Goodell mum on NFL’s gambling plan
By now you’re surely seen or at least heard about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s pre-league meeting victory lap regarding recent business deals the NFL has done. Buried in the mostly-fluff-and-puff piece from Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal is the latest evidence that the NFL continues to regard gambling as a forbidden topic, no matter how inevitable it may be.
Then there’s the possibility of in-game prop bets, placed inside the stadium on every possible subject, from the coin flip to whether the next play will be a run or a pass to whether a field goal will be made or missed to anything else that can happen during three hours of action. (These types of real-time bets present a much lower risk to the overall integrity of the game, since they have nothing to do with the outcome of a given game.)
So the league will have plenty of ways to get money for something, once gambling is legal. There’s no reason for the various states that legalize gambling to give the NFL money for nothing, especially since the NFL will enjoy indirect cash flow from increased interest by people who have cash on the line.
Flowers spoke up last month when Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson said the players in New England play in fear, while the players in Philadelphia have more fun. Flowers said Johnson was wrong, saying he loves playing for Bill Belichick and wants to play for a coach who knows how to win.
Now Flowers will spend another year playing for that coach.
The 49ers continued to look at potential additions to their secondary on Thursday.
General Manager John Lynch told reporters at Stanford’s Pro Day that the team met with cornerback Ladarius Gunter. They also met with defensive back Jaylen Watkins earlier this week and signed cornerback Richard Sherman Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys shortly Cheap Eagles Jerseys after he was released by the Seahawks.