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Old 01-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Though Benson surely will be handsomely compensated for his decision to give up a home game in the name of the league’s broader effort to become an international phenomenon, there will be no compensation for the revenue lost by the various businesses that rely upon those eight weekends from September to December in which an NFL game is hosted there.

Eventually, the league will likely expand the regular season to 17 games, which means that every city will keep its eight home games and play once per season at a neutral site. In our view, the Saints should have gotten a pass on playing a home game overseas until that seventeenth game is added.



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Old 01-28-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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The league will probably give the Saints 3 home games in preaseason so ticket sales stay the same and business still have the same amount of games to collect on. This is just my opinion.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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Can we count our home game in Giants' stadium 2 years ago and just play in the dome? They should set it so the #1 AFC and #1 NFC teams from the SB play the next year in Europe...not teams that struggle.
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Word Papa, word.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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Yeah, this is nothing but crap. If the NFL wants to do this, let Europe have the pro bowl. Until that 17th game is added, no city should be forced to give up a home game. Benson also had better be careful how he handles this. If he tries to screw the fans on this, I could see many fans not renewing their season tickets. I know right now ticket sales are about as good as it gets for the Saints, but that could turn back to how it used to be in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:54 PM   #6
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Yes, screwed again.

New York 'home' game 2 years ago, marquee games all on the road this year, including AT Chicago & Indy, last year's SB teams.

The NFL cannot seriously argue that they are trying to help out the city. They need to move the draft here, award a SB, etc, not take money/ games away.

As for the mention of the extra home pre-season game, I could probably find more loose change in my couch than that game would generate
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:21 PM   #7
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Yes, screwed again.

New York 'home' game 2 years ago, marquee games all on the road this year, including AT Chicago & Indy, last year's SB teams.

The NFL cannot seriously argue that they are trying to help out the city. They need to move the draft here, award a SB, etc, not take money/ games away.

As for the mention of the extra home pre-season game, I could probably find more loose change in my couch than that game would generate
I totally agree with you ScottF. This is a BS move their doing.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:25 AM   #8
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Pre-Season game exchange? That just ain't right.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:45 AM   #9
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I think the whole idea of taking American football to Europe is dumb. Why are they even doing this? Do they really think they can convert all of those futbol/soccer fans to rabid NFL fans?! C'mon...

And now nicking a home game in lieu of playing at Wembley?! Can you imagine how this will throw off their whole training and practice schedules?

Dumb...dumb...dumb...
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Save the overseas games for the preseason
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