I swear to you I never thought I’d say this. I really feel bad for the NFL’s commissioner, Roger Goodell. With the New Orleans Saints driving the ball late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game, the referees missed what a sixth grader knows is a pass interfere call. Failing to do so makes for a very ugly crisis PR situation by any definition.
I gotta give the league credit, though. By the time the game was over, Sean Payton, the coach of the New Orleans Saints was immediately on the phone to the NFL voicing his objection and NFL officials told him right away the call was blown. Period. End of story. There’s just nothing else they can do about it.
Now, the situation isn’t going to end for the NFL there. This crisis PR scenario will last for several weeks, if not months as they try to answer the question how the referees who make
NFL, I’d like to see you continue along this path but so far, so good. Keep it up. You’re gonna need it.