Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/9/12

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 18: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (R) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee with NFL Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw (L) and Pro Football Hall of Fame player and Coach Mike Ditka (C) on Capitol Hill September 18, 2007 in Washington, DC. Former players and league officials appeared before the committee for a hearing on the 'NFL Retirement System,' focusing on the current compensation system for retirees with claims of advanced injuries that became symptomatic after retiring from the NFL. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
This went somewhat un-noticed during all the media hype of the Olympics going on currently, and of course with the NFL preseason underway but NFL Commissioner Goodell told PFT’s Mike Florio that he wants the NFL to be an olympic sport. If you read through the excerpt below you can tell that he is quite adamant about finding a way to make it happen. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it as a fan, it has it’s good points and bad points for me personally. With the olympics being only 17 days long, you can’t exactly have teams playing every day in multiple heats to narrow down finalists so they’d have to have elimination tournaments before hand. Then you add in players not wanting to get hurt during the offseason for fear of career ending or season ending injuries. Imagine if Ben Roethlisberger were playing for the United States and he blows out his knee. Talk about a SteelerNation outcry of epic proportions! Now more realistically, you could see the U.S. choosing college players ra...
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