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NEWS
April 15, 2016
ISSUE | ED SNIDER Friend, benefactor Learning about the loss of Flyers owner Ed Snider on Monday made it a very sad day for my wife, Caroline, and me, and for thousands of Philadelphians ("Flyers' Founding Father," Tuesday). I have known Ed as a friend, traveling companion, and partner in business and philanthropy for nearly 60 years. His loss is incalculable to me and a vast number of others whom he loved, worked with, and supported in so many different ways. I have fond memories of times spent with Ed, and I will cherish them.
NEWS
April 15, 2016
By Sally Friedman I was probably the last person on Earth who didn't know that you shouldn't refer to Ed Snider by his first name. So the first time I met him in a business setting, I called him Ed. He may have flinched - but that informality never changed. Ed Snider, the cofounder of the Flyers and billionaire entrepreneur who died on Monday, may have been a tough guy - a strong, confident man with a steely stare - but he put up with a relationship with me that was, well, odd. I was the boss.
SPORTS
April 14, 2016 | By David Murphy, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
On an April night in 1973, a kid from Roxborough stood in front of the Spectrum and listened to a muffled roar explode through its walls. He did not go in. Could not go in, really. Hell, they couldn't even watch it on TV. They were Roxborough kids, the sons of machinists, of factory foremen, of Marine Corps vets who returned from Korea and spent the rest of their lives cobbling together a living on the ground floor of the industrial complex that enabled such entanglements. Funny how it works: You risk your life to protect the capital, you manufacture the material to construct the building, and then you stand outside and listen to the crowd.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
Ed Snider never played hockey as a kid, never watched the game until he was well into adulthood. But the next time someone calls Johnny Gaudreau "Johnny Hockey," the next time some Rangers fan raves about Mike Richter, the next time one Philadelphia fan chides another or a member of the media for not understanding the game – their game – they do so with an unwitting nod to the man who introduced hockey to the Delaware Valley 50 years ago and who...
BUSINESS
April 13, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
As his own father, Ralph Roberts, aged into his 80s and 90s, Comcast Corp. chief executive Brian Roberts said, he found that he and Flyers owner Ed Snider regularly grabbed lunch around town - the Capital Grille on Chestnut, Table 31 in the Comcast Center, and, more recently, the Union League on Broad. They'd talk sports, media, and life. Roberts, who heads the city's largest publicly traded company, said he trusted Snider as a mentor. "I came to realize his genius," Roberts said.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
PHILADELPHIA lost its most influential sports figure in history with Monday's passing of Flyers co-founder and Comcast Spectacor creator Ed Snider at 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer. The icon was a sports "futurist" who played some kind of role in virtually every major sporting occurrence in Philadelphia over the past five decades. From his bringing the NHL to Philadelphia in 1967 with the expansion Flyers to the birth of the sports television and entertainment entity known as Spectacor in 1974 that grew into Comcast Spectacor to the opening of the state-of-the-art CoreStates Center (now Wells Fargo Center)
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Columnist
On the day Ed Snider died, South Philadelphia was alive in a manner he would have relished. Monday was the Phillies' opening game this season at Citizens Bank Park, and Xfinity Live - the six-pub pleasure complex on the site where the Spectrum once stood - was full with patrons. The ballgame was still hours from starting. The customers held beer glasses to their lips and took hellacious bites of buffalo chicken wraps. A Janet Jackson song thumped inside the building; a cover band blasted Dave Matthews Band outside.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
(Ed Snider died on Monday at 83. Through the years, his was a personality as big as his accomplishments. Here are quotes, from Snider and about Snider, that hopefully reflect the man and what he meant to Philadelphia. They were compiled by Daily News staff writer Ed Barkowitz.) "Being a member of the gang on your street was almost necessary for survival. " - Snider on his childhood neighborhood in Washington, D.C. (Ed Snider died on Monday at 83. Through the years, his was a personality as big as his accomplishments.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
ED SNIDER as visionary also included his own mortality. When he started his youth hockey foundation in 2005, he said quite casually, "This will be my legacy. " The aim of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to serve city kids in the region. But it's more than hockey camps and skating lessons. "I just wanted to do what I could, and doing it through hockey is the most appealing thing to me," Snider once told the Daily News. "We talk about the hockey aspect of it, but these kids have to get good grades.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
YouTube sensation Ed Bassmaster took a pay cut to star on his own TV show. Born Edwin Rodriguez in Northeast Philadelphia, Bassmaster has made a name (and a living) for himself by pulling pranks on unsuspecting victims - like dressing up as a zombie and going through a fast-food drive-through (30 million views) - and creating characters like Teste, Mumbles, and a CIA agent who conducts undercover operations at Kmart. Last year, Bassmaster made national news when he took credit for destroying HitchBOT , a hitchhiking Canadian robot that met its demise in Philadelphia (he didn't actually destroy it)
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