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Re: Week Twelve of the 2020 NFL Regular Season!!!


@yellowrose wrote:

I've been upset with Goodell for a very long time.


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Goodell is a wimpy Commissioner.....now the NBA guy, Adam Silver, is the "real deal" he's in charge, a real leader, and makes good decisions for his league. Meanwhile Goodell seems to wait for "marching orders" from some of the more powerful owners.....

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Re: Week Twelve of the 2020 NFL Regular Season!!!

It's an interesting dynamic being a commissioner of a sports league. In the NFL there are 32 owners who pick the commissioner. You have to simultaneously keep them happy and keep them in line. All 32 owners are pretty much hyper type-A personalities who are used to getting what they want, when they want it. There aren't a lot of people who tell them, "No. You can't do that." Each of the owners more or less thinks they're paying the commissioner to keep the other owners in check, but the commissioner should show them some leeway. It's not a job for the faint of heart. Add in the TV networks telling you you're not giving them the right games, the fans booing you at every draft or public appearance, players hating you for disciplining them, and owners always watching you to be sure you're at least giving the impression of being fair, and it's not a job for most people. Creating peace in the Middle East is probably easier than being the NFL commissioner.

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What you say is so true....the NFL Commish is not for the faint of heart but past Commissioners Taglibue and Rozelle seemed to have a better handle on the NFL. I think some of the owners with a strong personality prefer a "cream puff" Commish..   @gardenman 

 

 

NBA Commish Adam Silver has 30 team owners, PLUS the NBA players have more or a say in what goes on too....so he's dealing with vocal players and owners, and TV networks and all the other stuff too, fans pretty much agree with is decisions---he's fair! ...Now before that we small market teams HATED previous NBA Commish David Stern....he always favored the Lakers and Knicks....we enjoyed booing him.....😄

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Re: Week Twelve of the 2020 NFL Regular Season!!!

there are lots of people who think that the game should have been totally postponed until week 18. of course, we are down 12 starters, including LJACK......there is no way to make this a "fair" game at this point. i think other teams should also have this option if it worked.

 

it is going to be a strange game to say the least. not an easy one to be watching.

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UGH.....we were robbed by the officials at the end of the first half!!!!

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Re: Week Twelve of the 2020 NFL Regular Season!!!

ravens did a lot better than i thought they would.....but the officiating in that game was pretty darn bad up until the very last minute of the game!

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