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Postby octagon999 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:26 pm

From what I have been following, Baton Rouge was not an option because of the situation there.

San Antonio is doubtful to be a permanent solution (as much as I would LOVE to see them come there) because there are already two Texas teams.

The most likely option I have heard is Los Angeles for a permanent move.

I hope that New Orleans gets their team back though. You shouldn't lose your position because of injury and you shouldn't lose your team due to a disaster.

Best wishes from a Texan.
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Postby TheMurph5263 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:29 pm

If he wanted to move or not it would probably have been better to wait a little bit to announce it rather than four days after these people's lives were ruined
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:21 pm

I think New Orleans should move and change their name... and then down the road when New Orleans is financially self-sufficent again, expand a new franchise with the old name. And as stated, it makes more since from a fiscal point to move the team.

New Orleans

*Fans have no money, so ticket sales plummet.
*Dome needs massive renovation.
*Owner wanted to move

San Antonio

*Already a willing city with a new stadium.
*City is growing, will like new franchise as a sign they are "growing up"
* Owner wants to move there, already has ties there

No contest... it would cost LESS money to move the team at this point.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:58 pm

octagon999 wrote:San Antonio is doubtful to be a permanent solution (as much as I would LOVE to see them come there) because there are already two Texas teams.


San Antonio is in the top ten for US city populations and New Orleans was in the thirties. San Antonio is more then fours driving from Dallas and Houston. Red McCombs wanted to move the Vikings there. I know it's stupid that LA doesn't have a team but I think the Saints are going to SA.

I agree with most saying Beson could have had some tact about the situation.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:13 pm

It would be Great to have a franchise in San Antonio. I live about 40 minutes away from S.A. and we would welcome any other Professional Team. ;-D
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Postby stomperrob » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:16 pm

Doesn't he need the approval of 2/3 of the other owners (or is it higher than that?) - can't see the NFL doing this at this time, would be like a slap in the face to NO; the timing is all wrong. And hasn't Tagliabue said in the past that the top priority is to get a team back in Los Angeles???
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Postby octagon999 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:27 pm

stomperrob wrote:Doesn't he need the approval of 2/3 of the other owners (or is it higher than that?)... And hasn't Tagliabue said in the past that the top priority is to get a team back in Los Angeles???


Yeah, that's why I'm afraid SA won't get the nod. Believe me, if NO is going to lose the team permanently, I would LOVE for them to end up in San Antonio. I guess I'm just afraid that NFL politics will kill their chances. And don't even get me started about SoCal.
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Postby nikku88 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:56 pm

I don't understand why it's so easy for NFL teams to move.
Baseball has lots of problems, but you would never see a team like Cleveland be allowed to move just for money.
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Postby trgol » Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:59 pm

Bring back the Gunslingers! ;-D
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Postby Kilroy » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:27 am

For What's It Worth....The Alamodome has next to NO Luxury Boxes (the lifeblood of greedy owners), so I really don't think that if the Saints DO move it will be to SA.....

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