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  1. drpatriot

    drpatriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2275139

    "An agreement in principle struck between owner Tom Benson and NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will return the New Orleans Saints to Louisiana for practice in 2006, and likely for the entire regular-season schedule."
     
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    I personally think that they should just let lousiana be. they should pay all the people money to build homes elsewear...
    its just gunna get hit again by another hurricaine and all the money and time we are putting into it right now is just gunna go to waste.

    :( its such a tragedy:(
     
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    As the articel indicates, the NFL will likely get sued by the owner. The league cannot force a team not to move. The siuation is tragic, but forcing a region to focus on building football stadiums and forcing owners to lose money is just not our system.
     
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    Oh Great! We have another AL Davis in our midst.

    Louisiana has far greater problems than trying to retain money losing major league sports teams. It needs to rebuild its infrastructure and its economy. So does nieghboring Mississippi.
     
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    Why do you say that? An NFL owner signs an agreement when he gets a franchise which requires him to abide by league rules. In the case the rule that applies is that an owner must get approval from the league (I believe it requires 3/4 of the owners to vote yea, possibly 2/3) before he can move the team. I know Al Davis has sued the league over this (and other things), but I don't believe he has ever won a suit... has he?
     

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