Found December 15, 2012 on Busted Coverage:
• ESPN shuts down tweeting over CT shooting • Funniest Athlete Tweets of 2012 • Cat predicts NFL games by dropping deuces • Roger Goodell to ban ball from NFL • Hot Chicks W/Douchebags 2012 Awards • Brooklyn Decker GIFs of the Week – LOOK! • Gulp: LeAnn Rimes wardrobe malfunction • Yawn: More Kate Upton Filed under: Daily Dump

5 Ways Roger Goodell Will Ruin The NFL

Roger Goodell has been on a rampage with his “efforts” to make the game safer and reduce high-impact collisions linked to concussions…selectively, of course. Goodell seems to be expanding on his dictator persona even further because he continues to talk out of both sides of his mouth.It appears the driving force behind Goodell’s intentions all seem to be to make the game...

Goodell has right plan at right time

Roger Goodell's truly a mastermind when it comes to controlling the public conversation around his league and sculpting the media's headlines. Barely 24 hours after some scribes in the NFL working press started to question the motivation behind the since-overturned Bountygate suspensions he delivered in the spring, the commissioner floated the prospect of a 14- or 16-team...

What Will NFL Playoff Expansion Look Like

Roger Goodell seems to be on the fast track towards earning the ire of nearly every core NFL fan this season. First we had talk of expanding the schedule to 18 games. Goodell follows that up with the double whammy of replacement referees and his historically poor handling of the Saints Bounty case. Next we hear that he supports placing a team in London as a part of a 34-team expansion...

Column: Memo to Goodell: Tips from Tags good idea

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Paul Tagliabue has become one of those guys we come to appreciate much more out of office than we did when he was in it. Part of that is because history has been kind, so far, in assessing his 17-year run as commissioner. Some of it may have to do with his successor. Tagliabue lacked charisma, but never smarts. Low-key and...

Holler: Goodell becomes master distractor

As the criticism of Roger Goodell’s handling of Bountygate started to heat up, the NFL commissioner threw out another “talker,” expanding the playoffs, and Bountygate went to the backburner.

Report: Payton, Goodell have yet to speak

Contrary to published reports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not talked to suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton about ending the coach's suspension early, reported Thursday. However, league officials said that Goodell has begun talking about the matter internally. reported Wednesday Goodell has allowed for the possibility of a Payton reinstatement...

Vilma asks court to continue defamation suit against Goodell

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma contends in a request filed Friday with a federal judge that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell disregarded the truth while putting credibility in allegations by former Saints assistant coach Mike Cerullo. Vilma urged U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan to proceed with the defamation lawsuit he filed against Goodell, which the commissioner...

Why fines don't work in the NFL

Fines are as much a part of modern football as the forward pass or taking a knee to end a game. They're handed out nearly every week, usually to a defensive player guilty of an illegal hit on a quarterback or a defenseless receiver. Despite the incredible number of fines, defenders continue to commit fouls, and the fine sums continue to add up, but why? The curious issue here...

ZB Notebook: 12-13-2012

Drew Brees and Roger Goodell far from burying the hatchet New Orleans Saints players indicted and convicted by Commissioner Goodell had their suspensions overturned by Paul Tagliabue, who had been appointed to take another look at the BountyGate allegations. But neither the commissioner, nor Saints quarterback Brees are backing down from the ongoing fight. Brees chimed in shortly...

Report: NFL will consider shortening preseason while expanding playoffs

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network (via Gregg Rosenthal of, the reason NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is looking into possibly shortening the preseason while expanding the playoffs. Breer reports that this playoff expansion talk will come as part of larger considerations to reformat the season. Any proposal for adding postseason games would likely come with the...
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