Posts Tagged ‘SIX FLAGGING’

Update: SIX Flagging

Where art thou, Mark Shapiro?
Dan Snyder's business partner and protege was named CEO of Six Flags when Snyder took over the amusement park chain by leading a stockholder coup in 2005. And for a long time, Shapiro was front and center whenever the company was in the news. Shapiro generally came off like Leonardo DiCaprio [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Riggleman’s Fight Song Stolen From Young Girls!

Cheap Seats Daily has learned...that new Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman's boyhood fight song was STOLEN!
As reported in this space the other day, Riggleman's baseball team at Richard Montgomery High School used a special cheer to get fired up before games:
Thunder, Thunder, Thunderation
We’re the Rockets Delegation
When we fight with determination
We create a soul [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Six Flags Recommends a Condiment to Go With Your Mattress!

After decades a couple weeks of rumors, this afternoon at the Verizon Center WJFK-FM brass will officially announce the station's flip from man talk to sports talk.
All the highlights of the new lineup — eight hours a day of Mike Wise and LaVar Arrington –  and the date of the switch, July 20, have already [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Dan Snyder Will Sell You a Mattress to Hide Your Money Under

Every now and then a story comes along that's too good to be true. Usually,  those stories involve Dan Snyder.
Yesterday, Snyder's theme park chain, Six Flags, announced yet another sponsorship deal. This one makes some bedding company called Anatomic Global the "Official Mattress" of Six Flags. And you can buy the official mattress straight from [...]

UPDATE: SIX Flagging

You just knew Dan Snyder would get his hands on some stimulus money!
Six Flags has just signed a new sponsorship deal with Chrysler. According to a press release issued by Snyder's theme park chain earlier today, this means cars produced by Chrysler will remain "the Official Vehicles of Six Flags." Also under the new deal, [...]

Cheap Seats Semi-Daily: Dibble Needs a New One? LeBron in DC? Did Dan Snyder Lose Your Money?

(If either of my readers is wondering why the usual One Big Dump has come in multiple big dumps today, it's because we're trying something new to fool Google. And because, well, we were worried about beating the Manny Acta firing to print.)
The great Thom Loverro rips Rob Dibble a new one and then some [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

In the end, the news is less surprising than Brett Favre coming out of retirement or Adam Lambert just plain coming out: Dan Snyder's theme park chain, Six Flags, is bankrupt.
Snyder's company filed for Chapter 11 earlier today. Who knew bankruptcy courts are open on weekends?
Snyder took over Six Flags more than three years ago [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder's Chapter 10.9 theme park chain, Six Flags, announced today it lost another $146.3 million in the first quarter of 2009 and that revenues were down 24% compared to the same period last year.
Snyder blamed the downturn on having Easter 2008 counted in the first quarter, while in 2009 it was a second-quarter affair.
Guess [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder's magna cum hurtin' theme park chain, Six Flags, has hit the small time: After being bum-rushed out of the New York Stock Exchange, Six Flags and its $2.4 billion in debt showed up yesterday on the OTC Bulletin Board, a minor league trading venue for so-called penny stocks.
Snyder got some nice sendoffs during [...]

There Is Such a Thing as Bad PR for Dan Snyder

Poor guy can't even get his name spelled right.
The front page tease for a really kind story in today's Washington Post about Dan Snyder's run atop Six Flags (no mention amid all the turnaround talk that the company went another $134 million in the red in 2008) had the chairman of the board's name as [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder's fiscally fisted theme park chain, Six Flags, just took another shot up the poop chute: The company was informed today that it has been kicked off the New York Stock Exchange.
Everybody but Jim Cramer has predicted the demise of Six Flags since Snyder put his management team in place and started raising the [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder's juxtanothing theme park chain, Six Flags, is back in the news. For all the wrong reasons.
Snyder's sub-Mensa-esque brainchild, the network of stand-alone kiddie hair salons known as Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts, opened its first outlet in West Hartford, Ct., and started hawking costly coif makeovers with dumbass names — The Glammy, Zoink, Big [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder's contra-profitable theme park chain, Six Flags, hit another personal worst today.
At approximately 11:11 a.m. EST, Six Flags stock (SIX) traded at 15 cents a share. That's a penny less than its previous record.
So while banks and other biggies rallied this week, Snyder et al kept on keepin' on along the path to bankruptcy. [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder's giga-screwed theme park chain, Six Flags, has more in common with the country's ailing financial institutions than their shared borderline insolvency. Jim Cramer boldly led investors toward Six Flags throughout its plunge, too.
Cramer's getting crushed by Jon Stewart, of course, for being so wrong so often about the health of Bear Stearns and [...]

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder's hyper-moribund theme park chain, Six Flags, has apparently misfollowed an accountant's directions.
Somebody must have told Snyder the company, which is more than $2 billion in debt, had to make cuts.
Instead of hacking away at line items in the budget, Snyder has decided to cut kids' hair.
Rumors on City Desk last week have since [...]