Roger Goodell’s tenure is easily summed up in the mnemonic, No Fun League. Goodell succeeded the retiring Paul Tagliabue as Commissioner of the NFL in 2006. In 2007, he began his campaign of “Protecting the Shield”, beginning reforms in the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.
It started with the suspensions of Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Chris Henry, Tank Johnson, and Michael Vick. He has shown motes of leniency as ‘Pacman’ Jones, who currently plays, has been suspended for the entire 2007 season and indefinite ban, which lasted four games.
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Goodell also began levying fines against players for on-field misconduct. In recent history, there have been questionable late head shots on defenseless players. Granted the concerns of overreach from players have fallen far behind a dip in ratings.
— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) May 23, 2017
I can imagine Goodell, nursing an aged whiskey, whilst pouring over lower, but still unfathomable profits. Goodell’s actions as commissioner are well-known and parodied. In his infinite dryness, has even mentioned the Key and Peele skit involving celebrations.
No Twerking League
Concerns have finally reached the ears of the cold and unfeeling Roger Goodell. In recent owner’s meetings, among other changes, Goodell relaxed his stance on player celebrations. New rules will allow group celebrations, using the ball as a prop, and celebrations on the ground. Many players, including Odell Beckham Jr., have rejoiced at the overturning of Goodell’s earlier decision. But, no twerking, Antonio.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Unsportsmanlike Conduct hasn’t gone away. League officials still have control, in case it gets out of hand.
Is it me, or does this remind you of a parent who allows a party, but they stand there, killing the mood?
On the other hand, there have been some horrible, horrible, routines by certain players. For every Gronk Spike, Whip and Nae Nae, Salsa Dance, and Bow and Arrow, there’s a tired D-Lineman trying to Cabbage Patch.