Originally written April 25, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
I’ll admit it, when it comes to the NFL, I am a pretty casual fan.  Being a Minnesota Vikings fan will do that to a person.  It wasn’t always this way, I remember as a kid re-enacting spin moves out in the yard and diving to catch passes I threw to myself all while wearing my #20 Darrin Nelson jersey.  But this isn’t about how the Vikings have torn my heart out so many times over the years that I became apathetic.  Rather, it’s about the NFL and their desire/ability to keep their name in the news throughout most of the year. Love him or hate him, Roger Goodell is one hell of a businessman.  What he (and the commissioners in office before him) have done to make the NFL arguably the largest and most popular sports league in the United States is nothing short of impressive.  It can’t be debated for very long that ESPN is in the bag for all things NFL for most of the year, and without breaking down TV numbers, it is likely among the most viewed programming on the network, and Goodell can be thanked for that.  But here is where the popularity of [...]
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