In an interview on ESPN’s “E:60” that aired Tuesday, Suggs accused NFL commissioner Roger Goodell of having a role in the blackout at the Superdome during the 2013 Super Bowl. The lights went out, if you recall, during the third quarter, causing a delay in the championship game between the Ravens and the 49ers — a delay that, Suggs maintained, gave San Francisco an edge.
“It was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean?” Suggs said. “I was like, ah, Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide, huh?”
It takes a brilliant mind to see what is right in front of them (like when I played Scattergories with a group of attorneys and I was the only one to choose lawyer as a profession that starts with the letter L … but I digress).
Of course Roger Goodell turned the lights out. But isn’t it just like an overpaid athlete to make everything all about himself? As I see it, Goodell doesn’t care about narrowing the margins on the scoreboard; as far as we’re concerned, his animosity is aimed at New Orleans.
I get it, Terrell: Roger turned off the power on you for 34 long minutes, and eight months later you are still angry. Sounds pretty bad until you recall he pulled the plug on us for an entire season, when he suspended head coach Sean Payton.
We were angry, too. Then Sean Payton flipped the switch and we powered through the Falcons, Bucs, Cardinals and Dolphins, going 4-0 on our way to a so-far undefeated season. Pay-back is the best revenge, right?