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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at Augusta in new green jacket, jokes ensue

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a rich man (check that ... a very, very rich man) and as powerful as it gets, so it shouldn't be too surprising that Goodell is apparently a new member at Augusta National.

Goodell showed up for Thursday's first round of the Masters wearing a green members jacket. You're not allowed to just wear that, you have to be a member of the club or a former Masters winner, and unless Goodell beat Larry Mize in a playoff way back when and we just don't recall it, it must mean he's a member. Yahoo's Dan Wetzel tried speaking to Goodell in Augusta but he declined interview requests.

It makes sense that Goodell would join powerful folks like former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the uber-exclusive club. It also didn't take long for the jokes to start.

Hey, jokes aside, it's a nice deal for Goodell. Not many of us would turn down the oppotunity if it presented itself and we made $44 million last year to cover the cost. It's good to be king.

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Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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