Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Succeeding Tags?

So the big news of the day was that Paul Tagliabue is stepping down as Commissioner of the NFL. So who's next, you ask? Well, the guys over at Pro Football Talk have an interesting suggestion.

The job, as we see it, primarily is about public relations and consensus building. The Commish spend a lot of time pressing flesh and bending ears, which makes social and communication skills the key ingredients in any potential candidate.

A burning, rabid passion for the sport is also critical.

Business acumen and savvy are also important, but the P.R. aspect, we believe, are far more vital as television, the Internet, and the expansion of the sport's international presence become the focal point of the league's continued revenue growth.

Our preference, at least initially?

Chris Berman.

Good stuff.