Loudoun County officials are considering the possibility of partnering with the Washington Redskins, whose training facility, Redskin Park, is located in the suburban Virginia county. They have been debating a proposal to spend $250,000 in a deal with the Redskins that would include advertising and promotion for the county in partnership with the franchise, and also a feasibility study to build a Redskins Hall of Fame there as well. Maybe that is where the first Redskins statue should be located.
In Lovey Land, with the little resources we have in this jurisdiction, officials are considering a more streamlined proposal — a Dan Snyder Hall of Fame. This would consist of Redskin players who best illustrate the way this team has operated since Snyder took over in 1999.
The qualifications would be loosely based on these principles — wasting a lot of money on a player with little talent, interest, or time left in the end of his career who was signed by the Redskins in the Snyder era.
So here are the nominees for the first member of the Dan Snyder Hall of Fame — all fitting the criteria of wasted money and fantasy self indulgence. There will just be one member elected in this inaugural class. The choices are:
- Bruce Smith (this could be an exacta for Smith, who is also up for consideration in the Pro Football Hall of Fame).
- Jeff George
- Deion Sanders
- Brandon Lloyd
- Laveranues Coles
- Antwaan Randle El
Lovey Land is open to other nominations as well.
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