Is Roger Goodell going way too far?

Bounty Gate, Bully Gate, Incontinency In Punishments, Thursday Night Football every week, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, the fake controversy that was Deflate Gate, Appealing Judge Berman’s decision, and now this.

According to multiple media outlets (ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports) commissioner Roger Goodell will not attend the NFL’s season opener between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Just when you thought Goodell couldn’t make any more mistakes, he does. How can you not attend the season opener? Not including from the Super Bowl, this is the biggest day of the NFL season. Since, Goodell took over in 2006, he attended every Thursday night opener of the NFL season. So, what does not attending this one say about Goodell? I think it just reassures what we already know about him.




Goodell is obsessed with power and when someone successfully challenges his power, he hides in the darkness. For example, after the Ray Rice punishment was announced the public scolded Goodell. What did Goodell do? He hid, he canceled public appearances, and we didn’t hear from him. He avoided the subject at all costs.

He’s doing the same thing here. He knows he screwed up this entire Deflate Gate debacle, and he’s so full of himself, that he can’t even admit that he was wrong. On top of that, he doesn’t have the you know what’s to even show up to the season opener.

Goodell, you need to man up, swallow your pride, and show some decency. People would respect you more if you showed up to Foxboro, but now that you’ve announced you will not be in attendance, you’ve lost even more respect.

Sean Mason

Spark Sports NFL Analyst

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