Posted: 01/29/2013 7:40 PM
Still the biggest Charger fan in the ATL
Posted: 01/29/2013 8:07 PM
Posted: 01/30/2013 9:31 AM
Posted: 01/31/2013 5:16 PM
kelomar wrote: The people in the NFL communities like their teams.A historical reference: (not chronological)The Baltimore Colts wanted a new stadium, the poiticians said no and the Colts went to Indy. A few years later with different politicians and the Community missing their team, Baltimore builds a new stadium and lures the Browns to Baltimore, which changes it's name to the Ravens.The Cleveland Browns wanted a new stadium and the politicians said no, and the team went to Baltimore. After a few years the politicians changed, and the Community wanted a team, and voted to build a new stadium and an expansion franchise was granted. And the team became the Browns again.Houston - Oilers moved and new stadium brought Texans.St Louis - Cardinals moved and new stadium brought Rams.You get the idea, but why go through losing the team to only go through the process again a few years later? Many teams got new stadiums in nearby locations from their original sites, like Buffalo, Miami, Dallas, NE, etc. The Niners are supposedly moving to Santa Clara from Candlestick in SF. Candlestick doesn't handle the Giants anymore and the Niner players have to use the old baseball dugouts to get from the locker room to the field. I've been there a couple of times. A new stadium inland, away from the ocean will be nice. The question is...do these new digs eventually pay for them selves? Does the State or region get its money back for ponying up some bucks to get it going? Atlanta would be a good SuperBowl venue, is that in the equation? Can local contractors be assured of getting the construction work so the community prospers? Is Atlanta rife with corruption or would most of the money get to where it needs to go?There are too many questions for a kneejerk reaction. The Chargers have the same problem.
Posted: 01/31/2013 6:01 PM
Posted: 01/31/2013 11:48 PM
TreWells wrote: LA doesn't really have an NFL ready venue to bridge the gap until the proposed Farmers Field is built. Neither Coliseum or the Rose Bowl have the suites that NFL owners desire. LA is just a threat.
Posted: 02/01/2013 9:47 AM
Posted: 02/01/2013 6:03 PM
"What rough beast, its hour come 'round at last, slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?"
Posted: 02/01/2013 9:29 PM
redlegman wrote: What's most amazing to me about this is that the Georgia Dome is not really a very old facility. I honestly believe Honk has this one right. Only, it's billionaires who want to be the first trillionaire pulling the strings.
Posted: 02/02/2013 7:03 AM
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