NFL's Goodell among five after commish job

Updated: July 31, 2006, 12:55 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- This time it looks like the NFL commissioner will be all business.

The five finalists to succeed Paul Tagliabue were announced Sunday with, no surprise, early favorite Roger Goodell still on the list. Unlike last time, when the late Jim Finks, then the Saints' general manager, was deadlocked with Tagliabue for three months, none of them has a background that includes playing or coaching in the NFL or running a team.

The closest is the 47-year-old Goodell, who ...

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