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The best candidate is Condoleeza

When Paul Tagliabue ends his tenure, the next NFL commissioner should be Condoleeza Rice -- she can definitely handle it.

Updated: May 12, 2004, 11:44 AM ET
By Alan Grant | Special to Page 2

On those occasions when the emperor is caught without his clothes, he needs solid representation. He needs someone to go out and tell the people that what they've seen is not the king's pimpled hindquarters, but some flimsy mirage.

Condoleeza Rice has proven herself to be such a person.

That said, Rice should take her show from the Pentagon to pro football as the next commissioner of the NFL. While reigning commissioner Paul Tagliabue celebrates his recently signed three-year ...

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