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Goodell will be around for long, long time

Posted on: January 25, 2012 12:43 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2012 12:49 pm
 
Roger Goodell should get a five-year extension. In fact, he should get an extension for life. The only way he's leaving his job is when he ... and only he  ... decides it's time to go.

Of course, I'm being flippant, but the reality is that Goodell just proved why he's qualified to be NFL commissioner. He faced the biggest hurdle of his tenure and navigated it deftly.

I'm talking, of course, about the lockout that ended in late July with a 10-year CBA. Goodell held firm when critics said he could not or must not, and stared down the opposition -- first winning in court before winning at the bargaining table.

I know, I know, both sides claimed victory, but look at the new TV contracts and tell me who's the winner there: Anyone who owns an NFL club.

Sure, there are residual effects, with veterans getting more money than ever and training camps, offseason activities and in-season practices more player-friendly. But it's NFL owners who stand to reap the greatest rewards of the new deal -- especially with no opt-out clause.

Goodell and NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith seem to have forged a relationship that, though not as close as the Paul Tagliabue-Gene Upshaw friendship, should benefit the league for the forseeable future. Already we're seeing that the NFL is doing better than ever, with TV viewership and public interest at record levels.

If you don't believe me look at the average sold ticket price for Super Bowl XLVI on the NFL Ticket Exchange. It's $4,272.

All I know is that when Goodell was tested he responded, and he responded so effectively and so decisively that owners are satisfied with his performance. So getting a five-year extension is not a big deal. Goodell will be around for a long, long time ... as long, I suspect, as he wants to stay.











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Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2012 10:45 pm
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Calrk-judge, yankees and canadiens a. Hhmmm, why not add the steelers (most super bowls) or packers (most NFL titles) and the celtics to your favorite teams? That way we know for sure that you're a front runner.



Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2012 10:37 pm
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

"the owners are making their money and its all because of Godell."


Newsflash, the NFL owners were making money before this idiot was the commish. The NFL has been growing every year no matter who the commisioner is.





"And the NFL is so popular right now that a monkey could be commissioner and score props for all the cash coming in."


Thats more closer to the truth.





"1. He doesn't favor any teams. Think of Spygate in 2007."


Ya think about it. The taperiots cheated and not even a one game suspension for belicheat yet payton gets suspended for a whole season. Oh and lets not forget the idiot destroyed all the eveidence too. What a cover up.






"An organization like the NFL doesn't grow year after year as the NFL has without great leadership, let alone terrible leadership."


The NFL has grown every single year. It has NOTHING to do with godell. It was growing every year without godell, it will continue to grow as he's there and it will continue to grow when he's gone. Yet idiots like yourself wanna give ALL the credit to this dicktator.






"Yes, I believe the game will go international soon enough, with the blessing of the owners and the players union though, remember that."


Only idiots like you and the commish want our best sport to go overseas. Even europeans don't want our games there. Keep it in the states where it belongs.

      
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Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2012 10:24 pm
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">the owners are making their money and its all because of Godell. <br /><br /><br /></blockquote>

<br /> Newsflash, the NFL owners were making money before this idiot was the commish. The NFL has been growing every year no matter who the commisioner is.<br /><br /><br /><br /> 

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">And the NFL is so popular right now that a monkey could be commissioner and score props for all the cash coming in.<br /><br /><br /></blockquote>

<br />Thats more closer to the truth.  <br /><br /><br />

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage"><br />1. He doesn't favor any teams. Think of Spygate in 2007.<br /><br /><br /></blockquote>

<br />Ya think about it. The taperiots cheated and not even a one game suspension for belicheat yet payton gets suspended for a whole season. Oh and lets not forget the idiot destroyed all the eveidence too. What a cover up. <br /><br /><br /><br /> 

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">An organization like the NFL doesn't grow year after year as the NFL has without great leadership, let alone terrible leadership.<br /><br /><br /><br /></blockquote>

<br />The NFL has grown every single year. It has NOTHING to do with godell. It was growing every year without godell, it will continue to grow as he's there and it will continue to grow when he's gone. Yet idiots like yourself wanna give ALL the credit to this dicktator.  <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">Yes, I believe the game will go international soon enough, with the blessing of the owners and the players union though, remember that. <br /><br /></blockquote>

<br />Only idiots like you and the commish want our best sport to go overseas. Even europeans don't want our games there. Keep it in the states where it belongs.    &nb
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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:35 pm
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

 Bad idea to make this guy long term. Goodell is intent on making his mark, even if it isn't in the long term intrerests of the NFL.
First, NFL in Europe/England. What's the point ? Englishmen care as much about the NFL as we do about soccer. Why is Roger intent on doing this year after year. Making his mark.
 Second, Thursday Night Football, Thursday & Monday Night games on cable only. If it were up to Roger football would be Monday thru Sunday, just like Basketball & Baseball. Grant it most of us have cable, however football was built on a game of the people, what's next Roger pay per view for playoffs & Superbowl, and if we keep on having games throughout the week, no more anticipation factor for a very unique sport. 
 Third & Last (many more I could write for days) The Superbowl halftime show & Rogers desire to remain hip & relevant. Good job Roger 70yr old Pete Townsend in a belly shirt, Prune face Paul Mcartney, Now Madonna please oh God please no wardrobe malfunction this year! Bring back marching bands Roger, and how about bringing in a commish, who cares more about the league than his legacy.
 



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:05 pm
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

He is despised by the players and the owners love him; shouldn't he be considered neutral? An unofficial arbiter?
A Commissioners number one responsibility is to advocate and take actions for what is in the best interest of his sport. If that means speaking truth to power, to the owners, then he should. He doesn't necessarily have to be neutral (as that will never happen) but he should at least be seen as at least a somewhat of an "honest broker". 

If he is either too timid or too stupid (as Goodell appears to be), then he is a useless figurehead. The owners might as well hire a celebrity spokesman to be their mouthpiece. Let Harrison Ford or Ned Beatty be the commissioner if all he's going to do is read Jerry Jones' and Dan Snyders' script.

So now we've established that Goodell has no influence over the state of the game, the rules or the league in general. Apparently his opinion does not matter to the owners and he's just there to say "how high", when they say, "jump".  I seriously doubt Pete Rozelle or Paul Tagliebue functioned that way!

But Goodell screws up even the little bit of responsibility they let him have. The enforcement of the rules responsibility. His punishments seem arbitrary, unfair and inconsistent. He's OK with dong-slingers texting pictures of their junk but not OK with making a quick cell phone call from the sideline to let a spouse know you are OK? (which by the way was overturned)....So even this little bit of responsibility, he can't handle appropriately.

I would contend the owners know he is a dolt. That's why they love him. He's a malleable, compliant, good lap-dog. Knowing this, the owners only let him have a tiny bit of responsibility. I bet Jerry Jones and Jerry Richardson laugh at him behind his back...hahaha! "That dumb Rodger, listen to this Jerry, today I made him wash my car". Hahahaha!

Thank goodness real commissioners like Pete Rozelle built something that even Rodger and a handful of misguided owners cannot destroy.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:07 pm
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Hey Clark - It's not all about .  A lot of it is, but it's not everything.  The integrity of the game and happiness of the fans are also 2 important things, and I think Goodell is failing in both of those categories.

It's ALWAYS about the money.  Only very naive people believe what you just said and I certainly don't fall into that category. 

As long as fans are attending games at a record pace and tv ratings are increasing on a yearly basis, that's all that matters.   If by chance those numbers start to decrease then and only then will the NFL give a crap about how the fans feel.  And the only reason they'll pretend to care is because of ... you guessed it, MONEY.  

 



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 12:31 pm
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Hey Clark - It's not all about money.  A lot of it is, but it's not everything.  The integrity of the game and happiness of the fans are also 2 important things, and I think Goodell is failing in both of those categories.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:34 am
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

He is all about  and growing the league, the quicker the better.

If I only teach you one thing today, let my next statement be that thing.  It's always about the money.  It's the only thing that matters.


He is despised by the players and the owners love him; shouldn't he be considered neutral? An unofficial arbiter?

No.  He's employed by the owners ( who as you pointed out love the guy) and is pretty well everybody elses boss.  Not neutral or an unofficial arbiter as you put it.  Only the owners have more say in the long run then Goodell and only the owners control his fate.  Did I help make that clear for you?  The players have absolutely no say at all in who the commissioner is and it doesn't matter if they love him or hate him, the players will do as Goodell tells them to do..... they are under Goodell's control.  

And once he forces his hand and the NFL goes international, he will go down as the worst commissioner in the Super Bowl era.

Wow.  I'm getting drained but I won't give up on ya man.  Listen, Goodell can't "force" anything.  If the owners don't want to go international then Goodell can't do a thing about it, end of story.  And if the union was so against going international all they had to do was negotiate that in the new CBA, so obviously the union doesn't have a problem with it either.  Yes, I believe the game will go international soon enough, with the blessing of the owners and the players union though, remember that.  Goodell and his employees will do all the leg work but not before everybody else approves it. 

 And the reason the sales of tickets are so high is because you have two cities with huge populations AND an abundance of wealthy people. 

Superbowl ticket sales were always ridiculous.  The only sporting event watched more on TV then the Superbowl is world cup soccer, which by the way is only on TV every 4 years.  Ticket prices have absolutely zero to do with who's playing in the Superbowl. 

And the NFL is so popular right now that a monkey could be commissioner and score props for all the cash coming in.

Good thing you left your best for last, because that was the dumbest comment you made in that long paragraph.  An organization like the NFL doesn't grow year after year as the NFL has without great leadership, let alone terrible leadership.  And after so much growth forecasts tell us the league is going to grow another 50 percent in the next 5 or 6 years....  once again, wouldn't happen without great leadership.

Anyway, I took the time so I hope you learned something..... anything would be good and progress.  If you have any other questions please let me know, I'm here to help. 






 



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:24 am
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Bwahahahaha.....a Steeler fan again crying about Goodell....and Ray Lewis. Black and Gold Poser......give it a rest.......it was 12 years ago. How soon before we hear the ole.....Goodell is out to screw the Steelers scenario. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:19 am
 

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Looks like someone is angling for a quick handy j from Roger Dodger...the guy is a smarmy, scumbag who definitely has NOT been good for the NFL. CBS and ESPN are blowjob hacks who are so freaking scared of the NFL, NBA, and MLB that they refuse to report anything negative. Absolute joke. Way to fine people for wearing the wrong colored shoes as a tribute you freak. Long live the NHL!!!!!

No.  You've got it all wrong man.  In my opinion it's the player supporters that hate Roger that are "blowjob hacks", Roger is awesome at what he does and he's helped grow the game in a big way.   The NFL does 9 BILLION dollars in annual revenue which is expected to grow to between 12 and 14 billion dollars in the next 5 or 6 years.  Hate him all you want but you're wrong, he's GREAT for the game. And that's not an opinion, that's a fact.   Results are all that matter, and without a great leader at the top an organization doesn't grow and thrive like the NFL has.

As for the NHL, I'm a massive NHL fan and have been since I was about 5 years old.  But to mention it in the same breath as the NFL should almost be illegal.  When the Detroit Lions completed their 0-16 season a few years ago, the team was valued at around 800 million dollars.  As of last year that number hadn't changed... still just above 800 million dollars.  MLSE that owns 3 Toronto sports teams, the Raptors, Jays and most profitable hockey team in the NHL the Leafs is only worth 1 billion dollars or only about 25 percent more then the Lions who up until this year have been one of the worst franchises in pro sports.  As a matter of fact there are currently 16 NFL teams worth more then MLSE.....  on their own the Leafs are at number 1 in the NHL worth around 300 million dollars or about 425 million less then the worst NFL franchise on the list today, the Jaguars who are last in the NFL at 725 million dollars.

If you think the NHL is run better or more efficiently then the NFL then I don't know what to say except for one thing, look at the numbers. 


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