14 May 2005
The Sports Economist has the latest on Tom Benson's quest to squeeze every possible penny out of the state of Louisiana before he inevitably moves his team somewhere else. You know, when I read that Benson may move to Los Angeles, I figure, hey, it does make some sense. When I read that Benson is talking about moving the team to San Antonio, well, I'm not quite sure why San Antonio is any better than New Orleans. But when I read that Benson is talking about moving the team to Albuquerque, well, at that point you have to stop taking anything he says seriously. Anyway, blogger Red Stick Observer believes the Saints will be in Los Angeles by 2006, or maybe Anaheim, where they would be the Los Angeles Saints of Anaheim. Or maybe the New Orleans Saints of Los Angeles. After that, the Vikings and Colts and Chargers begin threatening to move to New Orleans or Albuquerque. And around and around and around we go.
The Giants and Ravens set a record in Super Bowl XXXV with 21 total punts. That record may well be in jeopardy. But in this battle of top defenses, Carolina's superior and more flexible offense gives the Panthers the edge.