Could the Washington Redskins’ name controversy, front office troubles, and generally horrendous football woes be solved with a new, crowdsourced owner? World-famous chef and successful restaurateur David Chang (of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko, and many more) has an interesting plan and it involves Kickstarter.
Check this out:
I''m going to try and raise $6 billion on @kickstarter to buy @redskins from Dan Snyder. I'm serious…who's coming with me?
— Dave Chang (@davidchang) December 10, 2013
Seriously? Well, he says so. $6 billion might be a bit of overkill, but hey, you never know.
Kickstarter responded with this little population tidbit:
@davidchang @Redskins there are ~5,860,342 people in the DC metro area. Just sayin'
— Kickstarter (@kickstarter) December 10, 2013
Who’s to say that Chang wouldn’t run the Redskins better than Snyder? Since buying the team in 1999, the Redskins have lost 55% of their games and have only made the playoffs three times.
And that whole name controversy thing? Please, Chang is probably the only person who could make this idea work: