NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made himself available for an interview with Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd a few days after the Patriots and Falcons won conference championship games, and already you had your first Super Bowl upset.
Goodell doesn’t talk a lot for the public’s benefit, and when he does always wears a look that suggests he is late for the bathroom. And toward that end, Cowherd fired a question his way many would have expected to make the commish uncomfortable:
Would it be an awkward moment for him to present the Lombardi Trophy to the Patriots so soon after the Deflategate debacle?
“Not for a second,” Goodell responded, as though he’d been waiting for that one like Luke Kuechly lining up a solid hit. “These are great teams. I’m going to be thrilled. Tom Brady is one of the all-time greats, has been for several years. He’s an extraordinary player, a great performer and a sure-fire Hall of Famer. It would be an honor.”
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Unless Brady grabs the trophy and strikes Goodell with its butt end, the ceremony many already are building up as the greatest confrontation since Godzilla vs. Megalon will be sports’ biggest non-event since the 1994 World Series.
What the provocateurs seem not to understand is this: The only
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