RealClearSports
Advertisement

Tagliabue Shames Goodell on Bounty Probe

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

If you did not know better, you might wonder if someone took out a bounty on Roger Goodell.

Man, did he get blindsided by Paul Tagliabue.

As the announcers say during the replays, that one is going to leave a mark.

In the name of justice, and in the name of about time, the NFL's old boss overruled the new boss Tuesday on the Bountygate suspensions of Saints players. Somebody had to do it. Goodell, the infallible czar of the NFL, was outharrumphed by Tagliabue, who used to be the infallible czar of the NFL.

If you are scoring at home, in other words, Goodell is no longer undefeated. This one he lost.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

No Kickoffs Could Lead to More Drama, Scoring

Brian Burke, Slate - December 8, 2012

Before we start laughing at Roger Goodell's idea—by way of Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano—of eliminating kickoffs and replacing them with punts, let's first analyze what this would mean for the game. The suggestion would work... more »

Goodell: 'I Don't Do Things for Public Relations'

Sean Gregory, TIME - December 6, 2012

This week’s TIME cover story, which subscribers can read here, is an in-depth profile of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The Belcher incident is just the latest challenge facing the commissioner. Goodell needs to make football... more »

Saints Have Big Hill to Climb

Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune - November 29, 2012

Here are 10 more observations heading into tonight's rematch in the Georgia Dome: 1. SHARPER'S IMAGE: Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper took some heat for correctly predicting that the Saints would start 0-4 this... more »