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Old 01-31-2013   #1
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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.
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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.
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Damn, the Georgia Dome is not really all that old. LA Falcons does have a nice ring to it though.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Shoot, man, for that price, Houston should think about getting a 2nd team!
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If ANY team moves to L.A., it should be the Cowboys!

the L.A. Cwboys just sound so FAAAABULOUS doesn't it?
I wonder if they'd call themselves the midnight Cowboys.
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Shoot, man, for that price, Houston should think about getting a 2nd team!
I was thinking the same thing.
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