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12 Worst Sports Franchises

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4. Washington Redskins

Has anyone done more to destroy a franchise than Daniel Snyder? At least the Clippers were never good. The Redskins, on the other hand, were one of the most storied franchises in NFL history when Daniel Snyder bought them in 1999. A team once known for being the home of legends like Sammy Baugh, John Riggins and Art Monk has since become known as a place where once great players go to stink. Bruce Smith, Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth, Deion Sanders and Jeremiah Trotter were all given lavish salaries to join the ‘Skins. And all played the worst football of their careers once they put on the burgundy and gold.

Meanwhile, Snyder has alienated almost every fan in D.C., jacking up prices as the team got worse, suing season ticket holders who couldn’t fulfill their commitments after the economy tanked and filing a lawsuit against a D.C. paper that had the nerve to write negative things about him. The good news for Snyder is that the Redskins are one of the most valuable franchises in sports on paper. The bad news is that they are a joke in the NFL, they are rapidly losing fans and Snyder’s legacy will be that he took a proud franchise and ran it directly into the ground. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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