This feels strange because I’ve never written a blog entry like this before. I’m breaking new ground, thinking outside the box, pushing the envelope (or is it pushing the box and thinking outside the envelope?).
What is this groundbreaking development?
I’m about to praise an authority figure. Wow. I feel a bit dizzy.
In a lot of my writing, particularly screenplays and novels, I have great fun lampooning corporate greedheads, pompous politicians from both the right and left wing, the rich and fatuous, celebrity goofballs, and anyone else who seems in need of a good verbal shellacking.
But in the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, I’m going to suspend all satirical activities for a few minutes and actually hand out some plaudits to a high-profile public figure.
And a big huge deal authority as figure as well, the Commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell.
I think he’s doing an outstanding job changing the moral tone of the NFL, and bringing a higher level of accountability. His assertion that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right—is right on!
Keep up the good work, Mr. Goodell.