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NFL cuts - and Goodell takes 20 percent pay cut

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Goodell taking a hit, too!

    http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/sports/professional/professional_football/article/NFLGAT25_20090225-105403/215344/
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's been implied in several places that the NFL is taking advantage of the current economic climate to make cuts it probably doesn't need to make.

    Good for Goodell though.
     
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Considering how prosperous the NFL has been over the years, I'm inclined to agree with Mizzou's comment about the NFL arguably not needing to make the cuts it's making.

    Having said that, does Goodell taking a pay cut show a magnanimous side to Iron Roger?
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    For the record, I think a lot of companies are making cuts they don't need to make because it can go under the radar in this economic climate.

    As far as Goodell, I definitely think it was a calculated move, but it was a good one any way you look at it.
     
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Bud Selig should be taking notes.
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So should David Stern, who makes more than Goodell and Selig combined if I'm not mistaken.
     
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    If your heart is in the right place, you don't issue a release about it, you just do it.
    Sorry, this is just more PR BS.
     
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    The NFL is hurting a bit -- individual team and overall league revenues. This is not entirely made up. But it's also not hurting as much as they are going to portray over the next year. They have a CBA expiring and if that happens 2010 is an uncapped year that will throw the NFL into turmoil. And they are going to sitting down to negotiate a new agreement. It's to their benefit to plea extreme poverty. What we are seeing right now is what has been an ongoing negotiation through a series of gestures by each side.
     
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I disagree.
     
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    He would if he could read, or write.
     
  11. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    AP story says, "the NFL confirmed Wednesday," so I'm not so sure the NFL actually sent out a PR release. There wouldn't be a need for the NFL to confirm it had the NFL sent out the info to begin with.
     
  12. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    I agree.
     
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