Report: Roger Goodell close to contract extension through 2024

AP

If labor unrest in the NFL’s future is a “virtual certainty,” we know who’s going to be presiding over it.

According to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Daily, the league is close to a deal with commissioner Roger Goodell to extend his contract.

Goodell’s current deal expires after the 2019 season, but this would take him through 2024.

And with the CBA set to expire after the 2020 season, that would mean Goodell will again be representing owners.

It’s unclear what the salary parameters will be for Goodell, since there seems to be a faction of owners who want to see him make less than he has in the past.

107 responses to “Report: Roger Goodell close to contract extension through 2024

  1. He should get about 50 million$$ bonus. The bonus comes from all the PR stunts the NFL does that lines the pockets of the owner. Like the National Anthem PR stunt. The BLM stunt. They are trying to get new people interested and those hate groups dont do regular activities so this is the only way to reach the new demographics. The NFL cant have just $xxx dollars flowing in. Then need at least $xxx more. Pinky and the Brain runs the NFL

  2. This will be filled with “Why?” type of posts. Moderation probably prevents Godwin’s Law from popping up too.

    Most of the “why” posts will be by people who really don’t understand what Goodell’s job is and just to whom he answers. They blame Roger for enacting the policies of the owners and owners, so long as they keep making money will keep RG.

    All the hand twisting and worrying and press over the Brady and Zeke suspensions hasn’t hurt the NFL in a meaningful financial manner. MAYBE they’ve lost some money but nothing they can quantify to the point where they feel like they’d do better with someone else.

    Yeah – I know – you all quit buying NFL jerseys and merch – but this is a VERY small slice of the NFL public here. It’s a rounding error. Chances are the NFL throws away more expired field chalk than everyone here would spend in a lifetime on NFL merchandise.

    RG won’t go because he makes them money and takes the heat off the owners when it comes to unpopular decisions and THAT is why he also makes the money he does as well.

  3. “If labor unrest in the NFL’s future is a “virtual certainty,” we know who’s going to be presiding over it”

    Yepp, the NFLPA will be at the root of it. I just wonder if they’ll kneel before the meetings.

  4. This is strictly on the owners. They want this guy to be the face of the NFL. Apparently they think the fans will put up with anything.

  5. GOOD! He has done an EXCELLENT job keeping the players in check. He won against the evil NFLPA.
    THe liberal sports media should be jumping for joy because they can continue to bash him (undeservedly so) for another 7 years.
    Thank God that we have an NFL CEO with some balls to stand up against the idiocy of the players, the out-of-control liberal media, and their useless/pathetic union.

  6. This is 100% being pushed by Mara:
    1) The previous owners’ employing committee was comprised of Blank (Falcons), Kraft (Patriots) and Richardson (Panthers). After Richardson stepped down, it should have looked bad for Goodell, but Mara and Rooney wanted to expand the committee (clearly an attempt to reduce Kraft’s influence) and so now Mara and Rooney are also on the committee, along with McNair (Texans) and Hunt (Chiefs).
    2) Back in April, it was Mara himself who pushed this committee expansion news out to Sports Business Daily, along with the statement that Goodell is still the league’s “No.1 pick” for 2019.

  7. Once again, the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated. And he will thus continue to live rent free in the heads of so many.

  8. NFL finished. There is no rational explanation for this.

    Doubling down when you’re that deep in the hole, never works.

    Expect ratings to drop significantly again, especially when Elliott sues.

  9. The NFL has peaked. With all the divas, me first players, protests and now Goodell soon to be getting an extension when every fan knows he sucks ratings will continue to drop. I hope I’m wrong but I don’t see how I could be at this point. You can’t watch espn anymore to just hear about football. You have to hear about everything going on besides football including the politics and racial dividing. Rome is falling.

  10. The greedy owners are apparently brain dead…

    Wait until ratings plummet even more this year.

  11. The Owner’s love him. He makes them plenty of money and takes ALL the heat for their stupidity.

  12. Ratings dropped 12% last year. This is a clear panic move by John Mara and other cheating owners who are pissing in the faces of the fans.

    They think by showing solidarity in the faces of the fans after more cheating and before Elliott sues, on the heels of the NFLPA’s comments, as they go back and forth, is some kind of a smart move. It won’t be.

    Or. it’s a bluff outright, to mess with the NFLPA.

    No one gets a new job after under-performing to this degree.

    The NFL has maxed out of the N. American market and ratings will likely fall yet again with this news.

    And, Jax is still in Jax and not in London, with no possibility of any stability or momentum in sight.

    Success never follows in the face of delusion.

  13. Yuck, yuck yuck. Can’t believe that Bob Kraft would sign off on this but who knows. Peter principal at work here. Honestly, they can’t find somebody more qualified than Roger?

  14. He’s the owners money, so he stays. Unfortunate but true.

    And yet I don’t know how the owners can ignore how poorly he’s running things. At some point bad PR has to have an effect on the bottom line.

  15. Labor unrest would come regardless of Roger as the commish or not. NFLPA’s leadership has already said they’r pushing for it. 4 years out.

    They’ve alreadys stated that they will not negotiate in good faith basically. League owners may as well roll with RG then. Why make a new guy deal with that?

  16. Roger Goodell is extremely good at his job. Most people don’t understand this because they don’t know what Goodell’s job really is. His entire job is to be the owners’ fall guy. He takes the heat for every crappy thing the owners want done; and the commentary in this thread alone demonstrates just how good he really is at what his job really is.

  17. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    August 21, 2017 at 8:47 am
    Roger Goodell is extremely good at his job. Most people don’t understand this because they don’t know what Goodell’s job really is. His entire job is to be the owners’ fall guy. He takes the heat for every crappy thing the owners want done; and the commentary in this thread alone demonstrates just how good he really is at what his job really is.

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    The fact this is true will eventually sink the NFL. Treating the customer this poorly is not a signal of success.

    No rational, educated American can explain how this man can lie constantly and be considered a success.

    It’s the equivalent of the mob taunting the authorities, knowing the police can do nothing about it.

    Eventually, it ends badly.

  18. rodge is the man. dude is the fall guy for everything bad in the nfl and gets no credit for the money pouring in.

  19. defscottyb says:
    August 21, 2017 at 8:53 am
    He’s doing a great job, good for him.

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    Yes, a 12% drop in ratings, more lying and cheating, means great long term success for the NFL and he’s really doing a great job. lol

    All other sports commissioners follow his lead and also have this amount of drama and baggage tied to their seasons, too.

    Yes. You sure a smart guy.

  20. Well…as if it being Monday wasn’t bad enough.

    Seriously though, as much as the fans and players despise him, from a owner’s perspective he’s doing a good job. He keeps us talking about the NFL all throughout the year. I wouldn’t be inclined to cut him either if I was an owner. But as a fan I’m cursing this news.

  21. hodag54501 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 7:50 am
    This is strictly on the owners. They want this guy to be the face of the NFL. Apparently they think the fans will put up with anything.
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    We have so far so they aren’t wrong.

  22. I don’t understand…everybody swore that Tom Brady was going to own the NFL after his lawsuit and he was going to fire Goodell.

  23. kcchefs58 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 7:46 am

    The league’s revenue continues to increase. Business owners usually like stuff like that.

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    To be fair, a business owner who doesn’t like stuff like that isn’t going to be a business owner very long…

  24. dryzzt23 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 8:03 am
    GOOD! He has done an EXCELLENT job keeping the players in check. He won against the evil NFLPA.
    THe liberal sports media should be jumping for joy because they can continue to bash him (undeservedly so) for another 7 years.
    Thank God that we have an NFL CEO with some balls to stand up against the idiocy of the players, the out-of-control liberal media, and their useless/pathetic union.

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    Huh? I am a conservative and have no clue what you are talking about. This Commissioner has outright lied numerous times, he has threatened to suspend players who refused to come to a meeting with him in spite of having zero evidence that they did anything wrong, he has promoted playing games in other countries, he has pushed for an 18 game schedule, he has been totally inconsistent with investigations and punishment, and he supported the owners sticking it to the fans by adding exorbitant seat licensing fees to the cost of keeping season tickets that they had for many years. That forced many fans to give their season tickets up.
    How, exactly, has he “kept the players in check”? We just witnessed an off season where even back up QB’s have gotten huge contracts. The percentage of players who have been arrested or suspended is higher than ever before, so how is that “keeping them in check”? We read or hear about players being suspended or arrested on a weekly and sometimes even daily basis.
    As for the NFLPA, they are no more evil than the owners are. I have little use for them or the owner based on all of them having contempt for the fans, but to praise Goodell and slam them is ludicrous.
    Everything you need to know about Goodell and the fans was demonstrated by the Philly fans at the draft. They booed him every time he walked on stage, and rightly so. They know he’s as phony as the day is long and he would have gotten the same reaction in every NFL city.
    Under Goodell’s watch, they locked out the players in 2011, then they locked out the officials in 2012 and hired scab officials to take their place, they tried to hide the truth about concussions, they botched the Ray Rice investigation, then went after Tom Brady and the Patriots with a vengeance to try to restore their credibility, they played regular season games in Europe, and they’ve changed the rules so many times that no one knows what they are anymore. If that’s your definition of doing an “excellent” job, I could not disagree more.
    Goodell is lucky because the tv money that has been thrown at him and the owners has been astounding. But tv ratings have dropped, and that could mean trouble for them if it continues.
    Goodell is successful in spite of himself. He reminds me of so many corporate heads who we’ve seen almost destroy their companies and then are handed millions of dollars and stock options to walk away. Hell, I could do that!

  25. If I were an owner, and saw profits grow as they have, I’d give him a new contract as well. As a fan, I have to believe that he’s just a plane power hungry bad guy with no moral compass. Well, now we know why he was in Foxboro a couple of weeks ago. We all had a hunch that he wasn’t eating quinoa and kale with Tom & Giselle.

  26. Goodell really is in a no-win situation. He has to enforce a code of behavior. Any discipline will not be accepted by the fans of whatever teams receives it. It doesn’t matter what the player did. They’re not going to care. And they’ll hate him for it. This group expands over time … and never contracts.

  27. teal379 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 7:45 am
    This will be filled with “Why?” type of posts. Moderation probably prevents Godwin’s Law from popping up too.

    Most of the “why” posts will be by people who really don’t understand what Goodell’s job is and just to whom he answers. They blame Roger for enacting the policies of the owners and owners, so long as they keep making money will keep RG.

    All the hand twisting and worrying and press over the Brady and Zeke suspensions hasn’t hurt the NFL in a meaningful financial manner. MAYBE they’ve lost some money but nothing they can quantify to the point where they feel like they’d do better with someone else.

    Yeah – I know – you all quit buying NFL jerseys and merch – but this is a VERY small slice of the NFL public here. It’s a rounding error. Chances are the NFL throws away more expired field chalk than everyone here would spend in a lifetime on NFL merchandise.

    RG won’t go because he makes them money and takes the heat off the owners when it comes to unpopular decisions and THAT is why he also makes the money he does as well.

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    If the NFls’ ratings drop again this year, you are delusuional in thinking they can capture momentum to expand to Europe and China.

    This is a clear PR move, if even true, to thumb their noses at the NFLPA and the NFL paying customer.

    Short term it may not have much effect, but you can bet long term, the eyeballs they want so badly on the tv screens, will fade away in the future.

    MLB thumbed their noses at the average customer, too, and their ratings have dropped wildly since Selig did what he did. They’re still trying to pull out of it.

    No way the NFL can take fledgling product overseas to expand without fans here supporting it.

  28. .
    It’s great to hear from the pro Goodell crowd who are impressed with Roger’s propensity to gouge fans out of their hard earned money. You’re the only ones who think that $10 stadium drafts are a bargain.

    However, before we start dividing ourselves into camps of right and wrong, we should think about how a prolonged strike will affect all of us. I, for one, will be very disappointed if a full season is lost. How great a deal the billionaire owners get is immaterial to me.

    With that said, Goodell will be a major obstacle to labor peace. As anyone in business will attest to, it’s very difficult to conduct a legitimate negotiation with a proven liar. Goodell’s past actions in the Brady, Rice and Peterson etc affairs will haunt the NFL’s (and my) future. Bringing in a new face would have rendered those old points moot.
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  29. redlikethepig says:
    August 21, 2017 at 9:09 am
    Goodell really is in a no-win situation. He has to enforce a code of behavior. Any discipline will not be accepted by the fans of whatever teams receives it. It doesn’t matter what the player did. They’re not going to care. And they’ll hate him for it. This group expands over time … and never contracts.

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    Why did Goodell protect a guilty man (Ray Rice) and punished one who is very likely innocent?

    Can you answer this?

  30. It will be interesting to see how enthusiastic owners are when the entire 2020 season is cancelled, and removal of Goodell is union demand No. 1.

  31. pastabelly says:
    August 21, 2017 at 9:08 am
    If I were an owner, and saw profits grow as they have, I’d give him a new contract as well. As a fan, I have to believe that he’s just a plane power hungry bad guy with no moral compass. Well, now we know why he was in Foxboro a couple of weeks ago. We all had a hunch that he wasn’t eating quinoa and kale with Tom & Giselle.

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    Goodell failed in negotiating the current CBA. He’s done nothing. If anything, Bob Kraft is responsible for that deal in 2011.

    It is widely documented and reported. Goodell is a failure and ratings dropped 12% last year, very likely with another serious drop coming this year.

    The NFL doubling down as a response to DeMaurice Smith’s comments, will not work and will be the death knell.

    MLB still hasn’t recovered from their steroid scandals and lying, so growth isn’t there, just like with the NFL now.

    Try reading about the facts.

    GM, Chrysler and Ford once told us “all is well” right before the economic crash, too.

  32. I just don’t see why the NFL owners pay him so much?
    If he was paid half of what they pay him would he leave?
    Does he have competing jobs he could take that would pay him more?
    Doesn’t being head of the NFL have a lot of prestige?
    It’s fun, and probably doesn’t require long working hours like some other jobs do.
    Lastly, couldn’t a good replacement be found for half the price?

  33. After the way Goodell his sting operation against the Patriots, put together a bogus Wells Report, framed Brady and make up lies about him ‘destroying’ his cell phone, and seemed to care about PSI on only 1 day and has gone back to not caring about it, he should have had the decency to resign. Hasn’t he gotten the hint yet?

  34. I’m not saying I like the guy. His utter lack of likability is a big part of what makes him good at his job. If you guys want the owners to keep Goodell around forever, just keep crying about him while giving the owners a pass. Buying into Goodell as the evil mastermind makes about as much sense as believing in professional wrestling “heels.”

  35. He makes the owners tons of money. He is the face for the fans (and even players) to hate. It allows the owners to just roll out when there is a positive photo op and make boat loads of money. Why is anyone surprised the owners want to keep him around?

  36. At this point I would pay to see the NFL REPLAY the great games of YESTERYEAR on Sundays. Imagine if they got more viewership than the actual live games? I’m over 50 years old so thats why I would like it.

  37. Ray Rice
    Replacement Refs
    Deflategate/Patriots eternal revenge tour
    6 teams moving to LA
    Concussion science coverups
    Bountygate
    Bullygate
    Violating caps when there was no cap gate
    Watering the league down with parity
    Rewarding tanking teams
    Lying
    Moving a team to London
    Beijing Bills
    Thursday Night Football
    Pandering to corrosive social engineers

    Have fun, fools.

  38. weepingjebus says:
    August 21, 2017 at 9:38 am
    Ray Rice
    Replacement Refs
    Deflategate/Patriots eternal revenge tour
    6 teams moving to LA
    Concussion science coverups
    Bountygate
    Bullygate
    Violating caps when there was no cap gate
    Watering the league down with parity
    Rewarding tanking teams
    Lying
    Moving a team to London
    Beijing Bills
    Thursday Night Football
    Pandering to corrosive social engineers

    Have fun, fools.

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    Nice list, but:

    You forgot Framegate I (“Spygate”), stealing 100 million from the union last year and being caught, and trying to frame Ezekiel Elliott.

    Can’t wait for him to tell us ratings dropped due to the eclipse, for Jax to move to London, the Bills to move to Beijing and the Thursday night ratings are surging due to Trump being president.

    Bye bye NFL.

  39. twinfan24 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 9:26 am
    He makes the owners tons of money. He is the face for the fans (and even players) to hate. It allows the owners to just roll out when there is a positive photo op and make boat loads of money. Why is anyone surprised the owners want to keep him around?

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    Stop saying this. No, he doesn’t. He doesn’t do anything personally to make them money. If you put Mickey Mouse in his suit, nothing changes.

    Go research some of the comments by some owners. They say things like “he’s on thin ice” and “a better commissioner would be making us more money”..The NFL has maxed out the N. American market. There is 0% chance they can move teams into Europe and China right now, regardless of the sales pitch. Goodell has failed.

    Ratings dropped 12% last year in one year. That is an enormous percentage for a multi billion dollar operation.

    And, when it’s clear Elliott has been framed with that hanging over the league, ratings will drop again.

    This is a desperation move by the NFL to show solidarity in a return of serve from DeMaurice Smith’s comments from the other day, on the heels of the Elliott framejob.

    How any of this is good for the attempted continued growth of the NFL, is beyond anyone with a college degree.

    At some point, the chickens come home to roost. Bud Selig never survived either. MLB’s ratings are still tumbling because they only pandered to corporate America and ignored the paying customer for years and years.

    The NFL is doing the same thing.

    Diehard fans have had enough.

  40. The NFL has enjoyed some short term boosts born of short term thinking. In today’s corporate world that frequently gets executives promoted and/or extended. But when long term reality hits, executives that failed to do longer term thinking (on behalf of the organization) get exposed and usually bought out to leave. They themselves are fine because of those parachites (because for themselves they thought ahead) but the organizations after they get rid of them need to see if the long term damage is survivable or not. If the organization produces a oroduct or service the public isnt going to stop consuming they will usually survive but can still eat a pretty bad slump.

  41. funny how Pats fans are complaining about him. None of them complained when he destroyed all the tapes from spygate as well as his friendship with Kraft.

  42. Goodell is laughing in your faces all the way to the bank. The owners are drinking champagne as they walk on the NFLPAs grave.

    De Smith is the person most fans should be mad at but they focus on Roger.

    Wake up.

  43. “Why did Goodell protect a guilty man (Ray Rice) and punished one who is very likely innocent?

    Can you answer this?”

    Yes. The innocent guy in question plays for your team. Every fan thinks this way.

  44. Not a surprise. There is a lot of this going around. Be completely incompetent at your job and keep it since the rich guys are still making money.

  45. Some of you guys are very misinformed on the spygate tapes. The destruction of tapes was part of the punishment and hurt the Patriots. It put them at a competative disadvantage because they lost their library while all other teams still had theirs. Why anyone would think the Patriots would have been happy about that is beyond me, if you hate the Patriots you should be loving that.

  46. 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.

  47. kcchefs58 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 7:46 am
    The league’s revenue continues to increase. Business owners usually like stuff like that.

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    100% FALSE

    Ratings dropped a whopping 12% last year. Fans are finding too much baggage tied to the NFL product and Goodell is the big reason why.

  48. Bishop Knight 3 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:13 am
    Some of you guys are very misinformed on the spygate tapes. The destruction of tapes was part of the punishment and hurt the Patriots. It put them at a competative disadvantage because they lost their library while all other teams still had theirs. Why anyone would think the Patriots would have been happy about that is beyond me, if you hate the Patriots you should be loving that.

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    Not to mention it was to cover for the fact Goodell was cheating the Pats. He changed the wording in the gameday manual making the sidelines for road teams, also against the rules, but he didn’t get it into the Constitution and Bylaws for a vote.

    So, if fans saw other teams also in violation of this supposed horrifying mis-step by BB, Goodell’s cheating (punishment) would be seen just as that. Cheating against the Pats.

    All of the teams coming into Foxborough with a video coordinator standing on Gillette’s sidelines would mean Goodell would have to also punish all those teams in violation.

  49. Great to read all the comments by the people trolled into thinking Goodell is a problem. The NFL is going to keep making money and none of the faux-mad people here are going to ever follow through with their pledge to stop watching.

  50. mvalvt says:
    August 21, 2017 at 9:51 am
    The NFL has $13.3 BILLION reasons to not change.

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    Clueless.

    Revenue down a whopping 12% from 2015–>2016.

    They have EVERY reason to get a new suit in there. The paying NFL customer has had enough.

    Wait until BB and Brady retire and the revenues drop even more.

    For an organization that seeks to expand to Europe or China, 13.3 billion is not close to enough.

  51. rolltide510 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Great to read all the comments by the people trolled into thinking Goodell is a problem.
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    Goodell is a problem. He is a duplicitous liar. If that’s the kind of guy that they want running the NFL, well, it’s their money.

  52. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:45 am
    Bishop Knight 3 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:13 am
    Some of you guys are very misinformed on the spygate tapes. The destruction of tapes was part of the punishment and hurt the Patriots. It put them at a competative disadvantage because they lost their library while all other teams still had theirs. Why anyone would think the Patriots would have been happy about that is beyond me, if you hate the Patriots you should be loving that.

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    Not to mention it was to cover for the fact Goodell was cheating the Pats. He changed the wording in the gameday manual making the sidelines for road teams, also against the rules, but he didn’t get it into the Constitution and Bylaws for a vote.

    So, if fans saw other teams also in violation of this supposed horrifying mis-step by BB, Goodell’s cheating (punishment) would be seen just as that. Cheating against the Pats.

    All of the teams coming into Foxborough with a video coordinator standing on Gillette’s sidelines would mean Goodell would have to also punish all those teams in violation.

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    No he wouldnt. Taping is legal. Folks seem to forget that all the recording done by all teams except for that done by one camera on one day is perfectly legal. What the Patriots were guilty of was having that one camera out of position in the first game of the first week after that rule change. And ironically, the footage from that camera is rhe one tape that didnt get destroyed. A person had to have been living under a rock not to have seen it over and over on national TV with how many times they played it. I even saw it this past offseason as part of a documentary on, where else, the NFL channel.

  53. No he wouldnt. Taping is legal. Folks seem to forget that all the recording done by all teams except for that done by one camera on one day is perfectly legal. What the Patriots were guilty of was having that one camera out of position in the first game of the first week after that rule change. And ironically, the footage from that camera is rhe one tape that didnt get destroyed. A person had to have been living under a rock not to have seen it over and over on national TV with how many times they played it. I even saw it this past offseason as part of a documentary on, where else, the NFL channel.

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    Do you have a reading comprehension problem? Of course taping is legal. Teams never cared about giving the visiting team a spot, necessarily.

    We saw some of Walsh’s tapes showing a designated spot (2001 AFC Title game vs Pitt) and sometimes not (SD in 2002).

    It comes down to a matter of the NFL doing its job consistently. When they didn’t do it consistently, NE was framed (Spygate and Deflategate).

    Get it?

    The bottom line is, NE won 3 SBs in 4 years, and so they hired a puppet to do whatever he could publicly to steal draft picks to try to weaken them. It’s not a coincidence Tagliabue was removed after doing an outstanding job taking over for Rozelle, overseeing some incredible accomplishments for the league.

    If people cared about filming signals, there is no way teams would be allowed to film. You know, common sense stuff.

    If people cared about .02 of PSI droppping below 12.5 during a game, the NFL would have PSI gauges being used on the balls during games on a continual basis.

    Nothing ever adds up with Goodell, which is how you can tell he’s lying every time the dust clears.

    No other sports league is managed in such unethical ways.

  54. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:28 am

    No other sports league is managed in such unethical ways.
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    FIFA is pretty corrupt.

  55. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 11:28 am
    No he wouldnt. Taping is legal. Folks seem to forget that all the recording done by all teams except for that done by one camera on one day is perfectly legal. What the Patriots were guilty of was having that one camera out of position in the first game of the first week after that rule change. And ironically, the footage from that camera is rhe one tape that didnt get destroyed. A person had to have been living under a rock not to have seen it over and over on national TV with how many times they played it. I even saw it this past offseason as part of a documentary on, where else, the NFL channel.

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    Do you have a reading comprehension problem? Of course taping is legal. Teams never cared about giving the visiting team a spot, necessarily.

    We saw some of Walsh’s tapes showing a designated spot (2001 AFC Title game vs Pitt) and sometimes not (SD in 2002).

    It comes down to a matter of the NFL doing its job consistently. When they didn’t do it consistently, NE was framed (Spygate and Deflategate).

    Get it?

    The bottom line is, NE won 3 SBs in 4 years, and so they hired a puppet to do whatever he could publicly to steal draft picks to try to weaken them. It’s not a coincidence Tagliabue was removed after doing an outstanding job taking over for Rozelle, overseeing some incredible accomplishments for the league.

    If people cared about filming signals, there is no way teams would be allowed to film. You know, common sense stuff.

    If people cared about .02 of PSI droppping below 12.5 during a game, the NFL would have PSI gauges being used on the balls during games on a continual basis.

    Nothing ever adds up with Goodell, which is how you can tell he’s lying every time the dust clears.

    No other sports league is managed in such unethical ways.

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    Sorry, I’m just not as smart as you millenials. Not even close.

  56. Goodell is well liked by most of the owners because he makes them hundreds of millions of dollars. A few owners dislike him, but not enough to mess with their large incomes. The NFLPA threatening a strike didn’t bother Goodell at all. Just like last time, the owners will say “Do you want more money or power? Pick one, you can’t have both” The players ALWAYS pick more money, the owners/the league retain all the power, and the players cry about it later. Wash, rinse, repeat.

  57. Goodell is like the worst bartender on spring break: regardless of how bad he is, the league wil make a ton of money..not because of him: in spite of him..he may be the worst commissioner in sports history.he and Bowie Kuhn

  58. 5280broncosfan says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Goodell is well liked by most of the owners because he makes them hundreds of millions of dollars.
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    If Goodell is nothing more than a stooge and a fall guy for the owners, how exactly does he make them any money?

  59. Player discipline – horrible
    TNF – horrible
    Officiating – horrible

    That falls on the feet of Goodell doing the owners bidding ?!?!?!?!

    K got it

  60. I will not stop watching, but I will watch on a non-sanctioned streaming service. He may get his contract, but my money will not be part of his compensation. I never cared about who the Commisioner is (in any sport) before this guy made the game and league unrecognizable from the one I grew up watching. If teams do move to another continent, I am out completely. Jet lag is a real thing.

  61. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    August 21, 2017 at 9:20 am
    I’m not saying I like the guy. His utter lack of likability is a big part of what makes him good at his job. If you guys want the owners to keep Goodell around forever, just keep crying about him while giving the owners a pass. Buying into Goodell as the evil mastermind makes about as much sense as believing in professional wrestling “heels.”
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    Understanding of course that every owner (except one in NY) is not above his inspection when it comes to player disciple. It’s not about likability at all when it comes to player discipline. It’s about his out of control ego to met out “justice” capriciously and arbitrary.

  62. Fixed it for you …

    thelewsite says:
    August 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm
    I heard Robert Kraft was part of the small committee to approve this. He was wearing a new cologne…. “Complicit or else”.

  63. Wait until BB and Brady retire and the revenues drop even more.
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    I expect the opposite.

    Revenues will skyrocket as fans will have renewed enthusiam that their team can actually win a Title.

  64. I’m not entirely sold on this story. Goodell may get an extension but it’s clear everyone from players to owners to media know this guy does not work in good faith, plus given the owners have been quietly undermining him with over-his-head league office hires and quiet talks with the NFLPA for a new personal conduct policy – and with reason now to take seriously NFLPA threats to refuse the 2021 season – I’m not convinced the owners are truly pleased with his job.

    The question I have is – why hasn’t anyone (such as Mitt Romney or Peyton Manning, both mentioned as alternatives) been brought forth as a replacement for Goodell?

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