- The Washington Times - Monday, January 28, 2008

WEEKEND REWIND - In case you missed it

Snyder fires Williams, Saunders: So much for continuity. Redskins fan favorite and presumed Joe Gibbs heir Gregg Williams was fired by owner Dan Snyder along with offensive guru Al Saunders. Offensive (Jim Zorn) and defensive (Greg Blache) coordinators have been hired — before the coach. Apparently Snyder yearns for the 1999-2004 era, when he was a less popular figure in the District than Benedict Arnold.

Fortunately for Snyder, Raiders owner Al Davis tried to steal his thunder by reportedly sending first-year coach Lane Kiffin a letter asking him to resign. At least Davis has his age as an excuse for his behavior — what’s Snyder’s? His height?



Tiger makes headlines on the course: Lost in all the “lynch” controversy from this past week, people forgot that Tiger Woods is still really good. His dominant win at the Buick Invitational on Sunday gave him his 62nd PGA Tour victory, tying Arnold Palmer for fourth place in all-time wins.

TWT FIVE - Ways TO FIX DAN SNYDER’S IMAGE

1. Sell the team: It’s win-win. The Redskins get a better owner (can he or she be worse?), and Snyder gets more time to spend buying up theme parks and novelty restaurants.

2. Hire Bill Cowher: After canning Gregg Williams, any of the leading candidates (Fassel, Meeks, Schwartz, etc.) would send fans into a fury. Cowher’s the only one who would prevent riots.

3. Start business partnership with Jessica Alba: Former associate Tom Cruise is a polarizing (or possibly insane) figure. There’s not many Redskins fans who would object to seeing Alba at home games.

4. Buy other media outlets: So far he’s got radio (Triple-X) and Internet (Redskins.com). What’s next, The Washington Times presented by The Washington Redskins?

5. Attack ads: Hey, it works for politicians. Who wouldn’t want to see an ad calling Abe Pollin a baby-killer with a “paid for by Dan Snyder” voice-over at the end?

ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

D1scourse: Patrick Stevens weighs in on last night’s Maryland-Duke game.

NFL Lowdown: David Elfin and Ryan O’Halloran check in from the site of Super Bowl XLII.

HE SAID WHAT?

“I’m not allowed to make a comment. I think it’s pretty obvious. Everybody can look at it and make their own decision.” — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins

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