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Old 02-07-2015, 12:33 AM   #21
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Re: Saints Fans Better Pay Attention to the San Antonio Connection

In my opinion it won't be San Antonio the Los Angeles market is heating up for an NFL team.
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The city of New Orleans is world famous. It is in the best interests of the NFL and the United States to leave an NFL team there. Now way the Saints go anywhere imo.
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Rita moving the team is one of my biggest fears if she takes over. Tom has done a lot to set himself up in the city. (Pelicans, Benson Tower, FOX 8, etc.) I don't know if Rita cares about all that or if they just want the money.

My other fear is she tries to run the team herself and the team becomes as bad as it was in the 70's.
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that is possible.

but sleep with one eye open on this one. trucks rolling in the middle of the night can happen no matter what you give these billionaires


Awwwww. Yes. Ask the people of Balitmore again on how did that happen.
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In my opinion it won't be San Antonio the Los Angeles market is heating up for an NFL team.


Exactly Railboss!! I have been thinking the same thing.

The name even fits.

Los Angeles Saints.

The City of Angels.

L.A. -big , huge, market. PR. Media. Population to sell out seats.

I just hope the Saints stay forever they are in N.O


Rita, her brother, her cousins like Dawn Jones, and Rita 's mother, Renee, are all in Gayle's way. Gayle is handling them and everything on all fronts.
I think because she is from N.O. and so rooted now in society and charity work , she would keep her teams (Pelicans too) in N.O.


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Gayle Benson would join select company if she takes control of Saints, Pelicans | NOLA.com

All depends on Gayle and her team: Mickey Loomis and the lawyers mentioned in that article.

I am done with this story.
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Read around. GMB has positioned herself in TB's companies quite nicely. She wants it all.

I think it is fair to say, Rita and her mother, her brother, and her cousins are all over and out. Best they can do is get what they can , settle of sorts for a few million in trust funds , but nothing no where near close to those other trusts that are in debate. They will be forced to call it an end to this no-win war.

It is all too messy. Classless...too much private stuff for the public to know about.
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The name even fits.

Los Angles Saints.
I hope this song doesn't become prophetic.

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I have a very good source inside of the organization that states this program is going nowhere. As a matter of fact, they just got promoted in their position and the team is moving on. Business and usual.

I have know this person for a very long time and they would not lie to me. In fact they told me that Benson very much has the upper hand, and that the 3 R's are trying to collect what ever scraps that they can.

For those who know me, know that this source is credible. Just wanted to ease the tension. WhoDat in New Orleans Forever!!!
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The history doesn't jive with the article's argument...

Benson was the one who wanted to move the team to San Antonio when the city was still drying out from Hurricane Katrina...

It was Rita who stood next to Paul Tagliabue and reassured the Gulf Coast Community of South Louisiana/Mississippi/Mobile that the Saints were here to stay...

Benson then propped Rita up to become the future owner of the team; and once the team started winning again, he felt safe to stick his neck out again...

Personally have never have liked nor trusted Tom Benson; and having dealt with people that got burnt in business by Gayle, well, that's not a reassuring option...

As an outsider with limited information, but similar experience with families with large businesses, this is my take -

Rita got bored with being the female figure-head and she wanted to call the shots and felt she was ready...

Tommy didn't like her ideas or strategies and vetoed what she wanted to do...

Rita said "****" it, I'll just sit it out and then I'll do things as I see fit once I'm the boss"...

Tommy didn't like that she wouldn't do things exactly his way and he started with these public reprimands and eventually got to where we are...

Tom's time has long past....

Rita was spoiled/impatient...

Gayle's a gold digger who made a play...

Renee knows her Dad and his bullshinski and had enough...

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Couldn't Benson sell both franchises and replace the trust funds with the profits from the sales? Keeps the teams in N.O. and the family stays wealthy.
To whom? There aren't many in Louisiana with that kind of money. An outsider is just as likely to take the team to another place, probably even more so when some city throws in a new stadium.
For the first time I am VERY VERY concerned about the future of this team here in New Orleans. The fact the mayor has the trust now if very scary and a sign that the judge is siding with Renee.

I wish the NFL would make and exception and let us, the citizens own the team like they do in Green Bay. They wont though.

Time to make some "The Grinch Who Stole Football" shirts.


LA is strongly courting the Rams right now. I have heard rumors that San Antonio is targeting the Raiders. It is just a rumor but it could be our saving grace.
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I like the opinion(s) that NOLA puts on the best SuperBowl and thus, the NFL will keep a team there. It's just too prime a location to move a team from, for even any of the parties involved, IMO. I kinda' understood when the Colts moved, the Rams, the Cardinals, the Browns/Ravens fiasco, et..., but it just seems like there's too much money to be made with football in New Orleans, .
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