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Warren Buffett Said...That as a Kid, He Wanted to Buy the Redskins

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ESPN - Warren Buffett spent part of his childhood in Washington, D.C., and worked Redskins games on occasion. That was enough for him to start dreaming big thoughts. And those thoughts included owning the Redskins. Buffett moved to Washington in 1942 after his father was elected to congress. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1947 and followed the Redskins. “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 on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday morning, when the topic of whether he ever wanted to own a team arose. “I was a water boy for the Washington Redskins for two games. I thought if I ever had a lot of money, I’d buy the Washington Redskins.” To which Patrick chimed in, “They want you to buy it. They would love for you to buy it right now, Warren.” Buffett said, laughing, “I don’t know whether he would sell. But Sammy Baugh was my hero in those days. That’s a little before your time. It was the dream of every kid to have a sports team; well, it was the dream of every kid to be a superstar. But of course I never had a chance of that.”

Oh man, what could have been. I’m actually wondering how this didn’t happen. When the Skins were sold to Danny, how did Warren not swoop in and outbid him? That’s what I need to know. Was he too busy doing the backstroke in his vault of gold coins that he totally missed the whole “the team you have wanted to buy since you were 9 years old is for sale and you’re worth billions of dollars so many you should buy them” thing? Fucking hate when that happens. So instead of having one of the smartest and most business savvy people ever to walk the Earth, we have a midget who plays fantasy football and sues old ladies running our football team into the ground.