PHOENIX – When it comes to being a sheriff – or, at least, playing one on TV – Roger Goodell has few peers in professional sports.
The NFL commissioner was firmly in his element Monday at the NFL annual meeting at the Arizona Biltmore, surrounded by owners who revere him for his authoritative stewardship of their multi-billion dollar operation. He is far less popular among players, many of whom have criticized him for his autocratic leadership style.
There are times, however, when Goodell's 'Get with the program or get run over' sensibilities can be something around which the entire NFL community can rally. And as fate would have it, he was presented Monday with one of those golden opportunities, as if he were a cleanup hitter and Bud Selig's face was tattooed on a hanging curve ball.
Essentially, the Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball are standing in the way of the NFL's plans to hold its Thursday night season opener at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the defendingRead More »from Time for Roger Goodell to flex muscle, put MLB in its place over Baltimore scheduling snafu