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MP123
05-17-2007, 12:27 AM
How would you define it? I would define it as setting the law down on player behavior.

DaBears9654
05-17-2007, 12:36 AM
How would you define it? I would define it as setting the law down on player behavior.
I was going to say something along the lines of hard-nosed and doesn't take any garbage, but that will do.

BlindSite
05-17-2007, 12:43 AM
I think he's doing well, I think the heavy handedness is needed, a lot of the guys getting in trouble are still fairly young, they're still immature.

Cashmoney
05-17-2007, 01:08 AM
He's a aight commish, but to me it seems like he's trying to do too much too fast. and i definitely don't like the idea of the super bowl in another country.

nobodyinparticular
05-17-2007, 01:24 AM
He's very Ward-esque. I can dig it.

eacantdraft
05-17-2007, 07:33 AM
Goodell is God.

Addict
05-17-2007, 07:37 AM
He's very Ward-esque. I can dig it.

that's exactly how I would describe him the Warden of the NFL.

PoopSandwich
05-17-2007, 08:35 AM
How would you define it? I would define it as setting the law down on player behavior.

At first I didn't like him, but as long as he doesn't take it to a David Stern level, I support what he is doing.

portermvp84
05-17-2007, 09:30 AM
He's a reasonable guy and he lays down the law.

ricky bobby
05-17-2007, 09:40 AM
His player conduct policy is the greatest thing since the forward pass.

Beans
05-17-2007, 10:15 AM
Goodell is God.

God-ell?

10 Char

M1Koter
05-17-2007, 10:29 AM
His player conduct policy is the greatest thing since the forward pass.

I'm so glad to see he's really cracking down on guys like pac-man, guys like him need to know that just because everyone knows them doesn't mean they can get away with things

myinnerself
05-17-2007, 10:44 AM
I like him because he does all the things that seem so obvious, which a lot of other commissioners don't do. I like him even more because he is starting talk about shortening the time between draft picks, very nice, and very due. I like what he is doing.

bsaza2358
05-17-2007, 10:53 AM
I think Goodell is doing the "new teacher" thing right now. He has his agenda, and he's coming out really tough because he wants the "students" (players, agents, coaches, media) to take him seriously. As time goes by, he will stay stern, but now that he has attention and respect, he can ease off a little. I think he's playing his hand beautifully. I like the implementation of the player-conduct policy. I'm not a fan of the international games at all. There are too many logistical issues, and it's not good for the players to have to do these transatlantic flights for the glory of the NFL's next TV contract. The 17th game/international flavor is just silly.

bored of education
05-17-2007, 11:12 AM
i likes i likes

portermvp84
05-17-2007, 11:43 AM
He likes to bust balls.

bigbluedefense
05-17-2007, 11:46 AM
I love what Goodell is doing. He's cleaning up Tagliabue's mess. Tagliabue created this monster, and Goodell is taking the proper steps to destroy it. Love him as a commish so far. He's a much more active commish than Tags was so far. Everything, not just player behavior.

His ideas of shortening the draft, how he brought Brady Quinn in his lounge when Tags left Rodgers to dry in the public eyes during the draft, his ideas of expanding the NFL etc. Much more proactive.

fenikz
05-17-2007, 11:46 AM
i wouldn't he is a improvement over tagliabue, but then again it would be hard to top what he did, he is at least on par with him right now and i'm fine with that

UKfan
05-17-2007, 12:02 PM
I love what Goodell is doing. He's cleaning up Tagliabue's mess. Tagliabue created this monster, and Goodell is taking the proper steps to destroy it. Love him as a commish so far. He's a much more active commish than Tags was so far. Everything, not just player behavior.

His ideas of shortening the draft, how he brought Brady Quinn in his lounge when Tags left Rodgers to dry in the public eyes during the draft, his ideas of expanding the NFL etc. Much more proactive.

The shortening of the draft is something I was going to mention actually. I think it will be beneficial in the long run for everyone should this actually happen. The Brady thing was a nice PR stunt for him I guess as well.

Considering where I am from I actually wouldn't like him to move the SuperBowl and would be a bit disappointed for the Americans if he did. The fact of the matter is it would be like moving a soccer final here over the US.

Overall I have been pretty impressed. His tough stance on problem players and the potential ramifications he could have on the draft mean the future of the NFL is looking better than ever.

bernbabybern820
05-17-2007, 12:04 PM
Tags>Goodell

DChess
05-17-2007, 12:07 PM
defined by one quote:

"goodell don't play that ****"

i think he's actually done a solid job, i agree with most of the suspensions, but not the yearly one. doesn't that give him more time to do nothing with his life, and cause a higher risk for something else to happen. i agree with suspending him but, definitely not the whole season.

TheChampIsHere
05-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Im liking Goodell honestly, he is taking a hard line on off-field problems, something I am not a fan of, but hes doing it the right way. Hes meeting with the players personally and still treating them with respect.

bsaza2358
05-17-2007, 01:35 PM
Goodell is handling a lot of different issues. I think he should focus on the strength of the game in domestic markets before he goes overboard with overseas games. Teams like the Bills are having issues filling their stadium and making enough money to compete. He should be focusing on new ways for them to realize revenues. He should also consider more funding to get teams in need new stadiums.

Phrost
05-17-2007, 02:08 PM
Good so far, he should take some of the power away from the NFLPA though.

OhioState
05-17-2007, 02:36 PM
i love what he is doing. He is bringing dignity back to sports and to being an athlete

tEk
05-17-2007, 03:10 PM
When the league and player negotiations come around again he had to be strong and direct. If he was letting these pisants get off with all of these crimes he wouldn't have the leverage to do that. He isn't taking **** from anyone so when negotiations come around he can just say i don't dig it fix the damn contract and it will be done.

side note. he's shaking things up. i wish other people who are in power of different entities would change things also.

UKfan
05-17-2007, 03:23 PM
side note. he's shaking things up. i wish other people who are in power of different entities would change things also.

Do I smell a revolution? Viva la revolution!

yourfavestoner
05-17-2007, 05:31 PM
i love what he is doing. He is bringing dignity back to sports and to being an athlete

When did dignity ever leave?

princefielder28
05-17-2007, 06:28 PM
no nonsense, clean image Commish

td vy 10
05-17-2007, 06:40 PM
all he cares about is making money instead of trying to make the game better. the 17th game is dumb. moving the superbowl to another country, thats dumb. hell i even think shortening the draft is dumb. he just wants to make money off it so he's trying to make the draft primetime. personally if i was an owner i would want 15minutes to pick whoever i'm going to pay millions to and can possibly set the franchise back 4 years. i dont think the draft should be catered to casual fans just kuz goodell wants more money.

High Roller
05-17-2007, 07:43 PM
A hard ass...but it's good for the league.

VY10
05-17-2007, 08:38 PM
Too strict, or maybe it's because he is using pacman as an example. I don't know if it is right to suspend someone for a season who has never been convicted of anything, or suspend them at all.

wogitalia
05-18-2007, 01:36 AM
Is coming off as very power hungry. Concerning himself far to much in things other than football.

Suspensions are bad, I will always feel that way, how long until we get a ridiculous situation like the NBA has just had with Amare and Diaw? Goodell is being far to heavy handed and brash with his decisions, needs to be far more calculated.

You cant just suspend guys for being associated with a crime. Otherwise he better get started on half the league. May as well start with Marshawn Lynch who was accused of a crime. Absolutely have to go with innocent until proven guilty.

All that said, if he is going to act like he has with Pacman he must stay consistent. Which means that guys like Tank Johnson, who have actually committed a crime, need to get at least a year and a half. If accusation = 1 year, guilty should = 2 years. It wont though, this is always the problem with an overbearing and over involved commissioner they rule on everything and you lose all consistency and common sense, just like Stern has in the NBA and the end result is the league loses more credibility than one player could ever do, just like the NBA.

eacantdraft
05-18-2007, 07:08 AM
The NFL is the wild west with hoodlums, thugs, and their posse. There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Roger Goodell. He is taking back the streets for the law abiding citizens of the NFL.

It's the NFL, not the Bloods and Crypts.

RedAttack
05-18-2007, 07:26 PM
Too strict? Gimme me a break.

When you continually abuse your privileges like Adam Jones has you deserve a kick in the ass. Playing this sport is a privilege, not a right.

sweetness34
05-18-2007, 07:27 PM
Too strict? Gimme me a break.

When you continually abuse your privileges like Adam Jones has you deserve a kick in the ass. Playing this sport is a privilege, not a right.

Yup. And that's what Goodell is saying to the league.

Scotty D
05-18-2007, 07:28 PM
I just think he is involving himself in the personal lives of the players to much. When has an employer ever imposed a curfew on its employees?

MP123
05-18-2007, 09:42 PM
I just think he is involving himself in the personal lives of the players to much. When has an employer ever imposed a curfew on its employees?

What are the details of the curfew that he proposed?