Goodell Must Go
posted at 5/13/2009 9:07 AM EDT
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the media's willing accomplice to the trumped-up Spygate fiasco, is at it again. Apparently, Goodell is modeling himself after NBA Commissioner David Stern...as he now is talking about such wonderful things as expanding the regular season, and playing a SB in London...all in the name of "growing the game": http://www.charlotteobserver.com/panthers/story/720919.html
Bob Kraft should do everything within his power to oust this arrogant, drunk with power, former Jets employee from his post. But, he shouldn't try to oust him merely out of revenge for costing his team a #1 draft choice, and letting his team twist in the wind for months in 2007. It should also be for dissing the fan base in America which has really "grown the game", with silly measures such as exporting regular season games abroad, and the handling of broadcasting games over the NFL Network and Direct TV.
Aren't you-all tired of having to deal with the Direct TV monopoly? In order to get the NFL Ticket, one must sign a fairly lengthy services contract with that company...whose monopoly was just recently extended by Goodell.
Heres an article from the Charlotte Observer in which Jets Goodell talks about "growing the game": http://www.charlotteobserver.com/panthers/story/720919.html
Check out the following response, in which a Carolina Panthers' fan really "nails it":
"Grow the Game" bull, the obvious sole intention is to loot foreign cash at the expense of American fans who actually grew the game, watching, paying (tickets and increased consumer costs due to high advertising), building stadiums with tax dollars and PSL's, etc.
Taking away a Panthers Home game to ship overseas would actually possibly be class actionable as it does not just take away the price of one ticket, but dilutes the value of a PSL and limits resale value especially in a season with one less home game.
The NFL should be very careful as they are alienating their golden goose the fans, with their treatment of NFL network, Sunday Ticket lack of availability versus how rest of world can view games, and now shipping games overseas. Stop the greed and focus on the fans who built you!"