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Old 02-01-2006, 06:11 PM   #11
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I think this is good news for Saints fans, that news makes my day a little better.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:38 PM   #12
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I'm thrilled! I feel way more at ease about our Saints now.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:00 PM   #13
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First, we had to beg for this donation:

The donation followed several weeks of talks, said Superdome spokesman Bill Curl.
They didn't volunteer it. Second, this is like Oprah giving 20 dollars to charity. Do you think she would miss it? The NFL is worth billions upon billions upon billions of dollars, in TV contracts ALONE. Forget merchandising, and everything else. The league donated it's sofa change after we begged for it. Sad part is, all the renovations were already covered by insurance money and FEMA. Also, the NFL has said it will donate $500-$600 million dollars for LA to get a stadium. Think they need it more than us? They are also giving the Cardinals 85 mil for their stadium. Look:

The apparent front-runner in the stadium derby is the Coliseum. The focus of the negotiations with the Coliseum Commission is how much rent the league should pay. The league has said it will pay the $500 million-$600 million required to completely rebuild the stadium.
$85 million from the Cardinals and National Football League
These are snippets taking from articles about the NFL helping other teams. Ask 08 where he got them. But this shows how flimsy this gesture is. The league is patronizing us. If they had said they would donate the money to build us a new stadium, like they are doing for LA, Benson would sign a long term deal RIGHT NOW, cause that was his main reason for wanting to go. Yet they spit at us, and people get happy. This is hard for me to believe. 20 mil is nothing but money Tagliabue finds in his pocket at the end of the day. Come on man.
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:56 PM   #14
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I don't think we should draw conclusions one way or another about any of this until next season is over. I think we could have a promising season ahead of us. Why gloom ourselves with cynicism and relocation conspiracy theories?
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:00 AM   #15
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LA will get the Chargers. San Diego won't pay for a new stadium, LA will someday and that's all I have to say about that.

Another team in LA will not last to 2020, so don't worry San Diego you can still get your team back in about 10 years.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:20 PM   #16
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Its all good if you ignore their hidden agenda:

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