Falcons Enter Discussions On Possible Move To Los Angeles

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/01/29/falcons-enter-discussions-on-possible-move-to-los-angeles/
     
  2. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    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.
     
  3. False Start

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    Damn, the Georgia Dome is not really all that old. LA Falcons does have a nice ring to it though.
     
  4. SheTexan

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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!
     
  5. Playoffs

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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.
     
  6. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    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.
     
  7. Double Barrel

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    Shoot, man, for that price, Houston should think about getting a 2nd team! :D
     
  8. Dread-Head

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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.
     
  9. Playoffs

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    I can see it: [​IMG]
     
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    Arrow points to an L.A. Cowboy.
     
  11. Hookem Horns

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    Disgusting. The cities should own these teams like is done in most of Europe.
     
  12. chicagotexan2

    chicagotexan2 IDBLDogDareU

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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.
     
  13. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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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.
     
  14. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    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.
     
  15. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    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
     
  16. Lucky

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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.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  18. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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

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