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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Beastmode Then what does he do exactly? The way I understand the title is he is supose to be more of a wedge between the players and the owners. He is supose to entertain their thoughts and ...

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #21
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Then what does he do exactly? The way I understand the title is he is supose to be more of a wedge between the players and the owners. He is supose to entertain their thoughts and concerns at a bare minimum. He never does. I don't even get why he explains decesions because he will ignore all other points of view. He has changed the title to one that is always based on financial considerations when you simply can't do that all the time. The refs are a prime example.
The NFL is a multi hundred billion dollar corporation. Goodell is the face... A meat puppet if you will... In a normal company of that size the CEO is the highest power and authority with the exception of the Board of Directors. In this case the BoD are comprised of members worth more than the NFL.... not my point though..

In a company this size there are thousands of lawyers, analysts, marketing, etc... Goodells actions and words are vetted by all of them. No man in his right mind turns over a portion of a near trillion dollar empire to one man. Thats sheer lunacy. In the wake of Enron CEOs have less total power... Even the President of the United States is kept in check by a system of checks and balances.

The BoD meets often and from that they give Goodell his directive, every action he does to achieve that directive is vetted.

Take Apple and Microsoft for instance, for many years there has been speculation as to whether Jobs, and gates actually participate in the daily running of the companies of if they are just figure heads.....

Evidence of Goodells power and actual decision making is when the NFLPA or the NFLCA meet with the NFL, lawyers come to terms and make the deals... Not Goodell, he isn't even present at those meetings.

On a smaller scale when a VP of operations of a company tells a District manager to cut 20% of his personnel, he does it, or someone is found that will do it. That manager takes all the heat and beating while the VP still looks rosy.

What most people that do not come from a corporate environment or have held any noteworthy position in companies of that size, don't realize is that the two factions that run those companies are Human Resources, and Accountants. Most CEOs these days Halliburton for example are run by ex Accountants.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #22
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Re: Goodell says Thursday football doesn’t put players at risk

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The NFL is a multi hundred billion dollar corporation...
The NFL is an unincorporated 501(c)(6) association, a federal nonprofit designation. Not being a jerk just wanted to point that out.
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