State of the NFL? It's a mixed business bag

Updated: January 31, 2008, 4:32 PM ET
By John Helyar | ESPN.com

Commissioner Roger Goodell will have plenty to brag on as he delivers his annual "State of the NFL" address in Arizona on Friday. Such as:

• The league enjoyed its fifth consecutive season of record attendance in 2007, drawing 17.3 million, or 90 percent of total stadium capacity.

• TV ratings were through the roof, or, if you will, the dome. Fox attracted its biggest audiences since 1995, averaging 17.1 million a game. CBS's viewership surged 8.6 percent from 2006, ...

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