December 13, 2012
COMCAST SPECTACOR chairman Ed Snider will be recognized by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association with a special award named in his honor at its dinner on Jan. 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. The founder of the Flyers will receive the Ed Snider Lifetime Distinguished Humanitarian award for his many years of benefiting charitable organizations and agencies in the Philadelphia area. It will continue to bear his name. Tickets are $95 and available online at www.PSWA.org or by check payable to PSWA c/o Robbie Kenney, Ticket Chairman, 110 Harrogate Drive, Lumberton, N.J. 08048.
January 25, 2008
THE SPECTRUM home of the Broad Street Bullies, Dr. J and many other great athletes - may become just a memory. If its demise comes to fruition, it will be a sad occasion for many concert-goers and sports fans in the city of Philadelphia. But say it ain't so - will Ed Snider and his band of merry men really build a state-of-the-art complex for the people of the Delaware Valley with no public funding from the city of Philadelphia or commonwealth of Pennsylvania? The nerve of some people not wanting my tax dollars so they can become richer!
May 12, 2011 |
On the loyalty of Flyers fans: "The basic thing is, people realize that it ain't easy to win. There's 30 teams trying. But they give you credit for trying hard and having a competitive team most of the time. For example, we didn't win last year. But it was probably just as exciting as if we had. Considering everything we accomplished last year. So therefore the fans got value for their buck and they feel like they were entertained and they had a great time. We want to win a championship.
April 20, 1990 |
From the start, they were an unlikely management team. The general manager grew up a miner's son in Flin Flon, playing hockey to get away from the mines. The team president grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs as the son of the wealthy owner of the Flyers, idolizing the miner's son, who was by then doing the things that would make him the greatest player in the team's history. Flyers founder and majority owner Ed Snider said yesterday that he didn't understand all the reasons for Bob Clarke's painful, awkward departure from the team Clarke came to symbolize.
June 29, 2011
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell writes a weekly sports column for the Daily News from a fan's perspective. His column appears Wednesdays. ED SNIDER might not be the easiest guy to love - he's too rich, too handsome, too self-assured, too stubborn, too Republican (although he has been a significant contributor to my campaigns) and too well-dressed (I usually hate guys like Ed who look so good in clothes, as I usually look like a mess). But virtually all Philadelphia sports fans, especially hockey stalwarts, should love him for what he has done.
April 20, 1990 |
Ed Snider, majority owner and founder of the Flyers, said last night that he and his son, Jay Snider, may have made a mistake in rushing Bob Clarke off the ice and into the general manager's job in 1984. "You know, Bob never had a chance to catch his breath, and, believe me, we're still looking at ourselves in the mirror about that," Snider said from his home in California. "But that's history now. " Clarke became general manager only one day after he ended his 15-year playing career.
May 6, 1986 |
What a motley man is Edward Malcolm Snider. Most people know him as a business tycoon and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers. The regulars at Frank Clements Bar know him as a hot pinball player and pretty good guy. His business associates know him as a fierce competitor and tough negotiator. His friends know him as a generous, earnest man who is rather sentimental when it comes to his wife, Martha, and a babbling idiot when it comes to their new baby, Sarena. And he loves to windsurf and play softball at the company picnic.
January 19, 1993 |
Spectacor founder Ed Snider doesn't sound optimistic about the immediate prospects for Spectrum II, the new home for the Sixers and Flyers that is supposed to be built on the vacant lot formerly occupied by JFK Stadium. "We keep working diligently, at a snail's pace," said Snider, the Flyers' majority owner. Asked when construction might begin, Snider, sounding a trifle weary, said, "Someday. " On Nov. 9, Snider's son, Jay, the president of Spectacor, said that the long-delayed announcement that the building's financing was in place might be made "around Christmas or New Year's," and that ground should be broken in the spring or summer.
April 2, 2014 |
Another Comcast Corp. executive parachuted Monday into Ed Snider's Comcast-Spectacor fiefdom in South Philly, as the venture that owns the Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center reorganizes its top management after the quick departure in December of Snider ally and partner Peter Luukko. Michael Sheehey was appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president for business development. He has been senior vice president with NBC Sports and worked for Comcast's cable division for almost two decades.
May 27, 2010 |
Assuming that e-mails, letters and voice-mail messages have some value, it's fair to surmise that Ed Snider isn't Mr. Popularity in these parts. If his dismissive ways don't turn you off, perhaps it's the way he saunters around, appearing as if he has all the answers - with absolutely no championship hardware since the days when his hair was still brown. But if these Flyers pull off the unthinkable, recapturing a Stanley Cup once given to Philadelphia in a double dose 35 years ago, the fans can feel free to scream "We did it" all summer long.