Goodell still miffed about Matt Patricia’s T-shirt selection

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With less than two months to go until Commissioner Roger Goodell tries to mend some fences in Boston with his appearance at the regular-season opener, at least one person in Boston may want to try to mend some fences with Goodell.

Per a league source, the Commissioner continues to be miffed about Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia’s decision to wear the Barstool Sports Goodell-with-a-clown-nose T-shirt while disembarking from the plane that brought the team back from Super Bowl LI. The question of whether Goodell should or shouldn’t still be upset isn’t relevant; he is. And the broader question will be whether teams looking for head coaches will take a dimmer view of Patricia because of it.

While it takes only one team to buck a trend, plenty of teams tiptoe on eggshells when it comes to the league office, which also has plenty of sway when it comes to “advising” teams on which coaches could be or should be hired. If hiring Patricia potentially puts a team on the wrong side of the man who runs the sport, that could be a factor that weighs against Patricia getting a head-coaching gig.

Which necessarily becomes a factor that weighs in favor of the Patriots keeping him around, indefinitely. Many assume that offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be the successor to coach Bill Belichick, but McDaniels could be long gone by the time Belichick hangs up his sawed-off hoodie. If Patricia never leaves in part because no one else will hire him to be a head coach, advantage Patriots.

110 responses to “Goodell still miffed about Matt Patricia’s T-shirt selection

  1. Maybe Goodell will feel better about it when he sees every Patriots fan in attendance at the season opener in the exact same shirt.

  2. This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment.

    You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.

  3. Yep, let’s not hire the (literal) rocket scientist DC because he wore a mean t-shirt with a picture of the fuhrer on it…

    Seems like sound logic to me… Not that I’m complaining about keeping him as long as possible 🙂

  4. People have to punch back in life. Mr. Patricia’s reaction to all the nonsense generated by Mr. Goodell and the NFL office was perfectly appropriate.

  5. On opening night not only will Roger be booed there will be at least half the stadium wearing the barstool clown shirt.

    I’m sure he’ll be smiling just like he was when he gave mr kraft the SB trophy

  6. It’s amazing how well Goodell works as a lightning rod for distracting discontent against the owners and toward a man (Goodell) the owners hired to take blame for them.

    Goodell is just an empty suit. He doesn’t make or set policy, he just follows what the majority of owners want done. When the Patriots were fined and Brady was suspended, that’s what the majority of owners wanted. Goodell is glad to take the blame for his $30mm per year salary.

    Goodell isn’t any different from Tagliabue or Rozelle. Neither of those commissioners dealt with the Internet, sports talk radio, etc. During the Tagliabue and Rozelle regimes, the NFL ignored the danger of brain injuries and long-term brain damage, ignored domestic violence, mostly ignored serious drug abuse and gambling problems. The league didn’t try to help Jim Otto, Jack Lambert, Mercury Morris, Lawrence Taylor, Dexter Manley, Art Schlichter, Alex Karras, Paul Hornung, etc. Since it was before the Internet and talk radio, there wasn’t public outcry blaming Rozelle and Tagliabue.

    Matt Patricia might as well have worn a shirt with the other 31 owners besides Bob Kraft wearing clown noses. Would have been more accurate. They have the power, not Goodell.

  7. bcgreg says:
    Jul 16, 2017 10:32 AM

    Good! Screw him!
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    As long as you are referring to Godell. (Not miss-spelled)

  8. Ask your unnamed source why Goodell should care with important stuff going on? Silly season stories.

  9. Goodell is trying to recast himself as the victim, and using Patricia’s t-shirt for his spin doctoring. If everyone else in the NFL is supposed to be responsible for their conduct, then so should Roger. There is an easy fix, and Roger is in complete control of it. Roger can acknowledge that the situation was mishandled by the league office, but that might effect his bonus. The “man” is responsible for publishing false information to the Patriots and to the press, and then doubling down by misrepresenting what took place in arbitration. It can happen to anyone and any team at any time.

    One can only hope that the entire league (except for a couple of jealous owners) is smiling at the sight of the t-shirts on opening night, and the chant when that banner #5 drops: “Roger that! Roger that! Roger that! Roger that! Roger that!!!!!”

  10. The idea that he is still miffed by this is a clear indication that he is not a “happy” lightning rod for the owners. He is an egotistical and inept manager worried more about himself and his image than anything else. He has demonstrated by many of his actions that he is indeed a clown and he has created that image for himself.
    Matt Patricia didn’t create the image or the tee shirt that expresses what multitudes of people think of him. He is booed everywhere he appears and he is going to get a massive dose of more of this if he dares to show up at Gillette. Better toughen up Roger or better yet just stay home.

  11. Grow up, Goodell.

    Funniest comment so far from a Pat’s fanboy. What do you know about growing up?

    But let’s face it we’re not setting the bar very high here we don’t want to trip all the Pat’s homies.

  12. denverdave3 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 10:26 AM
    This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment. You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.
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    I remember when the Broncos massively broke the cap twice (in 1996 and again in 1998), each time by around $29M when the cap was only $57M to steal two SBs. They then became a joke team until they cheated again with a dirty-D and a drugged-up QB. The only consequence for them was a pick and certain team or player fines after EACH of those 3 SBs. The Pats on the other hand won AFTER Goodell did his best to punish the team like the crime-of-the-century for a supposed 0.5psi without any evidence of wrongdoing, making Pats SBs sweeter. And making you an obviously salty sourpuss.

  13. Don’t care about Goodell or Patricia BUT, the NFL is a business and if Patricia has hopes of becoming a head coach he’ll effectively be moving into management and kind of already is. The players already make their “statements”, as a coach you have to act like a professional. I’d think any owner, except maybe Kraft, would see this as hurting “the business” of the NFL.

    The whole Kaepernick thing wouldn’t have been as big of a deal as it was if he was just a tackle, safety, corner, etc. What hurt him was being a QB which everyone knows, is the face of the franchise and you’re expected to act like it.

    Now Kaep stuck his finger in the eye of a huge majority of the paying customers. Patricia did it to upper management and the customers either love it or are indifferent to it.

  14. Goodell IS a clown. After 2 years of the deflate gate nonsense he came out the big loser, and Brady and Pats were the winners. Goodell lied about Brady’s testimony , which was proven when Berman released the transcripts. He and the NFL lied about all the balls being 2 lbs below proper pressure. He then failed to release all the results of the NFL ball testing during the 2015 season, gee, I wonder why? He is lucky he is still the Commissioner. Patricia , whether he is black balled or not will have a great, long career, with many championships and a lot of money, he will be fine, and he should never apologize to that liar

  15. denverdave says:
    Jul 16, 2017 10:26 AM
    This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment.

    You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.

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    Actions have consequences, indeed;
    Like cheating the Salary Cap twice to abscond with 2 ill-begotten SB rings.

    Donkeys actions resulted in their so-called championships being considered valid only in the state of Denver.

    Hey Fooltool, your ranks have thinned considerably, but we all see you continuing your fools mission of playing the fool on PFT.
    Carry on, brother, carry on

  16. Goodell is your typical bully. Can dish it out but can’t take it.
    I am willing to put money on the fact he was stuffed in lockers in high school by football players.
    I’ll have my shirt on when they drop banner # 5.

  17. Wouldn’t it be funny if the team trotted out on the field for the first game and all the players wore clown noses?

  18. .
    “ While it takes only one team to buck a trend, plenty of teams tiptoe on eggshells when it comes to the league office, which also has plenty of sway when it comes to “advising” teams on which coaches could be or should be hired. ”

    Unwittingly, you’ve pinpointed why some teams suck coach after coach. Goodell and Pash are doing the hiring.
    .

  19. Poor Roger. He’s having trouble making friends.

    It would be perfect if Kraft dropped a new TB12 stadium banner at the same time banner #5 drops….just so Roger can be clear about the status of his friendship with Kraft.

  20. McDaniels couldn’t hack it in the non-deflate, play-it-straight environment of Denver

    Suddenly, he becomes brilliant again once he scurries back to the safe confines of a place where the ball is as squeezable as a loaf of white bread

    No interceptions, and no fumbles!

    Frankly, it is too easy to foresee a similar career path for Patricia

  21. The NFL front office is leaking this because they’re going to use this as part of the excuse as to why that POS Goodell will not attend opening night at Gillette

  22. Oooh, Criminal Commissioner Goodell’s fragile little feelings are hurt? So sad! (Maybe you’ll think twice before an incompetent mistake like the DeflateGate frame again, doofus). And when you come to The Razor in Sept. as yet another Championship banner is raised? That funny taste in your food in Foxborough ISN’T spit.

  23. So what your saying is Goodell might target someone based on his own personal vendetta.
    Sounds like Deflategate where no evidence was ever uncovered except for league manufactured evidence and false narratives disseminated by the NFL’s media accomplices.
    One judge asked the league lawyer…”Do you have evidence that NE deflated footballs?”…..Lawyer responds…”No”

  24. Is this story a joke?

    If Patricia decides to look for a head coaching gig, NO team will give a crap what he did to offend Goodell. Matt would be snapped up by ANY team that wants to win.

    He is a great coach, with more experience in the art of winning than any other coaching candidates. He is loved by the players. He could take his pick of places to coach.
    Goodell be damned.

  25. Goodell is just an empty suit. He doesn’t make or set policy, he just follows what the majority of owners want done. When the Patriots were fined and Brady was suspended, that’s what the majority of owners wanted. Goodell is glad to take the blame for his $30mm per year salary.

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    How is it that SO FEW FANS actually understand this?

  26. So what your saying is Goodell might target someone based on his own personal vendetta.

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    NAILED IT!

  27. Most of New England has him second to Hitler in their lit of distinguished people of the world. All he had to do was be a man and admit his mistake and he would have been forgiven. He will never do that because he’s not a man. Hey may not even rise to the level of being a clown.

  28. denverdave3 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 10:26 AM
    This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment.

    You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.

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    umm, what consequences are we talking about exactly?

    the guy wore a t shirt in a free country

    seek medical help

    anyone supporting goodell is either dumb, a cheater
    or in on this

  29. How is it that so few fans actually understand this?
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    It’s not necessarily that Goodell did it for the money, it’s that he did it under the label of “integrity”. When he chose to use that word, he opened himself up to personal scrutiny. The truth is that he didn’t have to do anything. With plenty of money already, he could have threatened to leave and let the owners know they could read about it in his book. Odds are that the fickle owners would have taken pause to think about what they were asking Goodell to do. So anyone who exhonerates Goodell for not having any choice is just oblivious. He shouldn’t have gotten himself into an integrity debate. The “man” has no scruples. And if you are willing to dismiss that comment too, then have a think about the “lost” Ray Rice tape, the “misplaced” concussion data, and the $120 million “accounting mistake”.

  30. If it smells like a clown, looks like a clown, and acts like a clown….then it must be Goodell.

  31. Like another certain executive, Goodell is way too thin-skinned. Like that some other executive, he is just a puppet, doing what others tell him to do, so that a small group of people can make insane profits.

  32. denverdave3 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 10:26 AM
    This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment.

    You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.
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    GREAT post and great comparison. People can be such hypocrites.

  33. Patricia will still be a coordinator somewhere long after Goodell is out the league, which can’t happen fast enough, btw. All this is going to do is take longer for Patricia to get a head coaching gig

  34. cohassetluxuryhomes says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:24 PM
    Goodell is just an empty suit. He doesn’t make or set policy, he just follows what the majority of owners want done. When the Patriots were fined and Brady was suspended, that’s what the majority of owners wanted. Goodell is glad to take the blame for his $30mm per year salary.

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    How is it that SO FEW FANS actually understand this?

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    right but at what cost and how insulting is it
    to the nfl customer to constantly lie and treat the
    customer like idiots?

    he is willing to compromise to role for $$

    we get it and get it all too well

    he is the scum of the earth

  35. cohassetluxuryhomes says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:24 PM
    Goodell is just an empty suit. He doesn’t make or set policy, he just follows what the majority of owners want done. When the Patriots were fined and Brady was suspended, that’s what the majority of owners wanted. Goodell is glad to take the blame for his $30mm per year salary.

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    How is it that SO FEW FANS actually understand this?
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    How is it that SO FEW FANS actually understand that only a handful of owners are involved and actually have opinions beyond whatever position paper the league sends out on an issue? Goodell functions more or less as a CEO, the owners as a board of directors. So long as the cash flows the bulk of them will continue to get their opinions from the bullet points on the league’s agenda sheet. Provided the gravy train rolls on and they get whatever individual things they might require most of them could give a damn about particulars and just rubber stamp what is put in front of them. Mara, Jones, Rooney, Richardson, Kraft, Ross and Blank are pretty active while Hunt and Bisciotti step up here and there but work your way down the list of owners and it doesn’t take long before you realize the ‘stewards’ of our game are largely absentee landlords and their proxy votes are in Goodell’s back pocket. They may make an occasional statement (or in Irsay’s case gaff) but besides lining up at the trough the rest don’t do much when it comes to the league’s direction. Do you think Allen, York, Kroenke Bidwill, The Bowlen Trust, Spanos, Davis, Green Bay, Ford, McCaskey, Wilf, Brown, Haslam, Adams, Khan, Benson, Glazer, Snyder or Lurie gave a damn about framegate one way or another? The league office wanted the legal precedent that would keep them out of court for every punishment they handed out and the owners fell in line accordingly.

  36. smartcollegefootball says:
    Jul 16, 2017 1:47 PM

    McDaniels couldn’t hack it in the non-deflate, play-it-straight environment of Denver

    Suddenly, he becomes brilliant again once he scurries back to the safe confines of a place where the ball is as squeezable as a loaf of white bread

    No interceptions, and no fumbles!

    Frankly, it is too easy to foresee a similar career path for Patricia
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    1. The Broncos where caught filming other teams while McDaniels was in Denver AFTER “Spygate”.

    2. If you are a smart college fan, you’d realize the Ideal Gas Law trumps any vague text. Science proves the Patriots balls started the game at the legal limit of 12.5 psi.

  37. This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment.

    You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.
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    Right, because Goodell and his personal feelings are on the same level as the national anthem of the United States.

  38. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:43 PM
    denverdave3 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 10:26 AM
    This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment.

    You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.

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    umm, what consequences are we talking about exactly?

    the guy wore a t shirt in a free country

    seek medical help

    anyone supporting goodell is either dumb, a cheater
    or in on this
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    I don’t think the OP is supporting Goodell. I think he was showing the similarities between what Kaepernick did with his National Anthem protest and what Patricia did by wearing a t-shirt that mocked his boss on the return flight of a BUSINESS trip (so he was very much “on the clock” just as Kaep was).

    There’s a clear hypocritical “consensus” response to each of these actions on this message board. Judging from the thumbs up/down on previous Kaepernick stories, most fans think it’s perfectly acceptable that no one will sign Kaep because there are “consequences” to exercising your First Amendment right.

    Yet when the article’s writer suggests there may be consequences to Patricia exercising his First Amendment right, the majority of posters here seem to take issue with Patricia facing potential consequences for wearing a t-shirt that criticized his boss.

    That’s 100% hypocritical And I’m 100% #firegoodell!

  39. Goodell stood at the podium at the draft and encouraged the fans to boo him. Somehow, a t-shirt with him wearing a clown nose upsets him. Is he not bothered by the booing because he doesn’t care what the fans think?

  40. Why do Pats fans hate Goodell? He let them off easy after they were caught cheating yet again. Brady should have received a full-season ban.

  41. Why would somebody that makes close to $30 million a year give a rats back side about somebody else’s T-shirt, regardless of what was on it? Pay me that kind of cash, and I’ll print the T-shirts with me and a clown nose myself.

  42. The truth is that the league office will be anxious to recommend Patricia for a head coaching job if they think it will weaken the Patriots for even one preseason game. Roger will never get the apology that apparently he is shopping for, but he may get a thank you. You received your “invite”. Enjoy that banner #5 Roger.

  43. canedaddy says:
    Jul 16, 2017 4:51 PM

    Why do Pats fans hate Goodell? He let them off easy after they were caught cheating yet again. Brady should have received a full-season ban.
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    Pats fans hate Goodell for using the marketing power of the NFL to create a media saturation campaign which convinced countless dimwits to deny science while believing that someone let air out of footballs.

    Don’t forget that Roger Goodell still has not issued a press release containing the PSI information which was collected during the 2015 NFL season.

  44. So Brady can get over losing 4 games for nothing, but Roger can’t get over a t-shirt??? How can someone making 40 million a year be so thin skinned? Pathetic.

  45. So Roger – you’re up set that someone wore a shirt depicting you as a clown? How about the Patriots Nation being upset with you for making nothing into something.

  46. Hey Roger…

    If you want to know why intelligent people think that you are a clown….just try searching on the popular online video site for: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

    Intelligent people understand why you are keeping the PSI information secret that was collected during the 2015 NFL season. You know…the PSI information which shows that footballs often drop PSI during cold weather games. Even more if the footballs also get wet.

  47. Back in the day, he never would have stepped foot in the stadium. The problem now is the stadium is filled with lawyers, and marketers, and doctors, but nobody with the heart of the Old Town fan! You know what I’m talking about Willis!

  48. As a New Englander I can assure you that the vast majority of us couldn’t care less about Goodell’s feelings. And we are proud of how Tom Brady and Robert Kraft acted at the end of SBLI.

    How else to end but – Roger that.

  49. smartcollegefootball says:
    Jul 16, 2017 1:47 PM
    McDaniels couldn’t hack it in the non-deflate, play-it-straight environment of Denver

    Suddenly, he becomes brilliant again once he scurries back to the safe confines of a place where the ball is as squeezable as a loaf of white bread

    No interceptions, and no fumbles!

    Frankly, it is too easy to foresee a similar career path for Patricia
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    So like with everything in the NFL, if the fans can’t explain it blame it on cheating. Got it.

  50. I wish I could buy stock in that tshirt company. There will be even more of them bought and worn on opening day now because Goodell is such a sad clown.

  51. smartcollegefootball says:
    Jul 16, 2017 1:47 PM
    McDaniels couldn’t hack it in the non-deflate, play-it-straight environment of Denver

    Suddenly, he becomes brilliant again once he scurries back to the safe confines of a place where the ball is as squeezable as a loaf of white bread

    No interceptions, and no fumbles!

    Frankly, it is too easy to foresee a similar career path for Patricia
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    Pats fumble and interception rates have stayed consistent even after the spot checks. But do go on…

  52. johnwaldron8 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 4:47 PM
    Goodell stood at the podium at the draft and encouraged the fans to boo him. Somehow, a t-shirt with him wearing a clown nose upsets him. Is he not bothered by the booing because he doesn’t care what the fans think?
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    EXACTLY !!!!!

  53. canedaddy says:
    Jul 16, 2017 4:51 PM
    Why do Pats fans hate Goodell? He let them off easy after they were caught cheating yet again. Brady should have received a full-season ban.
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    We’ll revisit this after EElliot gets his suspension.

  54. The people on the Patriots staff rightly think Goodell is a clown, as anyone would who is part of that organization. Patricia could have and probably should have taken it off before deboarding as it wasn’t too classy, but it doesn’t change what people think of Goodell.

  55. I imagine Patricia lives with Bill. And he’s always carrying bills things everywhere they go. When bill shaves Patricia is standing next to him holding five razors. And Bill says, “some day I’ll let you shave, but you aren’t quite ready yet.”

  56. Thats a funny article. So they are saying a team might say “here on one hand we have Patricias resume with all his accomplishments to date, but on the other hand he once wore a tshirt on a private plane that the commissioner doesnt like, so forget it”?

    Whenever I hear of Rodger sulking about the clown shirt I think about how its a good thing he doesn’t see the one someone sent to me a few months ago. I cant even wear that thing to the store.

  57. I love the Patriots and am happy for their many championships.
    Having said that, I believe they have gone waaaayyyy too far with their antipathy towards Gooddell. So what, so Brady had to sit out 4 games? So what? The Patriots deserved a reprimand, especially in a year they still won the super bowl with deflated footballs. Honestly, the fans of New England and at least one of their coaches act like bratty little kids where if they are do not get their way or are reprimanded for bad behavior they retaliate ten fold.
    Grow up New England, you are embarrassing a lot of us.

  58. vanityofvanitys says:
    Jul 17, 2017 5:24 PM
    I love the Patriots and am happy for their many championships.
    Having said that, I believe they have gone waaaayyyy too far with their antipathy towards Gooddell. So what, so Brady had to sit out 4 games? So what? The Patriots deserved a reprimand, especially in a year they still won the super bowl with deflated footballs. Honestly, the fans of New England and at least one of their coaches act like bratty little kids where if they are do not get their way or are reprimanded for bad behavior they retaliate ten fold.
    Grow up New England, you are embarrassing a lot of us.

    Except New England did not cheat. They did not deflate the footballs. The only evidence against the Patriots is the Exponent report (the same company that claimed second hand smoke was just fine) and Roger Goodell. Every other scientist on the planet who has run the numbers thinks Brady and the Pats are innocent.

  59. denverdave3 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 10:26 AM
    This Bronco fans sees this as a Kaepernick moment.

    You may have the right to make a dynamic statement, but that doesn’t mean there are no consequences.

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    I will admit you got me to pause and think on that one. But there is a big difference between making a statement on the sidelines of an NFL game while wearing the team uniform and a persons choice of civilian attire while flying home on a private jet.

    But to all the above comments about him wearing it to the game or the Pats all coming out with clown noses etc… denverdave is right. The team needs to completely behave at that game and make no gesture, or it would indeed be similar to Kaeps offense. As soon as they put on that uniform and go on the field thats the NFL’s time.

    The crowd however can say and do what they please. Good luck with the Roger. After NE you can fly on down to Dallas for another crowd that wants to get a few things off their chests. Then New Orleans wants to chat with you and after that you can finish off the road trip in KC.

  60. Goodell has made more than $150million in salary since he took over as the commish.

    I don’t think he gives a crap about a $20 tee.

  61. mrboado says:
    Jul 17, 2017 9:33 PM
    Goodell has made more than $150million in salary since he took over as the commish.

    I don’t think he gives a crap about a $20 tee.

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    Agreed that you would think he doesn’t, or at least shouldn’t. Thats why this report that he does care is so funny.

  62. vanityofvanitys says:
    Jul 17, 2017 5:24 PM

    I love the Patriots and am happy for their many championships.
    Having said that, I believe they have gone waaaayyyy too far with their antipathy towards Gooddell. So what, so Brady had to sit out 4 games? So what? The Patriots deserved a reprimand, especially in a year they still won the super bowl with deflated footballs. Honestly, the fans of New England and at least one of their coaches act like bratty little kids where if they are do not get their way or are reprimanded for bad behavior they retaliate ten fold.
    Grow up New England, you are embarrassing a lot of us.

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    Except that Goodell was dishonest with the public and the court about Wells’ independence among other discrepancies and conflicts of interest. And the only scientific entity to agree with him was curiously the same one that drew a check from the NFL. And why have no other teams with low PSI measurements been punished and where are the spot check measurements? So many, many questions that he will never answer. He wasted the time and money of the owners and Brady and needlessly hurt his reputation.

  63. I love that the Brady Truthers never mention that he wrecked his own credibility by destroying evidence.

    Keep at it.

    We all know there was a shooter on teh grassy knoll! Someday we know you’ll prove it……..

  64. chinahand11 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 1:01 PM
    Wouldn’t it be funny if the team trotted out on the field for the first game and all the players wore clown noses?

    Maybe a little funny. But it would be more fitting if Patriots fans at the game wore clown noses.

  65. Bob Kraft should be filling out the order forms to have one for each seat in the stadium, pay to outfit the whole crowd with them, at least for the hanging of the 5th World Championship Banner…

  66. aarons444 says:
    Jul 18, 2017 1:55 PM

    I love that the Brady Truthers never mention that he wrecked his own credibility by destroying evidence.

    Keep at it.

    We all know there was a shooter on teh grassy knoll! Someday we know you’ll prove it……..

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    What evidence? NFL had all of Brady’s phone records and all communications with Jastremski and McNally.

    Where are the PSI checks? Goodell promised transparency. That is real suppressed evidence.

  67. aarons444 says:
    Jul 18, 2017 1:55 PM
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    For clarity it was the same type of evidence the league didn’t need\request from Favre. Despite clear cut evidence from Sterger’s phone implicating Favre. Last time I checked you don’t need a phone to prove fundamental science. Unless of course it’s to use the free calculator app that comes with it.

  68. FYI for all of you armchair Constitutional scholars:

    Deplaning while wearing a “Goodell is a Clown” t-shirt isn’t a 1st Amendment issue.

  69. Portnoy was on Meyers last night and wore the shirt. LMAO I’m guessing I can’t post a link, but a quick search should do the job.

  70. maestro1899 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 4:47 PM

    I don’t think the OP is supporting Goodell. I think he was showing the similarities between what Kaepernick did with his National Anthem protest and what Patricia did by wearing a t-shirt that mocked his boss on the return flight of a BUSINESS trip (so he was very much “on the clock” just as Kaep was).
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    Goodell isn’t Matt Patricia’s boss.

  71. vanityofvanitys says:
    Jul 17, 2017 5:24 PM

    I love the Patriots and am happy for their many championships.
    Having said that, I believe they have gone waaaayyyy too far with their antipathy towards Gooddell.
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    Really? After singling them out twice, once for a minor rules violation, and the other for something that never even happened, you think the Patriots fans have gone too far?

    Goodell is a lying, insecure, inept, duplicitous, and corrupt commissioner, and he deserves whatever derision he engenders.

  72. Goodell should be miffed about the t-shirt. If it wasn’t for Goodell, Patricia wouldn’t even have a job. Kraft needs to explain to his staff and his players that if it wasn’t for Goodell, he would not be the owner, Belichick would not be in football and Brady would not have the success or the opportunities he had no right too.

  73. Thanks Roger.

    For the worst punishment ever for a minor infraction that plenty of other teams leveraged circa pre-Fuhrer.

    For an even worse punishment for an even more minor infraction that was never proven.

    Belichick would have been the coach for the Jets where his “cheating” retinue continues to this day simply based on the team he coaches. Brady still gets drafted and benefits from a second radio frequency (despite safe guards in place to prevent just that). Patricia still gets a chance at the coaching ranks. All within the nice wrapping of Goodell approval.

    LOL

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