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Ed Snider
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Sports Executive
    He was extremely pompous and arrogant.
    He married four times and divorced three times.
    He frequently allowed his teams to grossly overspend on players who were on the decline or past their prime.
    He watched his team lose six consecutive Stanley Cup Finals appearances (1976, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1997, 2010).
    He frequently whined to the media when the Flyers lost crucial games.
    He was fined $50,000 for going on a vulgar tirade to the media about an NHL official, in a game which the Flyers were eliminated in. His fine was the highest ever handed out to an executive in NHL history (1999).
    He did nothing to diffuse a toxic situation between Eric Lindros and Bobby Clarke, which drug on for over a year until Lindros was traded.
    He was criticized by many hockey pundits and Philadelphia area media for his refusal to fire Bobby Clarke as general manager when the team's productivity began declining.
    Some hockey pundits considered him to be a dinosaur and being behind the times when it came to running his team.
    His company attempted to monopolize the Philadelphia sports scene.
    He earned a bachelor's degree in commerce at the University of Maryland.
    He was a minority owner of the Eagles, which was his first foray in the Philadelphia sports scene.
    He designed the concept plans for the Spectrum, which would be known for being one of the NHL's most notorious buildings in the 1970's.
    He sucessfully merged his Spectator business with the Comcast group and was appointed chairman of the merged venture.
    He watched his team win consecutive Stanley Cups as the 'Broad Street Bullies' (1974, 1975).
    He created a foundation to help inner city children in the Philadelphia area play hockey and learn life skills at the same time.
    He defied the skeptics who said hockey in Philadelphia wouldn't work by making the Flyers one of the NHL's iconic teams in the United States outside of the Original Six.
    He was voted the greatest sports mover and shaker in the Philadelphia sports scene, beating out iconic personalities like Connie Mack and Sonny Hill (1999).
    He was one of the contributors that helped finance the Ayn Rand Institute (1985).
    Despite his cantankerous personality to the media, he was well-respect by his staff, players and colleagues.

Credit: Ricky


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