Ed Driscoll

Report To The Commissioner

NFL head honcho Paul Tagliabue announces that he will step down in July.

I’ll be interested to see how his legacy as NFL commissioner is viewed, especially as it follows the long reign of Pete Rozelle, who built the NFL into America’s dominant sports league, only to endure endless battles with the NFL players’ union in the 1980s. While Tagliabue wasn’t the innovator that Rozelle was (who would be in comparison?) his tenure was, in comparison, much more free of dissention.