Owners authorized six of them to do Goodell deal in May

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Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal has had the scoop of the morning (so far), reporting that Commissioner Roger Goodell is close to signing a five-year extension. Others have followed suit, including NFL Media — which essentially makes it an announcement.

One reporter is pushing back, however. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that “[t]alks for Roger Goodell’s new deal have not progressed as some thought.” Ominous as that sounds, Schefter concedes that a “[d]eal [is] likely to get done, but still issues to work out.”

That’s ultimately not a contradiction of Kaplan’s report. “Close” and “issues to work out” are essentially the same thing. But it’s human nature for those who have been scooped to try to advance the story, even if the new wrinkle doesn’t really advance the story at all.

As it relates to this specific story, Kaplan may have buried the lead. He reports that the contract simply needs to be approved by the Compensation Committee, which currently has six owners (there had been only three before that) — and which received the authority from all owners in May to do the deal.

This very real and meaty wrinkle cuts against the March 2017 efforts of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to involve all owners in the negotiation of the contract with the Commissioner, a concern that arose from a belief that the owners pay the Commissioner too much money. While the number of owners apparently doubled (Jones, per Kaplan, isn’t one of them), 26 others will be on the sidelines for the negotiations.

It appears that the six owners with the power to do the new deal won’t be squeezing Goodell to take less. Per Kaplan, the new contract will be “similar” to the current package, with a base salary of a few million per year and a bonus each year to be determined by the Compensation Committee.

Absent a leak, no one will know what Goodell actually makes. Those who pushed the blatantly false narrative that the league office’s tax-exempt status meant that the teams and owners aren’t paying taxes managed to shame the league into ditching that designation — which in turn allows the NFL to keep compensation for highly-paid executives secret.

71 responses to “Owners authorized six of them to do Goodell deal in May

  1. Those who pushed the blatantly false narrative that the league office’s tax-exempt status meant that the teams and owners aren’t paying taxes…

    …otherwise known as “here at PFT”…

  2. Goodell might be the worst CEO in the history of American business. Tickets were sold to a Super Bowl for seats that didn’t exist, lights go out at Super Bowl, Hall of Fame game cancelled when field melts, overturned by federal judges, completely botched referee strike, Dean Blandino (who was never an official) in charge of officials, completely botched Bountygate, Deflategate, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson investigations, advocates football in Europe, actually advocated football in the Olympics (what?), changed rules so fans don’t know what a “catch” or a so-called “defenseless player” is, flat-out lied about not seeing the Ray Rice tape (when the tape was earlier described to Peter King), flat-out lied about Brady’s testimony (which came to light when federal judge unsealed record), flat-out lied about having 50,000 pages of evidence in Bountygate (there were only a few pages produced which proved nothing), constantly leaks lies to ESPN and other favored reporters. Not only is the guy a complete incompetent, he has zero integrity and lies as a matter of habit. The NFL is rotting from the inside and doesn’t know it.

  3. He makes more than any of us do. He makes more than his counterparts (and you can bet that the NFL owners know what Silver and Manfred make). He makes too much, but so does everyone else at his level of the corporate world.

  4. So Jones was pushing to address a concern that Goodell was making too much at the time Goodell dragged an investigation out so long it was surreal and then suspended his player based on evidence the rest of us have yet to see? Hmmmmm.

    Was Mara by chance on this compensation committee that was willing to give him the money? I dont know that he is, just asking if he was.

    Since someone will surely bring it up, is Kraft on this committee? Again, I dont know, just asking.

  5. NFL revenues in 2010 were 8.7 billion.

    In 2016, 13 billion.

    That’s the only measure of job quality to the owners, and you know it, so they love Goodell and could care less what NFLPA thinks, as always.

  6. dannyabramowitz says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:29 am
    Goodell might be the worst CEO in the history of American business. Tickets were sold to a Super Bowl for seats that didn’t exist, lights go out at Super Bowl, Hall of Fame game cancelled when field melts, overturned by federal judges, completely botched referee strike, Dean Blandino (who was never an official) in charge of officials, completely botched Bountygate, Deflategate, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson investigations, advocates football in Europe, actually advocated football in the Olympics (what?), changed rules so fans don’t know what a “catch” or a so-called “defenseless player” is, flat-out lied about not seeing the Ray Rice tape (when the tape was earlier described to Peter King), flat-out lied about Brady’s testimony (which came to light when federal judge unsealed record), flat-out lied about having 50,000 pages of evidence in Bountygate (there were only a few pages produced which proved nothing), constantly leaks lies to ESPN and other favored reporters. Not only is the guy a complete incompetent, he has zero integrity and lies as a matter of habit. The NFL is rotting from the inside and doesn’t know it.

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    You forgot he lied about Framegate I (“Spygate”), too. BB was mocking Mangini for his antics in Foxborough at a game in January 2007, 6 months before the game in NJ that Sept.

    He framed it to the public in a certain way to make it seem sinister.

    He then changed the wording of the gameday manual to make sure he wouldn’t get caught cheating when people asked why on earth a inter-franchise tiff between two former colleagues could be punished so severely, in particular, just ONE participant in the tiff.

    We’ve seen years later, even with blatant Jets cheating (or other protected teams), those protected teams never see a punishment.

    He also lied about why he destroyed that BB gave him. It showed other teams on those tapes also filming from the sidelines, where no one ever cared about it being enforced before. As long as the tapes never were seen or used by a team during the game, no one cared.

    If other teams were seen in violation, his framejob and punishment of ONLY the Pats, would be seen as cheating the Pats only.

    Years later, we all now can see exactly how he operates. At the time, no one knew any different, but he’s been so brazen with this cheating approach and obsession with presenting a certain image to the NFL customer, he’s been caught, compromising his position as commissioner.

    Wait until Elliott sues and Goodell has to take an oath in a federal court.

  7. kpinsea says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:35 am
    NFL revenues in 2010 were 8.7 billion.

    In 2016, 13 billion.

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    Umm, that is dues to the tv deal Bob Kraft negotiated. Goodell was thrown out of the room and acting like a petulant child. This is well documented. So, even the windfall of a CBA, he had nothing to do with whatsoever.

    Ratings/revunue dropped a whopping 12% last year, from 2015.

    Please state Roger Goodell’s accomplishments as commissioner:

    Hint: He doesn’t have any, so you won’t be able to do it.

  8. marima07 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:36 am
    More Power??? Goodell will now decide what toppings are acceptable on everyone’s morning oatmeal.

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    Rozelle already set that in stone ages ago. Its granola. Craisins are also acceptable.

  9. Actually teams received a 10% rise in shared revenue in 2016, but hey, the Internet will be full of people with made-up numbers to support rants.

  10. Many believe that the extension shows that the owners are completely out of touch with their customers – the fans. It may be, however, that the owners feel Goodell is the best person to champion their position in the bloody fight that is looming with the NFLPA over an extension of the CBA. Goodell’s contract probably also has a buy out provision that allows the owners to jettison him by paying a “separation fee”. No one should be surprised if Goodell “retires” after the new CBA and television contracts are done. Until then, the Bozo the clown t-shirts will become increasingly popular among the fans.

  11. The owners NEED him around at least through the next CBA negotiations. Players have tested his power at every turn and have won nearly every time it went to court. If he stays commish, the players will make real financial sacrifices (including a 17 or 18 game season) to strip him of this power. If they don’t sign him to a deal now, it’s very likely that the players will not hate the new commissioner enough to give financial concessions in exchange for his judge and jury powers. Whatever they pay him this time around will be a bargain relative to what they’ll get back at the negotiating table in the next CBA.

  12. kcchefs58 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:33 am
    @dannyabramowitz

    With all of that, the league continues to increase its revenue. That’s job #1 of any CEO.

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    100%

    Revenue dipped a whopping 12% from 2015 —> 2016.

    So, stop lying and regurgitating the lies like Goodel does.

  13. deneb1973 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:42 am
    Many believe that the extension shows that the owners are completely out of touch with their customers – the fans. It may be, however, that the owners feel Goodell is the best person to champion their position in the bloody fight that is looming with the NFLPA over an extension of the CBA. Goodell’s contract probably also has a buy out provision that allows the owners to jettison him by paying a “separation fee”. No one should be surprised if Goodell “retires” after the new CBA and television contracts are done. Until then, the Bozo the clown t-shirts will become increasingly popular among the fans.

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    Well, the timing of this is a clear return of serve from Smith’s comments the other day saying Goodell lied again. Instead of the NFL having a way to show fans they did not lie, they’re out of bullets, so this is their creepy version of solidarity, as they steal money from Ezekiell Elliott.

    If this deal goes through, expect another huge ratings dip this year, too. Wait until Elliott sues and the NFLPA takes Goodell back into court. He can’t keep surviving the fact he cheats.

    John Mara is as corrupt as any of the silver spooned owners.

    Doubling down this deep in the hole, rarely ever works.

  14. ” If he stays commish, the players will make real financial sacrifices ”

    Well there’s a first time for everything, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  15. Fans hate him
    Players hate him
    Owners love him

    Not long before there is that one straw that will break the camel’s back, but the owners continue to be tone deaf.

  16. jm91rs says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:49 am
    The owners NEED him around at least through the next CBA negotiations. Players have tested his power at every turn and have won nearly every time it went to court. If he stays commish, the players will make real financial sacrifices (including a 17 or 18 game season) to strip him of this power. If they don’t sign him to a deal now, it’s very likely that the players will not hate the new commissioner enough to give financial concessions in exchange for his judge and jury powers. Whatever they pay him this time around will be a bargain relative to what they’ll get back at the negotiating table in the next CBA.

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    Explain WHY they need him:

    He failed miserably during the 2011 negotiations and his entire staff was thrown out of the room. This is well documented. It’s called a fact.

    Ratings dipped a staggering 12% last year alone. Another fact.

    This is WHY he wasn’t fired after the Ray Rice fiasco, too. They thought it would weaken their position going into the next CBA, which is bizarre logic to think about with regards to how they are perceived, with their lying puppet caught so many times lying and cheating teams and players.

    If they are so concerned about image, lying to the NFL customer over and over, is not the way to achieve that.

  17. This is fantastic. Another six years of people pretending to be upset over something that doesn’t matter.

  18. rolltide510 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:56 am
    This is fantastic. Another six years of people pretending to be upset over something that doesn’t matter.

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    Diehard fan here for 35 years, but I will be one fan that will help drive revenue down again this year.

    It might not drop another 12% again this year, but it will drop.

    Book it.

    I will watch my team’s games and nothing else. The owners and Goodell have another thing coming if they think spitting in the customer’s face has no effect.

  19. I am so glad to hear Roger Goodell will be getting a new contract by the owners who he works for, not the players. This right in the face of ESPN who hates him and their leftist opinionist. As far as the money he makes that is totally between him and the owners. This is a private enterprise boys and girls, not a government controlled entity.

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:01 am
    rolltide510 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:56 am
    This is fantastic. Another six years of people pretending to be upset over something that doesn’t matter.

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    Diehard fan here for 35 years, but I will be one fan that will help drive revenue down again this year.

    It might not drop another 12% again this year, but it will drop.

    Book it.

    I will watch my team’s games and nothing else. The owners and Goodell have another thing coming if they think spitting in the customer’s face has no effect.

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    Earth to New England: There’s nothing uncommon about only watching your team’s games. Most football fans don’t care about any of this nonsense as they’re not conspiracy-minded Patriots fans. NFL revenues rise and fall for many reasons completely unrelated to who the commissioner is. If you think average fans have stopped watching the game because of anything having to do with Goodell you’ve lost your mind. Try to relax before you stroke out.

  21. weepingjebus says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Of those six owners, I bet at least three have bowl cuts and oxycodone inhalers.

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    LOL!

    Hilarious. Sad, but very true, too. I wonder if John Mara has new glass frames yet or if he’s still sticking with the creepy Jeffrey Dahmer Collection eyeglass frames?

  22. kpinsea says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:58 am
    “This is well documented. It’s called a fact.”

    That’s why you haven’t actually documented it once as you spam these fables.

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    Exposed again:

    Just before Roger Goodell went to testify in a hearing involving Ray Rice, he found himself next to Peter Ginsberg, Rice’s lawyer, in the bathroom, at the urinal. Ginsberg joked, Roger, look, we’ve got to stop running into each other like this. And Goodell didn’t laugh, according to Ginsberg. Didn’t smile. Not even for appearances. He just silently left the bathroom.

    Of all the lawyers Goodell had dealt with, Ginsberg was perhaps the one he despised the most. Ginsberg had represented players in two of the NFL’s highest profile player-discipline cases—Rice in the elevator incident with his fiancée, and Jonathan Vilma in the Bountygate scandal—and was front and center in the media, attacking Goodell and the league and its practices. Ginsberg knew how to make Goodell squirm, his face turn red. The first time Ginsberg represented someone in front of Goodell, he pleaded for leniency for his client, and Goodell stood up, wagged his finger, and said, “Don’t you ever lecture me again!” Later, during a Bountygate hearing, Ginsberg spoke for 45 minutes, uninterrupted, lecturing the room on the flaws in the NFL’s case, and then he left the room, bringing Vilma with him, robbing Goodell of any chance to respond.

  23. kcchefs58 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:33 am
    @dannyabramowitz

    With all of that, the league continues to increase its revenue. That’s job #1 of any CEO.
    ——-
    But it’s not like the league was losing money when he took over, they were already printing money like the Treasury. Yeah, revenues have gone up since he took over, but is ALL of that really do to Roger’s “steady hand” or is he just riding the gravy train and his job is to make sure it doesn’t crash? In football terms, I’d say he’s closer to Barry Switzer than Jimmy Johnson… and remember how the Switzer era ended for the Cowboys? We could see the same thing in 2020 when the collective bargaining agreement needs to be renewed!

  24. Oh, so Goodell doesn’t have conversations with the guy at the urinal next to him? I like him more now that I know he isn’t a bathroom talker.

  25. RegisHawk says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Those who pushed the blatantly false narrative that the league office’s tax-exempt status meant that the teams and owners aren’t paying taxes…

    …otherwise known as “here at PFT”…
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    The league office dropped their tax-exempt status a couple of years ago, so that isn’t an issue.

    Each individual team pays taxes.

  26. No! Goodell has allowed the tradition and integrity of the NFL to deteriorate. Allowing teams to re-locate, thus betraying fan loyalty. Buffalo is next..to San Antonio.The NFL should renovate not relocate. Change the charter.

  27. @tylawpick6

    You crack me up you are as bad as logicalvoice. Always crying that everyone is out to get the Patriots. LoL get over it

  28. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    100%

    Revenue dipped a whopping 12% from 2015 —> 2016.

    So, stop lying and regurgitating the lies like Goodel does.
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    WTH are you talking about and what is the source for your revenue numbers other than your own fevered imagination? Here are some actual sources and numbers. Per the Sports Business Journal, Marketwatch, Statista and PFT revenue has increased every year. 2014 $11.09B, 2015 $12.16B, 2016 $13.19B and projected for 2017 $14.2B. A drop in ratings does not equal a drop in revenue for the league as the rights fees are already in place. Even your ratings numbers are off. Ratings through the end of October were off 12% but final regular season ratings totals were down 8% and the playoffs 10%. When you are going so far as to call someone a liar it falls on you to back it up. So please, enough with the name calling and either cite some sources or be man enough to apologize for getting so egregiously out of hand.

  29. I can run the NFL and make the money the NFL does. It’s a gravy train and even a chimp can run it. Technology is the reason the NFL got huge, nothing to do with the owners and people running it.

  30. bighoser says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:18 am
    kcchefs58 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:33 am
    @dannyabramowitz

    With all of that, the league continues to increase its revenue. That’s job #1 of any CEO.
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    But it’s not like the league was losing money when he took over, they were already printing money like the Treasury. Yeah, revenues have gone up since he took over, but is ALL of that really do to Roger’s “steady hand” or is he just riding the gravy train and his job is to make sure it doesn’t crash? In football terms, I’d say he’s closer to Barry Switzer than Jimmy Johnson… and remember how the Switzer era ended for the Cowboys? We could see the same thing in 2020 when the collective bargaining agreement needs to be renewed!

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    They don’t get that. Rozelle and Tagliabue rarely, if ever, sat over a league that was not growing steadily.

    And, they never saw a 12% drop in ratings from 1 year to the next, either.

    If MOST of the money is tied to the tv deals, ratings drops in successive seasons would be a disaster for Goodell’s targeted goal.

    You have to have the ratings increases to see that revenue and if he tries to lie, the broadcast companies won’t buy it.

  31. cafetero1075 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:45 am
    I can run the NFL and make the money the NFL does. It’s a gravy train and even a chimp can run it. Technology is the reason the NFL got huge, nothing to do with the owners and people running it.

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    Yep.

    And dopey Millennials who obsess over said technology who play in 76 fantasy leagues each year.

    Goodell didn’t invent such things.

  32. aarons444 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:46 am
    As long as he continues his crusade against the Evil Empire, I’m all for it.

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    So, you’re admitting to being a cheater like some owners and Goodell.

    Duly noted.

    You are why the cheating by Goodell exists in the first place.

  33. a) Not sure how a bathroom scene with a lawyer qualifies as a “well documented fact” regarding ratings. The truth is, the ratings were down 12% pre-election, so maybe you could go get some prior election-year data (read: facts) to compare. NOTE: Post-election (and for the playoffs), the ratings came back up, although they were still negative. Of course, if you leave those “facts” out of your diatribe, it makes your point look better than it is.

    b) If you can’t spell allegiance, the NHL doesn’t want you; but neither do we, so good luck with Curling.

    c) MMack: Yes, I know. That wasn’t the point.

    d) I know we’re all upset that Viserion got turned into an undead wight-dragon, but that’s no reason to go flying off the handle today.

  34. You are why the cheating by Goodell exists in the first place.
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    I highly doubt the hoodie and hat I bought last year did much to sway 32 $BILLIONAIRES to retain or dispose of their lap dog.

  35. RegisHawk says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:51 am
    a) Not sure how a bathroom scene with a lawyer qualifies as a “well documented fact” regarding ratings. The truth is, the ratings were down 12% pre-election, so maybe you could go get some prior election-year data (read: facts) to compare. NOTE: Post-election (and for the playoffs), the ratings came back up, although they were still negative. Of course, if you leave those “facts” out of your diatribe, it makes your point look better than it is.

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    That is one snippet from an SI piece on Goodell’s true behavior behind closed doors. I happen to believe the piece because the writer names sources.

    It’s a complete 180 of MOST articles written by BSPN, Rolling Stone or other outlets who completely fabricate stories about the Patriots.

    Get it?

    Ya see, you learn about what a primary source is and how important it is when being able to deduce whether something is true or not.

    This is learned in college. Good luck in 11th grade this year.

  36. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    100%

    Revenue dipped a whopping 12% from 2015 —> 2016.

    So, stop lying and regurgitating the lies like Goodel does.
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    WTH are you talking about and what is the source for your revenue numbers other than your own fevered imagination? Here are some actual sources and numbers. Per the Sports Business Journal, Marketwatch, Statista and PFT revenue has increased every year. 2014 $11.09B, 2015 $12.16B, 2016 $13.19B and projected for 2017 $14.2B. A drop in ratings does not equal a drop in revenue for the league as the rights fees are already in place. Even your ratings numbers are off. Ratings through the end of October were off 12% but final regular season ratings totals were down 8% and the playoffs 10%. When you are going so far as to call someone a liar it falls on you to back it up. So please, enough with the name calling and either cite some sources or be man enough to apologize for getting so egregiously out of hand.

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    Correct, I meant to type ratings. You are correct. But, the ratings are tied to eventual league revenue.

    Did you see what happened to ESPN recently? A second round of mass layoffs in the last 5 years.

    And, I know EXACTLY what I am talking about with regards to less people watching. The TV deal is the whole reason why dopes run around claiming Goodell is “single-handedly” growing the league.

    He was NOT present during the final negotiations. He and the lawyers were forced from the room and Kraft brokered the deal with the NFLPA.

    A monkey could oversee the league and the eventual revenue would still be the same.

  37. aarons444 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    You are why the cheating by Goodell exists in the first place.
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    I highly doubt the hoodie and hat I bought last year did much to sway 32 $BILLIONAIRES to retain or dispose of their lap dog.

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    Yes, but what are the ratings of a Thurs night game compared to a Sunday afternoon game?

  38. Correct, I meant to type ratings. You are correct. But, the ratings are tied to eventual league revenue.

    Did you see what happened to ESPN recently? A second round of mass layoffs in the last 5 years.
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    Uhhh.. how and why does ESPN fit into this?

    They’re a garbage network that lost their core demographic 10 years ago. They dumped sports, turned into wannabe TMZ, and they’re getting exactly what they deserve. If not for Monday Night Football, I would NEVER watch the trash they air.

    But what ON EARTH does that have to do with the NFL?……

  39. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    That is one snippet from an SI piece on Goodell’s true behavior behind closed doors. I happen to believe the piece because the writer names sources.

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    Yes, it’s one snippet you offered in response to a demand for actual proof of your “12% ratings drop”. It’s a non-sequitur…wrap your supposed college education around those 4 syllables while you’re busy making things up.

  40. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Correct, I meant to type ratings. You are correct. But, the ratings are tied to eventual league revenue.
    ——————

    Ahem, you called someone that said revenue has gone up every year a liar and you owe an apology. Man up or shut up. Here’s the exchange:

    @dannyabramowitz

    With all of that, the league continues to increase its revenue. That’s job #1 of any CEO.

    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:50 am
    Revenue dipped a whopping 12% from 2015 —> 2016.

    So, stop lying and regurgitating the lies like Goodel does.

  41. Uhhh.. how and why does ESPN fit into this?

    They’re a garbage network that lost their core demographic 10 years ago. They dumped sports, turned into wannabe TMZ, and they’re getting exactly what they deserve. If not for Monday Night Football, I would NEVER watch the trash they air.

    But what ON EARTH does that have to do with the NFL?……

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    umm; they have a gigantic
    mnf contract with goodell
    are you this dense?

    the profit comes from the tv deals, mostl
    it is why kahn signs up the jags to play home games every year

  42. i am still laughing at goodell lyjng for damage control
    when he said ratings dropped due to the election, but never
    have the nfl ratings tied to tv revenue, ever dropped in an election
    year before

    absolutely priceless

  43. Well, I can see why Jerry Jones is not one of the 6 owners. I’ve still got my popcorn ready 🙂 (but, I bet Mara is)

  44. RegisHawk says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    That is one snippet from an SI piece on Goodell’s true behavior behind closed doors. I happen to believe the piece because the writer names sources.

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    Yes, it’s one snippet you offered in response to a demand for actual proof of your “12% ratings drop”. It’s a non-sequitur…wrap your supposed college education around those 4 syllables while you’re busy making things up.

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    umm what? yes, there was a 12% ratings drop

    goodell tried to tell us the ratings drop, which does masssively effect the revenue long term, especially with broadcast networks needing to feel confident to sign new deals, was tied to the election.

    yes, these are facts

    not a coincidence the ratings dropped after people saw brady
    being cheated by goodell

    $100 they drop again this yea

    fans are dropping like flies because of goodell ruining the league

  45. brendafortheboyz says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm
    Well, I can see why Jerry Jones is not one of the 6 owners. I’ve still got my popcorn ready 🙂 (but, I bet Mara is)

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    yep

    should be interesting to see if this actually gets signed off on and how many owners do not support it

  46. “This very real and meaty wrinkle cuts against the March 2017 efforts of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to involve all owners in the negotiation of the contract with the Commissioner …”

    Maybe this is why the Elliott suspension was six games instead of the usual light sentence.

  47. umm; they have a gigantic
    mnf contract with goodell
    are you this dense?
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    SOOOO… they’re layoffs are a result of that?

    No. Their layoffs are a result of the CRAP they pass off as sports reporting. They lost their audience. And its beyond the point of no return. That happened WELL before the MNF deal.

    MNF may be keeping them alive. Similar to DirecTV and the Sunday Ticket package.

  48. the 6 owners involved ? all protected, cheating franchises:

    woody johnson, john mara, bisciotti, irsay, broncos/bowlen family, snyder
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    Spearheaded by the grand master;

    Bob Kraft

  49. aarons444 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    the 6 owners involved ? all protected, cheating franchises:

    woody johnson, john mara, bisciotti, irsay, broncos/bowlen family, snyder
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    Spearheaded by the grand master;

    Bob Kraft

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    yeah, right

    more like the guy who saved goodell from embarrassment

    during the ray rice cheating fiasco by goodell bob kraft said:

    “roger is on very thin ice”

    kraft being buddies with goodell is a myth

  50. This just gets better and better. “Its Sunday, time to watch some footba – oh wait, Roger Goodell is the NFL commissioner, so instead I’ll take my family to the movies” <- nobody ever.

  51. during the ray rice cheating fiasco by goodell bob kraft said:

    “roger is on very thin ice”
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    4 years later, Rogers Rule set to be extended indefinitely..

  52. 4 years later, Roger has lied about another team’s player and will be sued and brought into court to lose again.

    Enough will be enough come 2020.

    It’s only a matter of time.

  53. The NFL doesn’t care if you hate its Commissioner. His job is making money and protecting the brand. They don’t sell Goodell jerseys. The bitter fans of teams and players who’ve had their hands slapped for shady activity while employed by a corporation need some warm milk. He hasn’t ruined anything except fantasy leagues. It’s obvious fans don’t hold bad owners, crooked coaches or criminal players accountable so someone has to and it’s him. No team has been ruined because of Roger Goodell. They’ve been ruined by poor management and employees who can’t follow simple work rules or local laws.

  54. I have definitely watched less football every year for the last few years. I hardly recognize the game anymore. Receiver used to be a tough position to play, now the only ones with easier jobs are punters. Defense used to be fair competition for offense. The league protects QBs better than the line, and there is a commercial break or “replay brought to you by Viagra” on every play. That wasn’t the case even 10 years ago.

  55. @tylawspick you have lost any semblance of credibility. 7 posts after getting called out the second time and just couldn’t man up, smh

  56. The only thing that will get Goodell out is declining attendance at NFL stadiums, and declining TV ratings. Well, we have one of two already.

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