February 20, 2013 |
NFL Players' Assn. President Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust Commissioner Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case. "It's pretty obvious that there's a gap in what would be a reasonable amount of trust," Foxworth said in a conference call on Wednesday. "There've been a number of events to lead players to believe they cannot trust the league. "There was a bridge beginning to be built and then there were some recent events that kind of broke that bridge again.
February 15, 2013 |
Ted Ligety has joined some of skiing's legends. And in doing so, the American catapulted himself into the sport's biggest spotlight heading into next year's Sochi Olympics. By winning Friday's giant slalom at Schladming, Austria, by a massive margin, Ligety became the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a skiing world championships - since French great Jean-Claude Killy took home four golds in 1968. "I still don't think I recognize what I've done this week," Ligety said.
February 3, 2013 |
Although President Obama said he'd have to "think long and hard" about letting a son play football, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he'd have no reservations about letting a son play the game. Now, neither the president nor the commissioner has a son. They each have two daughters. But with the recent focus on violence and safety in football, the issue has been at the forefront of the national conversation. “I couldn't be more optimistic about it because the game of football has always evolved,” Goodell said Sunday.
February 2, 2013
I never thought I'd say this, but good job, Bill Plaschke. I'm sick of the exaltation of Ray Lewis [Jan. 30] as a good guy, someone to be admired. It's sad that the NFL has allowed him to be built up as one of its stars. I'm glad Plaschke has taken the time to expose Lewis for what he really is. Rich Rudy San Diego :: After reading Ed Reed's tough talk about illegal hits to the helmet [Jan. 31], he is already showing signs of early-onset dementia — early aging and partial memory loss!
February 1, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Despite anecdotal evidence to the contrary - including New Orleans bars and eating establishments that say they wouldn't serve Roger Goodell were he a customer - the NFL commissioner said he's gotten good treatment in this Super Bowl city, even though he understands the frustration that Saints fans have about the Bountygate punishments. Goodell, in his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference Friday, even joked about the reception he's gotten. "I couldn't feel more welcome here," he said.
January 29, 2013 |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answered questions from fans via Reddit on Monday. Pretty uneventful affair, with nothing notable happening, until a fan with the screen name "Loate" asked a question. "Dear Commissioner. I was curious about what you thought on the role of traumatic injury in the NFL, and the dichotomy between making the game safer versus giving the fans the hard hits and satiated bloodlust they so clearly desire. It seems to me that a lot of the popularity of the game boils down to the fact that there is that risk of injury, so I guess what I'm essentially asking is how are you going to balance that going forward without people feeling like you're never going to give them up, or never going to let them down?"