Ed Snider Named to Most Influential List…Finally

For a guy who’s reportedly fed up with the lockout that’s losing him money and depressing his city, Flyers owner Ed Snider isn’t having the worst non-season. Two weeks ago, he proposed to his much-younger girlfriend in Santa Barbara. Yesterday, he earned an accolade that had somehow escaped him until now. Along with Comcast-Spectator President Peter Luukko, Snider made Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s “50 Most Influential List” because of “the successful transformation of the old Spectrum site into Xfinity Live!, a retail and entertainment complex.” The guy founded the Flyers, built the Spectrum, owned the 76ers, and part-owned the Eagles. And that’s what he made the list for? Well if those are your criteria, small wonder it took so long. [Philadelphia Business Journal]