Goodell, Tagliabue praise 'human spirit' in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS -- New NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and predecessor Paul Tagliabue said the NFL threw a "Hail Mary pass" when it committed late last December to return to this storm-ravaged city, "and the people of this region caught it."
They spoke Monday night as an excited sellout crowd began filtering into the refurbished Louisiana Superdome, which was glittering from an array of new high-tech video boards and the scent of fresh paint.
"The facility looks terrific. ...
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