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Serious Question Regarding the NO Saints...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CaptainAmerica, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    ...I know this is the least of the citizens of New Orleans concern, but with this category 5 monster bearing down on New Orleans and the catastrophic devastation that is being predicted for that area, is it possible the NFL could be without the Saints for this season?

    Having been through a category 3-4 hurricane last year and seeing first hand the shock and devastation a community suffers for months and even years after an event like that, I cannot imagine how the Saints will be physically or emotionally able to continue this year, if a level 5 hurricane makes a direct hit on that below sea level city.

    I would think the NFL is having to consider all scenarios right now.

    From listening to the Weather Channel today, it sounds like New Orleans could be about to experience the costliest natural disaster in U.S HISTORY!

    Unbelievable!!
  2. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    I posted a topic in the nfl zone earlier about it. Not sure what they're gonna do.
  3. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    Sorry, I forget there are other forums for this type of thread. But man, those people need our prayers tonight. This doesn't look good at all.
  4. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    The Dolphins played when Andrew devestated Miami back in the early 90's.

    I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I'm sure the Saints will find a way to play out their schedule.
  5. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    Not all Hurricanes are the same, even if they are the same levels. Even though Andrew was a category 5 storm it his south of Miami in Homestead, FL and was compact like a large tornado. The actual city of Miami did not suffer severe devastation.

    This storm is huge and is bearing down directly on a city that is below sea level. The storm surge is being projected to flood the entire area.
    I know from Hurricane Ivan that if you are in the path, especially on the eastern eye wall of the storm, you could be without electricity for weeks and yes, for some even months. The players and members of the Saints organization are citizens of that city just like everyone else, so this could be a problem the NFL has never faced before.

    I'm not trying to be an extremist or an alarmist, but this is looking like the storm the citizens of New Orleans and Louisiana have been worried about for years!!
  6. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    Damn, didn't see it till now. My brother moved from there last year. I think he thanks his good luck, that he got layed from Lockheed now.

    Man it doesn't seem good news at all out there.
  7. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Jus theard they are worried about the dome holding up

    That is INSANE. Its solid concrete and steel. If Katrine takes out the dome NO wont be there anymore....
  8. BlueWave

    BlueWave New Member

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    I live in Mobile. It this hits New Orleans, the Saints will not be able to play in the Superdome this year. The city will be almost unliveable for at least a month.

    And yes, this will likely be the greatest natural disaster in history.

    The Saints will have to find somewhere else to play. Maybe here Ladd Stadium (Senior Bowl), Birmingham, LSU if it survives.

    But not the SuperDome.
  9. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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  10. The30YardSlant

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  11. BlueWave

    BlueWave New Member

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    Not only that, but all the entrances will be submerged under 30 feet of water. Once those people are in, when will they be able to get out?
  12. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Its as big as the Gulf......
  13. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    That is scary.......God be w/them
  14. Nors

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    My thoughts are with all in that area, hope for a safe ending.

    Just checked with Geico - Howard still a Saint.
  15. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we should have let the British keep New Orleans. ;)
  16. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    30,000 people are hold up in the dome :eek:
  17. Billy Bullocks

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    Holy crap I almsot went to Tulane...I remember seeing the story like 2 days ago on the news, and they were just talking about how its a 50mph storm, nothing major, and now, holy ****in ****..pardon my french..hope everyone gets out of there safe
  18. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    maybe they'll trade us Darrin Howard now for a late round pick...?
    or straight up for Coakley?
  19. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    We bought NO from Napoleon. It was never the British's.
  20. Jimmie

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    Ive been wondering the same, how will the Superdome hold up and will the Saints be able to use it. This storm is extremely dangerous.

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in/around the path of it. :nolook:

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