Will he visit or won't he?
The subject of Roger Goodell's whereabouts during the playoffs, and whether or not he would set foot inside Gillette Stadium this postseason became a topic of discussion on sports talk radio and our station this week.
Goodell was not at the AFC Divisional Round matchup between the Patriots and Texans on Saturday night, though executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent was.
When Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was asked by 98.5 The Sports Hub before the game if Goodell was welcome to Gillette Stadium, he replied, "I'll let you ask the league office about that."
"I don't how they pick where he goes," Kraft added. "They don't call the teams. That's not the way it works. I think the league office determines where he goes, and I don't know the factors that go into that."
Goodell will have another opportunity to visit New England next week for the AFC title game, but it's unclear as to whether or not he'll make the trip north from New York.
"Owners don't extend invitations," Kraft said. "You know, if you're opening a stadium or if there's something special. But in the playoffs, I think the league determines through a variety of factors where the commissioner is going to go, and I might be totally wrong on that too. I don't know . . . I have no idea. You should probably ask Park Avenue and the guys there about how it gets determined."