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NFL Draft Will Be Unreality TV

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Well, this is awkward. The NFL, before this week known mostly as The League That Could Do No Wrong, is now very publicly slapped down and forced to hold its signature offseason event like nothing’s wrong.

Commissioner Roger Goodell will stand in front of thousands at Radio City Music Hall in New York and millions more on prime-time TV. He will be all blonde-haired and barrel-chested, acting like he hasn’t been at least temporarily neutered by a court order ending the lockout.

The man in charge of what before this week was perhaps America’s most invincible business, backed by billionaire owners who could clean their Bentleys with Benjamins, will now act like he hasn’t been told to stand down by a judge with remarkable thoroughness.

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