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Goodell on Mt. Rainier climb: "I've never been pushed that hard"

NFL_goodell.jpgThe folks at KING-TV in Seattle sent a camera along with the party of mountaineers who reached the 14,411-foot summit of Mt. Rainier on Wednesday. 

The video is, to say the least, impressive.

You can watch it right here.

In a brief interview with Paul Silvi of KING, who also made the climb, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained the feat. 

“I’ve never been pushed that hard, both physically and emotionally, and probably mentally,” Goodell said.  “You have to overcome your fear and you have to overcome your doubts of whether you can do it.”   

Goodell’s climbing party included Seahawks coach Jim Mora and Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke.  The group raised nearly $400,000 for the local United Way.

“I enjoyed every step of it,” Mora said at the top, noting that the group was still “only halfway there.”

You know, we hadn’t thought about getting back down. 

Maybe they should just install a Super Fun Happy Slide.

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13 Responses to “Goodell on Mt. Rainier climb: "I've never been pushed that hard"”
  1. prmpft says: Jul 9, 2009 10:48 AM

    Ok – get ready – here come the pac-man jokes…

  2. Hungry N. Hadasnack says: Jul 9, 2009 10:50 AM

    “I’ve never been pushed that hard, both physically and emotionally….”
    That’s what she said.

  3. Smush Rodrigez says: Jul 9, 2009 10:56 AM

    Ok, now maybe you can rule on your indefinite suspensions.

  4. BrenstonBuckner says: Jul 9, 2009 11:10 AM

    In rememberance of Steve McNair he parasailed down from the summit…

  5. dolfan565 says: Jul 9, 2009 11:22 AM

    No need to install a Super Fun Happy Slide, you put on rain gear and slide down the mountain… using your ice pick as your break. It’s quite fun after an exhausting hike.

  6. El Colon says: Jul 9, 2009 11:56 AM

    8 hours? Is that all the longer it took? More like a long hike up a steep hill.

  7. Wrathchild says: Jul 9, 2009 12:43 PM

    Why is this news?

  8. heywood says: Jul 9, 2009 12:45 PM

    It’s 8 hours starting from the +-12,000 foot level…

  9. COLO. FINS FAN says: Jul 9, 2009 12:56 PM

    push hard on fixing the CBA & bringing the NFL back to #1 spectator status!!! Instead of doing things you have no business doing, you let the NFL fall behind the redneck “sport” NASCAR!!! fix everyting Goodell, fix it now!!!

  10. zod says: Jul 9, 2009 1:39 PM

    So he did the bunny hill. Denali would a lot more fun

  11. albaNY Hawker says: Jul 9, 2009 1:48 PM

    Maybe this video would have been a more appropriate link from your Super-Slide punchline…

  12. FumbleNuts says: Jul 9, 2009 7:11 PM

    Why didn’t they invite Wade Phillips?

  13. MasterShake says: Jul 9, 2009 10:31 PM

    Fucter N. Hadasnack says:
    July 9, 2009 10:50 AM
    “I’ve never been pushed that hard, both physically and emotionally….”
    That’s what she said.
    I believe in this case it would more likely be “That’s what he said”.

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