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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This is a HUGE waste of time. For the debate, the media and for us now that we've read it. Their hearts are in the right place. But their brains are tucked away in an old shoe box....

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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Every little bit of pressure is fine by me. I want Comissar Godhell to do some jail time.......for War Crimes!
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by JimmyB1775 View Post
This is a HUGE waste of time. For the debate, the media and for us now that we've read it. Their hearts are in the right place. But their brains are tucked away in an old shoe box.
Huge waste of time? It probably took less than five minutes. They read the resolution and vote. Bang, it's over.

And it is sending a message so it isn't a waste. It shows the state is united over this.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #14
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The NFL will likely scoff at it but I agree with Halo, with the SB in our backyard it could be a bad idea to ignore it. I just wish it had some meat in it:

HLS 12RS-1862 ORIGINAL
Page 1 of 2
Regular Session, 2012
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 50
BY REPRESENTATIVE HENRY
AMUSEMENTS/SPORTS: Requests that the National Football League reconsider the
penalties imposed upon the New Orleans Saints
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 To urge and request the National Football League to reconsider the penalties imposed upon
3 the New Orleans Saints.
4 WHEREAS, the National Football League has imposed a series of penalties upon the
5 New Orleans Saints; and
6 WHEREAS, the New Orleans Saints have produced countless exciting and magical
7 moments for the city of New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, the Gulf Coast region, and the
8 entire country; and
9 WHEREAS, the taxpayers of Louisiana have invested millions of dollars into the
10 success of the Saints organization by supporting stadium improvements, practice facilities,
11 and other incentives; and
12 WHEREAS, the popularity of the New Orleans Saints has provided a tremendously
13 positive economic impact, and the sanctions faced by the team will likely have a negative
14 economic impact across the Crescent City and the state as a whole; and
15 WHEREAS, the first coach ever suspended by the NFL for any reason, the head
16 coach of the Saints has been suspended for the entire 2012 season, the general manager for
17 the first eight regular season games, and an assistant coach for the first six regular season
18 games, all without pay, and the Saints organization has been fined five hundred thousand
19 dollars; and
20 WHEREAS, additionally, certain Saints players are facing possible fines and
21 suspensions; and
HLS 12RS-1862 ORIGINAL
HCR NO. 50
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #15
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I diagree. This might hold some weight if the NFL rejects the demands of the legislature. How about an emergency tax and non-compliance penalty levied against the NFL?

Remember, the Superbowl is in Louisiana this year and the legislature can really mess with the NFL. If the governor and the legislature are on the same page, they can give Goodell and the NFL a fat juicy hard time
And then what, we don't see hosting another SB until im like 85.I don't think thats a good idea although I agree with the thought, but it holds no bering on the outcome.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:31 PM   #16
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Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm with Halo. This could be something that can be leveraged down the road. But beyond even that, KEEP THE NOISE COMING. Do NOT simply give up.

All the hell that CAN be raised NEEDS to be raised, but any and everyone in a position to raise it. Roger Goodell MUST BE MADE TO SHOW HIS EVIDENCE. When that happens, the chips can then fall in whichever direction they fall, but he MUST show the Evidence.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #17
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This Wednesday when the NFLPA has their grievance heard, will that force Roger to show what evidence he has against Vilma and Smith or risk the suspensions revoked?
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #18
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Man will this ever end.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:46 AM   #19
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I'd like to know who was the one dumb a** that voted against it.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:53 AM   #20
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I'd like to know who was the one dumb a** that voted against it.
ROLL CALL
The roll was called with the following result:
YEAS
Mr. President
Adley
Allain
Amedee
Broome
Brown
Chabert
Crowe
Dorsey-Colomb
Erdey
Heitmeier
Johns
Kostelka
Long
Martiny
Mills
Morrell
Morrish
Murray
Nevers
Peacock
Perry
Riser
Smith, G.
Tarver
Thompson
Walsworth
White
Total -- 28

NAYS:

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