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Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

Posted on: May 20, 2011 9:49 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Roger Goodell's been on a telephone tour de force with NFL season-ticket holders, explaining what all of this lockout business means and answering questions from the people who just so happen to make this a multi-billion business.

His latest stop found him on a bunch of Pittsburgh phone lines and while the call went mostly the same, Goodell had an interesting answer, per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, when it came down to the date on which the NFL needs to start to get a full season in.

"First, our objective is to have a full season, we scheduled a full season, we are planning for a full season and that's our intent," Goodell said. "If we're not capable of doing that we will play as many games as possible and want to finish with the Super Bowl."

Most importantly though, how many games will such a season necessitate?

"There is no drop-dead date," Goodell said.

So, theoretically, we could have a sudden-death, round-robin season starting in Week 14, where everyone plays their division rivals once and whoever's got the best record/tiebreaker record moves on to the playoffs, where they'll be crowned with a giant asterisk upon winning the Super Bowl.
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Now, Goodell kind of has to say this -- if he points out that there's a certain date in which the NFL season would be lost, that provides a hard target for the players to eye when it comes to absolutely finishing off the season.

Not that they want to finish it, but canceling a season would be pretty devastating to an owner or two who's already accepted accepted season-ticket money. Even if the fans get their money, plus one percent interest, back -- one has to think that each of the 31 individual NFL owners can procure a better interest rate over the course of a lost season that actually would equate to profit.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:21 pm

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:37 am
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Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 11:20 am

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

Fans to Goodell - yes there is.  Keep up the lockout and we will lock you out.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:15 am

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

WASINGTON- Be careful what you wish for my friend, can you IMAGINE what it would feel like to have your team make it to the Superbowl 4 straight years and LOSE THEM ALL????    I wouldnt wish that on any fan!

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:51 pm

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

So after the NFL and NBA have most/all of their seasons cancelled, nobody gains more than MLB and NHL.  Funny, those are the best two leagues anyway.

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:49 pm

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

I agree with the below statement.  UNLESS the fans have the balls to boycott any professional sport for an entire season, then they will always have us by the short hairs.  And with living overseas now for almost ten years, let me tell you......even as much as I LOVE the NFL and consider myself a Die Hard Fan....there is life without sports.

And with one full year of a boycott, then and only then would the fan have respect and a "place at the negotiating table".

Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:19 pm

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

Would love a fan-boycott once the deal is done. Just one season!! Boycott the NFl for 1 year. They'd be crying for the league minimum.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 9:28 pm

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

Too late for this fan.....after 44 years, had enough. My falcons tix were 3000.00 last year ( 2 tix ) they raised the price 5.00 ea, Does not sound like much, but 2 x 5.00 x 10 games is another 100.00 and parking doubled......they would already have that money in the bank earning interest......screw em. Just don't care anymore, because they SURE DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FANS

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 9:11 pm

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season

The worst part about the lockout is that the people who pay their bills don't do something about it. That would be us, the fans. We need to prove to them that they do not exist without us. I will be the first to hold up a sign at Bank of America stadium in protest of these money grubbing jerkoffs. Unfortunately though, the fans with the most money will be the ones that show up on the stadium doorsteps first with everyone else falling in behind them.

Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 7:52 pm

Goodell: 'No drop-dead date' for NFL season


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