Referendum on Roger Goodell

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Tunescribe, Nov 9, 2008.


How do you view Roger Goodell's performance as NFL commissioner?

  1. Can his ass before he legislates the game into flag football

    58 vote(s)
  2. He’s doing a great job of keeping things safe and competitive

    4 vote(s)
  3. I don’t know what to think

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  1. Tunescribe

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    I’ve had enough of Roger Goodell, and feel it’s time for fans to start making themselves heard. He seems drunk with power and out of control with all the wussy rules emphases, petty fines/suspensions, obsession with international games, talk of lengthening the regular season when injury woes seem worse than ever, etc., etc.

    Why is it important to make ourselves heard? Because WE are the ones paying for his nonsense, literally and figuratively. What I don’t understand is why the owners have allowed him such free rein. Note to Robert Kraft: The NFL needs a fair and rational commissioner to help administer the league as its STEWARD, not as a heavy handed bully whose personal power trip is chipping away at the game’s integrity.
  2. Joker

    Joker Supporter Supporter

    I've been banging this drum since last September.
  3. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    Ommissioner Clouseau....
  4. jczxohn1

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    IMO, the upcoming negotiations with the player's union is the most important aspect of the future for Goodell. So far, he does not project the mature fair-handedness this immense undertaking is going to require. Hopefully, he will realize he is just not large enough for the job, will step aside and let Condaleeza take over.

    Am I joking, you say? Let's just say she's the only one who has publicly said she wants the job who could handle it. Would the owners hire her if the position was open? :confused2:
  5. reflexblue

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    I'm sick of his pettyness, the fines the suspensions etc. So i voted to can his AZZ A.S.A.P.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  6. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    He is making things worse. Every arrest or dirty play is now a HUGE deal and Goodell is at fault for his ironhanded responses.
  7. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    In his quest to make the game more pallatable that it already is, he has defied all measure of responsible leadership.. last year is a classic example, what happened to BB and the Pats was completely uncalled for and a result of media frenzy. Last week he fined Moss 20K for an obscure remark...
  8. flasox27

    flasox27 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I think there are a lot of people in high places with good memories who aren't going to forget his performance. Runnning the league isn't just keeping the Jets and Colts happy.
  9. E Belichick Unum

    E Belichick Unum On the Game Day Roster

    I think he is trying to protect the sport from itself. As players get bigger and faster more high profile injuries are happening, some of them are scarey. I think that the thing we have to remember is he actually works for the owners. If the owners get angry at the job he is doing they will force a change.
  10. Leave No Doubt

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    My outlook on GODell's been posted many times so I'll refrain from retyping it all, but as far as the Pats go, most of the bs problems which have haunted us this season stem from his complete mishandling of Spygate. He's been trying to compensate ever since, but rather than :spygate: we should jump forward to the present and apply some of his inconsistencies in a more general way.

    He's imposed more rules of play than any one person can reasonably keep track of, yet the entire league is becoming besmirched with season-ending injuries. More rules inherently implies the opposite effect;fewer of these kinds of injuries, yet the opposite is happening.

    His mantra's always been "preserving the integrity of the game" yet his actions denote "changing" the game. He also fails to address officiating problems,instead opting for the silencing any attempts to address the problem by fining anyone who dares question it or speak out about it.

    I'm also not too warm and fuzzy about his injection of the military, retired or not, into the sporting world.

    Bottom line for me...he's taking the NFL in a direction that should be making a whole lot of people begin to feel somewhat uncomfortable.

    Anyone who heads up a multi-billion dollar industry like the NFL should be subject to much more intense scrutiny imho. When there's that much money and influence floating around, the person in charge needs a few more checks and balances in place; no one person should possess so much power.
  11. NJPatsfan26

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    Very well said.

    IMO He has taken this multi-billion dollar industry and turned it for the worse.

    He rarely listens to what others think about the officiating or fines that he shoves out into the masses.

    And like you, I had enough of this commish after the whole Spygate fiasco.

    What a waste of good talent....
  12. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    I have said it before and I'll say it again. Roger Goodell is bad for the game of football.
  13. blackglass3

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    From Peter King's MMQB (this has also been posted in another thread) b. Roger Goodell, in an Internet chat the other day, sounded more hopeful about an international franchise in our lifetimes than I'd heard before. "Our fans in the UK continue to support us and have an interest in seeing more NFL football,'' he said. "I believe it's realistic as the fan base grows that it's possible there could be a franchise in London someday.''

    Are you f#cking kidding me? Canada I can see, maybe even Mexico City. But having an NFL franchise is London is one of the most ridiculous things ever. Yeah, increase the schedule and give 10 teams a year 16 flying hours for one game (not to mention the London franchise having to fly back and forth 8 times a year). This guy is dumber than a rock.

    I am afraid for the sport that we enjoy. I know a popular opinion back when Tags was the commish was "someone needs to keep these players in line", but this is getting out of hand. And his whole "appeal" process is a slap in the face to anything in the legal process.

    How do they change Commisioners? Is it something the owners have to do, or is it just up to Dumba$s when he wants to leave?

    I love the Patriots, but it bothers me more and more every week that my love for the Pats also supports this idiot and his bumbling stupidity.
  14. PatsWickedPissah

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    I believe that Kraft is just as guilty of yearning after European, etc. exposure. He's on record saying that to grow, the NFL must expand its fanbase internationally. Remember the (cancelled) pre-season game in Chiner?
  15. Leave No Doubt

    Leave No Doubt Supporter Supporter

    :agree: and I was too chicken to say it so I'm glad you did:D GODell's definitely not taking this particular ride all by himself; owner$ are on that bandwagon too.
  16. SoCal Pmen

    SoCal Pmen In the Starting Line-Up

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    Its not an easy job by no means. I feel he is a bit over his head. He may very well develop into the position but the first few years have been shaky for him. He seems to be more reactive than proactive in dealing with situations and this has led many to question his indecisiveness.
  17. Tunescribe

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    The only sane way to address this is to re-boot NFL Europe. If it got good enough 50 years from now, the Super Bowl could be a truly international game -- NFL America vs. NFL Europe.
  18. blackglass3

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    Yearning for European/Asian exposure and having an international franchise are vastly different things, as is having one preseaon game vs. 8 away games on a different continent.

    Imagine, London United is the new franchise. Free agency would be a nightmare (Hey, come play for us and fly 16 hours 8 times a year!). You'd think they would need a seperate base of operations in the States for away games. Contracts would be kind of funny with conversion rates (I have read this is a problem the Toronto Raptors often have to compete with). And would Europe be up for supporting a full time NFL schedule? Sure, they come out for a novelty game a year...just like us with soccer. The attendance for the World Cup was great, so MLS started did that work out?

    It just doesn't seem like a great idea for an actual franchise, is all. One game a year, maybe even two is fine. The poster who said doing an honest to God world championship with NFLA vs NFLE would be the best way, and that will take years to get NFLE established enough to get solid players.
  19. PatsWickedPissah

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    As folks said, NFL Europe would need a re-boot. The fact of its failure seems lost to hubris on the part of NFL brass. Admitedly, were there a 4 team Division in Europe, pond travel would be lessened with the inter-divisional games. Man do we need an SST or what? As an old timer I'm really against this expansion outside North and Central Americer.
  20. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    Wow, I'm outnumbered 56-4? Keep it up Roger, keep those gangsters in line.
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