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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.

Category: NFL

Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:42 am

Goodell will be around for long, long time

I was hoping Goodell would be GONE for a long long time. He is a HORRIBLE commish. If we start having overseas teams and are running over there to play every week, i am out. Done with the NFL.

Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:41 am

Goodell will be around for long, long time

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

2. You just hate Ray Lewis because your a Steelers fan. GO RAVENS!

3. Goodell is a great commisioner 

Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:35 am

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Are you serious?  Your language and attitude aside (which by the way enforces the idea that real sport fans are beer swigging hairy chested fools), the NHL should never be held up as an example of a good league.  Their commissioner shut the league down for a year, lost a lucrative TV contractr, and bragged he held the line on contracts.  Then, stars signed for large amounts of money with no noticeable improvement in team quality.  Further, the NHL looks the other way when violence occurs and may even encourage it. 

The name of the game is team owners making money---When team owners are happy, commissioners keep their jobs.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:28 am

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Goodell is the single worst thing to happen to football ever. He is horrible. He favors certains teams. His decsions are never equal. He is RUINING THE GAME, and you want him for life? Goodell is a clueeless moron who has no personality, and is basically a dictator who favors 3 teams... Giants, Jets & Patriots. Plus he allows his league to promote Ray Lewis  - the 2nd worst thign to happen to NFL football. You are now the 3rd.

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:46 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!!!!!

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:21 am

Goodell will be around for long, long time

They should play in suits
But the coaches cant wear them on the sidelines b/c of endoesement deals.  HA

Goodell is a Dbag, and he is bad for the league. 

Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:12 am

Goodell will be around for long, long time

This is a dark day for the NFL for sure.  Fidel Goodell will be around long enough to turn the NFL into nothing resembling the NFL.  You can't celebrate, you can't hit.  They should play in suits.  I love the NFL but its major flay is Roger Goodell

Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:07 am

Goodell will be around for long, long time

Well there goes football out as we know it. Bring out the skirts and tie the flags around their waists

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:01 pm

Goodell will be around for long, long time

And you know thats old guys on the Visa commercial that said they havent missed a super bowl since for whatever ago. Look it up on google. Its these four old guys that have been going to the super bowl for 20 something 30 something years. I wonder what the expense report is on that one.
Three, one of them died last year. They actually get tickets at face value, since the NFL found out about them several years ago.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:24 pm

Goodell will be around for long, long time

The NFL owners love Goodell because he is like a powerful Plantation owner who knows how to keep his workers in line.  NFL player know you can`t mess with Roger.    Goodell is basically a warden..because half the league would be in prison if not playing football so you need somebody tough.

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