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Old 11-08-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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It was only a one line rumor, posted on the ten spot on cnn.com:

The latest rumor is that the New Orleans Saints are the franchise most likely to relocate in L.A./O.C.
-- Orange County Register

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ors/index.html

I'm pissed about this seasn too, but damn I don't want to lose our boys to L.A. Fans over there could care less. We Louisianians love our Boys!!!
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Old 11-08-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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anyone think that maybe benson held onto haz/brooks in hopes that they would suck so much he could move them to LA?

Major League anyone?
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Old 11-08-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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Cards, Vikes, Colts, Chargers, Saints, and an expansion team are frequently mentioned.

We will lose them eventually, but not soon.
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Old 11-08-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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Exactly my my point the Cards have been mentioned the most out of any of them. I\'m just sick of hearing this moving **** a new stadium would fix it. This is not possible though. Renovation may keep them around awhile this looks to be happening soon. RENOVATION THAT IS.
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Old 11-08-2004, 05:31 PM   #5
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You know what, that rumor has been circulating around since Gov Arnold announced he wanted a team... it\'s old. It\'s that SI is just publishing it. And rumors are what they are.

Let me explain something that is known in the media, Benson will probably not sell because he has a sweetheart deal with the State and because he likes the feeling of being the \"King\" of New Orleans. PLain and simple, he loves the attention. If he passes away, his estate will continue to run the team and they want to make $.
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Old 11-08-2004, 05:34 PM   #6
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Benson is angling for A) a new stadium to put in luxury boxes, or B) a pipeline into the 2nd largest, yet most unresponsive market in the country. LA hates football. They never have been fans of anything and only get turned on when the Lakers play well. That\'s it.

He would be stupid to move there unless he planned to sell soon after. Besides, he does have a sweet deal with the city. I know 5 business guys right now that would kill for that kind of deal! (come to think of it, 3 have... Either way, holding the fans hostage and pleading poverty is a crappy way of giving back to us loyal, deep south fans.

He won\'t sell, but if he does, I hope it would be to some one that keeps the Saints here. Just stop with the moving crap!!!

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Old 11-08-2004, 06:58 PM   #7
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I hear talks from NFL commish office and what makes the Saints IMPOSSIBLE to move is that the contract thru 2009 solid. Another is the NFL does NOT want Benson in LA, they want new blood at the helm of there new LA franchise. Benson isn\'t getting rid of the Saints anytime soon. The Sorry-ass Saints are here to stay...
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Old 11-08-2004, 07:16 PM   #8
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Let me explain something that is known in the media, Benson will probably not sell because he has a sweetheart deal with the State and because he likes the feeling of being the \"King\" of New Orleans. PLain and simple, he loves the attention. If he passes away, his estate will continue to run the team and they want to make $.
Thank you Halo. This enitre discussion is silly to me. Indy seems like a much better candidate to become LA\'s team than the Saints. That said, I think the Saints need to do a better job of locking up the gulf south with several quality regional teams--Atlanta, Jax, Tennessee. From a business point of view, we need to win to grow our fanbase.
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:08 AM   #9
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Everyone just keep in mind that our owner has been adamant about staying put and is discussing stadium renovation (where the team will contribute funds) and a new deal with the state. Compare that to Minn. who has a stadium just as old as ours and probably more outdated, and an owner actively trying to sell his team. Like Danno said, unless something major changes in NO, the city will lose the team eventually... but not yet.
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:37 AM   #10
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First of all, do you really think LA would take a losing franchise. The fan base over there is not as die heart as it is over here, and the NFL know is it. The vikings will be moving pretty soon.
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