Pete Rozelle — American Celebrity born on March 01, 1926, died on December 06, 1996

Alvin Ray "Pete" Rozelle was the commissioner of the National Football League from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. Rozelle is credited with making the NFL into one of the most successful sports leagues in the world... (wikipedia)

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.
But I haven't met a player or a coach whose goal isn't to win the Super Bowl.
There are a lot more TV sets in use on Monday night than on Sunday afternoon.
At least I'm going into the job with clean hands.
I'm not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it's our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us.

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