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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

"Introducing your Los Angeles Saints!"

[photo caption] Future Los Angeles Saints and current New Orleans Saints owner does his traditional victory jig after a 2004 win. Benson will trade in his French Quarter-flavored prop for one with a more East L.A. flavor, most likely a sombrero.

(Editor's Note: Fogbot called in sick today with his second sinus infection of the season already. However, he was cajoled into submitting this report, albeit breif. -- Ed.)

From the Tuesday, November 8 edition of the Los Angeles Times:

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will meet with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and USC football Coach Pete Carroll in a whirlwind midweek visit to Southern California, the league announced Monday. Tagliabue's trip west is not expected to produce a definitive announcement about the future of the NFL in the Los Angeles area, which has been without pro football since after the 1994 season. League spokesman Greg Aiello said, "The purpose of the trip is to discuss progress and the next steps on our stadium development plans."

Hmm. Sounds fishy. Let's do the math:

Whereas "New Orleans Saints" = "vagabond football team",

Vagabond football team
+ home city/state in shambles
+ two-to-three years to rebuild shambled city
+ team's owner bilks home state for last ten years
+ team's owner being run-out of home city
+ team's owner putting pressure on league to allow permanent move
+ league "just happening" to hold meetings in SoCal
= this team's moving to L.A., people.

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