Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) with his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones, Roger Goodell are all about the money

Mar 24, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference during the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Why does Roger Goodell think adding teams to the NFL playoffs is a good idea? He recently said he believes there’s a chance of that happening as early as this season. I sure hope that’s not the case but well know it’s only a matter of time, unfortunately. It’s unfortunate because it’s only watering the league down. We all know Goodell is all about the money and that’s the reason he’s pushing for this. If putting quantity above quality can put a few extra bucks in his pocket, he’s going to do it. Jerry Jones is also all about it and again, we all know why. Honestly, as a Dallas Cowboys fan, it’s more of insult of we do make the playoffs due to the expansion. It’s basically giving us a pass because we weren’t good enough to get in on our own. A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks got in with a 7-9 record with the current system. As bad as that was, it’ll be a whole lot worse when they add teams to the playoffs. How can Goodell even claim it’s not a double standard? Here’s a guy who swears up and down that he’s doing everything possible to make the game safer but then he’s pushing for extra playoff games and he’s talked up and down about adding regular season games and by doing that, he’s providing more opportunity for players to get hurt. Jones, as we all know, is much the same way when it comes to money. It’s clear he cares way more about making instant money instead of building a successful football team and by adding a playoff slot, he’ll have a better shot of making the playoffs though the Cowboys didn’t necessarily earn it. I’d be a little more in favor of it if those in charge would honest about where they’re coming from but that’s not going to happen. The hypocrisy not going away anytime soon, and neither are Goodell and Jones.


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  • Old Frog

    I’d be ok with a couple of extra playoff games if they changed the existing format to best records instead of the current division leaders. Stronger divisions should have more participants. Weaker divisions should have fewer…or none.

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