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Roger Goodell's bosses

Reaction to missteps clear any fog about role of commissioner

Updated: January 8, 2013, 1:58 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

The late, legendary Marvin Miller accomplished a great many things. He, of course, will always be remembered for breaking the reserve system in baseball and making millions for the players. Before the first player strike in 1972, Henry Aaron was the highest-paid player in baseball at $200,000 per season. Last season, based on his $30 million salary, Alex Rodriguez averaged $245,901 per game played.

Miller made the players think as a bargaining unit, not as peons grateful to be allowed ...

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