” I’m not claiming that football is the nation’s salvation in this area, but it’s one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can’t be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself. “


” People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis, they don’t want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life. “


” 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. “


” 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. “



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