Re: Should the owners kick Goodell to the curb?
posted at 5/3/2012 2:02 PM EDT
In Response to Should the owners kick Goodell to the curb?
[QUOTE]The man is reviled in most fanbases throughout the league.
Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]
The better time to ask this question would have been right after he supplied the fuel that the NY media needed to tarnish BB and the Pats with "spygate", by levying that ridiculously harsh punishment on BB, and the team.
But, thereafter, I really can't argue with what he's done. He knew that the trial lawyers were lining up against the NFL regarding the concussion cases. It's the main reason why he's coming down so heavy on "players' safety" issues, and doling out such excessive fines for hits to the head. It's also the main reason why he's been so hard on the Saints, for Bounty-gate.
I'd never thought I'd be defending Goodell. But, I believe he's doing what must be done to preserve the league, in light of the coming plethora of law suits.
I'd never thought I'd be throwing compliments at Ron Borges either...but today he authored (I hope...LOL!!) an excellent article on the passing of Junior Seau, and on the possible fate of the NFL. The final paragraph of his article should be haunting for the NFL, it''s owners, coaches, players, and fans:
"Now (Junior Seau) is gone in a haze very likely caused by the savagery of the game he loved. Pro football and the men who run it have much to think about this morning beyond grief. They have to think about where their game is headed."