James Harrison, the linebacker who has often been a thorn in the side of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the NFL’s new emphasis on proper hitting, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He may be close to turning 37, but he can help a team that’s extremely thin in numbers and […]
Roger Goodell’s 2014 included a continued wrangling over a millions being paid to NFL veterans who suffered brain damage, a video (...)
It has been more than two months since "Deflategate" was abruptly added to the sports lexicon, and it appears the NFL finally may be in the home stretch of its investigation into whether the New England Patriots intentionally used underinflated balls during a playoff win over the...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t have the best of years in 2014. His handling of the Ray Rice affair was roundly criticized, the Super Bowl was overshadowed somewhat by talk of under-inflated footballs in the AFC title game and the league’s concussion issue isn’t ending anytime soon. But Goodell never considered stepping down, he told […]
In September, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters he had never considered resigning despite the cascade of criticism that washed over him during the aftermath of the Ray Rice debacle. With half a year to reconsider his position, Goodell doubled down when asked a similar question by The MMQB's Peter King. "No. Show More Summary
Roger Goodell didn’t have a very good 2014. When it begins with a bungled investigation into the Ray Rice and essentially ends with the embarrassing mess that was #DeflateGate (with plenty of chaos in between), it could be hard to find the good stuff that happened. But in an interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King…
The St. Louis Rams are rumored to be staying put. Despite owner Stan Kroenke’s steps to move the team to Los Angeles and build a new stadium in Inglewood, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may be ready to put his foot down and keep the team in St. Show More Summary
A couple years ago, the kickoff looked like an endangered species in the NFL. The league moved kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35 in an attempt to encourage touchbacks, and Commissioner Roger Goodell was talking about potentially more radical changes to kickoffs in the future. But a funny thing happened when the Competition…
The linebacker's choice to quit rather than risk brain damage is a big deal, the Nation's Dave Zirin tells Salon
NEW YORK—Saying that many players assume they are somehow immune to the problems afflicting those who quit football, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced a broad new campaign Wednesday to warn all players about the long-term risks of retirement.
The league reportedly indicated to Funny or Die that NFL commissioner is a more dignified position than president
People like to laugh. People like people who like to laugh. People like people who have the baility to laugh at themselves. People do not like Roger Goodell. Funny or Die Sports executive producer Alex Richanbach was a panelist at...Show More Summary
During South by Southwest, an executive producer at Funny Or Die teased us all with a beautiful thing that never was: Zach Galifinakis interviewing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Between Two Ferns, when the Ray Rice scandal started to heat up.
SB Nation's Eric Sollenberger has been hanging out at South by Southwest this week, and he attended a panel called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." One of the panelists speaking was Adam Richenbach, an executiveShow More Summary
Imagine, if you will, the NFL commissioner sitting down with Zach Galifianakis for a little “Between Two Ferns” chat. It could have been classic, a brilliant PR effort in which Roger Goodell redeemed his image with a dry deadpan in which he and the comedian took turns skewering each other. Look what it did for […]
Peak Goodell. Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over,...Show More Summary
Jameis Winston may very well be the first name called by Roger Goodell at the NFL draft next month, but it looks like the former Florida State star will not be on hand to smile and pose for photos with the commissioner that night in Chicago.
Maybe one chance to shake Roger Goodell’s hand was enough. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston isn’t planning on attending the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, preferring to stay home with his family. It’s a bit unusual for a guy expected to go first overall to not be on…
Oh-wah-MAH-bay Oh-DIGGY-zoo-wah. Roger Goodell should be practicing that pronunciation for UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa now, because there is a good chance the NFL commissioner will be announcing his name as one of the 32 picks...Show More Summary
A summit between the star player -- and alleged rapist -- and the NFL's commissioner is an ominous sign