September 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; An Oakland Raiders fan holds a sign for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after the game against the Houston Texans at O.co Coliseum. The Texans defeated the Raiders 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Football Giants are 0-2, the NFL is under the American microscope and Roger Goodell is being heckled during live press conferences by a Benjy that’s somehow not the famous dog… Let’s talk about it.
In this video from CNN we retweeted earlier here:
If you don’t know who Benjy Bronk is — you do now — as he was the guy screaming the elevator absurdities at an elevating absurd situation. The Howard Stern writer is all over social media for his press prank and blatant slap in the face to Roger Goodell’s credibility in handling NFL discipline.
Screaming don’t take me to the elevator insinuates more than just the obvious connection to Ray Rice… it was also a plea to pull the curtain from the NFL’s Wizard of Oz like power over the players and fans of the business. Please, NO… anything but behind those closed doors where you can get away with anything.
The question is, was it necessary. Do American’s need a message like that? Do we need comedians to point out the flaws of the empowered? Everyone will have an opinion on that and fair enough, but the answer is the American public will always call out the pink elephant in the room. Right or wrong, it’s what happens.
For today, Roger Goodell is that big fat $44.2 million a year pink elephant with the golden trunk and bloody knuckles. Everyone sees him and points, but Roger Goodell is just another human, flawed, imperfect and given a position perhaps slightly above his abilities. However, a portion of the people watching on understand that too… now as an NFL fueled nation we will all watch the situation unfold with keen interest.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants are 0-2 and some Jints fans may wish someone would take their game plan to the nearest elevator.