saintsdoggle

saints (n.) - NFL franchise presently based in New Orleans; boondoggle (n.) - an unnecessary or wasteful project or activity; saintsdoggle (n.) - the Saints' potential relocation situation in New Orleans, and the resulting boondoggle by Louisiana to keep the team from leaving

Friday, November 04, 2005

Lease deadline postponed until 2007; Two great reads

A letter (undoubtedly forced by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue) allegedly penned by Tom Benson was sent Friday to Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco that allowed for an extension of any Superdome lease cancellation deadlines, until 2007.

The letter contains the following un-Benson-esque language: "This will allow the State of Louisiana to focus on more immediate and pressing issues in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It also will allow the Saints to avoid prematurely having to consider decisions that can better be made in the months ahead."

The extension means the Saints don't have a deadline at the end of this month to meet in order to invoke the force majeure clause on the Superdome.

Team officials stated that the extension will provide the Saints and the NFL to work together to keep the team in Louisiana for the 2006 season without any lease termination arguments.

We shall see.

TWO GREAT READS
Check out this piece by the Wall Street Journal, entitled "Is Benson Citing Phantom Menace In Latest Jibe at Louisiana Fans?" and a great read in the Houston Chronicle by John McClain on Benson's email allegations.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's this houston chron. dude talking about? people in nothern louisiana love the saints!!! @#$# the cowboys!

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it depends on where in north La. you are talking about....in northeast La. (e.g. Monroe, where I live) we are all Saints fans, but over there in Shreveport (where I used to live) they are Cowboys all the way. There may be a few Saints fans there (like Terry Bradshaw, who will hopefully be the savior of the Saints), but all the local news stations cover the Cowboys over the Saints.

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