A few folks have asked how my daily life has changed since coming to work for the NFL. It's mostly the same, except I am the only blogger in America who has to wear a tie every day and there is a gigantic photo of the David Tyree helmet catch on my way to my desk.
Occasionally, there is also something cool going on in the office that I can crash. Friday's meeting between the NFL and the APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors) organization is a good example.
I already wrote about the comments from NFL executive vice president and general counsel Jeff Pash regarding the Saints. Here were the other main nuggets from the session:
- The NFLPA and NFL found something to agree on. The two sides continued to discuss ways they can improve the Pro Bowl during a meeting Monday. Pash mentioned insurance, rule changes, and changing the payout amounts as possible ways to improve the product.
Later, when asked, Pash said: "If the the stadium negotiations fail in Minnesota, the Vikings might well satisfy the league's criteria for relocation."
"They no longer have a lease. They clearly have been making a good faith effort to try to get a new stadium. The inability to get a stadium, at least at the moment, doesn't appear to be something that can be attributed to a failure on the part of the team," Pash said.