Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
There are a lot of people who make the National Football League work.  From Roger Goodell to the guy walking the steps selling you beer.  Each one of these men have an impact on the League today.  Some are administrators, some are owners, some are even referees.  But, most are players who have helped shape this sport into the most popluar one in the United States.AdministratorsRoger Goodell                   NFL CommissionerThe NFL’s wardon.  Policing the masses of the NFL and fining anyone who makes a tackle.  Welcome to the National Tag League.  Goodell is like a crazy principal in high school, suspending anyone who steps out of line, and that is actually a good thing.  Going on a witchhunt with the Saints, that blew up in his face, should not have been more important that having a contract with the referees.DeMaurice Smith             Executive Director of the NFL Players AssociationDuring the lockout in 2011, DeMaurice Smith showed that he had some brass balls going
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