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It's Official, The Louisiana Superdome will now be "Mercedes-Benz Superdome"

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by pumpkindriver And to top it off we sold them to a foreign company from a country that doesn't know or care what American Football is. I'm sorry, but that's just ignorant from your part! Germany has actually ...

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Old 10-04-2011, 03:58 AM   #11
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And to top it off we sold them to a foreign company from a country that doesn't know or care what American Football is.

I'm sorry, but that's just ignorant from your part!

Germany has actually a very healthy team & fan base when it comes to American football - their national league has a 3-level divisional structure with 14 teams in division 1, 16 in div 2, and 25 teams in div 3.

Germany is currently ranked 4th by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) - behind USA, Japan and Canada - and they are the 2010 European Champions.

While American football is certainly not the biggest sport in Germany - and never will be - it has a strong following and a fairly large number of active players. To just make a blanket statement like you did really annoys me, because you clearly made no effort to actually research the fact before spewing out your ignorance in this thread.








BTW, just to rub it in Crusader's face: team Finland finally ended its losing streak against team Sweden with a 35-34 win in the annual rivalry game on Saturday.


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Old 10-04-2011, 04:49 AM   #12
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In the Ditka years they'd of gotten Yugo to sponsor the dome, so I'll take a Benz in a New York second.
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I think it's a good deal for everyone. I know we all like tradition, but it's time to keep moving the city forward. I would have liked a local company, but not that many of them have that kind of cheddar
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This deal is is a high class automaker paired with a high class football team. The best thing is that the state gets off the hook and can spend that money on more important things.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:27 AM   #15
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Well, Germany has bailed out the entire EU, so why not Louisiana?

I like it because it brings in money, and the reality is that no fan will actually ever call the dome "The Mercedes-benz Superdome", so why does it matter?
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The Benzo Dome, not too bad!
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:11 AM   #18
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I have and always will refer to it as "The Dome."
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Take the German euros and run with it! Maybe they will name a car after Drew next. The Brees Class Mercedes Benz! A top performance car!
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