Goodell forced to legally change name to ‘Badell’ in wake of replacement ref debacle
on Sep 23, 2012
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might think the NFL’s replacement refs are doing fine, but he seems to be alone in that assertion. In a surprise ruling handed down by a court in New York, America’s top football man will no longer be allowed to use any surname that incorporates a positive reference.
“Badell, Terriblell, even Brutalell,” said judge Robin Bernes. “You can use any of those names. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to sit here and let a moron like you walk around with a name that implies anything other than total incompetence and utter disregard for fellow humans.”
Added the judge: “If Bettman wasn’t taken, I’d make you use that.”