Roger Goodell shows his face in New England

AP

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may be the most hated man in New England, but he was able to make it through the Boston airport unscathed.

Goodell was able to walk through Logan International Airport without anyone bothering him after returning home from a trip to Israel organized by Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

The commish hasn’t attended a Patriots home game since cracking down on the team over Deflategate, and Rob Gronkowski has said that Patriots fans wouldn’t let Goodell get from the airport to Gillette Stadium.

But Goodell is expected to attend the season opener at Gillette Stadium in September, and he now knows that he can get into and out of the airport without any fanfare.

48 responses to “Roger Goodell shows his face in New England

  1. He wasn’t bothered because no one can get near him due to the sewage-like stink that permeates the air about 10 feet around him.

  2. TSA agents identifying as Patriots fans have let us all down… they could have trolled him so hard at Logan.

    “Take off your shoes Rog. No, I said take off one shoe. No, the other shoe. What’re you hiding in that big red clown nose? You’re going to need to come with us for a few more questions….”

  3. Lol. Its kind of funny that “Goodell shows his face in New England” is considered a news item. But really its not surprising he can walk through Logan unscathed. He might not be well liked but hes not going to get beat up in the streets or anything. Go to Faneuil hall if he wants, the worst he would see is maybe a catcall or two. At Gillette of course there will be booing and chanting, he might want to ask they not put him on the jumbotron during a national broadcast for the sake of the optics, stuff like that. But the guy is in no physical danger. New England’s revenge is taken by winning Superbowls despite him, and now that this has happened (and has a really good shot of happening again) they are enjoying that.

  4. No, Roger, please don’t come to Foxboro. You just aren’t welcome there. I doubt you’ll be in any physical danger, but you will take a real verbal beating if fans see you. And while you’re at it, please sell your house in Maine. I am a native of Maine and people like you aren’t welcome there, either. You’re a despicable, little man that has made football a lot less enjoyable when you show your ugly head.

  5. Or y’know, you guys could just let it go. You’ve won 2 SBs since then. Maybe it’s time to just chalk it up as a win & stop whining about it? Nah probably not though.

  6. Disappointing. I was hoping he was harassed all the way through Logan.

    Maybe the plane landed at a favorable hour for him to be able to dodge people?

    He should always be looking over his shoulder from here on out.

    At some point, the chickens will come home to roost.

  7. I guess this is where Pats fans are going to pretend that Goodell has it out for them even though it’s clear to everyone else he’s in Kraft’s pocket.

  8. The best way to stick it to Roger Dodger is to just keep winning SB’s and making him and the MVP to TB12. He had to be the only person there this year that felt worse than Arthur Blank.

  9. boknowsvt says:
    Jun 22, 2017 8:54 AM
    I guess this is where Pats fans are going to pretend that Goodell has it out for them even though it’s clear to everyone else he’s in Kraft’s pocket.

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    Nonsensical. Show us another team in any other sport that is colluded against by a handful of owners and the commissioner…

    We’ll wait…

  10. Worst fans ever. I can’t wait to see the guys taken away in cuffs with their Pats jersey on over something so meaningless about another human being. No class.

  11. This is why the Patriots are the most hated team, their fans are the most hated fans and their QB is the most hated player in the league.

    Absolutely ZERO class!
    Give it a rest and stop acting like your perfect…you’re not!

  12. It’s easily understandable why the fans of the Patriots have taken this stand with Goodell, but like many I think the that winning 2 out of the last 3 SB’s has proven that NE is just that good!

    I know a lot of those fans won’t let it go, and that’s ok…you feel cheated, (and were, along with a few other teams/players), but maybe it’s just time to ease back on the throttle a little bit…

    As one poster put it…”move on and just enjoy your incredible team”…

  13. How about this deal for everyone telling Patriots fans to get over it: once everyone stops posting “cheater” comments, the Patriot’s fans stop railing on Goodell etc.

    I see people posting plenty of hate against the Patriots on stories that have nothing to do with the Patriots. I think that’s a big part of why many Patriots fans don’t want to “let it go” with Goodel, Mort, whoever.

  14. Living well is the best revenge. Nobody is going to do anything to him. He can safely come and go throughout NE and to his summer home in Maine secure in the knowledge that he is a complete non-entity and not even worth the thrown cream pie that a clown-faced rodent of his genus might typically expect. He will have every grocery store aisle, restaurant, and movie theater to himself, in the classic societal shunning perfected by New Englanders long ago.

  15. The arrogance of Patriot fans in nauseating. The most self-unaware group of people in existence. You got away with Spygate BIG TIME. The franchise was told to clean it up. They did not so Roger threw the book at you for a lesser violation. Quit cheating more than everyone else and show a little class for a change.

  16. Goodell?

    How ’bout Brady?

    Gee – he just “happened” to throw away his cellphone immediately prior to the investigation.

    Nothing wrong with that, right?

  17. I’ve come to believe Goodell is simply a pawn of the owners. In the case of the fraudulent deflategate matter(not scandal) a small group of despicable owners ganged up and forced Goodell to sell his soul. It’s sad for a man to have zero integrity, but again, I think NE fans hatred towards him is misguided and our real anger must go to the gang that inspired/forced the fraud. Don’t get me wrong, save for making the owners boatloads of money the NFL is by far an inferior product now compared to when the pawn took over.

  18. savethebs says:
    Jun 22, 2017 8:51 AM
    Or y’know, you guys could just let it go. You’ve won 2 SBs since then. Maybe it’s time to just chalk it up as a win & stop whining about it? Nah probably not though.

    boknowsvt says:
    Jun 22, 2017 8:54 AM
    I guess this is where Pats fans are going to pretend that Goodell has it out for them even though it’s clear to everyone else he’s in Kraft’s pocket.
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    When your team has an mvp caliber qb and the nfl suspends him after admitting in court under oath that they have no evidence to support the suspension (which they did), let’s see if your opinion changes

  19. Good LORD let it go…..nobody is going to assault Goodell. I cannot wait until this franchise goes back to its pre-2001 roots and fades into the shadows of the NFL where it belongs. For the first 41 years of their existence, they had ZERO to show or themselves other than a losing record (280-323-6)….including a stellar 7-10 playoff record. You’d think by how annoying the fanbase is that this franchise had a long standing history of winning, which it doesnt. The dream will end soon enough….Brady cant play forever.

  20. Not a Pat’s fan at all but let’s get real, they’re hated because they’ve won so much. Probably destroyed many team’s chances of winning Super Bowls over and over the many years during their run.

    Nothing new. Fans of other teams have hated championship teams in all sports. Be it the Yankees on more than a few occasions, Montreal Canadians back in their heyday, and Celtics and Lakers. Cowboys of years ago too most likely.

    The Pats run of 15 years or so is unreal. There’s a second generation of fans that hate them now. But it’s the winning that eats at people though they won’t admit that and point to other things as the reason.

  21. Honestly, as a New Englander.. we stuck it to Roger when he scurried off that Super Bowl podium like the rat that he is. That video of him skulking away is priceless.

    However, all fans of the NFL should really be asking themselves just WHY isn’t the NFL releasing the data of the PSI in the footballs they “randomly” tested over the past couple of seasons. Why aren’t they? Regardless, of your team.. as a fan of the NFL, don’t you think we should know?

  22. Goodell: “Why is it that whenever I order anything to eat in New England, it tastes like spit?”

  23. firedog784 says:
    Jun 22, 2017 12:11 PM
    Not a Pat’s fan at all but let’s get real, they’re hated because they’ve won so much. Probably destroyed many team’s chances of winning Super Bowls over and over the many years during their run.

    Nothing new. Fans of other teams have hated championship teams in all sports. Be it the Yankees on more than a few occasions, Montreal Canadians back in their heyday, and Celtics and Lakers. Cowboys of years ago too most likely.

    The Pats run of 15 years or so is unreal. There’s a second generation of fans that hate them now. But it’s the winning that eats at people though they won’t admit that and point to other things as the reason.

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    Thanks for your honesty.

    However, the difference between those dynasties and Pats’ version, is those teams didn’t have to deal with a handful of cheating owners demanding a commissioner blatantly cheat them for parity, in order to try to grow the league overseas.

    Goodell, the cheating owners and the troll fanbases LOST and will continue to lose.

    They just haven’t realized yet.

  24. weeteblog says:
    Jun 22, 2017 11:38 AM
    Good LORD let it go…..nobody is going to assault Goodell. I cannot wait until this franchise goes back to its pre-2001 roots and fades into the shadows of the NFL where it belongs. For the first 41 years of their existence, they had ZERO to show or themselves other than a losing record (280-323-6)….including a stellar 7-10 playoff record. You’d think by how annoying the fanbase is that this franchise had a long standing history of winning, which it doesnt. The dream will end soon enough….Brady cant play forever.

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    The Steelers and 49ers sucked for the first 30 years of their existence and didn’t/have not dominated in the cap era. Who cares?

    FACT:

    When Bob Kraft dies, Jonathan Kraft will see to it that the GM/coach and QB they employ have similar approached and understandings of what the organization wants.

    They won’t be BB and Brady, but this whole thing starts with Kraft.

    The day he bought that team, people knew it was real, thye’ve been sold out since, and I’ll go one further:

    Kraft owning that team as a bottom feeder for so many years, put pressure on the Sox, Bruins and Celts, to get to a championship level OR ELSE. Kraft indirectly raised the bar so high in Boston and New England, it’s a big reason why the Boston sports fan has been so spoiled with titles for the last 15 years.

    Enjoy the view.

  25. brohamma says:
    Jun 22, 2017 12:11 PM

    However, all fans of the NFL should really be asking themselves just WHY isn’t the NFL releasing the data of the PSI in the footballs they “randomly” tested over the past couple of seasons. Why aren’t they? Regardless, of your team.. as a fan of the NFL, don’t you think we should know?
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    There is no data. That was just the icing on the 5-tiered cake of NFL psigate lies.

    Besides, everyone already knows that temperature affects the air pressure in objects filled with air.

  26. Goodell cheated Brady & the Pats. Brady & the Pats responded with 2 SB’s in 3 years and probably would have gone 3 in a row save for a couple of screwy plays in Denver. No disrespect to Denver, they made the plays when they needed to.

    It the best kind of win when one prevails despite attempts at cheating.

    And BTW, this article wasn’t written by a Pats fan so all you “let it go” guys can just”let it go”. It seems NE fans are more past this than the trolls.

  27. In Goodell’s head and in yours too. Patriots fans own plenty of real estate. We control a lot of people. And remember, it’s only June. Now feel free to prove my point. Fish in a barrel.

  28. brohamma says:
    Jun 22, 2017 12:11 PM

    However, all fans of the NFL should really be asking themselves just WHY isn’t the NFL releasing the data of the PSI in the footballs they “randomly” tested over the past couple of seasons. Why aren’t they? Regardless, of your team.. as a fan of the NFL, don’t you think we should know?

    I’d bet folding money they knew they were toast if the data ever did get out, if they ever actually took readings. They had top have known. That whole scene with Carolina & Minnesota proves it. They weren’t charging them with deflating or inflating, rather using heaters to warm and increase the pressure of the balls. There were no fines in that case which proves they know the reality of IGL. They then used their gutless tools at ESPN, Mort in particular, to spread the lie.

    It makes no sense that these guys don’t understand how temperature affects inflated objects. They just never planned on it getting this far so now they are scrambling to create a narrative that fits the incredibly ignorant debacle they thought the jealous and butt hurt would swallow.

  29. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    Jun 22, 2017 3:27 PM

    It makes no sense that these guys don’t understand how temperature affects inflated objects. They just never planned on it getting this far so now they are scrambling to create a narrative that fits the incredibly ignorant debacle they thought the jealous and butt hurt would swallow.
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    I can believe that that idiot Mike Kensil, who has since been exiled to points unknown, really didn’t know about temperature affecting the footballs.

    Of course, they fired up the propaganda machine before the game had even ended, so it was too late to interject some reality into the situation, so they had no choice but to carry on with the fraud, no matter what it took.

    The fact that the Patriots have won 2 Super Bowls, and nearly been in a 3rd, since that whole debacle began, is proof enough for anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together to know that the Patriots didn’t cheat their way to numerous Super Bowl victories.

  30. Winning cures all. It will be nice to see you in “football country” on September 7 Mr. Goodell as The World Champion New England Patriots raise banner #5 . I only wish the Pats were playing the Colts.

  31. I’d bet folding money they knew they were toast if the data ever did get out, if they ever actually took readings. They had top have known. That whole scene with Carolina & Minnesota proves it. They weren’t charging them with deflating or inflating, rather using heaters to warm and increase the pressure of the balls. There were no fines in that case which proves they know the reality of IGL. They then used their gutless tools at ESPN, Mort in particular, to spread the lie.

    It makes no sense that these guys don’t understand how temperature affects inflated objects. They just never planned on it getting this far so now they are scrambling to create a narrative that fits the incredibly ignorant debacle they thought the jealous and butt hurt would swallow.

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    Absolutely. They’re liars.

    I find it fascinating that even the most ardent Pats Hater is willing to still hitch their wagon to such proven liars at NFL front offices.

    It’s like they think by continuing to double down over and over, somehow things will change, NE will drop off or suck, and this will all be over soon.

    Nope.

  32. • In 2014 Roger Goodell pledged more transparency.

    • In 2015 Roger Goodell said that “the integrity of the league was the most important thing”.

    • At the end of the 2015 NFL season the Roger Goodell had the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season

    • Roger Goodell decided to hide the PSI information at the end of the 2015 season, which is the opposite of transparency and integrity.

    • It’s now 2017 and Roger Goodell is still hiding the PSI information from the 2015 NFL season.

    • Now it appears that “Transparency” and “integrity” were just buzz words used by someone that has no integrity and doesn’t want transparency.

  33. bondlake says:
    Jun 22, 2017 9:56 AM
    Goodell?
    How ’bout Brady?
    Gee – he just “happened” to throw away his cellphone immediately prior to the investigation.
    Nothing wrong with that, right?

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    “destroyed phone” was a simplistic concept marketed to simpletons. The NFL used its marketing power to get countless news outlets to all mention that same catch phrase in one news cycle.

    The Patriots had already provided the 2 team owned phones. Only clueless people believe that you need both phones to see messages that were sent between 2 phones. Brady also provided printed copies from his phone. So the NFL had 2 copies of all the messages.

    Plus Brady’s phone is private property so the NFL was NEVER going to get it. What Brady did to it was irrelevant. The NFL had no right to ever see it. The NFL really didn’t want or need it. The NFL was busy shaping public opinion by marketing the broken phone nonsense to dimwits.

    It’s now 2017 and the NFL still can’t release the PSI information from the 2015 NFL season because it contradicts the nonsense that they spent millions convincing gullible goobers to believe.

  34. If it were not for the Patriots what would these other 31 teams cry over. Some Pats fans cry too much but not all.
    The jealousy is real and the Patriots will continue to own the rest of the NFL for a few more years. Lets enjoy while we can and haters, hate on!

  35. It’s sad that some people still believe the lies and propaganda that Goodell tried to use as a distraction from the Ray Rice situation. They’re either too dumb to see through the charade (which isn’t very difficult) or blinded by bias and brainwashing. Pathetic people.

  36. WHY isn’t the NFL releasing the data of the PSI in the footballs they “randomly” tested over the past couple of seasons.

    Because you’re not entitled to that information, despite how your parents spoiled you into thinking you are.

  37. RegisHawk says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:07 AM
    WHY isn’t the NFL releasing the data of the PSI in the footballs they “randomly” tested over the past couple of seasons.

    Because you’re not entitled to that information, despite how your parents spoiled you into thinking you are.

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    This is a moot debate at this point. Whether or not the actual numbers ever get published its obvious what it showed. We all know the NFL didnt release the info because it proved that deflategate was 100% made up nonsense. You know that because if it had shown the opposite there would have been full page ads. Also, the NFL did wind up getting their hearing transcripts unsealed and those alone showed that deflategate was made up nonsense. The bit about the phone, bradys statements in the hearing , the contents of the texts, all kinds of things the NFL misrepresented were exposed as lies when Berman unsealed the transcript. The NFL assumed they could release all those lies to the public and by sealing the transcript the public would be devieved. They did not expect a judge to unseal it. And in that same vein they dont want to unseal the PSI results because they want to be free to lie about them. But really, at this point the only people that buy into the NFL lies are those doing it by choice because they find those preferable to the truth. Word.

  38. RegisHawk says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:07 AM

    WHY isn’t the NFL releasing the data of the PSI in the footballs they “randomly” tested over the past couple of seasons.

    Because you’re not entitled to that information, despite how your parents spoiled you into thinking you are.

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    But extremely ignorant people are definitely entitled to remain ignorant as they continue to believe the science denying lie which claimed that someone let air out of footballs. The left side of the Bell Curve needs those science denying dupes.

    Those on the right side of the Bell Curve already understand what the PSI information that is being hidden by the NFL will show. Countless scientists already told us that footballs deflate when its cold out. Videos posted online showed us footballs deflating when placed into refrigerators.

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