Some See Moves As Sign Goodell
Will Become Commissioner
The NFL is undergoing
that will see the league’s marketing and licensing functions
housed under the same unit, and some insiders see the move as a sure sign that
Roger Goodell will be named the successor to Paul Tagliabue. “There’s
no way these moves are made otherwise,” said a senior marketer at one of
the NFL’s largest licensees. An owner quoted in today's N.Y.
DAILY NEWS also believes Goodell "has the inside track." But he
adds, "It's hard to make a truly accurate assessment without knowing who
the other candidates are."