Roger Goodell To Attend Steelers Home Opener On Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will pay tribute to Ambassador and former team chairman Dan Rooney before the start of Sunday’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will reportedly be in attendance at Heinz Field for the event, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.

Goodell was present for the 2017 NFL regular season opener at Gillette Stadium between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs a week ago Thursday and not surprisingly, Barstool Sports, a satirical sports and men’s lifestyle blog founded by Dave Portnoy in Milton, Massachusetts, distributed 70,000 turquoise towels ahead of that game that depicted Goodell wearing a clown nose.

Patriots fans reportedly booed Goodell when he was briefly shown talking to Chiefs owner Clark Hunt on the sideline during pregame warmups and the commissioner ultimately watched the game from a luxury box, the NFL said. Patriots fans chanted the commissioner’s name just prior to the game kicking off.

Goodell’s presence in Pittsburgh Sunday obviously won’t be cheered by Steelers fans and you can probably expect him to be booed heavily by the black and gold faithful. I also doubt that Goodell will attempt to visit with Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison at any point on Sunday for obvious reasons.

After making an appearance at Heinz Field, Goodell will reportedly attend the Sunday night game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers. That game in Atlanta will be the first regular season game ever played in the newly-built Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Last week in the Steelers regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns, the AFC North rival paid tribute to Rooney on their stadium scoreboard during the game. Rooney passed away April 13 at the age of 84.

  • Greg Payne

    I’m anxious to find out how Goodell finds a way to fine Harrison when he’s on the sideline.

  • VaDave

    This is like sending Trump to a Green Peace convention to ceibrate the life of a tree…. As for Harrison, as long a Goodell gets a look at the obligatory cup of pee, all will be well in the world….

  • LucasY59

    he has like 75 grand to collect..makes sense

  • Orlysteel

    Puts the officials at their best, maybe the Steelers will get a break on the penalty department, come on 4 flags for the Browns and 13 for the Steelers you know that’s bs.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    james harrison is fined $50,000 for goodell making an appearance.

  • John Pennington

    Why just stay away and do us all a favor please.Maybe the whole team might have to piss in the cup.Lol One big Red Cup.

  • Craig M

    That was great! Laughed my but off. 🙂

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  • Craig M

    I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want to be there but also sure if he didn’t show up for the Rooney Tribute he would be in a whole bigger mess than what he has created so far.

  • VaDave

    Well at least we got a few chuckles out of it….

  • Craig M

    Used your Green Peace quote on my Facebook page, of course gave you credit- hope it was okay.

  • VaDave

    Pretty much anything posted here is up for grabs, so absolutely no problem with your usage. Glad you though that much of it. Have a good Craig.

  • Marcel Chris Chauvet

    I’m going to the game. I mentioned to my wife that Goodell was supposed to be in attendance. She responded by saying, “please do not get arrested for beating up Roger Goodell.” LMAO!

  • Conserv_58

    The Steelers should take Goodell through the weight room when Deebo is working out. I would love to be there to see Deebo suddenly stop lifting and give Goodell his patented thousand yard glare.

  • Rob

    I know I’m in the minority here, but I really don’t think Goodell is all that bad, considering 31/32 teams agreed that this would be ok, and the owners are about to extend him. Also, little known fact is that he worked his way up from the bottom of the NFL to become the Commissioner, so I feel like even if he makes mistakes, it’s likely rooted in actually trying to make the NFL more successful. Has his warts sure, but he doesn’t have the easiest job either.

  • Steve

    Fans need to Egg Goodell, what a waist of money to a Bozo.