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Fritz88 01-28-2013 06:55 PM

Roger Goodell does an AMA reddit.
 
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...missioner_ama/

Can't copy it because it's 6000+ comments.

Looks like he avoided a question about Player's approval rating.

Here are some interesting questions and answers

Quote:

Would you consider allowing more extensive touchdown celebrations again?

This rule gets reconsidered by our Competition Committee every year. We think we have a good balance between sportsmanship and natural enthusiasm. We want the players to be able to celebrate without taunting the opponents and casuing a retaliation.

I'd be interested to see how other fans feel: do we want more?
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What's a rule currently in place in the NFL that you expect to change within the next couple of years?

What's a rule NOT in place that you think needs to be implemented?

We're reevaluating all low blocks on defenders. I would anticipate that there will be changes in this area. These rules are studied very carefully by the Competition Committee, which is made up of GMs, owners and coaches, including with input from the players, and then voted on by the full membership. The reason they get such careful analysis is to make sure we understand the unintended consequences of any rule changes, and that they can be officiated with consistency.

For more on the history of our rules changes, visitwww.NFLEvolution.com
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Hello Mr. Goodell – welcome to Reddit.

To start things off, there is a HUGE NFL following on reddit (/r/nfl <--- click here to see the main section) and pages for every team with their own dedicated followers. We are extremely passionate about the game and are constantly talking about all things NFL. You’re going to get insightful and hard-hitting questions about EVERY aspect of the game itself, the league, and how things have been/will be done. We look forward to your answers!

My question:

In regards to expansion: There is clearly a huge market in Europe, South America, and many other parts of the world. People are talking about overseas expansion. Is there a long term plan to bring new NFL teams to the rest of the world?

Thank you for your time! - Thad, A Browns fan

Thad, glad to hear that Reddit is so passionate about NFL football. Hope you all have enjoyed the season as much as I have.

We expanded our regular season series in London to two games this year. So far, we've seen the same passionate support for the NFL in London, based on ticket sales to date. If our game continues to grow in London, it would not surprise me if we had an NFL team in London someday.
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Dear Commissioner. I was curious about what you thought on the role of traumatic injury in the NFL, and the dichotomy between making the game safer versus giving the fans the hard hits and satiated bloodlust they so clearly desire. It seems to me that a lot of the popularity of the game boils down to the fact that there is that risk of injury, so I guess what I'm essentially asking is how are you going to balance that going forward without people feeling like you're never going to give them up, or never going to let them down?

The game of football has always been tough and always will be. Even before the NFL was founded, President Teddy Roosevelt called the college presidents in to make sure that the safety issues of the game were addressed since there had been 17 deaths in 1905 alone. From there came the first and ten, forward pass and the inception of the NCAA. Since then, the game has flourished while sticking to the fundamentals of fair and competitive football. Our football coaches and executives wanted to bring the game back to the fundamentals of tackling and blocking. We have seen some of the best NFL football in our history during this season's playoffs. Hope we finish with another great one on Sunday.

Molitoth 01-28-2013 07:00 PM

Wow, that's like reading a forum from 1998. Messy.


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