Meet The New Boss
47-year old Roger Goodell is the new commissioner of the National Football League. Goodell, the league's Chief Operating Officer, was elected by a supermajority (2/3) of owners on the fifth ballot of voting.
Goodell handled the business operations of the league in his previous role, and takes over for Paul Tagliabue, who has served as commissioner since 1989. A few other notes:
He's the son of former United States Senator Charles Goodell. There was a great bit about the old man in Gregg Easterbrook's Page 2 piece last week.
Goodell is the first new commissioner of one of the big four professional sports leagues since 1993. Gary Bettman took over as commissioner of the National Hockey League in February of that year. After ousting Fay Vincent, Bud Selig began serving as acting commissioner in 1992, and David Stern has been at the helm of the NBA ship since 1984.
His Wikipedia page could use some serious work.