The favorite all along is now the new commissioner of the NFL. Roger Goodell, who started off as an intern, worked his way up the corporate ladder, and will now take over for Paul Tagliabue when he retires tentatively later this month. Goodell was a finalist among four other candidates for the top job in the NFL. Voting only took three hours to complete, and when it was all said and done, Goodell had been voted unanimously by all 32 owners to succeed one of the best commissioners in all professional sports.
As stated earlier, Goodell started off as an intern in public relations, and worked his way up to the job of being commissioner. Goodell had worked under both Tagliabue and Pete Rozelle, who both are considered to be the best of the best when it comes to commissioners.
When Roger Goodell takes over completely for Tagliabue, which is scheduled to be later this month, he will be in charge of the most popular sport in America today. Goodell is a great replacement for some very hard shoes to fill. He's learned from the best, and also has been apart of some very important deals in past years with the NFL.
The biggest thing that I take out of the rapidness of this decision is that there won't be the distractions of finding a new commissioner once the season starts, so that issue won't be on anyone's mind. This is why the NFL is a model league when it comes to professional sports.