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Talk about wasted money (Goodell's salary)

A copy obtained of the league's tax return confirms the commissioner earned $29.49 million in 2011. The league's general counsel Jeff Pash, who also reduced his salary to $1 during the lockout, came away with $8.8 million in total compensation.

"The NFL is the most successful and best-managed sports league in the world," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement obtained by The Sports Business Daily. "This is no small part due to Roger's leadership and the value he brings to the table in every facet of the sport and business of the league. His compensation reflects that."
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There is no way that guy is worth that much with the PR nightmare that he is. :jpshakehead:

And of course Arthur Blank approves. :angryrazz:
 

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And to make things worst, seems that the cap is not going up in the following years:

Salary cap spike not expected this year, or any year | ProFootballTalk

When I see this, plus the immaculate power given to Goodell with the labor agreement, I wonder what the hell were De Smith and the NFLPA thinking on rushing to sign that contract, and in those terms.

10 years of piece, I don't think so!
 

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And to make things worst, seems that the cap is not going up in the following years:

Salary cap spike not expected this year, or any year | ProFootballTalk

When I see this, plus the immaculate power given to Goodell with the labor agreement, I wonder what the hell were De Smith and the NFLPA thinking on rushing to sign that contract, and in those terms.

10 years of piece, I don't think so!
Well, what they're saying is that it won't jump up from 121 to 136+M in one year. It was reported to be around 121-122 next year and in 2014, then 125-128 the year after, and in 2016 be around 130M.


On to Goodell. I do think it's excessive. Granted, the NFL as a whole makes around $1Billion in operating income a year, so you're paying an executive about 3% of the operating income.
 

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And to make things worst, seems that the cap is not going up in the following years:

Salary cap spike not expected this year, or any year | ProFootballTalk

When I see this, plus the immaculate power given to Goodell with the labor agreement, I wonder what the hell were De Smith and the NFLPA thinking on rushing to sign that contract, and in those terms.

10 years of piece, I don't think so!

The smoothing phenomenon is more likely to unfold even in 2015 because, in 2012, money from future cap years was shifted to a year in which the cap was poised to drop, due to the revenue decreases from 2011, the year of the lockout. (Even though only one game was missed during to the lockout, months of uncertainty affected fan and sponsor spending during the offseason shutdown.)
I declare shenanigans. It sounds like total BS, because the cap is based exclusively off of the TV money. Which I don't believe was effected at all by the lockout. The owners may have lost "some" money from that (and I emphasize some), but that's on them. It shouldn't have effected the cap at all. And I don't remember any games being missed either (not even a preseason game).
 

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Hope he gives all of those to retired players with..problems :rolleyes:

Oh wait this is the man who wants player safety and a 18 games schedule..
 

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I declare shenanigans. It sounds like total BS, because the cap is based exclusively off of the TV money. Which I don't believe was effected at all by the lockout. The owners may have lost "some" money from that (and I emphasize some), but that's on them. It shouldn't have effected the cap at all. And I don't remember any games being missed either (not even a preseason game).
That's not true. It's all NFL revenue. So, merch from NFL.com, ticket sales, etc.

The NFL's Most Valuable Teams - Forbes

The players used to get 51%, then it dropped to around 48%. The cap has always had the ability to decrease, if the NFL's popularity and/or profit decreased in any year. So, in order to make sure this new "era" started off right, the NFL and Players Association OK'ed the idea to borrow against future cap figures to keep it from dropping last year.

Basically, they only hurt themselves about 2-3M this or next year. It's not some crazy drastic number.
 

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That's not true. It's all NFL revenue. So, merch from NFL.com, ticket sales, etc.

The NFL's Most Valuable Teams - Forbes

The players used to get 51%, then it dropped to around 48%. The cap has always had the ability to decrease, if the NFL's popularity and/or profit decreased in any year. So, in order to make sure this new "era" started off right, the NFL and Players Association OK'ed the idea to borrow against future cap figures to keep it from dropping last year.

Basically, they only hurt themselves about 2-3M this or next year. It's not some crazy drastic number.
Thanks for the correction and the link. For some reason, I was sure it was just based on the TV contracts because that's steady money, but as noted, I was mistaken.

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