Special Breaking News Is It Possible Dark Horse Candidate For NFL Commissioner

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Updated: May 27, 2006

SPECIAL BREAKING NEWS !! IS IT POSSIBLE DARK HORSE CANDIDATE FOR NFL COMMISSIONER IS GAINING MOMENTUM

NFL CANDIDATE MICHAEL POWELL

O My God

is the World about to End

32 White NFL Owners

naming an African American

NFL Commissioner

is it Possible

did we Miss Something

is the World about to End

is the Big Meteorite

finally going to Hit

and the Owners

looking for

Salvation

Actually it may be better than that. But caution please. This is FAR from a done Deal. And when it comes down to a majority of NFL owners casting their vote for a Black guy over a White guy. Well the safe bet would be against in happening.

Of course

Michael Powell

son of

The Great

Colin Powell

Possesses some unique advantages. That may help the Owners get over their “fears.” First of all Powell is a very light skinned Black. They could even kid themselves he simply has a tan year round. Second he is only half African American. Big Wig Day Colin is Jamaican-American. Mom Alma is the African American.

Third, and this helps a whole lot. The Powells are REPUBLICANS through and through. An important Safety Factor. No doubt the vast majority of NFL Owners are. And Powell is close with all the Grand Old Party Big Shots.

Fourth, Powell’s big business credentials are well established. Fifth, Michael qualifies as a member of the club of American power structure “insiders.”

You know what

this could actually happen

Here is the Positive Stuff

the Owners deserve Some Credit

If they actually do this of course. When they put their very sophisticated hidden 21st Century Racism aside which comes into play all the time when they are selecting coaches, and general managers, front office execs, and often even Quarterbacks, and which they would call “freedom of choice” never ever Racism ….

In this case of the Commissioner they might actually be looking beyond their white tinted glasses and deciding where their best interests lie in naming the person who will best represent them, and do the most to make them more $$$$$$ …

… which means not being a master of day to day football operations as would be the case with the supposed leading candidate Roger Goodell, currently #2 to Paul Tagliabue, but rather looking to their media product as their most valuable asset.

And that is why very powerful until recently Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell ( also an attorney thank God ) is a Natural. Allow us to quote from a biographical sketch of Chairman Powell to make our Point …..

“As chairman, Mr. Powell set out to bring FCC regulations into the 21st Century and to recognize the move of voice, video, and data technologies away from limited analog platforms to powerful digital applications that bring more value to the public. He focused on initiatives that encourage market-driven solutions that promote consumer interests.”

“He supported new methods of deploying advanced services through the use of new alternatives such as power lines, unlicensed wireless devices and other technologies that would expand affordable broadband options to all Americans regardless of their geographic location. From campaigning for the right to keep your phone number when switching wireless carriers to fighting to allow the choice of avoiding telemarketing calls with a Do-Not-Call list, Mr.

Powell put consumers on the forefront in this exciting and dynamic marketplace.

This Football Fans

is just the kind of Resume

to make the NFL Owners

even Richer than they

already are

Making a Master of the Media, and Federal regulation, and friend of Senators, and Congressmen, and Presidents, the next NFL Commissioner.

Someone who understands the POWER of the future of Media. Even if his skin is slightly Black.

Even if they have to worry Powell might turn out to be a closet African American “activist” who God forbid tries to pressure the Owners into running more integrated Operations and hiring more African Americans as coaches and executives.. And dare we say it even make it a Goal as Boss that one or is it possible 2 of the 32 franchises become owned by African Americans while he is Commissioner.

Then again the Owners

have all the Votes and

all the Power

So while it may be

a risky Bet for Sure

it is possible before

the 2006 season Begins

the NFL will name

an African American

NFL Commissioner

Commissioner Michael Powell

now go say your Prayers

just in case the World

is about to End

instead

POSTSCRIPT

Here is the entire Powell bio to impress the NFL owners …

Federal Communications Commission Chair, 2001-2005

Michael K. Powell was nominated to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by President William J. Clinton to a Republican seat on the Commission, and was sworn in on November 3, 1997. He was designated chairman by President George W. Bush on January 22, 2001, and served until March 17, 2005.

As chairman, Mr. Powell set out to bring FCC regulations into the 21st Century and to recognize the move of voice, video, and data technologies away from limited analog platforms to powerful digital applications that bring more value to the public. He focused on initiatives that encourage market-driven solutions that promote consumer interests.

He supported new methods of deploying advanced services through the use of new alternatives such as power lines, unlicensed wireless devices and other technologies that would expand affordable broadband options to all Americans regardless of their geographic location. From campaigning for the right to keep your phone number when switching wireless carriers to fighting to allow the choice of avoiding telemarketing calls with a Do-Not-Call list, Mr.

Powell put consumers on the forefront in this exciting and dynamic marketplace.

In addition to his normal duties, Chairman Powell served as the FCC’s Defense Commissioner and was responsible for overseeing all National Security Emergency Preparedness functions for the Commission.

Chairman Powell previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division in the Department of Justice. In that capacity, he advised the Assistant Attorney General on substantive antitrust matters, including policy development, criminal and civil investigations and mergers. Before joining the Antitrust Division, Mr. Powell was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and just prior to joining the firm clerked for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Before starting his legal career, Mr. Powell served as a policy advisor to Secretary of Defense, Richard B. Cheney. In addition, his experience includes military service as an armored cavalry officer in the United States Army. While on duty, Mr. Powell was seriously injured in a training accident and—after spending a year in the hospital—was retired from service.

Mr. Powell graduated in 1985 from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Government. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Powell currently serves on the Board of Visitors of both the College of William and Mary and the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. Mr. Powell is married to Jane Knott Powell. They live with their two children, Jeffrey and Bryan, in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

If that isn’t enough

Nothing is

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POWELL’S MOTHER ALMA