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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5232561.html If they sell now...that really only leaves us and Indy...and Indy has been working hard at getting a deal done now...they have even proposed making the Stadium a Casino/Football Combo..but..it didn't go over very well with City and State ...

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Old 02-10-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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If they sell now...that really only leaves us and Indy...and Indy has been working hard at getting a deal done now...they have even proposed making the Stadium a Casino/Football Combo..but..it didn't go over very well with City and State officials
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I just think LA is a ploy to get everyone, including Minnesota, to pay more incentives to NFL teams and the NFL. Just my opinion, don\'t think they care if a team is there or not.
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I don\'t understand the urgency to get a team there either...several have tried..and all have failed...but..the League is just undoubtedly convinced that L.A. is a fantastic site for a team..

Also...I don\'t know if you guys have heard this...

In the years to come..the Leagus has also set , as long term goals,...to get a team in Toronto..and get this..Mexico City...
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I would think if the group from Arizona buys the team, they would probably move it to L.A. If the Timberwolves guy buys, they stay in Minnesota.
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There IS no urgency to get a team in L.A. If there were, a team would be there already. Two teams left in the last ten years or so. That says all I need to about the how viable a franchise in L.A. will be.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:13 PM   #6
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There IS no urgency to get a team in L.A. If there were, a team would be there already. Two teams left in the last ten years or so. That says all I need to about the how viable a franchise in L.A. will be.
Yes there is.

\"The commissioner also vowed to have a franchise in Los Angeles by the end of the decade.

\"What matters is two teams left L.A. a decade ago. We want to get back there, whether it\'s \'08 or \'09, it\'s going to be an unacceptably long period of time out of L.A.\" \"

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/3375856
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:00 PM   #7
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I just think LA is a ploy to get everyone, including Minnesota, to pay more incentives to NFL teams and the NFL. Just my opinion, don\'t think they care if a team is there or not.
I agree if you are talking about the people of SoCal. I lived there from \'92 to \'02, and know first-hand that it doesn\'t seem to bother those people too much. They have many, many other things to do there to entertain themselves. The Lakers, the Clippers, the Dodgers, the Angels, even the Chargers are not that far away that people can\'t get away to go watch NFL football. That is only sporting events, when you throw in the mountains for skiing and camping, the desert for campers, also, the beaches, (Newport, Malibu, etc.) Las Vegas four hours away, the museums, concert halls, Hollywood, Universal, MGM, Paramount, etc., etc., etc. The list of things goes on and on and on. Being that they have so many alternatives, they have become very adament about the quality of play that they are willing to pay for, thusly, teams like the Raiders and the Rams have had to move to areas where people are more starved for something to do.

If you are talking about the NFL not caring if they have a team there or not, I tend to agree here, also. They continuously talk like they want a team there, but, for some reason it has not happened yet, and it does seem that they like the benefits of not having a team there over the rewards of having one there. Like Halo, just my opinion.

I had to edit this post. For some reason I thought the Raiders moved to LA twice, but apparently that is not the case, I wonder why I thought that...maybe they were talking about moving back there a second time but the deal never went through. Anyway, my bad.


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Old 02-10-2005, 08:36 PM   #8
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Boxer, I have seen where Tag says things like that, but, honestly, doesn\'t urgency mean more than saying maybe by \'08 or \'09? I\'ve got to think there is no hurry since the NFL isn\'t pushing someone there and, hence, no urgency.

One thing I\'ve learned in watching the NFL is you can\'t trust any of the official talking heads. Tag saying that only means (to me) he\'d like L.A. to continue to be the leverage all the small market team owners need to extort their cities and states. It\'s that simple.

I believe that the raiders left L.A. before the Rams and the Rams have been in St. Louis for 10 years. IF the NFL gets a team there by the end of the decade, it will have been 15 years since that city had a team. Cleveland went only 3 years without a team. THAT is urgency.

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You guys have comforted me some....... But the thing that worries me is if, any City/Franchise has the Ability to fumble the ball it is New Orleans/Saints. It would be a horrible thing, cause I think we are the Greatest Fans in the Nfl, I mean Really.
What other City, but possibly Cleveland, has dealt with more Sh*t, than New Orleans, and Face it we still Love our Beloved Saints, and shed Gold Tears, Bleed Black and Gold to the END!!!!!!!!!!!!
Geaux Saints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, But don\'t GO!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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Old 02-11-2005, 08:10 AM   #10
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Guys I don\'t know about you, But if the Saints Ever Left , I would not Be a fan of the Nfl any more!!!!!!!!
I mean I would not watch one game not even the Super Bowl!!!!!!
I would be all about college Ball, ONLY... the Black and gold I would follow would be The University of Southern Mississippi.
And as always :heartpump: I Bleed Purple and Gold!!!!!!!!!
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