Found January 29, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
PLAYERS: Roger Goodell
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the ailing economy (some call it a recession) I call it a depression, has helped build television audiences for NFL games. Speaking on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” to be aired tonight at 7 ET, Goodell says the record near 60 million people watching last Sunday’s conference championships show that. Now imagine those numbers if Tim Tebow had been present. Certainly the lockout has affected the game at the gate, but on tv. Yes, the economy is the driving factor, but people vote with their feet, and the cheaper option of watching it on tv seems like the better option for most right now. From CBS Cleveland: “Our biggest challenge going forward is how do we get people to come to our stadiums because the experience is so great at home,” he says. “When you turn on (a football game), you want to see a full stadium.” Goodell was given a five-year contract extension this week, through March 2019. The NFL recently signed nine-year extensions with its broadcast ...

Goodell ties increase in viewership to tough economic times

In a 60 Minutes profile to be aired on Sunday night on CBS, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ties the recent explosion in TV viewership of pro football to the ongoing economic challenges in America. “People want to feel part of a group, feel like they’re connected, and right now during these difficult times, they can…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell cites Lions injury

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was featured on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday night. During one segment of the profile, Goodell talks about concussions with NFL vice president of officiating Carl Johnson . It was mentioned that Lions safety Amari Spievey played with a concussion during the playoff game against the Saints.

NFL War Room: 14 Guys, 1 Girl

With no AFC football game being played beforehand, I'm pretty sure nobody watched the CBS 60 Minutes piece on the NFL Commish Roger Goodell. In watching the awkward, Super Bowl-hyping, biopic segment, we witnessed a bunch of NFL businessmen lounging out in the 'War Room' to watch all the controversial plays from the Sunday slate of games on a Monday morning like they...

It’s SUPER Bowl Week

Today must be the calm before the storm. How can day 1 of Super Bowl week be so slow? No quotable or notable mess ups. No players getting hookers. Things can only get more interesting from here. I watched the 60 Minutes from Sunday earlier. There was a piece on Roger Goodell which focused on the runaway success of the league. One question remains unanswered for me. What’s the deal...

Citing Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says self-reporting concussions an issue

Spievey suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Detroit's playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints, but he remained in game because he didn't report his symptoms to the Lions' staff.

Questions raised about George Martin’s leadership of NFL Alumni

When former Giants defensive end George Martin was named the executive director and president of the NFL Alumni Association, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell praised him as the right leader for the organization. But an investigation into the organization calls into question just how good a job Martin has actually done. “George Martin hasn’t done squat…
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.