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Following alterations to the offseason docket, which includes pushing the annual draft back into May, commissioner Roger Goodell indicated that an 18-game regular season remains a possibility.
Like many others, Chris Long is wholeheartedly against the idea.
On Wednesday, the Rams defensive lineman tweeted a message to Goodell, urging him not to fix what isn't broken.
Long then responded to a few of his followers who said he, under any circumstance, should play because they pay.
Finally, the 28-year-old sack artist sent out a few barbs in the commish's direction.
While Long is unlikely to be fined for his comments, he's not going to have much effect on Goodell's much-discussed stance.
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The NFL has broached the idea of an 18-game season before, and some believe that it’s an inevitability that will eventually come. Commissioner Roger Goodell certainly gave some credence to those theories on Tuesday, when he spoke at the 2013 Spring League Meeting in Boston.
“As I have said before, I think the structure of the season is something that we consistently reevaluate...
Well so much for the draft being in April next season. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday at the NFL spring meetings in Boston that the draft will be in May next season due to a scheduling conflict with an Easter performance at Radio City Music Hall.Goodell stated that instead of finding another location that it would be easier to move the dates of what has been tradition...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist The NFL is free to twist arms, just like anybody else. So maybe it's just coincidence that all five of the new stadiums that will come on line during Roger Goodell's brief tenure as NFL commissioner have now been awarded Super Bowls.
Or maybe not.
Goodell emerged from an owners meeting Tuesday in Boston to announce...
Roger Goodell and the NFL are once again contemplating the idea of expanding the NFL season to 18 games.
Here’s what Goodell said Tuesday morning at the NFL’s spring owners meetings in Boston.
“I hear from fans consistently that they want to make every NFL event more valuable. They see the preseason as being less valuable to them because they don’t see the best players and...
Speaking at the Spring Meetings yesterday, Lord Roger Goodell said the NFL has been looking at more humane ways to release players from the league.
“We look at our players from a total wellness standpoint,” Goodell said. “It’s not just a physical wellness, it’s a mental wellness. And what can we do to try and make sure that we’re helping our players make the transitions...
The NFL held it’s annual spring meeting yesterday, awarding Super Bowl L and LI to the Bay area and Houston respectively. The NFL also announced that the 2014 NFL Draft will be held next year in May, citing scheduling issues with Radio City Music Hall, but is the league laying the groundwork for an 18-game season?
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made no bones about the fact...
The NFL’s owners voted on Tuesday to award the 2016 Super Bowl to the Bay Area (Santa Clarita to be exact), where the San Francisco 49ers will have a new home starting next season. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the 2016 decision, the San Francisco bid committee erupted in an outburst of approval. They then followed that with a champagne toast.
The Santa Clarita...
The NFL, and specifically commissioner Roger Goodell, continue to consider expanding the regular season and even the playoffs.
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BOSTON (AP) -- The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NFL owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa Clara, Calif., is due to open for the 2014 season.
San Francisco beat out South Florida, which was stymied in its bid to stage an 11th Super Bowl when the Florida Legislature did not support financing...
UPDATE: The possible relationship between the NFL and WWE gained attention from the media yesterday in the sports and political worlds. Jim Ross visited the NFL Player’s Association while in Washington, D.C. While there, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked about trying to help former players get on their feet after the NFL. He didn’t mention WWE specifically, but he mentioned...
Later Draft = More Commish Nooky
10) By having it in May, they better space out the calendar so that no one has to acknow- ledge the existence of other sports
9) Six full months of wondering who your team will draft is the perfect gift to give to fans of terrible franchises
8) Less time in OTAs means that the games will be crisper, since fewer spots will be taken by emerging rookies...
Professional football is so powerful in the United States that even the Pro Bowl manages to perform quite well in terms of viewership. But the NFL knows that the game itself sucks and the league continues to consider ways to tweak it in order to improve on those ratings. The latest gimmicky consideration comes via NFL Network's Albert Breer per Pro Football Talk: