8. Joe Horn
In a comparison that was highly apt, given the time it was made (in September of 2016), fomer NFL wide receiver Joe Horn compared Roger Goodell to current Russian President Vladimir Putin. Emphatic in said belief, Horn stated: “Roger Goodell is like the Vladimir [expletive] Putin of the NFL. You quote me on that.” He went on to compare Putin’s dictatorial ways of running his country to Goodell’s history of unilaterally doing as he pleases, and controlling players.