Today’s Washington Post Style section has the last surviving son of former Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke discussing the loss of the Redskins to Dan Snyder.
Mike Wise gets John Kent Cooke to open up about Dan Snyder:
“I sure as hell don’t like the way he gutted the organization after we left. And he commercialized the Redskins like my father would have never commercialized the Redskins. People brought cushions and pennants to the games. You know how they got those? My father gave them out at Fan Appreciation days. We didn’t charge for them.”
And it gets much better.
Take a few minutes today and read almost 3,000 words about the way it used to be.
WaPo’s Mike Wise: Burgundy & old pain
Also, as the WaPo always does so well, there is an interactive timeline.
Snyder was 34 when he bought the team?