Roger Goodell optimistic about return to Mexico, with or without wall

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to go back to Mexico, and no wall will stop him.

Goodell told ESPN’s John Sutcliffe before the game that the league wants to evaluate the entire game experience but was generally in favor of a return to Mexico City.

It’s been an incredible success so far,” Goodell said. “I’m optimistic we’ll be back.

“We’re going to get to work right away on this. . . . This is a priority for us. We see the passion that’s happening here and the fan’s interest in this game continues to explode. We want to feed that. . . . We want to continue that relationship and be back for more.”

Goodell, the politician that he is, carefully navigated the waters of President-Elect Donald Trump’s immigration policies and campaign rhetoric.

“I don’t see that changing our perspective at all,” Goodell said. “For us, this is about the future and continuing to grow and to reach more fans. . . . This isn’t about politics.

“For us, this is about uniting people. I think you’ll see fans in Mexico enjoying America’s favorite sport, football, and that’s a great thing for us to all come together behind.”

Then again, Goodell has been getting people on both sides of the border to pay for things they don’t necessarily need for decades. So as long as any potential wall allows for the passage of officially licensed goods and merchandise, he sounds like he’s good with future deals there.

15 responses to “Roger Goodell optimistic about return to Mexico, with or without wall

  1. .
    ” This isn’t about politics.”

    “For us, this is about uniting people. I think you’ll see fans in Mexico enjoying America’s favorite sport, football, and that’s a great thing for us to all come together behind.”
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    Goodell is caught talking out of both sides of his mouth in back to back sentences, or it’s Tuesday in America..

    Who would have thought that after such a divisive election, it would be Roger Goodell and the US obsession with keeping Mexicans well entertained that would reunite our fractured nation. Godspeed, Roger, Godspeed!
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  2. Did Roger say “America’s favorite sport?” I consider the NFL much like WWE. It’s no longer a sport.

  3. “You can’t breathe the air or drink the water, but you CAN have lasers pointed at your eyes. It’s been an incredible success so far,” Goodell said.

  4. But Mexico doesn’t allow men to use the restroom with girls. They wanted to boycott Atlanta for that.

  5. “An incredible success”???

    Which exactly was the mostest successful part, Roger: The poor field conditions, the breath-sucking high altitude, Dan Levy butchering the Spanish language or that stellar officiating crew that did its best to give the game to the Raiders? Hard to pick.

  6. Can we send Goodell to Mexico THEN put a wall up to keep him out?

    I always thought the wall was a stupid idea but I’d sign off for that.

  7. If you compare the Mexican vs English fans on passion and understanding of the game, it’s not even close, those Limeys don’t even know when to cheer, American football is just a curiosity to them that would wear out quick. The best business move would be to put the Jaguars in Mexico City.

  8. I don’t think you quite understand the purpose of the wall. The wall is intended to prevent people from entering the country illegally, not to prevent the US from doing business with Mexico or to keep US citizens from visiting Mexico.

  9. Roger followed by saying ” I don’t give a crap if they’re all rapists and murderers. As long as they have the long green I’m good with it. Some of my best friends are in the cartels, so we will be able to work with them”.

  10. The greed has no ends. It doesn’t matter that most of the people in Mexico live in poverty, Roger wants them to buy tickets and jerseys instead of feeding their families. So sick of “today’s NFL”

  11. Oakland Fans Got Screwed Out of a Home Game
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    And the League made it up to them by throwing the game in their favor. Besides, Oakland doesnt do well at home.

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