The minute the commissioner stepped on stage he was showered in a hailstorm of boos. From the back end of the mezzanine to the top of the highest balcony, it seemed every man, woman and child in the building were roaring with discontent.
Halfway to the podium, Goodell, who was walking sort of hunched over, leading with his head, glanced at us over his right shoulder. He flashed us his pearly whites in a big grin. He then reached out his right arm and gave a thumbs up.