Wall Street Journal confirms owners have discussed removing Jerry Jones

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I’ve previously resisted paying for online content from the Wall Street Journal. (Primarily because I’m cheap.) Now that I know that their online content includes reporting something that appeared elsewhere three days earlier and presenting it as brand new, I may have to reconsider my position.

This is a weird one for me to write. On one hand, I’m happy to have our somewhat-controversial story publicly vindicated. On the other hand, I’m pissed that the Wall Street Journal presented this as a brand-new “exclusive” item despite knowing damn well that PFT had reported it days before the Wall Street Journal did.

Here’s the news that was confirmed by the Wall Street Journal: Multiple owners have discussed the possibility of removing Jerry Jones as the owner of the Cowboys. It appeared right here on Sunday night, and it caused a stir. Even though some other major outlets ignored it (either because they couldn’t “confirm” it and/or didn’t want to give someone else credit for it), both Stephen Jones and Jerry Jones were asked about it during separate appearances on 105.3 The Fan this week. So it was out there well before it was reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The article from Andrew Beaton notes that Jerry called the possibility of removal “ridiculous” during a Tuesday radio interview. Since he was responding to a question that specifically mentioned the PFT report, it’s obvious that the Wall Street Journal knew that the issue already had been reported when presenting it as something “exclusive.”

The item also confirms that the league specifically regards the instigation by Jones of criticism Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter as conduct detrimental to the league, which is the standard that justifies various penalties up to and including a forced sale of the franchise.

So thank you, Wall Street Journal, for confirming our story. And as to your failure to give proper credit when reporting it, we’re thinking of another two-word phrase that ends with “you.”

93 responses to “Wall Street Journal confirms owners have discussed removing Jerry Jones

  1. Jones arrogance carries no retribution when it involves us “commoners”, but to anoint himself as a regal owner among other billionaires was a major mistake. His arrogance among fellow owners who could buy and sell him everyday of the week was a mistake that might get him tossed out of the club…

  2. Good for you, Mike. It’s ridiculous AND wrong to report something as “exclusive” when it’s in essence old news… and since WSJ has a paywall, that’s just downright offensive to its paying customers.

  3. I’ve previously resisted paying for online content from the Wall Street Journal.

    Then you remembered that you write all that stuff off as a business expense anyway…like your “Every Channel In Existence” cable bill…

  4. “So it boils down to remove Jerry Jones because he has a different opinion.”

    Nope. It’s the lawsuit threat, the media leaks, and jacking up that fool that sells those terrible pizzas. It’s not his opinion.

  5. I’m starting to suspect someone wants the Cowboys franchise currently valued at over $4 Billion, number one in the NFL I believe the Pats are a close second. Could this be a conspiracy? Wait, why would a bunch of honest, honorable billionaires want to beat Jerry our of his team?

  6. patriots123456 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 8:57 am
    So it boils down to remove Jerry Jones because he has a different opinion.

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    No. Not even close. It is because Jerry is willing to hurt the league publicly while while having a tantrum. He can tell the other owners to go to hell all he wants in private but the moment he starts publicly disparaging the league and instigates a business partner to say bad things about the league on his behalf, that is where he crossed the line.

  7. eagleswin says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:14 am
    patriots123456 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 8:57 am
    So it boils down to remove Jerry Jones because he has a different opinion.

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    No. Not even close. It is because Jerry is willing to hurt the league publicly while while having a tantrum. He can tell the other owners to go to hell all he wants in private but the moment he starts publicly disparaging the league and instigates a business partner to say bad things about the league on his behalf, that is where he crossed the line.
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    I thought the collusion with Papa John’s was an unproven suspicion at this point. Then again, is anyone with an objective mind going to trust another NFL investigation? I’m gonna call Zeke and Tom to see what they think. Maybe some Patriots fans too.

  8. No. Not even close. It is because Jerry is willing to hurt the league publicly while while having a tantrum. He can tell the other owners to go to hell all he wants in private but the moment he starts publicly disparaging the league and instigates a business partner to say bad things about the league on his behalf, that is where he crossed the line.
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    No. Not even close Don’t blame this mess on JJ. Wake up The NFL is losing Money It’s time Get the lawyer out of NFL. They’ve been in litigation since Goodell was voted in.

  9. I hope they do it. There’s no reason the NFL shouldn’t become as foolish as Twitter.

    I wonder if their stock price can also drop to a measley 3 cents a share…

  10. Jerry is getting exactly what he deserves. He stood by and even encouraged Goodell to railroad Brady. Jerry just doesn’t like it that Goodell has now focused on Jerry’s player.

  11. patriots123456 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 8:57 am
    So it boils down to remove Jerry Jones because he has a different opinion.
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    Actually no that is not what it boils down to.
    It boils down to removing Jones for threatening to sue his business partners, making disparaging remarks about one of the business partners (called Arthur Bank a liar), influencing one of the league’s sponsors to make disparaging remarks about the league, being an all around a hole, and anything else that he has done behind close doors. If merely having a difference of opinion was all it took Bob Kraft would have been in the same boat a few years ago.

    Oh…and this coming from someone who thinks Goodell must go.

  12. Can anyone explian how this egomaniac blowhard got into the HOF while an active owner? Maybe a movement to strip his status would be in order….

  13. Not a Cowboys fan, far from it (I think JJ is more than a bit senile) but in this instance, I support his decisions. ‘Conduct detrimental’? The handling of tje Ray Rice situation was conduct detrimental. The penalties to Redskins and Cowboys was conducted detrimental. Deflategate was conduct detrimental. Nor being able to define a catch in a way that makes sense is conduct detrimental. When your house is on fire, and everyone can SEE it’s on fire, publicly stating ‘our house is on fire’ is not conduct detrimental. The NFL is on a huge downward spiral and is looking for a scapegoat.

  14. Hamish1314 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:16 am

    JFL, it’s coming, Jones Football League.. you remove ole Jer and he’ll start his own league
    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))
    Nobody would watch that.

  15. Who cares what some owners think, they aren’t forcing Jerry out. He is one of the few owners who actually puts himself on the line to push the nfl further into the mainstream and has grown it into the popular entertainment product it is today. But Jerry’s no fool and sees the league going off of that forward trajectory, which is under Goodell’s leadership and the subsequent, complete degeneration of the commissioners office, which has resulted in a great mistrust of the nfl, by a good number of the monetarily invested fans. One easy solution here is to restore some trust by getting that crooked criminal Goodell out of office. I have never heard of a commissioner embroiled in so many controversies, it is really taking away from the games, which I’ll have to admit have also degenerated in quality, to a level also not seen in a long time.

  16. Imagine the scorched-Earth warfare that would ensue if they tried to take the Cowboys away from Jerrah. Not a Cowboys fan, but taking the team away from Jerry would be the final nail in the coffin for the league.

  17. I’m a Cowboys fan, not a Jerry fan. That said, he’s right on this issue. Goodell should be fired, not renewed. What’s the rush when Goodell is signed through 2018?

  18. Sometimes people get in positions of power and the power effects their ego in a certain way. They end up forgetting what the initial mission was, and they become stubborn and start acting like little babies. They generally don’t surround themselves with sharp people. Then they get out in the world, and everyone else isn’t easily pushed around. Then they impeach you.

  19. I never thought I’d see the day when I would be supporting Jerruh. But talk of removing his ownership (stealing his business) is one more reason why Roger and company have way too much power.
    It’s football, not communist China.

  20. Well…Question is since Jerry built that stadium largely out of his own funds, where would that go? He would still pull a ton of money renting it to the new owners. They would never and could never take the team. They would have massive lawsuits that would do far more damage to the league than Jones has done.

    Like it or not the Cowboys are the largest draw in the NFL, the ratings say so, and are a big reason why TV contracts are where they are. Do you really think the NFL is going to kill that? Add in that decline along with the already 18% decline in two years and you are looking at the death of the NFL. Just don’t see that happening.

  21. nhpats says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:34 am
    Jerry is getting exactly what he deserves. He stood by and even encouraged Goodell to railroad Brady. Jerry just doesn’t like it that Goodell has now focused on Jerry’s player.

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    No he didn’t just show one article where he encouraged Goodell.

  22. nhpats says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:34 am
    Jerry is getting exactly what he deserves. He stood by and even encouraged Goodell to railroad Brady. Jerry just doesn’t like it that Goodell has now focused on Jerry’s player.

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    well bruh i hate to say but brady actually cheated. thats player discipline im actually for cuz he cheated in a game. when goodell calls the shots on suspensions for player conduct its disagreeable because it doesnt have to do with the game.
    Let the players decide conduct suspensions for each other so the fan can actually know the character of the players they idolize. (spoiler: theyre largely a bunch of dirty dogs)

  23. Did Jerry Jones leak false info to Mort and Adam S so the Commish would look bad? Is the 50 Million a year, the private jet for life, etc still the Commish’s demands? Apparently, the league knows better.

  24. sportoficionado says:

    November 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Who cares what some owners think, they aren’t forcing Jerry out. He is one of the few owners who actually puts himself on the line to push the nfl further into the mainstream and has grown it into the popular entertainment product it is today.

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    You mean like Thursday Night Football, games in London and Mexico? Constant rule changes?

    No thanks…..leave the game alone please

  25. Now this is the PFT I remember! Calling out the powers that be in the media with a no hold bars article! I miss that PFT! But it also shows the obvious lack of respect the WSJ has for modern media like blogs, which is why old media like them are dying a thousand tiny deaths….

  26. Great entertainment because these guys are all so clueless. Anybody with a lick of common sense would just ignore Jones and let the problem fade away. But these guys will probably choose the nuclear option and create a years-long scandal. And then just about the time that all starts to settle down they’ll see the ratings have continued to tank and decide they need to push Goodell out just like Jones wanted.

  27. LOL! Odd that he could go from being inducted into the HOF and forced out of the league in less than 12 months.

    Only in Muricia.

  28. If they want a legal battle that will reveal many of their dirty secrets go right ahead and try and remove Jerry. Should pretty well bury the league.

    If they think they can remove them and he won’t scream their secrets as loud and long as he can they’re very foolish.

  29. montanapredator says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:37 am
    Can anyone explian how this egomaniac blowhard got into the HOF while an active owner? Maybe a movement to strip his status would be in order….

    bought a 1-15 franchise that he helped turn into a towering dynasty in under a decasde
    orchestrated the league’s partnership with FOX sports
    took the NFL marketing strategy into a new stratosphere,
    increased the Cowboys’ value from $150M to almost $5B

    pretty strong resume if you ask me.

  30. JFL, it’s coming, Jones Football League.. you remove ole Jer and he’ll start his own league

    A league consisting of one team…yeah, that’s about the only way he’d win the big game…

  31. saints25 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:26 am
    No. Not even close. It is because Jerry is willing to hurt the league publicly while while having a tantrum. He can tell the other owners to go to hell all he wants in private but the moment he starts publicly disparaging the league and instigates a business partner to say bad things about the league on his behalf, that is where he crossed the line.
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    No. Not even close Don’t blame this mess on JJ. Wake up The NFL is losing Money It’s time Get the lawyer out of NFL. They’ve been in litigation since Goodell was voted in.
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    Losing money…? On what planet? They’re raking in 40 PLUS billion per year and as much as some hate him, that huge increase in revenue is due to Goodell… not Jerruh.

  32. So, one media outlet reports something. Another reports the same story, so it is “confirmed”? I have seen a lot of stories “confirmed” by the media that turned out to be false. Each media report that builds upon previous reports does not “confirm” anything.
    If I repeat someone else gossip, does that make it fact because two people have now said it?

  33. Remove him because you simply disagree with him? These owners have no idea how deep this hole they are currently digging will get. There is no bottom in sight.

  34. Most the Legacy owners are d-waffles that don’t deserve a voice in this beacuse they’re just along for the ride (Dean Spanos, Jed York, Mark Davis, Mike Brown..)

    Another 4 or 5, who even knows what they’re thinking? (Paul Allen, Shad Kahn.. Tom Benson..)

    There are only 6 or 8 LEGITIMATE voices; Clark Hunt, the Rooneys, Bob Kraft… I want to know where THOSE men stand.

    They can’t TRULY be serious about running Jones out, while partnered with MORONS like Spanos, Davis, York, ect.

    If that is their stance, just close your doors now. It really is over for you if you intend to run off one of the few men in your buisness that have made a visble impact on improving your game.

  35. >>>well bruh i hate to say but brady actually cheated. thats player discipline im actually for cuz he cheated in a game.>>>

    They actually had no evidence on that he cheated and admitted as such. The original report from ESPN that the footballs N.E. used were 2 lbs. under weight was also bogus and ESPN recanted that report. At halftime the footballs used by the Colts were also measured but they stopped short of measuring all of them because of lack of time (yeah right). I think they measured 6 or 7 of them and stopped. And of those 4 Colts footballs were also under weight though somehow that always gets lost in these stories.

    I’m not a Pats fan either but I was curious to see from the halftime of that game going forward how Brady would perform using “legal” weight footballs. Anyone that doesn’t hate him already can see pretty clearly by his performances in the last two plus seasons that he’s as good as ever if not better. So this notion that he needed to throw pancakes to be successful is crazy. There would be some weight (no pun intended) to this cheating argument if he was nowhere near the same QB since that championship game but that’s not close to being the case. He’s better.

    But I stopped listening to this argument long ago as far as thinking that there was something to it the moment it was reported that some Indy footballs were under weight too. That and how good Brady still is.

  36. It’s not a simple disagreement. Jones started spilling private business into the public, embarrassing the league and the other owners. When Brady, the Pats, and many other teams were getting railroaded, Jerrah had nothing but praise for Goodell, but when his dumb player embarrassed the league, all of a sudden Goodell was bad at his job. Jerrah is out of line and needs to be reeled back in by his son, who will have to work with these men once Jerry retires/dies.

  37. patriots123456 says: November 16, 2017 at 8:57 am
    So it boils down to remove Jerry Jones because he has a different opinion.

    redlikethepig says: November 16, 2017 at 9:10 am
    Nope. It’s the lawsuit threat, the media leaks, and jacking up that fool that sells those terrible pizzas. It’s not his opinion.
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    Don’t think JJ’s a wallflower.. So who’s opinion would he be speaking then? Oh right, let’s blame it all on the symptom; it’s gotta be that damn “fool” business owner with the “bad pizza” protecting his business and voting with his million$. OK… The SJW pyromaniacs set this five alarm fire, Goodell clapped, and Jerry grabbed a an extinguished in the form of a lawsuit and leaks to try and stem the damage and wake up the other slumbering owners. The fire’s roaring and damage to the NFL now and in the future is significant. Goodell and the other snowflakes will look to blame everyone except the reflection in the mirror. Business is a place filled with reality, not SJW rainbows and unicorns.

  38. nhpats says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:34 am
    Jerry is getting exactly what he deserves. He stood by and even encouraged Goodell to railroad Brady. Jerry just doesn’t like it that Goodell has now focused on Jerry’s player.
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    Not to defend JJ, because he’s a doofus. But JJ did that because Kraft stood by & encouraged Goodell when they & the Redskins got hammered for spending over the imaginary cap in the uncapped year. Kraft basically told him to lay down & take his punishment for spending over a non-existent cap. That’s why he threw it back on Kraft for the Brady saga.

  39. I hate the Cowboys. Never been a Jerry Jones fan. However, EVERY owner has Jerry to thank for anything they put in their pockets. The Cowboys are responsible for over 25% of the NFL’s total revenue!!!! To spite the hand that literally feeds you is asinine. IF I were Jerry, THEN I would take my team and start a new league.

  40. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:11 am
    Donald Trump would be more than happy to take the Cowboys off Jerry’s hands…..
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    That would be the only humanly possible downgrade in the entire world.
    The two biggest scumbags on our planet.
    At least Jones tells the truth every once in a while.

  41. On one hand I actually think the other owners would be stupid enough to pursue pulling the team away from Jerry. On the other the backlash associated with that act would be enough to put the nail in the coffin. How much of the Cowboys fan base do you think would actually return?

  42. quizguy66 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 10:18 am
    Fans would probably propose the following compromise:
    Get rid of Jones AND get rid of Goodell.
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    Simply. Brilliant.

  43. charliecharger says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Sometimes people get in positions of power and the power effects their ego in a certain way. They end up forgetting what the initial mission was, and they become stubborn and start acting like little babies. They generally don’t surround themselves with sharp people.
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    Excellent summary of Roger Goodell’s reign.

  44. Just like the nation wants little hands Trump impeached and kicked out of office, we also want Jerry Jones kicked out of the NFL. Jones is a clear and present danger to the NFL.

  45. But, they have not discussed removing Roger Goodell? Umm, err, wow.

    How coorrupt is the NFL and how in deep are these owners with this corruption tied to Goodell?

    There is no logical explanation as to why Goodell has not been fired yet and how on god’s green earth he feels he has leverage to ask for a raise with a stretch of tumbling ratings the NFL has NEVER seen before.

  46. savethebs says:
    November 16, 2017 at 11:09 am
    nhpats says:
    November 16, 2017 at 9:34 am
    Jerry is getting exactly what he deserves. He stood by and even encouraged Goodell to railroad Brady. Jerry just doesn’t like it that Goodell has now focused on Jerry’s player.
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    Not to defend JJ, because he’s a doofus. But JJ did that because Kraft stood by & encouraged Goodell when they & the Redskins got hammered for spending over the imaginary cap in the uncapped year. Kraft basically told him to lay down & take his punishment for spending over a non-existent cap. That’s why he threw it back on Kraft for the Brady saga.

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    Kraft had no more to do with the finanical punishment by the morons Snyder and Jones, than ANY OTHER OWNER.

    They ALL had a pact. It was a ceiling cap solidarity pact so they could max out their leverage into the 2011 CBA negotiations and Jones and Snyder snuck around everyone’s back and broke that pact. That’s between the owners. All of em. Not just Kraft.

    Do your homework.

    Kraft has no interest in using Goodell in the way other owners have used Goodell to cheat his own team. Twice.

    He’s not a hypocrite. He may have erred BADLY in bending over the sink TWICE knowing what was going on and with his team being cheated with concocted scandals, which we see now has grown into a nasty monster in front of everyone, but that’s another story.

    If Kraft sued the Boston Herald in 2008, and got a lot of people fired, it likely would have put a hault to this crap and Defltaegate never would have happened.

    Also, Brady should have sued and ZEke SHOULD sue for defamation.

    Somone HAS to do something and it’s stunning the easiest and obvious option to help solve and fix this problem them owners created, is not the clear decision at this point.

    FIRE GOODELL

  47. Putting my bias of disliking Jerry Jones, this makes little to no sense. The other owners are upset that he wants players to honor the Great Nation they are afforded to live in and ask that the league doesn’t give a $50MM blanket contract to Goodell?? He asks that he earn his money by incentives. And he simply asks that the players stop alienating 3/4’s of it’s fan base. This is just stupid.

  48. aarons444 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 10:44 am
    Most the Legacy owners are d-waffles that don’t deserve a voice in this beacuse they’re just along for the ride (Dean Spanos, Jed York, Mark Davis, Mike Brown..)

    Another 4 or 5, who even knows what they’re thinking? (Paul Allen, Shad Kahn.. Tom Benson..)

    There are only 6 or 8 LEGITIMATE voices; Clark Hunt, the Rooneys, Bob Kraft… I want to know where THOSE men stand.

    They can’t TRULY be serious about running Jones out, while partnered with MORONS like Spanos, Davis, York, ect.

    If that is their stance, just close your doors now. It really is over for you if you intend to run off one of the few men in your buisness that have made a visble impact on improving your game.

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    Here is the deal: Rooneys, MAras, Kraft, Hunt, Blank, McNair, all the high rollers here, all stand with Goodell.

    I, too, as a Pats fan want to know WHY my owner, with season tickets in my family since 1978, is standing with a corrupt, lying cheat scumbag after Kraft;s own team was openly cheated. TWICE.

    My only conclusion to this stays the same: GREED. MONEY.

    I have no idea why any owner thinks Goodell is some secret key player in expanding into Europe and China, which is what ALL OF THIS IS ALL ABOUT, which is what I have stated here for years.

    But, there has to be something tied to what Goodell knows, how ethically questionabele it is, and what it would mean if people knew about what these owners are really up to.

    People claim I wear a tin foil hat, but as you can see, none of this ever added up, so if you do a little digging and dot connecting, you can sort of piece it all together.

    This is all about creating a sellable parity that is real, so investors overseas can get behind the NFL in countries where it is not fully sold yet. It’s why Jax has played so many home games in London. They’re being positioned to move there and there is more tv market money in London than in Jax, but foot traffic into the stadium is the question for investors. Not eyeballs on tvs, but gate money itself and corporate backing.

    Can’t have

    The Pats success has delayed this process. It’s true. They’ve bucked parity, ratings have tumbled due to a variety of reasons, but this is one of them.

    So, Kraft DOES take the NFL’s desires and the NFL logo over his own Pats logo, which is why he accepted two lies about his team and bent over the sink.

    As a Pats fan, I cannot stand it and I would tell it to Kraft’s face and not think twice about it.

    The question is, what does Goodell know and why are the owners afraid of him? Yes. That is the burning question.

    I’ve said it for years, but what I have typed above is the real juicy story, not some fake stories about secret tapes or deflation schemes the Pats have, which obviously are lies.

  49. I don’t see how the other owners can take the Cowboys away from Jerruh. He owns the team, and they have no say in terms of what he can and can’t own. They can, however, choose to kick Jerruh’s franchise out of the league. They have the legal power to do that, obviously if they should choose to do so. The league belongs to the owners collectively, and if they don’t want Jerruh in their little club then they can show him the door. He could still own the Cowboys but he would no longer be part of the NFL. I rather doubt that things would reach that point, but then again we’re talking about billionaires with very large egos. Who knows what people like that might do if provoked enough? Many of these filthy rich team owners have a hell of a lot more money than Jerruh, and I’m sure JJ’s egotistical actions have rubbed many of them the wrong way for a long time. This could get interesting, for sure.

  50. v2787 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm
    I don’t see how the other owners can take the Cowboys away from Jerruh. He owns the team, and they have no say in terms of what he can and can’t own. They can, however, choose to kick Jerruh’s franchise out of the league. They have the legal power to do that, obviously if they should choose to do so. The league belongs to the owners collectively, and if they don’t want Jerruh in their little club then they can show him the door. He could still own the Cowboys but he would no longer be part of the NFL. I rather doubt that things would reach that point, but then again we’re talking about billionaires with very large egos. Who knows what people like that might do if provoked enough? Many of these filthy rich team owners have a hell of a lot more money than Jerruh, and I’m sure JJ’s egotistical actions have rubbed many of them the wrong way for a long time. This could get interesting, for sure.

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    They can’t. It’s a bluff. They can talk all the way, but if a derailed JOnes is threatened, he’ll blow the whistle and bring the whole league down.

    At this point, I wouldn’t be against it. Kraft SHOULD have used this leverage with the lies known as Spygate and Deflategate, but he saw dollar signs only, so he bent over the sink.

    Kraft knows his team was being cheated.

  51. Jerry wasn’t going after ol Roger when he was coming down hard on Ray Rice… or Josh Gordon…

    That being said… I don’t think he’s done enough to warrant being ousted like the NBA Clippers owner was…

  52. Jerrah is both right and wrong, depending on which of the few situations he is butting heads with the NFL about. But the NFL should be taking it in stride. The fact they are doing this, shows there is trouble underneath the surface.

    The NFL wants to silence Jerrah, but that will only serve to further create a groupthink that is already present and is degrading the NFL.

    Goodell needs to go, not be rewarded with higher salaries, more benefits just so he can bring the NFL down further.

    But I guess that’s what’s going on in America this entire century (and then some), failing upwards.

    Destroy the economy, get bailed out, and a fat bonus, feign reform, and the media reports everything is fine.

    The NFL clearly operates the same way.

    Destroy the trust in fans (many incidents over Goodell’s reign), people cut cords/boycott/stop going to games as they’ve reached the limit, the commish wants more $$$/benefits and the owners want to charge more money for everything, players start protesting, the advertisers are changing their tune because of ratings/cost/eyeballs/don’t want to be associated with the crapshow. The media sides with the players and ignores this trend.

    One big spiral that isn’t ending anytime soon. I wonder if ESPN continues to lose subscribers for the next couple of years at even a halfway similar rate as this year (not to mention more packages without ESPN are cropping up like Philo, and MORE WILL be coming), how much they’ll offer the NFL for the next round of broadcast rights fees. If they think they can charge $13 a month on basic cable and not have an acceleration of what’s destroying them happen, well, they’re morons. What happens if Disney jettisons them?

    What happens when the NFL doesn’t have people clamoring to bid up these fees but are begging them to maintain current spending levels on them?

    People don’t understand, the advertisers and networks have reached the limit of what they can do. The people pay for everything through them. They are sick and tired and don’t have the money. They have had a golden situation. ESPN as a premium channel in basic cable. Advertisers willing to pay more as it reaches more eyeballs. That’s all over.

    That’s a bad combination. Less viewers, less money, less bidding on rights fees. The NFL is staring into a hornets nest and laughing as they shake it. Trying to corral Jerrah is just another example of doing exactly the wrong thing.

    Danger ahead, and not just in the NFL. But the NFL, like Wall Street is bullish in the face of collapse. They truly are fat and oblivious to their upcoming slaughter.

    Quieting Jerrah won’t be anything more then sticking your head deeper in the sand. The NFL is creating their own reckoning. Rallying around the shield is smart, except when the shield is destroyed and the man who did it is the one calling out to rally around him, but only after giving him more money.

  53. Sorry,Jerry Jones should lose his team over Zeke and the protests and the Papa John’s thing as well as using Trump to say what he did. He did all of this so proven abuser can play six games?

  54. tylawspick6 says:
    November 16, 2017 at 11:57 am

    There is no logical explanation as to why Goodell has not been fired yet and how on god’s green earth he feels he has leverage to ask for a raise with a stretch of tumbling ratings the NFL has NEVER seen before.
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    He must be reading all of the comments that claim that he alone is responsible for making the NFL billions of dollars, even though he got sent out of the room during the last television contract negotiation.

  55. Not to defend JJ, because he’s a doofus. But JJ did that because Kraft stood by & encouraged Goodell when they & the Redskins got hammered for spending over the imaginary cap in the uncapped year. Kraft basically told him to lay down & take his punishment for spending over a non-existent cap. That’s why he threw it back on Kraft for the Brady saga.

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    Why did Goodell do what Woody Johnson wanted with an orchestrated framejob of what Spygate was?

    BB had no idea they were going to not give him a spot to film from under the rules, and when they didn’t, he basically flipped Woody Johnson and Manboobs the bird.

    They told Goodell to frame it as special form of “cheating”, that Monday morning Woody Johnson had a quote given to Rich Cimini and whoever else saying “we caught them red handed”.

    Caught them doing what exactly?

    That quote is no different than Chris Mortensen at ESPN being fed the “11 out of 12 balls were a full 2 lbs under 12.5”.

    Both are lies.

    Goodell was essentially hired to be used not only as the supposed “whipping boy”, but to be used for certain owners’ own personal gain$.

    And, we know about the Jets and their despicable, weasly cheating ways, going all the way back to January of 1997. So, we can also appreciate how enraged he was watching BB win 3 SBs in 4 years, after not wanting any part of that loser organization to be set up to fail again like he was with Modell in Cleveland.

    There are a lot of layers to this.

  56. Ky Li says:
    November 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Jerry wasn’t going after ol Roger when he was coming down hard on Ray Rice… or Josh Gordon…
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    That’s probably because ol Rog didn’t come down hard on either one of them, hence the need for the Elliott suspension.

  57. mototax says:

    I’m starting to suspect someone wants the Cowboys franchise currently valued at over $4 Billion, number one in the NFL I believe the Pats are a close second.
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    The Pats are in second, but it’s not close. Cowboys are worth 1.5 billion dollars more. They’re worth almost 5 billion.

  58. Can the other owners also vote to remove Jerry Jones from the HOF to restore some measure of credibility & dignity to that institution? Jones’ only claims to NFL fame are the disgraceful way he treated Tom Landry (a bona fide NFL coaching legend) and the way his jealousy drove Jimmy Johnson out of Dallas.

  59. So they want to remove the owner of the most valuable franchise in all of sports?after all hes done for the nfl revenue wise?haha good luck.they should be thanking him.mark cuban was onto something when he aaid the fat hogs get slaughtered

  60. “Can the other owners also vote to remove Jerry Jones from the HOF to restore some measure of credibility & dignity to that institution? Jones’ only claims to NFL fame are the disgraceful way he treated Tom Landry (a bona fide NFL coaching legend) and the way his jealousy drove Jimmy Johnson out of Dallas.”
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    And how exactly did he “treat” Tom Landry badly? By wanting to man up and let him go himself as opposed to having Bum Bright do it thereby causing him to be critcized for not being man enough to do it himself? Cause that’s what would’ve happened as Jerry couldn’t fart in public back then without drawing criticism. Tom Landry, with all due respect to him, added as much if not more drama to that situation than Jerry did acting like a martyr only to come around when Dallas started winning again. And Jimmy was gonna leave the Cowboys anyways (his own words) not because of Jerry but because after resurrecting the Cowboys and winning back to back Super Bowls he had lost interest cause he felt he had already conquered at the NFL level. Like him or not Jerry has made every owner more money. We can theorize all day long on why certain owners don’t want Goodell and why others do but it’s not hard to for me to draw the conclusion that the owners who do want him simply don’t care to search for a new commissioner when they have one whose been doing it for 10 years and therefore has experience in the position. When Bert Bell died in 1959 and an interim commissioner served in his place some owners wanted to keep the interim simply because he was already there why the others wanted a change. No conspiracies, outlandish explanations or tales about how much money Roger has made the league are necessary to me I believe that’s what’s happening here.

  61. But I stopped listening to this argument long ago as far as thinking that there was something to it the moment it was reported that some Indy footballs were under weight too. That and how good Brady still is.
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    Meanwhile, Andrew Luck’s shoulder fell apart after he was required to use footballs inflated to the regulation PSI.

  62. November 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    mototax says:

    I’m starting to suspect someone wants the Cowboys franchise currently valued at over $4 Billion, number one in the NFL I believe the Pats are a close second.
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    The Pats are in second, but it’s not close. Cowboys are worth 1.5 billion dollars more. They’re worth almost 5 billion.
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    Probably accurate! I was looking at a dated Forbes rating.

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