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Leonsis: Wizards, Capitals In The Future Would Like To Own A Network
Published February 8, 2013
SHIFTING TIDES: In DC, Dan Steinberg notes ESPN Radio 980 DC, which is owned by Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, “spent several segments on Wednesday asking if Ted Leonsis gets a free pass" in DC, and many listeners “seemed to agree that he does.” Radio host Kevin Sheehan asked, “Does he get a free pass, when you consider the two franchises that he owns and their recent performances? First, the Caps having the worst record in the NHL as we speak, never having been beyond the second round in the playoffs since Ted bought the team. The Wizards currently with the second-worst record in the league, they had the second-worst record in the league last year, they haven’t sniffed the postseason for several years and they’re not gonna sniff it this year.” Host Thom Loverro said, “The bloom is starting to come off the rose with Ted. I’m sensing much more of a sense of anger out there.” He added, “The lack of transparency with the Wizards, and his indifference to the fans that have spent decades of frustration with this team is just accentuating what’s becoming a wave of negative feelings towards him” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 2/7).