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Poll closed Dec 23, 2012.
  1. David Stern

    18.6%
  2. Roger Goodell

    28.6%
  3. Gary Bettman

    55.7%
  4. Bud Selig

    10.0%
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  1. thenepatsrule

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    NBA : David Stern
    Lets face it the NBA postsesaon each and every year seems like it is rigged to make sure Lebron wins

    NFL : Roger Goodell
    Boy where do i start............

    NHL : Gary Bettman
    Not a huge NHL fan but havent there been like 2 lockouts in his regime?

    MLB : Bud Selig
    No parity in the MLB, we have teams like the Yankees and then there are the Pirates, MLB needs salary cap.


    Of the above mentioned who do you think is the worst ?
     
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    It's got to be Bettman but I refuse to vote for him. It would be a disservice to Goodell.

    As for Stern, he vetoed the Chris Paul deal to the Lakers and he rigged the Lottery to give to the NBA owned team (Hornets?) the #1 pick.
     
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    Has to be the guy who doesn't even have his sport playing. But I do agree about Stern, he's too involved.
     
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    Goodell is the best of that sorry lot. Why? Because he's worked with the ownership to get them what they want. Revenues and popularity are skyrocketing and the franchises are solvent, and the fanbase is happy. Sure he's mis-steped several times and is a total tool but he's been effective even though he desperately needed Kraft's intervention in the failing CBA negotiations and once again over did it again with the Saints violations (although I don't like Tags giving everyone a walk).

    Contrast the other bozos whose teams are insolvent, player issues either unresolved or totally player driven and popularity diminishing.
     
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    I don't know much about the MLB or NHL Commish but I do know Stern and Goodell are pretty bad.
     
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    I obviously despise Goodell and I'm definitely not a fan of Stern but Bettman takes the cake.
     
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    Bettman since his sport is no longer even a major national sports league, just a league with regional appeal in a dozen or so cities.

    So if you limit it to the 3 MAJOR leagues, I'd say Goodell is the worst. Stern has accomplished a great deal with international marketing, and Selig has done OK with a sport that isn't optimal for TV, has no international appeal, and has always had serious labor hurdles.

    Meaning... everything has been stacked for Goodell, who is taking care of the pen of golden egg-laying geese, and he is pretty much whiffing at the opportunity, tinkering with the game and constantly inflating his own ego trying to run his fifedom.
     
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    stern.....
     
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    When I was a kid the NHL was essentially on par with the others as part of the Big 4 of sports; where does it rank now? With this about to be the second time within the last decade that the league will have no season, the dishonor has to go to Bettman.
     
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    wow seems like Bettman is worse than i thought :eek:
     
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    I voted for Stern, because I believe the NBA crooked, from the refs to the lottery. It's a mess IMO. Bettman is a very close second. Selig strikes me a bumbler, and perhaps that makes him worse than Bettman, but Bettman is allowing the labor strife to cripple and destroy his league. Selig just sits back and does nothing. Goodell, for all his warts about how he's changing the game, is only trying to lessen the owners liability in the class action suit on player safety. His league enjoys unparalleled popularity.
     
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    Goodell is the best of that bunch and it isn't even close, in my mind.

    Stern is corrupt as ****, imo. Bettman's league isn't even playing and Selig has manned the helm as Baseball continued its inevitable slide further and further from the NFL.

    Goodell might drive fans crazy but that's only because of how ******* great the NFL is. He's got a long ways to go before he's as bad as those buffoons.
     
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    Good-God this guy sucks-dell

    Bettman

    Stern

    Selig


    They ALL suck, but they rep the owners which means the owners for the league suck just as bad.

    Bettman has to rep a group of idiots hell bent on choking the golden goose to death

    Goodell, you know.

    Stern is corrupt as hell and trust me, if they RICOed the NBA I would not be surprised.

    Selig has been in the league far far too long.
     
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    OK...I screwed up...I gave only a quick glance at the list and just ASS U MEd that they were all previous NFL commishes and so I immediately clicked for Goodell...but now I know these are commishes from other major sports leagues,....I still pick Goodell because...I don't care about hockey and not so much about basketball and I never seen the baseball commissioner screw the Red Sox like the NFL commish has screwed the Pats.
     
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    I don't think any of them does a particularly good job, but since I am an NFL fan above all else, and I think Roger Goodell makes terrible and heavy-handed decisions constantly, I will have to go with him.
     
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    It's Bettman and it's not close. 2 complete season lockouts in 8 years...
     
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    Bettman is a convenient and easy whipping boy, but Pro hockey is facing the issue that ALL the other sports will face, soon. The NHL does not have a big time TV contract, unlike the other three sports. Yet pro hockey players believe they should be paid just like the other "major league" players. But the revenues to do so, are just not there. The NHL owners are talking reality, and no one wants to hear it.

    One thing is aways true. Sooner or later, viewers grow bored and seek out something new. When viewer ship declines, the TV networks and their huge contracts WILL disapear. Without those TV revenues, the owners will HAVE to face the same issues that the NHL is now undergoing. No player in any sport is going to want his earnings cut, but eventually it is going to happen in every sport.

    In our favorite sport, the signs are all there. Vitually all stadiums are sold out or nearly so. Ticket prices and concessions revenues are as well as box revenue is maxed out. Little room for increased local revenues exist. TV has expanded from Sundays afternoons, to include Monday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Sunday evenings. The feared TV over saturation is here now.

    Fortunately a new TV contract exists, but I suspect the next one, if it even comes to pass, will not be larger. It might not even happen, and if it does it might actually be smaller. Then the NFL owners and NFLPA will be exactly where hockey is, at loggerheads.

    Bettman gets the blame but it is misdirected.

    As a pure Commissioner, Roger Goodell is easily the worst. Goodell by a Country mile.
     
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    I give it to Bettman - he is about to oversee the death of his sport. Stern is a close 2nd b/c I have not watched the NBA since Jordan retired the 2nd time. Goodell is making great strides in catching up with BOTH of them.
     
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