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Do fans really want 18 NFL games?

Updated: February 12, 2011, 1:13 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell means well, he really does. It's obvious that he cares about the game, its fans and its players.

But remember -- always remember -- that Goodell was hired by the owners. And at the end of the day, at the end of every day, Goodell's allegiances mimic those of his real constituency, those 32 NFL ownership groups.

Goodell has a problem. Bit by bit, news conference by news conference, crisis by crisis, his credibility is beginning to show some ...

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