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Happy 12th Anniversary, Dan Snyder

Dan Snyder Bought Redskins 12 Years Ago Today

On May 25, 1999, Dan Snyder won unanimous approval from the National Football League to buy the Washington Redskins from the estate of Jack Kent Cooke. The purchase cost $800 million.

"Persistence pays off," Snyder told WUSA-TV after the sale was approved. "We're going to be that persistent when it comes to winning on the field."

The team's regular-season record in the 12 years since then? 86 wins, 106 losses, with just three trips to the playoffs. It's enough to make a Redskins fan cranky.

Watch the Channel 9 interview here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NTRKn3Bi0A&feature=player_embedded

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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