Sunny days for NFL

With labor woes in the past, Goodell able to deliver pre-SB address in positive setting

Originally Published: February 3, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- A year ago, commissioner Roger Goodell gave his annual state of the NFL in Dallas, where snow and ice had shut down the roads and the league was heading into a lockout that could have wiped out the 2011 season.

This year, Goodell's Super Bowl XLVI address couldn't have been sunnier. The league and the players have 10 years of labor peace. Even though Indianapolis was expected to be a cold-weather Super Bowl, temperatures have been near record highs and the sun has been out ...

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