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The 7 - Football - Tagliabue to retire in July
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#1 Posted on 20.3.06 1301.12
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2376850

Not that surprising given his age and the recently concluded negotiations. What an unbelievable successful run as commish! Labor peace, astronomical ratings, revenue through the roof, etc. He'll be a tough one to follow, and he has set the bar even higher than Rozelle did. Not an easy feat.
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#2 Posted on 21.3.06 0907.24
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I can't say I've followed football long enough to appreciate how good he's been for the game (according to everything I've read they say very good), so I guess he'll be missed.

That said, did anyone else know that Condoleeza Rice's name has come up as a candidate to replace him? She, of course, has declined. (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)

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#3 Posted on 21.3.06 1119.17
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According to SI.com Bill Clinton's name is getting thrown around, also.

Weird.
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#4 Posted on 21.3.06 1610.51
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On behalf of St. Louisans, let me say

    Originally posted by Mound City, USA
    Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. No, wait. Let it.


Jacksonville my ass. Go Stallions!
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#5 Posted on 21.3.06 2027.03
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Considering I am 36, and he is only the second Commish in my lifetime, I'd say this is a pretty big deal. He got the BILLIONS in TV contracts, and expanded, and returned to cities that teams had fled.

His mark is huge, and I cant imagine a commisioner being more efficient and successful.
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