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Could Warren Buffett have been the Redskins owner?

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Warren Buffett has recently made sports news for a ludicrous NCAA bracket challenge, but could Buffett have been in charge of one of the most famous NFL franchises?

The Billionaire announced today on the Dan Patrick show that when he was younger, it was his ambition to own the Washington Redskins.

“You know, when I was a kid, I thought if I ever made a lot of money, I would go out and buy a team,” Buffett said. “I was a water boy for the Washington Redskins for two games – I lived in Washington at the time – and I thought if I ever had a lot of money I’d buy the Washington Redskins.”

However Buffett never lived out his dream and instead Dan Snyder bought the team in 1999 for $800 Million and has since had eight different head coaches.

Recently local media in Washington has questioned whether Snyder's management style was a factor in the team's losing record and whether fans in DC were turning against the team because of the owner.

There is also the on-going debate as to whether the name Redskins itself is too offensive to be used by the team.

So what about now? Is a possible change in ownership likely?

"I don’t know whether he would sell,” Buffett said,  laughing. “But Sammy Baugh was my hero in those days. That’s a little before your time. But it was the dream of every kid to have a sports team; well, it was the dream of every kid to be a sports star. But of course I never had a chance of that.”

So it looks like Snyder's team is safe for now then and Redskins fans will have to embrace new coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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