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2006-06-08 20:06:28

By Ben Klayman CHICAGO (Reuters) - The question facing the tradition-bound National Football League (NFL) in the quest for a new leader is whether to play it safe with an insider who has been part of the sport's dominance or look outside for someone to shape its future. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is stepping down after almost 17 years of growth, including expansion, lucrative television contracts and labor peace. Having driven the NFL to $6 billion in annual revenue, he will be...

2006-03-20 14:00:03

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue is retiring in July after more than 16 years in the job, the league announced on Monday. Tagliabue, 65, has led the league to robust growth since succeeding Pete Rozelle in 1989, and had recently signed a two-year contract extension to complete the league's television and labor deals. "I believe that now is a positive time to make the transition to a new commissioner," Tagliabue said in a statement on the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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