Roger Goodell continues to avoid New England

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attended Saturday’s game in Atlanta, so with the two conference championship games set for Atlanta and New England on Sunday, it would make sense for Goodell to go to Gillette Stadium to visit another league franchise.

But Goodell won’t be in New England. He will attend the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta, the league confirmed to Mike Reiss of ESPN. Goodell still hasn’t attended a game in New England since the playoffs after the 2014 season, when he went to both the divisional round and AFC Championship games at Gillette Stadium.

The obvious reason is that Goodell would face a frosty reception from the Patriots and their fans. After suspending Tom Brady and docking the Patriots’ first-round draft pick this year for Deflategate, Goodell is Public Enemy No. 1 in New England. He would be booed mercilessly by Patriots fans if he showed his face in New England.

And so if we’re going to see a face-to-face meeting between Goodell and Brady, it will only come in Houston, if the Patriots win the Super Bowl and Goodell is there on the podium to congratulate the winners after the game. That would be an awkward moment for Goodell, and a moment of vindication for the Patriots.

179 responses to “Roger Goodell continues to avoid New England

  1. Coward, liar, corruption incarnate.

    The most corrupt commissioner of any league in modern American sports history. What a vile little worm of a man Goodell is.

  2. I don’t think people outside New England fully grasp what’s at stake. For Brady and Pats fans it’s about much more than just beating the Steelers. This is about beating Goodell and the league office. This is about beating a group of spiteful, jealous owners. This is about beating Harbaugh, Grigson, Kensil, Gardi, Vincent and Pash. This is about beating the media who falsely crucified our beloved organization and smeared the reputation of a good man who does things the right way. This is about making Mark Brunell cry. This is about giving the finger to Ted Wells and his bogus report. For Brady and Pats fans the 5th Superbowl is about sticking it to all of you.

  3. Its time for the Pats fans to grow up, and stop crying, when you are accuse of cheating and fine by the league people will call you cheaters, get over it, your time on top will end soon. Bill

  4. “Goodell still hasn’t attended a game in New England since the 2014 playoffs.”

    There are pictures on the internet showing Goodell at Kraft’s house in 2015.

  5. #WWNFL

    pats were his darling before something happened, now he hates them
    in a legit league it wouldnt matter either way
    in this league you can tell by the calls on the field – the relationship has changed.

    #WWNFL – More crooked than wrestling!
    ********8 Tainted Trophies in 20 years

  6. Why should he be vilified? He covered for the Patsies in 2007. And then correctly punished Brady for a ball deflating scheme that even your talk show hosts admit happened. Stop living inside your bubble. The Patsies have a culture of cheating

  7. Cowards don’t face the music. You can run Roger, but you can’t hide. Everybody sees this, it makes him look so much worse, what a squid.

  8. Maybe he’s not as dumb as I thought. Staying away from Boston is actually the right thing to do. Amazed that he has not screwed that up just yet.

  9. That moment on the podium in Houston will be one a lot of us have been dreaming of since the whole Deflategate suspension injustice… Kommisar Roger coming face-to-face with the owner, the coach and most of all the player he unfairly slandered just to prove he was the biggest, baddest sports tsar in history. Will make the Al Davis – Pete Rozell Lombardi presentation look like a hippy love-fest.

  10. “And so if we’re going to see a face-to-face meeting between Goodell and Brady, it will only come in Houston, if the Patriots win the Super Bowl and Goodell is there on the podium to congratulate the winners after the game. That would be an awkward moment for Goodell, and a moment of vindication for the Patriots.”

    This reminds me of when Rozelle had to hand the Lombardi Trophy to Al Davis.

    Good times.

  11. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:24 AM
    Coward, liar, corruption incarnate.

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    What a perfect description of Bob Kraft and the Patriots.

  12. Not sticking up for him but I would do the same thing. It’s a good time of the year for the NFL and knowing I was an unwelcome guest would suck. Actually here, Goodell is doing the right thing. The press and media would have him under the kind of microscope that’s bigger then a truck.

    He is doing the right thing.

  13. I don’t think people outside New England fully grasp what’s at stake. For Brady and Pats fans it’s about much more than just beating the Steelers. This is about beating Goodell and the league office. This is about beating a group of spiteful, jealous owners. This is about beating Harbaugh, Grigson, Kensil, Gardi, Vincent and Pash. This is about beating the media who falsely crucified our beloved organization and smeared the reputation of a good man who does things the right way. This is about making Mark Brunell cry. This is about giving the finger to Ted Wells and his bogus report. For Brady and Pats fans the 5th Superbowl is about sticking it to all of you.

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    It’s a Football game. Literally, a game, grown men play, for entertainment.

  14. If New England wins the Super Bowl how do you know Rodger takes the podium to hand off trophies? Sure that is what the Commissioner always does but who’s to say he has someone else do it and exits the stadium early to continue said avoidance.

  15. jman967 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:37 AM

    It’s a Football game. Literally, a game, grown men play, for entertainment.

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    Its a game for you. It’s a livelihood for they guy who lost 1/4 of his salary.

  16. He would have to be provided with more security than the President. You think all the Pats fans are going to do is boo? Unless there are secret entrances and exits to Gillette he would have to run the gauntlet of irate fans waiting at the gate. As some other poster stated you don’t know how much New England loathes this cretin.

  17. “your time on top will end soon”

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Been hearing that for about 10-12 years now. Define “soon”.

  18. I’m a Packers fan, but I would absolutely not shed a tear if Roger Goodell has to hand the Super Bowl MVP trophy off to Tom Brady. Brady is probably too classy to do it, but a big old F-U would be pretty appropriate.

  19. Report comment
    justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM
    Steelers 45-20, Patriots got a season long bye playing in the afc east and a 2 round bye in the playoffs facing the Texans.

    A cold steel reality check this week folks!

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    Who’s going to try to trip a Patriots punt returner?
    Tomlin or Porter?

  20. This Falcons’ fan is dying to see the Pats win it all just to freeze frame the idiotic look Goodell has on his face while he hands the Lombardi over to Brady and Belichick.

    I’ll still root for the Falcons to beat them if it comes to that of course, but I won’t be as sad as I normally would be if they don’t…

  21. jman967 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:36 AM

    Who doesn’t want to avoid the entire New England area?
    We should just cede it to Canada and carry on with life. Let them deal with it!

    ==============

    Yea its pretty unimportant except for the whole started the American Revolution thing and the whole best hospitals and colleges in world thing.

  22. I only hope I can be in the house when he shows up. Assuming I’m not, I’ll boo him loudly and likely throw things at the TV in my own living room on DVR delay.

  23. New England fans think the NFL revolves around Gillette Stadium.

    Sunday’s Green Bay vs Atlanta game will be the last NFL game played at Georgia Dome…that is the correct venue for the NFL commissioner to be at on Sunday.

  24. I would much rather the meeting take place in Houston, at the podium, with a Lombardi trophy.
    That would be much more satisfying than Goodell being harassed in Foxboro on Sunday.

  25. justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM

    Steelers 45-20, Patriots got a season long bye playing in the afc east and a 2 round bye in the playoffs facing the Texans.

    A cold steel reality check this week folks!
    __________________________________

    Bengals fan here, and I think you’re a clown if you think the AFC North was tough this year. The Steelers got to play the 1-15 Browns Twice, the 8-8 Ravens twice and the 6-9-1 Bengals twice. The Steelers AFC North opponents combined for a .31 win pct, while the Pats AFC East opponents went 0.45. Hopefully just a blip, but the AFC North was most definitely weaker than the AFC East this year.

  26. No clearer sign that he deliberately sabotaged the Patriots and is now scared to face the backlash of Patriots fans.

    IF Goodell really thought his punishments were fair and just then he wouldn’t have any fear of going to Foxborough.

  27. We all know Fraudger is a Doofus, but staying away from Foxboro actually makes him look guilty. Roger, if you actually believed the BS you and Kensil tried to sell us, you’d have no reason to stay away.

  28. justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM
    Steelers 45-20, Patriots got a season long bye playing in the afc east and a 2 round bye in the playoffs facing the Texans.

    A cold steel reality check this week folks!
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    New England swept the AFC North Division this year bozo…

  29. Here’s a suggestion to the Kraft family if the Patriots go on to win the Super Bowl. For all that is holy I’m begging you to keep the Krafts, Belichick, Brady off the stage and send up the ball boys to accept the Lombardi. It would be an epic screw you!!

  30. Vindication because deflategate remains a complete joke. Science doesn’t have a favorite football team and science alone determines nothing happened to those footballs. Science doesn’t care if you believe in it or not.

  31. Hey. He created this mess. All could have been avoided if he had a set and stood up to the owners. Of course they pay him too much for that to happen right ?

    You reap what you sow.

  32. I’d bet the farm that if the Patriots do win the super bowl Goodell won’t even be on the podium to handout the trophy. He will send Troy Vincent or some other lacky of his to do it.

  33. crit76 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:59 AM

    New England fans think the NFL revolves around Gillette Stadium.

    Sunday’s Green Bay vs Atlanta game will be the last NFL game played at Georgia Dome…that is the correct venue for the NFL commissioner to be at on Sunday.
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    That’s a decent reason for him to be there , I guess, but why did he go there last weekend? Two weeks in a row watching the same team in the same building is a little weird for a commissioner. He’s never going back to Gillette for any reason. For a guy who likes to project a tough sheriff image, Goodell is being kind of a wimp about this.

    And the NFL certainly does not revolve around Gillette. It revolves around Roger, or that’s at least how he sees it.

  34. He gets booed at the draft every year. Are you going to suggest he shouldn’t attend the draft now? It’s the last game ever at the Georgia Dome, as it potentially was last week.

    You’re reaching.

  35. crit76 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:59 AM

    New England fans think the NFL revolves around Gillette Stadium.

    Sunday’s Green Bay vs Atlanta game will be the last NFL game played at Georgia Dome…that is the correct venue for the NFL commissioner to be at on Sunday.

    —-

    You do realize he was just there this weekend, right?

  36. justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM
    Steelers 45-20, Patriots got a season long bye playing in the afc east and a 2 round bye in the playoffs facing the Texans.

    A cold steel reality check this week folks!

    =========================

    Pats went 6-1 against top 10 defenses this year (and 9-1 against the top 12). There are no top 10 defenses left in the playoffs except one….the Patriots.

    Bell and Brown will get some yards this weekend, but they aren’t scoring much. And Brady will carve that Steeler D up.

  37. justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM
    Steelers 45-20, Patriots got a season long bye playing in the afc east and a 2 round bye in the playoffs facing the Texans.

    ___________________

    Glass houses, dude. The AFC North is not exactly a powerhouse.

    Pathetic.

  38. veddermn8 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:56 AM
    jman967 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:36 AM

    Who doesn’t want to avoid the entire New England area?
    We should just cede it to Canada and carry on with life. Let them deal with it!

    ==============

    Yea its pretty unimportant except for the whole started the American Revolution thing and the whole best hospitals and colleges in world thing.

    ___________________

    Yep, Hence the name, PATRIOTS!

  39. Who seriously thinks PIT-NE is going to be more fun to watch than GB-ATL this weekend? Of course he is going to Atlanta!

  40. Roger the dodger living up to his name. Too cowardly to face the destruction he caused. Everything that is wrong with this league stems from him. Every teams fans should be booing him any chance they get.

    He will never set foot in Gillette again. I almost wish for the Patriots to win the SB just so he has to stand face to face with Bill and Tom (Kraft is a suckup who doesn’t care). Then they host the opener next year and he has to show is face there. But knowing him He’ll be on the other side of the country with some pathetic excuse like he was in 2015. Completely bereft of any integrity he tries to spout

  41. The cold weather will deflate him like the autopilot in “Airplane!” And no Kensil around for mouth-to-valve.

  42. Goodell’s no Rozelle, but it’s confounding how Patriots fans have such vitriol for the guy who
    destroyed all the sideline videotapes Pats used against opponents….

    I guess you love him when he does you a solid, but hate him when he punishes you …

    Interesting…

  43. Oh Boo Hoo. It’s all Roger’s fault, right? He ordered the Pats to cheat over and over. He demanded that Brady destroy requested evidence in an on-going NFL investigation. He rigged the 2nd Circuit to rule against the Pats, yes?

    Newsflash, Goodell was the one that destroyed the Spygate evidence before the media or the other owners could get their hands on it. He was Bobby’s boy but the cheating just kept on cheating and the owners had enough.

    Brady lovers, when you get a speeding ticket, it’s always the cops fault, right? Pathetic. Do the crime, pay the fine. Now you know why America hates you with a passion!
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    Perfect.

  44. Mr Integrity will instead watch Aaron Rodgers – the QB who in 2015 admitted to just such a long-running scheme to play with improperly inflated balls and never even got a warning letter let alone any punishment or team fine.

  45. The Patriots were 4-0 against the AFC North but some Steelers fans keep talking trash about the Patriots easy schedule.

    The Patriots had the best record in the NFL and were 4-1 against playoff teams. They also beat Denver in Denver and Baltimore.

    They played four games without Brady and the majority of the season without Gronk.

  46. Given the fact that it will be the last NFL game ever played at the Georgia dome, and that he has finagled 600 million in public funding for the new stadium it makes pretty good sense if he feels obliged to show up…

    It’s basically the least he could do!

  47. Regardless of how stupid Deflategate was, Goodell makes over $30 million a year. Pretty sure he doesn’t give a crap if fans in NE are booing him or not.

    As for handing the Lombardi Trophy to Brady if he wins, he’d gladly do it a thousand times. Remember, Goodell WON the court case to give him more power under the CBA. While Brady may hate the commissioner, Goodell LOVES Brady and all the money he brings into the league.

  48. He gets booed mercilessly every year at the draft. Why would this be any different?

    He should just suck it up and get it over with. Fans will boo. So what?

  49. Newsflash, Goodell was the one that destroyed the Spygate evidence …
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    Evidence of what?

  50. Isn’t the simple fact of the commissioner being so alienated from the sport’s most successful franchise (and its fans) all the indictment we need of his performance in the role?

  51. Normally, someone who feels they’re in the right and “protecting the integrity of the game” like Goodell would be proud to show up, knowing their stance is just.

    The fact that he’s hiding and won’t show himself says to me that he knows he’s wrong and knows what he did was something not to be proud of or to stand behind. He’s a gutless slug.

  52. jchipwood says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:26 AM
    Him and Kraft hangout all the time anyway.
    ==========================

    Business is business chipster. For the 70k Pats fans at Gillette it’s a bit more personal

  53. I’m sure he just wants to go to where he can see a good game, since the Patriots beatdown of the Steelers will be a snoozefest.

  54. I hope he attends the game. Then the Patriots fans will kill two birds with one stone when they yell a–holes, a fitting tribute to Goodell and Tomlin.

  55. He’s not welcome in our house anyway, which works out well because he’s a spineless coward. Hope to see you in February buddy

  56. “Goodell still hasn’t attended a game in New England since the 2014 playoffs.”

    There are pictures on the internet showing Goodell at Kraft’s house in 2015.
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    Yes, in January of 2015, during the playoffs for the 2014 season.

    We’re in 2017 now, but these will be referred to as the 2016 playoffs. This has been a common way of the playoffs for a long, long time.

  57. 4sacroc says:
    Jan 17, 2017 12:22 PM
    Goodell’s no Rozelle, but it’s confounding how Patriots fans have such vitriol for the guy who
    destroyed all the sideline videotapes Pats used against opponents….
    ______________________________________

    Since when does destroyed mean “Play on a loop in front of a room full of reporters”?

    Also it is not and has never been illegal to film coaches on the side line. Spygate was about where the Patriots were filming not what they were filming.

    Eventually I feel like the haters will learn this, but it destroys their narrative that Goodell “covered up” for the Patriots by fining them $750,000 and a 1st round draft pick. If they have to admit the truth of what the Pats were fined for they might have to admit it was egregious.

  58. veddermn8 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 12:17 PM

    justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM
    Steelers 45-20, Patriots got a season long bye playing in the afc east and a 2 round bye in the playoffs facing the Texans.

    A cold steel reality check this week folks!

    =========================

    Pats went 6-1 against top 10 defenses this year (and 9-1 against the top 12). There are no top 10 defenses left in the playoffs except one….the Patriots.

    Bell and Brown will get some yards this weekend, but they aren’t scoring much. And Brady will carve that Steeler D up.

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    Patriots had the easiest schedule in the NFL and would have lost to the Texans if they had half-decent QB play. They’re not carving up anybody unless they step it up.

  59. kevpft says:
    Jan 17, 2017 12:48 PM
    Isn’t the simple fact of the commissioner being so alienated from the sport’s most successful franchise (and its fans) all the indictment we need of his performance in the role?

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    Great point but unfortunately the fans view of his performance is irrelevant. He only answers to the scumbag owners. He clearly follows their orders well or he’d have been gone a long time ago.

  60. i think the patriots should let bygones be bygones…afterall, goodell covered up the spygate evidence by destroying it, for supposedly a minor infraction of the location of filming….and then he got the deflategate pushed thru to even things out….

  61. htown1035 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 1:53 PM

    Patriots had the easiest schedule in the NFL
    ******************************
    They played five games against playoff teams and won four of the them.

  62. It kinda speaks volumes by his behavior that he knows he attempted to disgrace Brady and the Pats but has been proven wrong over and over. He is the commish of the league and refuses to show up to one of the franchise’s games. He works for the owners equally, and he isn’t doing his job for Kraft or the Rooneys,especially after being in Atlanta last week. He is really a terrible person to be representing the NFL. What a tremendous leader and example he sets…hide from the problems,hoping it just goes away.

  63. You hatred is blinding you.

    He choose a NFC team because he just went to a AFC team.

    If he went to another AFC team game you guys would be hating over him favoring AFC teams.

  64. htown1035 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 1:53 PM

    Patriots had the easiest schedule in the NFL and would have lost to the Texans if they had half-decent QB play. They’re not carving up anybody unless they step it up.

    =========================

    Pats just hung 34pts on the #1 defense in the NFL this year (and a 27 earlier this year with their 3rd string QB playing) without their offense running at full tilt. Steelers D and every other non-Pats D left is considerably worse than the Texans. Brady’s job will be considerably easier this weekend.

    And Pats are now 5-1 against playoff teams this year, best in the NFL.

  65. DolFan says:
    Jan 17, 2017 2:14 PM

    You hatred is blinding you.

    He choose a NFC team because he just went to a AFC team.

    If he went to another AFC team game you guys would be hating over him favoring AFC teams.
    ===============

    Goodell is attending his second straight Atlanta Falcons (NFC) home game this weekend. There is no universe in which that is standard commissioner behavior.

  66. Let’s clear something up. I’ve read a number of NE fans comments on “Spygate” mostly in response to Goodell destroying the tapes, the evidence. “It’s perfectly legal to tape games” “you mean the loop shown to reporters” they were illegally filming practices, not coaches, or trying to steal signals

  67. DolFan…seriously?!? He was AT the Falcons Game on SATURDAY. This will be two weeks in row at the SAME STADIUM….maybe he likes the pumped in crowd noise there in Atlanta

  68. flaccojumpball says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:29 AM
    Why should he be vilified? He covered for the Patsies in 2007. And then correctly punished Brady for a ball deflating scheme that even your talk show hosts admit happened. Stop living inside your bubble. The Patsies have a culture of cheating

    Why listen to scientists when there are talk show hosts around?

  69. Hope they have a sting operation ready to go to put an end to the Steelers long running football deflation scheme.

  70. Let’s clear something up. I’ve read a number of NE fans comments on “Spygate” mostly in response to Goodell destroying the tapes, the evidence. “It’s perfectly legal to tape games” “you mean the loop shown to reporters” they were illegally filming practices, not coaches, or trying to steal signals
    __________________________________________

    If you are going to clear things up, then try to do so accurately. The Patriots have never once taped anyone’s practice. For the love of god, how many times does this have to be explained? There was an accusation that the Pats taped the Rams practice before the SB. This was thoroughly debunked with ESPN apologies, league conclusions, and newspaper retractions. The Patriots have never once taped anyone’s practice. Spygate was about filming in game…..from the wrong location.

  71. I think that Kraft should invite Goodell to watch the Pats. The only provision is that he will need to pay $5 million for the only ticket that Kraft will sell him. That should just about cover most of the reimbursement for Goodell’s theft from the Pats.

  72. jchipwood says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:26 AM
    Him and Kraft hangout all the time anyway.
    =====================
    Doesn’t really matter since Mara runs the league anyway.

  73. Goodell is attending his second straight Atlanta Falcons (NFC) home game this weekend. There is no universe in which that is standard commissioner behavior.
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    Is there any precedent of other commissioners doing this? For example, did Tagliabue refuse to go Broncos games after he assessed them a huge fine? Did David Stern avoid attending Dallas Mavericks games or Bud Selig pass on the chance to see the Mariners in the playoffs?

    Goodell’s custom is to attend the Thursday night season opener. He skipped it when New England hosted in 2015. So far, in the 2016 playoffs, he’s been to Seattle (wild card), KC, and Atlanta (divisional). He’s chosen to attend the Falcons game two weeks in a row instead of going to Foxboro.

    Goodell’s bias against the team is pretty clear. Believing that he somehow covered up for the Patriots or tried to help them makes no sense at all.

  74. So I guess that means he won’t be at the Super Bowl, either. Who’s going to hand Kraft and Belichick the trophy?

  75. Let it not be said NE hasn’t choked. One Super Bowl in a decade is a grip of choking for a “dynasty”. Buffalo is always remembered as the worst. Philly went to four consecutive NFC championships, one Super Bowl, considered to be epic choke. Where does NE fall? They’ve gagged more than any franchise when it counted.

  76. Roger you cowardly worm. Stop with the ”we are welcomed warmly in all NFL venues” schtick and face the team and fans that you screwd in your deflate gate scam.

  77. justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM
    Steelers 45-20, Patriots got a season long bye playing in the afc east and a 2 round bye in the playoffs facing the Texans.

    45 points? What is that, 15 field goals?

  78. Personally, I think Roger’s being there would be nothing more than a distraction from an otherwise great contest. Stay in Atlanta Roger.

  79. Let it not be said NE hasn’t choked. One Super Bowl in a decade is a grip of choking for a “dynasty”. Buffalo is always remembered as the worst. Philly went to four consecutive NFC championships, one Super Bowl, considered to be epic choke. Where does NE fall? They’ve gagged more than any franchise when it counted.
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    The Patriots have won 4 SBs in 15 years. That is not debatable. They have played in 6. In what banana-land universe would that be considered choking? You must be the type of loser that thinks not making the playoffs is better then losing the AFC championship game.

  80. Good riddance Roger. Don’t ever show your face in Gillette Stadium. You would need Secret Service protection. The most corrupt commissioner in sports history.

  81. Yeah. Good idea if he doesn’t show. It would bring back the days of 70’s and 80’s where Foxboro was the most violent stadium in North American professional sports venues.

  82. I get the hate I guess. But Godell is a puppet doing the bidding of his bosses the owners. They forced him to push on deflategate. Nonetheless it would be funny to see him hand a trophy to Brady.

  83. Roger Goodell in 2015 on Marshawn Lynch:

    “I’ve been very clear. When you’re in the NFL, you have an obligation,” Goodell said. “It’s an obligation to the fans. It is part of your job, and there are things we all have to do in our job that we may not necessarily want to do.”

  84. flaccojumpball says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:29 AM
    Why should he be vilified? He covered for the Patsies in 2007. And then correctly punished Brady for a ball deflating scheme that even your talk show hosts admit happened. Stop living inside your bubble. The Patsies have a culture of cheating
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    This is why America’s education system has failed, people can no longer think for themselves but rely on erroneous (look it up since its probably too complicated of a word) reports, if your read it somewhere on the internet it has to be true

  85. Anyone attending the game, when the Pats are up big in the 4th quarter with the game wrapped up, please start the chant below:

    “WHERE is ROGER?!?!”

    clap…clap…clap clap clap

    Was part of this during the 2015 home opener/banner night and it was amazing.

  86. Ive never cheered for a team that wasnt my team to win the Super Bowl as much as I want the Pats to win. The NFL can take the Belifist and I would love if Brady told Goodell to suck it!

  87. Because the food they serve Goodell whenever he’s in New England always seems to him to taste vaguely of spit. Or worse.

  88. patsrule59 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:50 AM
    “your time on top will end soon”

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Been hearing that for about 10-12 years now. Define “soon”.
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    Brady will be 40 before the next regular season game. Furthermore you have not been hearing “soon” for “10-12 years now”. ESPN, headquartered in NE, was so far up the Patriots arse their breath smelled of Kraft macaroni & cheese.

  89. gofor2with3pointlead says:

    Jan 17, 2017 4:59 PM
    Eight playoff appearances, two conference championships, one Super Bowl, is a record choke job.

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    You aren’t smart. The Pats and Packers have made 8 straight playoff appearances. The next closest are Seattle with 5 and Pit with 3. If the Pats are choke artists, what are the whole rest of the league who can’t even make the playoffs?

    Sunday will be Brady’s 11 AFC Championship game in 15 years as QB. He’s already won 6. Only a fool would call that kind of success a choke job.

  90. He aint fooling anybody! Everyone know’s he and Kraft are best buds, he suspended Brady out of peer pressure from other teams, and then he gave the Patriots 3 out of the 4 games he had to suspend brady at home to help the Patriots? Goodell, and Kraft are joined at the hip.

  91. Some people just cling to the narrative that Goodell destroyed the tapes to save the Patriots which he already punished severely. More probable than not, Goodell destroyed the tapes because he is generally aware that other teams has been doing what the Patriots were doing. It is on those tapes. Pretty much the same way he ignored the allegation that the Steelers were deflating footballs. He did not want another scandal to expose that he and the NFL are at fault for pursuing a stupid case.
    Goodell destroyed the tapes to save himself and the other teams not the Patriots.

  92. So I guess we won’t see him at the draft anymore? Cause he’ll get booed?

    If Goodell came to Gillette, he’d roll up in a limo, enter through a private door, up the back halls and elevators to a suite where no one will have access to him. Yeah, they’ll put him up on the screen, and he’ll get booed. So what? Then, when the game is over, he’ll go back down the elevator and back halls, out the private entrance and into his limo and out.

    There will be no Game of Thrones Shame walk, people. Although that would be awesome!

  93. dpdonny says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:23 AM

    Won’t be missed. Not by a single Pats fan.

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    He won’t be missed by any fan of any NFL team. The sooner we’re rid of him, the better.

  94. ibelievebrady says:
    Jan 17, 2017 5:26 PM

    You aren’t smart.

    Only a fool would call that kind of success a choke job.
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    Now you are catching on.

  95. bsizemore68 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:28 AM
    Its time for the Pats fans to grow up, and stop crying, when you are accuse of cheating and fine by the league people will call you cheaters, get over it, your time on top will end soon. Bill

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    Seems to me it is you guys doing all the crying…

  96. jchipwood says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:29 AM
    “Goodell still hasn’t attended a game in New England since the 2014 playoffs.”

    There are pictures on the internet showing Goodell at Kraft’s house in 2015.

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    There are pictures on the Internet of Big Foot and a pregnant Don Shula too……

  97. flaccojumpball says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:29 AM
    Why should he be vilified? He covered for the Patsies in 2007. And then correctly punished Brady for a ball deflating scheme that even your talk show hosts admit happened. Stop living inside your bubble. The Patsies have a culture of cheating

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    Why weren’t the Steelers punished or the Giants (who admitted to sticking a needle into an opponents footballs, a GIANT no-no, especially after “deflategate”? Why haven’t the PSI numbers been released? Goodell has no answer to these questions, or to any of the other offenses (hiding $30 mill of owner money from players revenue pool, denying concussion effects, bungling numerous investigations, lying several times in open court, tone deaf domestic abuse decisions and on and on and on)

  98. gofor2with3pointlead says:
    Jan 17, 2017 5:25 PM

    Brady will be 40 before the next regular season game. Furthermore you have not been hearing “soon” for “10-12 years now”. ESPN, headquartered in NE, was so far up the Patriots arse their breath smelled of Kraft macaroni & cheese.

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    ESPN propelled deflategate into a national story and allowed themselves to be a PR pawn of the NFL. No one in NE likes ESPN.

    And yes, people have been declaring the end of Brady for “10-12” years now. First he was just a system QB who was lucky, then he was lucky because the NFL became a pass happy league, and then now he is too old. But he is still today at the top of NFL QBs (w/ Rodgers).

    And B.Kraft makes paper, not macaroni and cheese.

  99. Maybe he feels some guilt for these things:

    • Rigged the 2016 draft (see Patriots stolen 1st round draft pick)
    • Tried to fix 4 of the Patriots games. (was successful in fixing one).
    • Obtained 1 million dollars under false pretenses.
    • Plans on rigging the 2017 draft (see Patriots stolen 4th round draft pick)
    • Kept the PSI information collected during the 2015 season and post season secret.
    • Kept the PSI information collected during the 2016 season secret.

  100. swhughes81 says:
    Jan 17, 2017 11:55 AM

    Roger is the GOAT of NFL commissioners. He did what was right. Everyone outside of New England fans know Brady* cheats
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    Ah, yes…that old chestnut. Roger’s willfully ignorant, science denying dupes “know” Brady cheats.

    Then you say, “prove it”!

    Crickets…

    Trolls Lose Again!

  101. The Falcons were penalized for pumping in crowd noise. They cooperated, were penalized, and the team and their fanbase moved on. Goodell will attend the game where fans are rational, respectable, and civil.

    The ever cheating Pats and their fans (who make death threats to reporters) are unworthy.

  102. pittsburghdamned says:
    Jan 17, 2017 6:04 PM

    It’s the Patriots who repeatedly have been busted for cheating. What’s that got to do with Goodell doing his job?

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    While gullible dupes were swallowing the “cheating” nonsense, intelligent people were questioning it. Especially when the NFL expected everyone to deny science. Really intelligent people then conducted their own tests.

    One such person is a Steelers fan… and he shared a video online. In the video you will see the PSI drop in footballs when they are moved to where it is cold. The PSI numbers then go back up when the footballs are put back where its warmer.

    No air is ever removed from the football but the football deflates from the cold air. That is a concept that those that can’t understand 7th grade science can’t seem to grasp.

    Just search for “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  103. New England fans think the NFL revolves around Gillette Stadium.

    Sunday’s Green Bay vs Atlanta game will be the last NFL game played at Georgia Dome…that is the correct venue for the NFL commissioner to be at on Sunday.

    As someone from Atlanta and a Falcons fan I can tell you nobody cares about the last game at the Georgia Dome. It was outdated when it opened and it has no special significance at all for the Falcons. It will be demolished in February. What does that tell you? Gillette Stadium has way more history that the GA Dome and the commissioner should be there, but of course New England fans don’t want him there. So he comes back to Atlanta. Falcons fans will probably still boo him though because he got some boos last week, though no where near as bad as the boos would be in New England.

  104. “New England fans think the NFL revolves around Gillette Stadium.

    Sunday’s Green Bay vs Atlanta game will be the last NFL game played at Georgia Dome…that is the correct venue for the NFL commissioner to be at on Sunday.”

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    As someone from Atlanta and a Falcons fan I can tell you nobody cares about the last game at the Georgia Dome. It was outdated when it opened and it has no special significance at all for the Falcons. It will be demolished in February. What does that tell you? Gillette Stadium has way more history that the GA Dome and the commissioner should be there, but of course New England fans don’t want him there. So he comes back to Atlanta. Falcons fans will probably still boo him though because he got some boos last week, though no where near as bad as the boos would be in New England.

  105. Fraudger isn’t worthy to enter Gods Country again, period

    His cowardly avoidance of this area proves he has ZERO confidence in his proxy witch hunt. Anyone with even a 1/2 of a brain can see this.
    For those who can’t, good luck, you’re gonna need it.

    hatriotnation=crybabynation

  106. “Brady will be 40 before the next regular season game. Furthermore you have not been hearing “soon” for “10-12 years now”. ESPN, headquartered in NE, was so far up the Patriots arse their breath smelled of Kraft macaroni & cheese.”
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    As usual the posters who troll the Patriots display their ignorance. Robert Kraft has no relation what so ever to Kraft Foods.

  107. $19.99 – Digital pressure gauge
    $89.00 – 1.6 cu ft. dorm size refrigerator
    $99.00—Official NFL football
    Being so stupid that you didn’t test to see what happens when footballs get cold… so now you are too embarrassed to show up at Patriots games…PRICELESS!

    Obtaining PSI measurements of footballs during the 2015 and 2016 seasons because you want to remind everyone that Tom Brady let air out of footballs. Feeling stupid when the data shows that footballs always deflate on their own when taken out in the cold. Having to keep the PSI information secret because even the dumb people would see that Tom Brady was blamed for what the weather does.

  108. helmetcatch says:
    Jan 17, 2017 6:56 PM

    The ever cheating Pats and their fans (who make death threats to reporters) are unworthy.

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    Only those who believe that Roger Goodell knows more about science than all the science professors at the 21 universities, who all stated that the weather explains the deflation, continue to believe the “cheating” nonsense.

  109. The Falcons were penalized for pumping in crowd noise. They cooperated, were penalized, and the team and their fanbase moved on. Goodell will attend the game where fans are rational, respectable, and civil.
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    Did Goodell fabricate that the Falcons were pumping in crowd noise? Did he suspend Matt Ryan for 4 games? Take away their 1st round pick? Fine the team $1 million?

    If he did those things to the Falcons, he wouldn’t be welcome in Atlanta, either.

  110. In the case that the Pats win it all, Rog can always hire Putin to handle any Super Bowl hardware….

  111. Most people believe he destroyed the tapes because they gave the lie to the story-line they wanted to push, which itself was intended to go easier on the Pats than they should have. This basically let the Pats off with a wrist-slap, which is why they wanted to punish them more severely when they were caught the next time. It looks bad when they let you off the hook and you then turn around and work at finding another way to cheat.

    Now, I realize there will be a host of denials (probably from the same guy with the 20 accounts), and I don’t care. Regardless of whether the entire region of New England doesn’t want to believe that, that’s basically the feeling that the rest of the world has on the situation. It’s the taint that your team will have to live with for the foreseeable future. Get mad at your organization…it would do more for the situation than any of your protests here.

  112. Be careful Atlanta falcons, goodell was at chiefs game and we got screwed by the refs. I hope the same doesn’t happen to you with Sir Roger in attendance.

  113. RegisHawk says:
    Jan 18, 2017 6:13 AM

    Most people believe he destroyed the tapes because they gave the lie to the story-line they wanted to push, which itself was intended to go easier on the Pats than they should have. This basically let the Pats off with a wrist-slap, which is why they wanted to punish them more severely when they were caught the next time. It looks bad when they let you off the hook and you then turn around and work at finding another way to cheat.

    Now, I realize there will be a host of denials (probably from the same guy with the 20 accounts), and I don’t care. Regardless of whether the entire region of New England doesn’t want to believe that, that’s basically the feeling that the rest of the world has on the situation. It’s the taint that your team will have to live with for the foreseeable future. Get mad at your organization…it would do more for the situation than any of your protests here.

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    The issue with that theory is, at the time, the penalty for Spygate was the harshest in NFL history. Hardly a “slap on the wrist”.

  114. RegisHawk says:
    Jan 18, 2017 6:13 AM
    This basically let the Pats off with a wrist-slap, which is why they wanted to punish them more severely when they were caught the next time. It looks bad when they let you off the hook and you then turn around and work at finding another way to cheat.
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    Absolutely. But none of that changes the fact that this little wrist-slap you keep referring to was the harshest penalty in NFL history … for filming signals in the wrong location. Advancing the angle of filming signals as the act of cheating isn’t going to get very far and has absolutely nothing to do with getting mad at the organization. The reality is many people “believe” the act of filming signals was illegal and that is why they get bent out of shape when Patriots fans remind them of the marginal nature that resulted in the harshest penalty ever. So yeah … wrist slap.

  115. RegisHawk says:
    Jan 18, 2017 6:13 AM
    This basically let the Pats off with a wrist-slap, which is why they wanted to punish them more severely when they were caught the next time. It looks bad when they let you off the hook and you then turn around and work at finding another way to cheat.

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    I think your talking about Seattle who yet again bent the rules this season.

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