Roger Goodell is searching for hand, the rest of us are just hoping for foot(ball)...see what I did there?
So the NFL lockout is technically over, though nothing is immediately different and the billable hours involved are still very much a growth market, and regardless of which side you’re on this appears to be a positive move to ensure a 2011 season, and as an aside I do believe I just set a personal blog record for hyperlinks in one sentence.
Anyway, the NFL says it needs “a few days to sort this out,” — which is code for “how the EFF did we let this happen???” — and in the meantime Roger Goodell is pushing a ridiculous spin that the commissioner of the NFL should be above.
Now, loyal readers of this blog and my Twitter account might know that I’m rooting for the players in this battle so feel free to take that bias into account here.
But Goodell’s Chicken Little routine comes across as condescending, patronizing, insulting, and perhaps even dishonest. The spin and leaps in logic made int he editorial are big enough to erode credibility in the matter, which is too bad. He makes it sound like the players’ only goal in this whole mess is to ruin the league.
Taken in context of his league suffering a critical loss in the courts, his message is something like a very public temper tantrum.
The players have hand now, and Goodell is making it obvious he’s uncomfortable with that.