The face of the next generation of power in the NFL is mostly anonymous among fans here, and that is part of the point. One of the leading voices of influence for the NFL’s future does not speak much, which is largely how he earned his sway.
We are well beyond the point of digesting Roger Goodell’s talking points as anything resembling an honest attempt at productive dialogue. The NFL commissioner is a highly paid spinster, a middle-aged man who looks the part and fills his tailored suits well and protects the forever-exploding profits and financial reach of the NFL.
We’re all here to watch a TV show. They call it the Super Bowl, of course, and technically speaking it is a football game, unscripted (unless you count celebration dances, or cheerleaders), and at least a close cousin to the same game Americans have been playing since before television even existed.