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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; But papz, who is gonna buy this magical team to bring them here? Name one local investor or group that has the money to bring an NFL team here. Just one. There are NONE. Benson is it, and he knows ...

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Old 02-15-2005, 10:36 AM   #31
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But papz, who is gonna buy this magical team to bring them here? Name one local investor or group that has the money to bring an NFL team here. Just one. There are NONE. Benson is it, and he knows it or someone would have been trying to buy the team from him and ensure they remained here. IF there was anyone who wanted the team to stay, Benson using another market as leverage would have infuriated them to the point of stepping up right? There is NOONE like that. There is no ability for an owner to purchase the team to stay, purchase another team and move them, or put up the financing for a new franchise. Add to that it would still come at the cost of a renovated Superdome OR a new stadium, I truly do not see how you could remotely hold the hope that were we to lose the Saints another team would come, EVER. No matter if the Hornets left or not. The Saints still were selling out games until about the 8th or 9th week of the season, so the Hornets ticket deal deterred noone. It is plain and simple an economic impossibility for another team to fill the spot the Saints had. Now if you are taking comfort in holding out hope there is a possibility, I won\'t try to ruin that any longer. I don\'t know how old you are, but the hope of any of us seeing a team in New Orleans before we die if the Saints left is slim to none. And slim just left the building.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:51 AM   #32
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24. Geez you view the glass as half full and I view it as half empty. The same type of luck that brought the Hornets down here is the same type of luck that will occur if the Saints were to leave. Have some faith my friend. Think positive! Realistically, the Saints aren\'t going anywhere. These ideas will probably never happen anyways... let a brother dream!

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Old 02-15-2005, 10:56 AM   #33
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HAHA. Like I said, if it is a view you are taking comfort in, I am not gonna try and ruin it any longer. Have at it my man. I am a realist, not a dreamer. BUT, the second dream you have, now THAT is worth imagining. lol
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:31 AM   #34
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When my home town NHL team moved, I initially thought that I would root for them. Of course, they changed the name and ended up in a town where most people didn\'t have any idea what hockey was (there were just so freakin many of them that if like 1% of them said \"what\'s hockey, maybe I\'ll check it out\" every other day, the arena would fill most days).

I watched exactly 1 game. I was so bitter about the move that I actually came to despise the league, the players (who weren\'t originally on my team anyway), and even most fans. There is nothing like feeling sold out to make you upset.

At any rate, I lose respect for leagues that don\'t respect tradition and loyalty.

If our boys moved, I\'d probably try to root for them, but, in the end, I\'m sure I\'d give up. Maybe I\'d become a GB fan, since that is all I can see these days anyway.

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Old 02-15-2005, 01:20 PM   #35
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Papz, Man I hate to jump on the band wagon........... But, I have always felt New Orleans was really fortunate to have an NFL team. If the Saints Leave, We will all have to adapt to the AFL, That is unless Benson sells that too!!!!! I would Watch the Voodoo, But in all honesty, Arena football to me is kinda silly.....

An any case I do not Feel we would be in the running for another Franchise, untill several more cities where awarded Franchises, Saintswhodi, mentioned just 20 of them, that would be 34 teams, and in all reality the next magic number is 38 teams, to make it even... But off of the top of my head I can think of 8 more viable Markets without franchises...... So we are way down the list.........If you are counting, San Antonio, Las Vegas or (Reno), Heck Even Jackson Ms. may be econimically more Viable, Think of Hawii, Birmingham Ala., Charleston WV, I mean the possibilities are endless........ Not to mention, Mexico city Mexico being mentioned as a possible market by NFL executives, and L.A. at one time had 2 teams........

JKool I agree with you If the NFL does not respect the Tradition of the Saints and turn there Back on us then F\'em......

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Hey 25 damn you\'ve got a good memory and WhoDi I hung out with a few guys that went to De La Salle back in the late seventies, am I close to the age range? If so let me know and I will try to remember some names.
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:58 AM   #37
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HELL NO!
AND I LIVE IN L.A.!!!!!!!
Saints fans have endured enough pains throughout the years and the fans of the State of LA should be the one to reap the rewards of victory when it finaly happens.(right)
I would box up all my black and gold jerseys, helmets, hats etc....and just dive into NCAA football. :casstet:
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I wouldn\'t know anyone from that long ago Cheramie. I went to De La Salle for 8th grade only I think it was in 87-88. Went to public school for high school cause pops couldn\'t afford to keep me in De La Salle when I made the move to live with him. Those guys you know would be before my itme.
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