Roger Goodell Paints Team Glazer In A CornerJune 10th, 2011
As part of his damage control in an attempt to cleanse his hands of the very mess he helped create and front, NFL strongman Roger Goodell has been holding conference calls with individual NFL team season ticket holders. Earlier this week, it was Bucs season ticket holders’ turn.
During this dog and pony show, Goodell let it be known that the lockout he orchestrated was to help the fans, to keep ticket prices stagnant if not lowered and, in so many words, blamed the players for $8 beers.
Goodell made no secret that if the NFL was to win this labor war, the result would be keeping costs for fans down.
Joe’s pretty certain that Team Glazer did not have advance knowledge of Goodell’s thoughts.
(Joe’s not saying Team Glazer will raise ticket prices after the lockout. But it’s pretty brazen of Goodell to try to tell his employers what they can and cannot charge for admission, concessions and parking by filling paying customers heads with absurd expectations.)
When news of Goodell’s statements reached the inbox of popular radio personality Adam Schein, he took to his SiriusXM NFL Radio microphone Thursday with nothing less than outrage at Goodell.
In short, Schein was appalled that Goodell would pander to Bucs fans in a gutless attempt to have Bucs fans ignore the blood on Goodell’s hands and try to con Bucs fans into believing a win for the owners in this asinine lockout means a less expensive experience for fans at The CITS.
Schein also, correctly, believed Goodell painted his employers, Team Glazer, into a no-win corner. With a horrid inflation looming on the horizon since the feds will very shortly quit printing money (which means, hello inflation and higher interest rates), it’s not at all difficult to believe operating costs for Team Glazer will go up. It simply stands to reason.
If Team Glazer, say, raises the price of parking by a mere dollar, it goes against what Goodell pandered to Bucs fans and makes Team Glazer to look like the second coming of Lucifer.
“Many Bucs fans — whether it be right, wrong or indifferent — don’t trust the Glazer family,” Schein said. If, after what Goodell said, Team Glazer raises ticket prices after an owners victory in the labor impasse, “there will be unrest in Tampa Bay.”
Joe knows if this happens there will be gnashing of teeth, cursing at bartenders and the haters of sports radio shows will be fired up with new and ample ammunition.
All because a puppet of a commissioner has no shame.