Why do we boo Roger Goodell at the NFL draft?

Author: Gaming Society StaffPublished: 04/26/23
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Yeah, that's what we're all getting ready to do. Not just the people attending the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, but the fans at home on their couches, too.

The coolest thing to do in April of every year is boo the NFL's commissioner, Roger Goodell. It's transcended typical outrage to the point where even the league itself makes content out of it.

Hell, the league has even profited off it in a quarantine campaign with Bud Light.

Why does everyone boo Roger Goodell?

He's the commissioner of arguably the most watched sports league in America. It comes with the territory, though Goodell has done his part to anger NFL fans across the board whether by action or inaction.

There's Deflategate, Spygate, Bountygate, his mishandling of numerous player safety and domestic violence cases, and of course, the unmaginable amount of money he makes despite it all.

He isn't the only sports commissioner who gets boo'ed. NHL commish Gary Bettman hears it annually, and NBA commish Adam Silver hears it, too.

It's a sports fan tradition, really.


When can I boo Roger Goodell?

You can do it whenever you want, but if you want company, the NFL Draft begins on April 27 at 8 pm ET. You can watch it on ESPN, ABC or NFL Network!

Where can I bet on the 2023 NFL Draft?

Check out some of our handy dandy advice for betting on the NFL Draft!

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