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Roger Goodell's Failings Finally Catching Up With Him

November 27, 2017
Since 1960, the National Football League has had just three commissioners -- Pete Rozelle (1960-1989), Paul Tagliabue (1989-2006) and Roger Goodell (2006-present). Both of Goodell's predecessors left on their own terms. That's closing in on 60 years. In that period of time, if you take away the past 12 months, the NFL has experienced unrivaled and unfettered growth.


If you Google Roger Goodell's contract extension, the three stories that come up are Sports Illustrated stories about one month apart -- Aug. 21, 2017, with a headline that reads, "Roger Goodell: NFL Commish Set for Contract Extension," the next headline dated Sept. 20, 2017, "Roger Goodell Contract Reportedly 'Getting Done,'" and the third dated Oct. 22, 2017, "Roger Goodell: Contract for NFL Commish Delayed."

So if we Google this same topic of Goodell’s contract a couple of months from now, what will we find?

For Goodell, it's beginning to look like his ending will come because of the attrition of his base of support over myriad topics. Not the least of which could see the league begin to slide in revenues and no clear-cut path to regenerate or grow them.

For more from Charles on Goodell's future as NFL commissioner, read the full article at