Whoa hey, loogit who's gracing the cover of this week's Time magazine: your friend and Peter King's, Roger Goodell. Sean Gregory has a lengthy profile of the NFL commissioner in this week's issue, and it contains the usual bits of hagiography (he keeps in shape! his daddy didn't like Vietnam, and that kind of integrity is clearly hereditary!), along with Goodell bravely congratulating himself for having the balls to make the game safer in the face of a supposedly stern opposition ("I don't do things for public relations," he says. "I do things because they're the right thing to do, because I love the game."). If you think Goodell is a small-minded authoritarian hypocrite—as I do, because it's true—the piece will make you wonder how people could still be carrying water for this asshole. A reminder: This is the commissioner who was willing to nuke a season if he couldn't take more money out of his players' pockets and who saddled another one with clown refs simply for the sake of ideological purity. That's how much Roger Goodell loves the game.
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