By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was the first commissioner that I remember. The name just stuck out to me.
After being a nominee for the Hall of Fame in multiple years, Commissioner Tagliabue was voted in as a contributor.
A former DC attorney, Tagliabue is the commissioner who took the NFL from being just another sports league to THE premiere sports league. Under his administration, the NFL signed the biggest television contract in history, expanded to 32 teams, adding the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers, and also introduced the NFL to Europe. The NFL started the World League of American Football which later became NFL Europe.