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Postby awwchrist » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:04 pm

espn said it.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:06 pm

It's pretty cool as a Giants fan but this doesn't seem fair.
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Postby ny_giants77 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:11 pm

Maybe the NFL can find a way to fly up the Saint fans who had tickets, I know its doesn't sound easy but just provide a couple planes for those willing to travel to New York. Probably won't happen, but nice to think they're trying.
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Postby catch22 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:12 pm

Talk about kicking a city while there down.....Its one thing to have your home game at a neutral site, but at your opponents field. I guess the season ticket holders will be refunded?
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Postby taw856 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:51 pm

Totally agree with the above comments. Utterly unfair.

Astrodome (Houston), Relient (Houston), Alamodome (San Antonio), Legion Field (Birmingham), Independence Bowl (Shreveport), Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge)...

One of those places simply HAD to be a better option than giving the Giants 9 home games and the Saints only 7.
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Postby awwchrist » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:00 pm

I have a feeling most of those places are under consideration for interim shelters.

As if it needs reminding...We're staring at the face of arguably the worst natural disaster in Our Nation's history.

Sports and RV shows are probably going to have to make concessions. As well as it's fans.
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Postby M_Zimm_ffc » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:19 pm

taw856 wrote:Totally agree with the above comments. Utterly unfair.

Astrodome (Houston), Relient (Houston), Alamodome (San Antonio), Legion Field (Birmingham), Independence Bowl (Shreveport), Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge)...

One of those places simply HAD to be a better option than giving the Giants 9 home games and the Saints only 7.
It's not like its guaranteed that they could have played at any of those places. Just because its a better alternative doesn't mean that it would have been possible.
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Postby taw856 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:20 pm

No quarrel with that awwchrist, but there are plenty of other stadiums that aren't in NY. Even if they couldn't keep them close to home... let them play their home games against non-NY teams in the Meadowlands but play the Giants on at least a neutral field.
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Postby taw856 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:23 pm

MZimm, all I'm sayin' is that there's no way NY was the ONLY possibility.

Hell, if the whole NFL has to make sacrifices, have them play some games in St. Louis, Arizona, Dallas, Indianapolis, etc.

There are also tons of colleges with stadiums big enough to hold an NFL game... Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, etc.

Obviously not all of those are options... but I just can't believe not a single one of those could pan out to keep New Orleans from playing an extra road game.

A neutral site is still infinitely more fair than the solution they're going with now.
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Postby mutantseabass » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:28 pm

I had heard on sports talk radio today here in Detroit that the Pontiac Silverdome was offered to the Saints for their home games this year.
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