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The Daily Shoutout: Would the NFL pull an NBA?

Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:44 am
 

OPENING HIT: Roger Goodell has been criticized by players and media as being too heavy handed. Czar Goodell he's been called. Bully he's been called. Whether or not that's true is a story for another day but there is one thing I know Goodell would never do. He would never do what David Stern did on Thursday night. Never in a million years. Never, ever, never.

Football is a different sport where it's difficult for teams to build super franchises. But beyond that the NFL wouldn't do it because of appearance sake. The league knows the power of image. It's understood this fact very well going back to Pete Rozelle. The NBA only gets this some of the time and this one of those major instances when they fail to.

A league can't have the appearance of being shady or it fuels those conspiracy theories that always plague basketball. Now, the NBA just gave all the paranoid people a reason to be paranoid.

Goodell has faults but he's brilliant and understands this power of perception. So to do many of the NFL owners who are extremely media savy. They wouldn't block such a trade because they know it would make the NFL look like it was run by a group of buffoons.

Good luck, NBA. You're going to need it to get from under this massive mess.

Meanwhile, the NFL chuckles.

Category: NFL
Tags: Hornets, NFL
 
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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:49 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Would the NFL pull an NBA?

Goodell has faults but he's brilliant and understands this power of perception.
That's a dumb statement. Goodell sucks, sucks, sucks. Far from brilliant. The perceptio of Goodeel is that he's incompetent, heavy handed dictator, ass-wipe, unfair. He totally lacks an understanding of perception.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:14 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Would the NFL pull an NBA?

Stlrfan - beat me to it. Goodell might not quite be David Stern, but the guy needs to hit the road and never come back.



Since: Sep 17, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:55 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Would the NFL pull an NBA?

Meant the Eagles



Since: Sep 17, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:54 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Would the NFL pull an NBA?

Except when Goodell "guided" Vick to the Falcons



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:01 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Would the NFL pull an NBA?

The NBA has 5 players on the floor for offense and defense so if you add a superstar it has a much greater influence on the outcome.In the NFL you have 22 players on offense and defense so one player has less effect.True, you can't win without a QB but you need help at other positions. That said the NFL already has a super team (dream team Eagles) and we see how well that is working out.NFL has nothing to worry about.


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