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Czar Goodell

Posted on: September 3, 2009 5:42 pm
Commissioner Roger Goodell has far too much power.

Wait. Check that.

He has far too much unchecked power.

The Czar decides to punish someone and there is no recourse for that player. Even pit bull abuser Mike "The Dog Whisperer" Vick deserved some sort of hearing.

In the NFL there is no arbitrator.

No real union.


Just the Czar and his hammer.

In the next CBA negotiations between the union and the league the new union leader has to fight for an arbitrator who can mediate and give Goodell less unchecked power. If the NFL refuses the union should strike.

It's worth it for them.

Category: NFL
Tags: Vick

Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 9:50 pm

Czar Goodell


drop the e Foot in mouthInnocentWinkTongue out

Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:23 pm

Czar Goodell

There is a players union

Ranting and raving about what the commish can and can't do is a waste of breathe.  You trying to change the world or just making chit chat?

Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:54 am

Czar Goodell

Seriously, he should have put this on facebook or something. 

Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:53 am

Czar Goodell

That is too difficult apparently.  Plus, if you were McNabb, would you strike so that Vick can get a hearing?  HA!

Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:52 am

Think before you Post...

Hey Freeman, do you think if you were involved with dog fighting and illegal gambling that CBS would give you a hearing?  Or would they just fire you?  We both know it is the latter.  Plus, since when did players lose the right to appeal a suspension?  But do you think Vick would win one anyway?  No way that happens. 

Secondly, how is it in the Union's best interest to strike for an artibrator hearing for suspensions?  Let's see how far that gets with the 95% of players that never get suspended.  I am sure they would all be willing to go without pay for a year to support the cancers of the locker room.

Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 6:28 am

Czar Goodell

I never wish ill will on another human being, as a rule.  However, I hope there is justice and Vick is a complete bust and/or he suffers some kind of career ending injury.  He served easy time in prison and he hasn't come close to experiencing the kind of pain he inflicted on innocent creatures.

Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2009 11:35 pm

Czar Goodell

I agree with you on this.  I have been saying this about Goodell ever since he took over as Commissioner.  No one should have unchecked power to punish anybody without some type of recourse for that player.  Unchecked power in the United States is unconstitutional.   Any idot who is backing Goodell is either a Comunist or a Racist, and considering the color of the skin of the players receiving the harshest penalties it doesn't take a genius to figure out who you likly are.

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2009 11:09 pm

sheriff goodell

football players have been encouraged to be violent from the time they were kids, and have been able to do whatever they want because they are treated like deities from high school, through college and into the pros.  yet when they break the law sheriff goodell comes down hard as hell on them. the justice system is in place for a reason, for goodell or anyone else to punish players any more than THE UNITED STATES JUDICIAL SYSTEM already does is silly and hypocritical.  while im on the subject, for a team like the bears in desperate need of an nfl caliber wr, to pass on players like marvin harrison, brandon marshall, or matt jones because of off the field infractions is putting them behind the rest of the league, and not giving cutler the best chance to win.  the problem of nfl players breaking the law is not going to change because of goodell suspending them, or teams refusing to sign them.  and until the culture of our society changes, and there is no more poverty or injustice it is not going to change. we might as well roll with it.

Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2009 9:39 pm

Freeman did you write this after a few shots?

That is not an article. That is a ransom note. What a terrible, disgraceful job by what is supposed to be a professional writer. It's worse than most blogs or opinions on this site. First of all his opinion on this is terrible and the message he is sending is terrible. The commissioner just lessened this multiple animal killer and torturerers senting from 6 games to 2 and he says that the commissioner needs someone from the players union standing up for the players? Just like Donald Fehr and Gene Orza? two disgusting shills for their clients who are almost solely to blame for the steroid mess and the cheapening of the greatest records our game has ever seen?

A commissioner should be tough on crime and the more heinous the crime the more serious the commish should be. The NFL players get a huge chunk of the Pie. Freeman and I feel like I have to explain this to you as if you were 2..if the owner of CBS Sports yells at you or suspends you do you go cry about it to HR? You probably do even though you should be kissing the fanny of any boss over there for keeping you and your lameness on staff. The NFL is trying to clean up it's act. The first part of that is punishing offenders of NFL rules and the rules of Law as governed in this great country. All Godell is doing is protecting the NFL from being infiltrated by trash. Good for roger. My message would be to please keep it up and get even tougher if you have to. Next you must go hard as you can after the players who are accused of Domestic Violence. If any player ever hits his wife they should be suspended for 6 games and be made to donate their salarys to a good charity that supports abused women. Whats wrong with all these athlete's that hit their wives? All of them suspended. Thats a huge problem in the country and the NFL can help. Im sure Freeman would be against that. After all the players the 6'3 260 lb rock solid players need protection were not talking about the 5'2 125 lb woman. Why would they need protection? its the players. Right on freeman.

Heres 5 dollars catch a taxi cab..take your rhymes around the corner to the rap rehab...keep on.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2009 9:38 pm

Czar Goodell

Nice artile........NOT!

What do you want the NFL to become like, our current goverment of our country?  A bunch left's and right's duking it out while big buisness runs this country.  No thanks dude, I'm happy with the current "Czar" situation.  No debate, just action.

By the way, Vick DID get a hearing.  It was by the people of this country, who found his dumb ass guilty as charged!

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