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Looking less and less likely the Raiders will move to Los Angeles in 2015

Here goes my usual disclaimer. Everything related to the stadium issue that we are hearing is pure speculation. Until we hear something from Mark Davis, the Oakland Raiders or the NFL, we should take everything with a grain of salt. Until then, the stadium situation is in constant smoke screen mode. There are numerous different parties with interest in how this situation plays out...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
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Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has been away from the team since Week 1 due to a child abuse case, will not suit up for the team again this season. Appeals officer Harold Henderson has affirmed the Adrian Peterson discipline…appeal denied. — Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) December 12, 2014   That much was assured when it was announced Friday afternoon...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Goodell deserves TIME Person of the Year nomination

Annually TIME Magazine dubs one outstanding individual as it’s person of the year, a tradition as synonymous with the end-of-year festivities as the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving or the ball dropping in New York City. Winners of this prestigious and/or infamous recognition at the heart of global culture have ranged from Adolph Hitler in 1938 to G.I. Joe in 1950, from Charles...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL owners approve new personal conduct policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a press release on Wednesday that the league’s 32 owners passed a new personal conduct policy. This new policy will be placed under a microscope following the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations earlier in the year. In an email to the public, Goodell had this to say. Today at a league meeting in Dallas, our teams unanimously endorsed...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell named finalist for TIME's Person of the Year

Ever do your job so terribly that you became the scorn of the nation and become one of the most disliked and mistrusted people in sports?  Did you completely botch one of the biggest decisions in your career?  Did you hold a stammering and stuttering press conference to try to explain your actions?  Were you completely outfoxed and outmaneuvered by the investigative arm of TMZ...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

How on Earth is Roger Goodell still NFL Commissioner?

This column was originally published 12/3/2014 on It’s been a tumultuous seven days for the NFL’s lord of discipline, Commissioner Roger Goodell. Last week, one of the league’s premier players, Seattle’s Richard Sherman, held a faux press conference mocking the NFL as a hypocrite on a number of fronts. Surprisingly, the league sat back and took it with a...
Via Football By Football
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Bill Simmons calling Roger Goodell a liar again?

Bill Simmons was given one of the heftiest suspensions in the history of ESPN last month and it all started when he called Roger Goodell a liar.  Simmons reportedly sat a week for calling Goodell a liar on his podcast and two weeks for daring his bosses to sit him the one. But with all the hullabaloo about Simmons’ suspension, his original comments towards Goodell have largely...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN suspends Bill Simmons over Roger Goodell comments

Bill Simmons dared ESPN to suspend him.  And now the network has took the bait. ESPN announced that they have suspended their most influential personality for three weeks, an unusually lengthy time for on-air talent, over recent comments made on his podcast aimed towards Roger Goodell. The ESPN statement in full: “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons dares ESPN to punish him for ripping Goodell?

ESPN’s Bill Simmons sometimes goes off the rails in very un-ESPN-like fashion. As a result, he’s part of a small group of key faces at the Worldwide Leader who are sometimes penalized by their employer for going too far. It’s debatable whether Simmons went too far with his latest diatribe against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, but it does appear as though — in...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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