Goodell feels bad economy helps NFL ratings Craig Thomas

Roger Goodell told CBS this week – “People want to feel part of a group, feel like they’re connected, and right now during these difficult times, they can turn on free television and watch the greatest entertainment that’s out there. They can forget their worries for just a few hours.

“Our biggest challenge going forward is how do we get people to come to our stadiums because the experience is so great at home. When you turn on (a football game), you want to see a full stadium.”