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Goodell grateful: “It’s the only place I’ve ever wanted to work”

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The five-year extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell inspired a lot of quick reaction from PFT Planet, much of it not overly positive. (Then again, a comments section isn’t the place to search for sunshine and light.)

Goodell’s reaction to the news, of course, is rather positive.

“It’s the only place I’ve ever wanted to work,” Goodell said via NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. “I’m grateful to owners, staff, players and coaches . . . truly a team effort.”

The 32 NFL owners released a statement together:

“The commissioner has performed his duties in an exemplary fashion since his election in 2006.”

Goodell stubbed his toe occasionally since taking over, but I tend to agree with the owners. He took over an extremely successful league and things have only grown since 2006.  The lockout ended before major damage happened. We’re guaranteed ten years of labor peace.

It’s not an easy job and it shouldn’t be for the insane money Goodell makes. Ultimately, Goodell seems to keep his eye on the best interests of the league while keeping his 32 bosses happy.

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21 Responses to “Goodell grateful: “It’s the only place I’ve ever wanted to work””
  1. tommyf15 says: Jan 25, 2012 1:01 PM

    Goodell is the worst commissioner not only in NFL history, but the worst in the history of organized sport.

  2. skimbell says: Jan 25, 2012 1:06 PM

    Oh Goody!!
    By the time Goodell’s had his mitts on the game through this extension the players will be throwing cotton balls at each other instead of making a tackles.

  3. dldove77 says: Jan 25, 2012 1:08 PM

    Only nine more years of labor peace. It’ll be over before we know it.

  4. jesse1834 says: Jan 25, 2012 1:10 PM

    No more games in London!!!

  5. clownsfan says: Jan 25, 2012 1:14 PM

    Never liked this guy. Whether it’s trying to jam 18 games down the players/fans throat or trying get a team in Europe or being his own judge jury & executioner. This guy only cares about HIS agenda.

  6. eaglebranded says: Jan 25, 2012 1:26 PM

    If he can rig games and make the money needed why not extend him. I’m pretty sure nobody wanted to see Houston Vs. Detroit they need to investigate his crooked a…

  7. olcap says: Jan 25, 2012 1:38 PM

    Is what Roger Goodell does, considered work by anyone other than, a rich kid raised on the silver spoon?

  8. marvsleezy says: Jan 25, 2012 1:40 PM

    I think hes good at making more money for the rich owners. But hes selling out the game of football and the fans.

    The on field product is not what it used to be. In the long run, he is turning a sport that everyone loves, and just trying to wring every left penny of profit out of it.

    Its sad.

  9. habsman says: Jan 25, 2012 1:59 PM

    Jet’s fans are especially happy about this.

    Five more years of calls going their way. (Former Jet employee Roger Goodell).

  10. daveyjones1 says: Jan 25, 2012 1:59 PM

    Soon football will be a non-contact sport. So sad.

  11. crunation says: Jan 25, 2012 2:08 PM

    Cotton balls lol

  12. bertilfox says: Jan 25, 2012 2:14 PM

    Grassketball fans unite!

    James Harrison style hard fouls will soon result in extra point style “foul kicks” from the 30 yard line. Helmet to helmet hits will be an automatic 2 foul kicks. QB hits will be 2 also.

    Income disparity will soon be 3/1 between Offensive and Defensive players, as no elite athletes will opt to play Defense. There are no advantages for them. There will be no fantasy points, no jersey sales and an extra $300-$500K will have to be set aside every year, just to feed the Fine Merchant. At least there’ll be “Fairness” because the glory boys on Offense will not be allowed to celebrate any positive play for fear of “showing up” the Defensive player. Sounds like a FUN Game!

    Maybe I’m overreacting, but the thought of seeing this smug former Jets employee ruining the sport for another 6 years is nauseating. Luckily for him, he came into the job just as HDTV was becoming ubiquitous, the NFL Network was founded and sites like this put the NFL in the news cycle on a 24-Hour a day basis. He had ZERO to do with any of that.

    Then again, being sycophant to Billionaires (not disparaging them, wish I was one…Billionaire, that is) is probably second nature to him. In that respect, he is perhaps more suited than almost anyone else for his current job. If he would just quit trying to make the game “better”. A lot of like it as it is!

  13. cags777 says: Jan 25, 2012 2:17 PM

    Sorry, Mr. Rosenthal, but I will have to disagree with you. Players and coaches are getting fined for screw ups by the NFL and referees whenever they are making them accountable. That is unacceptable.

    I am also opposed to Goodell sending potential home games overseas to places like London and Toronto. This is the NFL and should only be in the United States. To say otherwise is selling out the game and traditions this league and its players have worked hard to preserve.

  14. rando74 says: Jan 25, 2012 2:29 PM

    Awesome. Of course the owners love him. They are the ones pulling the puppet strings. Dance Goodell, dance.

  15. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 25, 2012 2:35 PM


    Yeah man, now Goodell can continue to use his exectutive godliness to guide the Jets to more historic 8-8 seasons. Shut up.

  16. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 25, 2012 2:55 PM

    I want his job!

  17. LoCoSu@%s says: Jan 25, 2012 3:14 PM

    What he really meant
    “This is the cushiest job where I basically have to do nothing but jump to my masters bidding”

  18. irishnativeson says: Jan 25, 2012 3:42 PM

    This might date me a little but “he ain’t no Bowie Kuhn” and “I ain’t no senators son”

  19. mackie66 says: Jan 25, 2012 4:10 PM

    Oh boy another five yrs of Uncle Rodger, so that measn another five yrs of “Peter Pan Flag Football”. Good going 32. Is it true Nike is already installing the flag pocket on the right hip of every pair of new football panties?

  20. patsmonster says: Jan 25, 2012 6:45 PM

    When I read the idiotic posts that you collection of jag offs leave here everyday it makes me wonder two things:

    1. How far is your West Virginian heads stuck up your asses?

    2. How long will McDonalds continue to employ you if you dont get your act together.

  21. heyzeus143 says: Jan 25, 2012 10:44 PM

    he changed something that did not NEED changed

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