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    A strong majority, 61%, disapprove of his job performance...

    Poll shows Roger Goodell divides opinions of NFL players

    Not surprising since he's the arbiter of fines, an unpopular position for anyone.

    I bet that more than 2/3rds of Pats fans disapprove of Commissioner Clouseau, but I think he'd be the least popular among Saints fans. The wound there is still fresh.
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    Welcome to the club, NFL players. You're a bit late to the party.
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    I am pretty sure the 39 percent include

    Niners players
    Ravens players
    Peyton Manning
    Jests players :D
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    Its a good thing he doesn't work for the Players, huh? The owners overwhelmingly approve of him.

    Hence the 5 year extension they gave him last week.

    He's doing exactly what hes supposed to be doing, and doing it exceedingly well.
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    ratings are up, money is up, 9 more years of stoppage free ball to play.

    I'd say the players are between a rock and a hardplace, where the rock is millions of dollars, and the rock is the Goodell who is not going anywhere.
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    I can only imagine how epically loud it's going to be when he tries to present the trophy to the winner in New Orleans of all places. Granted the seats won't be filled with Saints fans but nonetheless it will be worse than some of the other boo-fests he's received.
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    bars and restaurants throughout the city of New Orleans disagree with your sentiment...

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    That's damn funny. Maybe Roger will have to go incognito to get a meal, or bring a sack lunch from home. I wish the same thing would've happened in New England.
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    They ought to put those signs up in all the hotels, taxi cabs, limos, etc. :D
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    Goodell probably takes this as a sign that he's doing a good job.

    He has three constituencies that matter to him:

    1) The 32 Owners who employ him. Even here, there are probably only about a half dozen who really matter (Jones, Kraft, Laurie, the Mara's, the Rooney's and a couple of others plus maybe Ralph Wilson, Jr., and the Hunt family for old times sake). My guess is that he's aces with nearly all of them except NO. I'm sure there are plenty of disagreements, but they're "handled" behind the scenes before they become issues.

    2) The growth of the game, as measured by TV ratings, ancillary sales and fan enthusiasm. However much we fans ***** about Goodell, we are still watching the games (and in growing numbers) and buy gear faster than Chinese workers can make it. The kids' programs ("Play 60" or whatever it's called) are going strong and the SB will, once again, be a major cultural and media event. Whether we like it or not, that's pretty much how he thinks of us.

    3) NFLPA. Here his job isn't to be "liked" but to have a decent working relationship and avoid the loss of game day revenue; he got through a contentious Labor Negotiation (with the help of one of his loyal owners) with some bruised feelings, but a 20 game season. I think you can bet that he will take even more steps designed to improve "on field" safety. He really doesn't give a flying **** that these moves will have fans who have never gotten closer to an NFL field than the first row of seats complaining that he's turning the game into "two hand touch." A few players might complain about the new rules, but he'll view them as the same guys who will be suing the NFL in ten years because he didn't do enough. He's probably pleased that his support is even around 40%. After Bountygate and a record year of fines, he might have expected it to be even lower.

    None of this has anything to do with my personal view of Goodell, which is that he is a classic example of the Peter Principle and of what happens when a staff guy gets "the big job." But, I still watch the games and the commercials that sell the beer and the cars, so my opinion is irrelevant to him.
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