With the Super Bowl just days away and the so-called Bountygate scandal still bubbling over, New Orleans Saints fans were really excited for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's AMA on Reddit this afternoon. He wasn't as excited to answer their questions.
In case you're out of the loop, Saints fans aren't on the best terms with Goodell right now. After it was revealed the Saints defense was operating a bounty program (players get paid if they injure an opposing player), Goodell came down on the program hard. After the immediate outcry and a lengthy appeal process, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue overruled Goodell's suspensions in December, vindicating and infuriating Saints fans even further because their year (and playoff hopes) were already long gone.
With Goodell heading to the Big Easy for this weekend's Super Bowl at the Superdome — DO NOT SERVE THIS MAN posters adorn many every sports bars across town — New Orleanians were excited to finally get a direct line to Goodell, by way of the usually forthright Reddit forum, to tell him how they really feel.
Goodell got questions like this:
Vilma is a Saints linebacker who was sidelined for a good portion of the season thanks to Goodell.