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Dan Snyder buys Dick Clark

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Perry White, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Everything he touches turns to gold, right?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/19/AR2007061900535.html?hpid=topnews

    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, whose investments in a theme park and a hamburger chain already had a 1950s flavor, today completed a nostalgic trifecta with the purchase of the American Bandstand franchise made famous by aging entertainer Dick Clark.

    Snyder, whose RedZone Capital private equity firm has assembled an expanding set of entertainment-oriented investments, announced this morning that it had purchased Dick Clark Productions, Inc. for $175 million.

    Along with Bandstand, Snyder gets a host of other endeavors controlled by Clark -- including the perennial New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast from Times Square, the Golden Globes awards show, the American Music Awards, and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
     
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    As long as he doesn't try to host any of 'em ...
     
  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Will Dick Clark have to call him Mister?
     
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    This is actually pretty sad news for us older guys who grew up with Dick Clark. He's almost 78 years old, has never fully recovered from the stroke he suffered a few years ago and this pretty much signals the end of his career.
    My older brother started watching the original Philadelphia-based American Bandstand every afternoon at 4 o'clock when I was about 5 years old. More than 50 years later, I fear we have seen the last of Dick Clark on televison .. as painful as his recent New Year's Eve appearance was to watch ... and that's a sad thing.
     
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Nooooooooooooooo! Fuck. The spoiled brat just acquired one of America's greatest treasures: American Bandstand.

    This is horrible news.
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Just more things to tune out... I've already sworn off Johnny Rockets -- tho I'm sure he misses my business
     
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Snyder owns Johnny Rockets?

    Damn, no more milkshakes for me.
     
  8. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I assume he plans to iject some youth into his coaching staff and name Dick Clark Offensive Coordinator.
     
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Who'll be the free agents he signs to help him run the companies and flame out inside of a year?
     
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Better than naming Ryan Seacrest quality control specialist.

    And it looks like no more Rockin' Eves for me. I can't watch a little Danny Snyder production, I just can't. Oh no, looks like Carson Daly for me.
     
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    It's Joe Theismann's Rocking New Years Eve!
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    And don't forget he's got Mark Shapiro working for him too, the man that gave us all those crappy ESPN Original shows.
     
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