He’s Gone Like a Wicked Witch: Rich Eisen and Lewis Black Still Celebrate Dan Snyder’s Departure After $6,000,000,000 Commander Sale
February 2, 2022; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Commander co-owner Dan Snyder speaks as co-owner Tanya Snyder (L) listens during a news conference introducing the new name of the formerly named Washington football team at FedEx Field. Well-known sports analyst Rich Eisen and even the infamous Lewis Black continue to celebrate the $6,000,000,000 sale of the Washington Commanders on “The Rich Eisen Show”.
The departure of Dan Snyder, who faced many controversies during his tenure, marked a turning point for the franchise. The Washington, D.C.-based franchise faced numerous allegations while Snyder was at the helm. and his passing is celebrated across town, and Eisen can relate to those feelings. Led by Josh Harris and his team, the sale is a record deal for a North American sports franchise. Rich Eisen and Lewis Black are still celebrating the passing of Dan Snyder The joy is real because Rich Eisen and Lewis Black have not yet surpassed the sale of the Washington Commanders. They’re just enjoying the fallout from Dan Snyder’s departure, marked by $6.05 billion in sales. After discussing the season and the commanders win, Black said:
The one win the Commanders had in August, beating Dan Snyder, is the ultimate win.” In an interview on The Rich Eisen Show, Black couldn’t help but talk about the immense joy felt by fans after saying goodbye to the controversial character. Eisen reflects on the significance of Snyder’s departure, comparing it to The Wizard of Oz and The Witch. “I rarely remember the moment when the city as a whole came together and shouted:
“Hallelujah, free at last”. I mean it was incredible. He left like an evil witch,” Eisen said. The above sentiments echo across town. Fans feel rejuvenated and freed from the previous owner’s shadow. The Snyder era has been full of scandals. Under Dan Snyder, the Washington Chiefs suffered a storm of scandals during his tenure.
A laundry list of allegations included a toxic work culture and failure to secure a new stadium. The controversial Jack Snyder era peaked in July 2020 when mounting pressure, including from title sponsor FedEx, forced the team to change its name. The franchise name used to be the Washington Redskins, which was widely considered an insult to Indians. The revelations did not end there. Immediately after the name change, there was a wave of accusations.
Dozens of women have accused Snyder and executives of harassing the organization. The NFL responded with a historic $10 million fine. The faction’s problems peaked in November 2022. The US attorney opened a criminal investigation into allegations of financial misconduct. The attorneys general of Virginia and the District of Columbia sued Snyder and the team.
Breaking news: Scandal-plagued Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder has reportedly agreed to sell the team for an NFL-record $6 billion amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and team finances. From @TheAthletic: “It’s not every day a group of women beats up a white billionaire.” Dan Snyder once seemed immune to ridicule, scandal or outside pressure to sell his team. Many wonder what stories of abuse have yet to be told publicly. The latter case was settled and the team agreed to pay a $425,000 fine. They also returned about $200,000 in security deposits to season ticket holders.
That inferior character under Dan Snyder played a crucial role in shaping the reaction of fans and observers when the team was finally sold.