Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Very Interesting....


It is pretty rare you will see me write on anything off topic regarding the Miami Dolphins here. However, as today's events have unfolded I thought it might be interesting to point out there are some serious power players clashing right now.  Of course you all know about the Ray Rice situation and it is another one of those drama filled stories I really don’t care to comment on.  However, today Roger Goodell has come under fire.  Roger Goodell is one of the most powerful people in the country.  Think about it for a minute. You tell me who has the ability to dictate to and influence billionaires, who has the ability to dictate what a city has to contribute to have a super bowl?  What a city has to do to keep an NFL team or get an NFL team.  How about who has the power to ban a player, coach, even an owner, and take away their ability to earn millions of dollars?  Who has the ability to dictate to billion dollars cable companies, and networks?  On top of influence, Roger Goodell has made an enormous amount of money. His last reported YEARLY salary was 44.2 Million dollars. He has held his position since 2006.  I think you can safely assume he is worth well into the 9 figure range.  Today congress entered the fray to find out what happened with the Ray Rice video.  This was interesting to me.  Are they doing this because they feel like he is too powerful to be held accountable by anyone else? Does his massive influence and wealth make them feel threatened?  Maybe they just wanted to jump in on a popular story to get their name in the news for future elections.  I doubt any of us will really know, but I definitely want to get my bucket of popcorn to watch this. You would have to be pretty naive to think the NFL did not see the tape. So there is clearly a situation of “where there is smoke there is fine” going on right now for Roger Goodell.  If he has to go answer questions before congress it will be interesting to see how a man that has held massive power going on a decade now will respond when pushed into a corner. Maybe someday it will be made into a movie starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson.
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Maybe Roger Goodell should hire Ted Wells to do a 300 page detailed report on his office and himself!!!

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Not a bad salary for a non-profit, non-taxable company

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He one did you one better Lawrence, He hired the former director of the FBI. Talk about connected

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"Deep Throat" is on the case.