Reloading The Musket, Part 1 - Goodell's Parity Plan Backfires, Belichick Loads Up Juggernaut

"Parity rubs against the spirit of competition at its fundamental roots. There is no room in football for parity. If there was, everyone would get a participation trophy and be happy with that. There wouldn't be any incentive to be any better than anyone else, there wouldn't be any reasons to dig deep, to rise above, to give every last ounce of energy, nor to willfully give up blood...
Via Foxborough Free Press
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Over 100,000 register for tickets to Texans-Raiders Mexico City game

The NFL’s 2016 schedule includes one game this season that will be played at Mexico’s Estadio Azteca, when the Oakland Raiders will play host to the Houston Texans. With the matchup still six months away, it looks to be a very popular. According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, 110,000 people have already registered to obtain tickets to watch the game live on Monday, Nov...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Roger Goodell, Redskins, Seahawks & Steelers

Roger Goodell According to Jason Cole of B/R, the NFL and the NFLPA are expected to discuss Roger Goodell’s power over player discipline in the near future. If the owners are to reduce Goodell’s disciplinary power, they would want some sort of extension to the current CBA agreement. Cole adds that they may be willing to give up say over off-the-field incidents, but the owner...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR talking points, Goodell reiterated that concussions remain the NFL’s top priority...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady receives support from science professors in Deflategate fight

Even though Deflategate has snowballed into an issue filled with legalese, some experts can’t help but remain focused on the apparent disregard for science. Tom Brady’s lawyers filed a petition Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to rehear his Deflategate suspension case against the NFL en banc. Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors added...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's lawyers in appeal: Roger Goodell defied rule of law

If it were up to Tom Brady, Deflategate, despite already lingering for 491 days, would be far from over. Brady, the NFL Players’ Association and their team of lawyers, Jeffrey Kessler, David Greenspan, Steffen Johnson, Theodore Olson, Andrew Tulumello and Thomas Dupree, will file a petition “en banc” to the second circuit Monday to overturn the latest Deflategate ruling...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Los Angeles Rams 'Hard Knocks' trailer

The Rams have it going on in 2016. From a splashy new Los Angeles location to a brand new quarterback in Jared Goff, Southern California must brace itself for the exciting arrival of the previously fledgling franchise. .@HBO's #HardKnocks: Training Camp with the @RamsNFL.OFFICIAL TRAILER! — NFL (@NFL) May 12, 2016 Appropriately themed with a beach...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell believes successor will come from within the NFL organization

Roger Goodell opened up about the future of the NFL beyond his time as commissioner Tuesday on Bloomberg TV. As he responded to whether he thinks his successor will come from within the NFL, he revealed some insights into how the NFL governance really functions. “I do,” Goodell said, “and I say it because I think the complexity of an organization like the NFL is unique...
Via The Comeback
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Goodell implies new San Diego stadium would get Super Bowl

There appears to be growing momentum to build a new stadium in San Diego to keep the Chargers there beyond the 2016 season, and Roger Goodell has added fuel to that fire. The NFL commissioner was in San Diego on Saturday at the invitation of Chargers chairman Dean Spanos to speak to a rally of 4,000 fans who were attempting to gather signatures backing the effort to build a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell: ‘Very likely’ the 2017 NFL draft won’t be in Chicago

The 2016 NFL draft will get underway in Chicago this upcoming Thursday. The three-day event was a smashing hit in the Windy City last year, its first outside of New York City since 1964. Unfortunately, Chicago can’t expect to host the important event beyond next week. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just recently indicated that he expects the popular event to be held outside of...
Via Sportsnaut
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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