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Goodell discusses contingency plans for Super Bowl

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As Florio mentioned earlier, Commissioner Roger Goodell has started to hold conference calls with season ticket holders from around the league.  He’s even breaking a little news during them.

Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that Goodell told fans there are contingency plans to postpone the Super Bowl one week and cut the week prior to the Super Bowl if necessary.    (The fans presumably asked what would happen to the Super Bowl if the work stoppage continues to drag on deep into August or September.)

The remark is a reminder that this odd NFL year won’t suddenly turn normal with a new CBA agreement.  The subsequent free agency period, abbreviated offseason, and possibly altered Super Bowl schedule will all remind us of this ridiculous lockout.

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22 Responses to “Goodell discusses contingency plans for Super Bowl”
  1. 3octaveFart says: Apr 14, 2011 6:57 PM

    ..because that’s what the fans want.
    ..right Rog?

    ..dick.
    ..head.

  2. bengals69 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:03 PM

    You surely mean’t to include ridiculous de-certification by the union as well, right?

  3. saints25 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:03 PM

    WORRY ABOUT THE TASK IN HAND ROGER!!!just posted

    RT @AlbertBreer: I’ve been told talks upstairs have been “tough” and there’s lots of “fence-mending” to be done.

  4. jakek2 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:04 PM

    I wonder if 250 billion people will tune into see the replacement Cardinals square off against the replacement Bengals.

  5. kd75 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:07 PM

    “contingency plans to postpone the Super Bowl one week and cut the week prior to the Super Bowl”

    Does that mean no Pro Bowl?

  6. jakek2 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:17 PM

    Serious question goes out to fans of the Eagles, Bengals, Cards, Browns, Lions, Seahawks, Falcons, Panthers, Jags, Texans, Titans, Chargers, Bills, Vikings….

    If any of your teams won a SB with replacement players, would you feel like your team is a true world champion or would you feel like it really “didn’t count”? Would you be satisfied with such win that you could now “die in peace” as they say. I’m curious.

  7. slobberknockered says: Apr 14, 2011 7:17 PM

    Just give the players the money. No players = No NFL…PERIOD! SMH, the NFL and the owners just need to PAY the players. The owners and NFL staffers don’t get concussed, blow out knees, or get chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Just pay the players Goodell!

  8. stairwayto7 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:18 PM

    No football until Halloween..mark it down

    P.S. is 3octaveFart banned for what he posted????

  9. nineroutsider says: Apr 14, 2011 7:19 PM

    Too bad he didn’t have a contingency plan for dealing with FaceLift (Jerry) last year, maybe then they wouldn’t have stiffed so many fans at that Super Bowl. Not that fans are very high on his list…

  10. owen16 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:21 PM

    Good…there shouldn’t be a week off before the superbowl anyways. Ever wonder why, although we’ve had some great superbowls as of late, they seem to have started off slow in the first and early second quarters. For the same reason that getting the first round bye no longer is a great advantage, (NE and ATL in ’10, SD a couple times in the last few years, TEN in ’08, etc etc) a week off breaks the rhythm and teams struggle to find it against a team coming off a big wild card win.

  11. 52crabcakes says: Apr 14, 2011 7:48 PM

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO Roger. Got that Roger?

  12. Deb says: Apr 14, 2011 8:05 PM

    Unbelievable.

    Stop phoning people. End the lockout. Work out an agreement. Resign.

  13. 3octaveFart says: Apr 14, 2011 8:14 PM

    stairwayto7 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:18 PM

    “P.S. is 3octaveFart banned for what he posted????”

    I don’t believe so…

  14. 52sackmachine says: Apr 14, 2011 8:17 PM

    If there is a lockout the packers are still the champs.To be a champion you gotta beat the champion. With a lockout most likely nobody beats the champion packers!!

  15. liontomyself says: Apr 14, 2011 8:24 PM

    jakek2,

    “Didn’t count”

  16. schemefactory says: Apr 14, 2011 9:22 PM

    nobody tunes in to the games to see the owners, y’know.

  17. Canyonero says: Apr 14, 2011 9:23 PM

    jakek2 says: Apr 14, 2011 7:17 PM

    Serious question goes out to fans of the Eagles, Bengals, Cards, Browns, Lions, Seahawks, Falcons, Panthers, Jags, Texans, Titans, Chargers, Bills, Vikings….

    If any of your teams won a SB with replacement players, would you feel like your team is a true world champion or would you feel like it really “didn’t count”? Would you be satisfied with such win that you could now “die in peace” as they say. I’m curious.

    —–

    It’s a new season and every 0-0 team has an equal shot. If my team the Arizona Cardinals win the Super Bowl it definitely counts as a world championship. (“World” for this purpose defined as the entire NFL universe.)

    Last team standing, Green Bay, are gaining advantage every day of the lockout. If they repeat as champs, the lockout will be an asterisk at best and people will talk dynasty.

    Frankly, something along the lines of the Detroit Lions reaching their first Super Bowl & winning it could be awesome.

    Heck, it could be the only thing to make me forget the reason for the lockout in the first place: the owners & players bickering over billions.

  18. thefiesty1 says: Apr 14, 2011 9:39 PM

    Good plan to extend the season and delay the SB a few weeks if necessary. That way there will be something to keep talking about and enjoying without having to listen to year round baseball, especially spring training.

    More football, less BB and baseball. Yea!

  19. laeaglefan says: Apr 14, 2011 11:03 PM

    A Super Bowl with replacement players would necessitate having replacement commercials as well. I wonder if the price for those commercials would still be a million bucks for a 30 second spot, or whatever the going rate is these days.

  20. adaozzy says: Apr 14, 2011 11:05 PM

    Under the theory that labor negotiations tend to get resolved only when the parties backs are up against the wall, does it make sense for Goodell to divulge a plan that allows for two games to made up after the season starts? (By delaying the Super Bowl a week you add one game, and by eliminating the extra week after the conference championship games you add another.) The idea may have been to reassure fans that the entire 16 game season will be played, but by revealing this plan Goodell has in effect told the parties they have two extra weeks to negotiate.

  21. MichaelEdits says: Apr 14, 2011 11:06 PM

    How about contingency plans in case the stadium effs up the seating and the check-in lines again? Ice ice baby.

  22. goldsteel says: Apr 14, 2011 11:25 PM

    Well, commissioner if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance then baffle them with B.S.. You mission should you choose to accept it, is to keep the money coming in from the season ticket holders by an plausible machinations one can muster.

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