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Copyright © 2011
The Snydering
Chapter I
In my younger and less-jaded years, I received a piece of advice from my father that I’ve carried withme ever since.“Whenever you feel like judging someone,” hesaid, “just remember that most people in the worldhaven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”My father was not given to glib communication,and his words held a powerful significance for me.They would surface in my mind at unexpected times.Like now, on a warm, spring night in the recentlymoneyed suburbs of Washington, D.C., outside theheavy black gates that protected a famous billionairenamed Dan Snyder from a hostile public.Snyder had made his money throughtelemarketing and placing miniature billboards inhospitals and daycare centers. His employees forgedthe signatures of thousands of telephone customersand illegally switched their service, helping Snyder cash in on a market bubble by selling his advertisingempire for nearly $2 billion to the French. By 34,Snyder owned a professional sports team and soontook to stamping along the sidelines of his giant toyin rich burgundy sweaters, fists balled, furious thatthe success hed had in business couldnt bereplicated as easily on a field where talent held sway.How I had come to be standing outside this man’sgates, awaiting entry into his Spring Bacchanal andCornhole Tournament, was not entirely clear. TheSergeant and Fromm had lured a Roger Goodell3

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