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Did Benson move due to bad fan base or...?  

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  1. 1. Did Benson move due to bad fan base or...?

    • Benson is a jerk
      6
    • Stadium "destroyed" & fan base relocated
      6
    • Bad fan base, Benson just a good businessman
      4
    • Other
      1


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Question for those who are interested in the fate of the Saints. Is Benson moving the team because the fan base wasn't good or another reason? The other reason seems reasonable...their stadium was semi-destroyed and (probably) a lot of the fan base will be relocated.

 

Discuss.

 

NB: "Jerk" = "greedy bassturd"

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Benson had the best deal out of all the owners in the NFL. The state was paying him a ridiculous amount of money to stay here and before the storm were working on a deal to refit the Dome not to mention the state-of-the-art practice facility they just built him. And as far as fan base goes the dome was almost always sold out and he had extremely loyal fans all over the Gulf Coast who have stuck them despite the piss-poor teams they have fielded for so many years.

 

Benson wants to move the team to San Antonio because that's where he lives and he want's to cut ties with New Orleans alltogether now that Katrina & Rita have decimated the area. He know that he won't lose any of his cash flow because San Antonio is a slightly larger market than New Orleans was.

 

I heard somebody quoted "It's like stealing a dead man's wallet".

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He's a greedy bassturd who's sh*tting on the fans and state that made him untold millions of dollars supporting a consistently substandard team over the course of 40 years. If he died a miserable death yesterday, it wouldn't have been soon enough.

Sorry, didn't see that as one of the poll options.

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Have to agree with Dave and Rajn here. If the Dome couldn't be rebuilt and the fans gone then he should try and stay and if it didn't work out they could move properly.

 

He's a greedy opportunist who said they would train temporarily in SA but now it is clear it was just a scam to move the team. The fans down there have had enough problems. What he is doing now is just plain low.

 

Can the city use eminent domian and just take the team?

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Have to agree with Dave and Rajn here. If the Dome couldn't be rebuilt and the fans gone then he should try and stay and if it didn't work out they could move properly.

 

He's a greedy opportunist who said they would train temporarily in SA but now it is clear it was just a scam to move the team. The fans down there have had enough problems. What he is doing now is just plain low.

 

Can the city use eminent domian and just take the team?

 

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From what I understand there are a few people who may be interested in buying the team from Benson, but that may just be rumors.

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He's a greedy bassturd who's sh*tting on the fans and state that made him untold millions of dollars supporting a consistently substandard team over the course of 40 years. If he died a miserable death yesterday, it wouldn't have been soon enough.

Sorry, didn't see that as one of the poll options.

 

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That was my impression but I thought that "Benson is a jerk" would cover this option.

 

Sorry. :D

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It seems Benson has wanted to move the team for years as rajn mentioned above. These hurricanes have provided the final push he was looking for. I'm not saying he is happy so many lost their lives, homes etc... but he's not going to keep the Saints in NO because he feels obligated to the city or fans.

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