My “Personal” email Conversation with Roger Goodell about NFL and NHL

Begin forwarded message:
From: Rocque Trem <>
Date: March 11, 2011 9:50:41 PM EST
To: “Roger Goodell” <>
Subject: Re: Letter from Roger Goodell
Roger,Look.  First of all, if you care about my passion for the game, you would have answered my response to your original email.  I’ve been hitting refresh for months now awaiting it.  Finally, tonight, I see this and thought alas!  But no, it’s more positioning and what’s worse, it’s a bunch of stuff I cannot even begin to comprehend.

I don’t know why you guys feel a need to take this fight public?  Do I email you every time I get in a fight with my wife or a disagreement with my employees?  No, I don’t.  However, if any of my customers did email me, rest assured I’d respond.

Now I have players emailing me and tweeting me about how unfair you are and using words that I would not repeat.  The whole thing is very disheartening.  I’m sitting here watching people get sucked in the Pacific Ocean and this?  You know what, you bunch of rich, greedy, spoiled assholes better get your shit together.  The NHL has a way better product and well unfortunately for them, they just signed Gary Bettman to a long term extension.  So I guess you guys are fine.  Do you think I could get an interview for my blog?  Maybe it will do some good?

Finally, can you let me know how the cheerleaders are affected by this and if I can get a few of their email addresses to see where they stand on it all?


Rocque Trem


On Mar 11, 2011, at 9:06 PM, Roger Goodell wrote:
Trouble viewing this e-mail? View in Web BrowserView on Mobile Device
National Football League
Dear NFL Fan,When I wrote to you last on behalf of the NFL, we promised you that we would work tirelessly to find a collectively bargained solution to our differences with the players’ union. Subsequent to that letter to you, we agreed that the fastest way to a fair agreement was for everyone to work together through a mediation process. For the last three weeks I have personally attended every session of mediation, which is a process our clubs sincerely believe in.

Unfortunately, I have to tell you that earlier today the players’ union walked away from mediation and collective bargaining and has initiated litigation against the clubs. In an effort to get a fair agreement now, our clubs offered a deal today that was, among other things, designed to have no adverse financial impact on veteran players in the early years, and would have met the players’ financial demands in the latter years of the agreement.

The proposal we made included an offer to narrow the player compensation gap that existed in the negotiations by splitting the difference; guarantee a reallocation of savings from first-round rookies to veterans and retirees without negatively affecting compensation for rounds 2-7; no compensation reduction for veterans; implement new year-round health and safety rules; retain the current 16-4 season format for at least two years with any subsequent changes subject to the approval of the league and union; and establish a new legacy fund for retired players ($82 million contributed by the owners over the next two years).

It was a deal that offered compromise, and would have ensured the well-being of our players and guaranteed the long-term future for the fans of the great game we all love so much. It was a deal where everyone would prosper.

We remain committed to collective bargaining and the federal mediation process until an agreement is reached, and call on the union to return to negotiations immediately. NFL players, clubs, and fans want an agreement. The only place it can be reached is at the bargaining table.

While we are disappointed with the union’s actions, we remain steadfastly committed to reaching an agreement that serves the best interest of NFL players, clubs and fans, and thank you for your continued support of our League. First and foremost it is your passion for the game that drives us all, and we will not lose sight of this as we continue to work for a deal that works for everyone.

Roger Goodell

Players vs Owners

Roger Goodell - Commissioner

About hockeyrocque

It will happen. Cleveland will win a Stanley Cup before any other major sport's trophy. While we admit we are not hockey bloggers that take themselves seriously, we do expect that ESPN hockey coverage needs challenged. It's time people take hockey seriously, and it ain't happening here. Great hockey, stats, scores, highlights. Um no. LOL
This entry was posted in hockey. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to My “Personal” email Conversation with Roger Goodell about NFL and NHL

  1. Marco says:

    Bringing up how the cheerleaders are affected by this is classic. Well played!!!

  2. Ron woodsom says:

    Players appreciate email but Goodell rudely refuses to reply to dangeroushockey maybe if we were espn or USA today or new York times. Labor dispute nonsense

  3. joanne says:

    i was wondering why you have famopus people singing thenational athem at the super ball you see it doennt work why not try something new like using the srmed forces think about it and have a good day p.s my son il law loves the red skins me a new england pat or the 49ers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s