- Apr 21, 2011
It's remarkable how powerful ego is. You're totally correct in that if Goodell just walked into the room with the blue clown shirt on, smiled and said "Hi Dave, nice to meet you" all of Dave's power would be removed. People would smile, have a little laugh and that'd be the end of it. Instead, the NFL will probably go thru some high level mental gymnastics trying to make this disappear, which won't work at all.I don't think he's capable, but RG could turn this whole thing around and be a good sport. Wear one of the clown shirts. Engage in some back and forth. Problem is, I don't think Portnoy is capable of dialing it back just a little bit so RG will play along. And really, I don't think RG has it in him to actually play along. They did ban barstool from all NFL things during Super Bowl week.. And had Portnoy kicked out of the Rams one. We'll see.
$250K is $250K and they'll have to do something. I think RedOctober is right and they'll just match the donation so they can save face.