As the lockout chews into a second month and as season-ticket holders have to decide whether to buy tickets to a season that may not happen, Commissioner Roger Goodell is helping the cause by participating in conference calls with said season-ticket holders.
Aaron Kuriloff of Bloomberg.com reports that Goodell has to date committed to five such calls. The first occurred on Wednesday, when Goodell talked to Dolphins customers. Next up? A 30-minute call on April 20 with Giants season-ticket holders, moderated by team play-by-play voice Bob Papa.
Also on deck? The Browns, Chargers, and 49ers.
Goodell is willing to talk about the labor situation, but he won’t get into specifics regarding the court-ordered mediation that began today, given a specific court order that neither side get into the specifics regarding the court-ordered mediation.
It remains to be seen whether the other 27 franchises decide that having Goodell talk to the season-ticket holders will help persuade them to remain season-ticket holders.