USA Today: “What’s good for the NFL ends up being good for America”

USA Today national sports columnist Christine Brennan writes today on the process of coming to an agreement on the proposed enhanced season.

“Not rushing into what would be the first expansion of the NFL’s regular season in more than 30 years is absolutely the right thing for Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners to do,” Brennan writes. “A sports change of this magnitude should receive a full public airing, in which owners, players, the NFL’s broadcast and business partners and even the fans should be heard…We know what the owners want. We also need to hear what the players think, and not just in the heat of the moment.”

Said Commissioner Goodell (above left), who discussed the enhanced season at a league meeting yesterday: “We want to do this the right way and make it good for everyone, including the players, our fans, and the game in general. From our standpoint, we think we’ve moved this concept along. There’s a tremendous amount of momentum for it. We think it’s the right step to take. But we want to do that with our partners, including the players.”

“What’s good for the NFL eventually ends up being good for America,” Brennan concludes, “whether we know it yet or not.”

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