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Vinny 01-31-2013 02:20 AM

Falcons Enter Discussions On Possible Move To Los Angeles
 
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) The Atlanta Falcons have entered into the discussion for a possible move to Los Angeles if the team does not seek funds to build a new stadium.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank has reportedly told Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed that he has been approached by L.A. officials about moving the franchise to the second-largest market in the country, according to FOX Atlanta.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/...o-los-angeles/

eriadoc 01-31-2013 05:28 AM

Re: Falcons Enter Discussions On Possible Move To Los Angeles
 
extortion
noun (Concise Encyclopedia)

Unlawful exaction of money or property through intimidation or undue exercise of authority. It may include threats of physical harm, criminal prosecution, or public exposure. Some forms of threat, especially those made in writing, are occasionally singled out for separate statutory treatment as blackmail. See also bribery.

False Start 01-31-2013 09:22 AM

Re: Falcons Enter Discussions On Possible Move To Los Angeles
 
Damn, the Georgia Dome is not really all that old. LA Falcons does have a nice ring to it though.

SheTexan 01-31-2013 09:51 AM

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Will it EVER end???! LA messed up, thank goodness, and should stop trying to steal someone elses team!! Support the THREE other teams in that god forsaken state!! If they want to move the Chargers or Raiders than FINE, but, leave the Niners alone!! NO WAY in hell does that State deserve FOUR NFL teams, JMO!

Playoffs 01-31-2013 09:57 AM

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Falcons willing to pony up $800 million for the new stadium & two thirds of the outstanding debt on the old stadium. City would issue about $200 million in bonds.

If Atlanta walks away from that deal they deserve to lose their NFL franchise, IMO.

Dutchrudder 01-31-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2118630)
Falcons willing to pony up $800 million for the new stadium & two thirds of the outstanding debt on the old stadium. City would issue about $200 million in bonds.

If Atlanta walks away from that deal they deserve to lose their NFL franchise, IMO.

That is cheap as hell for a city these days. If the city doesn't want to pay for it, then by all means the Falcons should seek other options.

Double Barrel 01-31-2013 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2118630)
Falcons willing to pony up $800 million for the new stadium & two thirds of the outstanding debt on the old stadium. City would issue about $200 million in bonds.

If Atlanta walks away from that deal they deserve to lose their NFL franchise, IMO.

Shoot, man, for that price, Houston should think about getting a 2nd team! :D

Dread-Head 01-31-2013 12:24 PM

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If ANY team moves to L.A., it should be the Cowboys!

the L.A. C:zipit:wboys just sound so FAAAABULOUS doesn't it?
:thinking: I wonder if they'd call themselves the midnight Cowboys.

Playoffs 01-31-2013 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Dread-Head (Post 2118717)
the L.A. C:zipit:wboys just sound so FAAAABULOUS doesn't it?

I can see it: http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/mus...lagepeople.gif

Dread-Head 01-31-2013 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2118734)

Arrow points to an L.A. Cowboy.

Hookem Horns 01-31-2013 05:11 PM

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Disgusting. The cities should own these teams like is done in most of Europe.

chicagotexan2 02-01-2013 12:02 AM

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La fans have proven that they won't support a pro team. But go ahead see what happens. If I were the jags owner I'd want to first in line out of That dump. A half empty la coliseum is better than a quarter empty jvillw municipal field I guess.

Hookem Horns 02-01-2013 12:26 AM

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The more I think about this, it's pretty disgusting. I am not THAT old and I remember them playing in Fulton County Stadium. 20 years is very young in stadium years. I remember the Georgia Dome opening and all of the hoopla around it. To me this is utter BS. What the heck does he expect them to do with the Georgia Dome??

Imagine Bob McNair demanding a new stadium and threatening to move 10 years from now. 10 years will fly by, the first 10 years did.

Hagar 02-01-2013 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by chicagotexan2 (Post 2119075)
La fans have proven that they won't support a pro team. But go ahead see what happens. If I were the jags owner I'd want to first in line out of That dump. A half empty la coliseum is better than a quarter empty jvillw municipal field I guess.

He's probably waiting to see if the Falcons move to LA, so he jump up to Atlanta.

And, you're right, LA doesn't give a hoot about football.

Showtime100 02-01-2013 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by SheTexan (Post 2118627)
Will it EVER end???! LA messed up, thank goodness, and should stop trying to steal someone elses team!! Support the THREE other teams in that god forsaken state!! If they want to move the Chargers or Raiders than FINE, but, leave the Niners alone!! NO WAY in hell does that State deserve FOUR NFL teams, JMO!

The Niners are safely in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future. Their new digs in Santa Clara is shaping up nicely (though I dislike the design).

http://newsantaclarastadium.com/live-view

Lucky 02-01-2013 01:33 AM

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This is why there's not a franchise in LA. The existing franchises need to use LA to intimidate their current cities. The Falcons will get their new stadium (with a promise of a Super Bowl), and the next team that needs a stadium will get friendly with Los Angeles.

Wolf6151 02-01-2013 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Double Barrel (Post 2118714)
Shoot, man, for that price, Houston should think about getting a 2nd team! :D

I was thinking the same thing.

Showtime100 02-01-2013 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Lucky (Post 2119090)
This is why there's not a franchise in LA. The existing franchises need to use LA to intimidate their current cities. The Falcons will get their new stadium (with a promise of a Super Bowl), and the next team that needs a stadium will get friendly with Los Angeles.

Yeah, it reminds me of Monty Python's Blackmail sketch.


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