Welcome back to this week’s Tuesday’s Countdown, which this week asks the question: If an NFL commissioner has to wear many hats, can any of them fit over Roger Goodell’s cranium?
About a week ago, I wrote a column suggesting Goodell was letting his own ego get in the way of his decision-making process concerning Michael Vick. Several others have followed with similar viewpoints. Hey, I’m a trendsetter. But you already knew that. By the way, those shoes just don’t work with that outfit.
But with an entire seven days of perspective, I wanted to amend my position slightly. Goodell hasn’t balked at lifting Vick’s suspension immediately solely because he is still upset that the quarterback lied to him and he enjoys flexing his corporate biceps. It’s more like 85 percent ego and 15 percent his desire to protect the NFL shield.
Because if you haven’t noticed, that NFL shield isn’t what it used to be.