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Rodgers blasts NFL for tarnishing game

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07:59 AM ET 09.26 | This wasn't exactly T.J. Lang's tweet, but it wasn't T.J. Lang, either -- it was NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers showed up Tuesday afternoon for his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee with something he wanted to get off his chest. "First of all, I have to do something that the NFL is not going to do, and I have to apologize to the fans," Rodgers said to start the show. "Our sport is generated, the multi-billion dollar machine is generated by people coming to watch us play. And the product that is on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials." ... "[The] game is being tarnished by an NFL who obviously cares more about saving a little money than having the integrity of the game diminish a little bit."

Green Bay Press Gazette

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September 26, 2012  08:01 AM ET

WORD!!

September 26, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Rodgers blasts NFL for tarnishing game..............







Ya Think ?????

September 26, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Goodell will respond by fining him for speaking the truth.

September 26, 2012  08:13 AM ET
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Goodell will respond by fining him for speaking the truth.

The NFL offices can print out these bills fast enough!!!

September 26, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Goodell is on the phone to all the owners doing damage control.

September 26, 2012  08:18 AM ET
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Goodell is on the phone to all the owners doing damage control.

Damage Control? It's like trying to put a patch over the hole in the Titanic thinking that will help.

September 26, 2012  08:20 AM ET

All the money the nfl makes, and they can't come at an agreement with these guys....

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September 26, 2012  08:23 AM ET

...last few years, pro football is about as exciting as watching the first 3 quarters of an nba game....baseball is the thinking man's sport and is more popular globally than ever before....

September 26, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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Call your boy Snyder, yo. He has 1/32 part in it

Bro... It is not a secret... Goodell only listens to your boy Mara.

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September 26, 2012  08:29 AM ET

And to think........You had all these "pro owners guys" on this site during the players lockout. Whatta a reversal........it just blows you away that the posters have flip, cause the owners sure haven't . They are the same scumbags that they were during the players lockout that they are now during the refs lockout. Same strategy, same dirtbag tactics, same commissioner, no difference. The only difference I see is........all the posters takin a flip flop on the owners!

September 26, 2012  08:30 AM ET

The money Goodell is making on fines, alone, is enough to pay the real reffs yo.

September 26, 2012  08:30 AM ET

You know it was a lousy call at the end of the game but it's not like it was the only one. You can turn on that game at random and find incredibly bad miscalls. Has got to be time for the owners to piss on fire and call in the dogs

September 26, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Bro... It is not a secret... Goodell only listens to your boy Mara.

He listens to Bob Kraft. But Bob Kraft has his thirty-something hottie and isn't paying attention. We're doomed.

And Rodgers is right.

September 26, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Goodell is on the phone to all the owners doing damage control.

He must be hiding under his bed.

September 26, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Goodell is on the phone to all the owners doing damage control.

Actually... it's the other way around.

It's the owners telling Goodell to stay the course. Of course, one or two of them are plenty pissed right now...

September 26, 2012  08:32 AM ET

I want to see a coach go off, MLB Manager style... Now that would be cool.

 
September 26, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Don't forget Rooney!!

Goodell is tight with Jerry Jones.

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