‘Where Is Roger’ Crowd Chant During Patriots-Steelers Sparks Twitter Reaction
Mark J. Rebilas of USA TODAY Sports contributed to this article. At one point during the fourth quarter of the New England Patriots’ 28-21 season-opening victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday afternoon in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the home crowd rose in unison to jeer NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who had decided not to attend because of the fallout from the Deflategate scandal. The fans at Gillette Stadium erupted in a cry of “Where is Roger?” after the Patriots took a commanding 28-14 lead.
Bill Simmons, a well-known Boston sports enthusiast, was among the first to participate in the celebrations: Bill Simmons may be reached at BillSimmons.com.
SB Nation, on the other hand, didn’t waste any time in identifying the commissioner: At SBNation, SB Nation is referred as as ROGER HAS BEEN FOUND: a lawyer who works as a legal analyst Michael McCann pointed out that Goodell was unlikely to have been bothered by the reception: Michael McCann may be reached at McCannSportsLaw.
Most likely at home, giggling about the anticipated TV ratings for tonight.
- The question is, “WHERE IS ROGER?” *Goodell slowly attempts to remove a stack of Franklins from a $100 dollar bill Jenga tower* Additionally, Dejan Kovacevic of DKPittsburghSports.com pointed out that the crowd’s decision may not have been the most flattering reflection on the franchise.
- Fans in this room are mocking the commissioner who is not present: ‘WHERE HAS ROGER GONE?’ Because you’d like to draw attention to institutionalized cheating on national television, of course.
- “I believe that the focus should be on the game on the field and the festivities celebrating the Patriots’ Super Bowl championship,” a league spokesman said earlier this week, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo.
- Given the fact that the investigation is still ongoing, it is likely that this will not be the last time Patriots supporters have harsh words for Goodell.
Patriots Fans Chant ‘Where Is Roger?’ During AFC Championship
WBZ-Mike TV’s LaCrosse contributed to this report. TVA During the New England Patriots’ AFC Championship victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Patriots supporter displays a placard directed at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in his direction. (Image courtesy of Patrick Smith/Getty Images) FOXBORO, Mass. (CBS) – During Sunday night’s AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium, Patriots supporters were engaged in a game of “Where’s Roger Goodell?” as they screamed the commissioner’s name repeatedly.
- “You could put anything in front of them and they’d go crazy about it.” More information may be found at: Woburn woman Sherell Pringle has been reported missing, and police are attempting to speak with her boyfriend.
- I had something in my backpack at the time, and it came out spontaneously.
- For the second week in a row, Commissioner Roger Goodell chose to stay in Atlanta rather than travel to Gillette Stadium to witness the NFC Championship game.
- Even if the Patriots win Super Bowl LI and Tom Brady wins another MVP award, his game of hide and seek with the TB12 will come to an end during the game.
- “I believe it is karma; I do not believe it is necessarily retribution; we were all aware that it was going to happen.” “Perhaps, in retrospect, we should thank him for the four weeks of relaxation he provided Tom,” Patriots supporter Kathy Leonard said.
ADDITIONAL NEWS: Jakub Zboril of the Boston Bruins will need season-ending ACL surgery; Brando Carlo has been placed in the COVID-19 protocol. According to the NFL, Goodell chose not to attend the game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night because he wanted the attention to be on the players.
Patriots fans revel in ‘Where is Roger?’ chants during AFC title game
The AFC championship game on Sunday was competitive, more or less, until halftime, when the Patriots took a commanding lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers and never looked back. The fourth quarter had come and gone, and New England had a comfortable lead in what would turn out to be a 36-17 victory. As a result, supporters at Gillette Stadium had the luxury of dedicating less time to booing Ben Roethlisberger and more time to calling out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Of course, the NFL commissioner was not present to hear his name being yelled out in such a boisterous manner, and that was precisely the purpose.
- His absence has not gone unnoticed by Patriots supporters, who have witnessed their team compete in a number of high-profile games over the last two seasons, the kind of contests that would ordinarily warrant a visit from the league’s highest-ranking official on a rare occasion.
- “Where is Roger?” shouts were heard for the first time during that game, which was also a victory against Pittsburgh, and New England supporters were only too glad to repeat the insult on Sunday.
- The commissioner was in Kansas City for the Chiefs-Steelers game during the previous playoff round, which took place when the Patriots were visiting the Texans.
- Zolak, a former Patriots quarterback (and University of Maryland quarterback) who now works as a radio commentator for the team, wrote the vulgar response to Goodell’s message on Twitter.
- That claim could be mined for the kind of Deflategate humor Zolak would likely find irritating, but in any case, he ensured a round of the chant on Sunday by holding a sign in his radio booth that was displayed on the stadium’s video monitors.
- Other players who were interested in Goodell’s whereabouts included Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, who has been an outspoken opponent of the commissioner, as well as his brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.
- “Yeah, but where has he gone?” Bennett went on to say more.
- He expresses a strong reluctance to come here.
- However, because that game will be played at Houston’s NRG Stadium, it will be at least seven more months before the commissioner has any need to travel to Gillette Stadium.
In reality, though, it is more true to state that it will be seven more months until Patriots supporters can once again exclaim with delight, “Where is Roger?”
New England Patriots Fans Fire Up Social Media With ‘Where is Roger?’ Chant to Kick Off NFL Season
On Thursday, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to their first victory of the NFL season, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 in overtime. Brady had won his appeal against the “Deflategate” ban the previous week in court. Cheers of “BRA-DY! BRA-DY!” rang out across the stadium as the star quarterback walked the field for the first time since a federal court overturned his four-game ban. Rob Gronkowski scored the first touchdown of the 2015 season at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, just moments after the team unveiled the banner commemorating their Super Bowl XLIX victory.
- But it was the chant “Where is Roger?” that had everyone, including Brady and Gronk, on their toes later in the night.
- During the match, several supporters decked him out in a “Where’s Waldo?” stripped sweater, which they displayed on a huge billboard.
- Even former ESPN commentator and incoming HBO broadcaster Bill Simmons picked up on the joke, as Maria Menounos congratulated her team on their victory on the show.
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On September 11, 2015, SPORTS x Kibow (@SportsKibow) tweeted: “Where has Roger gone?” pic.twitter.com/ZcwR0hVavv — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) on September 11, 2015 — When I joined the rest of Patriots Nation in chanting “Where is Roger?” at Gillette Stadium, the world seemed to come to a complete stop.
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- GetGronkd — GronkNation (@GronkNation) — GronkNation (@GronkNation) September 11, 2015Patriots fans mock NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with cries of “Where is Roger?” If there was one big winner in the federal election, it would be…
- On September 11, 2015, Nick Stevens said the cry ‘Where is Roger?’ was’so Boston.’ – Patriots @ AhoyNickStevens CSNNE.com (@CSNNE) is a news and information website based in New England.
- pic.twitter.com/1fIZNf2yVp — Steven M Garcia (@StevenMGarcia3) on Twitter.
September 11, 2015 — Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS), Twitter The most fun I’ve ever had was chanting “where is Roger” and “Rogggggerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr The 11th of September, 2015 I’m hoping our “where is roger?” “roger!” question will be answered.
Baby, you’re 1-0! — @ThePatriotWay (@ThePatriotWay) on Twitter. The 11th of September, 2015 To the cries of “WHERE IS ROGER?” from the crowd. I’ve got the solution right here for you: pic.twitter.com/uIR9VHYtCh The following is from Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) on September 11, 2015.
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Patriots fans taunt Roger Goodell with ‘Where is Roger?’ chant (Video)
On Thursday night, New England Patriots supporters had the opportunity to express themselves, and they made every effort to do it in the most vocal manner imaginable, according to the team. A chorus of “Where is Roger?” erupted across the stadium following a Patriots forced punt late in the fourth quarter of their season opener against the Steelers, which kept the score at 28-14 with less than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter and game. The following are videos taken by supporters inside Gillette Stadium that demonstrate the chant: Patriots supporters are yelling “Where is Roger?” at each other.
pic.twitter.com/8Deomh7kus The Twitter account of Steven Yatrousis (@SYatrousis30) The 11th of September, 2015 It was even highlighted by NBC commentators Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth that the chanting were tough to miss: The cry was directed at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who did not attend the season opening due of the ongoing feud between him and the Patriots over the Deflategate incident.
In light of Goodell being booed and branded a “fraud” on his way into a New York courtroom only a few weeks ago, he was wise to avoid a potentially volatile scenario in Foxboro this weekend.
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