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Goodell and Smith break bread together

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Report: Goodell, Smith have “very jovial dinner” after talks
    Posted by Mike Florio on June 9, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT


    The ice apparently is thawing between the two men at the heart of the NFL’s ongoing labor dispute.

    Though there’s no reason to believe the report that the lockout is “almost over,” it appears that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA* executive director DeMaurice Smith finally have commenced the kind of relationship necessary for getting a deal done.

    According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, via SportsBusiness Daily, Goodell and Smith had a “very jovial dinner” that lasted nearly two hours on Wednesday night, at a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan.

    With the typical breathless hyperbole that appears in every Post article ever written, the report describes the dinner as a “secret and highly unusual sit-down.” Actually, Goodell and Smith had lunch last month during a mediation session in Minnesota.

    So maybe it was the second “secret and highly unusual sit-down” in a month.

    Still, to the extent that Goodell and Smith are developing the kind of relationship that allows them to let their guard and/or hair down and have a good time, it means that they’re building the kind of trust that gets multi-billion-dollar deals done.

    It’s another reason for cautious optimism as one of the most critical and significant and secret and highly unusual months in NFL history unfolds.
     
  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I would be more likely to believe that they broke wind together...
     
  3. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    right, and Nate is going to make a clutch kick
     
  4. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Yeah, and Tomlinson will sign as Ryanna's back up and rush for 1432 inches.
     
  5. Buck Melanoma

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    Oh I think they both laughed right into the bank.

    Time to spend on the NFL!
     
  6. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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  7. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    But the real import question is: who picked up the check?
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    they've been breaking wind in our face all off-season and we got the check of course, we're the fools who pay for this
     
  9. SDRaiderH8er

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    I think Al Davis will send me a Christmas Card before that happens
     

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