One of Goodell’s mantras in his speech at Harvard was that the game is evolving, and for the better. Change, he said, can only improve the sport and the league along with it.
He’s right about that. But there’s something else the NFL can change, too.
Doing something to improve the lives of the guys who helped get the league where it is today would be a good place to start.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg