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Old 04-15-2008, 12:06 AM   #1
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Shortfall projected in Saints, Hornets payments; likely

Shortfall projected in Saints, Hornets payments; likely to grow | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Local News | WWLTV.com | News for New Orleans, Louisiana

Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana is short of what it owes the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets by more than $6 million this year under the state's contractual obligations to the pro sports teams. And the shortfall is expected to more than triple next year.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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As much as I am a Hornets fan, i am a much bigger Saints fan. Take the money from the Hornets and give to the Saints, LOL!!!!
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Of course, they are ignoring the Billion Dollar surplus this year in the state coffers with oil royalties likely at an all time high. Same ol', same ol' in good ol' Louisiana!
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:53 AM   #4
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I can't believe I paid 70 bucks to fill up my gas tank yesterday. Q#$T%W#$^%#^$$%^$&%^#%@%@!!!... just had to vent somewhere.
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You can vent here! Gasoline is getting out of hand. We are about to become a nation of city states because no one can afford to travel anywhere anymore. This might be the first time in ages I don't go to a Saints game this year because airline tickets are just ridiculous. And the oil companies keep on hogging up the profits like pigs that can't stop eating at the trough even though they are full. Solar and wind power cannot get here fast enough for me.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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Well considering this entire country is going through a recession right now, I would say our "country" is in trouble.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:08 PM   #7
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Man I have to drive out of town every weekend ( MS, LA, Tenn, & GA) from March to the end of July taking my oldest daughter to Travel Tourney Softball games; plus hotel. $9,000.00 a year just in Softball travel.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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First post here, although I have been reading for several months:


"Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana is short of what it owes the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets by more than $6 million this year under the state's contractual obligations to the pro sports teams. And the shortfall is expected to more than triple next year."



This is exactly the kind of bad press that Louisiana doesn't need. If you make a deal, keep it!
Further more, we will never get consideration for another SuperBowl until a long term deal is reached. Also, media talk like this doesn't help our case for New Orleans remaining an NFL city. New Orleans, ironically, got a break because of Katrina in regards to keeping the Saints. Don't think for a second that if we slip a little either in late incentive payments or ticket sales the whole Los Angeles rumor won't come up again.
Just pay them, get a long term deal done, and let's NEVER discuss this again.
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:44 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by papz View Post
I can't believe I paid 70 bucks to fill up my gas tank yesterday. Q#$T%W#$^%#^$$%^$&%^#%@%@!!!... just had to vent somewhere.
That sounds pretty cheap compared to the prices we have over here...Whats your price per gallon or liter?
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:44 PM   #10
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klamonte welcome aboard. Same ol same ol
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