Roger Goodell's Best, Worst Moves as NFL Commissioner

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Roger Goodell's Best, Worst Moves as NFL Commissioner
Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
Roger Goodell has been a controversial figure.

Love him or hate him, it is difficult to be neutral when it comes to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It will take the city of New Orleans a long time to let its anger boil over for the way Goodell destroyed the Saints' 2012 season.

For every good move that the commissioner has tried to make, critics can quickly point to two or three other moves that were questionable at best.

A Sports Illustrated article by Steve Rushin addressed who had the most power in the world of sports. The article was titled "SI's Power 50 List: Who sits atop our Throne of Games." Rushin placed Goodell at the top of the list.

Power can be a good thing if you subscribe to the philosophies of Tony Montana. But it can also be abused. If you tried to view Goodell's decisions from neutral ground, you would have to conclude that he has gone too far on more than one occasion.

While attempting to be as neutral as possible, this presentation will alternatively look at the good and the bad decisions that Commissioner Goodell has made on the job. There is no doubt that the NFL has grown during his watch, but purists wonder what all the rule changes will turn the sport into 10 years down the road. 

Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts on Commissioner Goodell. What do you like that he has done, and what decisions do you detest? Since so many people are passionate about the NFL, it is not out of the question that slides meant to be a positive for some people will be viewed as quite the opposite for others. And so it goes.

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