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Old 11-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #11
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Hell why do you think the Saints drafted Reggie??? uhm to sale merchandise not to win football games. Drafting Reggie wasn't a football decision it was a business decision. There were a few football players we should have drafted instead of Reggie.
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[QUOTE]EUPH- "I am not a Benson fan but I know what side my bread is buttered on. I like the Saints in New Orleans and appreciate what he has been able to do to keep the Saints in New Orleans."[QUOTE]

Benson has done all he can to make a dime - period. If he had his way the Saints would already be gone. Lots of people have made sacrifices, including every tax paying resident of Louisiana, in order to keep the ball club where it is. Benson made a business decision not to yank the team YET... he is still looking for an out that would go over well in the press. As for the Saints success under Benson, it was inspite of him, not because of him. He is just as satisfied selling out the Dome with a losing record as he would be with a winning record. Watch what happens when we don't come up with the extra money he's asking for...bye-bye black and gold. What a shame!

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Los Angeles doesn't want a team. They can't keep a team. How many times have they had a team? More than I care to remember. None of them stayed. Maybe I'm wrong but i really don't think they'll ever keep a team. Seems the the people out there tire of teams,no matter how good or bad they are. The only team they've kept is the Lakers. That doesn't say much for moving a team out there.
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Like Hagan said, we got lucky last year, real lucky and I think we have played to the teams potential this year. Reggie trying to do to much, running east to west, Drew is all over the place, one game hot, one game cold, coaches inconsistency in calling plays, defense can stop the run one minute and get burned the next, secondary couldn't stop an old lady from crossing the street.

You name it and it's a problem. We made a feeble attempt at filling holes in the secondary last off season and the d-line. Next off season someone better make sure those holes are filled and how long have those holes been there anyway. Hell since Haslett came to town and that's a long, long time.

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[QUOTE=darstep;146991][QUOTE]EUPH- "I am not a Benson fan but I know what side my bread is buttered on. I like the Saints in New Orleans and appreciate what he has been able to do to keep the Saints in New Orleans."

Benson has done all he can to make a dime - period. If he had his way the Saints would already be gone. Lots of people have made sacrifices, including every tax paying resident of Louisiana, in order to keep the ball club where it is. Benson made a business decision not to yank the team YET... he is still looking for an out that would go over well in the press. As for the Saints success under Benson, it was inspite of him, not because of him. He is just as satisfied selling out the Dome with a losing record as he would be with a winning record. Watch what happens when we don't come up with the extra money he's asking for...bye-bye black and gold. What a shame!
I don't think he'll move them at all. You have to realize he is a business man and you have to have something to negociate with and that is LA. You have the attempt to go somewheres so La. would give whatever they can to keep the Saints. Thats smart business. If you had nothing to negociate with then you wouldn't get anything.

For Example you can apply for a job and get offered minimum wage from company A but you have experiance and company B offers you a dollar more an hour but you'd rather work at company A even at minimum wage so you go to them and say I got an offer for a dollar more from another company I'd like to work for you can you match it?

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Originally Posted by JOESAM2002 View Post
Los Angeles doesn't want a team. They can't keep a team. How many times have they had a team? More than I care to remember. None of them stayed. Maybe I'm wrong but i really don't think they'll ever keep a team. Seems the the people out there tire of teams,no matter how good or bad they are. The only team they've kept is the Lakers. That doesn't say much for moving a team out there.
JOE - YOU ARE TOTALLY RIGHT! We do however have lots of sports teams here but an NFL team is a different animal. Larger beast that it is compared to the teams that are here.

I tried to shed some light on this issure in the past couple of years. Living out here I can tell you we aren't so hard press for a team and really can care less. Reason - Oakland and San Diego and USC not so much the 49ers though. It would be really hard press to find a fan base here with everyone already with the alliances with Oak and SD. I don't think a team would be successful at all especially if they come in losing either.

To be successful, I think you would need an expansion team. A team with history here will only fail like the others (fail - bad choice or words). Its just cheaper to be in any other area than here business wise, you're going to get more savings being anywheres else! You have to realize that to live in LA its EXPENSIVE! To have a business here is EXPENSIVE. Benson isn't stupid when it comes to business you are not going to make more money here with the overhead you are going to have out here, its cheaper in Lousiana than in LA PERIOD. You'll spend more money on staff and operations than you would anywheres else inturn you'll make more money being else where.

Its not good business to move a team here. They come here and find that out real fast and GONE the next day. We have lots of sports teams don't get me wrong. Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, KINGS Galaxy, Ducks just to name a few. Notice that they are small teams and one can argue that they don't cost as much to operate than an NFL franchise.

Trust me the Saints are safe in La. not LA. When you hear LA mention in negociations its only a business tactic nothing more. Now if another smaller city was mentioned then I'd worry.

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