Originally Posted by Riddle_Of_Steel
Take a breath, shoot some thorazine, whatever, man.
The Commish is NOT the problem-- the players are.
It's the same unionized, sense of entitlement that is ruining everything else in our society.
A lot of those big names from the 70's, 80's, and 90's are now aging out, and totally broke from spending their bling on coke, *****s, and Escalades for their teenage girlfriends the last couple decades. And they are developing neurological problems from all the bone-jarring hits they take.
Now they have taken to suing the NFL. DO you have any idea how many pending lawsuits for concussions the NFL has on its plate from former players? They were deceived and didn't know that ramming their head against another 300-lb man could cause health problems later in life? Really?
Playing in the NFL is a one-shooter roll on the wheel. You have this one-in-a-million chance to score some big $$$$ and retire, knowing the risk of bodily injury. Hence the huge payoff.
Smart people put that away to retire on and take care of them for the rest of their lives. The thugs buy lamborghini's, get drunk in them, and then run over a bystander, and finally, sue their former employer for another handout a couple decades later.
The NFL is answering the demand for a safer game. If parents don't let their kids play, football is done.
Unfortunately, the NFL is turning in record profits the last few years, it is safer, and draws in more fair-weather viewers. The "new NFL" is here to stay, as much as it makes the "old foggies" like you and I, who saw how it was "meant to be played", want to vommit.
Goodell is not the problem.
I'm 34 years old sally, I am not an old foggie, whatever that lame ass word means. You lost your entire argument with "Goodell is not the problem". Goodell is a tumor that will continue to grow. And if you want two hand touch football, then you can go watch that crap with goodell and all the brainwashed slaps.
Maybe people like you can go govern MMA and Boxing too so that they dont punch each other in the face, only on the shoulder so they do not get brain damage.