John Oliver explained NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s kick-the-can-down-the-road news conference of last Friday, in which Goodell presented himself for public flogging by reporters in the hall, including one from TMZ —  which started Goodell’s long nightmare when it released video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his fiancee in an elevator.  “You know things are not going well when you lose the moral high ground to a TMZ reporter — a man whose employer ran a story this week titled “Nicki Minaj Bamboobles Her Ass Critics,”  Oliver observed. The HBO late night host noted NFL players were unimpressed with Goodell’s public humiliation, including Darius Butler who tweeted “This press conference is pointless.”