October 27, 2005

Saints to LA?: Let's see. Rams, Raiders. I don't know why a city the size of LA can't keep a football team. They've had two chances. Maybe San Antonio should get the chance.

posted by drevl to football at 03:08 PM - 15 comments

I just hope New Orleans can recover and this is becomes a moot point. Like Drevl said LA had its chance not once but twice and they blew it. Texas having a 3 football teams make more sense than LA having one.

posted by HATER 187 at 03:38 PM on October 27, 2005

Man, I hope the Saint don't go to LA LA land! I kinda like the Saints and would like to keep it that way.

posted by willthrill72 at 03:45 PM on October 27, 2005

Texas having a 3 football teams make more sense than LA having one. Reasoning, please?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:50 PM on October 27, 2005

I agree, LA's had its chance and failed twice. They don't deserve another chance. I think the Saints should stay the New Orleans Saints and just play somewhere else until they get a place to play again. DrJohnEvans, I think the reasoning is that LA has already demonstrated that they can't or won't support a football team twice. Why do they deserve another chance?

posted by fenriq at 03:51 PM on October 27, 2005

Thanks fenriq. Football does great in Texas, they come out for their team they're passionate (especially f'ing Cowboy fans) My prefrence, keep 'em N.O.

posted by HATER 187 at 04:05 PM on October 27, 2005


posted by tselson at 04:10 PM on October 27, 2005

Why won't Angelenos support an NFL team? Probably because we're not stupid enough to shell out taxpayer money for a new stadium or to improve our existing stadiums.

posted by rongee at 04:15 PM on October 27, 2005

Keep that poor excuse for a football team out of here! No one supported the Rams or the Raiders because neither one of the owners were interested in putting a good football team toghether. They didn't care who was on the field, as long as people came to see them. When people wised up and stoped going to the games, they went somewhere else to start over again. If they bring the Saints to LA, then everyone here will be forced to watch their games on TV every week, instead of being able to watch interesting games.

posted by kingosiris at 05:17 PM on October 27, 2005

drevl and HATER got it right L.A. should'nt have another team. let the fans whine about and then maybe they'll want to support a team in a year or two.

posted by biohazrd18 at 05:24 PM on October 27, 2005

I agree with rongee on the public spending but that doesn't really explain why fans didn't fill the seats when the 2 r's played there.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:40 PM on October 27, 2005

Count me in for bringing the Rams back to LA. Any team that gave us NBC stars Merlin Olsen and Fred Dryer needs to return. Plus they gave Suge Knight a try-out.

posted by yerfatma at 06:19 PM on October 27, 2005

I kinda like the alliteration in "San Antonio Saints," and I'd love to to see SA get a football team, but if NO is going to be rebuilt, it darnwell ought to get its Aints back.

posted by alumshubby at 08:12 PM on October 27, 2005

Los Angeles is a cinema where they never ask you to leave... (Roddy Woomble of Idlewild) Unless, of course, you are a pro football franchise.

posted by owlhouse at 05:25 AM on October 28, 2005

Both L.A. teams left for sweetheart deals elsewhere--not because they were supportedly all that badly. And remember this: if 90% of people in L.A. County couldn't care less about the NFL, that would still leave more people caring than the entire population of San Antonio or New Orleans.

posted by mrbadexample at 07:56 PM on October 28, 2005

Sorry mrbadexample. I guess I should have used some Warren Zevon lyrics to illustrate my point. That is, if I had one...

posted by owlhouse at 02:16 AM on October 29, 2005

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