Had the rather disappointing email earlier today that informed me that I was not one of the 175 ‘random’ (yeah right) fans that would have the opportunity to ask NFL commissioner Roger Goodell some direct questions the day before the Broncos play the 49ers at Wembley on October 31.
This is the email I got from NFLUK
“Dear Lawrence Vos
Unfortunately because of a huge flood of applications to meet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and participate in a Q&A with him on Saturday October 30th we could not accommodate your request to attend at the present time.
The event was heavily oversubscribed, and we randomly chose 175 people to attend. We have asked that any of those that were picked that now cannot make it for any reason let us know as soon as possible so that we can invite some of you that missed out to take their place.
On Saturday afternoon there will be an opportunity to hear the Commissioner speak and answer some of the type of questions that you sent in, when he is interviewed at the NFL Fan Rally event in Trafalgar Square. The interview will take place within the first hour of the Fan Rally – which starts at 1pm – so come down early to see him along with NFL greats Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and current 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, as well as music and entertainment. Click here for further details.
We hope to see you at Trafalgar Square on Saturday October 30th and also at Wembley for the 2010 NFL International Series game between the 49ers and Broncos on Sunday.
Thank you again for your application to meet the Commissioner and please accept our sincere apology that we could not fit you in.
Polite yes, the complete truth? Not sure about that.
Here are the questions I asked that will now remain unanswered;