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As in the $1 salary that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took last week when the NFL's CBA expired. Goodell, who makes about $10 million annually, said that he and general counsel Jeff Pash ($5 million) will not be paid beyond that until a resolution with the NFLPA is met. Cute, but a p.r. ploy nonetheless.
Two weeks after being the only EPL team up for four trophies, the Gunners appear out of ammo. They lost G Wojciech Szczesny (left) and D Johan Djourou in defeats by Barca and Man U that took them out of trophy chases, after a loss to Birmingham in the Carling Cup final.
Former CBS play-by-play man Billy Packer drew the ire of Charles Barkley (left) after he dubbed TNT's broadcast crew unfit to call the NCAA tourney. (YouTube "Barkley-Packer" for much hilarity.) Oh, and the Green Bay Packers? That lockout has to be killing any Super Bowl buzz.
Ian Poulter, the world's 14th-ranked golfer, said last week that he's allergic to grass—a tough break considering his workplace. And in England, Man City's Mario Balotelli left a Europa League game due to a similar affliction, sapping the Citizens of his offense in a 2--0 loss.