This Roger Goodell is perhaps the worst commissioner of any pro league is history. He reminds me a bit of the Elmo "Bud" Zumwalt of professional sports.
He is reported to be mulling getting rid of the kick off in the NFL game. Apparently it is due to some concern over player safety. Or something. The NFL is almost unwatchable now with all the "player protection" going on over there. Of course no one will really tolerate this ass tinkering any more with the sport. Will they?
The other day I went to an AHL game (Houston Aeroes vs San Antonio Rampage) and noted that they just are not all that concerned with the boys having a bit of fun. Some of the perfectly legal hits I saw in that game would have gotten an NFL player fined and suspended. Contact sports are rough and people can and will get hurt.
All players know this and most deal with that fact in a manly manner.