It has to get tiresome for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He steps to the microphone to announce draft picks and gets booed. Sure he handled the Adrian Peterson case with all the finesse of a jackhammer going through creme brulee. Sure he waffled so many times during the Ray Rice case that the 2015 NFL season is sponsored by Bisquick. You bet he handled BountyGate with all the alacrity of a nose tackle mud wrestling in Pennzoil. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Does it?
The whole thing makes one wonder how he keeps his spirits up. Now we know. In a FishDuck.com exclusive, we have found a transcript of Commissioner Goodell’s private tweets. Not for public consumption these are the thoughts he sends to only his closest friends and confidantes.
With the first selection of the NFL Draft, Tampa Bay selects Jameis Winston, quarterback Florida State:
*Morons. There isn’t a crab on the Gulf Coast sleeping well tonight.* #coolpirateshipthobro
With the second selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select Marcus Mariota, quarterback Oregon:
*I wonder what Jake Locker is going to do now that he’s out of the NFL?* #plentyoftimetodeepkissMom
With the fourth selection of the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper, wide receiver Alabama:
*Just what the Raiders needed! #Oaklandwherecareersgotodie
With the 11th selection of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Trae Waynes, defensive back Michigan State:
Was that a tattoo on Trae Wayne’s face? #devonallenscleatmarks
With the 12th selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, Cleveland selects Danny Shelton, defensive lineman Washington:
Shelton should be good. God knows Cleveland needs a winner. Last year they drafted a wiener. #Johnnyfoosball
With the 16th selection of the 2015 NFL Draft, Houston selects Kevin Johnson, defensive back Wake Forest:
I’m confused. Is this the Phoenix Suns guard?
With the 25th selection of the 2015 NFL Draft, Carolina selects Shaq Thompson, linebacker Washington:
I wonder who makes more, Shaq in the pros or Newton in college? #praisejesusfortheunexpectedbountytocecilnewtonschurch
FishDuck.com congratulates all of the Ducks drafted into the NFL. We know about Marcus to the Titans and Arik to the 49ers. Our insanely — um, perfectly reasonable deadline prohibits knowledge of who was taken in Round Two. But go Ducks, college, and pro!
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Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA.
He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as “TacomaDuck.”
For Football Season: FishDuck Back to Seven Days a Week!
I had to shut down the daily articles on July 20th because I could no longer work the extra 3 to 12 hours per week of certain managerial/editorial duties. (beyond the usual ones with FishDuck)
I’ve had a blast writing without those duties, and now, due to a new agreement with the writers, I can announce that we will have articles seven days a week again. I wish to thank the writers publicly for their graciousness in coming to a solution, as now I still do not have do those extra duties with our agreement, and meanwhile the writers are back having fun creating articles as I am.
Everybody is happy! So below is the new schedule through football season:
Monday: Mr. FishDuck
Tuesday: Darren Perkins
Wednesday: Joshua Whitted & Mr. FishDuck
Thursday: Coach Eric Boles & Alex Heining
Friday: David Marsh
Saturday: Mr. FishDuck (GameDay Baby!)
Sunday: Jordan Ingram
A couple of writers could not join us as they have new projects in their lives, and cannot write for anyone at the moment–but perhaps we will see them back later.
Things rarely work out so well for all parties in agreements, but this time it has and truly….everyone wins!
Our 33 rules at FishDuck can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
FishDuck members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!