As part of the hype machine designed to get football fans excited for the start of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, the league trotted out the commissioner, Roger Goodell, for a chat with fans on Twitter. Not surprisingly, it was an utter waste of time.
The really good questions were ignored, as were the ones that some people should be ashamed for asking and would never say in a face-to-face setting. Instead, the Commish took one softball after another, as expected.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Goodell couldn’t even answer those questions honestly. He was nothing more than a PR machine, giving PC answers at every turn.
Here’s a timeline (in chronological order) of his worst offenses:
10. Welcome Vine
The commissioner worked in a little play on words, talking about he was now “on the clock” as a super-clever way of connecting this bit of nonsense to this week’s NFL Draft. So sly and witty, Roger!
9. Justifying a Dumb Rule
— NFL (@nfl) May 6, 2014
Well, sure. But it’s happened a grand total of one time. Talk about an overreaction. How about banning games played under the lights, too, since that Super Bowl was delayed when the power went out in New Orleans?