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Report: Roger Goodell meeting with Yahoo, others to talk about over-the-top NFL Thursday Night Football streaming

With more and more traditional television viewers cutting the cord from cable providers, online streaming services have become as commonplace in America as football on Sundays. Literally. With the success of Yahoo’s London live stream...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell meets with Yahoo officials about Thursday streaming

The NFL was obviously pleased with its efforts to stream a game over the Internet earlier this year (especially if you accept at face value their first efforts to measure that pleasure). So it’s natural that they want to look at ways of expanding their online presence. According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles…

Let off-duty cops carry guns at NFL stadiums: union

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The Sergeants Benevolent Association has launched a petition demanding that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lift a league ban that prohibits off-duty and retired cops from bringing guns to games.

The NFL, Roger Goodell and Domestic Violence: An Appeal For Change

Almost 13 minutes into the fifth episode of Bill Simmons’ brand new “Bill Simmons Podcast,” he sarcastically cheers, “It’s October, the month that the NFL cares about women! It’s great! Yeah! Put the pink on! ‘We care about women! It’s October!’ It’s so insulting. What a great league.” Simmons is referring to [...]

Roger Goodell’s Arbitrary Hammer of Justice Strikes Again

Roger Goodell’s roulette wheel of justice struck again on Tuesday. The NFL announced its decision not to punish Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel for his role in an alleged domestic violence incident in Akron, Ohio last month. Show More Summary

Obama: 'I cannot believe the commissioner of football gets paid $44 million a year'

President Obama sat down with HBO's Bill Simmons for a lengthy interview published in GQ on Tuesday, and among the numerous topics discussed was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Simmons, who has been vocal about his criticisms of theShow More Summary

Roger Goodell finally went to a Patriots game but didn’t talk DeflateGate

It was an odd sight, given that it was believed to be his first New England Patriots game of the 2015 season, but there was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the sideline, acting as if DeflateGate and all that followed never happened. He’d skipped the Super Bowl champions’ season-opener in September but finally took in […]

Roger Goodell shows up to a Patriots game for first time since deflate-gate court battle

Jonathan Kraft still talking Goodell’s ear off — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 15, 2015 In what is believed to be Roger Goodell's first appearance at a game featuring the defending Super Bowl champions since...Show More Summary

NFL Won’t Fine Players For Showing Support To Victims Of Paris Attack

I’m shocked, the king of fines in the NFL finally made a great decision today. Even thought it seems like Roger Goodell picks and chooses what support is okay and what is not, he gets a thumbs up for today! According to Ian Rapoport, players will not be subjected fines for uniformed displays of support […]

The NFL seriously has to tell us 'do not be surprised' if they don't fine players for Paris tributes

Never say that Roger Goodell doesn't have a heart. Two days after more than 100 people in Paris were murdered by terrorists, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport went on the air to cite anonymous league sources who said this: "Do not be surprised...Show More Summary

NFL teams plan moment of silence for victims of Paris attacks

In addition to beefing up security at stadiums two days after terrorist attacks in Paris, NFL home teams Sunday will hold a moment of silence before kickoff. Commissioner Roger Goodell made the request, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted. The moment of silence will be held before the national anthem, spokesman Brian McCarthy said, at each game […]

Roger Goodell Requests Moment of Silence Before NFL Games After Paris Attacks

NFL teams have been asked by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold a moment of silence before kickoffs Sunday out of respect for those affected by Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, according to NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello. Goodell's...Show More Summary

Sports News in Brief: Roger Goodell Quietly Says Goodnight To Hallway Of NFL Greats’ Chemically Preserved Bodies

2 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

NEW YORK—Slowly walking down the basement hallway as the ceiling’s fluorescent lights turned off row by row behind him, Roger Goodell quietly said goodnight to each of the legendary former NFL players whose bodies he had chemically preserved, sources confirmed late Wednesday evening. Show More Summary

CEO Who Controls ESPN Is Building an NFL Stadium

The CEO of Disney—which owns ESPN, which just closed the well-liked Grantland site after editor-in-chief Bill Simmons was fired in a dispute that began when he (justifiedly) said that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a "liar" —has become the chairman of a group seeking to build an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area, CBS Sports reported today. Show More Summary

NFL to Refund Paid Patriotism

Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the NFL will refund the money it has received to conduct acts of "paid patriotism," reports Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg News. The NFL -- along with several other professional sports leagues -- has been accused of profiting from the events it puts on to honor US military members before and during games.

Human Rights Campaign Seeks Out NFL After Houston Measure Fails

A leading U.S. gay rights group, concerned that Houston voters rejected an equal-rights ordinance, wants to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss the league's plans to host 2017 Super Bowl in the city, according to a letter made public on Thursday.

Bill Simmons still thinks Roger Goodell is a liar, but realizes he should have cut that from his podcast

Bill Simmons brought in New Yorker writer and debatable-theorymonger Malcolm Gladwell for his podcast this week and, (...)

Former NFL referee calls discipline of officials a PR move by Roger Goodell

Stop us if you've heard this one before: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is being accused of arbitrarily handing out discipline as a public relations move. The latest person to make that charge is longtime official Scott Green, a former referee whose 23-year career incuding officiating three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII and XLIV). Show More Summary

Human Rights Campaign presses NFL, Roger Goodell over LGBT issue in Houston

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The day after Houston voters turned down an equal-rights ordinance by a wide margin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to hold a meeting to discuss “nondiscrimination protections” for those attending the 2017 Super Bowl in the city. “The Super Bowl will bring hundreds of thousands of visitors […]

Bill Simmons says Roger Goodell is still a liar but wishes he hadn’t called him one on his ESPN podcast

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

In his most recent podcast, Bill Simmons doubled down on his contention that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lied during Deflategate. But Simmons also questioned his decision not to edit out that line from the ESPN podcast that got him suspended for two weeks in September 2014, a sanction that served as the flashpoint for his […]

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