Let it never be argued again that the NFL is the “No Fun League” … at least, let it never be argued under Commissioner Roger Goodell.
From endless embraces to secret handshakes, Rockin’ Roger Goodell brought the party from his ivory tower to the Radio City Music Hall stage last night, greeting each selection with salutations enough to make a Human Resources Director sweat.
An apparent conflict of interest may very well be a calculated play by the league’s top dog. “Friendship” does foster an environment of loyalty, after all. And I suppose there is also the less diabolical possibility that Goodell is a genuinely caring individual who is happy for these young men. Regardless, the whole thing just didn’t sit right with me.
In my quest to locate the best of the best – Goodell greeted Fletcher Cox like he just got back from war, and welcomed Melvin Ingram with a “handshake” only a fraternity brother could decode – I came across a fantastic compilation of Round 1’s greatest hits by the fine folks of SBNation. Enjoy: