Saints’ Home Opener may be Moved
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
(SNN Shreveport) With a city in shambles, hundreds, possibly thousands dead, no power, and a damaged stadium full of over 10,000 refugees, The NFL is considering relocating the home game of the New Orleans Saints.
The league has not ruled out playing the game as scheduled.
According to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, the league has not ruled out playing the game as scheduled in New Orleans. However, with two large sections having been ripped out of the Superdome roof, and the untimely destruction of the city, the Saints’ opener, less than three weeks away, doesn’t seem possible.
"We continue to monitor the situation, but no decisions have been made," Aiello said. "We are talking to the Saints and exploring alternatives should the game need to be relocated. The goal would be to play it as close as possible to New Orleans. LSU and cities in Texas are among the candidates."
Once upon a time, football players were rugged men.
This is an example of just how far whiney liberalism has gotten in the United States. Once upon a time, football players were rugged men, able to play in a little rain, without electricity, with no pads or helmets and dodging the odd homeless man sleeping on the field.
One thing is for certain. As the death toll rises and the citizens of New Orleans return to find their homes demolished, one thing will be going through their heads: “Are you ready for some football?”