No late drama for Commanders sale vote
Normally for the Washington Commanders, everything that can go wrong will go wrong. So fans could be forgiven for thinking there would be a last-minute gitch in the team's $6.05 billion sale ahead of the upcoming approval vote among other NFL owners on July 20.
Josh Harris was spotted celebrating prematurely at Michael Rubin's lavish 50th birthday party alongside a who's who of sporting stars and A-list celebrities. If this was a sign of confidence that no real work was needed before the record-breaking transaction gets the green light, it should put Washington's long-suffering fanbase at ease.
This sentiment was echoed by Mark Maske of The Washington Post - who's been at the forefront of developments alongside colleague Nicki Jhabvala. After checking in with a source connected to the process, it's seemingly all systems go with 13 short days remaining.
"“Everything remains right on course,” source says, for the NFL finance committee to recommend approval of Josh Harris’s $6.05 billion deal to buy the Commanders from Daniel Snyder, followed by the owners ratifying the sale at their July 20 special league meeting."- Mark Maske via Twitter
After more than two decades of misery and abject failure, a new era begins in a little less than a fortnight. Although it'll seem like a long time, we are rapidly approaching the end of what's been a turbulent affair that's disenchanted many.