Re: Comcast: Goodell paid more than $29 million by NFL in 2011
Originally Posted by Tarpon75
In my opinion,the fact that the league is so popular doesn't have alot to do with him.The game of professional football is a cash cow and is extremely popular with or without him.I would argue he has done more to hurt the league than help it,at least in my eyes.He could be leading the way to help retired players and the league has gotten out of control with the fines being handed out.I believe that te quality of officiating should be improved and I have seen nothing he has spearheaded to help in that matter.Fantasy football and and this country's fixation with football are reason the NFL is doing so well.College football is doing extremely well also.I wouldn't give Goodell too much credit.
Exactly. The NFL is popular because there are 16 games. You can follow it and feel like you are a hardcore fan without having to watch 2-4 games a week and ignoring your family on week nights. The officiating is a joke and I feel like giving up watching it several times a year but I keep coming back because I love the Redskins and because I don't have the ability to follow any of the other sports so closely.