WWL and Press Conference play by play
For those people who can't get WWL and can't see or hear the press conference let's have a thread where people who can listen and see can post points and details of the press conference. I'll put a link up to this post in the Press Conference recap article when it goes up.
15 votes and not 22? that sounds big!
Seems like that's a WHOLE lot easier to get done...unless of course the vast majority of owners will simply go with whatever the commish wants, which is a possibility.
IMO this is a big risk the saints are taking, but a risk that's probably worth it....fact is, if the NBA does nix this deal, then new orleans receives a major black eye. Forget about another team coming in the future. Add to that the fact that practically the whole nation has been hearing all about our tiny market and sputtering economy, and this could really blow up in our faces.
HOWEVER, if it does work out, then we get the chance to prove everyone wrong - and in a year or so nobody will remember the negative comments about new orleans when they're watching the team play in front of a sell-out crowd on TV.
What worries me is Buddy D's comment that the league will attempt to block the deal - meaning they'd seek an injunction and send it to court? - if there's an offer to buy the team in charlotte. This doesn't seem right in terms of fairness to the owners. They'd be FORCED to lose money for the next few years while they build an arena in charlotte? that's not capitalism