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BladeKor


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: LA wants Falcons Reply with quote

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The mayor of Atlanta is warning city council members about business interests in Los Angeles who want to move the Falcons to the west coast. Team owner Arthur Blank shared that information with top city and state officials in their discussions about financing a new stadium in downtown Atlanta.

Two council members who met with Mayor Kasim Reed told FOX 5's Morse Diggs about private discussions the mayor hosted at City Hall.

Reed called in council members one at a time to tell them that the city needs to take the lead in the public financing portion of the proposed open air stadium.

Earlier, Gov. Nathan Deal said the climate under the gold dome would not be favorable for the state to take the lead.

Council members also reported the mayor described Blank as being willing to increase the percentage the Falcons might pay to make the billion dollar deal possible.

The city of Los Angeles has been without an NFL franchise for almost two decades. In 1994, the Rams moved to St. Louis. A year later, the Raiders relocated to Oakland. L.A. remains the largest metropolitan area without pro football, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly wants a team in the city.


http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20756873/falcons-owner-la-wants-team
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mixed feelings about it and I live in southern California... Idk, I just love the Atlanta Falcons with all my heart. I can't imagine them being anywhere else, even 30 miles away from me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully this is just some BS ploy to get a new stadium.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a fan that doesn't live in Atlanta, I'd love this. We'd have so much more exposure.

That being said, 0% chance this happens.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D0 TH3 D3W wrote:
As a fan that doesn't live in Atlanta, I'd love this. We'd have so much more exposure.

That being said, 0% chance this happens.


Nothing is really a 0%. If a new stadium doesn't happen, Mr. Blank will be forced to move the team.

But I too don't see it happening. This is just a ploy to get a new stadium asap.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a power move to get a new stadium. isnt happening.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blank isn't moving the team. He's an original 1966 Falcons fan. This is just posturing for the full $300M.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me a mutual "let's stir up competition for LA" and "let's stir up competition for a stadium in Atlanta." Just leverage on both sides IMO. The Falcons aren't moving
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have brought in Tim Tebow.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes no sense to move the Falcons,but go ahead move them then we start a new franchise called the Atlanta Rhinos and suck until my eyesight goes or my mind and can no longer watch! We were one game away this year makes total sense to move then next year LA can win their first SUPER BOWL since the Rams stuck it to them its only fair NOT!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish. But not happening.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bwahahahahahaha........Uh hahahahahahaha........oh haaaaaahahahhaaaaahaha........stop.......stop..... My sides are killing me........oh this is rich......
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BladeKor wrote:
D0 TH3 D3W wrote:
As a fan that doesn't live in Atlanta, I'd love this. We'd have so much more exposure.

That being said, 0% chance this happens.


Nothing is really a 0%. If a new stadium doesn't happen, Mr. Blank will be forced to move the team.

But I too don't see it happening. This is just a ploy to get a new stadium asap.


He already had the proposed new stadium accepted.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I'm just sensitive, but Arthur Blank playing the LA card is heavy handed and stupid. Just the thought of the Falcons moving to the west coast enrages me and makes me look at him a different way. It's like getting into an argument with your wife and immediately threaten to move out if you don't instantly get your way.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you guys think this a move to just get the new stadium because blank must really want one and im down!
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