National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue left, talks with New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, center, and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson talk during league meetings at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., Monday, July 24, 2006. NFL owners were to pick the four finalists to succeed retiring Commissioner Paul Tagliabue when they meet Monday at a Detroit-area hotel. Favorities include Roger Goodell, the league's chief operating officer; Jeff Pash, its in-house counsel; and Rich McKay, the Atlanta Falcons' general manager. One or two others, perhaps from outside the league, remain in the mix. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/25/s...&en=00290fc74ce89776&ei=5094&partner=homepage .