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nola_swammi 09-02-2005 03:07 PM

San Antonio Thieves
 
San Antonio leaders discuss ways to attract Saints' Benson
Web Posted: 09/02/2005 12:00 AM CDT

Tom Orsborn
Express-News Staff Writer


With NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue saying it is unlikely they will play in the hurricane-damaged Superdome this season, the New Orleans Saints were set to fly to San Antonio late Thursday eager to learn the sites of their eight home games.


http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/s....180797ec.html

Euphoria 09-02-2005 03:21 PM

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"If its good for the State then its good for LSU"... How do you like that quote. Its all about Baton Rouge and LSU. New Orleans -who cares, Saints who cares as long as its good for the State and LSU. This is what has been going on the whole time. Governor didn't want to stage supples and manpower in Baton Rouge to aid the City of New Orleans because spending tax money on New Orleans isn't good for LSU.

nola_swammi 09-02-2005 04:43 PM

RE: San Antonio Thieves
 
I believe San Antonio goverment are the biggest lotters around.

saintswhodi 09-03-2005 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by nola_swammi
I believe San Antonio goverment are the biggest lotters around.

I believe you are 100% wrong, or do you wanna come visit the thousands of evacuees who are now living in San Antonio, including my own immediate family living with me? How about the free apartments going around? How about New Orleanians getting priority in jobs, as I just took my sister to the TX workforce office yesterday, and they informed her she and other evacuees would be the first contacted for new jobs?

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City officials and business leaders who hope the Saints stay in San Antonio this season point out that they do not want to appear opportunistic while New Orleans struggles with the devastation delivered by Hurricane Katrina and by breaches in the city's levee system that produced widespread flooding.

But Haass said if the Saints play their home schedule at the Alamodome, the city would do all it could to make the stay enjoyable and worthwhile.

"The season needs to go on," Haass said. "It needs to go on somewhere it can be successful. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it would be very successful at the Alamodome
Notice the bold part. They want to provide a home for this season, whil ensuring revenue for the team. Nothing more. In all likelihood they will not be able to play in NO this year. And most if not all of the evacuees are now in TX. Please.

bayouking318 09-03-2005 02:36 PM

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I am sorry to degrade your hometown. The debate on what san antonio intention are mute since the team temporary home is in Houston and their 1st home game will be in New York. Hopefully the rest of home game will be at LSU.

nola_swammi 09-04-2005 01:13 AM

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I believe you are 100% wrong, or do you wanna come visit the thousands of evacuees who are now living in San Antonio, including my own immediate family living with me? How about the free apartments going around? How about New Orleanians getting priority in jobs, as I just took my sister to the TX workforce office yesterday, and they informed her she and other evacuees would be the first contacted for new jobs?

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Hey buddy, don't get me wrong I appreciate TX for all of the support but damn you have be slow in the head to think San Antonio didn't have any extra agenda. To tell you the truth I could careless about your family so keep your smart remarks to yourself. I know all you TX people on here going to rip me but I don't care. This seems like the only way for San Antonio to receive a NFL franchise so good luck and I hope the Saints bring you the same fortune they brought to Louisiana

D_it_up 09-04-2005 01:46 AM

O.K. Let's all sit back, take a deep breath, pop a xanax bar, chase it with a shot or two of tequilla, put on a Pink Floyd cd, and mellow out a bit. I agree that it makes sense to hold any Saints home games at a Louisiana venue (ala Tiger Stadium or Independence Stadium). However, Tom Benson probably doesn't need much push from the officials of San Antonio to play where some of his family resides anyways. Don't think for a moment that he won't use the damage to the Superdome caused by the hurricane and the aftermath as leverage in negotiations with the state on a new stadium. When that deal falls through with Blanco, he'll set up a meeting with the NFL relocation committee on a possible move to take up permanent residence in San Antonio. I give it 2-3 years before they make that their new home....for good.

CheramieIII 09-04-2005 01:19 PM

All writers, sportscasters and even we need to stop talking about the Saint's leaving New Orleans. What would it look like at this point if the Saint's did leave New Orleans and how would the State look allowing that to happen, when they have to help that region recover from this tragedy. It is going to be hard enough to ever get any new business to the area, I think the State will make it priority one to keep all current industry in New Orleans and that includes the SAINTS!

Everything you read is only wishful thinking and I can promise you right now if our commisioner allowed the Saint's to leave New Orleans now I would never watch another NFL Game and this is not a rumor but a fact.

D_it_up 09-04-2005 07:05 PM

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All writers, sportscasters and even we need to stop talking about the Saint's leaving New Orleans.
I understand how you feel about the situation, as we all probably feel the same way. However, I'm looking at the reality of the situation. It is feasible that the Saints could be permanently in San Antonio. Benson is a business man. He may listen to offers to stay in New Orleans, but he's going to put the team where it is financially beneficial to him. They very may end up with a state of the art stadium in New Orleans due to federal aid, but I seriously doubt that the Saints are that high on the priority list in New Orleans at this present time. A move to San Antonio would be big to a Saint fan, but very small in the eyes of a city that barely has a leg to stand on. New Orleans will be great once again in the future, but we have to face the fact that they may be doing it without the Saints.

saintswhodi 09-05-2005 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by nola_swammi
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I believe you are 100% wrong, or do you wanna come visit the thousands of evacuees who are now living in San Antonio, including my own immediate family living with me? How about the free apartments going around? How about New Orleanians getting priority in jobs, as I just took my sister to the TX workforce office yesterday, and they informed her she and other evacuees would be the first contacted for new jobs?

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Hey buddy, don't get me wrong I appreciate TX for all of the support but damn you have be slow in the head to think San Antonio didn't have any extra agenda. To tell you the truth I could careless about your family so keep your smart remarks to yourself. I know all you TX people on here going to rip me but I don't care. This seems like the only way for San Antonio to receive a NFL franchise so good luck and I hope the Saints bring you the same fortune they brought to Louisiana
First off, you're ignorant. Let me get that out the way up front. Second, who is "you TX people?" I was born and raised in New Orleans all my life, and only a few years removed from living there. The ONLY reason I moved from there is there are better paying jobs elsewhere. My entire family still lives there. I don't care about how little concern you have for my family, which again validates how ignorant you are cause any sensible person has concern for everyone's families at a time like this. You are crying wolf over a situation with little substance. Next time learn to read and COMPREHEND an article before you shoot your mouth off. Dumb ass.


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