It gives us an opportunity to go to a market where there is a great deal of interest in American football, ... and we think it will have a special interest and appeal to Hispanic fans in the United States.
We want to hold or reserve judgment on that until we've been through this, but we know there's growing interest in playing regular-season games
We have such great interest. We have a great fan base in Mexico. It's been growing dramatically over the last several years, and we're responding to that interest. It's going to be a great opportunity to understand more about playing a game internationally.
Traditionally, I don't think we've put the focus on it (the Hispanic market). Our popularity is soaring there (Mexico). There is a great deal of interest in American football.
We think it's doable, ... We think this is going to be a great opportunity for us to understand more about playing a game internationally.
The NFL clearly is making an investment in this because we believe it's the right thing to do
I don't expect to try to get people to like everything I do. I want them to respect what I do.
I learned in high school that I was going to have to outwork people. I remember running around the track, training for football, and a faster guy ran past me. I just figured, I can outlast him. If I work harder than him, I'll beat him. And to this day I overprepare.
No one is above the game or the rules that govern it. Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised.
The draft is one of my favorite events because it is about football. People are focused on how their teams improve. It's a celebration of football. And most importantly, it represents a very important time in the lives of these men who are entering the NFL, and their families.
Too much of our society looks for people to fail.
We're in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League.
I've spent my life following my passion.
The owners don't win by having a lockout. Shutting down your business is not good for anybody and it's certainly not good for the players, it's certainly not good for the fans. And that's most important to us.
The way you continue to be a successful business is you don't wait for the car to go off the cliff. You have to manage yourself. And make sure you do it in the right way so you are not making decisions in crisis.