Snyder's lawsuit, with accompanying high-profile statement of support from the Simon Wiesenthal Center stating the image has connotations with "virulent anti-Semitism going back to the Middle Ages, deployed by the genocidal Nazi regime, by Soviet propagandists, and even in 2011 by those who still seek to demonize Jews" is indicative of the big-splash thinking that has hindered Snyder's football decisions in the 12 years he bought the team. Tablet magazine's Marc Tracy remembers a time when the Redskins were more interested in knocking out Eagles and Giants than urban alt-weeklies.
The first Super Bowl I remember was Super Bowl XXVI.The Redskins won that one—because that’s what the Redskins used to do, win Super Bowls. Instead of picking fights with small alternative newspapers and a gadfly sportswriter, maybe Snyder should be devoting more of his time to figuring out how to get back in the winning-Super-Bowls business. I think he’ll find he’ll be killing two birds with one stone: When you win, you don’t really care what anybody says about you.Super Bowl XXII
Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs