DATELINE: Big Game Player
Goodell & Most Dangerous Game
He looks like a juiced former athlete. In some circles, his bland good looks might be considered attractive, but he lost his chance to be an athlete before college, allegedly to injuries.
Instead, he went into public relations with the NFL—and even worked for the Jets for a time, Patriot fans.
You can find work like this when your father is a congressman and even once was appointed a United States senator from New York.
So he is out of four brothers and a successful father, a rather nonentity who finds his ego enhanced by taking on young athletes and meting out sado-masochistic punishments.
When you cannot be the best, you attack the best. It is the culture of mediocrity’s heart. Like the dentists who could not become real medical doctors and go on safari hunts to compensate for their inadequate lives.
Roger Goodell is big game hunting for the biggest star he can bag as his trophy.
That means you, Tom Brady. Anyone who makes a career out of nothing based on his own talents and sheer will soon becomes the target of the big game hunters like Goodell.
Amadeus had his Salieri, a second-rate composer who loathed Mozart’s talent. And, now, in modern America we have a counterpart in the NFL.
Playwrights like the brilliant Peter Morgan has delineated these celebrity encounters in The Queen, Frost/Nixon, and Rush.
He may have fresh material in the Brady/Goodell relationship.