Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Tunescribe, Feb 15, 2013.
I think I'm gonna barf ... :faint:
Report: Goodell made nearly $30 million in 2011 | ProFootballTalk
Way too much money if you ask me.
Hmm...good ROI right there.
Ridiculous...thats all I got to say on this topic!
It is a gross amount of money and we all have our beef with the man but when I read that it is a bonus for brokering the CBA and the new Television deals and probably his regular salary too it doesn't seem like that crazy a number. Why shouldn't he get his cut of the deal?
Goodell is doing a darn good job for the owners. He should be getting paid this sort of money.
Pretty much, yep. Peanuts compared to the raking the owners are doing thanks in part to the guy that gets them what they want and takes the heat for it.
The owners pay roughly $4,000,000,000 in player salaries.
It doesn't seem bizarre that they pay the leader of their organization less than 1% of that.
Regardless of what you think if the quality of job he is doing, the job has an exhorbitant amount of value.
I'm failing to see much of an issue here. If you want to get sick, look at Selig's old salary figures and what it included.
Nobody on this earth is worth that much....Nobody should be getting paid like that when we have kids living on the streets, when people can't afford their next meal or know where their going to sleep next. People can't afford med for their cancer/Aids treatments and die and somehow you think its justified that some makes this much?
Goodell does nothing! The players play and the coaches coach, the owners own, what does this guy do again? Nothing! He sits at a desk all day and makes 30mill a year...What a joke!:bricks:
OT: Goodell made $30 million in 2011
The guy is doing his job real well.....chump change for the lumps he takes on behalf of the guys who hired him.......if it was stern, there'd be no defense allowed, and if it was bettman, all the teams based in North Dakota would be going out of business
OT: Goodell made $30 million in 2011
He takes the heat for the owners.....everyone hates him instead of his bosses.....worth 30m in this business
Goddell runs the league. That league funnells BILLIONS of dollars into the economy which creates jobs which results in fewer people living on the streets and starving. The NFL also provides an advertising vehicle for many corporations that increases their sales, grows their business and creates more jobs and opportunities so that fewer still people are poor.
Sounds like a tinge of jealousy if you ask me. I don't bemoan highly successful people. They play the game and should be rewarded accordingly.
Goodell has earned his keep.
i see this as a giant.."who cares" issue
I don't think there is anything wrong with the commissioner getting paid that money. I just hate to think that Goodell is getting it.
You couldn't do his job.
Being a top executive requires talent and a lot of dedication. And because that talent and dedication makes a lot of money for people, it pays uncommonly well. Like it or don't, but complaining about it is sort of like yelling at a cloud.
Big business. Big revenues. Big job. Big salary for the boss.
Every dime comes out of the owners' pockets. It's their money. We can complain all we want about the job we think he is or isn't doing; if they think he's worth that much, he's worth that much.
. Is February 16th the equivalent of April Fool's Day in the States? This guy is the second-worst commissioner ever in American sports. He is only second because the NHL guy, whose name I am too lazy to google, clearly hates (Ice) Hockey.
Technically, every dime comes from the fans.
Popularity and performance are not one in the same when it comes to commissioners. Tagliabue was a consiliator, the guy who swept indiscretions under the rug and slapped people gently on the wrist and negotiated one CBA after another that was fracturing ownership between the haves and have nots and causing the cap to rise at a rate that outpaced growth in revenue. Goodell has been more an ownership concensus builder and enforcer who pursues agendas that the brightest businessmen owners want pursued while giving them cover with each other and their own constituents. Those owners wanted a commissioner who would crack down on old school rebels and mentalities and discipline violators as well as focus on growing the brand via agressive marketing at a time when it was presumed the league had reached saturation level and the specter of litigation over the violent nature of the game loomed. I know some here also believe that Kraft rode in on his white horse and saved the CBA. If you don't grasp that that whole scenario was pre scripted to lure the players into believing they were finally going to get a fair shake...then you're as gullible as the NFLPA and it's constituents who are now experiencing life under a flat cap...
Fair play to the man!
Done a terrific job with the sport. Revenue is up, popularity worldwide is up. Wo cares if you don't like the man?
He's far from wrecking this sport.
Technically every dime any business makes comes from consumers. Who in many cases have little or no say in whether or not they consume the product. Football fans who don't like the way the league is being run can always become consumers/fans of some other sport. They don't seem inclined to. In fact the NFL game has never been more popular and is being consumed by more people in more ways than all but a handful of visionaries could have imagined even a decade ago. I heard the big boss at CBS tell Felger a couple of weeks ago that a network without football in it's programming portfolio can't survive. And despite what the networks pay for rights today, they make money on the product. Felger owes his success as a radio talk show host not to hockey...but to CBS for swooping in and securing the rights to it. Which is why Ordway should have been well down the list of guys Entercom canned over their recent ratings downfall.
Should it really be a surprise that the person who has been tasked to be the caretaker of the most popular sport (which happens to be a billion dollar industry) is making a lot of money?
These compensation stories are always interesting. The Commissioner of the NFL should be well compensated so long as the league succeeds in putting - and keeping - a quality product on the field. I am certain that Goodell's compensation is in line with other $9 billion businesses - if anything, it may be low.
Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the NHL makes around $9 million to run a dysfunctional $3.2 billion business that has a majority of franchises losing money. The costly lockout of 2012-13 was avoidable with just a touch of finesse from the owners' side and some leadership from the Commissioner.
David Stern is a dinosaur stuck in the 1990s and Bud Selig is reactive - mostly to what his fellow owners desire. Goodell is the most proactive of the bunch and leads a league that is technologically light years ahead of the other sports and adapting along with the media we all use to follow the league and our teams.
If Goodell is failing at anything, it is his lack of leadership on taking care of retired players upon whose shoulders, and injured brains and bodies, everyone's success is built. The players and their union should probably lead on this, but when battling for a share of league revenues, the Commissioner and the owners should be generous with those who made their franchises worth billions.
We bash Goodell for all sorts of stuff, especially the disciplinary actions to keep the employees from tarnishing the brand, but overall he is a better commissioner than his peers in the other major sports.
That and another dime won't even get you a pay phone call anymore, if you can find a pay phone.
The owners have all those dimes because fans buy tickets, concession food/drink, gear and, most importantly, the stuff that is advertised on TV.
But, for better or worse, the only thing that your loyalty/cash buys you is the right to watch, wear, eat, drive or play whatever is provided on the field, sold at the stadium/shops or presented in advertisements.
You're either "in" or "out."
The only real "voice" you have is to opt out. I tried that to a small degree after Spygate, when I refused to buy a Herald or click on its web page or watch HSPN or click on its web page for over a year. I gave up when I realized that even here dozens of folks were still posting links to each of those organizations.
Like the rest of us who post on this board, you seem to be, beyond a doubt, "in."
Interesting that the NFL is set up as a non-profit, which is why Goodell's salary is made public.
Did you know that the NFL is a tax-exempt nonprofit? | Jay Bookman
Found article via Deadpsin.
Though legally legitimate, the concept of a $30 million annual salary to the head of a non-profit agency seems like an oxymoron.
Always more profitable to steal with a pen and contract than with a gun.
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