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The most hated man in New Orleans this week?

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07:59 AM ET 01.22 | The countdown is on. In a few days the most hated man in New Orleans will arrive in town. As the NFL's commissioner, Roger Goodell serves as unofficial host for the league's championship week. He will attend meetings and banquets. A giant party will be thrown in his honor. A small fleet of cars will whisk him around the city. Usually a man in his role will be welcomed with warm applause. Except this time, New Orleans would rather he not come at all. The anger is still raw. Almost everybody here believes Goodell ruined the Saints' season with his yearlong suspension of coach Sean Payton over the team's bounty program. The most conspiratorial think he wanted to destroy the Saints.

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January 22, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Security.

January 22, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Isn't Roger Goodell the most hated man in every NFL city? Why does New Orleans think they're special?

January 22, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Security.

Lol yes! They are crazy down there. He probably need Seal Team 6.

January 22, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Dude seriously better watch his back- some crazy Voodoo Witch is gonna be turning him into a pin cushion!!

January 22, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Lol yes! They are crazy down there. He probably need Seal Team 6.

Seriously.... I would consider sitting this one out. If he does go, he should bring his own food.

January 22, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Seriously.... I would consider sitting this one out. If he does go, he should bring his own food.

Somehow I believe you.

January 22, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Seriously.... I would consider sitting this one out. If he does go, he should bring his own food.

"Gumbo Gets Goodell - film at eleven."

January 22, 2013  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Isn't Roger Goodell the most hated man in every NFL city? Why does New Orleans think they're special?

Something about ah what was it called? Oh yeah "bountygate"

January 22, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Somehow I believe you.

Those voo-doo heads down there can have you walking up the stairs backwards bro.

January 22, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Those voo-doo heads down there can have you walking up the stairs backwards bro.

or stepping out in front of busees involuntarily.....

January 22, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Those voo-doo heads down there can have you walking up the stairs backwards bro.

The Goodell voodoo dolls are already flying off the shelves!!!

January 22, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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or stepping out in front of busees involuntarily.....

VooDoo is real... A female trapped me from the Bahamas once..... It's real.

January 22, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Goodell voodoo dolls are already flying off the shelves!!!

Who you got in the Bowl Tex ?

January 22, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Goodell voodoo dolls are already flying off the shelves!!!

All by themselves, even.

You do that voodoo that you do so well.

January 22, 2013  09:01 AM ET

I sense Budweiser and Michelob bottles being chucked his way!

January 22, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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Dude seriously better watch his back- some crazy Voodoo Witch is gonna be turning him into a pin cushion!!

and we all know that Voodoo is for real...............especially in NO......go cautiously my friend...

January 22, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Isn't Roger Goodell the most hated man in every NFL city? Why does New Orleans think they're special?

this

January 22, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Roger Goodell should be the most-hated man in the NFL. Period. Not because of any specific action or any specific team, but because of his actions combined. He is a worthless schmuck.

January 22, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Isn't Roger Goodell the most hated man in every NFL city? Why does New Orleans think they're special?

In every city and EVERY week! This is not news..

 
January 22, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Seriously.... I would consider sitting this one out. If he does go, he should bring his own food.

And a lookalike decoy.

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