Roger Goodell sends letter to Oakland in lead up to Raiders relocation vote

The NFL’s 32 teams and their owners are expected to vote on the Oakland Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas on Monday. The vote is also expected to pass without much drama, ultimately leading to the Raiders moving from their Northern California home.In the lead up to said vote, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to officials in Oakland. It’s a letter than pretty much...
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Roger Goodell sends ominous letter to Oakland mayor

There are certain words and phrases a city would prefer not to hear from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the days before a critical relocation vote involving its local franchise. Such language is now in the Oakland mayor’s possession. Goodell reportedly sent a letter Friday to Mayor Libby Schaaf, a transmission Schaaf received after having sent Goodell…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 hour ago

Roger Goodell letter to Oakland Mayor: Still ‘significant complications’ to stadium plan, no ‘viable solution’

Despite Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s assertions that the city of Oakland has found answers to all the NFLs questions about the Oakland site, Roger Goodell says otherwise. The primary areas of concern Schaaf hoped to have addressed satisfactorily was the presence of the A’s on the coliseum site and the funding provided by Fortress Investments Group which has committed $600 million...
Via Silver and Black Pride
2 hours ago

Pros and cons of a centralized NFL officiating system

With Roger Goodell’s latest ruling comes a host of questions and concerns. One of the most powerful men in the NFL was just granted an almost unprecedented level of authority. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday that Dean Blandino, the NFL's Head of Officiating, will visually assess all replay reviews from New York. Although Blandino will reportedly collaborate with...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
12 hours ago

Goodell ‘fine’ with Trump’s comments on Kaepernick

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemingly attempted to keep the league above the political fray by indicating he’s fine with Donald Trump’s recent comments about Colin Kaepernick.The commissioner, appearing on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike,” said Trump has the right to express his opinions.“That’s a comment that he’s going to make and that’s fine,” Goodell said, via...
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Roger Goodell: commercial-kickoff-commercial 'drives me crazy,' NFL will cut down ads

The many NFL fans out there who hate the commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence have some support from an unusual source; Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell released a letter to fans Wednesday about the NFL’s plans to reduce commercials and speed up the pace of play, and also spoke with USA Today‘s Tom Pelissero about forthcoming changes. He told Pelissero the commercial-kickoff...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell announces proposed changes to improve game pace

The NFL has heard the cries of fans that are tired of the way games drag on and tend towards herky jerky, rather than a smooth ride. To that end, Roger Goodell announced some proposed changes and some changes that are going into effect for the upcoming NFL season. The NFL owners are voting to centralize replays, which should certainly cut down on time in between controversial plays...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven ways to fix NFL overtime rules

Those who don’t like the current NFL overtime format got some good news on Monday. The current NFL overtime rules may be amended.The bad news? The possible amendment isn’t exactly eye-popping. In fact, it’s pretty darn bland.“The NFL’s competition committee is considering a proposal to trim overtime sessions to 10 minutes during the preseason and regular season, according...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

TailGreater: Actually, next season isn't really all that far away

I'm really sorry, guys. It's Wednesday. That means that it's officially no longer acceptable to use the Super Bowl as an excuse to spend all your time at work and home softly sobbing at an animated gif of an incredible Julio Jones catch (or, conversely, laughing maniacally watching a looped replay of that miraculous Julian Edelman catch). The Super Bowl is over. Which means that...
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February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Fact-checking Donald Trump on Roger Goodell

There have been many attempts to talk about Donald Trump at the Super Bowl, most of them unsuccessful. Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett said he probably won’t go to the White House if his team wins the Super Bowl on account of his dislike of Trump. That’s about all the direct thought put forth from those involved about the president.Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and later Roger...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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