NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sends pointed message to Detroit Lions

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According to a report from John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, NFL executives called out the Detroit Lions (and four other teams) during an August meeting for poor ticket sales. Ourand said in the article that Roger Goodell has grown “more frustrated with NFL teams that are not optimizing the unprecedented strength and stability … Read more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attends Detroit Lions open practice

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The Detroit Lions had a special guest in attendance during today’s open practice. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was on hand, speaking with Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp on the sidelines at Ford Field: Roger Goodell with Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp. pic.twitter.com/LSsOLT7fYA — Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) August 7, 2021 We can only speculate as to … Read more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discusses fan attendance for 2021

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While discussing the new 17-game NFL schedule, Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed optimism regarding fan attendance for next season. Per NFL Network’s Albert Breer, Goodell addressed the issue of stadium capacity without being asked, and his comments will sound like music to the ears of fans: No guaranteed have been made yet, however. Thanks to COVID-19 … Read more

Offseason could be virtual again for NFL teams

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detroit Lions (and every other NFL team) had their traditional formal offseason program held entirely in virtual format. And if the recent remarks from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are any indication, that may become standard practice moving forward. “Virtual’s going to be part of our life for the long … Read more

All NFL teams to operate in COVID-19 intensive protocol beginning this weekend

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All NFL teams will soon be operating under the League’s intensive protocol thanks to a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the country. A memo was issued by commissioner Roger Goodell stating that the protocols will officially go into place this Saturday. Embed from Getty Images “”The upcoming holidays, beginning with Thanksgiving … Read more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell releases statement regarding 2020 season

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On Friday evening, news broke that the NFL and NFLPA approved an agreement that will allow training camps around the league to begin as scheduled. Following the announcement, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement noting that the 2020 season will “undoubtedly present new and additional challenges” but that the league is committed to playing … Read more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has prediction for whomever signs QB Colin Kaepernick

The history between Michigan Wolverines head coach and quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a long one, as the two were together with the San Francisco 49ers for four years that included a Super Bowl appearance. And after initially saying that he didn’t respect the motivation or action of Kaepernick’s silent protest against social injustices by kneeling … Read more

The NFL’s restart has a chance of getting ugly

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Major League Baseball had a long and arduous time figuring things out when discussing the restart of their season. Players stood their ground long enough to coerce the owners into looking like billionaire villains, while the owners attempted to negotiate the number of games down and reveal the player’s greed in the process. Nobody looked … Read more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell releases statement on Detroit Lions

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Within the past hour, the Detroit Lions made the announcement that Martha Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the team and that her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, is taking over. Just moments ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released the following statement regarding the situation. “Martha Ford has led the Lions with skill and … Read more

NFL owners table resolution to reward teams for hiring minority coaches and GMs

There was plenty of reaction after a controversial proposal that would incentivize NFL teams to hire minorities as coaches and general managers was introduced last week. And now, it doesn’t look like that proposal will be gaining any steam with the League. According to Jim Trotter of NFL Media, NFL owners have decided to table … Read more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sends memo about reopening their facilities

Thanks to the spread of COVID-19, the National Football League instituted a mandated closing of team and player facilities in the best interest of public safety. As such, all team meetings have been conducted entirely in a virtual format, as well as the 2020 NFL Draft. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the following memo to all … Read more

NFL considering plans to reward teams for hiring minorities as coaches and GM’s

The National Football League is set to introduce two resolutions for team owners to vote on that would incentivize the hiring of more minorities as head coaches and general managers. A mere three of the past 20 head coaching vacancies in the NFL have been filled by a person of color, which commissioner Roger Goodell … Read more