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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The possibility exists but I don't see the Saints ever leaving New Orleans in my lifetime. Last week when I talked about Saints owner Tom Benson’s love for the city of New Orleans, I mentioned how the city of San ...

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Old 02-06-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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Saints Fans Better Pay Attention to the San Antonio Connection

The possibility exists but I don't see the Saints ever leaving New Orleans in my lifetime.

Last week when I talked about Saints owner Tom Benson’s love for the city of New Orleans, I mentioned how the city of San Antonio, Texas became a part of his legacy in building his $2 billion dollar business empire.

After yesterday’s surprise order by a Texas judge appointing a former mayor of San Antonio and a local attorney there to take over a trust set up for the benefit of Tom Benson’s estranged daughter, Renee Benson — I would suggest to Saints fans that they BETTER start paying attention to the “San Antonio Connection” in the fight for control of the Benson Empire.


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Maybe that's why Tom pulled the rug out from Rita in the first place.

To keep the Saints in New Orleans.
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Maybe that's why Tom pulled the rug out from Rita in the first place.

To keep the Saints in New Orleans.
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
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Don't the other 31 owners have to sign off on moving a team?
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Don't the other 31 owners have to sign off on moving a team?
I was under that impression also. But they have their own billionaire boys club and what one wants one usually gets.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:42 AM   #6
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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.
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Can he sell the team to Robert Kraft please?
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Good article and feel on the current climate of the situation. Only thing it leaves out is the NFL's stance. I'm not a lawyer but I don't see how the NFL would not have a say in the matter. It would leave a huge void in the market and create an inbalanced one with one dominant brand and two others that will never get close to the Cowboys.
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I was under that impression also. But they have their own billionaire boys club and what one wants one usually gets.
Jerra is probably still pissed that Houston got another team; I doubt he would approve of a third!

Could San Antonio support an NFL team in the long term? I personally doubt it.
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They have hard time supporting 2 in Texas, most go to being Dallas fans, I am surprised Houston got the reception it got with the Texans, but how long will it last? I remember some Oilers games the stadium get pretty empty.
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