At least I'm going into the job with clean hands.
Every franchise of both leagues will remain in its present location.
The most difficult owner for me was the late George Marshall of Washington.
There are a lot more TV sets in use on Monday night than on Sunday afternoon.
But I haven't met a player or a coach whose goal isn't to win the Super Bowl.
In fact, an awful lot of N.F.L. club owners have practically no influence on their players at all, simply because they're not full-time working owners.
Rather than saying that the commissioner is hired by the owners and therefore is subservient to them, you have to look at whether or not the players are getting a fair shake.
Squabbling in public will eventually ruin football; there's no doubt it's hurting us already. Polls taken by Louis Harris - polls as valid as any political polls - indicate that very clearly.
Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record.
Considering what Americans have been confronted with in the last ten years, domestically and internationally, it's clear that we need emotional outlets; we have to have some peace from our problems.