Tag: Roger Goodell

Save your anger, NFL fans. No one cares.

Save your anger, NFL fans. No one cares.

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The last thing the internet needs is another screed about the NFL lockout, but here's mine anyway. I'm not really interested in taking sides in the toxic blame game that the NFL owners (via their squirrely mouthpiece, Roger Goodell) and the NFLPA have been engaged in for weeks. What I'm more interested in is the fans who choose to take sides, and why they do so. At this point most of the resentment seems to be aimed squarely at the league's 32 owners. They're greedy, they're just trying to screw the poor, subjugated players, they're killing the golden goose, blah blah blah. I'm not defending the owners or how they've conducted themselves throughout this whole sordid affair. But neither can I get myself whipped up into a frenzy over what they're doing. Because I recognize them for wha...
Why I am now a Seattle Seahawks fan

Why I am now a Seattle Seahawks fan

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For the next month (at most), I am switching my NFL allegiance from my beloved Oakland Raiders to the Seattle Seahawks.  Why?  Well a few reasons.  For one, I need a break from Al Davis and his batshit crazy ownership moves, like letting go of the first semi-competent head coach he's had in a decade (Tom Cable) and the best defensive player he's had in a decade (Nnamdi Asomugha). But don't worry, I'm no bandwagon fan.  As soon as the Seahawks either get dumped from the playoffs or win the whole damn thing at Super Bowl XLV (that means 73 in Italian, right?), it's back to the Silver & Black for me.  But I'm really hoping for the latter right now. It's not that I give a damn about the Seahawks, a former hated AFC West rival.  It's that they're doing such a marvelous job pissing off