Tag Archives: Roger Goodell

Coach Dennis’s Diary: Fantasy Baseball – Searching for a Commissioner

Coach Dennis’s Diary – Searching for a Commissioner By: Dennis Esser (@coachesser) You don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone.  While Cinderella’s early 90’s power ballad may have made me queasy at the time, truer words were truly never spoken.   I had no idea how lucky I was that my buddy from age […]

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Passing Judgment: Chris Christie is NOT Biff Tannen

In Back to the Future: Part II, Biff Tannen stole Marty McFly’s copy of the Sports Almanac and went back in time to give his younger self the results to all sporting events of the next half century.  As a result of Biff striking it rich with prophetic wagers on games, his character successfully lobbied […]

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Passing Judgment: Welcome Back Referees

After Monday night’s debacle which cost the Green Bay Packers a victory, it was inevitable that a deal would soon be reached between the NFL and its referees.  Sure enough, less than 72 hours later, a deal was reached which will allow the real referees to start working tonight for the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland […]

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Passing Judgment: The Incorrect Ruling on the Field Stands

On Monday night, September 24, 2012, the result of the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks game was tarnished by one of the worst officiating calls in the history of professional sports.  The labor dispute between the league and its referees has created complete and utter chaos within the NFL.  Replacement referees have been mocked […]

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On the Docket – June 19, 2012

Not guilty does not mean innocent After wasting a lot of taxpayers’ money, the U.S. Government was unable to prove that former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens perjured himself when he denied using performance enhancing drugs before Congress.  The jury acquitted him on all 21 counts in less than ten hours of deliberation.  The old saying is […]

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Passing Judgment – The Saints Go Marching Home

Being the commissioner of the NFL is not an easy job.  It is likely much more difficult than being the commissioner of a fantasy football league.  In a short amount of time since being appointed NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell has had to deal with some very tumultuous and controversial issues.  It was only ten months […]

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Quit playing games with my heart (the NFL, not Backstreet Boys)

The rollercoaster ride that is the NFL labor situation took yet another turn today as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the NFL’s request to stay Judge Nelson’s order enjoining the league’s lockout.  The three-person judicial panel comprised of Judges Steven Colloton, Duane Benton and Kermit Bye has tarnished the brief sense of optimism […]

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Passing Judgment – NFL Lockout News and Analysis

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted players an injunction to lift the NFL lockout, and NFL owners have already appealed the decision.  Nelson ruled only on the injunction, not the entire case of Brady v. NFL. The NFL plans on seeking a stay from Judge Nelson pending an expedited appeal to the Eighth Circuit […]

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Passing Judgment – NFL Rookie Dilemma

When college football players dream of playing in the NFL, one of the highlights they envision as they embark on the journey is hearing their name called at the NFL Draft and having a photo taken with the Commissioner.  It has been a tradition for decades and something that NFL players say is a lifelong […]

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Passing Judgment – NFL Lockout

Despite the heroic efforts of federal mediator George Cohen and favorable decisions issued by the Court, the inevitable is finally upon us.  The NFL officially has its first work stoppage since 1987 as labor talks broke down and the NFL Players Association (“NFLPA”) decertified.  Cohen conceded that his attempts at facilitating an agreement have become […]

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