Originally Posted by CajunSaint08
I don't know how to state this that it will make any sense, but here it goes. This is just a possibility and I have no way of verifying any of these thoughts, but....
The NFL has never had a host city and team in the Super Bowl. They have a strong possibility this year that the Saints could be the team to be the first. However, if the host city and team are one in the same, does not the NFL stand to lose serious money? It figures that if you bring in teams from outside the host city, they will bring in tons of money for hotels, restaurants, side bets...... If the Saints were to make it to the Super Bowl this year, the NFL would stand to lose serious money (again, I have no way to prove this...it's just a thought) if there was no controversy that is......
But two things happen with all the controversy going on. 1. The Saints will be so mentally shaken that they have a horrible season and they will not make the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl. NFL problem solved 2. (and this is were it gets interesting) If the Saints were to make it to the Super Bowl this year, can you imagine all the media hype to rehash the year, bringing even more attention to the Super Bowl than ever before...making even more money for the NFL.
Just a thought if you believe in conspiracies.....I think I am beginnig to believe in them.
Hmmm... Not sure I get this. The NFL makes their money from ticket and merchandise sales, they get nothing from hotels, restaurants, etc.
Because a team is playing at home I don't see how that would affect the NFL's cash flow....
On the other hand, because it's the Saints and they are
a small market team, I can see the NFL not wanting this type of historic event happening here. They would stand to make a lot more
$$ on this type of event happening in New York or one of the big markets.