (2008) and Mission Impossible III (2006). Truthfully, you probably should just not see anything these guys make, generally speaking. Their films are pretty terrible.
Don’t Think You Can Dance
Dan Snyder bought Dick Clark Productions back in 2007, which makes a couple shows on the air now, including So You Think You Can Dance. It’s time to switch to Dancing with the Stars, people. Don’t give that joker any of your attention. DCP also does awards shows, including the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the American Music Awards. Frankly, after what Ricky Gervais did at the Golden Globes this year, you were going to stop watching anyway, right?
On Amusement Parks
While Mr. Snyder was once the Chairman of the Board for Six Flags, he has been removed from any capacity involved with Six Flags. We regret the error and have stricken the paragraph concerning the switch to Kings Dominion.
This is just the start.
If you’ve got a Dan Snyder backed business I missed, link it in the comments, with some good alternative suggestions?