WAITING FOR GOODELL: A Tragi-Comedy in Two Acts

Michael Carlson
15 min readSep 6, 2022

I wrote this in mid-August, intending to do the last of my NFL divisional previews, of the AFC North, for my weekly American football site, Friday Morning Tight End, at Patreon, (to which you can subscribe and follow my takes on football all year round at patreon.com/mikecarlsonfmte). I had been waiting to write the preview until we had some clarity on Cleveland Browns’ quarterback DeShaun Watson’s status for this season. But as I sat down to write, with the season fast approaching, there still had been no decision on the length of Watson’s inevitable suspension.

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Michael Carlson

Yank doing life w/out parole as UK broadcaster & writer. @carlsonsports. Covers arts, books, film, music, politics & uh, sports. Accept no substitutes