Search for new commissioner could take time

There are other issues to discuss, but the search for a new commissioner will dominate this week's annual NFL meetings.

Updated: March 28, 2006, 12:42 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- In the spring of 1989, as a group of NFL officials huddled at a hotel near O'Hare Airport in Chicago, poised to convene a meeting that was to pave the way for the election of a new commissioner, the combination of stormy weather and an air traffic controllers' problem conspired to delay the arrival of several key owners.

As some owners cooled their heels for several hours, waiting for fraternity brothers to escape the holding pattern in the gray skies above ...

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