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Goodell needs to get out of punishment business

Roger Goodell’s job can be defined ever so simply: Don’t f*#k it up. As the commissioner of the greatest sports league on the planet, Goodell’s primary focus, every single day, is to keep the train on tracks. The NFL is one of the greatest brands on the planet. Goodell’s job is to keep that intact. The league and its owners make money faster than the Denver mint can print...
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NFL Fails to Send Message in Suspension of Brandon Meriweather

As much as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would like us to believe that his primary goal has been to protect the shield during his tenure, the executive hasn’t necessarily taken many necessary steps to protect that shield.  The latest suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for just two games following his most recent incident is a prime example of this. The...
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Twitter Tuesday: Roger Goodell challenges Michael Strahan to Ice Bucket Challenge

Just one day after Giants president John Mara participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took his turn. Thanks @sfujita55. I challenge @PeteCarroll & @michaelstrahan to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge! — Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) August 12, 2014 After completing the task himself, he nominated former Giant and new Hall of Famer...
Via cover32 - Giants
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Brent’s meeting with Roger Goodell went well

According to, Josh Brent’s meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell went well on Friday. Brent met with the commissioner to determine whether he would be suspended after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter. He was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation. No one knows if the NFL will suspend Brent. The Cowboys have made it clear already...
Via Pro Football Zone
18 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers LB’ Aldon Smith Already Met with Goodell, Sitting Out Preseason Game

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who was scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, has already met with the head NFL disciplinarian. 49ers general manager Trent Baalke confirmed the news to 49ers beat writers on Thursday evening.  Per #49ers GM Trent Baalke, the meeting between Aldon Smith and Roger Goodell – scheduled for Friday – has already...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Keith Olbermann calls for Roger Goodell to resign

Keith Olbermann is one person who isn’t shy of strong takes.  It was true at MSNBC.  It’s true at ESPN2.  There’s no questioning his talent and conviction as a television anchor.  Many of the essays and special comments that have led his show have gained traction for the convincing arguments being made since his return to sports. But thus far in his ESPN comeback, Olbermann...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago or Los Angeles? Which city will host the 2015 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft, held in New York City every year since 1965, will have a new home for the 80th edition in 2015. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday that New York City is no longer in the running to host next year’s draft, leaving Chicago and Los Angeles as the remaining finalists. I […] The post Chicago or Los Angeles? Which city will host the 2015 NFL Draft appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL narrows down potential hosts for 2015 Draft to two cities

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters on Thursday that they have narrowed the field of host cities for the 2015 NFL Draft to Chicago and Los Angeles, per Sam Farmer. There has been talk that NFL could take the draft on the road and host in multiple cities given the level of interest in the event and the fact that Radio City Music reportedly informed the league that they...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell hints the Raiders could play at Levis Stadium

During the 49ers ribbon cutting ceremony for Levis Stadium,  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hinted that the Raiders could end up playing at the Niners’ new stadium in the future. Goodell on Raiders (1/2): "They have to make that determination, whether they're in a new stadium in Oakland or whether they feel that … — Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy) July 17, 2014...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL teams split more than $6 billion in revenue last season

Anyone worried how all the bad press the NFL has gotten for its treatment of former players and worries about concussions would impact the league’s bottom line can stop worrying. It’s doing just fine. According to financials released by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday afternoon, the NFL’s teams split more than $6 billion between them last season, which was a record amount...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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