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VIDEO: Roger Goodell Booed By NFL Draft Crowd As Julio Jones Points And Laughs


Before the 2011 NFL Draft, commissioner Roger Goodell brought out the many Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide players expected to go in the first round, plus Nick Saban and Gene Chizik, for a moment of silence in remembrance of those devastated by Alabama's mid-week tornado mayhem. The crowd had no time for that, of course, instead insisting on booing Goodell for the ongoing (I guess?) NFL lockout:

Transcript of his attempt to calm the mob via, well, SB Nation:

I hear ya. I hear ya. I hear ya. I agree with you. Alright, guys. I hear ya. Me too. OK guys before we get started...let's all take a moment. Guys, just a sec. I hear ya but we have a serious moment here to reflect on the tragedies caused by the severe storms and the damage by the storms in the south.

Far be it from redneck Northeasterners to keep quiet during a moment of silence dedicated to Southeastern people, though the entire arrangement was likely thrown together to try and keep the crowd from booing Goodell to begin with. Julio Jones' reaction is the only sane move possible. Just point and laugh at everyone involved.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.