New Orleans Saints Review and Information
After the Katrina hurricane devastated the city of New Orleans in August of 2005 and caused extensive damage Superdome, there the Saints could not play no games homemade for the whole station of 2005 NFL. After practicing by approximately one week in San Jose, California, in where they had evacuated jointly with a game against raiders of Oakland, the equipment of the pre-station fixed upon temporary headquarters and arranged to the facilities of the practice in San Antonio, Roofing tiles, where the owner Tom Benson began his empire of the representation of the car.
The then league announced that although first homemade game of the Saints the one of September the 18 against the giants of New York would be played in the stage of the giants in 7:30 P.M. EDT of September the 19, other homemade games would be divided between the stage of the tiger in LSU in Baton Rouge, Luisiana (80 miles/130 kilometer of New Orleans), and the Alamodome in San Antonio (540 miles/869 kilometer of New Orleans); the offices and the practice would remain in San Antonio through the station. The several information of means in Expresar-Noticias of San Antonio indicated that the owner and the officials of the government in San Antonio worked behind the referring scenes to a possible permanent relocalización to San Antonio.
Mayor Phil Hardberger of San Antonio has pushed a verbal campaign hard to persecute the Saints. Other civil employees, including governor Rick Perry de Tejas, had indicated that also they would support a relocalización to San Antonio, including using the financing to increase the Alamodome, or possibly constructs a new stage. Nevertheless, the NFL and the commission Paul Tagliabue are in please maintaining the license New Orleans, or at least delaying a decision on a potential relocalización. Other rumors say that the NFL prefers to move to the equipment to the Angels, but only if a permanent relocalización is absolutely necessary. Many ventilators in Luisiana were angered and they felt that Hardberger and Perry took advantage of the misfortunes of New Orleans to try to rob the Saints.
The actions of Benson also drew the rage of mayor Ray Nagin de New Orleans, who called the shameful and irrespetuosas actions of Benson to the ventilators of New Orleans which they have supported to equipment by almost four decades mainly of perdidosas stations. The civil employees of San Antonio, on the other hand, contradicted that Benson cannot not have any Orleans Opcio'n-Nueva can never recover completely like a viable location for a NFL license, and they simply are giving to license an option to return to put and to continue being economically viable, in this case to a city in which of Benson the lives already and have business interests. Benson indicated in its letter opened to the coast of the gulf that the civil employees of San Antonio are only doing what any city that looked for a license-RECLUTA license-like Nagin mayor it did for the previous Charlotte.hornets.
On October the 21 of 2005, Benson published will refrán of the declaration that it has not made any decision on the future from the Saints. Nevertheless, Expresar-Noticias of San Antonio disclosed that the sources surround organization of the Saints ' said that Benson glided to annul to its agreement of leasing with New Orleans declaring the unusable Luisiana Superdome [ 2 ] Commission Paul Tagliabue of NFL satisfied with White Kathleen governor with Benson and Luisiana in first homemade game with the Saints ' in Baton Rouge with October the 30 against the dolphins with Miami. After the meeting, he stopped the right short circuit to make a commission formal to maintain the Saints New Orleans. Tagliabue This: "the Saints is equipment of Luisiana and has been from last ' 60s when my precursor Pete Rozelle gave to the welcome to the league like the equipment of New Orleans and equipment them of Luisiana. Our center continues being in having the Saints in Luisiana." It dissipated the rumors that have the Saints returning to put the Angels.
Tagliabue will form consultative committee of the eight-owner to help to decide to the future of the equipment Benson tried to leave the left game with five minutes in the fourth trimester. Whereas he left the stage, an equipment of the camera of WWL-TV tried to obtain the amount of him who went away the stage, and Benson absentee pushed the camera. Then Benson obtained in a discussion with a ventilator. The video of altercation was obtained by 4 WWL-TV. Three days advanced more, Benson published a declaration that it would go not more of length to Baton Rouge for the homemade games of Saints because it felt it and her family was in danger of the abuse in the 5 game [ ] the following day, Benson also had decided with the state civil employees of Luisiana to extend its OPT outside the clause with Superdome and Luisiana due to the disaster until January of 2007. The information speculate on this buy the time of Benson to consider how the situation reveals without having now to make a decision. The means of the controversy of the relocalización of Katrina, several groups of investors have approached Benson with supplies to buy to the equipment and to maintain them in Luisiana, the most remarkable group that one is lead by FOX amuses the analyst and the previous strategist Terry Bradshaw de Pittsburgh Steelers, who is a natural one of Luisiana.
Nevertheless, Benson has expressed that it does not have any intention to sell the equipment and the plans to give possible under property his granddaughter, Saints owner/executive Rita Benson LeBlanc. Benson spoke to press a meeting of the owners of following of NFL of November the 15, in which he reiterated that the equipment is not for the sale, but also indicated that other owners of NFL, along with Tagliabue, worked with him to maintain to the equipment New Orleans. Of December the 5, Tagliabue satisfied with the civil employees of Benson and New Orleans to travel the city and to determine the viability to play in New Orleans in 2006. Of January the 11 of 2006, in a press conference in New Orleans, Tagliabue announced that the probable game of the will of Saints the eight homemade games in Superdome. The civil employees of Superdome said of January the 12 that the vault will be ready before the one of September 1 of 2006. Nevertheless, Tagliabue said that the games of preseason of the equipment will be probably played another part in the region. He also said that the Saints and the NFL are trusted to New Orleans for haul.
The long NFL announced of February the 5 of 2006, that Superdome would again open of September the 25 when the host of Saints the hawks of Atlanta. The sites for games 2006 of preseason of the equipment were announced of march the 23. They are Shreveport, Luisiana, for a game of August of the 21 against the cattle tenders of Scythes, and Jackson, Mississippi, for a game of August of the 26 against the Colts of Indianapolis. Of April the 6 the Saints sent its 2006 schedule. All the homemade games to program for being played in Superdome. The homemade can opener against the hawks of Atlanta was moved of the one of September 24 to the one of September 25 and will be demonstrated in the soccer football at night of Monday of ESPN. Of September the 19, the owner Tom Benson de Saints announced that the equipment had sold outside Superdome for the whole station with tickets of the station only, one first in history of the license. Of September the 25, 2006 homemade can openers, the first homemade game in New Orleans after the Katrina hurricane, were gained by Saints 23-3 against the hawks of Atlanta, that were undefeated previously in station 2006-2007. The attention for the game was a crowd of sellout of 70.003. Meanwhile, the diffusion of the game was the classified program more high-always of ESPN to date, with a degree 11,8, and viewership next to 10.850.000 homes. It was the program more-watched for the night, the diffusion or the cable, and was the classified program high second-more of the cable of all the hour. With the exception of modifications of smaller importance, standard and the uniforms of the Saints it ' they have continued being basically equal since the club debuted in 1967. The standard of the equipment is a lily flower, whereas its uniform design consists of helmets of gold, gold jadeó, and jerseys black or white. The changes of smaller importance to uniform riflings and the adjustment have become through the years. During 1969 preseason only made the helmets of the black of the wearing down of the equipment. The Saints used predominant target in the country when the club played in the stage to divide the 1967 for 1974 of Tulane, forcing to opponents to use dark colors in the subtropical climate of New Orleans.
When the surface in the stage of Tulane changed of natural grass to AstroTurf in 1971, that heat was intensified; in the archie that serves the first game with the Saints in the can opener as 1971 stations against spurs of the Angels, the temperature in the reached field as above as 130 degrees. The spurs heavy favored were marchitaron in the suffocating heat, and the Saints demanded his first victory on its rival of the west of NFC, 24-20, when serving to informer of the strategist as 1yarda in the game passed of the game. The Saints changed to the white trousers in 1975. A year later, they began to use the black trousers with white his jerseys. They invested to the trousers of gold again that used with black and white his jerseys in 1986. To divide the 1986 for 1995, the sleeves of jerseys and the sides of the trousers offered a standard with a flower of lily within a contour of the state of Luisiana. That the standard was cleared in 1996 and replaced by a flower of lily in the sleeves and the sides of the trousers. To divide the 1996 for 1998, the Saints returned to the numbers of gold in jerseys white and black, but the complaints on the numbers in jerseys white that were too difficult to read forced the numbers in jerseys white to be changed to the black in 1999. The Saints used the black trousers with a wide ray of gold with white his jerseys in 1999, but following a 3-13 and dismissal of the car Mike Ditka, the black trousers mothballed by the new car Jim Haslett. During station 2001, they used white his jerseys during most of its homemade games. This was mainly a reaction to the previous station in which they had a better file in the way, and thus white a file better than used his jerseys, that they had in the country. During that same year, they mainly used the black trousers with his black target and jerseys, becoming the first equipment of NFL to use uniforms.In everything-black 2002, the Saints used the black trousers with white his jerseys, and gold jadeó with black his jerseys. But one more a station advanced, invested again to the trousers of gold again that used with their black and the white equipment of jerseys.The introduced to Jersey substitute of gold during of December the 15 of 2002 game against the Minnesota Vikings, but never it has used it since then.In 2006, to honor their return to Luisiana, the Saints is using I mend in their uniforms with a contour of the state of Luisiana with a flower of overlapping lily.