The National Football League's enviable success as a business is unparalleled. Literally. It is both unmatched and largely unmatchable.
The NFL blazes its own trail, and it's tough to envision anyone else emerging from the scorched earth and burned bridges in its midst quite as soot-free and unsinged. The league's path to continued prosperity under Commissioner Roger Goodell would almost certainly be the route to ruin for anyone else.
Pro football, it seems, can do anything but drive us away.
Imagine McDonald's, Disney or Apple passing off insensitivity as stoicism the way the league has in its handling of Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice's assault case or its steadfast...