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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by K Major That's cold 76' . Back in the day, my dad purchased a 'pre owned' 1974 MB 450 SLC from a retired doctor in the Hammond area. We traveled a lot by car in the late ...

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That's cold 76' .

Back in the day, my dad purchased a 'pre owned' 1974 MB 450 SLC from a retired doctor in the Hammond area. We traveled a lot by car in the late 80's in that machine. AC blew ice cold, the natuzzi leather was soft/comfortable & it ran as smooth as butter on the highway. It's even been to Windsdor Canada twice. Not one mechanical issue. By the time it was on it's last leg, Dad had well over 225k on the odometer. Bullet proof German engineering.

But yeah, I hear you. Mercedes Benz simply don't engineer their automobiles like they used to.
Only 225K?

Two years ago today my 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 5 speed manual hit 3000,000.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-23-2020, 01:07 PM   #32
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Re: Mercedes-Benz declines to renew Superdome rights, opening door to new name next year

Originally Posted by RailBoss View Post
ďa leopard never changes its spotsĒ
will always be the Superdome

& Atlanta will always be the Sewerdome.
Sewage system breaks in Georgia Dome outside Falcons locker room December 28, 2014
Don't worry it won't be long history will repeat itself..
Imagine this; 10/27/2007. Pierre Thomas's first season. The very first game I took my Wife to and it was against Atlanta. Reggie Bush scored with around five minutes left in the game which we won 22-16. The look on my Wife's face was priceless when she first saw the field and was like a child at Christmas when we were walking out singing. Why do I bring this up? Because we were walking out of the Louisiana Superdome. It is what is was then, and has always been called, by us, Superdome or Louisiana Superdome.
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:35 PM   #33
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I agree but we know its not just about the name - it's about the money that backs up the name. I just hope they dont partner w a company like Massengill or Pepto Bismol.

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Tom Benson owned Mercedes Benz of New Orleans ans without a doubt was key in the naming rights process. I suspect the license expired and with out Tom being around to secure an extension it went elsewhere.

Atlanta missed the mark. 'Viagra Dome - Rise Up' would have endured centuries
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:52 PM   #34
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Tom Benson owned Mercedes Benz of New Orleans ans without a doubt was key in the naming rights process. I suspect the license expired and with out Tom being around to secure an extension it went elsewhere.

Atlanta missed the mark. 'Viagra Dome - Rise Up' would have endured centuries
Except they still couldn't get it up. Their one best chance they went limp.
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Except they still couldn't get it up. Their one best chance they went limp.
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:53 AM   #36
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I just remember liking it being called "The Louisiana Superdome" before they went all commercial.
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Two things about using the strippers sponsor. We are a family run organization and that would never fly...Ö.OK it's only one thing.

Watching Married with children last night and during the baseball strike Al and the boys played games sponsored by......you guessed it. The nudie bar.
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:43 PM   #38
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Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, I'd be ok with any of those. I can only hope it would also propel one of those companies to open a branch and provide some much needed tech industry jobs in the area.
As long as Louisiana politics stay the way they have been none of these companies would ever step foot in Louisiana. Itís a shame because it would be an economical game changer.
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Old 05-30-2020, 09:37 AM   #39
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Iíve always hated corporate naming of stadiums too. Itís freakin embarrassing.

Bowl games have become the stadium naming-lite version.

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Old 05-30-2020, 12:52 PM   #40
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Tabasco is big enough. I've travelled to 32 countries - tabasco was there. Everywhere coke is - I'd be willing to bet Tabasco is there too. Went to Prague right after the Iron Curtain came down and at the restaurant we ate in there was tabasco on the table. Think of the restaurants that have it, then the people who have it. Tabasco has been on the shelves of every grocery store in the USA that I've been to. STEP UP TABASCO!!! Do the HOME Team a solid.
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