Jeff Bezos didn’t submit a bid for the Commanders

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On the eve of the deadline for submitting bids to buy the Commanders, Forbes reported that owner Daniel Snyder has already received multiple offers “well north” of $7 billion. Now, FrontOfficeSports.com disputes this account.

A.J. Perez of FrontOfficeSports.com reports that no bid exceeded $6.3 billion. More significantly, Perez reports that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has yet to make a bid. At all.

The real question, as a league source has framed it for PFT, is whether Bezos has deliberately chosen not to get in, or whether he has been frozen out. There’s acrimony between Snyder and Bezos, given that Bezos owns the Washington Post.

If Snyder agrees with the suggestion contained in the GOP version of the House Oversight Committee report that the entire investigation was aimed at forcing Snyder out and installing “the owner of a left-leaning newspaper sympathetic to the Democratic party,” maybe Snyder will never sell it to Bezos, regardless of the price.

45 responses to “Jeff Bezos didn’t submit a bid for the Commanders

  1. “the owner of a left-leaning newspaper sympathetic to the Democratic party,”

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    Why did you put that in quotation marks? That description is 100% accurate.

  2. Bezos could buy likely buy almost any franchise he wants. Why buy a franchise that’s an absolute train wreck?

  3. No surprise the Commanders are not a leftist group, so no money to them.

  4. Satan says:
    January 15, 2023 at 4:40 pm
    “the owner of a left-leaning newspaper sympathetic to the Democratic party,”

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    Why did you put that in quotation marks? That description is 100% accurate.
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    It has nothing to do with accuracy. Direct quotes from a document (the minority report of the Committee – the Republicans were the minority party in the House at the time) are put in quotation marks.

  5. It makes more sense for Bezos to buy the Seahawks when they become available, especially for that kind of money.

  6. Forbes isn’t what it used to be.
    In fact, it may never have been what it was thought to be.
    “Anyone “ could just call them up and tell them how much they thought they were worth, and Forbes would simply take them at their word.

  7. Our inside sources (Amazon janitor crew) says Bezos is waiting for Seattle to become available..

  8. Man I can’t believe that a laughably dumb conspiracy theory peddled by republicans turned out to be nonsense. Who woulda thunk?

  9. So who leaked this stuff to Forbes.. I would think perhaps to entice more bids to drive the price up more?

  10. At this point buying an NFL franchise isn’t about making money, but waving your duck around.

    Bezos is playing in the “richest human in the world” arena. Buying anything less than the most valuable of anything doesn’t help him with that duck competition, and unfortunately the Washington Football Team is not the most valuable

  11. Not sure why anyone would want Bezos to replace Snyder. Bezos has his own workplace culture/employee treatment issues. Look it up.

  12. Don’t 2/3’s of the owners have to approve the sale? Maybe they’ve already made it known to Bozo he’s not turtlely enough for their turtle club.

  13. Why would Bezos bid early? Let the peasants set the market, and then tack on a billion at the last second, and get what you came here for without driving up the price.

  14. Republicans heard George Santos was planning to submit a bid with his newfound fortune and wanted to give him a clear lane.

  15. Actually “left-leaning newspaper” is redundant.
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    The ability to read and write probably has something to do with that.

  16. billshistorian says:
    January 15, 2023 at 5:24 pm
    Not sure why anyone would want Bezos to replace Snyder. Bezos has his own workplace culture/employee treatment issues. Look it up

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    Owning your own paper helps. Trying to find that kind of info is as difficult as getting the info off hunter’s laptop.

  17. It’s possible that his failure to submit a bid may be tied to the fact that the dumpster fire that is the Washington franchise may have more problems than meets the eye. For example, Snyder owns the stadium, but leases the land its’ built on. That lease expires in 2027, and getting a new stadium built in the DMV will not be easy. Snyder has bought land in VA, but that land may or may not be part of the sale. The Seattle franchise has to be sold relatively soon (under the terms of Paul Allen’s estate) and the New Orleans franchise will have to be sold when Gayle Benson dies (she has no heirs, and the team has already filed a plan with the league that reflects this).

  18. Why did you put that in quotation marks? That description is 100% accurate.
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    Lol trying to sound smart and just coming off dumb. Love it.

  19. I’ve been saying it all along – He’s NEVER selling the team to Bezos regardless of the price. He can’t stand that woke Communist

  20. Bezos didn’t make billions building Amazon to make a bone headed decision to move on commandos

  21. The league promised to make the Las Vegas Raiders available to him. That’s the franchise he really wants. Then from there he will start to take over Las Vegas. That’s the plan. And what Jeff wants, Jeff gets.

  22. The league promised to make the Las Vegas Raiders available to him. That’s the franchise he really wants. Then from there he will start to take over Las Vegas. That’s the plan.

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    If the plan is to take over Vegas, one might start with a few hotels and casinos. I think Bezos could acquire a few hotels & casinos easier than buying an NFL franchise.

  23. IMO, the Commanders are the Best team for Bezos to buy. The stadium deal is almost up, no one cares about the name… If he buys the Commanders, he can pick Maryland, va or DC and rename the team to anything he wants.

    Imagine the new RFK, Washington Primes, with Prime Time as the Head coach.

  24. Clearly Bezos is a gifted businessman. But even a child would pause at dropping $7B on a decimated franchise with awful ticket, merchandise, and sponsorship sales. Oh and they suck, with no QB and an iffy HC. Oh, and lawsuits and investigations and accusations.. yeah no thanks. Wait for someone else to die or do something stupid and buy THAT team. Not this mess

  25. For all the commenters on here saying Bezos would be better off buying the Seahawks or that why would he want to buy a dumpster fire of a franchise like Washington just doesn’t understand economics. The Seattle franchise will never be worth as much as a team in the DC market. Just like opening bids (if believed) are almost 2B more than what Denver just went for. And the Commanders are a DF because of Snyder. Remove him, remove the fire.

    DC is a much bigger market than Seattle and located in the middle of the power structure of the country/world. And the franchise will be worth even more when a newer, much better stadium gets built, probably in DC. And Seattle being Bezo’s home is news from yesteryear. Not only does he own the Post, but Amazon’s new HQ is just outside DC. Besides, when you have his money, it doesn’t even matter where you live. Everything is a private jet ride away.

  26. To those saying the Commanders are trash and worthless I say check the rankings of the most valuable teams in the NFL.
    All 4 of the NFC East teams are in the top 10 with Washington ranked 2nd or 3rd in the NFC East depending on who is ranking.
    Seattle is not in the top 10.

  27. “GOP Version” – LOL! Should we lend credence to the version of a story crafted by one party?

  28. Snyder is still upset that he was forced to change his team name from a racial slur to “commanders”.

  29. bozobiden says:
    January 15, 2023 at 6:28 pm
    I’ve been saying it all along – He’s NEVER selling the team to Bezos regardless of the price. He can’t stand that woke Communist
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    So Bezos is the richest person in the most in-your-face Democratic and capitalistic Country in the World yet you are calling Jeff Bezos communist. Hello?

  30. If Bezos loses, he should just throw a temper tantrum and scream fraud without any proof until he gets his way!
    Republicans will respect that behavior

  31. Say what you want about Dan Snyder, and I agree, he’s nothing but a stain on the NFL. Makes the league look bad. Jeff Bezos in the league would be a worse look. Him going out of his way to publicly flaunt his wealth, especially during the pandemic, was vile behavior. He has a hot woman and gets to have lunch with Tom Cruise, only due to his wealth. People live on the streets of America yet he makes sure to tell everyone how much his boat cost. He wants to have the news written the way he sees fit, so he buys a newspaper. There should be more to it then just being uber wealthy to own an NFL franchise. He’s cost this country countless retail stores and jobs with his online monopoly. Contrary to his public lies, he’s not charitable. In my opinion Roger should put together a group, I’ll say it, of black people, and help them be the owners of a team, as opposed to someone who doesn’t care about football but is the richest man on earth.

  32. This site really needs a blocking feature. I don’t need to see comments from trolls that lie about having inside information or that are too stupid to understand why the world’s richest man isn’t a communist.

  33. If Snyder agrees with the suggestion contained in the GOP version of the House Oversight Committee report that the entire investigation was aimed at forcing Snyder out and installing “the owner of a left-leaning newspaper sympathetic to the Democratic party,”…..
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    Some of the most absurd drivel ever written.

  34. getem says:
    January 15, 2023 at 6:03 pm
    billshistorian says:
    January 15, 2023 at 5:24 pm
    Not sure why anyone would want Bezos to replace Snyder. Bezos has his own workplace culture/employee treatment issues. Look it up

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    Owning your own paper helps. Trying to find that kind of info is as difficult as getting the info off hunter’s laptop.

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    A quick google search of “Bezos workplace culture” brings back several Washington Post articles about the issue. I understand it’s frustrating when factual media outlets don’t waste time on your favorite fantastical conspiracy theories, but you CAN go ahead and just not comment and spare yourself looking so silly.

  35. So sorry to tell everyone – George Santos already bought the team. It’s true – George said so.

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