Would Jeff Bezos sell the Washington Post to buy the Commanders?

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has yet to make a bid to buy the Washington Commanders. Some wonder whether he will get involved in the chase for the team owned by Daniel Snyder since 1999.

Via Josh Kosman of the New York Post, some believe Bezos may sell the Washington Post in order to buy the Commanders.

That seems like too simple of a solution, if it’s true that Snyder doesn’t want to sell to Bezos because Bezos owns the Washington Post. Snyder doesn’t hate the Washington Post for what it may write in the future but for what it has written in the past, specifically about Snyder. Specifically to perhaps force Snyder out. Per the report, however, Snyder would regard it as a goodwill gesture, if Bezos were to sell the Washington Post.

A spokesman for Bezos told the New York Post that the Washington Post isn’t for sale.

Here’s an idea, sparked by the fact that Carroll Rosenbloom and Robert Irsay once traded the Rams for the Colts, straight up. Bezos could include the Washington Post as part of the purchase price of the Commanders, and then Snyder would tell the Post to cover Bezos and the Commanders as aggressively as Bezos and the Post covered Snyder and the Commanders.

I was kidding when I started typing that paragraph. But the time I finished it, it started to sound like a pretty good idea.

9 responses to “Would Jeff Bezos sell the Washington Post to buy the Commanders?

  1. Bezos didn’t buy the Post for financial benefit, he bought the Washington Post because he thinks it’s a critical America institution that he wants to support and views himself as a caretaker. I can’t imagine that he would sell it for a football team

  2. Bezos I agree will want to but the NFL team Seattle Seahawks next year instead of the Intelvision video game team Washington Commanders.

  3. Sure, because owning a football team is a much better use of wealth than supporting journalism.

  4. Sell one disaster, and buy another? At least with the right people, the Commanders have potential. Newspapers, on the other hand, have been in decline, not only in circulation, but their reputation, too.
    Unless, he throws in lifetime free shipping to sweeten the deal.

  5. All these snarky comments about how Bezos would rather by the Seahawks. I hope that’s the case and Josh Harris buys the Commanders. I’m not sure why everyone thinks Bezos would be a better owner. Harris has a proven track record. So just keep moving Bezos…buy the Seahawks.

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