Goodell's Toughest Rulings

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Vol 48 Issue 20

The Skeet Shooter 

NBC 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST Davy Anthony must protect his happily unaware family from a rogue skeet that could fly out from any direction at any time.

Jessica Tanley and Rodney Holl

Jessica Tanley married Rodney Holl beneath a beautiful evening sky, hoping for a shooting star at the moment of their “I Do’s,” but of course that didn’t happen because Rodney always screws everything up.

Independent Baking Scene Apparently Worth A Documentary

SEATTLE—A string of independent bakeries in the Seattle area apparently provided enough material to warrant a 73-minute documentary titled Rise: The Resurgence Of The Artisanal Bakery, 27-year-old Netflix browser Cyrus Wall observed Sunday.

Dying Chevron Executive Excited To One Day Become Oil

The transportation secretary flips out on a pothole in Baltimore, a man wearing red glasses and pink pants is probably Dutch or something, and an Ohio Film Festival graphic designer decides to go with film reels for the O's. It's the week of May 14th, 2012.

The Return Of Eddie

TLC 10:00 p.m. EST/9:00 p.m. CST Eddie returns to Cleveland, where he hasn’t been since he was a kid, and is surprised to find they built the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame there.
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Goodell's Toughest Rulings

The frequency and severity of his punishments have earned NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a reputation as a strict disciplinarian. We look at some of the most notable.

  • Punished the Patriots for the Spygate scandal with fines, lost draft picks, and two mandated humiliating Super Bowl losses to Eli Manning
  • Poisoned Sean Payton and hid the antidote in a copy of the NFL rulebook to ensure future compliance
  • Handed down a posthumous lifetime ban to Junior Seau for violating the league's firearms policy
  • Randomly fined the Colts $10,000,000 to teach them a lesson about the cruel unpredictability of fate
  • Amid growing public outcry and criticism, fined Bears WR Earl Bennett and vowed to rid football of colored shoes
  • Suspended himself without pay for a day after eating a slice of chocolate cake that was sinfully delicious
  • Has suspended several players for steroid abuse, but this isn't baseball, so who cares
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