You want your voice to be heard? Give NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a call at his direct line. Here is his phone number: (212)-450-2027.
Goodell’s phone number was leaked about by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, clearly frustrated after the blown call by the replacement referees during Monday night’s 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews tweeted it out of frustration but the tweet has been subsequently deleted.
However, thanks to Twitter, you can now find it plastered if you search for it. It works too. Some have gotten through and some have gotten a busy signal but I am sure that Goodell now knows how the fans are taking this game among others with the replacement referees that Goodell issued for this season during the labor dispute the owners and previous seasons’ referees are having.
A crucial call in the final seconds of the game between the Packers and the Seahawks ultimately determined the outcome of the game. The confusion that surrounded both the ref that made the touchdown call on the field and the ref that made a touchback call on the field was outstanding. Packers cornerback M.D. Jennings came down with the ball in his hands before Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate can wrap his hands around the ball.
The ruling on the field was a touchdown and thus a simultaneous catch, which cannot be reviewed by the officials.
A great game ruined by a poor call.
However, fans, players and coaches have all made their voices heard through Twitter and now through Goodell’s phone. Change is imminent.
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Tell me what you told Goodell on the phone.